A STRING of wildlife projects including the re-introduction of beavers to the Scottish countryside could be under threat as a result of changes to Scotland's tax powers.
Labour Party proposals to regulate the access businesses and private interests have to MSPs have gained the full support of the Scottish Government.
Nick Clegg has refused to say he will attend diversity training just a day after the Deputy Prime Minister and two of his ministers were criticised over their handling of sexual harassment allegations.
MINISTERS have been accused of covering up a staffing crisis at the top of the body which oversees Scotland's new police force.
WILLIAM Hague will today try to reassure MPs over concerns the UK security services have used an American surveillance network to spy on British citizens after dismissing as "fanciful nonsense" the idea GCHQ, the UK Government's listening centre, has circumvented the law to do so.
THE Aberdeen Donside by-election has triggered a row over Labour replicating a campaign employed in the Glasgow North East by-election, which attacked a supposed shift in funding to SNP heartlands in the north-east and that has now been turned on its head.
SCOTLAND must "step up to the plate" and do more to improve social mobility, a former Labour Cabinet Minister has insisted.
DAVID Cameron will today tell leaders from Britain's overseas territories and Crown dependencies that they must do more to clamp down on tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance.
First Minister Alex Salmond and his deputy Nicola Sturgeon will be in Aberdeen today to campaign in the final weekend of a by-election seen as a crucial test of the Government's authority.
THE Scottish Government has played down figures showing lower levels of child poverty in Scotland than the rest of the UK.