CHARITIES, councils, academic institutions and the private sector must collaborate more to raise the profile of the south of Scotland, according to research.
A FORMER council leader has been cleared by an ethics watchdog over claims he shouted and swore at colleagues.
MPs have been warned to brace themselves for more expenses scandals amid increasing calls for Culture Secretary Maria Miller to resign.
MPs are "paragons of virtue" compared to politicians in other countries, a senior Conservative has insisted.
The Ministry of Defence says by 2020 Scotland will have:
Polling booths could be scrapped and replaced by postal or online voting in an attempt to increase voter turnout in Scotland.
FRIENDS of the Earth has backed the Scottish Government in a war of words with Westminster over nuclear power.
SAJID Javid, the millionaire son of a bus driver who moved from the Treasury to replace Maria Miller as Culture Secretary, was immediately in the line of fire from the SNP.
LORD Rennard might still have a future with the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary, has suggested.
The Government has been accused of hampering an inquiry by MPs into the new Universal Credit benefit system, which found that tens of millions of pounds had been wasted.