A "life-size" baby Jesus has been found by police after the doll was stolen from its crib in a church nativity scene.Read the full story ›
An endurance runner has set a new record by running and climbing 24 mountains over a distance of 56 miles, in 24 hours.Read the full story ›
Penalties of £100 or a court fine of up to £1,000 can now be handed to anyone caught lighting up in a private vehicle with someone under 18.Read the full story ›
Drivers in Scotland will be banned from smoking in cars where children are present from this week.Read the full story ›
An empty car has been hit by a train at a level crossing in Scotland.
The car is thought to have been dragged around 80ft when it was hit by a Virgin Voyager service at Cleghorn level crossing, between Carstairs and Motherwell, shortly after 6.45pm.
Around 60 people were on the service, which had been travelling from Preston to Glasgow.
Trains in the area were subject to delays and cancellations as some services were re-routed while British Transpory Police began investigating.
Officers said there were no casualties as the people inside the car had managed to escape before being hit.
Virgin Trains said it was arranging a coach service to take passengers trapped on the train onwards to their destinations.
A former German prisoner of war has left nearly £400,000 to a small Scottish village for the kindness shown to him during his captivity.Read the full story ›
Scotland's First Minister is to address 120 chief executives in Ireland to stress that "Scotland is open for business".Read the full story ›
The Ministry of Defence have released details of the recent death of Lance Corporal Joe Spencer during a training exercise.Read the full story ›
Fifa has announced it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association and Scottish Football Association for the wearing of poppies during last week's World Cup qualifier.
Players from both sides wore black armbands bearing poppies as England ran out 3-0 winners at Wembley.
Fifa's rules currently prohibit "political" statements on shirts.
"We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened on this matter," a Fifa spokesman said.
The FA has already said it will contest any fine and believes its ''legal position is right and our moral position is right''.
Gordon Strachan has been given unanimous backing by the Scottish Football Association board.
Strachan will continue as Scotland manager after board members accepted his assertion that he could turn their World Cup campaign around.
In a statement, SFA chief executive Stewart Regan said: "We support Gordon unanimously in improving our qualification prospects."