16:36 UK time, Thursday, 16 May 2013
On a ward round, doctors may find themselves discussing a patient's condition - even in very general terms - while the individual concerned listens intently.
Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.
A small cruise liner which ran aground in the waters of Oban Bay, with 112 people on board, is refloated.
An 86-year-old woman dies in a house fire in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, which broke out on Monday evening.
Scotland's biggest producer of farmed salmon faces renewed calls to move its farms away from wild salmon rivers to prevent parasite transmission.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) accuses mobile phone firm O2 of betraying hundreds of workers in the UK.
11:30 UK time, Friday, 17 May 2013
One university claims to have generated so much new technology, with so many new firms and jobs, that if it were a country it would be the world's 11th biggest. David Cameron this week went to the banks of the Charles River to find out what Britain can learn.
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