29 August 2014
What happened to David Cameron at the Glasgow CBI dinner?
A man who admitted killing a knife-wielding robber who took his son's iPhone is jailed for six years.
Both independence referendum campaigns have urged people to register to vote if they have not already done so.
Scotland's largest health board announces that people who are severely obese will be referred to a commercial weight-loss company.
A lorry driver who killed two cyclists on a charity ride from Land's End to John O'Groats is jailed for eight and a half years.
Nearly 10,000 jobs could be created in Scotland's food and drink sector over the next five years, according to a new report.
Skin cancer cases have increased two-and-a-half fold over the past 30 years but survival rates have also risen, according to researchers in Glasgow.
Alex Salmond is quizzed on claims his predictions for North Sea oil recovery are too high.
Scotland's largest health board has announced that people who are severely obese will be referred to a commercial weight-loss company.
The NHS will pay Weight Watchers' membership costs as part of a two-year pilot scheme.
Some working in weight-loss management within the NHS have criticised the move as an example of privatisation.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said the Weight Watchers model was "one which works".
Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary Vernon Coaker and Scottish Labour Deputy Leader Anas Sarwar will today meet staff at Rosyth shipyard who are working on the UK's new aircraft carriers.
The visit is aimed at highlighting what Labour claim is the uncertain future of shipyard work if Scotland decides to leave the UK. Labour say the carrier sub-contracts alone are worth £300m to Scottish based companies.
Mr Coaker MP said: "The jobs of thousands of Scots in our defence industry are secured by being part of the UK. They play a critical role in supporting our armed forces and helping to keep us all safe and secure."
Mr Sarwar added: "We know the SNP will say and do anything to win the vote, setting aside the reality of life in an independent Scotland. The truth is that being part of the UK is good for Scottish jobs but a Yes vote puts those jobs at risk."
The government's Energy Secretary Fergus Ewing has welcomed comments from an expert who said the oil and gas industry will "contribute significantly to the national economy" well beyond 2050.
Professor Alex Kemp, of the University of Aberdeen, made the observation in the Press and Journal newspaper.
Mr Ewing said: "Professor Alex Kemp is one of the world's leading oil economists, wrote the official history of North Sea oil and has detailed modelling on the future of Scotland's oil and gas industry.
"I thus warmly welcome his prediction that Scotland's oil and gas industry will make a significant contribution well beyond 2050."
Earlier, we asked whether independence or the Union provided a better opportunity for tackling poverty.
Hugh from Linlithgow emailed: It's amazing that so many "Yes" voters think that by becoming independent the ruling power will suddenly give them everything they want. We make things better by bringing about change for the better. We can better bring about change by driving it from our existing stable union within the UK. Let's channel everyone's energy from this "invigorating, scintillating and exciting debate" into working for common goals for Scotland and the Scottish people. Not by starting again, but by voting to stay part of something bigger, and working with as much vigour post-18 September as pre, to bring about the changes we want and need.
Police in Stranraer have launched an investigation after a pensioner was attacked and robbed in his home.
The attack happened at about 23:15 on Saturday in Belmont Road after the 71-year-old answered the door.
He was confronted by two people who overpowered him, knocked him to the ground and took more than £200.
Police said the victim was not injured but had been left "shaken and distressed" by what they described as a "cowardly attack".
Scotland international winger George Boyd has left Hull and joined English Premier League rivals Burnley for an undisclosed fee.
The chief executive of Aberdeenshire Council has announced his retirement.
Colin Mackenzie was appointed to the post in 2008, from his former role as director of housing and social work.
tweets: Celtic have legitimate gripes with Scepovic U-turn, but players pulling out of deals is not unusual. They'll have contingency plans, right?
Alan Cameron, Aberdeen: The male parent said quite clearly in the released video that he was concerned that seeking other treatment would result in a Protection Order. So that was why he and his family went abroad. The police are damned if they do, and damned if they don't do anything. The police are not medical experts and simply act (or not) on what they are told. The question for the hospital is why there was a six hour gap in the child going missing and the report to police. One could then argue that had there been adequate staff resources to notice the empty bed, then maybe this situation would not have been reached in the first place.
Actor Will Ferrell is one of the celebrity fans enjoying the tennis at the US Open.
As Ron Burgundy, Ferrell is known for is immaculate suits and salon-quality hair.
When he met up with Andy Murray, he questioned the Dunblane-born sportsman's fashion credentials.
Don't worry Andy. There are not many people who can live up the newsman's high standards.
As the referendum campaign reaches its climax, Good Morning Scotland's Gary Robertson is touring Scotland to highlight the big issues and get the views of voters.
This morning he was in the east end of Glasgow, which has some of Scotland's - and indeed the UK's - most deprived areas. Poverty and how to tackle it has been one of the biggest areas of debate in the lead up to the independence ballot on 18 September.
We want to hear what you think. How best should we tackle poverty in our communities? And is independence the best way to achieve change?
Seven hotel guests had to spend part of the night trapped in a lift in Shetland.
The fire and rescue service were called to a hotel in Lerwick to help free the guests from the elevator in the early hours of this morning.
Sheila Ferguson in reply to Lee Wootton on Scotland Live: A child with his parents cannot possibly count as abduction. They are his legal guardians. Everyone in the UK has the right to discharge themselves "AMA" - against medical advice. Do you want to take this right away? This case has got ridiculously out of hand. In the parents' eyes the doctors refused to give the child the optimal treatment for his cancer so they took him somewhere else to get it. How many charity appeals have you seen/given to - to take children to the US for instance - for "different" or "better" treatment?
After former Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert was linked with the vacant manager's job at Ross Country, Aberdeen midfielder Barry Robson has played down his chances of becoming the new man in charge at the Highlands club.
Lee Wooton: Can I just point something out to all those who are complaining about "police state"? This child was taken from the hospital without asking, against medical advice across Europe to a medical service that's recognised as being of lower quality than the NHS. If the hospital had not raised the alarm, I guarantee that many of the people complaining about heavy handedness would be complaining about the NHS letting a chid be abducted. Can we please stop complaining about doctors and nurses who worry about the wellbeing of a child and and recognise that the parents had a hand in things getting this far.
The B9039 at the Dalcross to Inverness Airport junction has been closed due to a two-vehicle accident.
Emergency services are at the scene and diversions are being put in place.
Nearly 10,000 additional jobs could be created in Scotland's food and drink sector over the next five years, according to a new report.
The Bank of Scotland found three-quarters of food and drink businesses it surveyed were forecasting up to 15% growth in the next five years.
Two-thirds said they were expecting to increase their workforce by 2019.
Norrie: We are fast becoming a Police State - chasing parents who did nothing wrong in taking their child out of hospital AND routinely arming police officers on our streets without the consent of the people. This has to stop.
Patricia: Let this family be with this little confused little boy. What if this little boy dies without his family being with him - who will be responsible for this? This family were living in the moment of hope.
Moira: It is easy to demonise doctors and the NHS because we want them to get it right every time. Resources and knowledge are finite and sometimes bad news is so painful that you block out the worst news you could possibly have. The little boy's story is a tragedy for him and his parents and no one will be more aware if that than the medics treating him.
The annual Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Championships - also known as Carve Carr-Bridge - was held on Saturday at Carrbridge in the Cairngorms National Park.
Moffat-based Pete Bowsher won the coveted Claymore Trophy for the second year in a row with his cowboy carving, I Told You To Draw. See more pictures here.
Today is the day many football fans across the country have been waiting for.
At 23:00, the summer transfer window for clubs in Scotland and England closes.
Expect high drama, stressed out managers speaking to journalists through their car windows, and taxi drivers telling anyone who will listen that Messi is on his way to Glasgow.
Perhaps not. Follow all the twists and turns throughout the day on BBC Sport.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Murray's opponent in the US Open later today, has said he is boosted by the Scot's uncertain form.
Ahead of the fourth round match at Flushing Meadows, the Frenchman said: "The locker room is maybe a bit less afraid of Andy because he's losing a few more matches than in the past."
Maureen in Aberdeen: It's a disgrace the way the parents have been treated - the NHS is OK, but only OK. Who wouldn't go to the ends of the earth for their child? Doctors are not God, how dare they act as if they own someone's body and soul!
H in Edinburgh: The little boy's parents could have sought a second opinion etc leaving their little boy safely in hospital. They put their wee boy in grave danger exposing him to germs and infections.
Today's front pages don't just feature the referendum.
The Scotsman's splash says banning the return of British jihadis to the UK could be illegal, while The Daily Record leads with a former soldier who says the 13-year operation in Afghanistan achieved nothing.
Back on the referendum beat, The Herald warns of polling station clashes as tensions rise. Read our full review here.
What might a "Yes" vote in the referendum mean for energy policy?
BBC Scotland's environment correspondent David Miller has been finding out as part of our Daily Question series in the lead up to 18 September.
You can read his analysis here.
Skin cancer cases have increased two-and-a-half fold over the last 30 years - but survival rates have also soared, according to researchers from Glasgow.
Researchers from the Alan Lyell Centre for Dermatology in Glasgow found a significant rise in cases since 1990.
But they also noted that 85% per cent of men and 90% of women now survive for at least five years after diagnosis.
Scientists say more affordable foreign holidays, sunbeds and an ageing population is contributing to the increase in skin cancer.
Sporting Gijon's Serbian striker Stefan Scepovic has pulled out of a £2.4m move to Celtic at the last minute, while Celtic have told defender Virgil van Dijk he will not be allowed to leave on deadline day.
Elsewhere, former Ajax striker Patrick Kluivert has "110%" ruled himself out of the running for the manager's job at Ross County.
And in golf, Rory McIlroy and Paul Lawrie have backed Scotland's Stephen Gallacher for a wildcard slot in the Ryder Cup team after he missed out on automatic qualification.
This morning we're talking about the couple who took their five-year-old son Ashya, who has a brain tumour, from a hospital in Southampton. Brett and Naghemeh King face extradition to the UK after being arrested in Malaga.
Louise asks: Would you challenge medical advice when it comes to your child?
Elsewhere, with the Scottish Paranormal Festival about to start - are too quick to dismiss the paranormal?
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Dry and bright with good sunny spells developing, the best in the south and east. The north west and Shetland will be cloudier with an odd very light shower. Winds will be light.
Temperatures will reach 19 or 20C in the Borders, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen. It will be 17 or 18C in Stornoway, Glasgow and Dumfries and closer to 15C in Shetland.
You can see a full forecast at BBC Weather.
Both independence referendum campaigns have urged people to register to vote if they have not already done so.
Residents have until midnight on Tuesday to ensure they can take part in this month's ballot.
Voter registration in Scotland has already reached record levels, with more than 4.1 million people listed on the electoral roll.
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