23 April 2014 Last updated at 21:53

Plan to end corroboration on holdpolice interview

Controversial plans to end the need for evidence in Scottish criminal trials to come from two sources are put on hold for at least a year.


Alex SalmondYes vote 'boon' for northern England

Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond insists Scottish independence would be a boon for the north of England because it would rebalance the UK economy.

Typhoon fighter jetsJets scrambled over Russian planes

RAF fighter jets were scrambled to investigate two Russian military aircraft spotted approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says.

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