22 October 2014 Last updated at 11:27

Smith Commission to hold first talksSmith commission members

A commission to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament is to hold its first full meeting later.

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Plans for a new law to tackle "revenge pornography" in Scotland is to be introduced by the Scottish government, the BBC learns.

Nurse and patient holding handsAssisted suicide plan 'unethical'

Proposals to legalise assisted suicide are "unnecessary, unethical and uncontrollable", according to campaigners opposed to the move.

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Never, goes the old theatre maxim, work with children or animals. Tricia Marwick, Holyrood's Presiding Officer, deals with childish behaviour on a daily basis. Today she coped admirably with an animal intervention.

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