16:10 UK time, Thursday, 5 December 2013
Childcare, extra cash in the chancellor's Autumn Statement and the developing White Paper front in the independence debate.
Alcohol is still killing the equivalent of 20 people a week in Scotland despite a fall in booze-related deaths, it has been warned.
A US-inspired scheme which provides support for teenage mothers in Scotland is to be extended to more health board areas.
The SNP names Natalie McGarry as its candidate to contest the Cowdenbeath by-election on 23 January.
Members of Falkirk Labour select Karen Whitefield as their general election candidate after the row over the party's selection process.
Cases of the Clostridium difficile infection among patients aged 65 and over have fallen sharply in recent years, the Scottish government says.
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