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Plan to end corroboration on hold

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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.

  • 23 April 2014

Anger over baby ashes report move

Parents of babies whose ashes were disposed of without their knowledge say they were "stunned" to learn a report into the scandal was handed over last week.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Oxfam calls for indy alternative

A senior adviser to Oxfam says the Scottish government's White Paper on independence does not offer a "radical alternative" to UK policies.

  • 23 April 2014

Watchdog names referendum campaigns

The elections watchdog officially names Yes Scotland and Better Together the two main campaign groups ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.

  • 23 April 2014

Referendum pleas on St George's Day

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and UK Prime Minister David Cameron use the English feast day of St George to make their Scottish independence referendum appeals.

  • 23 April 2014

Brown: UK 'protects' Scots' pensions

Gordon Brown says Scottish pensioners are "better protected" in UK, comments the SNP describes as "ludicrous".

  • 22 April 2014
  • From the section: Scotland

More bodies quit CBI over referendum

Seven more organisations announce they are leaving the CBI business lobby group over its stance in the Scottish independence debate.

  • 23 April 2014

Warning over 'free' BBC services

Access to BBC services in an independent Scotland "would require a great deal of negotiation", according to former BBC Trust member Jeremy Peat.

  • 22 April 2014

Progress at under-fire health board

A health board whose patient care was slated after a probe into above-average mortality rates is making progress, the Scottish government says.

  • 22 April 2014
  • From the section: Glasgow & West Scotland

Reason for major power cut revealed

A fault at a substation is indentified as the cause of a power outage which affected more than 200,000 properties.

  • 22 April 2014
  • From the section: Highlands & Islands

MSPs hear control room concerns

MSPs on the petitions committee are told of concerns about moves to close emergency control rooms in Inverness and Aberdeen.

  • 22 April 2014
  • From the section: Highlands & Islands