Sport Charlie Mulgrew admits the Celtic squad are not thinking about breaking any records despite 23-match unbeaten run

Mulgrew was on target as Celtic thumped Kilmarnock to edge closer to another Scottish Premiership title

Two held after eight pupils shot by airgun

Eight pupils were injured when an air weapon was fired near a school yesterday.

Pupils hurt in air weapon incident

Eight pupils were injured when an air weapon was fired near a school today.

The Scottish mill that brings 'Boardwalk Empire' to life

The small Scottish town of Newmilns may not immediately appear a place of Hollywood dreams, but one of its last remaining mills has a particularly glamorous claim to fame.

Polar Museum nominated as Britain's best

A museum of polar exploration in Cambridge that until recently had no curator, no staff and no funding has been nominated as the best museum in the country.

The Blagger's Guide To...Burns Night

Haggis, whisky, poetry – what's not to like?

Glasvegas, Concert Hall, Troon

They may have written their forthcoming album, EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\ , at a beach house in California, but Glasvegas's new tracks will surely never sound more at home than on this debut mini-tour of remote Scottish locations in the dead of winter. This band make music to suit a wet Wednesday night on the Ayrshire coast, but it helps if you're surrounded by a few hundred Scots in full voice and off their faces.

Firm extends life of two nuclear power stations

Power firm British Energy today announced plans to extend the life of two of the UK's nuclear power stations for a further five years.

Woman reported after dog mauls girl

A woman has been reported to prosecutors after a 10-year-old girl was bitten on the face by a dog, it emerged last night.

Paedophiles jailed for killing informant

Two paedophiles were jailed for life yesterday for murdering a lodger after she threatened to reveal that they were abusing a young boy.

Life sentences for paedophiles who killed woman

Two paedophiles were jailed for life today for the murder of a woman almost 13 years ago who they believed intended to tell authorities about their abuse of a boy.

Four injured in Lake District by freak lightning strikes

Four people were taken to hospital after being struck by lightning in the Lake District, the Royal Navy said yesterday.

Terra Firma buys wind farm from SSE for £28m

Terra Firma, the private equity firm, has raised its investment in renewable energy by buying the Ardrossan Windfarm in Ayrshire, Scotland, from Scottish & Southern Energy.

Murder trial begins for sex-abuse accused

Two men went on trial today accused of murdering a woman who they feared was going to report them for allegedly sexually abusing a boy.

Biffy Clyro, HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

"There is no such thing as a naked man," says shirtless frontman Simon Neil, as if quoting from some mysterious book of Biffy logic.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee