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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