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Civil Service in denial, say MPs

Civil servants and politicians are both living in a state of “denial” because of confusion over who is to blame when things go wrong, MPs say.

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Funeral of Super Puma victim due

The funeral of one of the four victims of the Shetland Super Puma tragedy is due to be held in Inverness.

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World leaders pressure Obama over Syria at G20 summit

ST. PETERSBURG: US President Barack Obama faced growing pressure from Russia’s Vladimir Putin and other world leaders on Thursday to decide against launching military strikes in Syria, which many of them fear would hurt the global economy and push up oil prices. At a summit of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and developing economies in St. Petersburg, Putin greeted Obama ...

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Food and drink jobs boost predicted

More than 5,600 extra jobs could be created in Scotland’s food and drink sector by 2017 as firms look to expand, a survey suggests.

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Joint strikes possible says TUC

The leader of the TUC has warned that unions may come together to strike on a range of issues affecting members.

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G20 ‘split’ as US hits out at Russia

US envoy to the UN says Russia has killed off any effort to hold Syria accountable for war crimes, as G20 leaders discuss the crisis in Russia.

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Lung diseases cause one in 10 deaths

Lung conditions are the cause of one in 10 of all deaths in Europe and smoking is a major factor, says a report from European Respiratory Society.

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Student goes into labor, dies in dorm

A student found dead in her dormitory at a South Carolina college bled to death because of complications from childbirth, medical examiners reported Thursday.

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Nurses set to face three-year checks

Nurses and midwives in the UK will face three-yearly checks from 2015 to improve standards of care under proposals being put forward.

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