Scotland's Employability Minister has urged his UK counterpart to meet with those who use Jobcentres threatened with closure before any decision on their future is made.
9 Dogs Stolen In Kennels Raid
Nine dogs including seven puppies have been stolen from kennels.
The eight-week-old Shi Tzu puppies, worth about £650 each, and two adult lurchers were taken from the property in Glendevon Park in Winchburgh, West Lothian, between 7.30am and 6pm yesterday.
The puppies are tan and white while the lurchers have pale gold rough coats and are working dogs.
Police constable Rachel Royan said: ''At eight weeks old the puppies are too young to have left their mother, who was not taken, and the owners are extremely concerned for their welfare.
''We would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in or around Glendevon Park yesterday to please get in touch as we are keen to reunite them with their owners.''
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has been told to boost spending on key areas such as education, mental health and the police by about £400 million if he wants the Liberal Democrats to back his Budget.
Lloyds Banking Group has been named the top employer in Scotland for promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity.
Audiences can choose from more than 300 events and screenings at this year's Glasgow Film Festival, including some ''absolutely brilliant experiences'', organisers have said.
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