The most recent figures for GDP in Scotland showed a fall of 0.2% over the period of October to December at the same time as the UK economy grew by 0.7%.
Arrest After Murder In Cumbernauld
Police investigating the death of a man found injured in a street have made an arrest.
Officers were called to a disturbance in Glenhove Road, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, at around midnight of Thursday into Friday, where they found 25-year-old Anthony Laurie with serious injuries.
Mr Laurie, of the town's Kildrum area, was taken to Monklands and District General Hospital, where he died a short time later.
Police Scotland said a 25-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with the death and is being held in police custody.
He is expected to appear at Airdrie Sheriff Court on Monday.
The second meeting of a Ministerial Working Group to examine building and fire safety regulatory frameworks was held on Wednesday.
Research commissioned by the Trussell Trust showed that half of people using foodbanks said their incomes were "unsteady'' from week to week.
Frank's Law aims to end the situation where people under 65 who have conditions such as dementia, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and cancer have to pay for the care they need.
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