MSPs have voted on income-tax rates and bands in Scotland for the first-time ever, with Holyrood opting to freeze the point at which the higher 40p tax rate kicks in.
Carmichael Told To Pay Legal Fees
Four constituents who unsuccessfully challenged the election of Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael will not have to pay his legal fees, a court has ruled.
A hearing took place at the Court of Session in Edinburgh to determine who should be responsible for costs after the former Scottish secretary survived a bid to oust him from his Orkney and Shetland seat.
Judges ruled in December he did not break electoral law by lying about a leaked memo ahead of the general election.
Lady Paton and Lord Matthews found that while Mr Carmichael had told a ''blatant lie'' during a television interview about the leaked document, which wrongly claimed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she wanted David Cameron to remain in Downing Street, it had not been proven beyond reasonable doubt he had committed an ''illegal practice''.
After hearing legal arguments from both sides, Lady Paton said: "n all the circumstances, exercising our discretion, we consider this to be in effect a case with divided success.
"Accordingly, we find no expenses due to or by any party.''
Detectives are examining CCTV footage and conducting door-to-door enquiries after a serious sexual assault in Renfrewshire.
Celtic have announced plans for a hotel and museum complex next to their stadium.
Aspects of an internal investigation within Scotland's biggest council have been raised with police.
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