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.
Child Sex Crimes Hit 10-Year High
The number of allegations of sexual offences against children in Scotland has reached a ten year high, according to the charity NSPCC.
It says there were 3,742 reports of rape, sexual assault and grooming involving under 18s in 2013/14.
In 3,101 cases the victim was under 16 at the time - a rise of 50% since 2003/4.
The figures include historical allegations, including some dating back many years, but the charity's also seen an increase in the number of adults getting in touch because they're worried about children being abused now.
407 have contacted the NSPCC helpline in the past year, which is 19% more than the year before.
Analysts have suggested the publicity surrounding cases like the Jimmy Savile scandal has helped.
Director of NSPCC Scotland, Matt Forde, said: "We've had these high profile cases, which have given people the confidence to come forward and has made people more aware in general of children being at risk.
"In one sense it's good news but in another sense it's a reminder that sexual offences against children is a problem we still have to solve."
Long-term research by the charity suggests the number of children being abused has dropped slightly in the past two decades - but Mr Forde warned there could still be youngster who are too scared to speak up.
He said: "Some of the people who are coming forward about historical allegations have held onto that terrible secret for many, many years and haven't come forward for fear for not being believed.
"There's absolutely no reason to suppose that there aren't children right now who are suffering in the same way."
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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