The number of looked after children in Scotland has declined for the fourth year in a row.
Girl Arrested After Teenager Stabbed
A 14-year-old girl has been arrested over the stabbing of a teenage boy in Annan.
The attack took place in the Drummond Road area in the Dumfries and Galloway town at about 2am on Tuesday.
The boy, 14, was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for treatment to ``puncture wounds''.
The girl was arrested and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.
A police spokesman said: "A 14-year-old boy from the town was treated at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary for what are described as puncture wounds.
"A 14-year old-girl from Annan has been arrested and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.
"We are appealing for anyone who may have been in or around Drummond Road or Winterhope Road in Annan between 2am and 2.30am on Tuesday morning to come forward and speak to us in relation to anything they may have witnessed.
"Callers can contact police at Annan through the 101 number.''
The integration of transport policing into the national force will not put at risk counter-terrorism in Scotland, the Justice Secretary has said.
Waiting times for cancer patients have been described as "unacceptable'' by charities after new figures revealed key targets have been missed again.
MSPs are expected to back Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second independence referendum in a vote at Holyrood today.
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