Three dogs are to be honoured by a veterinary charity at the Scottish Parliament for their bravery and devotion to duty.
Jury Sworn In At Scottish Cop Murder Trial
A jury has been sworn in for the trial of an Italian man accused of strangling and dismembering a police officer he met on gay dating website Grindr.
Stefano Brizzi, 50, allegedly killed 59-year-old Pc Gordon Semple at his London flat some time between April 1 and April 7.
The officer went missing on April 1 and his remains were discovered a week later after a neighbour alerted Scotland Yard to a ``smell of death'' coming from a property on the Peabody Estate in Southwark Street, south London.
Brizzi denies murder and is on trial at the Old Bailey before Recorder of London Nicholas Hilliard QC.
A jury was sworn in and then told to return to court on Thursday morning when prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC will outline the case.
The trial is expected to last for around three weeks.
Mr Semple was originally from Inverness in Scotland and had been with the Metropolitan Police for 30 years.
The SNP has "absolutely no mandate'' to hold a second referendum on independence, Labour MP Ian Murray has told the party's Scottish conference.
Scottish military bases are to be upgraded in a £1.7 billion investment programme, the UK Defence Secretary has announced.
Two men accused of attempting to murder two police officers by knocking them over are to stand trial in June.
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