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.
Man Admits Punch Killing
A father-of-one has admitted killing a pensioner with a single punch in a crowded bar in East Kilbride.
Richard Brady, 33, hit 68-year-old Alistair Balfour on the mouth as he stood with his hands in his pocket.
The force of the blow caused Mr Balfour to fall backwards and smash his head off the wooden floor of the pub.
As Mr Balfour fell Brady turned and walked out the pub.
Advocate depute Angela Gray, prosecuting, told the High Court in Glasgow that at the time Brady was on bail from Paisley Sheriff Court for allegedly smoking and being disruptive on a plane.
He also has convictions for assault and assault to injury.
The court heard that Mr Balfour a self-employed television and video engineer, who was married for 47 years, had an extra-marital affair with Brady's mother.
This on-off relationship lasted for around three years before it finished on Christmas Day 2012. Mrs Brady and Mr Balfour parted on bad terms.
As a result of this Brady and Mr Balfour fell out. They reported each other to the police for vandalism and breach of the peace, but no action was taken because of insufficient evidence.
In court, Brady admitted killing Mr Balfour by punching him once on the head and causing him to hit his head on the floor at the Montgomerie Arms in East Kilbride last June.
He will be sentenced next month.
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.
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred location:
Now playing: Non-stop hit music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.