The most recent figures for GDP in Scotland showed a fall of 0.2% over the period of October to December at the same time as the UK economy grew by 0.7%.
Man Arrested Over Armed Jewels Raid
A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a high-value robbery at an Edinburgh jewellers.
Jewellery worth more than £1 million was said to have been stolen by armed robbers from the Hamilton & Inches store in George Street on Friday June 6.
Police Scotland said a 31-year-old man had been arrested and charged in connection with the incident. He is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
A force spokesman said: "Inquiries are ongoing to trace the outstanding suspects.''
The second meeting of a Ministerial Working Group to examine building and fire safety regulatory frameworks was held on Wednesday.
Research commissioned by the Trussell Trust showed that half of people using foodbanks said their incomes were "unsteady'' from week to week.
Frank's Law aims to end the situation where people under 65 who have conditions such as dementia, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and cancer have to pay for the care they need.
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