Police and prosecutors have committed to a new agreement on tackling domestic abuse with a focus on victims and children.
Nine Rescued From Shetland Yacht Fire
Nine people have been rescued from a life raft after their yacht caught fire.
The Coastguard was alerted to the sailing boat in distress south west of Shetland on Thursday morning.
They broadcast a mayday call and the yacht crew were picked up by a support vessel in the area.
Aith RNLI Lifeboat and the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Sumburgh attended the incident at around 10.30am.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokeswoman said: "All nine persons on board have been safely accounted for after the support vessel picked them up from a life raft after they abandoned their sailing vessel after it caught fire.
"The support vessel is currently making its way to Scalloway Harbour.''
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Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Renfrewshire have appealed to three men to come forward.
Scottish faith leaders have condemned the terrorist attack in London as flags flew at half-mast across the country.
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