The number of children relying on food banks in one council area has jumped by almost a quarter in just three months.
Police Search For Prison Absconder
A prisoner who absconded from a women's jail is being sought by police.
Amy Stewart, 31, failed to return to HMP Cornton Vale near Stirling on Sunday.
She was jailed in 2004 for the murder of a 21-year-old man in Glasgow.
Police said Stewart, who was on a week-long licence at the time, is not thought to be a risk to the public.
Officers are carrying out enquiries in Glasgow, West Lothian and the Stirling area in a bid to find the missing prisoner.
Superintendent Kenneth Macleod said: ``We are currently looking to trace Amy Stewart, who is missing from HMP/YOI Cornton Vale, and are currently working with our colleagues at the Scottish Prison Service to locate her.
"We would like to emphasise that Stewart is not considered to be a risk to the public at this time. Nevertheless, we are keen to see her returned to Cornton Vale as soon as possible.''
Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.
Relatives of three people who lost their lives in the Glasgow bin lorry crash are expected to learn whether they can raise a private prosecution against driver Harry Clarke.
A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after suffering an electric shock on a railway line.
It was spotted on the A90 towards the Forth Road Bridge.
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