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%.
"Suspicious" Glasgow Death: Victim Named
A man who died after being found injured on a Glasgow street has been named by police.
Paul McCarroll, 49, suffered serious injuries during a disturbance at around 12.40am on Tuesday on Westmuir Street in the Parkhead area of Glasgow.
Mr McCarroll, of Westmuir Street, was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he died a short time later.
Police are treating the death as ``suspicious''.
A number of roads in the Parkhead area were closed as police cordons were set up after officers were called to the scene.
A force spokeswoman said: ``A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.''
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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