The number of looked after children in Scotland has declined for the fourth year in a row.
Teenager Dies After Crash
A 16-year-old boy has died and another teenager was seriously injured after their car crashed into a tree.
The one-vehicle collision happened on the A966 between Dysart and Coaltown of Wemyss in Fife at about 12.50am today.
The passenger died at the scene while the 18-year-old man driving the car was taken to hospital.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: "A BMW 3 Series car left the road before colliding with a tree resulting in serious injury to the 18-year-old male driver and his 16-year-old male passenger.
"The driver has been taken to the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy for treatment, however, the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing and anyone who can assist road policing officers with their investigation is asked to contact police immediately.''
The integration of transport policing into the national force will not put at risk counter-terrorism in Scotland, the Justice Secretary has said.
Waiting times for cancer patients have been described as "unacceptable'' by charities after new figures revealed key targets have been missed again.
MSPs are expected to back Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second independence referendum in a vote at Holyrood today.
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