Police call-handling performance has continued to improve over the past year, a new report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has found.
Tories & Labour Tied Ahead Of Holyrood Elections
Labour are neck and neck with the Conservatives ahead of the Scottish elections, according to a new opinion poll.
Kezia Dugdale's party is now in danger of being beaten into third place by the Tories, the YouGov survey for The Times newspaper found.
In the constituency vote, the survey put support for Labour at 19%, down slightly on the Tories who were backed by 20% of those polled.
The SNP remains on course for another majority win, with 50% of the headline vote, while the Liberal Democrats were on 6% and a further 5% opted for other parties.
In the regional list vote, where a fierce battle for seats between the opposition parties is expected, Labour and the Tories both polled 20%.
The SNP has 42% of the vote, with the Lib Dems trailing on 5%, the Greens on 6%, and the remaining share going to other parties.
YouGov polled 1,022 people between February 1 and 4.
Masked armed robbers have made off with a five-figure sum of cash after swooping on a security van in a night-time raid.
Drop-off charges are to be introduced at one of Scotland's busiest airports as part of plans for a new multi-million pound facility.
Officials are ''optimistic'' that the £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing will never have to close as a result of wind-shielding being fitted during the project.
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