NHS Great Glasgow and Clyde will decide whether to shut a children's ward at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Virgin Praises Rise In Cross-Border Services
Rail operator Virgin Trains says it has seen a surge in cross-border rail travel after investing in new services.
New figures show 5,000 additional passengers are said to be crossing the border every week on the east coast route.
Between May and September, the number of passengers crossing the border in each direction grew by 7% compared to the same period last year.
Transport minister Humza Yousaf said: "Cross-border rail services are an undoubted success and demand continues to grow.
"We look forward to the further planned improvements in quality and journey times, which will improve rail's attractiveness in this market.''
A timetable overhaul in May was the first step in improving east coast services between Edinburgh and London.
In December, the firm is introducing a further three services on Sunday and a late-night service to Newcastle on Friday evenings.
David Horne, managing director for the east coast route, said: "We're delighted to see the positive response from customers from the improvements we've made to Anglo-Scottish services.
"We now offer more trains connecting Edinburgh to Newcastle and London and have invested heavily in improving the quality of these services.''
Holyrood is to hold a landmark vote setting a Scottish rate of income tax.
The gender pay gap in Scotland currently stands at 15% despite improved opportunities for women in the workplace, according to a new report.
There are no circumstances in which Scotland can remain in the EU when the UK leaves, the Scottish Secretary will tell MSPs this week.
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