The number of looked after children in Scotland has declined for the fourth year in a row.
Woman Raped In Edinburgh
A woman has been raped in an early-morning attack on a city street.
The 21-year-old was subjected to a serious sexual assault on Eyre Place in Edinburgh at about 4am today.
Police are now hunting a man described as Asian, aged 20 to 30 and with short dark hair.
He was smartly dressed, wearing a blazer and may have left in a silver-coloured car.
Detective inspector Keith Fairbairn said: "We are appealing for any witnesses who were in the Canonmills area, particularly around Eyre Place, between 2am and 4am this morning, and who may have seen a man matching the description.
"We also believe that a good Samaritan came to the aid of the victim, who was in a distressed state, and we are looking to speak with him in the hope that he can assist with our enquiries."
The attack happened near Smithies Pub.
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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