A teenage girl has been indecently assaulted as she walked in a wooded area in Midlothian.
Women To Protest Over Tax Credits 'Rape Clause'
Women's groups and opposition MPs are to protest outside Parliament at the introduction of a so-called "rape clause'' into the tax credits system.
The move coincides with welfare changes limiting claims for child tax credit and Universal Credit to the first two children which will require rape victims to prove their third child was born as a result of sexual violence in order to qualify for an exemption.
SNP MP Alison Thewliss said: "From today women will need to prove that their child was conceived as a result of rape - just in order to claim tax credits. It is one of the most appalling, disgraceful and demeaning policies ever to emanate from Whitehall and should never have seen the light of day, let alone the statute books.
"At every turn, Ministers have tried to quietly implement this policy under the radar, knowing how unworkable and immoral it is.
"It is scandalous that this policy was rail-roaded through Parliament without a vote or debate and it's simply not good enough that the Government has promised MPs an opportunity to consider this when Parliament returns after Easter.
"The reality is, this policy is now in force and it is going to cause untold distress and harm to vulnerable women.
"The rape clause and two child policy is in utter chaos - with no guidance or training having been provided to the public service workers who will now be arbitrating on the credibility of a woman's claim to have conceived as a result of rape. We are not letting this sail through without a fight.''
Some 660,000 nurses, doctors and social workers in the UK have not been given adequate sexual violence awareness training to exercise the exemption, according to parliamentary answers obtained by Ms Thewliss.
Police searching a landfill site for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague say "no trace'' of the serviceman has been found.
27 year old Blair Logan poured petrol on the bed the pair were sleeping in at the family home in Milngavie on New Year's Day
Blair Logan poured petrol on his younger brother Cameron, and the bed he was sharing with Rebecca Williams as they slept at their family home in Milngavie, in the early hours of January 1.
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred station:
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.