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Opioid crisis driven by ‘inappropriate prescription’ of painkillers to surgery patients

The use of prescription opioids more than doubled worldwide between 2001 and 2013

‘They got it wrong’ – families of Clutha crash speak ahead...

Mary Kavanagh escaped from the wrecked pub on the night of the 29 November 2013 when a Police Scotland aircraft plunged through the roof - but her partner, 61-year-old Robert Jenkins, was killed

Cervical cancer could be eliminated ‘within 30 years’ thanks to vaccine...

Researchers in Scotland say the routine HPV vaccination of girls aged 12 to 13 has caused a dramatic reduction in cancer rates, almost wiping out all cases of cervical pre-cancer in young women

Psychological domestic abuse now a crime in Scotland

The Domestic Abuse Act will target coercive and controlling behaviour, and perpetrators face tougher sentences if children are exposed to their behaviour

Angus Sinclair: Notorious ‘World’s End’ serial killer dies in prison

Angus Sinclair, 73, died at Glenochil Prison, Clackmannanshire on Monday morning, following a long illness

Call for public inquiry into Glasgow School of Art fires after...

Holyrood's culture committee has levelled a number of criticisms at the management of the world-renowned art school in a damning report

Alesha MacPhail’s killer named as Aaron Campbell after judge lifts banning...

Judge Lord Matthews agreed to lift a legal restriction on revealing the 16-year-old's identity following an application by Sky News and other media organisations

Boy, 16, found guilty of raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot named because of his age, abducted Alesha at knifepoint from her bedroom at her grandparents' home on the Isle of Bute

Alesha MacPhail: Murder suspect’s phone searched ‘how do police find DNA’,...

The handset was also used a minute later to access an article from the "Howstuffworks" site entitled "collecting DNA evidence", the jury was told

Alesha MacPhail: Father sold drugs to teen accused of killing his...

Robert MacPhail, 26, was asked if he knew the 16-year-old accused of abducting, raping and murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail

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