RBS Group expects rise in profit

Royal Bank of Scotland says it expects pre-tax profits of £2.65bn for the first half of the year but warns of 'bumps in the road ahead'.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 1:38 am

Man charged with raping teenage girl

A 21-year-old man is charged with raping a teenage girl in Larne, County Antrim.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 1:18 am

Drink price plan 'would reduce harm'

Plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol in Wales are backed by a panel of experts on substance misuse.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 12:55 am

Fears over special needs pupils

Children with special needs in Wales will be worse off than those in England if a new law is passed, a leading education solicitor claims.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 12:53 am

Crackdown on drivers using mobiles

Police in Northern Ireland begin new crackdown on motorists using mobile phones while driving.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 12:35 am

UK growth and Games 'gold rush' - papers

Positive headlines for the UK's economy and athletes

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 12:17 am

'Politicians protected by cover-up'

A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a children's home.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 12:02 am

Five famous Scots with no vote

Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:48 pm

Quiz of the week's news

Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:42 pm

'Alarming' increase in sham weddings

Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:28 pm

Shift workers 'face diabetes risk'

Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:14 pm

One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:10 pm

Music fans descend on Wickerman site

Thousands of music fans head to south west Scotland as the annual Wickerman Festival gets under way.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:45 pm

Exam reform delayed by schools

Dozens of schools across Scotland are delaying the introduction of new Highers in popular school subjects, according to BBC Scotland research.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:44 pm

Big crowds expected at Games day two

More than 100,000 people are expected at Commonwealth Games venues later during the second day of competition.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:43 pm

Giants fall in love with Liverpool

Why a 25ft giant is waking up in Liverpool

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:38 pm

VIDEO: Yoga all at sea

SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:20 pm

Winners and losers from a strong pound

Why the ever rising pound is not all good news

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:12 pm

Renicks sisters claim golden double

Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:29 pm

Mangala 'signs' for Man City in video

Manchester City's website releases a video that appears to show £32m defender Eliaquim Mangala signing for the club.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 4:32 pm

VIDEO: Call for end to 'throwaway society'

MPs have called for a ban on food waste going in to landfill.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:57 pm

VIDEO: Mark Hamill on new Star Wars

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:05 pm

Killers fail to overturn voting ban

The UK Supreme Court dismisses a bid to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 1:22 pm

Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon gold

England's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee beats his brother Jonny to gold in the Glasgow 2014 men's triathlon.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 1:02 pm

Dwarfism boy 'barred from buses'

A boy with a form of dwarfism says he has been barred from buses five times in a fortnight in a row over the bike he uses.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 12:55 pm