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Houseflies carry hundreds of different species of harmful bacteria and may help to spread disease between humans, an international team of researchers has found.
Twenty-six German men who were arrested after a violent brawl broke out in Liverpool have been released, police said.
A man was sprayed twice in the face with incapacitant spray and struck with a baton as he lunged at police with a bottle, a court has heard.
A man who served 18 years behind bars for the murder of his heavily-pregnant wife has lost the latest round of a long-running fight to have his conviction overturned.
Police are investigating after a teenage girl was raped in an evening assault in Dundee.
A new finch species has been observed evolving in the space of just two generations, challenging the general consensus that evolution is a slow process involving hundreds of thousands of years.
Just over one in 10 British voters (11%) thinks the UK should leave the European Union without a deal, according to a new survey.
Police investigating the rape of a woman near Dundee city centre have towed away a taxi parked within a cordon.
A teenager who killed a seven-year-old girl in a park has been told she could be released from detention after five years by a judge who said: “The utter tragedy and devastation of all this needs no emphasis.”
A man has been jailed for life for murdering a restaurant owner with a filleting knife almost 40 years ago.
Scotland's largest NHS board spent more than £20 million on private health care last year, new figures have revealed.
A rare chick of the closest living relative to the dodo has hatched at Edinburgh Zoo.
People have been warned to prepare for cold weather as ice and snow is set to hit the country.
An action plan to tackle violence against women in Scotland will be expanded with more than £1 million extra funding.
Screen industry figures have accused Scottish Enterprise of failing to understand their sector, as they questioned the agency's interest in helping it develop.
Bystanders rushed to help after an elderly man collapsed on a Dundee street.
Wheelchair users “cannot get round” many WHSmith stores because the aisles are crammed with extra baskets, peers have heard.
Police have launched a manhunt after a woman was raped in Dundee.
Sightseers on an open top bus tour of London found themselves sharing the experience with an unusual fellow traveller – a free-riding fox.
A string of recent magazine acquisitions has helped bolster revenues at media group Future by a whopping 43%.