A busy Broughty Ferry post office will be closed for the foreseeable future after the rear of the shop was heavily damaged by fire.
A civil engineering contractor faces the sack after being found by police to be nearly seven times the legal drink-drive limit.
Richard Gibson, 31, of Abercromby Street, Broughty Ferry, had sentence deferred until April 4 after admitting a shoplifting charge.
A boy has been charged after an alleged assault at a Dundee shop.
A Dundee councillor has called for Campfield Square shopping centre car park to be revamped.