European leaders jolted by the sudden return of debt-crisis turmoil will gather for talks in Brussels this week as they attempt to restore investor confidence in the euro area.
A surge of house price growth is spreading across the South East as Londoners leave the capital in search of more affordable property.
Fewer shoppers visited the high street and shopping centres last month as the warm weather encouraged people to enjoy other activities.
Shoppers will now have to pay a minimum of 5p per bag, with net proceeds to be donated to good causes. In May, MSPs voted to bring in the new regulations in a bid to tackle Scotland's litter problem, but the fee does not just apply to plastic bags.
THE INVESTIGATION into Tesco's �250m black hole is understood to have found evidence that a small group of staff deliberately misled its auditors as they struggle to meet sales targets.