Scotland introduces minimum unit alcohol price

Scotland has today introduced a minimum unit price for alcohol – the first country in the world to do so. Retailers must now ensure a unit of alcohol is not priced below 50p, in a government bid to reduce the high number of alcohol-related deaths in the country...

Family's lives changed forever after car hit their home

A family badly injured when a car crashed into their living room have had their lives changed forever, police have said. David and Claire Garnett were watching television in the early hours of 3 September when the high-performance VW Golf smashed into their home in...

Contaminated blood: Firms 'must be held accountable'

Pharmaceutical companies that produced products infected with HIV and hepatitis C must be held accountable by a forthcoming public inquiry, campaigners and victims say. More than 3,000 people, many of them haemophiliacs, were infected by contaminated blood products in...

Pasta diet could bring on earlier menopause

Eating oily fish, peas and beans could delay the menopause, while eating more rice and pasta could bring it on faster, a study has found. According to researchers at the University of Leeds, an additional portion of refined white pasta or rice a day could lead to...