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Weekly digest

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The week: 12-18 January

NICOLA Sturgeon, the health secretary, gave her backing on Sunday to the concept of presumed consent, which would allow doctors to harvest organs for transplant from patients unless they had previously registered their objection. About 11,000 visitors are thought to have skied at Scotland's five centres. Welshman Mark Webster won the darts world championship at Frimley Green.

The week: 30 December – 5 January

BILAWAL Bhutto Zardari, the eldest son of the assassinated Benazir Bhutto, was named on Sunday as the Pakistan People's Party's co-chairman, alongside Asif Zardari, his father.

The week: 7-14 December

IN THE early hours of Sunday morning, Ricky Hatton's dream of becoming the best pound-for pound fighter in the world was on the ropes after his defeat in the tenth round by Floyd Mayweather.

The week: 1-7 December

WENDY Alexander, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, resisted calls for her resignation on Sunday following an illegal donation to her leadership campaign fund. Early exit poles suggested that Vladimir Putin's United Russia Party took more than 60 per cent of the vote in parliamentary elections. Nine Victoria Crosses were stolen from an army museum in New Zealand. The Spice Girls began their world tour in Vancouver, Canada.

The week: 24-30 November

SCOTLAND found out on Sunday who we'll face in the qualifying group for the 2010 World Cup, so dig out your passport and book your plane tickets to the Netherlands, Norway, Macedonia and Iceland.

The week: 11-17 November

PRINCE William laid a wreath for the first time at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday, joining his grandmother, the Queen, to pay tribute to those who have died in the service of their country.

The week: 27 October - 2 November

A MOTHER whose son was injured in an Afghan mine blast said on Sunday that brain-damaged soldiers were not being properly compensated.

The Week - 26 August-1 September

PRIZES galore were handed-out on Sunday: Scottish star Kelly Macdonald won a best supporting actress Emmy for her role in Richard Curtis's The Girl in the Café; Phil Nichol, a Scots-born Canadian, won an If.commeddies award for his Fringe stand-up routine; and Zara Philips, the Queen's granddaughter, won an individual gold medal at the World Equestrian Games.

Digest of the week's news

This is our summary of the major stories of the week ending 18 April.

Digest of the week's news

This is our summary of the major stories of the week ending 11th April. War once again dominates as first Basra, then Baghdad fell to coalition forces. Gordon Brown delivered his budget on Wednesday to a less than enthusiastic response and in sport, Celtic could only manage a draw at home to Boavista in the first leg of the UEFA Cup semi final.

Digest of the week's news

UK AND WORLD NEWS

Digest of the week's news

World and UK news

Digest of the week's news

This is our summary of the major stories of the week.

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