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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A MOTHER whose son was injured in an Afghan mine blast said on Sunday that brain-damaged soldiers were not being properly compensated.
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.
This is our summary of the major stories of the week ending 18 April.
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.
This is our summary of the major stories of the week.