Scottish teacher and NHS pension payments exceed pound;1 billion
The Daily Telegraph
Scottish taxpayers face being burdened with a "pensions time bomb" after official figures showed the cost of retirement payments to doctors, nurses and teachers has increased to more than pound;1 billion. The cost of funding retired teachers' pensions has increased 57 per cent over six years to pound;650 million.
My school grub's blog standard
Fed-up Martha Payne has launched a blog to expose the horrors of school dinners. The nine-year-old takes snaps of the grub on offer at her primary before rating it in an online diary. She started the blog - called Never Seconds - to show mum Rebecca and dad Dave why she is always hungry when she gets home from Lochgilphead Primary, Argyll.
Lamont hints at Labour U-turn on free tuition
The Scottish Labour leader gave the strongest signal yet that Labour would abandon its pre-election pledge not to charge fees for university students when she blamed Alex Salmond's policy for a squeeze on college places. Johann Lamont called for an "honest debate" on the issue.
Sex-claims pupil quits top school
A 14-year-old boy has been thrown out of Prince Charles's former school after allegedly making sexual advances to senior female pupils. The pupil's parents withdrew him from pound;32,000-a-year Gordonstoun, near Elgin, Moray, following an internal investigation. It is alleged the teenager, who comes from the Highlands, sexually harassed eight female students.