Charities, including Barnardo’s, the Who Cares? Trust and Voice, are warning that thousands of children placed in care far from home are more vulnerable to criminality, drug abuse and sexual exploitation.
The mobile phone tycoon John Caudwell, founder of the charity Caudwell Children, has been presented with an honorary degree in recognition of his charity work.
Scots are being urged to take part in a nationwide survey of bird numbers being carried out by RSPB Scotland.
The feline welfare charity Cats Protection has offered Prime Minister David Cameron one of its strays to help catch the rat that has been seen in two broadcasts from outside 10 Downing Street this week.