Serco has lost a multi-million pound contract to house asylum seekers in Scotland to Mears Group, a UK-wide housing and social care provider.
Glasgow City Council's auditor is to investigate emails suggesting managers knew that a private company planned to change the locks of asylum seekers' homes.
Senior managers at Glasgow City Council knew for months about controversial plans to evict hundreds of asylum seekers from their homes, calling into question claims by councillors the council had been "blindsided".
Edinburgh City Council has broken the law 466 times in the last year by placing homeless families in bed and breakfast accommodation for more than seven days.
There have been more than 58 suicides over the last ten years in Scottish prisons.
A refugee couple with two young children, who were facing street homelessness in Scotland after being destitute for almost a decade, have been granted the right to remain in the UK.
Care charities have called for new guidance to make it easier for those who have been looked after to access their records.
Scotland must introduce formal reviews on domestic murders to help save lives, according to leading violence against women organisations.
Scotland's national records office says it will undertake a review that could see it count the deaths of homeless people for the first time.