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Archive for June, 2015

Rural Hospitality Trade Threatened by New Drink Driving Laws
New research shows that many rural hospitality establishments, most notably rural bars and hotels, are suffering a significant reduction in trade since new drink driving laws were introduced at the end of last year. Some rural businesses have experienced a decline in...
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Scottish Motorists Face Fines for Pavement Parking
The introduction of a long-awaited bill that would hand legal rights of pavements to pedestrians has been welcomed by campaigners, but there is concern that councils have not provided motorists with alternative parking spaces in areas affected by high levels of vehicle...
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Celtic Calls for Repeal of Sections of Anti-Sectarian Football Law
Celtic has called for the repeal of the controversial new law that aims to stamp out sectarian abuse at Scottish football matches on the grounds that it is “fundamentally illiberal and unnecessarily restricts freedom of expression.” Thousands of people have so far...
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Automatic Release Plans Further Weakened by MSP Amendments
The Scottish Government’s pledge to end automatic release of prisoners seems to have been set back by an amendment to the proposals forwarded by an MSP. The Government has been pushing for an end to the system that sees many criminals released from prison early and would...
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Rural Hospitality Trade Threatened by New Drink Driving Laws
New research shows that many rural hospitality establishments, most notably rural bars and hotels, are suffering a significant reduction in trade since new drink driving laws were introduced at the end of last year. Some rural businesses have experienced a decline in...
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Andy Coulson Stands Trial for Perjury
The former News of the World editor, Andy Coulson, is going on trial in Scotland. He has been accused of committing perjury in 2010 at the trial of Scottish politician Tommy Sheridan, which took place at the High Court in Glasgow. Mr Coulson – who hails from Kent –...
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Scots Favour Laws to Reduce Offensive Behaviour at Football Matches
According to the Panelbase survey, which was commissioned by pro-independence group Wings Over Scotland, 60 per cent of the more than 1,000 Scots surveyed support a law passed by the Scottish Parliament back in 2012. The law, dubbed the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act,...
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Scottish Tycoon Refuses to Apologise for £400m Hedge Fund Collapse
Scottish Tycoon and multimillionaire, Greg King, is at the centre of a criminal probe into a £400-million hedge fund collapse. Currently based in in Spain, King, 46, has returned to Glasgow and refuses to issue any form of apology to investors. His hedge fund, Heather...
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Four Face Charges in Alleged UDA Murder Plot
In Scotland, four men have gone to trial in the case of attempted murder against two former leaders of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA), a Loyalist terror group. The four men – Paul Sands, 31; Martin Hughes, 36; Anton Duffy, 39; and John Gorman, 58 – all deny the...
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