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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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Scottish Police Launch Wildlife Crime Campaign
With the number of recorded wildlife crimes on the rise, Police Scotland have launched a brand new awareness campaign tackling offences such as endangered species trading, poisoning birds of prey, and the persecution of badgers. Nearly 250 cases were documented between...
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Defamation Case against Scottish Newspaper Dismissed
The claim by William Roddie, director of Spectrum Properties (Scotland) Ltd, that the Scottish Mail on Sunday published by Associated Newspapers had run a false, defamatory story damaging his reputation has been dismissed by Court of Session judge, Lord Jones. Despite...
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Scotland Yard Arrests Teenage Terror Suspect
As one of the latest British nationals suspected of aiding and supporting Muslim extremism, a 19 year old North Londoner, Yahya Rashid, was arrested at Luton Airport on 31 March 2015 by officers in Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command. Rashid was apprehended after...
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Lack of Clarity Noted in Scottish Assisted Suicide Bill
Last January, the Justice Committee reported on the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill which is even now being debated in parliament. It was noted that the Committee couldn’t provide details about the legal rules regarding those who assist with suicide in Scotland. The...
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Glasgow Lorry Driver Avoids Criminal Charges
The driver of a bin lorry that crashed and killed 6 people in Glasgow has avoided criminal charges. The ruling was made by Scotland’s Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service which also advised that a fatal accident inquiry be performed to determine the facts and find the...
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Legal Challenges Predicted If Early Inmate Releases Ended
Scottish government proposals to stop automatically releasing prisoners two thirds of the way through their sentences could end up creating a wide range of legal issues, experts warn. The fear is that lengthier waiting lists for rehab courses could breach the European...
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