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Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

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The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill aims to tackle those who use coercive and controlling behaviour.

New law to tackle psychological abuse

A new bill to strengthen the laws against psychological domsetic abuse is being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

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Parents are being urged to check the age restrictions of any social media sites used by their children.

Parents unaware of social network age restrictions

Half of adults in Scotland are unaware of whether their children are old enough to be using social networks such as Facebook and Snapchat, new figures suggest.

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Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers

Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for cybercrime - has warned of a new tool in the arsenal of online fraudsters.

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If you are concerned about the images you or a loved one is viewing online, then the Stop it Now! Get Help website could be the answer.

Stop looking at child abuse online - get help now

There are grey areas. It’s not me who did it so I’m not responsible. They are smiling so they must be enjoying it.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Man charged following hare coursing report near Inverbervie

Man charged following hare coursing report near Inverbervie

Police have charged a 39 year-old man following a report of hare coursing on a farm in the Inverbervie area on Sunday, March 5.

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Warning over parking fine scam

Warning over parking fine scam

Drivers are being warned of a potential scam which involves the issuing of fake parking fine letters.

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View are being sought as part of Police Scotlands public consultation.

Public consulted on future of Police Scotland

People across Scotland are being invited to contribute their views on the futre direction of the police force.

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The penalty for this sort of driving offence just got much steeper.

Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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Appeal for information following break-in at Stonehaven Co-op

Appeal for information following break-in at Stonehaven Co-op

Officers have appealed for witnesses following a theft by housebreaking at the Co-Op at Redcloack Drive in Stonehaven.

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Two vehicle crash on A90 at Portlethen

Two vehicle crash on A90 at Portlethen

The northbound lane of the A90 is down to one lane this afternoon following a road traffic collision.

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has said that 1530 people from Scotland contacted its Stop it Now! website last year.

Scottish paedophiles visiting website to help them change

Potential Scottish paedophiles tempted to look at indecent images of children online have been visiting a special website to help them change their behaviour.

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Volunteers urged to put safety first as search resumes for missing kayaker

Volunteers urged to put safety first as search resumes for missing kayaker

Officers leading the search for missing Mearns kayaker Dominic Jackson are once again urging volunteers to put their own safety first as an intensive specialist Police operation gets underway for a third day.

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Second day of searches for missing Mearns kayaker

Second day of searches for missing Mearns kayaker

Searches are continuing today to trace kayaker Dominic Jackson, who was reported missing on Sunday night.

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£33,000 of cannabis recovered in Portlethen

£33,000 of cannabis recovered in Portlethen

Three men were arrested in Portlethen over the weekend after cannabis worth around £33,000 was recovered from a car in the area.

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Family of missing Mearns man appeal for information

Family of missing Mearns man appeal for information

The family of Fettercairn man Dominic Jackson have appealed for information as searches for the missing kayaker continue.

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Portsoy Harbour

Laurencekirk man missing after sea-kayaking trip

Searches are continuing today for a Laurencekirk man who was reported missing after leaving to embark on a sea-kayaking trip on Friday.

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Drugs worth £47,000 recovered in Stonehaven

Drugs worth £47,000 recovered in Stonehaven

Three people have been arrested following a drugs seizure in Stonehaven.

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Senior Scottish judge, Lord Bracadale.

Judge to review hate crime legislation

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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