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heraldscotland
Crown: Edinburgh saunas policy was to 'minimise impact of prostitution'be updated as prosecutors said moves have been taken to "ensure that this issue
Crown: Edinburgh saunas policy was to 'minimise impact of prostitution'
heraldscotland / Posted 3 hours ago
be updated as prosecutors said moves have been taken to "ensure that this issue does not prevent future prosecutions". A Crown Office spokesman said: "In prosecuting the Operation Windermere cases in 2015, new information came to light about the... Read more
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express
Secret deal to allow saunas in Edinburgh to sell sex legallyThe documentat, signed by politicians, police and a senior Crown Office officia
Secret deal to allow saunas in Edinburgh to sell sex legally
express / Posted 7 hours ago
The documentat, signed by politicians, police and a senior Crown Office official was drafted in 1986 Owners of vice businesses in Edinburgh were secretly granted immunity from prosecution decades ago because of the AIDS epidemic gripping the capital... Read more
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Scotsman
Secret deal which allows Edinburgh sauna owners to sell sex revealedchief constable Sir Stephen House’s bid to end the industry. The document was
Secret deal which allows Edinburgh sauna owners to sell sex revealed
Scotsman / Posted 16 hours ago
chief constable Sir Stephen House’s bid to end the industry. The document was signed by politicians, police and a senior Crown Office office in 1986 amid fears that the city would be devastated by the Aids epidemic. Lothian and Borders Police,... Read more
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Daily Record
The secret deal that allows sauna owners in Edinburgh to sell sexof then chief constable Sir Stephen House’s planned crackdown. The paper was s
The secret deal that allows sauna owners in Edinburgh to sell sex
Daily Record / Posted 22 hours ago
of then chief constable Sir Stephen House’s planned crackdown. The paper was signed by politicians, police and a senior Crown Office official in 1986 amid fears the city would be devastated by an Aids epidemic. The rate of HIV infection among... Read more
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express
No extradition for Scot convicted of Taiwan hit-and-run deathstop him being sent back, claiming that inmates in Taiwanese jails are subjecte
No extradition for Scot convicted of Taiwan hit-and-run death
express / Posted 2 days ago
stop him being sent back, claiming that inmates in Taiwanese jails are subjected to inhumane and degrading conditions. The Crown Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office had to enter into negotiations with the Taiwanese government over the... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Rangers star Kenny Miller arrested over Old Firm incidenthappened just hours after Celtic defeated Rangers 5-1 at Parkhead during the fi
Rangers star Kenny Miller arrested over Old Firm incident
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
happened just hours after Celtic defeated Rangers 5-1 at Parkhead during the first Old Firm clash in four years. A Crown Office spokesman said: "The procurator fiscal at Hamilton has received a report concerning a 36 year old male in... Read more
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Scotsman
Rangers star Kenny Miller arrested over wine bar brawlman has been arrested and is subject to a report to the procurator fiscal in co
Rangers star Kenny Miller arrested over wine bar brawl
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
man has been arrested and is subject to a report to the procurator fiscal in connection with this incident.” The Crown Office confirmed the case is under review. A spokesman said: “The procurator fiscal at Hamilton has received a report... Read more
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heraldscotland
Rangers striker Kenny Miller arrested over disturbance after Old Firm gameman has been arrested and is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal i
Rangers striker Kenny Miller arrested over disturbance after Old Firm game
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
man has been arrested and is the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal in connection with this incident." A Crown Office spokesman said: "The procurator fiscal at Hamilton has received a report concerning a 36-year-old male in... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Man jailed for keeping fighting dogs at homelife. "These dogs were caused terrible and unnecessary suffering with numerous
Man jailed for keeping fighting dogs at home
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
life. "These dogs were caused terrible and unnecessary suffering with numerous wounds and scar over their bodies. "COPFS (Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service) will continue to work to ensure those who participate in this barbaric practice... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scottish Greens: Taskforce to target dog fighting should be set upcases to conviction?" Ms Ewing said: "In the period 2013 to 2016, there was on
Scottish Greens: Taskforce to target dog fighting should be set up
heraldscotland / Posted 4 days ago
cases to conviction?" Ms Ewing said: "In the period 2013 to 2016, there was only one case of dog fighting reported to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. "That, I understand, led to a successful prosecution and a conviction was... Read more
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heraldscotland
Call for police investigation into counterfeit mesh implants claimsmesh for implant in women’s reproductive systems. “This is a global scandal. I
Call for police investigation into counterfeit mesh implants claims
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
mesh for implant in women’s reproductive systems. “This is a global scandal. I am now calling on the Police and the Crown Office to get involved and investigate these allegations to ensure the integrity of Scotland’s NHS is not c... Read more
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Daily Record
Mesh implants campaigners demand probe over fake Chinese materials claiminvestigation and these allegations have been looked into." Read More Findlay
Mesh implants campaigners demand probe over fake Chinese materials claim
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
investigation and these allegations have been looked into." Read More Findlay said: "I am now calling on the police and Crown Office to get involved and investigate these allegations to ensure the integrity of Scotland's NHS is not... Read more
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Scotsman
US murder suspect arrested after hiding out in Edinburgha weapon. Adeghe is set to appear in court in Scotland again next month for a
US murder suspect arrested after hiding out in Edinburgh
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
a weapon. Adeghe is set to appear in court in Scotland again next month for a further hearing on his extradition case. A Crown Office spokesman said: “Following the execution of a warrant, in connection with an alleged incident in New York,... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Dozens of women feared could have contaminated mesh implants in Glasgowmesh for implant in women’s reproductive systems. “This is a global scandal. I
Dozens of women feared could have contaminated mesh implants in Glasgow
EveningTimes Online / Posted 5 days ago
mesh for implant in women’s reproductive systems. “This is a global scandal. I am now calling on the Police and the Crown Office to get involved and investigate these allegations to ensure the integrity of Scotland’s NHS is not c... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Mesh implant campaigners call for criminal investigationselling a fake product that is not fit for purpose and potentially extremely da
Mesh implant campaigners call for criminal investigation
EveningTimes Online / Posted 5 days ago
selling a fake product that is not fit for purpose and potentially extremely dangerous. "I am now calling on the police and Crown Office to get involved and investigate these allegations to ensure the integrity of Scotland's NHS is not compromis... Read more
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heraldscotland
Mesh implant campaigners call for criminal investigationa fake product that is not fit for purpose and potentially extremely dangerous.
Mesh implant campaigners call for criminal investigation
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
a fake product that is not fit for purpose and potentially extremely dangerous. "I am now calling on the police and Crown Office to get involved and investigate these allegations to ensure the integrity of Scotland's NHS is not compromised."... Read more
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express
Psychics call on police to dig up forest to solve Renee MacRae murder mysteryin flames in a layby off the A9, 12 miles south of Inverness. Ten years ago, N
Psychics call on police to dig up forest to solve Renee MacRae murder mystery
express / Posted 7 days ago
in flames in a layby off the A9, 12 miles south of Inverness. Ten years ago, Northern Constabulary sent a report to the Crown Office naming a prime suspect but prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to bring charges. Now Mr Lawrie,... Read more
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Daily Record
Forgotten victim of World's End killer Angus Sinclair tells of her horrorhave described what happened to the jury. “It may have been compelling evidenc
Forgotten victim of World's End killer Angus Sinclair tells of her horror
Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
have described what happened to the jury. “It may have been compelling evidence but ultimately we accepted it was the Crown Office’s and the advocate depute’s decision.” Patricia said: “They asked if I would be willing to testify and I said I... Read more
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heraldscotland
Call for courts shake-up as domestic abuse accused is bailed to go back homefar as I am concerned, that the bail conditions were refused, whether the accus
Call for courts shake-up as domestic abuse accused is bailed to go back home
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
far as I am concerned, that the bail conditions were refused, whether the accused had previous convictions or not. “ The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: “In this case we did ask for special bail conditions and will always do so... Read more
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heraldscotland
Bin lorry legal bid families return to courttoday. Relatives applied for a Bill of Criminal Letters, which would enable th
Bin lorry legal bid families return to court
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
today. Relatives applied for a Bill of Criminal Letters, which would enable them to bring the prosecutions after the Crown Office ruled it would not do so. The action has been brought by lawyers acting for the families of Jack and Lorraine... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
New legislation aims to criminalise psychological abuseour modern society physical and psychological abuse will not be tolerated." He
New legislation aims to criminalise psychological abuse
EveningTimes Online / Posted 10 days ago
our modern society physical and psychological abuse will not be tolerated." He raised concerns that a senior figure in the Crown Office had told MSPs it was better for domestic abuse to be an aggravating factor in cases than for a separate offence... Read more
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heraldscotland
New legislation aims to criminalise psychological abuseour modern society physical and psychological abuse will not be tolerated." He
New legislation aims to criminalise psychological abuse
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
our modern society physical and psychological abuse will not be tolerated." He raised concerns that a senior figure in the Crown Office had told MSPs it was better for domestic abuse to be an aggravating factor in cases than for a separate offence... Read more
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heraldscotland
Families return to court in bid to bring private prosecutions against two menThe Crown Office previously ruled out bringing criminal charges against either
Families return to court in bid to bring private prosecutions against two men
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
The Crown Office previously ruled out bringing criminal charges against either man, saying there was "insufficient evidence in law". The action has been brought by lawyers acting for the families of Jack and Lorraine Sweeney, aged 68 and 69, and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Relentless cuts have left the Post Office 'at crisis point'because the Post Office is at crisis point. This year alone we face 2,000 job
Relentless cuts have left the Post Office 'at crisis point'
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
because the Post Office is at crisis point. This year alone we face 2,000 job losses, the closure of sixty of its flagship Crown office branches and the closure of its Defined Benefit pension scheme with 3,500 active members. These things are the... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Your local Post Office could close tomorrow as staff walk outprivate hands were leaving staff on the minimum wage and zero-hour contracts.
Your local Post Office could close tomorrow as staff walk out
Liverpool Echo / Posted 11 days ago
private hands were leaving staff on the minimum wage and zero-hour contracts. He said: “Their idea of success is to sell Crown office buildings, put the money in the government’s coffers, then outsource or franchise the service by sticking it in... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Postal workers to picket in 24-hour strikepensions.a Members of the Communication Workers Union and Unite are taking ind
Postal workers to picket in 24-hour strike
EveningTimes Online / Posted 11 days ago
pensions.a Members of the Communication Workers Union and Unite are taking industrial action in protest at the closure of Crown offices, job cuts and changes to the pension scheme. The Post Office said most of its 11,600 branches will remain open... Read more
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heraldscotland
Postal workers to picket in 24-hour strikeand the company described the Post Office as a success story. Mr Pullinger add
Postal workers to picket in 24-hour strike
heraldscotland / Posted 11 days ago
and the company described the Post Office as a success story. Mr Pullinger added: "Their idea of success is to sell Crown office buildings, put the money in the Government's coffers, then outsource or franchise the service by sticking it in... Read more
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Daily Record
Relatives of bin lorry crash victims say they couldn't hear judge during hearingif the relatives can bring a private prosecution against Clarke, 59, over the D
Relatives of bin lorry crash victims say they couldn't hear judge during hearing
Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
if the relatives can bring a private prosecution against Clarke, 59, over the December 2014 crash. The move follows a Crown Office decision not to prosecute Clarke, who had blacked out behind the wheel. As well as Erin and her grandparents,... Read more
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Daily Record
Glasgow bin lorry crash: Judges to hear private prosecution bidvictims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter Erin McQuade are purs
Glasgow bin lorry crash: Judges to hear private prosecution bid
Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
victims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter Erin McQuade are pursuing the court bid, which follows a previous Crown Office decision not to prosecute Clarke, who had blacked out behind the wheel. The six victims of the Glasgow bin... Read more
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heraldscotland
Post Office staff being offered thousands of pounds to scab strikethe government and the company described the Post Office a success story. But h
Post Office staff being offered thousands of pounds to scab strike
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
the government and the company described the Post Office a success story. But he added: "Their idea of success is to sell Crown office buildings, put the money in the government's coffers, then outsource or franchise the service by sticking it in... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Post Office accused of £3,000 'bribes' to get workers to break strikestrike on Thursday. Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Unite
Post Office accused of £3,000 'bribes' to get workers to break strike
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
strike on Thursday. Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Unite will walk out over the closure of so-called Crown offices - main Post Offices in the High Street - with postal services moved to stores such as WH Smith. Terry... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Post Office staff 'offered £3,000 bribes to scab strike', union saysCommunication Workers Union (CWU) and Unite will stage a 24-hour walkout on Thu
Post Office staff 'offered £3,000 bribes to scab strike', union says
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Unite will stage a 24-hour walkout on Thursday partly over the closure of so-called Crown offices, with postal services moved to stores such as WH Smith. Terry Pullinger, deputy general secretary of the CWU,... Read more
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heraldscotland
Cheese firm linked to E.coli: Food watchdog is trying to close us downBlue Cheese, based on unpasteurised cow’s milk, was the “most likely” cause of
Cheese firm linked to E.coli: Food watchdog is trying to close us down
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
Blue Cheese, based on unpasteurised cow’s milk, was the “most likely” cause of the E.coli outbreak. It has emerged the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service have launched an investigation into the death of the child, who has not been... Read more
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heraldscotland
Lawyers: Crown Office probe should look at pressures on entire legal systemsaid. “The whole system needs better funding." His view is echoed by Brian Mc
Lawyers: Crown Office probe should look at pressures on entire legal system
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
said. “The whole system needs better funding." His view is echoed by Brian McConnachie QC, a former senior prosecutor at Crown Office, who claimed Scottish Government cuts to the justice system had left COPFS under-resourced. He said: “They... Read more
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Scotsman
Lord Advocate urged to act on political meddling in casesletter to the new Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC – his predecessor as dean – Mr
Lord Advocate urged to act on political meddling in cases
Scotsman / Posted 14 days ago
letter to the new Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC – his predecessor as dean – Mr Jackson calls for a culture change in the Crown Office to return it to a position of “very robust independence”. “There is a perception that prosecutors, from... Read more
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Daily Record
Woman forced to fight off intruder in her home after police failed to help"When he was arrested it was the last time I heard anything about the case. "N
Woman forced to fight off intruder in her home after police failed to help
Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
"When he was arrested it was the last time I heard anything about the case. "No follow-up calls from the police or the Crown Office to let me know what happened despite me trying. "No one seems to be interested in keeping victims of crime... Read more
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Scotsman
Rise in domestic violence and abuse sparks courts inquiryand domestic violence cases. The Scottish Parliament’s justice committee inten
Rise in domestic violence and abuse sparks courts inquiry
Scotsman / Posted 14 days ago
and domestic violence cases. The Scottish Parliament’s justice committee intends to look at the “effectiveness” of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) as part of a wide-ranging review of its work. The committee’s chair, Tory... Read more
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Daily Record
Lawyer behind historic Carol X case hails victim 34 years onat two o’clock in the morning from a journalist. So it became headline news an
Lawyer behind historic Carol X case hails victim 34 years on
Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
at two o’clock in the morning from a journalist. So it became headline news and the rest is history. “I met with the Crown Office who couldn’t have been more helpful. They agreed to the private prosecution. It was nerve-wracking. Although... Read more
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express
Royal Family's beloved cheesemaker faces ANOTHER product shut downof the enforced recall order came after it emerged prosecutors have launched an
Royal Family's beloved cheesemaker faces ANOTHER product shut down
express / Posted 15 days ago
of the enforced recall order came after it emerged prosecutors have launched an investigation into her death. The Crown Office said the probe was being led by its specialist Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit. She was among 20 people... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Food agency calls for new batch of cheese to be withdrawn over E. coli fearsresults will be ready on Monday when we will review the situation and post an u
Food agency calls for new batch of cheese to be withdrawn over E. coli fears
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
results will be ready on Monday when we will review the situation and post an update." Meanwhile, an investigation by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has begun into the death of the three-year-old girl in Dunbartonshire on... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Calls for new batch of Scottish cheese to be withdrawn over E.Coli fearsresults will be ready on Monday when we will review the situation and post an u
Calls for new batch of Scottish cheese to be withdrawn over E.Coli fears
EveningTimes Online / Posted 15 days ago
results will be ready on Monday when we will review the situation and post an update." Meanwhile an investigation by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has begun into the death of the three-year-old girl in Dunbartonshire on... Read more
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Daily Record
Probe launched into child's death after E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheeseaffected had consumed Dunsyre Blue, made by Lanarkshire-based Errington Cheese,
Probe launched into child's death after E.coli outbreak linked to blue cheese
Daily Record / Posted 15 days ago
affected had consumed Dunsyre Blue, made by Lanarkshire-based Errington Cheese, before they became unwell. Read More A Crown Office spokesman said: "The Procurator Fiscal has received a report in connection with the death of a three-year-old... Read more
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heraldscotland
Probe launched into child's E.coli death linked to blue cheeseA Crown Office spokesman said: "The Procurator Fiscal has received a report in
Probe launched into child's E.coli death linked to blue cheese
heraldscotland / Posted 15 days ago
A Crown Office spokesman said: "The Procurator Fiscal has received a report in connection with the death of a three-year-old girl in Dunbartonshire on 2 September 2016. "The investigation into the death, under the direction of Scottish Fatalities... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Probe launched into child's E.coli death linked to blue cheesefound those affected had consumed Dunsyre Blue, made by Lanarkshire-based Errin
Probe launched into child's E.coli death linked to blue cheese
EveningTimes Online / Posted 15 days ago
found those affected had consumed Dunsyre Blue, made by Lanarkshire-based Errington Cheese, before they became unwell. A Crown Office spokesman said: "The Procurator Fiscal has received a report in connection with the death of a three-year-old... Read more
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Daily Record
Boy racer killer Dylan Jenkin let off the hook for missiles chargeof attempted car theft and reckless conduct from the first incident were droppe
Boy racer killer Dylan Jenkin let off the hook for missiles charge
Daily Record / Posted 17 days ago
of attempted car theft and reckless conduct from the first incident were dropped against Jenkin, a prisoner at Polmont Young Offenders Institute. The Crown Office said: “The Procurator Fiscal instructed that there should be no further proceedi... Read more
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heraldscotland
£3,300 fine for flooring firm after worker injured in fallCourt on Wednesday after pleading guilty to contravening part of the Health and
£3,300 fine for flooring firm after worker injured in fall
heraldscotland / Posted 18 days ago
Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to contravening part of the Health and Safety Act. Gary Aitken, head of the Crown Office health and safety division, said: "This was an accident that resulted in life-changing injuries that could have... Read more
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Daily Record
Woman appears in court charged with the murder of Dundee mum Marie Lowin Ballantrae Terrace in Dundee The 30-year-old, of Dundee, made no plea or de
Woman appears in court charged with the murder of Dundee mum Marie Low
Daily Record / Posted 19 days ago
in Ballantrae Terrace in Dundee The 30-year-old, of Dundee, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody, the Crown Office confirmed. The case was committed for further examination and Russell is expected to return to the court next... Read more
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Sussex Express
Post Office announce major changes at Lewes and Polegate branchesto be re-opened as a main style branch after undergoing a major refurbishment,
Post Office announce major changes at Lewes and Polegate branches
Sussex Express / Posted 19 days ago
to be re-opened as a main style branch after undergoing a major refurbishment, according to Maria Caulfield MP. The Lewes Crown Office is expected to close on October 19 before moving its services to WH Smith in Cliffe High Street, the comapny... Read more
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Daily Record
Crown goes after Iceman's boy in bid to recover dirty money from drugs bossmore than £1million of drugs money in 2007. Read More We can reveal a fresh ­
Crown goes after Iceman's boy in bid to recover dirty money from drugs boss
Daily Record / Posted 21 days ago
more than £1million of drugs money in 2007. Read More We can reveal a fresh ­proceeds of crime case was launched by the Crown Office Civil Recovery Unit against 37-year-old Carbin and his partner Karen Maxwell, 40, 10 days ago. It is understood... Read more
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Daily Record
Gangster accused of £1m heroin haul off the hook after charges droppedmurder accepted. Read More But the case against Campbell was only dropped in
Gangster accused of £1m heroin haul off the hook after charges dropped
Daily Record / Posted 21 days ago
murder accepted. Read More But the case against Campbell was only dropped in May. A source said: “It was thought the Crown Office had a solid case against Campbell. He has strong criminal connections in Glasgow’s east end and a long history... Read more
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