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Scotsman
High costs risk sinking tidal powerschemes up to one megawatt are charged £7,400 for rights to a seabed site, plus
High costs risk sinking tidal power
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
schemes up to one megawatt are charged £7,400 for rights to a seabed site, plus rent of up to £4,000 a year. A Crown Office spokeswoman said: “These fees help cover the costs of our staff assessing and processing the application, taking... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Vernon man has second degree murder charge droppedwhose body was found near the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club in Polson Park on Aug. 2
Vernon man has second degree murder charge dropped
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 4 days ago
whose body was found near the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club in Polson Park on Aug. 26, 2015. A spokesman for the provincial Crown office said the prosecutor for the case concluded after reviewing evidence at the preliminary inquiry and other... Read more
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BC Local News
Vernon man has second degree murder charge droppedwhose body was found near the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club in Polson Park on Aug. 2
Vernon man has second degree murder charge dropped
BC Local News / Posted 4 days ago
whose body was found near the Vernon Lawn Bowling Club in Polson Park on Aug. 26, 2015. A spokesman for the provincial Crown office said the prosecutor for the case concluded after reviewing evidence at the preliminary inquiry and other... Read more
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Daily Record
Victim of rapist who claimed to be asleep during viscous attacks speaks outHull. “I knew then it wasn’t a one-off and he was dangerous. “I waited and wa
Victim of rapist who claimed to be asleep during viscous attacks speaks out
Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
Hull. “I knew then it wasn’t a one-off and he was dangerous. “I waited and waited, wondering what was happening. " The Crown Office didn’t keep me informed and I often wondered what was going on. “The Crown Office told me more than two years... Read more
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heraldscotland
Trump’s golf resort challenge by call of nature accusedwas a deliberately offensive act that took place in full view of golfers and gu
Trump’s golf resort challenge by call of nature accused
heraldscotland / Posted 7 days ago
was a deliberately offensive act that took place in full view of golfers and guests, and only a few feet from the clubhouse.” Malone previously described the alleged offence as a “disgusting and shameful act”. The Crown Office declined to com... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Rapist soldier avoided jail for years amid claims he attacked women in his sleepbite-mark on her breast. Joseph Short claimed he was asleep when he carried ou
Rapist soldier avoided jail for years amid claims he attacked women in his sleep
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
bite-mark on her breast. Joseph Short claimed he was asleep when he carried out the assaults Scottish prosecutors at the Crown Office dropped the case. At last month’s Birmingham trial the defence raised the sleep disorder in... Read more
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heraldscotland
Watchdog to probe police response to incident that led to man's deathBrittle also unveiled a new tattoo with "RIP dad". A spokesman for PIRC said t
Watchdog to probe police response to incident that led to man's death
heraldscotland / Posted 11 days ago
Brittle also unveiled a new tattoo with "RIP dad". A spokesman for PIRC said the investigation had been directed by the Crown Office, who are responsible for criminal investigations in to the police. He said: "A report into the findings of the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Mum who ripped young son's heart out strolls to Greggs for a pasty MONTHS laterwas unable to “appreciate the nature and wrongfulness” of what she had done. Pr
Mum who ripped young son's heart out strolls to Greggs for a pasty MONTHS later
Daily Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
was unable to “appreciate the nature and wrongfulness” of what she had done. Prosecutors accepted the special defence. The Crown Office said later that Chirashi had been charged with murder before doctors had given their opinion on her state of... Read more
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Daily Record
Killer mum strolls to shops just 18 months after she ripped her son's heart outwhat she had done. Prosecutors accepted the special defence. Farai Chirashi wa
Killer mum strolls to shops just 18 months after she ripped her son's heart out
Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
what she had done. Prosecutors accepted the special defence. Farai Chirashi walks along Morningside Road in Edinburgh The Crown Office said later that Chirashi had been charged with murder before doctors had given their opinion on her state of... Read more
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Daily Record
Police avoid charges for hunting journalist's sources instead of killerTHE Crown Office have refused to investigate Police Scotland’s unlawful hunt fo
Police avoid charges for hunting journalist's sources instead of killer
Daily Record / Posted 13 days ago
THE Crown Office have refused to investigate Police Scotland’s unlawful hunt for Sunday Mail sources. Prosecutors last week wrote to one of the former officers targeted to insist the force had not broken the law when they went after our journalists’... Read more
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heraldscotland
Criminal charges for hate crimes against Muslims in Scotland almost doubled in past yearyear and the lowest number reported since 2003-04. There were 581 charges with
Criminal charges for hate crimes against Muslims in Scotland almost doubled in past year
heraldscotland / Posted 15 days ago
year and the lowest number reported since 2003-04. There were 581 charges with a religious aggravation reported to the Crown Office, a three per cent increase on 2014-15 and largely as a result of incidents involving Muslims. Other findings... Read more
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Scotsman
Rise in charges under Offensive Behaviour at Football Acthate crime campaign which reached many people and our commitment to eradicating
Rise in charges under Offensive Behaviour at Football Act
Scotsman / Posted 15 days ago
hate crime campaign which reached many people and our commitment to eradicating hate crime continues. Police Scotland, with Crown Office, hosted a joint Hate Crime Conference at Hampden Park in March 2016 at which the First Minister provided a... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Glasgow bin lorry crash prosecution bid hearing to be held in Autumnvictims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter Erin McQuade are purs
Glasgow bin lorry crash prosecution bid hearing to be held in Autumn
EveningTimes Online / Posted 16 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 Mr Clarke, who had blacked out behind the wheel. Stephenie Tait, Jacqueline Morton... Read more
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heraldscotland
Glasgow bin lorry crash prosecution bid hearing to be held in autumnvictims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter Erin McQuade are purs
Glasgow bin lorry crash prosecution bid hearing to be held in autumn
heraldscotland / Posted 16 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 Mr Clarke, who had blacked out behind the wheel. Stephenie Tait, Jacqueline Morton... Read more
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Daily Record
Glasgow bin lorry crash: Prosecution bid hearing to be held in Autumnvictims Jack and Lorraine Sweeney and their granddaughter Erin McQuade are purs
Glasgow bin lorry crash: Prosecution bid hearing to be held in Autumn
Daily Record / Posted 16 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 Mr Clarke, who had blacked out behind the wheel. Stephenie Tait, Jacqueline Morton... Read more
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heraldscotland
Disturbed birds of prey nests were near shooting areaitems of interest were recovered and which resulted in further enquiries being
Disturbed birds of prey nests were near shooting area
heraldscotland / Posted 17 days ago
items of interest were recovered and which resulted in further enquiries being carried out. A report was submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscals Service for consideration. Inspector Alicen Winston said : "Wildlife crime and the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Scot facing extradition to Taiwan claims he will face human rights abuses in prisonfrom the Ministry of Justice of Taiwan to the Scottish court. The assurances ha
Scot facing extradition to Taiwan claims he will face human rights abuses in prison
heraldscotland / Posted 21 days ago
from the Ministry of Justice of Taiwan to the Scottish court. The assurances have not changed at all.” A spokesman for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said it is “entirely a matter for the court”. A spokesman for the Scottish Courts... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Craig Whyte faces Rangers trial alonethe damage that has been caused to their reputations and careers by a prosecuti
Craig Whyte faces Rangers trial alone
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
the damage that has been caused to their reputations and careers by a prosecution which should never have been brought." A Crown Office spokesman said: "The Crown can confirm that proceedings are no longer live against Mr Clark and Mr Whiteh... Read more
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heraldscotland
Government delays PR push to sell named person scheme to parentsin Perth yesterday, deputy first minister John Swinney announced that former Pr
Government delays PR push to sell named person scheme to parents
heraldscotland / Posted 22 days ago
in Perth yesterday, deputy first minister John Swinney announced that former Procurator Fiscal and Chief Executive of the Crown Office, Catherine Dyer, will chair the independent child protection review commissioned by the govenmnet in... Read more
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Daily Record
Former STV presenter Bryce Curdy arrested over allegations of sexual assaultBryce Curdy, 64, was held on Tuesday over claims dating back to 2012. Prosecut
Former STV presenter Bryce Curdy arrested over allegations of sexual assault
Daily Record / Posted 22 days ago
Bryce Curdy, 64, was held on Tuesday over claims dating back to 2012. Prosecutors are now looking at the case. The Crown Office said: “The Procurator Fiscal received a report relating to a 64-year-old man in connection with alleged incidents... Read more
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Scotsman
John Swinney blasts Named Person critics over Liam Fee commentsin Scotland.” He used a child protection summit in Perth to announce that Cath
John Swinney blasts Named Person critics over Liam Fee comments
Scotsman / Posted 22 days ago
in Scotland.” He used a child protection summit in Perth to announce that Catherine Dyer, a former chief executive of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, will chair a review into child protection. Both the review and the National... Read more
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Daily Record
John Swinney blasts 'named person' critics over Liam Fee commentsin Scotland." He used a child protection summit in Perth to announce that Cath
John Swinney blasts 'named person' critics over Liam Fee comments
Daily Record / Posted 22 days ago
in Scotland." He used a child protection summit in Perth to announce that Catherine Dyer, a former chief executive of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, will chair a review into child protection. Both the review and the National... Read more
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heraldscotland
John Swinney blasts 'named person' critics over Liam Fee commentsin Scotland." He used a child protection summit in Perth to announce that Cath
John Swinney blasts 'named person' critics over Liam Fee comments
heraldscotland / Posted 22 days ago
in Scotland." He used a child protection summit in Perth to announce that Catherine Dyer, a former chief executive of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, will chair a review into child protection. Both the review and the National... Read more
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heraldscotland
Nicola Sturgeon: Only courts can decide if Lockerbie conviction is unsafematter for Kenny and for his publishers. "In terms of the Lockerbie conviction
Nicola Sturgeon: Only courts can decide if Lockerbie conviction is unsafe
heraldscotland / Posted 23 days ago
matter for Kenny and for his publishers. "In terms of the Lockerbie conviction, the conviction stands, I say again as the Crown Office have said in the past that there is confidence in the safety of that conviction and of course for that... Read more
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Bury Free Press
Post Office accused of ‘only paying lip service to public opinion’ over Bury moveThe Post Office has been accused of ‘paying lip service’ to public consultation
Post Office accused of ‘only paying lip service to public opinion’ over Bury move
Bury Free Press / Posted 23 days ago
The Post Office has been accused of ‘paying lip service’ to public consultation over moving Bury St Edmunds crown office into WH Smith. After a two hour meeting with Post Office and Communication Workers’ Union representatives on Wednesday, Bury MP... Read more
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News.com.au
Inside toddler’s house of horrorsThis fireguard is believed to have been used during the terrible crimes. Pictur
Inside toddler’s house of horrors
News.com.au / Posted 24 days ago
This fireguard is believed to have been used during the terrible crimes. Picture: Crown Office WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT CHILLING pictures from inside the house of horrors Liam Fee was forced to live can be revealed for the first time today. He... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Inside toddler’s house of horrorsThis fireguard is believed to have been used during the terrible crimes. Pictur
Inside toddler’s house of horrors
Adelaide Now / Posted 24 days ago
This fireguard is believed to have been used during the terrible crimes. Picture: Crown Office WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT CHILLING pictures from inside the house of horrors Liam Fee was forced to live can be revealed for the first time today. He... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Inside toddler’s house of horrorsThis fireguard is believed to have been used during the terrible crimes. Pictur
Inside toddler’s house of horrors
The Courier Mail / Posted 24 days ago
This fireguard is believed to have been used during the terrible crimes. Picture: Crown Office WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT CHILLING pictures from inside the house of horrors Liam Fee was forced to live can be revealed for the first time today. He... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Inside toddler’s house of horrorsfireguard is believed to have been used during the terrible crimes. Picture: Cr
Inside toddler’s house of horrors
Daily Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
fireguard is believed to have been used during the terrible crimes. Picture: Crown Office WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT CHILLING pictures from inside the house of horrors Liam Fee was forced to live can... Read more
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express
Liam Fee’s killer parents BRAINWASHED another child into taking blame for his murderrefused to answer questions. They were bailed while enquiries continued but by
Liam Fee’s killer parents BRAINWASHED another child into taking blame for his murder
express / Posted 25 days ago
refused to answer questions. They were bailed while enquiries continued but by August that year Police Scotland and the Crown Office decided they had enough evidence to charge them. Asked how the two children, now nine, were recovering from... Read more
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Scotsman
Liam Fee murder: The pictures that helped convict Rachel and Nyomi Fee Liam Fee. Picture: Crown Office RACHEL and Nyomi Fee were today found guilty
Liam Fee murder: The pictures that helped convict Rachel and Nyomi Fee
Scotsman / Posted 25 days ago
Liam Fee. Picture: Crown Office RACHEL and Nyomi Fee were today found guilty of murdering toddler Liam Fee at the High Court in Livingston. These images were submitted as... Read more
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Daily Record
Top lawyer James Wolffe named as new Lord Advocatesociety." The creation of the National Sexual Crimes Unit was just one example
Top lawyer James Wolffe named as new Lord Advocate
Daily Record / Posted 25 days ago
society." The creation of the National Sexual Crimes Unit was just one example of the increased specialisation of the Crown Office that Frank Mulholland presided over. "In her role as Solicitor General, Lesley's work, particularly around... Read more
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Scotsman
James Wolffe QC set to become Scotland’s Lord Advocatesociety. “The creation of the National Sexual Crimes Unit was just one example
James Wolffe QC set to become Scotland’s Lord Advocate
Scotsman / Posted 25 days ago
society. “The creation of the National Sexual Crimes Unit was just one example of the increased specialisation of the Crown Office that Frank Mulholland presided over. “In her role as Solicitor General, Lesley’s work, particularly around... Read more
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heraldscotland
James Wolffe named as new Lord AdvocatePicture: Lord Advocate-Nominee James Wolffe QC He will be backed up as head of
James Wolffe named as new Lord Advocate
heraldscotland / Posted 25 days ago
Picture: Lord Advocate-Nominee James Wolffe QC He will be backed up as head of the Crown Office by a new solicitor general, Alison Di Rollo, currently a senior advocate depute pursuing rapists and one of the prosecutors who successfully convicted... Read more
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International Business Times
'Sexsomniac' Joseph Short jailed for attacking women after dodging rape charge in Scoland because he had failed to heed Espie's advice and avoid harming women. Short's
'Sexsomniac' Joseph Short jailed for attacking women after dodging rape charge in Scoland
International Business Times / Posted 27 days ago
because he had failed to heed Espie's advice and avoid harming women. Short's alleged victim in Scotland says if the Crown Office had listened to her instead of Espie, Short might not have gone on to claim other victims. "I felt they gave in... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Soldier who dodged rape trial over sleepwalking claim later attacked two womenafter claiming he was ­sleepwalking went on to attack two women. Joseph Short’
Soldier who dodged rape trial over sleepwalking claim later attacked two women
Daily Mirror / Posted 27 days ago
after claiming he was ­sleepwalking went on to attack two women. Joseph Short’s victims yesterday demanded to know why the Crown Office dropped the prosecution in Scotland after he was jailed for 11 years for the attacks in England. The Army... Read more
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Daily Record
Soldier who was cleared of rape in Scotland is jailed for attacks in EnglandJoseph Short’s victims yesterday demanded to know why the Crown Office dropped
Soldier who was cleared of rape in Scotland is jailed for attacks in England
Daily Record / Posted 27 days ago
Joseph Short’s victims yesterday demanded to know why the Crown Office dropped the prosecution in Scotland after he was jailed for 11 years for the attacks down south. The Army sergeant, who had been posted to Edinburgh, had been ­investigated by... Read more
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heraldscotland
The unravelling of Kenny MacAskill ... and the case against Megrahithe conviction was safe,’ says JfM’s Iain McKie, a former police superintendent
The unravelling of Kenny MacAskill ... and the case against Megrahi
heraldscotland / Posted 27 days ago
the conviction was safe,’ says JfM’s Iain McKie, a former police superintendent who spent 15 years battling the police and Crown Office to clear the name of his daughter Shirley McKie. ‘So what does Kenny know that we don’t that has caused him to... Read more
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express
Pleas for prosecution of Lockerbie mastermind spotted alive and well in SyriaSenussi and bomb maker Abu Agila Mas'ud. Now campaigners and relatives of thos
Pleas for prosecution of Lockerbie mastermind spotted alive and well in Syria
express / Posted 28 days ago
Senussi and bomb maker Abu Agila Mas'ud. Now campaigners and relatives of those who died in the attack are calling for the Crown Office to take similar steps to pursue Jibril in his Syrian bolthole. The PFLP-GC have been fighting for President... Read more
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Northern Echo
Campaigners against closure of Durham's Crown Post Office gear up for fightCity MP Roberta Blackman-Woods and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are ba
Campaigners against closure of Durham's Crown Post Office gear up for fight
Northern Echo / Posted 29 days ago
City MP Roberta Blackman-Woods and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are backing a campaign to keep services at the Crown office. Dr Blackman-Woods said: “The Durham Crown Post Office is always exceptionally busy, accessible and the heart... Read more

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