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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 trial was held at Edinburgh High Court

Sex offender guilty of rape

A convicted sex offender raped a girl and carried out a serious indecent assault on a boy during a 15-year catalogue of abuse against children.

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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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Police appeal for information after trailer stolen

Police Scotland is appealing for information after a trailer was stolen in the Fraserburgh area.

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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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Broad Street, Fraserburgh

Return of wardens to Broch streets

There used to be two full-time community wardens in Fraserburgh, and one part-time.

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Sensible quad biker seeks safe area

Sensible quad biker seeks safe area

Quad bikes used improperly or illegally can pose a major safety problem. The question is, where can these vehicles be used legally and without putting other citizens at risk.

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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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Zig zag lines outside Philiphaugh Primary School in Selkirk.

Poster competition for schools

A Crime Prevention poster competition is to be launched in local schools.

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Police are investigating

Deliberate fire

Police have appealed for witnesses following wilful fire-raising within a communal landing at a block of flats in Fraserburgh.

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Appeal for witnesses following wilful fire-raising in Fraserburgh

Police have appealed for witnesses following a wilful fire-raising within a communal landing at a block of flats in Fraserburgh.

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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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Appeal for witnesses following vandalism

Police in Fraserburgh are investigating vandalism to a vehicle which occurred last week in the area of Topping Gardens.

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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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Police crackdown on careless driving in Fraserburgh

Police crackdown on careless driving in Fraserburgh

A team of volunteers from across the North East has helped crack down on antisocial and careless driving in the Fraserburgh area.

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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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Heroin and crack cocaine worth around 1500 was recovered yesterday

Three in court following drugs recovery

Two men aged 26 and 40 and a woman aged 31 are due to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today, Friday, February 3, following the recovery of drugs in the Sandhaven area.

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