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Women in Scotland are to be the first in the UK to be allowed to take the abortion pill at home. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has been lobbying to change the law in the UK and welcomed the development. Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood has written…
Nicola Sturgeon has blasted Tories at Westminster over the failure to pause the rollout of Universal Credit, branding the decision as "morally repugnant". The First Minister hit out after it emerged nine local authorities in Scotland are setting aside almost £9 million to help mitigate the impact of the Conservatives'…
Guidance aimed at helping professionals implement the Scottish Government's controversial named person scheme could see information on children being "stockpiled", Police Scotland has warned. Holyrood's Education Committee heard that "too much weighting" on obtaining consent to share information could result in officers not getting it to the "right people at…
Incidents of domestic abuse rose slightly last year, according to new figures. Police Scotland recorded 58,810 incidents in 2016/17, up 1% from the previous year. At least one crime or offence was found to have been committed in almost half of those incidents. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said the statistics…
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