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Dundee News

Smacking ban set to increase demands on police and social workers, MSPs told

Smacking ban set to increase demands on police and social workers, MSPs told

The smacking ban is likely to increase costs for the police, force chiefs say.

MSPs to hear from dog attack victims as they consider toughening up the law

MSPs to hear from dog attack victims as they consider toughening up the law

Dundee parents will tell MSPs about the trauma of losing their 11-year-old daughter in a dog attack as part of a Holyrood review of animal control legislation.

Seven police vehicles sent to raid on Community Justice Services after belt buckle mistaken for offensive weapon

Seven police vehicles sent to raid on Community Justice Services after belt buckle mistaken for offensive weapon

A police raid on a community justice centre has been described as “totally over the top” after seven vehicles were called to deal with a belt buckle mistaken for an offensive weapon.

Three years jail for heroin dealer who ran off after Broughty Ferry crash – leaving drugs at car’s passenger side

Three years jail for heroin dealer who ran off after Broughty Ferry crash – leaving drugs at car’s passenger side

A heroin dealer, snared after his DNA was found on the airbag of a car he’d crashed at a busy junction before running off, has been jailed for almost three-and-a-half years.

Dundee man threatened to gouge out partner’s eye and kill her before three-hour police stand-off

Dundee man threatened to gouge out partner’s eye and kill her before three-hour police stand-off

A man who threatened his partner with a murder-suicide bid – then wiped his own blood on her so police would think he was acting in self defence – is behind bars.

Perth News

Perthshire gardener found dead in burned out car had link to man connected to shooting of Fife businessman

Perthshire gardener found dead in burned out car had link to man connected to shooting of Fife businessman

A Perthshire man found dead in a burned-out stolen car was a landscape gardener who had links to a man convicted in connection with a hit on a businessman in Fife.

Musician urges people not to keep their mental health rapped up

Musician urges people not to keep their mental health rapped up

A Tayside musician is helping beat the stigma of mental illness by rapping about his time in a Dundee psychiatric hospital.

Private school to be reopened by Malaysian education firm

Private school to be reopened by Malaysian education firm

A private school on the edge of Perthshire is set to reopen this summer.

Help needed in Perthshire battle against American mink

Help needed in Perthshire battle against American mink

A wildlife watchdog wants to drive meddlesome mink from the Perthshire countryside.

Council apologises to parents after sharing vulnerable teenager’s medical information

Council apologises to parents after sharing vulnerable teenager’s medical information

Council leaders have been forced to apologise after publishing a vulnerable young person’s personal data.

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