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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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Noele McClelland, Thorntons employment law partner.

Seminars to keep employers updated on latest legislation

Local law firm Thorntons is offering expert advice and guidance to keep employers up-to-date on the latest changes in employment legislation.

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Dundee Sheriff Court

Man facing jail after a child put ecstasy in their mouth

A seven-year-old boy was moments from “absolutely catastrophic consequences” when he popped a drug dealer’s misplaced ecstasy into his mouth thinking it was a sweet - only to spit it out because it “didn’t taste nice”.

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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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Brass Scales of Justice

Four years for crime spree

A heartless thief was today (Wednesday) jailed for four years after he failed to help police fish a bag full of stolen medals from a river following a string of “contemptible” break ins.

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Dundee Sheriff Court

Angus man facing jail after downloading indecent images

A wind turbine boss was today (Tuesday) facing jail after he was found with an enormous stash of more than 20,000 child abuse images.

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Community warden David Morton.

Bag and bin your pet’s mess

The issue of dog fouling has been infuriating residents in Carnoustie with the problem escalating over the last few weeks.

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Clean up after your dog.

Playing Russian roulette with dogs’ dirt in Carnoustie

Disgusted residents of Carnoustie have taken to social media to shame dog owners who do not pick up after their pets.

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Inspector Gary Aitken

Arbroath, Carnoustie and Monifieth inspector to focus on reducing crime and disorder

The inspector for Arbroath, Carnoustie and Monifieth says he will be focusing on “reducing crime and disorder, increasing public reassurance throughout the community and keeping people safe”.

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Senior Scottish judge, Lord Bracadale.

Judge to review hate crime legislation

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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Dundee Sheriff Court

Thief ordered to help police find stolen goods

A heartless thief was today (Monday) ordered to help police fish a bag full of stolen medals from a river before he is handed a lengthy jail sentence for a string of “contemptible” break-ins.

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Thief who raided hotel room as man slept jailed

Thief who raided hotel room as man slept jailed

A brazen thief who snuck into a man’s hotel room through a window, stole his mobile phone and car keys from his bedside table as he slept, then made off with the victim’s motor was today (Monday) jailed.

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Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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New policing model in place

New policing model in place

High community engagement combined with the best of both worlds in national and local policing are at the core of the restructure of Tayside Division.

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Victim Kimberley MacKenzie

Montrose murder: Mother of Kimberley MacKenzie reacts with fury over sentencing

The mother of a murdered Montrose woman has described her daughter’s killer as ‘a psycho.’

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Judge Lady Rae

Montrose murder: ‘A level of depravity...not often seen in these courts’

“What you both did to the body of the deceased shows a level of depravity, thankfully, not often seen in these courts.”

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Montrose murder: judge brands duo ‘despicable and callous’

Montrose murder: judge brands duo ‘despicable and callous’

A depraved murderer who dismembered a Montrose mother-of-three and hid her body parts in bins has been jailed for life.

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Pictured left is Kimberley MacKenzie; pictured top right is Michelle Higgins; pictured bottom right is Steven Jackson.

Jackson jailed for 26 years

Steven Jackson (40) has been jailed for at least 26 years following the murder of Montrose woman Kimberley MacKenzie.

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Police Scotland

Changes being made to Tayside Division structure

In recent days, Tayside Division of police Scotland has put in place the final pieces of a new structure which has been months in the planning.

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