Local News

Anti-social behaviour on the rise across the North East

Figures released by the Scottish Conservatives show that more than 155 incidents of anti-social behaviour are reported every day across Angus and Tayside. In addition, the figures demonstrate that there have been almost 1,000 anti-social behaviour incidents reported per day across Scotland. 

More potential victims of Arbroath child rapist investigated

TheCourier.co.uk reveal that former soldier Arnold Dousse was recently jailed for seven years at the High Court in Edinburgh for a sickening catalogue of historic sex crimes against children, one of which took their own life.

Dog offence figures published

Police Scotland released figures on recorded crimes for failing to keep dogs under proper control. This exposed widespread confusion over recording procedures and the statistics handed out.

Charity raises HMP Grampian young offenders concerns

According to The Press and Journal, a leading prisoner support charity Families Outside has been left disappointed with HMP Grampian’s young offenders prison. Young offenders were moved out of the specialist facility in 2014 following a riot just weeks after the prison opened.

NHS Tayside staff morale at rock bottom

TheCourier.co.uk report on figures from NHS Tayside that show a total of 267,198 days were taken due to mental health between January 2017 and December 2017, an increase of more than 9% when compared to 2016. An employee at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee said staff morale is at rock bottom.

Consultation on sale of Police Station has no 'keep it open' option

The Daily Express report that the consultation results regarding the closure of 53 “empty or soon to be empty” stations were unveiled at a Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board meeting, with bosses agreeing to go ahead with the disposal of 49 properties.