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More than £1m of taxpayer’s cash to defend ruthless hoods

The Scottish Sun report that the lawyers representing members from one of Scotland's most prolific gangs received over £1 million in legal aid fees for defending them in court.

Liam said: “Legal aid is there to support vulnerable people who cannot afford their own representation.

Proposal to give prisoners the right to vote

Murderers and rapists do not deserve the right to vote. Only the Scottish Conservatives opposed these plans in committee and we’ll fight them every step of the way.

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.