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New curbs against drug-driving

Drug-driving limits and roadside testing will be introduced in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has announced.

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Sheriff Craig Caldwell dealt with a reluctant witness at court last week

Witness says he was ‘too busy’ to attend court

A witness who failed to turn up to a trial because he was too busy was told he was lucky he was not getting locked up.

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Appeal for witnesses after man dies in crash

Appeal for witnesses after man dies in crash

Police in Forth Valley are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a road accident.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Getting the basics right...is a top priority for Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan.

SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Conversation and consultation...is vital to ensuring the success of the 2026 vision, according to Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick.

DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland’s 2026 vision

As policing beats go, they don’t get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley at the 2026 strategy launch.

Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation

The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force’s vision for 2026.

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Further appeal after Grangemouth street lights damaged

Further appeal after Grangemouth street lights damaged

Police have issued a further appeal to catch those responsible for tampering with street lighting and causing a blackout in parts of Grangemouth.

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Security guard suffered serious injury while working at M&Ds complex

Jail for biting off bit of park guard’s ear

A serial offender who bit off a chunk of a security guard’s ear at M&D’s Theme Park has been jailed for 21 months.

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Akhtar pled guilty at Stirling Sheriff Court today

Man who drove at 120mph escapes jail

Accountant who drove at speeds of up to 120mph and on the hard shoulder of the M9 has escaped a prison sentence.

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Three assaults during pub rampage

Three assaults during pub rampage

A woman has pled guilty to three assaults during an angry encounter at a Falkirk pub.

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Thug chucked parents’ telly out the window

Thug chucked parents’ telly out the window

An angry encounter between a son and his parents saw him chuck a TV out of a window and then hold a spoon to his mum’s neck.

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A police forensic officer searches the scene in Lower Newmarket Street for evidence. Picture: Michael Gillen

Town centre security concerns after attack

A brutal attack at a Falkirk taxi rank has raised questions about whether enough is being spent on town centre security.

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Stirling Sheriff Court

Thug who dangled baby by the neck of jacket is spared jail

A moronic monster who dangled a baby strapped in a pushchair by the neck of his hooded jacket has escaped a jail sentence.

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Police are investigating a spate of incidents.

Man arrested for Dunipace assault

A man has been arrested in connection with an assault in Dunipace last night.

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Police sealed off Lower Newmarket Street after the incident

Man arrested after taxi rank assault

A 33-year-old man has been arrested following a serious assault in Falkirk.

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Police are investigating the incident at a property in MacGregor Place. Picture: Michael Gillen

Good Friday party goes bad

A home in a posh Larbert street is understood to have been trashed by unruly teens who attended a party while the owners were away on holiday for Easter.

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Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Experts from across Europe are meeting at the Scottish Police College to discuss the emerging threats in intellectual property crime particularly the illegal use of Internet protocol television (IPTV).

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Police sealed off Lower Newmarket Street

Serious assault in Falkirk street

A 34-year-old man is being treated in hospital after being attacked at Falkirk’s taxi rank.

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Banker caught with child rape videos is jailed

Banker caught with child rape videos is jailed

A vile banker collected videos on his laptop computer of children as young as four being raped.

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