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Nearly 600 unaccompanied children arrived in Scotland over three years, including 88 who had been trafficked, and at least 11 young people have gone missing from care.
Concerns have been raised that Scottish local authorities are “massively underestimating” their carbon footprints, after an external review of one council’s climate pollution saw its reported emissions quadruple in one year. 
The Scottish Conservatives have routinely criticised the Scottish Government's approach to justice matters in recent years, with a particular focus on sentencing for violent crime. 
Deliveroo has been accused of making a “hollow and cynical PR move” aimed at preventing its workers from pursuing their rights by signing a “partnership deal” with the GMB union.
Anti-racism groups have warned that a far right group which allegedly distributed leaflets in Glasgow’s south side includes “neo-Nazis” trying to “stir up hatred” of migrants.
Campaigners argued that the insurance companies had recognised that allowing "new fields to proceed goes against climate science".
On this episode we talk about the end of the world and all the elements that make up some of humanity's biggest threats.
On this episode we talk about the end of the world and all the elements that make up some of humanities' biggest threats. Sam and Ali talk to Herbert Lin, senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. They discuss the...
Asylum children in Scotland have spent months living in overcrowded B&B rooms with their families and struggled to access schooling.
Animal welfare groups have condemned Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) for continuing to allow fox hunts into public forests which are home to protected species such as otters, wildcats and badgers.
Ferret Fact Service looks into an SNP claim about affordable housing.
Ferret Fact Service looks at what powers councils have, ahead of the upcoming local elections.
A hereditary peer has been paid £90,000 by the Scottish Government so that a former airfield can be used as an overflow lorry park in Dumfries. 
Wild swimmers face “a risk” to their health from a toxic pesticide used by salmon farming companies, says a report for the industry.
Councils have been accused of a “moral failure” to provide decent housing to homeless people and of overseeing a “fiscal disaster” as costs top quarter of a billion.
A company owned by the Chinese government lobbied a Scottish minister to reduce the rent.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency paid private PR and social media firms £170,000 following a cyber attack in 2020, despite having its own communications department.
Highland Council has been accused by conservationists of causing potentially criminal damage to native trees at Loch Morlich.
Ahead of council elections on May 5, the podcast takes a look at Council Elections.
Ahead of council elections on May 5, the podcast takes a look at Council Elections. Sam and Ali welcome Allan Faulds from Ballot Box Scotland to talk about democracy in Scotland, election week and our understanding of representation. They also discuss the recent fact check on the Big Power Off and rising energy costs. Podcast Notes:Find out more about ballotbox.scot/about (Ballot Box...
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