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Rapist who avoided jail for attacking girl is ‘victim of miscarriage of justice’

The Times/The Sunday Times 27 Sep 2023
Donald Findlay KC told the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh yesterday that Lord Lake did not follow correct legal procedures. Related articles. Teenage rape victim wins apology from the lord advocate. April 23 2023, 12.01am ... .

Top university St Andrews sends exchange students to Taiwan instead of China amid spy fears

The Daily Mail 23 Sep 2023
Professor Lee said. ‘All of our ­students going abroad [are] to go to Taiwan ... He added ... The decision by St Andrews comes after it was revealed that the alleged Chinese spy at ­Westminster, who this newspaper is not naming for legal reasons, went to the fee-paying George Watson’s College in Edinburgh before studying history at the Fife university ... .

​Drug pilot site needs planning - John McLellan

The Scotsman 21 Sep 2023
​With over 90 drug deaths a year, it was inevitable that plans to establish a legal drug consumption room in Edinburgh would quickly follow Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain confirming there would be no prosecutions at a pilot project in Glasgow ....

Legal challenge begins over gender reform plans

BBC News 19 Sep 2023
The bill would make to make it easier for people in Scotland to change their legally-recognised gender.

Celtic seeking settlement over boys club historical sex abuse case, lawyers say

AOL 19 Sep 2023
... the group legal action at Scotland’s highest civil court, the Court of Session in Edinburgh, last year.

How standing up for JK Rowling destroyed one author’s career

The Spectator 19 Sep 2023
On Wednesday, Philip’s lawyer Shah Qureshi of legal firm Irwin Mitchell will appear before the Edinburgh Employment Appeal Tribunal where he’ll argue that last year’s tribunal decision leaves Philip without protection from unlawful discrimination under the 2010 Equality Act.

The Union is in trouble, however this week’s trans ruling goes

The Spectator 19 Sep 2023
Up before the Court of Session in Edinburgh today is a legal question ... That is a legal question but were she to rule against the UK government, the political fallout could be significant.

The maniacs on 50mph electric scooters… and they're coming to a pavement near YOU

The Daily Mail 09 Sep 2023
Edinburgh-based Conservative MSP Sue Webber, who regularly encounters e-scooter riders in public places, describes the perfectly legal sale of high-powered versions capable of more than 50mph as ‘outrageous’ ...The public will be alarmed that Edinburgh council wants to make ...

Police investigate alleged homophobic abuse of Patrick Harvie

The Times/The Sunday Times 25 Aug 2023
Harvie was verbally abused while taking part in a televised BBC interview on Tuesday ... In response, Harvie said. “You’re a bigot.”Sponsored ... Related articles. Linehan may take legal action after Edinburgh Fringe venue cancels show ... Charlotte Alt ... .

E-scooters pose serious risk if allowed on to bike paths, warns MSP

The Times/The Sunday Times 22 Aug 2023
E-scooters may be permitted on cycle paths in Edinburgh after the city council said it is considering “how best to manage” their use if the current legal ban is lifted ... Related articles. KEVIN MAHER ... July 17 2023, 12.01am ... TRANSPORT ... .

Graham Linehan and Enoch Burke ‘are trans row allies’

The Times/The Sunday Times 20 Aug 2023
“Apart from my mum there’s not much reason for me to go back ... “I. Related articles. EDINBURGH FESTIVALS. Graham Linehan stages cancelled Fringe show in street ... EDINBURGH FESTIVALS ... Linehan may take legal action after Edinburgh Fringe venue cancels show ... .

Are your work presentations funny? It’s a slippery slope, warns comedian Rob Auton

Metro UK 19 Aug 2023
Rob Auton is embarking on his 10th year at the Edinburgh Fringe as we speak (Picture ... While some comedians may go to the Edinburgh Fringe armed with a darkly comic story of their past trauma, Rob Auton had the colour yellow ... Graham Linehan threatens Edinburgh venue with legal action after show axed over his trans views.

Graham Linehan tearfully performs on street after Edinburgh Fringe Festival show is axed over anti-trans views

Metro UK 18 Aug 2023
Father Ted creator Graham Linehan broke down in tears as he performed in the street after two venues cancelled his Edinburgh Fringe show ... His Edinburgh Fringe Festival show was cancelled over complaints about his comments on trans rights (Picture ... Graham Linehan threatens Edinburgh venue with legal action after show axed over his trans views.

Minister did not act irrationally in blocking gender law, says Advocate General

London Evening Standard 18 Aug 2023
The UK Government has published legal arguments ahead of the case being heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh next month ... .

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In this photo released by Azerbaijan's border guard service on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, Azerbaijan's border guard officers pose with detained Ruben Vardanyan, center, in Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan says it has detained the former head of Nagorno-Karabakh's separatist government as he tried to cross into Armenia following Azerbaijan's 24-hour blitz last week to reclaim control of the enclave. The arrest of Ruben Vardanyan was announced by Azerbaijan's border guard service.
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