Converted care homes could house elderly offenders says Kenny MacAskill

Buying a care home and adding “some modest security measures” could be a “better option” than housing elderly offenders in Scotland’s jails, former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has said.

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A 14-year-old has been charged. Picture; John Devlin

14-year-old charged after Dalkeith break in and car theft

A teenager has been charged following a break-in and theft in Dalkeith.

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Police are investigating. Picture: John Devlin

Police investigating ‘suspicious’ Fenton Barns fire

Police in East Lothian are investigating after a series of business units were set alight in the Fenton Barns area.

Hutchison Vale Football Club, Saughton Enclosure,Picture; Neil Hanna

Vale chiefs left ‘disturbed’ by Neely abuse claims

A LEADING amateur football club in the Capital has been left “disturbed and upset” after a former player claimed he was raped by ex-Hibs talent scout Gordon Neely during his time at the club as a coach.

Montagu Terrace. Picture; Jon Savage

Inverleith thieves smash through barber’s wall to raid jewellery store

BRAZEN thieves smashed through the wall of a barber shop before raiding a neighbouring jewellers during an early morning heist.

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Scotland Street death: Victim was being hunted by Welsh police

Scotland Street death: Victim was being hunted by Welsh police

A man whose death in a New Town flat sparked a murder investigation was being sought by Welsh police over a string of thefts.

Police are investigating. Stock image

Police appeal after 3 assaults in 15 minutes on the Meadows

Police are appealing for witnesses after a spate of assaults on the Meadows over the weekend.

Police are appealing for information. Picture; John Devlin

Police appeal following robbery in Newtongrange

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a housebreaking in Newtongrange.

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Hibs team pic 1985-86

Gordon Neely is second from the right in second row (beside Tommy Craig)

Police probe claims of sex abuse over ex-Hibs scout

POLICE are investigating allegations of sexual abuse which the Evening News understands are related to a former Hibs talent scout.

Farmer spared jail after his cows trample Edinburgh man to death

Farmer spared jail after his cows trample Edinburgh man to death

A farmer who was repeatedly warned to control his cows has been spared jail after a retired university professor was trampled to death in his field.

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OAP seriously injured in New Town hit-and-run

OAP seriously injured in New Town hit-and-run

A 73-year-old has been left with serious injuries following a hit-and-run in New Town.

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SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan spoke to BBC Scotland over child abuse claims. Picture: SNS Group

SFA apologises over failure to deal with child abuse claims

The Scottish Football Association has apologised for failing to properly deal with a past allegation of abuse against a youth coach and assistant referee.

Gordon Neely.

Police probe ex Hibs coach Gordon Neely sex abuse claims

Police are investigating a report of sexual abuse believed to involve former Hibs coach Gordon Neely.

Elderly man targeted by bogus workmen in West Calder

Elderly man targeted by bogus workmen in West Calder

Police in West Lothian are appealing for information after an elderly man was targeted by bogus workmen.

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Woman seriously injured after attack in Linlithgow Bridge

A woman was seriously injured following an attack in West Lothian.

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The woman, 25, was been stabbed to death in Lapland, Finland

Scots woman stabbed to death in Lapland while working as Santa guide

A Scottish woman has reportedly been stabbed to death in Lapland.

The Supreme Court in Westminster will rule if the government can trigger Article 50 without the need for legislation. Picture: PA

UK Government goes to Supreme Court to overturn Brexit ruling

The Government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit.

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Gordon Neely in August 1985.

Ex coach Gordon Neely ‘molested boys at Hibs youth camp’

Hibs have vowed to cooperate after claims a former football coach molested boys at a Hibs youth training camp.

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 Neil Hanna

Man charged in connection with Scotland Street death

Police Scotland have arrested and charged a 28-year-old man following a death on Scotland Street.

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A police image of John Nisbet who was killed on the A1. Picture; Police Scotland

Fresh appeal over fatal A1 taxi collision

Police officers investigating a fatal road collision on the A1 last weekend are appealing for information

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