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Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

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The number of bogus callers has risen in recent months. Pic: Police Scotland

Growing number of bogus workmen

People across South Ayrshire are being warned to be vigilant against a growing number of rogue traders being reported in the area.

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Crimestoppers wants people to speak up about hate crime.

Scots urged to report hate crime

Crimestoppers is urging people to report incidents of hate crime across Scotland.

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Maybole bookmakers staff member threatened with weapon during robbery

Maybole bookmakers staff member threatened with weapon during robbery

Detectives in Ayrshire are appealing for information following a robbery in Maybole on Sunday 8th October.

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IAM RoadSmart recommends  a drink-drive rehabilitation course should be made compulsory for those convicted of drink-driving, as opposed to it being voluntary.

Road safety charity call to reduce deaths caused by drink-driving

The UK’s biggest road safety charity is calling for a compulsory rehabilitation course as well as visible policing and a cut to the drink-drive limit to reduce the number of deaths on the roads.

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Chief Inspector Gary IAnson

Action on doorstep crime

South Ayrshire Area Commander, Chief Inspector Gary I’Anson, is launching a week of action on doorstep crime across South Ayrshire.

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Police are appealing for information.

Police seize £50,000 worth of heroin

Four people, including a 71 year-old man, are expected to appear at Dumfries Sheriff Court today, (Tuesday 12 September) after £50,000 worth of heroin was seized by police.

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Dog owners across Scotland could face criminal charges if their dog attacks an assistance dog. Pic: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL.

Scots warned to keep their dogs on a tight leash

Dog owners across Scotland could face criminal charges if their dog attacks an assistance dog.

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Puppies seized by the SPCA from the boot of a car at Cairnryan in June 2016.

SSPCA puppy powers could be extended at Cairnryan port

A project to combat the illegal puppy trade between the UK and Ireland could be extended for another year.

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Key statistics from Crimestoppers show 575 criminals were arrested and charged.

Record number of Scots reporting crimes

Over the last 12 months independent charity Crimestoppers has received a record number of reports from the Scottish public – as people speak up to help make streets and communities safer.

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Lady Dorrian, chairwoman of the Scottish Sentencing Council.

Public consultation on sentencing guidelines for Scottish courts

The public is to have a say in the development of Scotland’s first sentencing guideline which will influence the way offenders are sentenced in our courts.

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The new law came into force from July 3, 2017

Sharing intimate images without consent is not always about revenge

Organisations backing a new law to prosecute those who share intimate images without consent have underlined the crime isn’t always about revenge.

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The stolen black RS500 model is still missing.

Police issue Scotland-wide appeal after theft of rare cars

Police officers investigating the theft of cars from the Buchan area are making a Scotland-wide appeal to the public for information as extensive enquiries continue to trace them.

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Drivers still admit to taking risks by calling and texting while driving, although the number has fallen since new legislation introduced earlier this year.

Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Scotland has seen a 30 per cent reduction in drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, although some are still willing to take the risk, according to recent research.

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New research has revealed that marital status and age are key in how older people respond to scams.

Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

More than 400,000 older people in Scotland believe they have been targeted by scammers, according to new research.

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20mph plan for villages

20mph plan for villages

All villages in Carrick could have 20mph speed limits introduced under a plan being considered by South Ayrshire councillors.

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Thefts of quad bikes and tractors has fallen in the last two years.

Fall in tractor and quad bike thefts

Scottish farms have seen a welcome fall in tractor and quad thefts since an initiative to tackle the theft of farm machinery was launched two years ago.

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Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

A warning has been issued over pet fraud - after a national increase was reported.

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Pictured back row left to right; Andrew Hamilton, Carolyn Smillie, James Holland (Front L to R) Linda Challis, Provost Helen Moonie, Gillian Haswell

Long service is recognised

A special thank-you has been made to a special group of people who have dedicated their time and efforts to helping vulnerable children.

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