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March 2009 News

Giving back to the community

Community orders, often used by magistrates as an alternative to prison, are laughed at by offenders and seen as a soft option. A study by Kings College Centre for Crime and Justice Studies says the orders, introduced four years ago,

Minimum price for your merlot or Martini

Binge drinking and alcoholism is always hitting the headlines, particularly when it involves teenagers and young adults. In a bid to combat the problem, Scottish ministers have announced they want to set a minimum price for booze to stop it