A man has been warned by police after allowing an enormous horned Watusi bull to ride in the passenger seat of his car. Lee Meyer, from Nebraska, apparently modified a regular-sized car to allow his bull, Howdy Doody, to sit next to him.
Women will continue to have the right to equal pay with men even after an EU protection expires at the end of the year, the UK government has confirmed. The law, designed to assist workers whose jobs have been outsourced, was removed in a post-Brexit elimination of EU laws. However, the governm
A new report has revealed that a total of 350 people died in prison in Scotland between 2012 and 2022 – with the death rate having more than trebled over that period. Scottish government research indicates that the rate of death per 1,000 prisoners rose from 0.85 in 2012-13 to 3.33 in 2022.
Most Scottish businesses believe the Scottish government is out of touch with the business community, according to the latest Fraser of Allander Institute Scottish Business Monitor (SBM) report. Just nine per cent of firms agree that the Scottish government understands the business environment in Sc
RSABI, the charity which supports people in Scottish agriculture, is sending a message of thanks to the sponsors, teams, supporters and volunteers who made its annual fundraising event on Friday such a huge success. The event was fully booked with the maximum of 25 teams from a wide range of roles i
Two members of a county lines drug trafficking gang have been jailed for a total of 11 years and three months. Mohammed Miah, 28, and Abdul Khan, 24, set up an operation to ferry substantial amounts of heroin and cocaine from their home city of Bradford to Edinburgh.
Addleshaw Goddard (AG) has launched a year-long programme to help young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds gain insights into careers in law and equip them for future success. The Legal Explorer Programme will give 20 UK students aged 16-17 the opportunity to learn about the legal professi
Proposals south of the border to compel criminals to appear in the dock for sentencing could do more harm than good, the father of one victim has said. Criminals in England and Wales will be forced to attend their sentencing and face a longer period behind bars if they refuse to appear under legisla
Burger King is being sued by disgruntled US customers who say the chain's famous Whopper isn't as big in real life as it is in adverts. A judge in Miami, Florida last week granted permission for the class-action lawsuit – alleging the burgers are advertised as "approximately 35 per cent larger
A new pilot project in Scotland, Bairns' Hoose, aims to provide a safe space for children who have been victims of violent and sexual crimes, enabling them to give pre-recorded evidence without the need to visit a police station or court. The scheme is inspired by the Barnehus model from Norway, whe
Russian protest band Pussy Riot suffered degrading treatment at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics when band members were whipped and pepper-sprayed by Cossack security forces, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. In yesterday's Chamber judgment in the case of Verzilov and Others v. Rus
Registers of Scotland should devote its resources to addressing the backlog of applications instead of 'Unlocking the Sasine', writes the Scottish Law Agents Society. Amanda Cameron of D M Hall provided a timely reminder of the Scottish government target of having all property on the Land Register b