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A judge has told a man running a sex club that he may continue organising group sex parties but should not refer to them as club activities. Calgary man Matthew Mills was ordered in 2019 to cease hosting sex parties with $30 CAD tickets (around €20 or £17.50) at his home following complai

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The former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation Lord Anderson has called for tighter rules on political lobbying. In a new interview with the lord speaker, Lord Anderson of Ipswich called for a new offence to be created to tackle corruption in public life.

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The Sheriff Principal of Glasgow and Strathkelvin, Aisha Anwar, has been appointed by the Scottish ministers to act as a temporary judge. Sheriff Principal Anwar was appointed sheriff principal of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway in 2020 and transferred to Glasgow & Strathkelvin in 2023.

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Proposals on how a global agreement on biodiversity will be monitored risk undermining the rights of indigenous peoples, Amnesty International has said. Current plans regarding how to measure progress towards the Global Biodiversity Framework – a conservation agreement which involves guarantee

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Plans for juryless trials have been condemned by the Scottish, English, Irish and Northern Ireland bars. Following a meeting of the four bars in Belfast recently, their leadership issued a joint statement on the proposed removal of juries for rape and other serious sexual offence trials in Scotland.

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Spain's High Court has ruled that former Spanish football federation head Luis Rubiales should face trial for sexual assault after he kissed player Jenni Hermoso last year. Mr Rubiales held Ms Hermoso's head and kissed her on the lips after Spain's historic win in the 2023 Women's World Cup in foota

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Women will now be allowed to join an exclusive London club which was at the centre of controversy after it emerged that senior judges and lawyers were among its membership. The Garrick Club, founded in 1831, was accused in an open letter signed by dozens of senior lawyers of embodying "a social and

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Via LinkedIn: The WS Society’s governance and charities team is delighted to see The Newark Trust launch in Inverclyde. The trust, a newly-established charity in Inverclyde, has been launched with a £100k donation to kick start its vision to improve the lives in the region.

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TSPC, the property portal for Dundee, Angus, and North Fife, is doubling down on its commitment to support first-time buyers as they get a foot onto the property ladder. Angela Wallace, centre and operations manager of TSPC, said: "Our members, a network of solicitors and estate agents operating acr

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The number of house sales in Scotland fell flat in April, according to the results of the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey. The market was seemingly impacted by the slight increase in mortgage rates over the last few weeks but respondents retain a posi

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Inverness Sheriff Court has banned a local retailer from selling vapes for 15 months after he was found to be selling them to underage customers. Adnan Abbas owns two retail shops in Inverness city centre — Vapecing and Wow Mobile — which are registered to sell nicotine vapour products o

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