Fewer than 1% of cases investigated by the UK’s first police unit dedicated to tackling online hate crime have resulted in charges.
Freedom of Information
Nicola Sturgeon has defended making handwritten notes for government policy which are then destroyed, saying there is “absolutely no substance” to claims it is to avoid scrutiny.
Scotland’s freedom of information watchdog has refused to say whether it has gagged any of its own staff.
Fines for misusing disabled bays hit £4.2m in 2017 after nearly 100,000 penalty tickets were issued to motorists.