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The Scottish Government has revealed that over 5,000 NHS staff in Scotland will be trained to encourage victims to 'open up' about domestic abuse.
After a successful pilot in Inverclyde, a campaign to make young people aware of the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife will be rolled out to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Clackmannanshire.
FEMALE offenders who often suffer from severe long-term problems such as sexual abuse are more likely to re-offend.
COST-CUTTING council chiefs want to spend £13,000 on a staff party. The Big Thank You event at the Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries takes place at the end of September for the social work department.