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A "ruthless" sexual predator who had images of children being abused as the screensaver on his computer has been jailed for 14 years.Robert Hawkins was described by a judge as an "unrepentant paedophile" as he was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on Friday.The 58-year-old was convicted of the…
Stress-led absences in the NHS have risen by just under a fifth, new analysis shows.The number of staff absent due to stress, depression and anxiety has risen 17.6% between 2015/16 and 2017/18, according to statistics obtained by Labour through Freedom of Information.The equivalent of more than one million working days…
A health board has apologised after advising staff to avoid speaking to members of the travelling community.NHS National Services Scotland sent an internal memo to staff at its staff at Gyle Square, Edinburgh, regarding local travellers.The memo said the board planned to lock all facilities over the weekend having been…
The Scottish Government has published guidance for businesses aimed at helping them identify and prevent human trafficking and exploitation.It calls on firms to carry out checks to ensure workers have access to their identification documents, and to provide employees with training to spot the signs of exploitation.Under the Modern Slavery…
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