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First Minister & Police Scotland Aim to Cut Domestic Violence Crime with Clare's Law

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Working with Police Scotland, Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon is aiming to protect men/men from abusive/violent relationships and in turn, reduce domestic abuse crime, with the introduction of Clare's Law.

The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse, which is better known as Clare's Law, enables individuals, who are worried about domestic abuse, to request information, from the Police, about their partner's background.

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Scottish Property Rents “Reach New Peak.”

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According to new figures, the average price of renting a property in Scotland has reached a new peak, with rental prices rising by 1% in the last month.

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Hate Crimes in Scotland: Increasing or Decreasing?

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The number of hate crimes, which are being committed in Scotland, is falling.

In addition to an overall reduction in the number of hate crimes over the last twelve months, throughout the same period, the new data - recently released by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) – shows that the number of:

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Interest Growing in Scottish Property

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An independent consultancy has found that there is an added interest in buying properties in Scotland this summer, with more property viewings and inquiries this year.

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First Time Buyers & Parents Disagree Over Difficulties Buying a Property

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A report by Halifax has shown that parents and first-time buyers disagree about how possible it is to buy a property. The study from the banking group showed the different perspectives and concerns that many first-time buyers have when it comes to buying a home.

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Police Aiming to Reduce Rural Crime in Scotland

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Scotland's police force is cracking down on rural crimes across the country with the help of the Scottish Government and other partners.

The new initiative follows successful pilots Lothian as well as Lanarkshire.

Other parties that will be working with the police to target rural criminals/crimes, which is thought to cost remote communities in excess of 1.9million a year, include NFU Mutual, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Land and Estates, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, National Farmers' Union (Scotland), Scottish Land and Estates and Scottish Business Resilience Centre.

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Scottish Property Values Rise At Twice English Rates

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The value of Scottish properties doubled the rate of English properties in March ahead of the new property tax that came into force in Scotland in April.

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15% Rise in the Number of Homes Registered in Scotland

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According to the National House Building Council (NHBC), between January and March 2014 and January and March this year, the number of homes, which were registered in Scotland, increased from 2,771 to 3,189. This represents a rise of 15 per cent.

Looking at the United Kingdom (UK) collectively, with the majority of the country showing strong growth, house building has reached the levels of 2007.

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New Glasgow Property Guide Publsihed

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A new property guide focussing on Glasgow's East End has been published as part of our extensive analysis into properties in the area.

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Police Scotland Put 'Most Wanted' Criminals Online

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The faces of the most wanted criminals in Scotland have now been made available online.

It is hoped that the newly created section of Police Scotland's website, which was made available from 3 April 2015, will encourage members of the public to help the country's police-force trace said criminals.

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