What is the EU’s ‘bendy bananas’ law?
Ferret Fact Service looks at an an enduring EU claim that is back in the news in the UK.
How a Nigerian NGO is pushing back against period stigma…one boy at a time
In Nigeria girls are missing school because of unaffordable period products and stigma. Now one NGO is trying a new approach – not only giving out pads, but recruiting both boys and girls to help fight period stigma.
Concerns raised after refugee family housed in derelict estate
A charity is raising fears about asylum accommodation after a traumatised refugee family was housed on the edge of a notoriously derelict and abandoned estate in Port Glasgow.
More than 200 people died after contact with Police Scotland
More than 200 people have died either in police custody or after contact with Police Scotland, with figures increasing over the last decade, The Ferret has found.
Former SAS sergeant resigns from armed forces charity amid financial mismanagement claims
A renowned former member of the SAS has resigned from an armed forces charity, accusing the organisation of financial mismanagement with public donations.
Claim that picture shows small crowd for coronation screening is Mostly False
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim about attendance for a screening of the coronation in Edinburgh.
Mark Fortune forced to fix flat ‘not fit for human habitation’
An Edinburgh property firm owned by landlord Mark Fortune has been ordered to make one of its flats…
Sheku Bayoh: The Inquiry podcast – The golden hours
In episode five we hear about the 'golden hours' – the initial hours in the investigation into Sheku Bayoh's death that gave detectives the best opportunity to gather significant evidence.
The golden hours: inquiry reveals on investigating Sheku Bayoh’s death
As the third hearing of the public inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh starts, The Ferret looks at the evidence already heard about the police investigation.