Ferret Fact Service looks at what powers councils have, ahead of the upcoming local elections.
Councils have been accused of a “moral failure” to provide decent housing to homeless people and of overseeing a “fiscal disaster” as costs top quarter of a billion.
Phone calls made by prisoners to the Samaritans more than doubled in just six months,
Reports of suicide and self harm by asylum seekers increased by more than 250 per cent in a four month period
VisitScotland has made a report to Police Scotland after identifying possible instances of fraud relating to COVID grants.
A Ferret analysis of Highland Council covid grants found that the Ben Alder, Gledfield, Kilchoan and Dorback estates, each received financial support while being owned by companies located in either the Bahamas, Guernsey or Jersey.
Citizen journalist Tam tells The Ferret how his life turned around after spiralling into drug addiction and homelessness.
The Glasgow branch of the White Rose, which organises through the Telegram messaging app, has shared footage from RT, which has been blocked from broadcasting in the UK and EU.
Post Office closures are cutting communities across Scotland off from vital services, with disabled people saying they are paying a premium without regular access to cash point and financial services.