Cyber attack on Angus Council cost taxpayer £25,000
A cyber attack targeting Angus Council last year cost £25,000 to remedy, The Ferret can reveal.
Ban private firms from auditing Scotland’s public spending, urges report
The Scottish Government should ban private firms from auditing local authorities’ accounts as their involvement is an obstacle to transparency and democracy, claims a new report.
Named: councils that have let thousands of litter louts go scot free
People issued with a fine for dropping litter in eight Scottish council areas faced no chance of being referred to the courts if they simply refused to pay, The Ferret can reveal.
Government ‘failing to protect Scotland from nuclear convoy crash’
Scotland is “wholly unprepared” to deal with an accident or an attack on the nuclear bomb convoys that travel across the country.
Scottish councils put £400m into fracking companies
Pension funds run by ten Scottish local authorities invest more than £400 million in 23 fracking companies.
Ineos plans for fracked gas at Grangemouth under fire
A £450 million plan by Ineos to develop the Grangemouth petrochemical complex for fracking is facing fierce opposition.
Revealed: the places you’re more likely to be killed by cars
Dangers of death from traffic accidents exposed as a “postcode lottery” by the lack of 20mph speed limits on streets across Scotland.