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Nearly every Scottish council is still using a weed killer linked to cancer and biodiversity loss, with new figures obtained by The Ferret showing that around 40,000 litres of the herbicide are being used across the country each year.
Organisations that do not disclose their funders are running astroturf campaigns that have spent over £60,000 on Facebook adverts attacking proposed anti-vaping legislation.
Ferret Fact Service looked a claim shared by John Swinney about the benefits of mask wearing for Covid-19.
Ferret Fact Service looked at claims by the Wings Over Scotland blog regarding LGBT groups and the age of consent.
Ferret Fact Service looks at claims from Nicola Sturgeon and Matt Hancock about PPE supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Official data reveals that over 22,000 women and girls in the UK have undergone female genital mutilation - but the tide is turning against this abusive practice.
As the Battle for Mosul rages, hospitals in Iraqi Kurdistan are struggling to cope with 150 to 200 trauma cases a day.
The National Health Service in Scotland is to review its procedures following revelations that it spends millions of pounds on drugs from Indian companies accused of superbug pollution.