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The amount at which the tele­coms reg­u­la­tor is cap­ping the cost of call­ing the 118 di­rec­tory en­quiry ser­vice. The amount – £3.65 per 90 sec­onds – was capped amid con­cerns about steep price rises. Of­com is im­pos­ing the max­i­mum prices from April 1 af­ter some providers were found to be charg­ing al­most £20 for an av­er­age 90-sec­ond call.


An in­de­pen­dent re­port is urg­ing politi­cians to raise the age of crim­i­nal re­spon­si­bil­ity in Scot­land to 16 and set up a new youth jus­tice sys­tem for of­fend­ers up to the age of 21.

A Bill is go­ing through Holy­rood to raise the age of crim­i­nal re­spon­si­bil­ity in Scot­land to 12 from eight – the low­est in Europe.


The num­ber of years since one of Scot­land’s most cel­e­brated stage pro­duc­tions was first per­formed.

The Che­viot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil, John McGrath’s sem­i­nal po­lit­i­cal play will hit the road in May next year with dates in­clud­ing Dundee, In­ver­ness and Skye.


The num­ber of peo­ple who took part in the Ma­rine Con­ser­va­tion So­ci­ety’s Great Brit­sih Beach Clean event in Septem­ber – dou­ble the num­ber of last year, with nearly 500 beaches cleaned.

The char­ity said 8,555kg of litter were picked up across the coun­try.


The num­ber of fes­tive jobs still on of­fer. Po­si­tions still avail­able in­clude Santa’s grotto ac­tors, help­ing with Christ­mas shop­ping, mince pie tasters and gift-wrap­ping as­sis­tants, a new study re­veals.

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