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7 Sep, 2018
Smacking to be outlawed in Scotland as ban is backed
Scots parents will face jail for smacking their children under new laws being unveiled at Holyrood today.
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Andrew Robertson determined to lead Scotland to success

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Outlaw King ‘a crowded epic’: Netflix film opens to mixed reviews

A blockbuster historical drama telling the story of Scotland’s most famous king has received lukewarm reviews following its gala premiere.


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