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Pensioner jailed for sex offences against children

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:21

A 72-year-old man has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Fife.

James Rennie, also known as James Black, was sentenced to three and a half years at Dundee Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Rennie, from Edinburgh, has also been indefinitely placed on the sex offenders register for the historic offences committed nearly 40 years ago.

The abuse took place in the Tayport area between 1977 and 1981 and were reported to police in 2016.

Police Scotland has praised the "strength and courage" of Rennie's victims and insisted that complaints of sexual abuse will always be investigated no matter when they took place.

Detective Constable Kenny Watt of Fife's Public Protection Unit said: "Rennie's conviction is due to the courage and strength of the victims in coming forward, and I hope that a prison sentence has helped to give them some sense of closure.

"Time is no barrier to reporting sexual crimes. I would encourage any members of the public who may have information about anyone responsible for such offences to contact Police Scotland on 101."

It can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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'Nine-week' drought leads to Elgin-Cowdenbeath call off

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:03
Elgin City's match with Cowdenbeath is called off because of a nine-week drought drying out a section of the Borough Briggs pitch.
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Premiere conversion project shortlisted for property award

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 09:58
A property development in the capital has been shortlisted for one of the most coveted awards in the industry. 5 Melville Crescent at the West End has been sensitively restored to combine architectural elegance with modern living. The quality of the development’s design and style has led to it being shortlisted in the Best Renovation/Conversion […]
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Pilot caught doing 90mph in roadworks keeps driving licence

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:00
A pilot clocked driving through roadworks at nearly twice the speed limit has been shown mercy and allowed to avoid a ban so he can keep his job.
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Drunk in parliament fire bid faces ‘lengthy’ jail sentence

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:00
A CRAZED drunk who sparked a terror alert by attempting to set fire to the Scottish Parliament building just two days after the anniversary of an attack on Westminster is facing a jail sentence.
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Dunbar cement factory rapped after dust complaints from public

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:00
An East Lothian cement plant has been handed a written warning from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) after an outbreak of dust from the site.
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Leith Walk campaigners to host ‘Objectathon’ in bid to boost opposition

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:00
Leith Walk campaigners are hosting an “Objectathon” to encourage more residents to register opposition to a proposed £50 million development.
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