Cosmetic surgery is falling, but a generation raised on Instagram has embraced a dizzying number of non-surgical procedures – from Botox to lip fillers. So what happens when it all goes wrong?
They say a leopard can’t change its spots, but evidence suggests that working with perpetrators might just be the key to ending the domestic abuse cycle in Scotland.
Emily’s story: An abusive relationship, a tragic death — and a mother’s brave fight to protect others
It was around 9pm on St Patrick’s Day in 2016.
As a frontline police officer in Edinburgh, Graham Goulden had seen it all when it came to domestic abuse.
The biggest mystery for Neomi Smith’s father was why she did not speak out.
Rosie’s story: She wanted to give the cute boy another chance — but soon she’d be a serial rapist’s latest victim
They had had a great night. Two carefree schoolgirls danced the night away at a friend’s birthday party in a suburb of Aberdeen in the spring of 2018.
The Hidden Hurt: Our special investigation into the ordeals suffered by three young victims of domestic abuse
Three women... One stabbed to death. One raped. One took her own life.
It often comes when they are at crisis point: The desperate call for help from a domestic abuse victim that triggers a wave of frantic action.
It is for many domestic abuse victims the biggest decision of their life. The front door of their family home closes behind them – and they will never go back.
Children are growing up believing that women can be blamed for the actions of an abusive male partner, according to a leading family and social policy expert.
The issue of domestic abuse is hardly new - its definition muddied by old attitudes, where it was seen as acceptable for a man to exert authority over his wife.
A leading voice on the psychology of domestic violence believes there is no single cause behind a young male perpetrator’s decision to abuse their partner in psychological and physical ways - but that their early years may play a crucial role in shaping how they respond to women.
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In this free preview of our special subscriber-only series, we tell the inside story of how the drugs problem exploded in the North-east in the early 1980s.
In this special subscriber-only series, we tell the inside story of how the drugs problem exploded between 1980 and 2000, the gangs behind the misery and the tragic human toll.
Education chiefs have warned they face “a complete and utter nightmare” as they explore ways of getting pupils back to school post-lockdown.
Ambitious plans to make Union Street a car-free zone to help combat Covid-19 could become permanent if temporary measures are successful.
NHS Grampian suspended hospital visits in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its hoped the new scheme will help vulnerable patients who don’t have access to wifi-enabled devices.