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Unconventional gas firm CEO accused of "holding Scotland to ransom"

SNP under pressure to refuse coal gas extraction under the Firth of Forth

AN investigation by The Ferret has revealed that a mining tycoon, Algy Cluff, warned the Scottish Government earlier this year that its moratorium on unconventional gas extraction would have a "potentially devastating" impact on his own plans to develop underground coal gasification in Scotland.

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Investigation finds Scotland's CCTV in crisis

Enquiry by new media outfit uncovers dilapidated and chaotic surveillance system

AN investigation into Scotland's CCTV network by the new media project The Ferret has revealed major failings in the nationwide system. Chronic weaknesses include outmoded equipment, a lack of strategic oversight and concerns over the legality of surveillance practices.

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