THE number of men charged by police after trawling the Capital's streets for prostitutes has almost doubled in two years, new figures show.
A SCHEME which has tackled health inequalities among homeless people in Edinburgh is to extend its remit to help prostitutes.
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THE city's deputy leader today defended Edinburgh's system of licensed saunas amid calls to close down those where sex is being sold.
THE Balmoral Hotel says it takes a "zero tolerance" approach to prostitution after the News revealed high-class call girls were using its rooms.
DRESSED in black netted tights, her flimsy coat pulled tightly around her face, a frail-looking woman steps gingerly over patches of ice in a towering pair of leopard-print high heels.
HIGH-CLASS prostitutes are secretly selling sex in the Balmoral Hotel because it is one of the safest places in Edinburgh to meet clients, an Evening News investigation can reveal.
Every morning, Laura Lee wakes up, takes a shower and makes her ten-year-old daughter breakfast. She puts on a smart suit, grabs her briefcase and enjoys a brisk walk to work. Her first meeting with an important client is scheduled for 9am.
BY its very nature, the sex industry is a mystery to the majority of people - those who don't engage with it, never mind work in it or use its services.
THE head of a Scottish charity supporting victims of human trafficking has called for new laws targeting men who purchase sex after seeing a steep rise in referrals of women brought to Scotland to work as sex slaves.
NEW plans to criminalise prostitution will be launched in the autumn, following a consultation with relevant groups on how to tackle "the oldest profession in the world".
ONE of America's most notorious mafia clans has been accused of running a paedophile prostitution ring.
A BID to introduce sweeping new laws criminalising all aspects of prostitution has been defeated in the Scottish Parliament.
LABOUR proposals to clamp down on prostitution through new legislation could drive the sex trade further underground, MSPs have heard.
A 48-year-old mother was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court, London, yesterday of making thousands of pounds a night by running a "busy and successful" brothel.
A WOMAN who ran a brothel in Inverness escaped with a £300 fine yesterday.
FORMER prostitutes should not have to disclose their spent convictions for sex work when applying for jobs, a Holyrood committee said yesterday.
YES SAYS Councillor James Coleman, depute leader of Glasgow City Council
SCOTLAND'S most powerful local authority yesterday led calls for a zero tolerance approach to prostitution with the launch of a campaign to criminalise the purchase of sex.
THE zero tolerance approach to prostitution outlined by Glasgow City Council yesterday is not one shared by other local authorities in Scotland, where traditionally, the emphasis has been on harm-reduction.
HERE'S no doubt that Dr Brooke Magnanti took a risk when she revealed herself to be Belle De Jour, author of a blog and book The Intimate Adventures of A London Call Girl, whose revelations inspired outrage, controversy and titillation in equal measure and fuelled endless speculation as to its veracity.