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Child Sex Trafficking on the Rise

February 22, 2012

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By Lacey Dolan Child sex trafficking in Scotland is at it worst levels according to Tam Baillie, the commissioner of Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People. Many Scottish people are completely unaware of the extent of the nature of this problem. According to The Guardian at least 80 children have been imported here illegally […]

Alcohol and Crime Tackled Through Rhymes

December 15, 2011

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Pupils of Dunoon Grammar School have shown determination, talent and great consideration for their peers as they teamed up with the Police, NHS, Social Work, other people in the community and a filming company from Glasgow named Shooter to produce a film highlighting the serious issue of underage drinking and the misuse of drugs that […]

Collegelands Christmas Joy

December 15, 2011

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By David Wren City Parking Glasgow has announced that parking in the new Collegelands development multi-storey on Duke Street, will be free every Sunday before Christmas. The new car park opened on 4th December will be free on Sunday’s as well as discounted parking rates of £3 per day until 31 December. Collegelands is Glasgow’s […]

Alcohol Pricing Debate Causes Stir

December 2, 2011

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By Martin Owens Scotland’s Health Minister and a leading alcohol awareness charity have teamed up to tackle claims by opposition MSPs and trade associations that the bill to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol in Scotland will not target the key areas and is “misguided”.   Amid claims from the Scottish Whiskey Association (SWA) […]

Booze Killing 25 A Day

December 1, 2011

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Alcohol is one of Scotland’s biggest problems with 25 people dying each week due to alcohol and alcohol related illnesses. Last year alcohol claimed the lives of 22680 people in Scotland, with an average of four people visiting Accident and Emergency every hour. Alcohol can cause a wide variety of physical, mental and social problems. […]

Pigeon Battle of Yoker

December 1, 2011

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By Jason Noonan A man was found guilty of brutally disfiguring his friend, outside his house in Yoker, with a sword described as a ‘metre long’. Craig McArthur, 35, was accused at the sheriff court, of arguing with a man over pigeons and amongst the confusion lashed out at his friend Daniel Lovett with a […]

Alcohol Awareness Scotland Bite Back

December 1, 2011

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By Jason Noonan A leading Scots charity has hit back at claims that price increases may lead to negative and dangerous consequences like consumption of harmful counterfeit products in Glasgow today. Dianne Thomson of Alcohol Awareness Scotland shot back at these claims from the European Spirits Organisation by stating: ‘we find people who drink, will […]