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Join the fight for the future of antibiotics

NHS Lanarkshire is once again urging people to join the fight to protect antibiotics for future generations and stop the spread of superbugs. It is part of the UK-wide Keep Antibiotics Working campaign, which is part of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) … Continue reading

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Un]Trapped: Changing Our Understanding of Domestic Abuse

[Un]Trapped: Changing Our Understanding of Domestic Abuse Responding to Coercive Control in Scotland Today Friday 1st December 2017.  10am – 4pm COSLA Offices, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH  As deputy Convenor of the Cross Party Group for Men’s Violence … Continue reading

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Tearfund – Virtuous Circle Report

Tearfund is an organisation that works tirelessly to help communities around the world escape the very worst effects of poverty and disaster. The same people are facing both of these troubles and Tearfund have great ideas as to how they … Continue reading

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Respect for Shopworkers Week

This week is Respect for Shopworkers week. A week that highlights the violence and abuse faced by Shopworkers. ‘Freedom From Fear’ is a campaign by USDAW and is incredibly important to the lives of its members.  Its primary aims are … Continue reading

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Confidence in Breastfeeding

Mothers from Coatbridge Breastfeeding Group have made a series of videos to help new mums become confident about breastfeeding. From ‘what to wear’ to ‘what you need’. Some great advice and encouragement from mums. Mumshelp.aspx  

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Carluke bus fire

This morning a Carluke High School bus went on fire and fortunately it has been reported that no one was hurt in this terrifying incident. Cllr Catherine McClymont, representative of many of the pupils coming from Forth that morning, and … Continue reading

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WASPI event – Hamilton

        WASPI Glasgow & Lanarkshire Group WASPI are holding an event on November 14th 5:30-7pm at the Hamilton County Buildings This event aims to raise awareness of the difficulties women face as a result of the changes … Continue reading

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Positive about dyslexia

I am delighted to be supporting Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017. As someone on the Dyslexia Spectrum I understand how much it can affect everyday life. I was fortunate to be able to attend the awareness campaign and exhibition in the Scottish Parliament this week. Dyslexia … Continue reading

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Successes of Local Apprentices

Scotland’s annual Apprenticeship Awards are fast approaching and I’m delighted to learn about finalists that have been shortlisted in my region of South Scotland. The awards will take place at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow on 16th November. … Continue reading

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Kezia Dugdale MSP’s response to the First Minister’s Statement regarding an Apology to those convicted for same-sex sexual activity that is now legal.

Here is a link to a video of Kez’s response  : www.facebook.com/kezia.dugdalemsp/videos “P…residing Officer, apologies in this place are often offered through gritted teeth and follow a period of acrimony where one party has actively pursued and proven a mistake or … Continue reading

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