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UK Smart City Rolls Out with Glasgow 2013-01-26

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The Technology Strategy Board has awarded Glasgow City the 24 million GBP “Future Cities Demonstrator”  grant for projects that demonstrate how a city of the future might work.

This will include better services for Glaswegians; the city council will create an ‘app’ for reporting issues such as pot-holes and missing bin collections, and there will be  real-time information about traffic, and ‘apps’ to check that buses and trains are on time. Plan include linking up the CCTV cameras across the city with its traffic management unit in order to identify traffic incidents faster.

It will use analytical software and security cameras to help identify and prevent crime in the city and monitor energy levels to find new ways of providing gas and electricity to poorer areas where fuel poverty is a big issue. (more…)

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Over 30 Years For Chance To Clear Name 2011-08-21

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A man locked up for the armed robbery of a postal van is still fighting to clear his name almost 30 years after he was convicted. (more…)

Latest Fertility Indicators 2011-08-08

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Scientists have discovered a new method that can help women know if their biological clock is ticking, and find out whether they are likely to have an earlier menopause and should not delay trying to conceive, or whether their fertile life will end later.

For the first time, a team of Scottish researchers from St Andrew’s has found how levels of a hormone, which can reveal how many eggs a woman has remaining, change throughout her reproductive life. (more…)

Nay Hogmanay in Glesga 2011-07-30

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Glasgow’s traditional Hogmanay party in George Square has been scrapped after the city council decided it was no longer delivering value for money.

Instead, the focus will switch to family-friendly events aimed at boosting the day and nighttime economy. This year’s event will finish at 22:00 and feature music, ceilidh dancing and curling on the George Square ice rink. (more…)

Boycotting Glasgow Airport 2011-07-13

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Glasgow’s Muslims are boycotting the city’s main airport and choosing to fly from Manchester because of perceived harassment from counter-terrorism officers, it was claimed last night 2011-07-12. (more…)

Architects visit Riverside Museum 2011-06-10

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Ms.Zaha Hadid is half an hour late. Which befits the image of the first lady of architecture but is also very apt.

Despite having worked in the UK for the best part of 30 years, where she’s produced many innovative designs, the Riverside Museum in Glasgow is her first major commission to be built in the UK.

But having arrived on the scene late, she and her London-based company seem to be making up for lost time, with a string of iconic buildings due to open in the next 18 months, including the new aquatics centre for the 2012 Olympics. (more…)

Beer Stampede over wrong pricetag 2011-06-04

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An error which slashed the price of beer and cider led to a stampede of customers at a number of Tesco supermarkets in Scotland.

A deal offering three boxes of various alcoholic drinks for £20 was going through the tills at three for £11.

Police were called to Tesco in Greenock after heavy congestion was reported in the car park as customers rushed to get the deal. (more…)

Scotland Snowed Under 2010-12-07

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Chaos on Scotland’s roads as blizzards batter country

Thousands of people were stranded yesterday after the heavier-than-expected snowfall brought much of the country’s transport network to a complete standstill.

Up to 40omm of snow fell in just a few hours, leaving workers trapped miles away from their homes and pupils and teachers stuck inside schools.

The army was drafted in to help ‘The Scottish Ambulance Service‘ reach patients by providing military 4×4 vehicles to transport paramedics and transfer those in need of medical assistance to (more…)

A Decade to Economic Recovery? 2010-11-28

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Scotland’s economy will avoid a double-dip recession —  but full recovery will not be achieved for a decade, according to  leading economic forecaster, ‘The Ernst & Young Scottish Item Club’, who have predicted growth of 1.1 per cent this year and 2.2 per cent in 2011. (more…)

Almost All Scots are Unhealthy 2010-06-12

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Almost the entire adult population of Scotland are likely to be either cigarette smokers, heavy drinkers, physically inactive, overweight or have a poor diet, according to a study published on Friday.

Researchers from Glasgow studied data from (more…)