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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…)

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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…)

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…)