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Protesters breach security to climb onto Scottish Parliament roof

Protesters breach security to climb onto Scottish Parliament roof | News Scotland | Scoop.it
The demonstrators are from the group We Are All Hana Shalabi and say they have a number of demands.
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Life expectation forecasts 'insensitive'

Life expectation forecasts 'insensitive' | News Scotland | Scoop.it
The SNP have hit out at plans to tell older people how long they can expect to live to prevent them blowing their pensions on fast cars.
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U-turn: Red Road flats won't be demolished during Games opening ceremony

U-turn: Red Road flats won't be demolished during Games opening ceremony | News Scotland | Scoop.it
Controversial plans to blow up Glasgow's Red Road flats as part of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have been cancelled.
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Games organisers defiant despite Red Road outrage

Games organisers defiant despite Red Road outrage | News Scotland | Scoop.it
ORGANISERS of this summer's Commonwealth Games remain defiant about plans to demolish Glasgow's Red Road tower blocks as part of the opening ceremony, in the face of growing public opposition.
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Glasgow 2014 ceremonies costs soar by 50% to £21m

Glasgow 2014 ceremonies costs soar by 50% to £21m | News Scotland | Scoop.it
THE budget for the Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies has soared by almost 50%, as more details emerge of the controversial decision to pull down derelict tower blocks as part of the event.
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Experts tell whisky industry: your minimum alcohol price fight is killing people

A delay in bringing in a key policy aimed at tackling Scotland's problem with alcohol is costing lives, leading experts have warned.
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Scotland again leading the way on tackling smoking | Scottish National Party

Scotland again leading the way on tackling smoking | Scottish National Party | News Scotland | Scoop.it

The launch of a new campaign to do more to protect children from the dangers of second-hand smoking has been welcomed today.

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Trust calls on Scottish Government to prioritise green infrastructure - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Trust calls on Scottish Government to prioritise green infrastructure - Scottish Wildlife Trust | News Scotland | Scoop.it
The Trust is calling for the Scottish Government to give a clear steer to planners ahead of the planning debate in the Scottish Parliament today.
- 18th March 2014
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Ban e-cigarettes in public places, say doctors

Ban e-cigarettes in public places, say doctors | News Scotland | Scoop.it
Electronic cigarettes should be banned in enclosed public places and sales to under-18s prohibited as part of efforts to protect public health, Scottish doctors have warned.
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MPs are told the BBC should pay newspapers for their stories

MPs are told the BBC should pay newspapers for their stories | News Scotland | Scoop.it
The BBC should pay regional newspapers for stories it uses on its websites and local radio stations, a committee of MPs has been told.
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Scottish alcohol deaths down 37 per cent in decade

Scottish alcohol deaths down 37 per cent in decade | News Scotland | Scoop.it
ALCOHOL-related deaths have fallen significantly in Scotland in contrast with the rest of the UK, new figures show.
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SNP MSP racially abused while selling Big Issue

SNP MSP racially abused while selling Big Issue | News Scotland | Scoop.it
A GOVERNMENT minister was subject to racist abuse while acting as a guest Big Issue seller to highlight the plight of Scotland’s homeless.
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Battle lines drawn over Bannockburn row

Battle lines drawn over Bannockburn row | News Scotland | Scoop.it
FURIOUS MSPs are demanding an investigation into a lack of “openness” from tourism chiefs who gave evidence to a Holyrood committee on the troubled Battle of Bannockburn anniversary celebrations.
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New signs describe planets to deaf

New signs describe planets to deaf | News Scotland | Scoop.it

A series of new signs have been created to help explain our solar system in sign language.

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Magali L. & Maud T.'s curator insight, February 8, 4:45 AM

Grâce à un projet du Gouvernement écossais, plus de 90 signes ont été spécialement créés pour permettre aux personnes atteintes de surdité de pouvoir comprendre l'Univers ! Un projet ambitieux et original, qui semblait nécessaire : en effet, la Langue des Signes Britannique (BSL) ne disposait d'aucun signe pour désigner les termes astronomiques (tels que les planètes ou les étoiles).  

 

Ce projet a été approbé avec enthousiasme par Gerry Hughes, un célèbre sourd signant écossais, qui a notamment effectué un tour du monde à la voile en solitaire l'année passée (pour plus d'informations : http://www.websourd.org/spip.php?article228257).

 

Désormais, les personnes sourdes ne seront plus totalement exclus de ce monde à part qu'est l'Univers : "Les personnes sourdes ont été privées d'apprécier l'astronomie. Auparavant, si elles se rendaient à l'Observatoire Royal d'Edimbourg, elles n'avaient pas accès à l'information, aux conférences et aux présentations qui avaient lieu là-bas." (Dr. Audrey Cameron, porte-parole du Centre Sensoriel d'Edimbourg)

 

En effet, le projet a entre autre pour but de permettre à présent l'accès à l'Observatoire Royal d'Edimbourg aux personnes sourdes... Un nouveau pas vers le progrès ! 

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Glasgow has lowest life expectancy in the UK

Glasgow has lowest life expectancy in the UK | News Scotland | Scoop.it
Babies born in the Scottish city of Glasgow, which will host the Commonwealth Games later this year, are expected to have shorter lives than those born anywhere else in the UK
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Red Road flats refugees face 'wasteland' after 2014 Games demolition

Red Road flats refugees face 'wasteland' after 2014 Games demolition | News Scotland | Scoop.it
Asylum seekers living in the last occupied Red Road high rise worry about the desolation if the five vacant tower blocks are 'blown down' as planned for the 2014 Commonwealth games
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Red Road demolition opponents to confront 2014 team

Red Road demolition opponents to confront 2014 team | News Scotland | Scoop.it
ORGANISERS of the Commonwealth Games are to meet campaigners opposed to the demolition of derelict high-rise flats as the row over the opening ceremony shows no sign of abating.
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Harvie highlights planning breaches at Trump development on the Menie Estate

Harvie highlights planning breaches at Trump development on the Menie Estate | News Scotland | Scoop.it

Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-convener of the Scottish Greens, has launched fresh criticism of billionaire developer Donald Trump following a visit to the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire.

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NHS complaints’ procedure slammed – again | Wright Hassall

Healthwatch England, the consumer champion for health and care, has recently brought attention to the
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Food network wants Moray to produce more of its own

Food network wants Moray to produce more of its own | News Scotland | Scoop.it
AN EFFORT is being launched for Moray to produce even more of its own food.
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MoD wants to dump radioactive waste into Clyde

MoD wants to dump radioactive waste into Clyde | News Scotland | Scoop.it
THE nuclear bomb and submarine basess at Faslane and Coulport near Helensburgh are seeking permission to increase the amount of radioactive waste they can discharge into the Clyde and the air, the Sunday Herald can reveal.
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Grangemouth: Row over alleged e-mail leaks

Grangemouth: Row over alleged e-mail leaks | News Scotland | Scoop.it
A BITTER dispute at the Grangemouth refinery has threatened to reopen as the UK’s biggest union launched a High Court action against the site owner in a row over alleged e-mail leaks.
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Unite take legal action against Grangemouth oil refinery owners

Unite take legal action against Grangemouth oil refinery owners | News Scotland | Scoop.it
The union said it had started a High Court action against Ineos and reported the company to the Information Commissioner over alleged 'leaked' emails.
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Man charged with racist abuse of politician Humza Yousaf

Man charged with racist abuse of politician Humza Yousaf | News Scotland | Scoop.it
Christopher Chisholm, 30, is alleged to have acted in a "racially aggravated" manner towards MSP and guest Big Issue vendor Humza Yousaf
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Minimum pricing will tackle ‘harmful’ drinking

Minimum pricing will tackle ‘harmful’ drinking | News Scotland | Scoop.it
A MINIMUM price of 45p per unit would tackle problem drinkers without penalising those who drink moderately, a new study has found.
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Help Falkirk Fight Dart

Help Falkirk Fight Dart | News Scotland | Scoop.it
This is the first of a series of articles on fracking in Scotland. The background is that Dart Energy submitted a planning application to both Falkirk and Stirling Councils to build 14 new well pad...
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