ASK THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT POLITICS

NOTEBOOK by Bill Heaney Since it is generally agreed that we have the worst performing council ever to convene a meeting in Dumbarton, it’s not surprising that the electorate are already thinking about how they will vote in the next local government elections. Even though it will be two years from now before voters are … More ASK THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT POLITICS

BEST AUDIENCE FIGURES SINCE RECORDS BEGAN

STV Productions series The Victim, breaks catch-up viewing records   Kelly Macdonald, James Harkness, who also appeared in Wild Rose, and John Hannah in The Victim. By Lizzie Healey STV Productions’ critically-acclaimed, four-part drama, The Victim, which aired on BBC One in April, has recorded the highest percentage increase to audience viewing on catch-up for a … More BEST AUDIENCE FIGURES SINCE RECORDS BEGAN

12.5 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN ABSOLUTE POVERTY

Cuts to benefits and tax credits are to blame for families being poorer By May Bulman, of The Independent The number of children living in absolute poverty across the UK has increased by 200,000 in a year – to a total of 3.7 million. New government data shows that while the rate of absolute child poverty had been … More 12.5 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN ABSOLUTE POVERTY

EVERYONE WITH POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS IS ELIGIBLE

Health Board aims to wipe out cases of Hepatitis C within a decade By Democrat reporter NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is treating record numbers of people with Hepatitis C with the real chance of eradicating the potentially fatal virus in the next decade. Using the latest diagnostic tests and treatments, the Board’s clinicians have … More EVERYONE WITH POSITIVE DIAGNOSIS IS ELIGIBLE