St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Big Bash at Oranmore in Glasgow.
As part of its manifesto, Labour has also pledged to keep the state pension at 66 and not raise it in the future. After the current state pension age rises to 66 next year, it is then due to increase to 67 by 2028, and 68 by 2039. Labour has also promised to maintain the triple lock, guaranteeing new state pension increases by either 2.5%, average wage growth, or inflation.
However, pension experts have criticised the policies for the impact they would have on taxpayers. Each of the women involved could receive payments of around £30,000. … More WASPI WOMEN PLEDGE FROM LABOUR PARTY
Braehead Primary School in Dumbarton is the latest school to be presented with a prestigious Gold Award for its outstanding programme of sports on offer to pupils. The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award is a national initiative designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education and sport.
Delighted pupils and staff received the award in recognition of their work to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils through increased participation in Physical Education and Sport, both within and outwith the school. … More GOLD AWARD FOR BRAEHEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
Christmas Light Switch on Alexandria and Dumbarton HIGH STREET, DUMBARTON Looking for a fun festive day with the family? Get yourself down to our Christmas Light Switch on this weekend! Starting at 1:30pm, Official switch on at 5:30pm With lots of festive family fun such as: a festive roadshow with various live acts a Magic … More SANTA’S COMING TO TOWN TODAY
Against that background, I really do think Jeanne Freeman should “consider her position” as Health Secretary. In fact, it takes a fair bit of brass neck still be there since her watch has been littered with episodes which should carry Ministerial responsibility. Scotland is a small country and if half its Health Boards are failing, then the buck stops at the centre. … More THE BUCK MUST STOP WITH JEANNE FREEMAN
Great pressie for Gramps and Granny Thanks for the response from local businesses – there is still time to donate to 1st Dumbarton Cubs on the 7th December 10-2pm in St Patrick’s Church Hall. Democrat editor BILL HEANEY will be there giving away FREE copies of his local book, Two Minutes Silence, but only if … More FREE BOOK FOR A DONATION TO MARIE CURIE NURSES
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People should be very careful what they are saying about this news item. This is a live court case and is covered by sub judice rules of contempt. From what has been written so far, there are people flying very close to being held in contempt. If you think you are one, you should delete … More ALEX SALMOND APPEARS IN COURT IN EDINBURGH
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