WASPI WOMEN PLEDGE FROM LABOUR PARTY

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

GOLD AWARD FOR BRAEHEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL

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

THE BUCK MUST STOP WITH JEANNE FREEMAN

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

FREE BOOK FOR A DONATION TO MARIE CURIE NURSES

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

THE BEST PIPER AWARDS

HELENSBURGH’S COLIN LAWRIE’S IN THE FRAME FOR BEST PIPER THE SHORT LIST: Arkleston Piping, Colin Lawrie Bagpipe Services, Craig Irving, Scottish Piper, CWH Piping, Dean Saunders Piper, GD Bagpiping Services – Professional wedding and event pipers, Pipers for Weddings, Piper Iain Campbell, Jonathan Graham – Piper for Hire, MearnsPiper, The Perthshire Piper, Piperdan, Spud The Piper, Tam the Piper!