“It’s absolutely wrong that the children of our armed service men and women face barriers in education. The Liberal Democrats want to remedy that through a new Armed Forces Pupil Premium so that those young people can get the extra help they need with their mental health as well as their work.
It’s no secret music can have a therapeutic effect on people, and it’s never more important than when you are in hospital. Various studies have shown the benefits to patients – whether that’s to help provide a calming atmosphere before an operation, or to provide them with additional interaction and company during their stay.
Policy Lead for Roads and Infrastructure, Councillor Robin Currie, right, said: “Argyll and Bute has more than 4,000 km of coastline. This funding award therefore is very welcome and will benefit a number of communities.”
Scallop dredgers accused of sabotaging creel fishing gear Shellfish is popular with visitors to places like Oban and as a special treat on Christmas and
A final chapter outlines the awesome decline of the Catholic Church, not least because of the clerical abuse scandals and episcopal cover-ups but also owing to the rapid secularisation of society and alienation of young people as lamented by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. This book should be read alongside Seamus Mallon’s invaluable recent memoir, A Shared Home Place (written in conjunction with Andy Pollak).
A young Irish nurse killed when the branch of a tree fell on a car she was travelling in Australia has been named locally. She was Mary Ellen Molloy from Ardara in Co Donegal.