HEALTH BOARD PLEA TO USE MINOR INJURY UNITS

Nobody wants to be sitting about in a hospital emergency department for longer than they need to be – especially at Christmas – so the Health Board, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, is launching a campaign to highlight the benefits of visiting one of its Minor Injuries Units instead.
The Health Board is in the fortunate position of having dedicated, nurse-led Minor Injury Units at Stobhill, the New Victoria and Vale of Leven Hospitals, where 100% of patients are usually seen and treated within four hours. … More HEALTH BOARD PLEA TO USE MINOR INJURY UNITS

CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY

There was a steady stream of voters going to the polling stations, which ranged from schools to churches, casting their votes in West Dunbartonshire. In Helensburgh, which is in the Argyll and Bute constituency, it was particularly busy at the Victoria Hall in Sinclair Street. There were few if any posters on lamp posts in Dumbarton but posters for all parties were in evidence from Cardross through Helensburgh to Rhu for all the parties standing there. … More CAST YOUR VOTE TODAY

FERRET INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS ON LEAFLETS

The 2019 general election has been beset by false and misleading claims. Many of these have come through the letterboxes of voters in the form of election leaflets, which bombard the public in the weeks and days leading up to polling day. Ferret Fact Service has rounded up a few of the misleading leaflets which have been sent to voters in Scotland. … More FERRET INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISTS ON LEAFLETS

LIBDEMS: TIME TO EXIT FROM BREXIT

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today used an eve of poll campaign stop to say that now is the time to stop Brexit and independence and build a brighter future as the country heads to the polls. Mr Rennie said:  “At this election the Liberal Democrats are clear that a vote for us is a vote to stop Brexit, stop independence and build a brighter future for Scotland in the United Kingdom. … More LIBDEMS: TIME TO EXIT FROM BREXIT

FASLANE STAFF JOIN IN THE BIG SING AT CHRISTMAS

THE true spirit of Christmas came to HM Naval Base Clyde on Tuesday when the Big Sing for Christmas Carol Service was held in the Naval Base Chaplaincy. Sailors, Marines and civilian personnel gathered in the Chaplaincy where there was the opportunity to enjoy bacon rolls, mince pies and a cuppa courtesy of Babcock, before joining colleagues in a seasonal sing-song. … More FASLANE STAFF JOIN IN THE BIG SING AT CHRISTMAS

NORTHERN IRELAND IS A POISONED POLITICAL CHALICE

It’s a testament to the chaos of Brexit that the banality of Irish politics is something to feel smug about. I’d opined that as Ireland became increasingly progressive, Britain seemed to be regressing. My English companion prickled at the suggestion. “What about the DUP?” she answered, defensively. “They’re totally backward, and they’re Irish.” Her eyes glazed over as I explained that the Democratic Unionist Party is a political party in the United Kingdom, not the Republic of Ireland. … More NORTHERN IRELAND IS A POISONED POLITICAL CHALICE