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Refugee integration strategy unveiled

A new strategy on supporting refugees in Scotland’s communities will be published this year, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has confirmed.

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EU student status confirmed

EU student status confirmed

EU nationals choosing to study in Scotland and enrolling in 2018-19 have been guaranteed free tuition for the duration of their entire course, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced today.

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GLOW cast members

GLOW cast work on summer bodies

The cast of Glasgow online reality show GLOW had a workout at a Bellshill gym.

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Area in Strathclyde Park where the attack took place

Attack on jogger ‘not sexually motivated’

A youth has been cleared of a sexually motivated attack on a female jogger in Strathclyde Park.

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Bellshill branch of Airdrie Savings Bank is due to close at the end of April

Don’t be banking on extra time

Relatives are being urged to act now to ensure elderly customers don’t lose out when a bank closes next month.

Business
Warning of increased wildfire risk

Warning of increased wildfire risk

The Scottish Wildfire Forum (SWF) is raising awareness about the increased risk of wildfire across most parts of Scotland over the next few days - as weather forecasters predict very dry conditions.

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The First Minister made the announcement at Scotland Food and Drinks 10th annual conference in Glasgow.

A new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s food and drinks industry has been launched

A new, ambitious strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

Survey reveals high trust in the Scottish Government

High trust in the Scottish Government and strong support for its influence over the way Scotland is run are two key findings in a survey published today (Friday).

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Trust in government and politics revealed

Trust in government and politics revealed

The Chief Statistician today released a set of Official Statistics drawn from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2016, covering a range of topics including attitudes to government, economy, standard of living and the NHS and political engagement.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

Health
Lady Sarra Hoy is the official ambassador for Bliss Scotland.

Lady Hoy becomes official Bliss Scotland ambassador

Lady Sarra Hoy has begun her new role as official ambassador for Bliss Scotland, the charity for babies born premature or sick.

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Status quo ‘not an option’: Swinney

Status quo ‘not an option’: Swinney

The status quo in education is ‘not an option’ if Scotland is to close the attainment gap and raise the bar for all, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said.

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Mums and children celebrate family connection at Asda

Mum’s the word at Motherwell store

They’re certainly looking forward to Mother’s Day at the Asda store in Motherwell where eight mums and 10 children are employed.

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Rev Jim Gibson explains to Princess Anne where refurbishment work was carried out

Royal visitor sees church work

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, visited Bothwell Parish Church for the re-dedication of the quire at the historic building.

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Work in Chestnut Crescent sparked concern initially

Concerns eased over parking spaces

Car parking spaces have been created for homes in Viewpark.

Environment
Glasgow-bound drivers won't have access to A8 from Bellshill

A8 will be shut tonight

Motorists face a diversion tonight when the A8 is closed between Baillieston and Shawhead.

Transport
Cathedral pupils and staff show off the award

Pupils lead way in digital age

Motherwell’s Cathedral Primary was the first in North Lanarkshire, and only the fourth in Scotland, to be awarded Digital Schools status.

Education
More work needed in managing change in public finances: Audit Scotland

More work needed in managing change in public finances: Audit Scotland

The Scottish Government is well-organised to deliver game-changing new tax and spending powers, according to Audit Scotland.

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From left: Paul Waterson, Director, Sandra Millar, (Visitor) Stevie Ramage, Director, Paul Condron, Director Hunter McKay, (Visitor) Andrew Morrison, Director, John Hutchison, Director, Chris Cosh, Director, John Cameron,(Visitor) Lucie Cooney, Director, holding the sign Chris Gardner (Chief Executive) and Sue Buchanan (President).

Glass half full campaign launched for licensed trade

People who have experience working in the licensed trade but have fallen on hard times are being encouraged to apply for one-off grants as part of an industry charity’s ‘Glass Half Full’ campaign.

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