In Deep Water

80 Indians per day die from drowning. With Rajasthan’s desert state leaving locals stranded from swimming education and facilities, Kemii Maguire reports on Jaipur’s attempts to counteract one of India’s largest killers.

Promise of Continued Funding for Dumfries Arts

Generous levels of funding for Dumfries and Galloway arts will continue despite a change in management, reassures the head of the Scottish Government arts agency Creative Scotland. Artists from Dumfries and Galloway wrote a public letter to the press last December pointing out that Creative Scotland had shifted its focus from the central belt toContinue reading “Promise of Continued Funding for Dumfries Arts”

£10m Health and Wellbeing Project Online

A new online service that will help people link up with health and wellbeing services in their local area was unveiled on Thursday. The £10 million digital health, care and wellbeing project Living it Up (LiU) technology matches an individual’s needs and interests with professional information, local services, and beneficial activities and events in theirContinue reading “£10m Health and Wellbeing Project Online”

Dunfermline Man Jailed for Sex Offences against Young Girls

For a catalogue of sex offenses against young girls, James Trigwell was sentenced to 5 years 4 months imprisonment and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register today in the High Court in Glasgow. The 28 year old had earlier pled guilty to a total of 23 offences against numerous girls aged between 13 and 16Continue reading “Dunfermline Man Jailed for Sex Offences against Young Girls”

Smoke Detector-less Kitchen Results in Three Causalities

A kitchen fire in the Ibrox area of Glasgow has erupted in the early hours of this morning, resulting in 3 casualties that are recovering in Southern General Hospital. Initial reports of a fire were received from within a 4 storey tenement building at around 1am. Fire-fighters quickly discovered that there were persons still withinContinue reading “Smoke Detector-less Kitchen Results in Three Causalities”

Sporting Benefits from Glasgow Games Continue

Details of the 40 projects across Scotland that will benefit from the second round of the Active Places Fund were today announced by First Minister Alex Salmond. The First Minister announced the £2 million boost to community projects as he visited the bust of Hawick rugby legend Bill McLaren in Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick,Continue reading “Sporting Benefits from Glasgow Games Continue”