Greta Thunberg: “Listen to the scientists.”

Greta Thunberg: “Listen to the scientists.”

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg tells Congress that the climate emergency is not a “political opinion” and urges them to take “real action” against the global crisis. During a congressional hearing in Washington DC, climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg told members of Congress to listen to scientists’ warnings of the rapidly-heating planet. The student activist stated she had prepared no remarks but instead would be submitting

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So… What Could Brexit Really Mean for Scottish Independence?

So… What Could Brexit Really Mean for Scottish Independence?

October 31st: the scariest day of the year – and also Halloween. It’s apparent from the events of the last few years that no one is certain what will happen over the next few months and years in regards to Brexit. Any consideration for a second Scottish independence referendum will depend on whether the UK leaves the EU, and if it does so, on what terms.

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Driver Charged Over Motorcyclist’s Death Appears in Court

Allan Nicholson was pronounced dead at the scene by Emergency Services following a crash in East Kilbride. A man has appeared in court over the death of a motorcyclist in a crash. Allan Nicholson, 24, was involved in a collision on the northbound carriageway of the A725 East Kilbride expressway at around 6.45am on Saturday 10th November. Emergency services arrived and pronounced him dead at the

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Waiting times at Hairmyres A&E Are rising

Across NHS Lanarkshire’s three acute sites, Hairmyres Hospital recorded the longest waiting times, with 37 patients waiting over 8 hours (week ending Sunday, October 7th). According to the latest figures, University Hospital Hairmyres has rising waiting times at the A&E department. Out of NHS Lanarkshire’s three acute sites, the East Kilbride hospital recorded the lowest percentage of patients seen within the four-hour target set by the

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BAFTA nomination for documentary on East Kilbride workers who defied Pinochet

‘Nae Pasaran’ tells the story of four Rolls-Royce workers who refused to fix Chilean dictator’s air force engines. Two BAFTA award nominations have been given to ‘Nae Pasaran’, which tells the astounding story of how a group of Rolls-Royce workers form East Kilbride stood up to the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The documentary feature is up for best feature film, along with an awards nod for

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Fun activities at EK museum for Harvest weekend

The National Museum of Rural Life are hosting ranger walks, scarecrow-making, storytelling and more this weekend. From bannock-making to straw craft sessions, there’s plenty to do at the National Museum of Rural Life event on today and tomorrow from 11am to 4pm. Families can learn about the local roe deer population, as well as other wildlife on the 170-acre area. Also, as well as just finding out

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SASB’S S5 Health Day 2018

Success at this year’s S5 Health Day! Yesterday on the 25th September, St. Andrew’s and St. Bride’s held their annual Health Day for S5 pupils. Days like these are held for the upper school because the majority of pupils in these years don’t partake in P.E. anymore, unless they choose to study it. Health days are useful for almost everyone – but particularly so to young adults who

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EK Food Bank Drop-in Centre Closed

EK Food Bank Drop-in Centre Closed

The centre at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church is forced to close due to lack of funding. Struggling mums are devastated after East Kilbride community food bank drop-in centre has closed. The Greenhills-based facility run by the East Kilbride Community Food Bank is now shut due to a lack of funding. Organiser Thomas McNeil told the East Kilbride News it was a “tough decision”, but insisted it

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