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Leading the fight on disease

This week is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week – and a Southside charity is leading the way in the battle to find a cure for the two devastating digestive diseases.

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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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Baubles carry an important Christmas message

Baubles carry an important Christmas message

One of Scotland’s leading cancer charities is inviting local residents to help raise vital funds for patients facing cancer this Christmas.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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Help feed a family this Christmas

Put caring on the menu this Christmas and help fuel East Dunbartonshire Foodbank’s Yuletide appeal.

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The Scottish Government and NHS Education for Scotland will be surveying female doctors.

Improving support for rape victims

Female doctors in Scotland are to be surveyed to find out what more can be done to encourage their participation in forensic examinations for sexual assault victims.

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HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV: Do you know your status? If not, get tested...

HIV has NOT been cured so it is important for people who think they may be at risk to get tested.

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Glasgow City Mission clients being helped by Giffnock's Whole Foods Market

‘Give Back Friday’ helps the city’s homeless

Southside shoppers are bringing love and joy to their community thanks to an innovative supermarket scheme.

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New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars

A campaign to raise awareness of Scotland’s imminent ban on smoking in cars carrying children launched today (November 21, 2016). The new legislation, which comes into force on December 5, 2016, will make it illegal to smoke in a car or other vehicle carrying those aged under 18 – an offence that could carry a fixed penalty fine of £100.

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Knitted baby hats boost to cafe

A local knitting group is helping to support young mums in the area by making woollen baby hats for their tots.

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Church goes purple to support World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Southside goes purple for deserving cause.

Eastwood Juvenile U19 players are throwing all they’ve got behind a national charity - Pancreatic Cancer Action for World Pancreatic Cancer Day on Thursday, November 17.

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Alzheimer Scotland's new advert launches its fundraising tartan

Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert

While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own.

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Public health minister Aileen Campbell (right) recently visited NHS Scotland's national distribution centre.

NHS ready for winter challenges

The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.

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Flytipping in Govanhill

Govanhill’s fortunes are on the turn

Govanhill has received a less than positive press recently with the constant fly-tipping problems, crime statistics, and overcrowding.

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East Ren care worker Ian Roach (pictured centre) wins prestigious award.

Prestigious win for southside health worker

A care worker who gives up his own time to ensure vulnerable people have a better standard of living was honoured at a glittering awards ceremony.

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Jane McCarry is supporting the #Heart 25 campaign.

Stars still game for world record bid

Mark Cox and Jane McCarry, better known as Tam and Isa on hit TV show ‘Still Game’, are backing the Golden Jubilee National Hospital’s #Heart25 Campaign.

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Crookston family win with People Ford. Mark Gallagher has an inoperable brain tumour

Crookston family win a boot full of prizes

A Crookston family who have had to struggle coming to terms with their son’s diagnosis of a brain tumour, are hoping their fortunes are changing.

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Newton Mearns Baptist Church are holding a seminar on innapropriate material on the internet, among other subjects

Tough subject tackled by church

A southside church is stepping up to the plate to handle one of the most sensitive subjects - pornography and young people.

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Fuel voucher receiver, Florian, Foodbank Manager, Audrey and npower's Matt Cole at the launch of Scotland's first ever npower Fuel Bank scheme in Glasgow

Fuel Bank vouchers increase for winter.

Users of the Glasgow South East foodbank who are eligible for Fuel Bank vouchers will today see the amount they receive increase from £30 to £49 for the winter period.

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Super slimmer Susan ditches the pounds

Pounds piled on after baby’s health scare

Susan Thomson was the same as any expectant young mum looking forward to finding out the sex of her unborn child at her scan, and sharing this with her family.

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