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Shifting the focus from illness to person

“It’s a very lonely time; it’s terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That’s how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.”

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A meeting has been planned to discuss availability of accessible taxis

Disability access meeting

A public meeting is being held to get residents’ views on increasing the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles in East Renfrewshire.

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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Jim Taggart

Crookston man urges eye checks

Southside father-of-one Jim Taggart is backing a new campaign by Optometry Scotland, after a very narrow escape which almost cost him his sight.

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Bella's mum is delighted her daughter is now safe at night.

Bella will soon have her new bed

A three-year-old from Oatlands will soon be able to sleep safely at night thanks to the provision of a specialist bed from a charity.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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EDF Energy have raised �20,000 for The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

A zinger of a donation for Glasgow Hospice

A new friendship was forged with plenty of fun and frolics when Zingy and Harvey met at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.

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Tesco roll out Community Food Connections Scheme into southside

Tesco wants charities to register for free food scheme

Tesco and FareShare are calling on charities and community groups in and around Glasgow to register for an exciting scheme which sees surplus food become meals for people in need.

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Anti-abortion group plan a 40-day vigil in Glasgow

A controversial anti-abortion group are planning to hold a ‘vigil’ at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

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Claims have been made mismanagement has caused cancelled operations.

Over a thousand ops cancelled last year

Over a thousand operations were cancelled in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde last year because hospitals could not cope with demand.

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Russell Macmillan of ERGC explains why he does what he does on this video.

Russell Macmillan of ERGC explains why he does what he does on this video.

The philanthropic founder of East Ren Good Causes took some time out of his hectic schedule to explain to the congregation at Stamperland Parish Church the ethos behind what he does.

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Bonnyton House deal is up in the air with local elections looming in May.

Bonnyton House deal creates funding gap

The failed sale of Bonnyton House has forced East Ren Council into allocating £425,000 in the budget to prop up the Health & Social Care Partnership.

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Gary MacLean cooking it up for some of the day services patients. Pic courtesy of: Martin Shields

Masterchef’s Gary gets stuck in

BBC TV’s Masterchef: The Professionals winner Gary Maclean took time out from his hectic schedule to serve lunch to patients at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

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(From L-R) Richard Spratt CEO Fields of Life,  Peter Vardy CEO and Deborah Cameron Head of Fundraising.

Glasgow based car dealership Peter Vardy’s charity initiative will support 5,000 vulnerable children in East Africa

Peter Vardy is committing itself to a major aid project worth £1.26m to feed, educate and clothe vulnerable children in East Africa.

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The Royal College of Midwives is concerned about growing pressures on Scotland's maternity services.

Maternity services facing rising demand

Scotland’s maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

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Call for better support for tinnitus sufferers

Call for better support for tinnitus sufferers

The boss of a Glasgow clinic which deals with the often misunderstood condition Tinnitus is calling on GPs to do all they can to help sufferers.

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Four women take on the MoonWalk Scotland.

Go wild at The MoonWalk Scotland jungle theme

Walk the Walk is encouraging people to make one final New Year’s resolution which will make a real difference to others.

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Campaign focus on dangers of drink

Campaign focus on dangers of drink

Drinkaware took its campaign to raise awareness of the dangers associated with consuming too much alcohol to ASDA, Newton Mearns.

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A final Stobhill bow for dedicated doctor

A pioneering doctor who grew up in the grounds of Stobhill has taken his last clinic in the hospital he’s worked in for more than 30 years.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison.

Something to smile about as dental registrations rise

NHS dental registrations in Scotland are up by 2 million in the last 10 years according to new statistics published this morning.

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