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Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir raise funds for sick kids’ hospital

Three members of Kirkintilloch’s Male Voice Choir presented a cheque for £350 to help The Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity following a fundraiser at the Kirkintilloch Canal Festival in August.

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Cases of lungworm are on the increase.

Rise in deadly lungworm parasite

New figures have revealed that the parasite lungworm which targets dogs has been found in nearly every county in the UK.

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Report shows a high number of assaults take place in A&E departments.

NHS to take a tougher stance over assaults on staff

More than 3,600 healthcare staff in Greater Glasgow and Clyde suffered verbal or physical assault while at work over the past 12 months despite a concerted and ongoing campaign to combat aggression.

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The Royal Hospital for Children.

Proposed transfer of children’s inpatient service from Paisley to Glasgow

Medical staff say the proposed transfer of inpatient paediatric services to the Royal Hospital for Children will improve the care for children.

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Age Scotland, the countrys leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older Peoples Day on October 1.

Age Scotland launches new campaign to promote the benefits of regular exercise

Age Scotland, the country’s leading charity supporting older people, is launching a new campaign to promote the benefits of physical activity as we approach International Older People’s Day on October 1.

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Joyce Martin

Get in the picture to help Joyce raise cash to fight cancer

A local photographer is using picture power to help raise cash to support families affected by cancer.

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One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didnt know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

One in four Scots don’t know eye exams are free

One in four Scots surveyed by You Gov for sight loss charity RNIB still didn’t know that eye examinations are free in Scotland.

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Report reveals record level of calls from children

More than 900 children in Scotland contact Childline about suicide in a year

Childline carried out more than 900 suicide counselling sessions involving children from Scotland last year as the helpline dealt with record levels of calls on the issue.

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Scott Ramsay, who has been on the waiting list for a donor kidney since March this year.

More lives saved by organ transplant

The number of patients living in Scotland whose lives were saved or improved by an organ transplant increased by 9 per cent last year to 415.

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Stripping off for the organ donation campaign are (l-r) Olivia Carr, Councillor Heather McVey, David Carroll, Linda Johnston and Councillor Alan OBrien.

Council staff strip off for organ donation campaign

North Lanarkshire Council staff have bared almost all in support of a national campaign to increase the number of people in Scotland on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

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Left to right - Rhona Baillie (Chief Executive of PPWH) is joined by City Legacy Directors Calum Murray, Ed Monaghan, Martin Keily and John Gallacher.

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice cash boost

City Legacy, the developers of the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, have presented a cheque for £30,000 to the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice Brick by Brick Appeal.

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Record level of dentist registration

Record level of dentist registration

The number of people registered with an NHS dentist is at record levels, with more than nine in 10 people now registered.

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Raynauds disease

Do you need help with Raynauds?

New research from charity Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK (SRUK) has revealed that thousands of people across Glasgow could be living with a condition that they know little or nothing about, and therefore not accessing the help they might need.

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Changes to cervical screening

Changes to cervical screening

Women are being urged to take up their invitation for cervical screening as changes to the programme come into force.

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Palacerigg shut on health grounds after rats infest the premises

Palacerigg shut on health grounds after rats infest the premises

An infestation of rats has closed visitor facilities at Palacerigg Country Park as pest control officers move in to tackle the outbreak.

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North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue (right) with his depute Paul Kelly who will chair the strategic meeting.

Dates confirmed for key autism meetings

Two key meetings take place next week as North Lanarkshire Council looks to create comprehensive service provision for people with autism.

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Staff Awards Ceremony

NHS awards for staff stalwarts

Healthcare staff from across NHS Lanarkshire were recognised for the inspirational work that they do at the first annual staff awards ceremony.

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North Lanarkshire Council accepts it needs to examine its autism strategy

Council to meet autism service users

North Lanarkshire Council wants to meet with all interested parties to examine the autism strategy for the area.

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Last week's protest outside Motherwell Civic Centre to try to save the One Stop Shop

Leader wants to see report

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue wants to see an official report into a support service for autism before he’d consider saving it.

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SNP politicians show their support as they joined the campaigners at Motherwell Civic Centre.

Protest to save autism service

Campaigners trying to save Scottish Autism’s One Stop Shop in Motherwell held a protest at Motherwell Civic Centre on Monday.

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