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The struggle of migrant mothers: escaping abuse and confronting international abduction charges

Every year, thousands of immigrant mothers suffer violence from their partners, resulting in them running ...

By Ana Dutra Tagliati, Migrant Women Press

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Edinburgh Council denies services for children with additional support needs are being cut

The Edinburgh Reporter has been told that many applications for Enhanced Support Base (ESB) placements ...

By Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter

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A historic Up Helly Aa in Lerwick as women join the jarl squad

After a long wait to become guizer jarl of Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa, local Richard ...

By Chris Cope, Shetland News

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Visitor levy passes Stage 1 in Scottish Parliament but cruise ships not included

A bill which would give Scotland’s local authorities powers to charge a visitor level, or ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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Chief Constable Jo Farrell – issued apology over error of judgement and now subject of a grievance lodged by one of her own executive management team

Chief Constable under pressure as senior Police Scotland colleague lodges grievance

Police Scotland is in turmoil after it emerged a grievance has been lodged against recently ...

By Stephen Rafferty, The Edinburgh Reporter

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Rhiannon Davies collects award for Scottish Beacon

The Scottish Beacon Wins Prestigious National Award

The Scottish Beacon won a prestigious award at The British Journalism Awards, hosted by the ...

By The Scottish Beacon reporters

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Council Convener Rejects Palestine Ceasefire Motion

IS DISCUSSING a motion that calls for a permanent ceasefire in the war between Hamas ...

By Hans J Marter

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Food bank use in West Dunbartonshire | Photo by Caroline Finn

Scotland communities rally to support increasing number of people requiring food assistance

The Trussell Trust charity recently revealed that they had distributed 128,490 emergency food parcels in ...

By The Scottish Beacon Reporters

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How Smart Works is Helping Unemployed Women Dress for Success

Smart Works help women secure a job, through their clothing service, interview practices, CV workshops. ...

By Melanie Goldberg, Greater Govanhill

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Midlothian Climate Action hub receives funding

Members of the Midlothian Climate Action Network are thrilled that the Scottish Government confirmed that ...

By Luke Jackson, Midlothian View Reporter

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From football to art classes: How local survivor groups provide a safe haven

Glasgow is one of the highest ranking in terms of domestic abuse incident rates, with ...

By Devon McCole, Greater Govanhill

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Peat and circumstance: rethinking peat harvesting in the whisky industry

On the afternoon of Wednesday, 11 October, Beam Suntory and Ardtalla Estate made a joint ...

By Brian Palmer, The Ileach

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