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Glasgow plans abortion clinic buffer zones to protect patients from activists

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Abortion clinics in Glasgow are expected to be protected by Scotland’s first buffer zones to prevent patients from being intimidated by anti-abortion activists. Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister, said work was under...

Glasgow archaeologists dig for lost treasures from 1988 garden festival

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How does an operational railway, an entire rotunda or indeed a three-metre-tall working sculpture of a floating tap manage to go missing? For five months over the spring and summer of 1988, each enjoyed a home on Glas...

‘Cramped and unsafe’ Glasgow housing unit forced to suspend mother and baby services

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A housing unit has been forced to close its services to mothers and babies after a damning report found that the “cramped and unsafe” accommodation breached their human rights. In its report, the Children and Young Pe...

Sudanese refugee made 72 calls seeking help before Glasgow hotel stabbings

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An asylum seeker who stabbed six people before being shot dead by police had made more than 70 calls seeking help from the Home Office and its contractors, it has emerged. Badreddin Abadlla Adam was shot after he att...

Glasgow apologises for role in slave trade, saying its ‘tentacles’ are in every corner of city

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Glasgow authorities have apologised for the city’s role in the Atlantic slave trade, saying the “tentacles” of money from the practice reached every corner of Scotland’s biggest metropolis. The apology comes as Britai...

Glasgow homes under the jackhammer – a photo essay

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Glasgow is no stranger to demolitions – the city’s built environment has been torn down, built up, and then torn down again every generation. It has witnessed the wholesale demolition of many of its tenements in the 1...

Burrell Collection reopening: a great Glasgow one-off becomes just a little less extraordinary

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The Burrell Collection is majestic and abundant, a rich man’s hoard of 9,000 objects, industrial wealth transmogrified into Chinese porcelain and medieval stained glass, paintings by French impressionists and Scottish...

Glasgow becomes Gotham for Batgirl as Scottish film industry booms

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Icicles were glued on to vintage streetlamps as Glasgow was transformed into a wintry Gotham City over the weekend, as Batgirl became the latest blockbuster to take advantage of Scotland’s versatile urban locations an...

‘I’m not impressed’: Glasgow unmoved by Boris Johnson’s Cop26 return

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When Boris Johnson stepped off the train as he returned to Glasgow for the final days of Cop26, he was met with boos at the city’s central station. Many people were unhappy at his decision to return to the conference ...

Glasgow University retreats over ‘antisemitic’ label for journal article

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The University of Glasgow has backed down from labelling a peer-reviewed journal article about pro-Israel lobbying as “antisemitic”, amid criticism from leading international academics. The university was criticised f...

Climate protests: fury, and optimism, in the Glasgow rain

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Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Glasgow on Saturday to demand stronger climate action from world leaders as the climate crisis summit reached its halfway stage. Protests were also held in London...

‘It’s incredibly rainy’: Glasgow welcomes Cop26 activists amid waste crisis

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It isn’t raining as Maria Azul flies into Glasgow airport from Buenos Aires, but there are so many clouds in the sky she knows it will pour down soon enough. It is Azul’s first visit to the city, as part of a Cop26 de...

Cop26 activists head to Glasgow via land, sea – and in a giant metal ball

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Arnd Drossel has spent the past three months rolling around inside a 160kg steel ball. The German environmental activist left his home in Paderborn on 30 July in the giant contraption resembling a hamster ball that he...

‘We’ve been caught half-dressed’: ambivalent Glasgow awaits Cop26

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Diwali candles in pretty terracotta pots are stacked around the counter at Suresh & Sons grocer in Finnieston, the Glasgow district that borders the UN-managed “blue zone” of the Scottish Event Campus. Next weeken...

ScotRail engineers plan strikes during Glasgow climate summit

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ScotRail engineers are planning strike action that they say is likely to severely disrupt travel to the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow next month, as unions accuse management of risking “national embarrassment”. ...

Police to investigate four deaths at flagship Glasgow hospital

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Police are investigating four deaths at the flagship Queen Elizabeth university hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow, it has emerged. The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) – which has a duty to investigate all ...

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