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Financial support for poorer parents will more than double from summer 2019 when the first new Scottish benefit starts being paid, Social Security Secretary Angela Constance has said. Qualifying families will receive £1,100 for their first child under the best start grant, with the money split into three payments which…
Services for children and young people in Glasgow are improving lives and having a positive impact, inspectors have said. That was the key finding of a joint inspection of services for children and young people in the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership. The inspection was carried out by the Care Inspectorate,…
Labour has said that more than a million families will benefit its pledge to overhaul "patchy" childcare provision as it sought focus on its manifesto plans to roll out free care to all two to four-year-olds. Following the live TV grilling of Monday of the two main party leaders, Jeremy…
A vulnerable man with learning difficulties has been left "traumatised" after being punched and held at knife-point during an armed robbery in South Lanarkshire. The 32-year-old man was standing at a bus stop near Calderwood Square, East Kilbride on Friday at around 11pm when he was approached by two men.…
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