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A woman who died after an attack which also left a teenage boy critically injured has been named by police. Alyson Watt, 52, who worked for Barnardo's Scotland, died at the scene in Penilee Road, Paisley at around 4.55pm on Friday. The 16-year-old boy taken to the Queen Elizabeth University…
Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has highlighted her plans to tackle child poverty, as she accused the SNP and Tories of being too focused on division to address the issue. The party's manifesto pledges an increase in the minimum wage and a boost for family benefits. Ms Dugdale branded the…
Further improvement is needed to support people living with alcohol and drug addictions across Scotland to aid effective recovery and protect communities, a new report says. The Care Inspectorate has reviewed the way addiction services across the country are using and applying core recovery ‘Quality Principles’ set out by the…
A senior Scottish Government minister has accused the Conservatives of trying to "sweep child poverty under the carpet". Communities Secretary Angela Constance said the UK Government was trying to hide the problem by scrapping targets to reduce child poverty and said the Scottish Government would use all its powers to…
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