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The carers of a woman who has not been seen for more than 18 years are to stand trial in September accused of her murder. Margaret Fleming was reported missing in October 2016 from her home in Inverkip, Inverclyde, but has not been seen since December 1999. Edward Cairney, 76,…
A range of people with learning disabilities, and those who support them, were honoured at Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards, held in Edinburgh, this past week. The Learning Disability Awards are run by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability and provide an opportunity to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely…
A care home for older people in Inverurie has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Garioch care home following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists three areas which require urgent…
A clinical trial is to find out whether cheap, readily available drugs can prevent dementia after stroke. Two charities, the British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer's Society, are working together to test the approach. Over three years, a team led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw (pictured) at the University of Edinburgh will…
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