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2008-09-01 12:00:09

By GRAEME MURRAY VANDALS who set off fire hydrants across Glasgow have been warned they are putting lives at risk. More than 50 hydrants in the city had to be turned off by Scottish Water since Tuesday afternoon after this week's warm, sunny weather . Neighbourhoods affected include the Gorbals, Drumchapel, Easterhouse, Springburn, Dennistoun, Barlanark, Summerston, Dalmarnock, Bridgeton, Govanhill, Castlemilk, Ibrox, Pollokshields, Rutherglen and Penilee. The incidents caused...

2008-08-01 15:00:53

By ROBBIE DINWOODIE LABOUR leadership hopeful Andy Kerr has been dealt a devastating blow to his campaign by a party stalwart's accusation of "cant and humbug" over the former health minister's role in threatened hospital cuts. Mr Kerr, who launches his leadership campaign in Glasgow today, has been savaged by a senior figure in North Lanarkshire whose father was the MP who campaigned for the founding of Monklands Hospital. Jim Dempsey, son of the late James Dempsey, has circulated an...

2008-07-10 15:00:54

A LANARKSHIRE town is in line to get a new multi-million health centre. The facility, earmarked for Main Street, Coatbridge, will combine NHS care with council services. It will include Lanarkshire's biggest dental facility, GP practices, a library, registrar's offices and a North Lanarkshire Council First Stop Shop. Two general dental practices will combine with postgraduate facilities for dental students and dental education outreach to form the heart of the centre. There will be a...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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