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2008-09-05 12:00:39

By STEWART PATERSON CAR parking charges at NHS hospitals in Scotland are to be abolished, the Health Secretary announced yesterday. After a review of charging policies, and an interim cap of GBP3 per day, Nicola Sturgeon revealed charges at the 14 hospitals which charge will be scrapped. Only three PFI-funded car parks will still be allowed to charge, while staff, patients and visitors will be able to park free at all other sites from December 31. The announcement follows a campaign...

2008-08-06 15:00:56

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT THE First Minister yesterday visited the Maggie's Centre in Inverness to launch a new programme of support for people who have cancer in remote and rural areas . Alex Salmond had come to lend his backing to the new three-day programme which the centre will pilot in October. Ten people who have or have had cancer will come to Inverness for three days to follow the programme which will offer instruction in expressive writing, stress management, yoga,...

2008-07-30 00:00:40

GRIEVING relatives yesterday thanked motorists who saved a Dutch mum and her girl from a death crash. Karina Coffeng and her daughter Carliyn, four, were pulled from the burning wreckage of a smash that killed four. Karina's husband Guido, 35, and the couple's one-year-old son Naut died in the A9 crash. They were named as the victims yesterday along with husband and wife David, 71, and Julie Oswald, 6 8, of Newburgh, Fife. All were killed in the head-on crash between the Oswald's...

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