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Buchanan st article

Scottish business confidence on the up but warnings remain

Scottish business confidence has increased for the first time in almost two years, according to a survey.

School article

Teaching union urges election candidates to prioritise schools

Scotland’s biggest teaching union has pleaded with candidates not to use schools as “political footballs” in the run up to the local government elections.

Google article

Walmart and Starbucks boycott Google over extreme content

The companies pulled their adverts after the Wall Street Journal found earlier this week that their brands had been placed alongside racist content due to Google’s automated programs.

Fur article

Report finds fake fur products being marketed as real

Some products being marketed as faux fur on the British high street are actually real, according to a new report by Humane Society International and Sky News. Farmed fur is still finding its way into supply chains from Asia despite being banned in Britain over a decade ago.

Pills article

NHS Scotland to fund ‘game-changing’ HIV drug

A drug that drastically reduces the chances of HIV infection will be funded by the Scottish NHS. The Scottish Medicines Consortium have approved the use of the “game-changing” drug known as Prep.

Mhairiblack article

Mhairi Black may not stand in next election

Written for student radio broadcast.

Gibraltar article

Spain urge UK to stay calm over Gibraltar issue – The Caledonian Times

Spain’s senior diplomat has urged the UK not to “lose its temper” over Gibraltar after a former Conservative leader made belligerent comments on Sunday.

Rbs article

RBS to close 30 branches in Scotland – The Caledonian Times

The Royal Bank of Scotland announced this week it is shutting 30 branches in Scotland, with hundreds of jobs expected to be lost.

Building article

Scotland’s building industry worried about Brexit

Scottish construction companies are four times more likely to view Brexit as negative rather than positive for the sector, according to a new survey.

Boat article

World’s last timetabled ferry restored on Skye

The world’s last manually operated timetabled ferry has been restored to its former glory.
Almost 50 years old, the MV Glenachulish vessel is the oldest crossing to the Isle of Skye from the mainland.

Barrowland article

BBC 6 Music festival comes to Glasgow this weekend – The Caledonian Times

Assignment for Student Radio Broadcast