Entries by Brian McGuire

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Life-Saving Nasal Sprays to Help Prevent Fatal Overdoses

Special nasal spray are to be issued to staff in Glasgow’s homelessness services in a bid to prevent fatal drugs overdoses. Frontline staff in the city’s homeless units will be trained to use Naloxone sprays which can help prevent deaths among drug users. Although staff are familiar with the use of Naloxone, the sprays are […]



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Council Pledges Further Action to Tackle Harm Caused by Gambling

The council today agreed to hold a summit on the negative impact of gambling, that will inform a citywide response to prevent harm and provide treatment. The summit, to be held in the New Year, will bring together a range of partners including academics, third sector, health professionals, youth workers and those with lived experience […]

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Council approves £2.5million funding to relocate Parkhead Library in new East End Community Hub

Glasgow City Council today (26 September) approved £2.5million in funding to relocate Parkhead Library from the existing the Grade B-listed building to the proposed East End Health and Social Care Partnership Hub (HSCP) building.   This funding comes from the Community Hub Fund, and will cover the increased capital cost of incorporating the library within the […]

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Council Sets Target Of Carbon Neutral Glasgow by 2030

Glasgow has been set a target of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030 following a decision of the council’s City Administration Committee. The decision marks the council’s formal acceptance of a key recommendation in the recent report by the city’s Climate Emergency Working Group, which set out 61 recommendations on how the council and […]

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New art competition sees schools tackle hate crime

Schools across Glasgow have been invited to take part in a new art competition ahead of the city’s annual Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW) next month. Young people are being asked to submit entries representing what hate crime means to them. There is a £250 prize for the winning entry in each category – Primary […]