Entries by Brian McGuire

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Processions consultation launched

GLASWEGIANS are being asked their views on parades and public processions. The city council today [Friday, 1 November] launched an online questionnaire for city residents, groups and businesses as part of a wider consultation on processions. Those taking part are asked a variety of questions regarding such events – including whether they have a positive […]



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Council approves Glasgow’s £500million housing investment plan for next five years

Glasgow City Council has approved the Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) for the city for the 2020-25 period, and will now submit this plan to the Scottish Government as the council aims to potentially bring around £500million of investment into the building of new affordable homes and improving the quality and condition of existing housing […]

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Glasgow’s new Investment Strategy to bring in more and better-quality jobs

Glasgow City Council today (31 October) approved the new Investment Strategy and Action Plan for the city, a ‘road map’ for Glasgow’s investment activities. The strategy – for the period up until 2023 – sets out how Invest Glasgow and partners will work together to ensure that Glasgow is promoted as a sustainable location of choice for […]

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Britain’s Got Talent Auditions are taking place THIS WEEKEND

Edinburgh and Glasgow are hosting Britain’s Got Talent audition showcase this weekend. It’s your chance to impress the show’s producers. Get it right and you’ll be heading to the live auditions with Simon, Amanda, Alisha and David. Scotland’s Jai McDowall won the series back in 2011 – he has advice for any fellow singers who […]

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Book Week Scotland, Monday 18 November – Sunday 24 November

Scottish Book Trust today launched Book Week Scotland’s 2019 programme with comic book artist Frank Quitely of DC Comics All Star Superman and Batman and Robin fame. Book Week Scotland, the country’s biggest celebration of reading and writing, returns for its eight year with hundreds of events taking place all over Scotland from intimate community gatherings to flagship events […]

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Council extends programme to encourage local job creation in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has rolled out its Community Business Boost programme, a £1.2 million support package for businesses, which provides part-funding of premises costs over a two-year period to support local job creation and economic growth.   The Community Business Boost provides part-funding of premises costs over a two-year period to support local job creation and […]

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City’s Universal credit support hubs bring £15million in financial gains

Around 5000 of Glasgow’s most financially insecure citizens have boosted their incomes through the support they’ve received from Glasgow’s Universal Credit Support Hubs.   This has meant more than £15.2million in financial gains to the city for people, both in and out of work, who are entitled to welfare benefits.   Located in 19 libraries […]

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New Settled Homes for Former Hostel Residents

Thirty-four formerly homeless people are settling into new homes following the closure of Glasgow hostels. Paul Gallacher is among people who have been found settled mainstream tenancies under Glasgow’s Housing First initiative. The 47-year-old has moved into a one bedroom tenement flat in Tollcross, the area he grew up in, and is now in the […]