This year, 5 syringes have been found locally - in a fall from 12 last year.
Announced last week by UCAS, the number of people successfully gaining a place at university from Scotland’s most disadvantaged areas is now at record levels. The latest figures show the number of prospective students from the 20% most deprived areas successfully getting a spot at a UK university has risen by 5% to a new record level for all ages and by 9% for 18 year olds.
VisitLanarkshire – a joint venture between North and South Lanarkshire to promote local tourism – has ‘belatedly’ added Rutherglen and Cambuslang to their map after pressure from MSP Clare Haughey.
Clare had a joint advice surgery with PI Bob Bryce and PC Tosh McEwan of Lanarkshire Police.
The Scottish Government has announced that the National Concessionary Travel Scheme will be extended to companions of eligible disabled children aged under five, whilst the age of eligibility will not be changed.
I used my column for this week's Rutherglen Reformer to talk about how I am keeping busy in the constituency during the parliamentary summer recess.
MSP Clare Haughey has called on people across Rutherglen and Cambuslang to get involved with the latest series of events to gather views on the proposed bottle deposit return scheme.
Cases of handling of offensive weapons across South Lanarkshire have fallen sharply since the SNP came to power in 2007, latest figures have revealed – proving that the SNP’s approach to crime and justice in the community is working.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey is encouraging constituents to nominate inspiring young people for this year’s Young Scot Awards. The Young Scot Awards is Scotland’s biggest celebration of young people and groups aged 11-26 who have made a difference to the lives of others.
The local WASPI branch have campaigned brilliantly over the last few years against their unfair state pension acceleration. It is great to see a Burnside woman leading the charge, and Anne has been influential in making more people aware of this injustice.