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Glasgow & Strathclyde

Scott Brown and Colin Farrell launch Homeless World Cup 17

CELTIC captain Scott Brown and Hollywood star Colin Farrell to launch Homeless World Cup 17

Glasgow & Strathclyde
The funding will see researchers from the University of Strathclyde team up with the private sector. Picture: Wikicommons

Data Lab backs Strathclyde AI building simulation project

A research project into how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to improve building energy simulation has won a funding award from The Data Lab, the Scottish Government-backed innovation centre.

Tech
John McLeish, founder and MD of Glasgow-based creative agency Equator. Contributed

Equator boss harnessing creative sector’s digital potential

This year marks the 18th anniversary of creative agency Equator, and founder and managing director John McLeish jokes that he wishes he was celebrating the same number of years in existence himself.

Media & Leisure
Business Stream chief executive Jo Dow. Picture: Contributed

English water deals bonanza flows to Business Stream

Water supplier Business Stream has revealed that it has secured £100 million in new customer contracts since the opening of the English non-domestic water market in April this year.

Companies
Terry Nicholson, Eddie Lund, Alan Mackie, Darren Welsh, Robert McCafferty, Martin Holingsworth and Graham Pascal celebrate the start of work. Picture: Hugh Dougherty

Scotland’s highest village to finally get rail link restored

A remote narrow-gauge railway which became a lifeline when a road was closed last year is being finally extended to Scotland’s highest village.

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Virgin Trains claims to have the largest share of the rail-air market for 20 years. Picture: Will Oliver/AFP

Big emissons savings as air passengers switch to rail

Scotland-London passengers switching from plane to train have saved the equivalent of the carbon dioxide emissions from traffic on the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow, a report revealed today.

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Glasgow man creates world record by fathering twins 27 years after freezing sperm. Picture: John Jeffay

Scots man fathers twins 27 years after freezing sperm

A man has fathered twins using sperm frozen almost 27 years earlier and earned himself a world record.

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Thousands descended on Glasgow for the Pride festival. Picture: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Five arrests as thousands attend Pride Glasgow

Five people have been arrested at Glasgow Pride, including two men for alleged breach of the peace with homophobic aggravation.

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Sarah Glendinning is being treated for breast cancer at Edinburgh ECMC. Photograph: Lesley Martin

Edinburgh research to find which cancer patients need chemo

Leading charity Cancer Research UK and the Chief Scientist Office plan to invest a total of almost £3 million over the next five years in groundbreaking work at Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMCs) in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

News
Sarah Glendinning is being treated for breast cancer at Edinburgh ECMC. Photograph: Lesley Martin

£3m boost for cancer centres in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Leading charity Cancer Research UK and the Chief Scientist Office plan to invest a total of almost £3 million over the next five years in groundbreaking work at Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMCs) in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

News
John Hillis of Pacific Quay Powerboats has come up with the water taxi notion. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow looks to Venice with water taxi service to airport

A Venetian-style entry to Glasgow is in prospect with plans for a water taxi service from the airport.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addresses the assembled crowd at Glasgow Pride.  (Photo by Robert Perry/Getty Images)

Nicola Sturgeon at Glasgow Pride: I’m proud of Scotland’s LGBTI record

Nicola Sturgeon has said there is still work to be done to tackle discrimination and achieve true LGBTI equality, as she became the first serving first minister to speak at a pride event.

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The Celtic fans unveil a banner supporting Pride. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Celtic fans unveil banner supporting Pride Glasgow

Celtic fans showed their support for Pride during the club’s 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

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From left: Calum Murray (CCG), Ed Monaghan (Mactaggart & Mickel), Lord Provost Eva Bolander, John Gallacher (Cruden) and Martin Kiely (WH Malcolm). Picture: Contributed

Builders behind Commonwealth village collect Queen’s Award

Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Eva Bolander, has presented the Queen’s Award for Enterprise to the City Legacy Homes consortium of builders behind the 2014 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village in Dalmarnock.

Companies

Teenager jailed for stabbing 16-year-old to death

A 17-year-old who was convicted of killing a promising young footballer was yesterday jailed for nine years.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Victoria Rose Alton, four, with the injury her mother said happened as she got off the bus. Picture: SWNS

Bus firm: CCTV shows no evidence of alleged schoolgirl injury

CCTV footage shows no evidence of claims that a four-year-old girl was injured as got off a bus, operator First Glasgow revealed today.
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Lease Fetcher has secured backing from Scottish Enterprise. Picture: Clark James

Glasgow firm gears to launch vehicle leasing comparison site

Lease Fetcher, the UK’s first vehicle leasing comparison website, has secured up to £100,000 of seed funding from Scottish Enterprise to help its launch.

Tech 1
The firms will work with NHS Scotland on treatments for conditions including diabetes. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Six SMEs selected to collaborate with NHS Scotland

Six Scottish small and medium-sized businesses have won seven new contracts with NHS Scotland to help drive treatment and innovation in dermatology, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Tech
Royal London chief executive Phil Loney. Picture: Contributed

Royal London raises fears over rush to access pensions

Life and pensions group Royal London has raised concerns that people reaching retirement are rushing into “income drawdown” products without taking financial advice.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with Sir Alex Ferguson at the Street Soccer Scotland annual dinner. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Sir Alex Ferguson praises Scottish charity work on mental health

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised a Scottish football charity for its work on mental health.

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