Community News: Health staff guard against vomiting bug

HEALTH chiefs have urged NHS staff to be aware of the latest guidelines relating to the winter vomiting bug to help cut down any problems.

NHS Lothian said it was key everyone was up to speed on symptoms so outbreaks of norovirus could be clamped down upon quickly.

So far this winter, there have been 32 suspected cases of the infection among staff and patients, leading to the temporary closure of wards at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the Western General.

New football team kicks off after merger

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A NEW community football club has been formed after the Heriot-Watt University and Currie Star teams joined forces.

Heriot-Watt Community Football Club has been set up to provide a complete player pathway for children from the age of five to adult football.

It will enable children, youths and adults to develop in a safe environment and benefit from using facilities at the university.

Managers given credit boost towards degrees

Management experience and training obtained in the workplace can now be credited towards qualifications, including degrees.

Those seeking formal recognition for their experience in leadership and management can now obtain qualifications and credits through the Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning process at IBP Academy.

The academy was set up in 1996 to help people develop in their chosen field, and has established links to Edinburgh Napier University.

School debate wins charity 3k

A YOUTH philanthropy project by pupils at the Royal High has resulted in a donation of 3000 being awarded to Down's Syndrome Scotland.

Thomas Reilly, Sarah Miller, Katherine Burr and Fiona Gorrie gave a presentation on why the charity would benefit from cash.

Pupils launch Co-op store

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PUPILS from a city school have cut the ribbon at a new store opening.

The East Craigs Primary youngsters opened the nearby Co-operative store.

Wiktor Zalewski, Natasha Laws, Cameron Turner, Lara Peat, Caitlin Tarling and Mark Morrison were presented with 500 for school funds by manager Sandra Todd.

College course is in business

Telford College is encouraging people interested in pursuing a professional business career to apply for its HNC Business course, which starts on January 31.

Entry requirements for the one-year course are two Highers at Grade C or above. See for details.