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    A Stirling University swimming coach has been chosen to be a part of Team GB at next summer’s Olympics.   Steven Tigg is one of eight coaches nominated by British Swimming for the Games in Tokyo. He previously was a member of Team Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – and helped athletes at this […]

    The Scottish Government are to introduce a charge for single-use cups, as part of efforts to help the environment. It’s to be included in their upcoming Circular Economy Bill. If approved, the level of the charge would then be decided following a public consultation. An estimated 200 million plastic cups are used in Scotland every […]

    High schools across Falkirk, built under the Non-Profit Distributing scheme, are costing the local authority £34 million more than expected. The NPD model was introduced in Scotland as an alternative to the discredited PFI scheme. But schools built using this method – including Falkirk, Denny and Grangemouth high schools – will see Falkirk Council paying […]

    Student footballers at the University of Stirling are preparing for one of their biggest games of the season – as they aim to make the Scottish Cup Third Round for the second consecutive year. The University men’s first team take on Linlithgow Rose this Sunday, with the winner potentially facing a Championship side in the […]

    Nearly 40% of firms across Scotland say their broadband speeds are “insufficient”. That’s according to a study by the Federation of Small Businesses. They’re calling on both the Scottish and Westminster Governments to work together to improve internet speeds. The Scottish Government’s pledged to provide superfast broadband to every home or business throughout the country. […]

    There are concerns women who use steroids are at “higher risk” – because discussions around the issue are dominated by males. A Stirling University study’s found most online help and discussion for steroid users is written by, and aimed at men. The research suggests this is leading to women using steroids with less knowledge and […]

    New figures show less than 90% of trains in Scotland arrived on time over the past four weeks. The numbers are lower than those published in June and September – but ScotRail say that’s due to the weather being worse in the autumn. It’s still a significant improvement on the same period last year, though. […]

    Almost nine in ten disabled people in the Forth Valley say they’ve found accessibility information confusing. That’s according to research by charities, who run the UK’s biggest Access Survey. The report also found accessibility in pubs and bars was deemed to be the lowest. Euan MacDonald, co-founder of Euan’s Guide said: “The Access Survey is […]

    Men, who were convicted under historical discriminatory sex offences in Scotland, have now been pardoned. Legislation to disregard convictions, for activities that are no longer a crime, comes into effect from today. Thousands of men were left with criminal records as a result of the laws. Tim Hopkins is Director of the Equality Network: “Centuries […]

    Almost a fifth of drivers in Scotland say they’ve witnessed another motorist being physically abused. That’s according to a new report. 17% say they’ve seen some form of physical attack, related to a driving incident, in the last 12 months. The R-A-C have released their 2019 ‘Report on Motoring’, which reveals people’s biggest concerns on […]