A business based in Bonnybridge is teaming up with the NHS to make the process of testing for Covid-19 safer. The £7 million project means lab workers are less exposed to drops of the virus. A solution is placed within a container holding a sample for the illness meaning it doesn’t need to be re-opened […]
From today all care workers in Scotland will be tested for Covid-19, according to the Scottish Government. However, their plans are being questioned after figures revealed less than 10% of carers in the country have been tested for the virus. The figures from 18th May showed that only 7.65% of social care workers had been […]
A 10-year-old from Denny is raising funds for Strathcarron Hospice during lockdown. Grace Malcolm will walk, run or cycle 5k and has already raised hundreds of pounds. It’s after a number of fundraisers for the Forth Valley charity were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Writing on the hospice website, Grace said: “I am 10 […]
People in the Forth Valley are being urged to be extra vigilant after some were targeted by an email scam. Officers say criminals are threatening to publish online footage of victims – if money isn’t handed over. The emails have been sent to a number of people across Scotland. Detective Inspector Michael McCullagh, of cybercrime […]
Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond has been cleared of attempted rape and a series of sexual assaults against nine women. After a two week trial, the jury found the 65-year-old was not guilty on 12 of the sexual assault charges, while another was found not proven. They reached majority verdicts on all charges. Salmond […]
A group in Grangemouth, which supports disabled people who take part in sport, is being awarded over £3,000. Forth Valley Flyers will be handed the money as part of the 25th anniversary of the first National Lottery draw. A further 14 local community, sport and art groups across the Forth Valley will get a share […]
Efforts to double childcare hours in Scotland are seeing childminders being left behind. That’s according to the Scottish Childminding Association, who say only 12% have been approved by local authorities. The Scottish Government’s aiming to roll out their Early Learning and Childcare policy from next August. Graeme McAlister is chief executive of the SCMA – […]
Businesses need to do more to support older workers – that’s the message from charity Age Scotland.