Far Right Supporter Dropped from Italian Football Team

BY Ludovica Maria Muttini The women’s team captain, Concetta “Titty” Astarita, was dropped from Afro-Napoli United after announcing her candidacy as a member of a far-right political coalition (League) run by Matteo Salvini’s in the upcoming local elections. Afro-Napoli United woman’s team refused to play last Sunday at the Scafoglio Stadium just outside Naples, in protest of the exclusion of the captain. The team’s president … Continue reading Far Right Supporter Dropped from Italian Football Team

Thousand of women are striking in Glasgow next week over equal pay

By Carla Buscema More than 8000 council workers are taking a 48 hours strike action next Tuesday and Wednesday in Glasgow demanding the council to give them equal pay. Two of the major Trade Unions representing council workers, GMB and Unison, have announced that thousand of their members are taking action. The Glasgow City Council expects that this industrial movement would be likely to create … Continue reading Thousand of women are striking in Glasgow next week over equal pay


By Brodie Gettins TODAY marks the last day for the public to participate in the UK government’s consultation of the Gender Recognition Act 2004. The consultation at Westminster opened in July this year, after being stalled due to transphobic media coverage. However, the Scottish government closed theirs in March, earlier this year. UWS News have been speaking to Scottish LGBT+ communities, to find out what these … Continue reading CLOSING DATE FOR UK GENDER RECOGNITION ACT CONSULTATION

Pro-Choice Wins

By Morgane Colinet ABORTION has been legalised in Queensland. On Wednesday 17 October, parliament in the state of Queensland officially voted to make abortion legal up to 22 weeks. It will be possible to have an abortion past 22 weeks if two doctors agree that it should be performed. Nush Sadhwani, a 21 year old student born and raised in Brisbane, is a strong advocate … Continue reading Pro-Choice Wins

The Cumnock Tryst 2018

The Cumnock Tryst, a festival of music and celebration ran from the 4-8th of October 2018. In a series of exclusive interviews, the founder Sir James Macmillan, Catherine Marwood and Mark Bailey from the  Edinburgh Quartet and lead organiser of the event,  Jean M Nicholson discuss what classical music and the festival means to them. A special thanks to the Corner Shop PR team of Susie and … Continue reading The Cumnock Tryst 2018

UWS News presents “On Ayr” Radio September 2018

UWS News feature show examining the latest in news, sports, arts and culture from across Ayrshire and Scotland. Presented by Jamie Glover, Gary Kirkpatrick Chris MacMillan and Selina McLean with reports from Manuel Cardo, Susie Paterson, Nicole Cassels, Brodie Gettins, Fethi Benaissi, Morgane Colinet and Dominic Cassidy. In studio sport reporting and  analysis with Ryan Gallacher, Stuart Reid and Gregor Hynds. Technical editor Theodore Antoniou. … Continue reading UWS News presents “On Ayr” Radio September 2018

Paedophile Hunters in Ayr

By Morgane Colinet PAEDOPHILE hunters hit Ayr last weekend as they went to meet an alleged child abuser. The suspected sex offender was intercepted just outside Ayr bus station whilst on his way to meet who he thought was a fourteen-year-old girl according to WolfPack Hunters UK. The Spanish man, allegedly from Barcelona according to the WolfPack Hunters UK Improved Facebook group, is a luggage … Continue reading Paedophile Hunters in Ayr