What Does it take to be a Therapet?

Callum Kerr With “Paws Against Stress” – an initiative set up by the Student Association of UWS – visiting the Ayr campus today, UWS Newsroom caught up with Therapet Accessor Linda Whitby. The initiative sees ‘Therapets’ visit the campus offering an opportunity for students to de-stress during hectic parts of the academic calendar. Linda outlined some of the criteria dogs must pass before being considered … Continue reading What Does it take to be a Therapet?

Loch Doon Fire Stuns Community

    The emergency services were alerted to the fire on a hillside at Loch Doon at 18:50 on Saturday. At least five miles of hillside has been affected and the public have been asked to avoid the area. East Ayrshire Council said overnight that progress had been made and that a welfare centre had been opened in the nearby town of Dalmellington. The fire … Continue reading Loch Doon Fire Stuns Community

Mary, Queen of the Screen.

Stars take to the Scottish capital to watch premiere of new historical film. Mary Queen of Scots star Saoirse Ronan is one of the many famous names expected to attend the Scottish film’s premiere at Edinburgh Castle tonight. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is also on the list along with Scottish actors Jack Lowden, James McArdle and comedienne Karen Dunbar who also appears in the movie. … Continue reading Mary, Queen of the Screen.

Public Health approach to Drug and Alcohol Strategy

by Erin Kearns Scotland’s first drug and alcohol strategy in a decade aims to treat the issue as a public health concern rather than a criminal justice one. Joe Fitzpatrick, SNP MSP and Scottish Public Health Minister, in a document published  this morning, has said that he has combined his strategy for both drug and alcohol misuse because they had many solutions in common. Figures … Continue reading Public Health approach to Drug and Alcohol Strategy

Free water stations will save 1000 plastic bottles per WEEK

By Brandon Cook Two of Scotlands busiest train stations have installed refillable water hubs to combat the waste of thousands of plastic bottles. Passengers at Glasgow Central Station and Edinburgh Waverly will benifit from the use of refillable running water in the stations as part of the initiatative to reduce plastic waste. It’s estimated that each station will save around 1000 plastic bottles a week, … Continue reading Free water stations will save 1000 plastic bottles per WEEK

Should Original Disney Films Be Banned?

BY FIONA MACKIE KEIRA Knightley has called out Disney for teaching young girls to wait for a Prince to come to their rescue. Banning her daughter from watching Cinderella and The Little Mermaid, Knightley said recently in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres: “[Cinderella] waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t! Rescue yourself. Obviously!” She added that she really enjoys the film The … Continue reading Should Original Disney Films Be Banned?

CLOSING DATE FOR UK GENDER RECOGNITION ACT CONSULTATION

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

Train hits person near Queen Street Station in Glasgow, Services disrupted until noon

A person has died after being hit by a train in Glasgow. Around 6:30 in the morning, between Queen Street and Belgrove stations, the British Transport Police (BTP) arrived along with the ambulance services to the spot, where the incident took place. Unfortunately, the person was pronounced dead. A spokesman for BTP said: “Shortly after 6.30am today (September 12) officers were called to the line … Continue reading Train hits person near Queen Street Station in Glasgow, Services disrupted until noon

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