STUC continues to take measures to improve women’s condition in Scotland

The Scottish Trades Union Congress Women’s Conference is hosting the annual STUC Women’s Conference to raise issues about abuse and harassment women face at work. By Anaïs MAMPUYA. (credit @the STUC) ACTIVISTS are speaking up about abuse and harassment women face at work at the annual STUC Women’s Conference.  The Conference is organised by the STUC Women’s Committee and involves 120 female trade unionists. It is led by Sharon Edwards of the Public and Commercial Service Union and STUC … Continue reading STUC continues to take measures to improve women’s condition in Scotland

Up-cycle your old bike or piece of furniture

by Giulia Candussi Whether you are a student looking for a cheap second-hand bicycle or a creative artist who wants to give a new life to an old piece of furniture or you just want to get your hands dirty while doing something good for the community, there’s a place to go: Community Gift Exchange.  The charity shop is located inside the Kyle Shopping Centre … Continue reading Up-cycle your old bike or piece of furniture

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

Kompany: “It’s great to see him do well”

By Gregor Hynds Just over five years ago, Belgium captain Vincent Kompany remembers when he first encounter the kid that would go on to captain Scotland against him last Friday. On his last trip to Glasgow in 2013,Kompany and his fellow internationals travelled to Scotland, as they looked to secure their place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and was handed a match program … Continue reading Kompany: “It’s great to see him do well”

No Boxing Video Game Since 2011 Despite Demand From Fans

By Jamie Glover Despite critical success and furious demand from fans, EA sports are yet to release a follow up to the wildly popular Fight Night Series. Boxing games have been some of the most popular and entertaining sports games on the market. At the top of the pile has always been the EA Sports franchise – Fight Night. Their most recent instalment in the … Continue reading No Boxing Video Game Since 2011 Despite Demand From Fans

Upcycling: Christmas on a budget

By Lea Fabbrini With news shoppers will spend less on Christmas with less in their pockets, an Ayrshire Charity is trying to bring some festive cheer in an innovative way. UWS News talked to Laura Brown, the Development and Marketing Manager for Ayrshire Cancer Support, who found a good way to combine charity shopping and up cycling right in time for Christmas. In October, the … Continue reading Upcycling: Christmas on a budget

New cultural strategy on the cards for Ayr

  A new cultural strategy for south Ayrshire is set to be discussed in Ayr town centre tonight. South Ayrshire Arts Partnership and Freshayr will host a “Culture Conversation”. The gathering is going to be hosted in the Ark building in Ayr and is part of the Scottish Government’s “A Culture Strategy for Scotland”. It is described as an attempt to “position culture as having … Continue reading New cultural strategy on the cards for Ayr

Dyslexia Awareness Week

By Brodie Gettins THE University of the West of Scotland is supporting Dyslexia Awareness Week, as one in 10 of us are thought to be dyslexic in some way. Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland will run from Monday 6th to Friday 11th of November. Dyslexia support books have been made available in the library and posters are displayed around the university. University Disability Advisor, Kim … Continue reading Dyslexia Awareness Week