Bob Doris, as convenor of the Scottish Parliament's Local Government and Communities Committee, took the committee on a visit to organisations supporting homeless women in Glasgow. The committee visited both Govanhill Women's Service and the Simon Community, and the discussions will help in the committee's consideration of policy in this area.

The visit is reported in the Evening Times.

Jobcentre MaryhillTories selling out Scotland yet again

The Scottish Government is to lead a debate on the recently announced closures of job centres across Scotland – with SNP members set to condemn the callous Tory government cuts that are set to hit some of Scotland’s poorest communities.

The proposed closures, which are going ahead without prior consultation as part of an ideologically-motivated campaign by the Tories, are set to have a deeply damaging impact on the most vulnerable people across Scotland – raising travel costs and making services less accessible.

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Schools in Maryhill and Springburn will benefit from a £3m funding boost as part of the Scottish Government’s drive to improve standards in schools, it has been revealed.

The share each school is due to receive from the Scottish Government’s new £120 million Pupil Equity Fund has been revealed by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

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Bob DorisRuth Davidson has been challenged to put her constituents first after the Edinburgh MSP's embarrassing silence on jobcentre closures.

In a letter to SNP MSP Ash Denham, Ruth Davidson this week said she was "sympathetic" to the DWP's aim of reducing costs through closures, offering only a mealy-mouthed promise to "engage closely" with the DWP on the potential impact on claimants.

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