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By Bob Doris MSP

Visiting the opening of Denmark Close

It was great to meet Martha and Maria (along with wee Brodie) and to chat with them about the difference their new homes are making to their family’s lives. Funded by the Scottish Government and Hawthorn Housing Cooperative in partnership with Glasgow City Council, I pay tribute to Hawthorn Housing who are true champions for their local community.

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Surgeries

By Bob Doris MSP

Meeting constituents in Maryhill and Springburn

Today, I held drop-in advice surgeries across the constituency. They took place in Kelvindale, Summerston and Milton, and I was joined with Patrick Grady MP, Cllr Kenny McLean, Cllr John Letford, Cllr Jacqueline McLaren and Cllr Allan Gow.

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Exam Results

Exam results helpline offering support across Scotland

By Admin Support

Thousands of young people can access dedicated exam results support when Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Exam Results Helpline opens on Tuesday 6 August.

The free helpline from Scotland’s careers service offers advice, information and guidance for young people and their parents from 8am on results day.

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Action for hearing loss

Supporting a life-enhancing hearing aid support service in Possilpark

By Bob Doris MSP

I recently visited Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s monthly drop-in session in Possilpark Health and Care Centre to see coordinator, Thomas Denholm, and volunteer, Drew Wylie, support a dozen people with hearing loss who would otherwise need to go to the audiology department at Stobhill Hospital.

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Springburn Carron GENERIC

By Bob Doris MSP

Meeting Secured In Springburn Regarding Drug Deaths.

I want to update constituents regarding the drug deaths crisis that has taken its toll on many families and communities in our constituency and across Scotland. Together with Reverend Brian Casey (Springburn Parish Church) we have secured a visit from the Public Health Minister Joe Fitzpatrick MSP to hear about the issues facing local communities first hand.

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Meeting the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers in Maryhill

By Bob Doris MSP

I had a great time today (18th July) supporting the fundraising efforts of the Police Scotland Youth Volunteers from Maryhill at their event in John Paul Academy in Summerston.

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NHS

100% more adults registered with NHS dentist in Greater Glasgow and Clyde

By Bob Doris MSP

The latest NHS figures show NHS dentist registrations have rocketed under the SNP – with 100% more adults registered in Greater Glasgow and Clyde since 2007.

The number of children in Greater Glasgow and Clyde registered with an NHS dentist has also risen dramatically with 95.8% now registered - a 44.1% rise since 2007.

Across Scotland there are now 107% more adults and 43% more children registered with an NHS dentist than before the SNP came into power.

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The Caley. Update from Bob Doris MSP about the railway works at St. Rollox

Update about the railway works at St.Rollox - 26 July 2019

By Bob Doris MSP

The Caley Rail Works sadly closed on Friday (26th July 2019). Despite repeated representations to the owners Gemini, the company were determined to centralise all their works at their larger site in England. A commercial decision they implemented despite a powerful and passionate campaign from Caley workers and Unions.

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Home Office

'Appalling' treatment of Glasgow family highlights need for devolved immigration

By Site Administrator

The Prime Minister today told the House of Commons that she would ensure that the Home Office “looks again” at the plight of the Umeed Bakhsh family, who face being deported from their home in Glasgow.

Areeb Umeed Bakhsh, 13, and his brother Somer, 15, have lived in Glasgow since their family fled from Pakistan in 2012, however the Home Office has repeatedly rejected the family’s plea for asylum, because officials believe that they would not be at risk in Pakistan.

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