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Graham visits East Kilbride Talking Newspaper

An MSP helped to bring the headlines from the East Kilbride News to people with a visual impairment by doing a shift at the town’s talking newspaper.

Graham Simpson visited the charity, based at East Kilbride Arts Centre, for a recording session and read some stories out himself.

Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser February column

Scotland has a housing crisis. That phrase is regularly articulated by politicians and commentators.  There is a consensus that Scotland needs more new homes – but only recently the issue of our existing housing stock has come to the fore.

MSP slams the SNP for voting against higher anti-social behaviour fines

Last week, the SNP voted against the Scottish Conservatives plan to punish more serious antisocial behaviour with tougher on-the-spot fines.

This is a clear demonstration of Nicola Sturgeon’s soft-touch approach to crimes like vandalism and disorderly drunken behaviour.

The SNP wants to tax parking at work

Taxing people hundreds of pounds to park at their place of work is part of an SNP triple-tax bombshell outlined in this week’s Scottish budget.