#AceNewsReport – Nov.30: Scottish fishing jobs could be under threat due to an “imperial” Ministry of Defence (MoD) attitude to a proposed exclusion zone around a Navy torpedo firing range, according to an MP.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.29: When a group of Syrian families arrived in Paisley this month, some locals came out and hugged them, but others posted racist abuse online – and stuck to their guns when exposed by the local press. So is there a problem in Paisley or across the country? And if so, what’s the best way to take it on?
The smirry rain seemed relentless as people milled around the grounds of Paisley’s 12th-century abbey, babies in buggies with the rain hoods up, kids running around in trainers with LED lights flashing, others hoisted on to the shoulders of daddies. Here and there were reindeer antlers, Santa’s helpers outfits, the odd Christmas jumper, and almost everywhere hands were clutching little paper flags supporting the west of Scotland town’s bid to become the UK city of culture in 2021.
As “buddies” – denizens of Paisley – gathered for the two-hour build-up to the switching on of their Christmas lights (postponed from the original date of 14 November, the day after the Paris attacks), few would have noticed that among their number was a group of refugees recently arrived from Syria – one in a wheelchair, another with a limp, a small group of adult men and young teenage boys. They didn’t stay long: the rain was perhaps too heavy, the crowd too big, the square not entirely wheelchair-friendly. Or perhaps they simply ducked in to the dry of Paisley town hall to watch the Punch and Judy show, join the queues for the face painter or the balloon twister. Just like all the other families.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.29: In a UN initiative, Scotland will host an international women’s summit to support Syrian women in negotiation roles.
Scotland is to offer training to the Syrian women involved in building a lasting peace in the region.
Nicola Sturgeon announced she has accepted an invitation from the UN special envoy for Syria to host an international women’s summit, which will offer female peacemakers training in negotiation and communication.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.26: Police officers are meant to uphold our laws… but in Scotland, 134 of them are under investigation either for allegedly breaking them or for misconduct.
Allegations against police include sexual offences, stalking, theft, assaults and data protection breaches.
In total, three officers ranked inspector or higher, 11 sergeants and 120 constables are under investigation, as well as other police staff, the Daily Record reported.
A report submitted to the Scottish Police Authority’s Complaints and Conduct Committee reveals six officers are being investigated for sexual offences.
Original Article: http://www.independent.co.uk/
#TSNews – Nov.20: UN consensus on extended airstrikes against Isis is pre-condition for SNP support, says former first minister
David Cameron’s hopes of persuading Scottish Nationalists not to reject extending RAF strikes in Syria were dealt a blow yesterday when Alex Salmond insisted his party would only support military action if there was explicit backing from the UN.
There had been signs that the SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, was softening her party’s approach to bombing in Syria after she confirmed she was prepared to listen to the case for extending British airstrikes against Isis, from Iraq to Syria.
Original Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/