December 2019 - Page 6 of 10 - The Glasgow Guardian



If you do one thing this Christmas…

12th December 2019

Taylor Heggie Writer Exams getting you down? Why not take a break from the library, grab some mulled wine, and see what festive activities Glasgow has to offer. With the stress of exams and essay deadlines looming over us all, it’s easy to feel like a bit of a Grinch. But why not take a ...


New Christmas campaign to crackdown on drink-driving

12th December 2019

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Crimestoppers Scotland are hoping to get people to anonymously report drink-drivers, with over 1,000 reports last year resulting in 78 arrests. A new campaign is encouraging people to anonymously report drink-drivers this holiday season.  Crimestoppers Scotland hope this campaign will help get more individuals to speak out about drink-drivers, following ...


Christmas in October

12th December 2019

Paul Dawson Writer How early is too early to celebrate Christmas? Christmas. It’s such a joyous time of the year and creates wonderful memories for all who celebrate it. Christmas could be considered the greatest holiday; due to its vast nature it really does have something for everyone to enjoy, be it a love for ...


Scottish student unions sign open letter against universal credit

12th December 2019

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor The unions have called out the new benefits system for being unfair to students who are already facing financial difficulty. Student unions from 29 Scottish universities and higher education institutions, including the GUSRC, have written and signed an open letter urging the Scottish government to end the “unfair treatment of ...


Labour and antisemitism: a Jewish perspective

12th December 2019

Melanie Goldberg Writer Melanie Goldberg discusses antisemitism within the Labour party from a Jewish perspective. Since Jeremy Corbyn became leader, the Labour party have been embroiled in a heavily publicised antisemitism row. This unresolved issue has been ongoing for years, and has become even more divisive and controversial in the run up to the election. ...


Campaign calls out dangers of ‘pirate taxis’ during holiday season

12th December 2019

Rachel Stamford News Editor A campaign is ensuring people don’t get into cars driven by unlicensed cabs who exploit their fares and take rides away from law-abiding drivers. As hundreds of Glaswegians partake in Christmas events throughout the city a new campaign is reminding partygoers not to take “pirate taxis” as a faster and potentially ...


A love letter to the NHS

12th December 2019

Hannah Patterson Views Editor Christmas is a time to give thanks, so why not give thanks to your National Health Service this Christmas? The NHS is rarely off our radar – it’s forever in the news, forever being discussed in Westminster, and in the winter months especially, forever being disparaged. We see articles about the ...


Glasgow charity launches appeal to fund 400 Christmas dinners

12th December 2019

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Help for the Homeless hope to provide Glasgow’s homeless people food and support over the holiday season. A charity in Glasgow has launched a campaign to help fund 400 Christmas dinners this holiday season. Help for the Homeless (H4TH) created the fundraiser with the goal to raise at least £1,800. ...


The Queen is dead, long live…Johnson?

10th December 2019

Meg McManus Writer Was the rumour of the Queen’s demise a clever ruse by Tories? As many of us are aware, in the past few days a rumour emerged on Twitter that the Queen had died. Although the rumour itself was corrected quickly, turning out to be untrue, the reaction of the media and the ...


Queen Margaret Union EGM vote delayed

10th December 2019

Jordan Hunter and Ollie Rudden Reporter and Deputy News Editor The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) Extrodinary General Meeting (EGM) vote to approve large constitutional changes has been postponed until the new year. The QMU had hoped to pass new changes in their constitution that include the establishment of a trustee board, removing the voting rights ...