Glasgow subway price hike

The price of travel on the Glasgow Subway is set to increase for the second time in under a year. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), which operates the Subway system, has been hit by the escalating…

Merry Xmas Everybody

As Christmas shopping rears its ugly head, Tara Hepburn tells us why the modern Christmas is still beautiful Whilst working last Christmas I was subjected to a tirade by a woman who saw the increasing popularity of the spelling…

The Latin spirit in everyone

After years of political alienation, Venezuelan freedom fighters show Crystal Chesters how to fight for the right to party They could have been filming the new Bacardi advert the other night in Blackfriars. There was Latin spirit bursting from…

Repression and resistance: Egypt on the brink of revolution

Influential Egyptian journalist and activist Hossam el Hamalawy speaks to Pete Ramand about the growing wave of strikes against the US-backed dictatorship of Hosni Mubarack Egypt is witnessing an uprising of a proportion not seen for many years. Strikes…

A different light on a dim view

George Binning What is escorting if it is not prostitution? If 99% of escorting work involves sex the difference is surely a legal technicality. Scotland’s escort websites are packed with semi-nude images and graphic descriptions of ‘services’ each escort…

The unknown consequences

James Porteous Although Guardian sometimes does not have the resources to cover all the events that we would wish to report on as a news-led publication (usually in the case of news that is geographically difficult to reach), there…

Sir Muir Russell to step down in September

The Principal and Vice Chancellor of Glasgow University, Sir Muir Russell, is to step down from his post in September. Sir Muir has held the position since 2003 when he succeeded Sir Graeme Davies. Before becoming…

Student loses deposit on bogus flat lease

A student at Glasgow University has signed a tenancy agreement to a flat that is already inhabited, and is now unable to reclaim his deposit and first month’s rent, totalling £850, from the landlord. Waqar Sadaat,…

Glasgow welcomes Dr. Rowan Williams

Students and affiliates of Glasgow University were given a rare glimpse into one of the most respected minds in Britain when the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, visited the campus. The Archbishop appeared in conversation…

Falling debris in Crichton library

George Binning & Ishbell Begg Crichton Campus’ newly opened £37 million super campus was evacuated, after pieces of wooden cladding fell from heights of up to 30 feet, whilst students worked at the check in desk just yards away.…