The Glasgow Times reported in June that a bid was lodged to build a courtyard development including two high-rise towers, at Port Dundas Road, Renton Street and Milton Street, in Cowcaddens. Now, Glasgow City Council planning committee has approved the application. Types of homes (Image: Sourced)READ NEXT: New Glasgow homes approved at former health centre siteAccording to the documents, the homes, near the M8 motorway, will be made up of 28 studios, 137 one-bed flats and 151 two-bed apartments, as well as a gym, roof terraces and bike storage. The development will also include shops, restaurants, 12 car parking spaces and offices.
November 28, 2023 06:27 UTC
Oldham Sixth Form College launched the Varsity Academy one year ago, with the initiative including extra support from academics at Oxford University. Pupils from Failsworth Academy, Hathershaw College, Blessed John Henry Newman College, Leesbrook Academy, Oasis Academy, The Radclyffe School, Oldham Academy North, Royton & Crompton Academy, Waterhead Academy, and Saddleworth School all took part. Oldham Sixth Form College held two celebration evening events to celebrate the completion of the Varsity Academy programme earlier this month, with the second year of the programme launching this week. Saddleworth School English teacher Sarah Deardan said: “The Varsity Academy has provided our pupils with an invaluable opportunity to work collaboratively with all other Oldham schools. He added: “Our college mission is to transform students’ lives through academic excellence and outstanding support and the Varsity Academy epitomizes our philosophy.
November 28, 2023 05:20 UTC
“We are acutely aware this Christmas is probably going to be the last one Addy can see,” said mum Hayley Clarke. “Our daughter is fading in front of our eyes.”Hayley and her husband Dave have spoken out at the launch of a special Christmas Appeal for a Wiltshire children’s hospice, Julia’s House. Julia's House is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge which will see donations made between November 28 and Tuesday December 5 doubled. Hayley said, “Julia’s House has been with us since almost the beginning. She loves the presents, and she loves the lights, and she loves Father Christmas – so we go for it!
November 28, 2023 05:04 UTC
The council had initially told The Oldham Times that pedestrians and cyclists would be required to follow "the same diversion" planned for motorists, adding 10 miles to what should be a short walk. However, local councillor Pam Byrne clarified the situation, and said she would be reassuring residents at her surgeries. “We advise residents to use other any routes they may know.”Follow The Oldham Times on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and Threads. The 350 usually does a loop of Delph on its way from Oldham to Ashton via Uppermill. The temporary change will see the route cut out Grains Bar and Denshaw during the works, instead looping around at Whinberry Way and going to Delph Cross Roads via the A62.
November 28, 2023 02:22 UTC
A mobile Don’t Run Joe billboard circled the Capitol and White House when Congress reconvened in January. Biden’s amen-corner enablers — going along to get along rather than risk disapproval from the White House — have been unwitting helpers of the upcoming GOP ticket. After Biden formally filed as a candidate seven months ago, Don’t Run Joe transitioned into Step Aside Joe. “Simply crowning Joe Biden as the 2024 nominee is unhealthy for the Democratic Party and the country. In the face of clear polling that shows he is ill-positioned to defeat a Republican nominee, Biden is moving the Democratic Party toward a likely disaster in 2024.
November 28, 2023 02:19 UTC
The Guardian's Jerusalem correspondent, Bethan McKernan, witnesses celebrations at the Betunia checkpoint in Ramallah after 39 Palestinian women and children were freed from an Israeli jail after Israel and the militant group Hamas agreed to an exchange deal. Fairuz Fayez Mahmoud Al-Bu, a 26-year-old from Abu Dis, told the Guardian conditions in the facility were 'extremely difficult' and had declined since the Hamas attacks on southern Israel on 7 October. She had been held in administrative detention – without charge or trial – for more than two years after being arrested for allegedly stabbing an Israeli, an allegation she denies
November 28, 2023 02:13 UTC
A HORSE had to be craned out of a ditch at Bramshaw after becoming trapped under a tree. Firefighters, including animal rescue teams from Winchester and Poole, and an Eastleigh crew with their chainsaw team, rushed to help 19-year-old cob Ginny. The alarm was raised at 8.30am last Thursday, and the teams used a chainsaw and hand tools to remove the tree. Ginny was left in the care of her owner following the rescue operation (picture: HIWFRS)Ginny was then freed from the ditch with a Manitou – a four-wheel-drive telehandler with a telescopic hydraulic arm with various attachments. A Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said afterwards: “We are happy to say that Ginny is now back on all fours and in the care of her owner.”
November 28, 2023 02:07 UTC
The road was closed from 12pm, as The Warminster Independent Christmas Market, run by the Warminster Business Network, set up over 30 stalls with Christmas gifts. Youngsters in the town were delighted to see Father Christmas appear on stage to officially switch on the town's festive lights, joined by Town Crier Rick Johnston and Warminster mayor Coun Phil Keeble. "The Town takes a great deal of pride in its annual Christmas lights switch-on," said Coun Keeble. "They bring a sparkle to the festivities and we hope the atmosphere will get visitors into the Christmas spirit as we approach the countdown to the big day. "This is the biggest crowd here today that we have ever had, which is very encouraging to see," he added.
November 28, 2023 01:46 UTC
A match in the Argentina top flight between hosts Godoy Cruz and visitors Boca Juniors was delayed for almost two minutes when home supporters set off a barrage of fireworks just before stoppage time. Boca Juniors led 2-1 when the pyrotechnics were set loose, with some missiles landing on the pitch. The visitors didn't seem fazed however, as Boca Juniors went on the clinch the victory after the restart for their second straight win.
November 28, 2023 01:11 UTC
Thinking outside the box will soon be providing people in need with extra support, while helping to increase recycling, in what is a neatly packaged win-win for all involved. Fressingfield Stores has been trialling a cardboard collection service for the past six months and is now implementing the changes across the board. Collection cages are available in front of the shop, while a machine has been donated by Mardon Group to help compress the boxes for ease of storage and transport. This money will all be donated to Fressingfield Family Trust – a newly formed charity, which will offer support to neighbouring families in need who might be struggling to pay for food or school uniforms. “Mardon Group donated the machine to compress the donations, and we have people and businesses dropping off cardboard every week, so there has been a good response.”
November 28, 2023 00:59 UTC
Alongside the ever-present “Last Christmas” by Wham!, released in December 1984, I cannot help but recall “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid, released in November that same year. I was aware that most Africans are Christians, so the question of whether they knew about Christmas seemed strange. The song’s assumptions that all of Africa shares the same Christmas experience bewildered me further. (1) The earth-shattering news, as well as many other developments related to climate change, led to the first Africa Climate Summit in September 2023. Like an annual tradition, they unwittingly gift-wrap a perpetually negative narrative about Africa, bestowing it upon the world with each passing Christmas.
November 27, 2023 19:57 UTC
There is no denying that the technological landscape and the financial services industry has irrevocably changed in the last two decades. This article will explore the existing regulatory framework of AI within the UK financial services industry, make a brief comparison against the global landscape and attempt to predict what lies ahead. In 2019, the Bank of England (BoE) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (jointly, the Regulators) conducted a joint survey to gain understanding on the use of machine learning (ML) in the UK financial services industry (the First ML Survey). The Global LandscapeUnited Kingdom – PragmaticGiven the above, one could summarise the UK's AI regulatory landscape in financial services using buzzwords like 'optimistic,' 'light-touch', 'industry-led' and 'technology neutral', with a focus on keeping senior managers ultimately accountable. United States of America – Growing Body of AI GuidanceIn the United States, the landscape is slightly different with a growing body of AI guidance.
November 27, 2023 19:49 UTC
PITTSBURGH — Environmental Health News reporter Kristina Marusic joined NPR's "Living on Earth" to discuss whether newly proposed fracking regulations in Pennsylvania could improve transparency about the chemicals used by the industry. Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro recently announced that he has directed regulatory agencies in Pennsylvania to draft new regulations that would improve the disclosure of the chemicals used during fracking, better control methane emissions, and create stronger protections related to waste products from fracking, among other new protections. Marusic's previous reporting has also revealed that families who live near fracking wells in Pennsylvania are being exposed to potentially harmful chemicals like benzene, toluene, and PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a.k.a. "If people living near fracking wells start experiencing health issues, it's really important that they and their doctors know what chemicals they may have been exposed to when trying to figure out what's going on," Marusic said during the Living On Earth interview. The interview is available at Living on Earth, on Spotify, and below.
November 27, 2023 19:41 UTC
The gaming company, based in The Shires shopping centre, advertised for more part-time and weekend staff in September, but only two months later the shelves have been left bare. But after trying to contact the company to find out why the Trowbridge store has suddenly closed, the Times has had no success. The Times has also been unable to make contact with the Frome store. "There's no way they have closed this must be a joke?" Evolve Estates, which manages The Shires shopping centre, has been contacted for more information regarding Planet Games' closure.
November 27, 2023 19:41 UTC