Victim of Celtic Boys Club paedophile calls for club to take responsibility following conviction

Jurors took just two hours on Friday to return the verdict against the 83-year-old, after a trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court. Cairney was found guilty of nine charges of molesting young boys at football clubs he ran between 1965 and 1986. A survivor abused by paedophile Frank Cairney gave his reaction to his conviction

Council leader rejects call for anti begging laws

Tory Councillor, Tony Curtis, asked Susan Aitken if she would request power from Holyrood to pass by laws on  begging. But he was told this wasn’t the solution. Mr Curtis asked what the Council leader was going to do to “eradicate anti-social behaviour of beggars in Glasgow city centre?” Ms Aitken replied

Ever dreamed of owning an island with five different species of penguins?

Imagine owning an island with five different species of penguins and where sea lions, whales, and dolphins are regularly spotted. The Dean family, who own Pebble Island – part of the Falkland Islands – do, and they are putting their island up for sale. Next year, it’ll be 150 years

Is strategic, monetary independence Europe’s impossible dream?

Where do we draw the line between working without the United States and working against the United States, given the war of words over defence strategies and, lately, on a financial front? Where do we draw the line between working without the United States and working against the United States,

A fishy business: EU politicians are risking our future by gambling on our natural resources

“We have not come here to beg the world leaders to care for our future. They have ignored us in the past and they will ignore us again. We have come here to let them know that change is coming whether they like it or not.” Those words were spoken by

Strasbourg Christmas market shooting: what we know

At around 8 pm CET a single gunman opened fire on a street near Strasbourg’s Christmas market. What happened? The gunman, later identified as Cherif Chekatt, crossed a bridge onto the island in the centre of the city where the famous Christmas market is held. Shortly after entering the area he opened

Mumbles Pier plan will not be called in by Welsh Government

Ministers intervened before Swansea Council’s planning committee met to determine the £35m scheme last month. A council spokesman said: “The Welsh Government has written to the council to confirm that it will not be calling in the proposal.” Opponents have expressed their disappointment on social media. A spokesman for pier

Jury discharged in trial of two men accused of killing 18-year-old in pub car park

The jury in the Peter Colwell shooting trial have been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on manslaughter charges against two gamekeepers. On day eighteen of the trial at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mr Justice Picken stopped the jury’s deliberations after more than 23 hours, having retired nearly a week ago.

Thousands sign petition to save popular Cardiff music venue Gwdihŵ from closure

Thousands of people have signed a petition to keep a popular music venue open after it was announced the landlords have decided not to renew a lease on a number of properties in the centre of Cardiff. The owners of Gwdihŵ bar announced “with a heavy heart” it is to

Two men jailed for sex trafficking underage girls

Two men have been sentenced at Mold Crown Court for sex trafficking and rape offences. John James Purcell, 31, and John Delaney, 33, were convicted of the rape and trafficking of two 15-year-old girls. Both men will serve sentences of 14 years. The court heard how the men would encourage