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The First Minister has announced an extra £2.5 million to improve cancer care for children and young people in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon made the pledge as she opened the Teenage Cancer Trust's ninth international conference in Edinburgh. The event, which also marks the first Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer…
Sir Chris Hoy is to join 250 people sleeping rough for a night to raise money for a new village for the homeless. As part of a fundraising drive, around 250 of the most influential people in Scotland are to sleep rough in Edinburgh's Charlotte Square. The group will sleep…
A sandwich shop chain which gives 100% of its profits to charity is to build a village for the homeless. Social Bite, which has cafes in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, will construct 10 purpose-built houses in Granton, Edinburgh. Social Bite Village will provide a low-cost, supervised and safe living environment…
If you've ever considered a career in Music Therapy or wondered what career routes might be available, then this is sure to interest you. Here we explore the MSc in Music Therapy from Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh and speak with a recent graduate from the course. Meet Kassandra…
Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio waved and signed autographs for fans as he arrived at an Edinburgh restaurant that helps the homeless during his first visit to Scotland. The Oscar-winning actor was invited to visit the latest Social Bite venture by co-founder Josh Littlejohn, and he will later speak at the…
A nurse who survived Ebola has been cleared of misconduct over her return to the UK with the virus, saying she would never have knowingly put anyone in danger. Pauline Cafferkey was accused of allowing an incorrect temperature to be recorded in a "chaotic" screening centre in Heathrow on her…
Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey is facing a disciplinary hearing linked to her return to the UK with the virus. The case of the Scottish medical worker, who was infected with the virus while working in Sierra Leone in December 2014, will be heard at a fitness to practise hearing in…
Greater effort should be made to introduce palliative care options to elderly patients who often miss out on such services, according to a new report. Those aged 70 and over have more unmet pain and less access to generalist and specialist palliative care than younger patients, the study from the…
A watchdog investigating the care of a mother who suffocated her baby while suffering severe postnatal depression has found opportunities to refer her to mental health services were missed. The Mental Welfare Commission (MWC) also found key information, including her history of postnatal depression when she thought of killing her…
A charity has called for a sea change in asthma care after research showed the condition costs the UK at least £1.1 billion each year. Asthma UK said a different approach making the best use of new technologies, such as smart inhalers, was needed urgently to ease the burden on…
The completion of a £150 million children's hospital will be delayed for months after construction firms entered administration and provisional liquidation. The new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh was due to open in autumn 2017, but NHS Lothian now expects this will be pushed back to spring 2018.…
A Michelin-starred chef is lending his cooking skills to a new restaurant set up to support the homeless. Home is the latest venture by the team behind Social Bite - the successful chain of sandwich shops which allow customers to "pay a coffee forward" and invest profits to help vulnerable…
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