Tuesday , 26 March 2019

Tag Archives: Paisley

Karen Buckley murderer claimed to be depressed and gay

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Karen Buckley’s murderer had previously been cleared of attempting to rape a woman, STV News revealed earlier this week. In 2013, Alexander Pacteau stood trial and was found not guilty of attempted rape at Paisley High Court. Court transcripts of the trial show that Pacteau was described as a “daft young lad” by the defence, and that he claimed to ...

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Out MP awarded first-class honours degree

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“Out” Scottish MP Mhairi Black has been awarded a first class honours degree in politics from Glasgow University. Ms Black became the youngest MP to sit in the Commons for nearly 350 years when she won Paisley and Renfrewshire South at the general election – sensationally overturning the 16,614 majority for former Secretary of State for Scotland Douglas Alexander. She ...

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Should we “think Church” before we vote?

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“Think ‘church’ before you vote – and punish candidates who believe in marriage equality (i.e. don’t believe in the ‘sanctity of marriage’”). That’s the view of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Paisley, Rt Rev John Keenan, who was one of the authors of a “pastoral letter” read in every Scottish Catholic church last Sunday. The faithful were told that “life, ...

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Kirk votes to support gay clergy ordination

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The Church of Scotland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal to allow local congregations to choose a minister who is gay and in a civil partnership. The Church’s 46 Scottish presbyteries have been consulted on the matter and have spent the last few months voting on the compromise position put forward by the General Assembly in May. 32 ...

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New group for Renfrewshire LGBT youth

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A new community group for LGBTI young people from across Renfrewshire has been launched in Paisley. Run by LGBT Youth Scotland, it’s based in the town’s West Primary School, with meetings held on a fortnightly basis. “The group is great. Everyone is friendly and welcoming,” said one young attendee. The work of the project has been praised by Stephanie Smyth, ...

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