News in 5: Grandmother deported from Scottish detention centre after living in UK for 30 years, Police Scotland consultation begins in bid to make force fit for coming years and, oh Jeremy…Ouch

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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (27 February) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: Grandmother deported from Scottish detention centre after living in UK for 30 years, Police Scotland consultation begins in bid to make force fit for coming years and, oh Jeremy…Ouch.

News: Grandmother deported from Scottish detention centre after living in UK for 30 years

Irene Clennell has a husband two sons and a granddaughter living in the UK

A woman has been deported from the UK after a stay in a Scottish dentention centre despite have lived in the country for 30 years and raised two generations of children here. Irene Clennell has a husband of 27 years, two sons and a granddaughter in the UK. Her deportation has aroused concerns over the course of the UK’s immigration policy and the use of Scotland as a location for detention and deportation.

Politics: Police Scotland consultation begins in bid to make force fit for coming years

A ten-week consultation into the functioning of Police Scotland will take place behind closed doors

A ten-week consultation into the future of Police Scotland is underway, with an investigation into the unitary force’s changing operation taking place behind closed doors. Leaders of the force have complained they will be unable to deal with possible future unrest due to restricted funding.

Sport: Andy Murray in full recovery from shingles bout

World number one prepares for the Dubai Tennis Championships

Andy Murray is returning from a bout of ill health to defend his position as world number one in the Dubai Tennis Championships. The Scots star had a rest period after a busy 2016 and to recuperate from a bout of shingles.

Culture: Strathbungo celebrates community art with Window Wanderland

Glasgow community holds window art festival

The residents of Strathbungo in Glasgow have adorned their windows with homemade artworks. Some of them are really remarkable.

Weather: Some sun as storm Ewan recedes

 

   

Highs of 7 degrees

There will be outbreaks of sun and some calm today after the winds of storm Ewan yesterday. The best of the sunshine will be on the east coast and, with temperatures remaining cool across the country.

And another thing: Oh Jeremy. Ouch.



Watch this at your own risk. It’s really painful

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s thanking “our SNP’s” at Scottish Labour conference is really hard to watch. You just want to give him a big hug.

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