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  • Highland graduation

    Marina MacKenzie

    The Graduation and Awards Ceremony of Highland Theological College UHI took place in Dingwall Free Church on 1 July with almost 40 awards being made, ranging from PhD to Doctor of Ministry to Honours degree and Access Course.

    Amongst the many graduates Graeme Payne, the former Dundee United football player and Petra Gurney, who was brought up in a Romanian orphanage in the 1980s and moved to Scotland when she was adopted.

  • Parent consultation

    The Christian Institute

    It was announced in June that parents will be consulted by the Welsh Assembly over plans to ban smacking.

    Labour First Minister Carwyn Jones announced in May that ministers would seek to outlaw the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’. Currently, parents are allowed to use smacking as a form of discipline and a poll in 2014 showed that almost seven in ten people in Wales opposed a parental smacking ban.