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Glasgow has the same number of gangs as London

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by I_AM_GEEK, Feb 5, 2008.

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  1. I_AM_GEEK

    I_AM_GEEK Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7227088.stm]From the BBC[/link]

    Glasgow is blighted by "epidemic" levels of drug and alcohol abuse and has the same number of teenage gangs as London, according to a think tank.


    The CSJ, which was set up by the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith, pinpointed a severe youth crime problem in the city.

    It warned that there were 170 teenage gangs in Glasgow - the same number as in London, despite it having just a sixth of the population of the English capital.

    The proportion of young people not in employment, education or training was about 18% - 50% more than the Scottish average and roughly twice that of Manchester.

    Glasgow also had the second worst exam pass rate at Standard level in the whole of Scotland, according to the report.




     
  2. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    And your point is? Or is it just another one of your posts highlighting Scotland's bad points when there are so many more stories out there showing some really good ones!
     
  3. I_AM_GEEK

    I_AM_GEEK Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I thought it was an interesting article, and thought people might want to read it.

    In future I shall limit myself to posting stories about scotsmen who save kittens and puppies from evil doers:p
     
  4. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    [face_laugh]

    I liked that one!
     
  5. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So where are these alleged stories, then? [face_mischief]
     
  6. I_AM_GEEK

    I_AM_GEEK Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [image=http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc70/Geektechboy/heroscot1.jpg]
     
  7. BobaFrank

    BobaFrank Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Where's William Wallace when you need him?
     
  8. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Great pic! [face_laugh]
     
  9. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [face_laugh][face_laugh][face_laugh]
     
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