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Nearly 500 mo­torists a day have been caught driv­ing in Glas­gow’s bus lanes. So far at least £3.8 mil­lion in fines has been raised since a cam­era-backed en­force­ment regime was launched last year. New fig­ures show the city coun­cil has is­sued 126,831 penalty charge no­tices be­tween April 23 and Jan­uary 10 this year – equiv­a­lent to 482 a day. Mo­torists are li­able to pay £60 if filmed at any of the 11 sites in the city cen­tre and sur­round­ing key routes where num­ber-plate recog­ni­tion cam­eras have been in­stalled, though the fine is re­duced to £30 if paid within 14 days.


Dras­tic cuts in Britain’s mil­i­tary power now look like pro­vid­ing the big­gest sin­gle sav­ing when the

Prime Min­is­ter an­nounces the Gov­ern­ment’s eco­nomic mea­sures on Tues­day. The aim ap­pears to be a uni­form level of un­pop­u­lar­ity at home and abroad. De­fence economies oc­cu­pied the

Cabi­net yes­ter­day for their long­est meet­ing of the Wil­son Ad­min­is­tra­tion. It lasted six-and-three quar­ter hours.


The In­ver­ness Ad­ver­tiser is in­formed on good author­ity that re­cruit­ing for the Pope’s Brigade is be­ing ac­tively pros­e­cuted in Strath­glass among the Ro­man Catholic pop­u­la­tion, which is so nu­mer­ous in that part of the coun­try. The Ad­ver­tiser re­frains from men­tion­ing names at present, but the agents at work are a gen­tle­man not a hun­dred miles from Beauly, who is leav­ing the coun­try, and a cler­gy­man of the same per­sua­sion. Al­ready a goodly num­ber of stal­wart High­landers have vol­un­teered for the ser­vice.

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