Stirling Observer

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- KAIYA MARJORIBAN­KS

A paediatric­ian who wrongly diagnosed children with cancer to scare parents into paying for private treatment has been suspended while he awaits a decision on his future.

A tribunal found Dr Mina Chowdhury - who is also employed by NHS Forth Valley - had duped three sets of parents at his private firm Meras Healthcare.

This week he was found guilty of misconduct after the case finally resumed.

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Binmen, school cleaners, catering staff and janitors are among Stirling Council workers set to be balloted for strike action.

Union UNISON has started to issue formal industrial action ballot papers to council workers across the country in a dispute over pay.

The union says council staff who have kept services and schools running throughout the pandemic deserve a proper pay rise and that the latest pay offer falls far short of their pay claim.

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Wildlife cops visiting a house in rural Stirlingsh­ire found a giraffe in the conservato­ry and a zebra in the kitchen ...... but they were both stuffed.

Owners of the full-sized taxidermy “pets” showed officers

FULL-SIZE ANIMALS IN HOUSE

certificat­es for the exotic collection and they went on their way.

The peculiar call out was reported to Stirling Council’s public safety committee.

Councillor­s were being briefed on the work of dedicated wildlife crime officer PC Laura Robertson, who has been visiting local charity shops, antique shops and auction rooms to educate people on illegal animal products being brought into the country.

Inspector Andy Bushell told the meeting: “PC Robertson attended a house in Forth Valley rural area with a full -size giraffe in the conservato­ry and a zebra in the kitchen.

“All paperwork was checked and found to be in order,” he added

Committee chair, Councillor Scott Farmer said: “I supposed there’s no accounting for taste - ‘each to their ain’.”

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