Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.
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Scottish activists demand Leonardo UK to stop supplying arms to Israel

Scottish activists demand Leonardo UK to stop supplying arms to Israel

The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (SCND) has launched a campaign to pressure Leonardo UK, a defence company based in Edinburgh, to stop providing arms and equipment to Israel. The campaign comes amid the ongoing violence and human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories. Leonardo UK’s role in arming Israel Leonardo UK is a subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A., an Italian multinational company that specialises in aerospace, defence and security. Leonardo UK has several sites across Scotland, including in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness. The company employs over 2,000 people in Scotland and contributes to the local economy. However, Leonardo…
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Israel apologizes for killing its own hostages in botched rescue operation

Israel apologizes for killing its own hostages in botched rescue operation

A tragic mistake Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has issued a public apology for the death of 12 Israeli hostages who were killed by friendly fire during a failed rescue attempt in Gaza on Friday. The hostages were among the 248 Israelis who were abducted by Hamas terrorists during a massive attack on southern Israel on October 7, 2023. The attack, which was the deadliest in Israel’s history, claimed the lives of more than 1,300 Israelis, mostly civilians, and injured over 3,000 others. Gallant said that the rescue operation was launched after receiving credible intelligence that the hostages were being…
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How the Scottish Budget could affect London’s population

How the Scottish Budget could affect London’s population

The Scottish Government has announced its budget for 2023-24, which includes some significant changes to the tax system. The budget proposes to increase the income tax rates for the higher and top earners, while freezing the basic and intermediate rates. It also plans to raise the land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) threshold for residential property purchases, and introduce a new levy on vacant and derelict land. These measures are aimed at raising revenue for public services and tackling inequality and climate change. However, some critics have argued that the tax changes could have unintended consequences, such as driving people…
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Food Banks Face Unprecedented Demand as Political Parties Make Light of the Crisis

Food Banks Face Unprecedented Demand as Political Parties Make Light of the Crisis

The rising demand for food banks in the UK has reached alarming levels, as more and more people struggle to afford basic necessities amid the ongoing economic and social fallout of the pandemic. However, instead of addressing the issue with seriousness and compassion, some politicians have resorted to making jokes and trivialising the plight of the hungry and the poor. The Shocking Statistics of Food Insecurity According to the Trussell Trust, a charity that runs a network of food banks across the UK, there has been a 128% increase in the number of emergency food parcels distributed in the first…
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A Palestinian’s perspective on the Gaza war and beyond

A Palestinian’s perspective on the Gaza war and beyond

The recent war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has been one of the deadliest and most devastating in the history of the conflict. More than 2,000 people have been killed, mostly civilians, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced or left homeless. The war has also exposed the deep-rooted grievances and aspirations of the Palestinian people, who have been living under occupation, blockade, and oppression for decades. In this article, we will hear from a Palestinian who was born in Gaza and now lives in the West Bank. He will share his personal story, his views on the war…
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Legal expert challenges Supreme Court’s authority on indyref2

Legal expert challenges Supreme Court’s authority on indyref2

The Alba party publishes legal advice on the Supreme Court ruling The Alba party has published an extract from legal advice that questions the Supreme Court’s decision to block Holyrood from holding an independence referendum without the UK government’s consent. The advice, written by a senior constitutional lawyer, argues that the court engaged in “judicial overreach” and “judicial activism” by interfering in a political matter that should be resolved by democratic means. The legal advice was commissioned by the Alba party, which supports Scottish independence and is led by former First Minister Alex Salmond. The party claims that the advice…
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Police seize drugs worth £200,000 in Aberdeen raids

Police seize drugs worth £200,000 in Aberdeen raids

Police have seized drugs with an estimated street value of almost £200,000 in a series of raids in Aberdeen. The operation was part of an ongoing effort to tackle drug misuse and supply in the city. Drugs, cash and weapons recovered The raids took place on Thursday and Friday at various locations across Aberdeen. Police recovered heroin, cocaine, cannabis and other substances, as well as cash and weapons. The total value of the drugs seized was £198,000, according to police. Detective Inspector Allen Shaw said: “This is a significant recovery of drugs that were destined for our communities. We are committed…
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Man suffers throat injury after holding back a sneeze

Man suffers throat injury after holding back a sneeze

A man from Dundee had to be rushed to the hospital after he tore a hole in his throat by trying to stop a sneeze. The 34-year-old man, who has not been named, felt a tickle in his nose and clamped his mouth and nose shut to stifle the sneeze. However, this caused a sudden increase in pressure in his throat, which ruptured his pharynx, the part of the throat behind the mouth and nasal cavity. A rare but serious complication The man said he felt a popping sensation in his neck and then noticed swelling and pain. He also…
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Lord Forsyth criticises UK PM’s ‘presidential’ style and ‘broken’ Commons

Lord Forsyth criticises UK PM’s ‘presidential’ style and ‘broken’ Commons

Former Scottish secretary Lord Forsyth has warned that the UK Prime Minister’s ‘presidential’ style of governing has weakened the role of the House of Commons in scrutinising laws. He also called for a ‘root and branch’ reform of the parliamentary system to restore democracy and accountability. PM accused of bypassing Parliament Lord Forsyth, who served in John Major’s cabinet from 1995 to 1997, claimed that the UK Prime Minister has been using the guillotine, a procedure that limits the time for debate on a bill, to push through legislation without proper scrutiny. He said that this has resulted in a…
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Budget crisis looms as Scotland faces £1.5bn funding gap by 2024

Budget crisis looms as Scotland faces £1.5bn funding gap by 2024

The Scottish Government is facing a huge challenge to balance its budget in the next few years, as a new report warns of a £1.5bn shortfall in funding by 2024. The Fraser of Allander Institute, a leading economic think tank, has published its latest analysis of the Scottish budget and the fiscal outlook for the devolved administration. The report highlights the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit, and the UK Government’s spending plans on Scotland’s public finances. Covid-19 pandemic hits Scotland’s economy hard The report estimates that the Covid-19 pandemic has reduced Scotland’s GDP by around 10% in 2020, and…
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