Your Noon Briefing: Glasgow Now going digital, NRFN Awards, etc

THE free Glasgow newspaper produced by the publishers of the Daily Record, Glasgow Now, is to become available as a digital-only product.

The weekly paper – which had previously been known as the Glaswegian – will appear for one last time in print form on Wednesday, on the same day is launched.

Earlier this year, the weekly Edinburgh Now and Aberdeen Now – which each came free with the relevant geographical editions of the Daily Record – were turned into digital-only, as noted here on

Glasgow Now became the new name of the Glaswegian last year – as noted, here.

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TWO Scots newsagents have been crowned winners at the UK-wide annual awards of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents.

Named Independent Community Retailer of the Year was Shahid ‘Mo’ Razzaq, of Mo’s Convenience Store in Coatshill Avenue, Blantyre.

Meanwhile, the prize for Independent Convenience Retailer of the Year went to Sukhvinderjit Sangha of Family Shopper in Lawson Street, in Ayr.

Read the winners’ list, here.

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BEGINS the website, “Leading radio production companies have called on the BBC to introduce a statutory 25 per cent quota of value of programme making for radio in the Corporation’s next charter in 2017.

“Speaking at the Radio Festival in Salford, the CEO of Somethin’ Else, Jez Nelson – who’s also a board member on the Radio Independents Group – set out RIG’s position on BBC Radio and how it could grow the relationship with indies.”

Read more, here.

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THE Press and Journal is seeking sub-editors, in news and sport – as advertised here on and repeated on

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