Daily Glasgow News Bulletin: New £2m project to revitalise Glasgow city centre, Rail staff urge passengers to travel ‘only if necessary’ ahead of strikes and friends cycle 500km across Europe for Beatson Cancer Charity

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  • New £2m project to help improve Glasgow city centre 
  • Rail staff urge passengers to travel ‘only if necessary’ ahead of three day strikes
  • Friends cycle 500km across Europe for Bateson Cancer Charity 

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Glasgow city centre is to see improved work worth costing almost £2m to revitalise the area.The upgrades are being delivered as part of a plan by the Glasgow city centre task force, which will include graffiti removal and street cleaning.

Travellers are expecting  major disruption as a UK rail strike begins today. The Network Rail strikes, affecting Scotland, will see a decreased number of services operating only in the Central Belt across three days. Passengers are being urged ”only travel if necessary”.

Two friends from Glasgow have raised £2427 for Beatson Cancer charity, after cycling from Amsterdam to Hamburg. 78-year-old Erl Wilkie and his friend Donald Christie, had been planning the 576km trip for a few years, but it was postponed due to the pandemic.