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POLICE evacuated homes and shops in the town following the discovery. A DECISION on the future design of George Square has been delayed after the judges failed to reach a decision. The revamp of George Square has been one of the most talked about projects in Glasgow. Union leaders have warned planned cuts in Glasgow's spending will hit frontline services and schools.
DOZENS of women flooded Glasgow's streets with banners and music to campaign against unfair pension changes which will leave them thousands of pounds out of pocket.
Women who were born in the 50s say they have not been given enough notice about the amended retirement age which has risen from 60 to 66.
They also say some women are unaware they will have to work until they are 66.
The change was fast-tracked by the Tory government in 2011 and will bring women’s retirement age in line with men’s by 2020.
More than 250,000 women in Scotland are thought to be impacted by the changes and are concerned about managing their retirements.
Yesterday dozens of them marched to George Square holding banners saying 'We paid in, you pay out'.
They were joined by politicians from across the city including SNP MPs Mhairi Black, Margaret Ferrier and Chris Stephens.SNP Councillor David MCDonald was also among those joining the protest.Anne Potter, a coordinator of the WASPI Glasgow and Lanarkshire group said: "The treatment of these women is nothing short of a disgrace."We are asking all women born after 5th April 1951 to join us in our cause. We need your help to keep the pressure on the government. We will not be forgotten.” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Glasgow's lord provost Sadie Doherty are among the politicians who have backed the campaign.Ms Sturgeon said: "While the SNP agrees with pension equalisation we can’t support the deeply unfair manner in which changes have been made."Many thousands of women who have worked hard and contributed to the economy stand to lose out financially. "The UK Government must make transitional arrangements for women who, through no fault of their own, are seeing their retirement plans put in jeopardy as a consequence of political decisions." A DWP spokeswoman said: "The equalisation of the State Pension age was announced over 20 years ago and rights a longstanding inequality.