William Simpson's care home to open doors to women

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MSPs have voted to allow women to benefit from a Stirlingshire care home that has been restricted to men since it opened 150 years ago.

The William Simpson's Home in Plean looks after men with drink-related mental health problems.

It was established in 1864 to help older men with links to the armed forces.

The charity needed an act of parliament to change its rules so it could offer help to women and the under-40s....

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