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Upcoming Events in “The Hoose”

After a storming gig last month Re-Start return on the 2nd September to raise the roof in the Hoose with some Mod Revival beats, “best live gig in Paisley” was heard. get your Fred Perry on and get in the Hoose on the High Street Paisley.
Leave your tomagatchi and Furby at home alone, unplug the Walkman and get in on Friday the 25th for our Back to the Nineties Party, a decade of some of the best music around. From Britney Spears and Ace of Base to Beck to Nirvana and all points in-between.
CECM Scotland are casting for Extras for film and Tv on Thursday the 24th at 6.30 till 9pm. ya wanna be in the Movies Kid? Go ahead make my day punk!!
Always with fabulous deals on food with our Buy One Get One Free on all main meals (inc Steaks) we also do great drinks deals with a 35ml of vodka or whisky and a dash of mixer for only £2.50 or a Pint of Carling lager for just £2.75. ye canny beat us with a big stick BTW!
Time for our regular shuffling night of Motown and Northern soul music where the dance floor is packed all night. Make your moves in the Hoose on Saturday the 26th August. “Keep the Faith”
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Come and join the Paisley First Summer Festival of Fun!

Come along to County Square in Paisley town centre this Saturday, 19th August, for the Paisley First Summer Festival of Fun!

From 11 am to 12noon we have Tickles The Clown, back by popular demand!

Then from 1.30pm until 3.30pm there’ll be story-time from The Village Storytelling Centre inside the Piazza Shopping Centre Paisley.

Then we’ll be rocking the town centre with the Paisley First Unsigned Showcase…Hosted by Loud ‘n Proud and Brick Lane Studios Paisley

We have a cracking line-up for you –

The Asuras 12noon – 12.40pm

The Vanities 1 pm – 1.40pm

Lemonhaze 2pm – 2.40pm

Delphi. 3pm – 3.40pm

The Turkey Nuts 4 pm – 4.40pm

So a great day out for all the family, come and join in the fun!

Paisley’s Got Talent Grand Final – Saturday 26th August – County Square, Paisley

It’s the event of the summer in Paisley!

As part of the Paisley First Summer Festival of Fun 2017, a talent competition was launched to discover the next One Direction, Little Mix, Diversity, Kevin Bridges or David Copperfield!

The crowds in Paisley town centre have been treated to some top class performances, Paisley Buddies are such a talented bunch!

Now the finalists for the Grand Final which will take place in County Square on Saturday 26th August, starting at 12noon…have all been confirmed!

It promises to be an afternoon not to be missed!

All the finalists are listed below, who is going to be crowned the Paisley First winner, and walk away with the Paisley’s Got Talent £1,000.00 star prize?

Next week, Paisley First will be telling you a little more about each of our finalists, who will you be rooting for? See www.paisleyfirst.com for more details…

The 12 finalists are:

* Laura & Claire Murray *Adam Dolan *Hollie Robinson

*Olivia McDonald *Emily Punton *Matt Fotheringham

*Emma McConnachie *Ruby Langfield *Emily Irving

*Archie Collingridge-Watt *Nadia Allan *Sasha Kaloheris

Well done to everyone who has taken part!

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ESOL Course

We still have a few places available for our evening Advanced ESOL course, which includes the Higher ESOL qualification and is ideal for learners who are doing HN college courses and/or want to go to university in the future.

Apply here: http://www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk/courses/course-directory/courses/esol/advanced-esol-evening

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Gold IIP for RAMH

Charity bosses have congratulated their staff for helping them to achieve an Investors In People Gold Award.

 

Mental Health charity RAMH have recently been awarded the prestigious accolade following a rigorous evaluation of standards across the organisation.

 

Operations Manager Shirley McCuish said “this is a significant achievement for RAMH. We are extremely proud of the contribution that each and every member of the team makes towards providing excellent service delivery, staff support and supervision, innovative leadership and development of services. A gold award is a team effort which is really worth celebrating.”

Investors in People is an internationally recognised accreditation for improved management of people. The Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable business results. Only the top 19% of organisations achieve gold by demonstrating that they consistently perform at a high level of people management.

RAMH employs almost 200 staff and a further 50 volunteers to help provide comprehensive mental health services across the west of Scotland. Every year they support over 4,000 people who are experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or self harm. RAMH services include crisis support, housing support and a range of creative, educational, social and therapeutic groups.

If you know someone RAMH could help, and for more information about their services visit www.ramh.org or contact enquiries@ramh.org or 0141 847 8900.

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Back to School Offer

Core 2 Computing is celebrating 5 years in business at 10 Wellmeadow Street, Paisley, with a very special ‘Back To School’ offer.

Get yourself a reconditioned, Intel Dual Core Dell Laptop.Running Windows 7, loaded with anti-virus and word processing software, backed with our 6 months hardware warranty, for the bargain price of only £125 ! – Limited stock of this offer at this price so give us a call today on 0141 889 6363.

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Local MP urges Parents to Register for The Baby Box

The Scottish Government have this week launched the scheme that parents who are expecting a baby will receive a ‘Baby Box’. The Baby Box is filled with essential items that mums and dads need to make sure babies have the best possible start in life.

Local MP Mhairi Black has praised the national rollout of the scheme, she said “this is a really positive step by the Scottish Government we are enabling every child the right start in life and I am thrilled that the scheme will be rolling out to expectant parents in Renfrewshire”.

The scheme is designed by health professionals, based on a similar project in Finland. The box aims to send a message that no child should be left behind especially in the first six months of child development. Mhairi Black MP said “The Baby Box sends out an incredibly strong message that we should all have a good start in life, no matter what your background is. Expecting parents can now register for the Box through their midwives and I would encourage them to do so”.

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Gavin Newlands MP meets with anti-bullying charity

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has encouraged parents to reach out for support if they fear their children are being bullied.

Gavin Newlands MP with Katie Rafferty. Director at respectme

Earlier this week, Mr Newlands met with Katie Rafferty, Director of respectme – Scotland’s anti-bullying service – to learn more about the work that they’re doing to address bullying, including finding out what support they offer to children and parents.

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said:

“The schools went back this week and I am only too aware of the fears that parents have that their child may be bullied.

“No one should have to tolerate bullying or other forms of harassment and it’s important that we have a consistent approach to this type of harmful behaviour.

“I appreciated the opportunity to meet with Katie Rafferty from respectme to learn about the wide range of support and help that they provide to help create a society where children can live free from bullying and harassment. It’s important to note that if you realise that your child is , unfortunately, eing targeted by bullying then there is a range of support out there for kids and parents.

“This is an issue which I plan to campaign on in the months ahead and I look forward to working with pupils, parents, teachers and others in helping to create a society free of bullying.”

Katie Rafferty, Director at respectme said:

“Bullying behaviour can leave parents feeling anxious, out of their depth, and unsure of what to do or how to help their child. It’s important to remember that adults can make a huge difference in children’s lives by helping them regain their voice, realise their rights and choose for themselves how they want to respond to bullying behaviour.

“For more information on how you can help address bullying, visit www.respectme.org.uk.”

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The Paisley Prince’s Trust Team is Recruiting

Starting in less than a month the Team programme is an action packed 12 weeks for young people to help build self-confidence and motivation.

Aimed at 16 – 25 year olds it could give you the direction you are looking for! Apply to our next Paisley Team: http://www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk/courses/course-directory/courses/princes-trust/princes-trust-team-programme

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Twin-tastic start to new school term

Renfrewshire’s pupils headed back to school for a new term today, and at one school it was double the fun as two sets of twins started Primary 1.

Twins at St Catherines PS. James Harkness, Stuart Harkness, Caris Orr, Kacey Orr

James and Stuart Harkness, and Kacey and Kariss Orr were enjoying their first day at St Catherine’s Primary in Paisley this morning.

Teresa Brown, Headteacher of St Catherine’s Primary School, said: “Welcoming our new Primary 1 class into the school is always a good day, but with two sets of twins there will be even more excitement for the young ones.

“It’s an emotional day for parents and grandparents too as they watch their children go into school for the first time.”

For almost 25,000 pupils across Renfrewshire’s 11 secondary, 49 primary and two additional support needs schools, today was the first day of term.

Renfrewshire Council’s Convener of Education and Children’s Services Policy Board, Councillor Jim Paterson, added: “The first day of school is always filled with excitement as well as nerves and I wish all the very best to all our pupils as they start this new school year.

“Here in Renfrewshire we want to make sure all our pupils can reach their full potential, regardless of their background, and as one of nine local authorities taking part in the Scottish Government’s Attainment Challenge, we will be broadening our approaches to literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing.”

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New changes will test drivers!

M8 Driving School

New driving test, learners on motorway changes a plenty in the driving world.

M8 Driving School

New test takes place on the 4th December where turn in the road and left reverse will be removed from the test and replaced with a bay park and pull up on the right, reverse back 2 car lengths and pull away when safe (not parking on the right). There will also be independent driving using a sat nav.

Learners on motorways, looks like happening next year BUT will only be allowed with an approved driving instructor in a dual controlled driving school car NO MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC.

Courtesy of M8 driving school.