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Dont forget the beer festival opens tomorrow…

The beer event of the year returns for
it’s 22nd outing.

Four days of excellent beer, music and food, entirely organised and served to you by CAMRA volunteers.  Here we are again at the highlight of the year for those that appreciate outstanding beer quality. It is also an opportunity for people to try the diverse choice presented at this now famous event.

We come to you from the Paisley Town Hall and we open on at 5pm on Wednesday 29th April. Preparations are underway and beer is on order, full beer lists will be available shortly but as usual we will be showcasing… read more

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Just want to wish the Paisley Saints all the very best for their Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers this weekend and I would love to see them emulate the success of 1987 helped by Captain Billy Abercromby.

The last St Mirren captain to lift the Scottish Cup launched his autobiography on Wednesday and hopes it could save others from suffering the way he has.

Billy Abercromby’s warts-and-all story reveals how he has been to hell and back.

In the book “Aber’s Gonnae Get Ye” he tells of his journey from being a Scottish Cup winner in 1987 to alcoholic, then battling back to sobriety and a new life. see the bbc website for more information

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Bowel Cancer UK is holding an Information Day on Tuesday 28th April from 10am – 9pm at Braehead Shopping Centre, Renfrewshire to raise public awareness of a disease which affects over 3,000 people every year in Scotland.     This event coincides with April’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and the launch of the NHS Scottish Bowel Screening Programme, which is currently rolling out in Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Eventually everyone aged 50 -74 will be invited to take part in bowel screening every two years.    The Information Day stand will be located on the upper central atrium between Thorntons and Optical Express.

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New page uploaded to the Paisley People section from John Muirhead http://www.paisley.org.uk/paisley_people/buddies_tale.php 

Its an excellent story about Paisley and growing up in the town, if you have a story you would like to tell then please get in touch and let us know…

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::All text taken from Renfrewshire Council see bottom for link::
Regenerating Paisley Town Centre is one of our top priorities.

We have an action plan in place to drive this forward and a key part of this is making it easier to get in and out of the town centre.

We’ve already opened up Causeyside Street, St Mirren Street and Gauze Street to traffic on an experimental basis and plan to make this permanent.

We’re also improving traffic signs to and around the town centre and are increasing the number of on-street parking spaces in Cotton Street.

Now we want to know what you think about opening up more streets in Paisley town centre to traffic.

The Paisley Vision Board (a partnership of private and public partners) is leading the regeneration strategy and has suggested opening up High Street and Gilmour Street.

We want to gauge public opinion before giving this further consideration.

There are four options to consider as part of this consultation about opening up High Street and Gilmour Street to traffic:

  • No change
  • Streets open to traffic at all time
  • Pedestrians only from 10.30am until 4.00 pm with streets otherwise open
  • Pedestrians only from 12.30pm until 4.00 pm with streets otherwise open

for more and to see the rest if the information click here

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Glad to see that CAMRA Beer Festival is back for another year in Paisley Town Hall, I know they were maybe having to say last year was the last year and it certainly wasn’t for lack of interest as every year the Paisley Beer festival is well attended and gets drunk dry every year “I know I shouldn’t but I had to lol” so get yourself along from April the 29th till Saturday 2nd of May 2009.

for more information check out www.paisleybeerfestival.org.uk