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Karate kid Niamh is world number one

TEENAGER Niamh Junner is a real-life karate kid after being ranked the world’s number one in her class. Niamh is a member of the highly-respected Shitokai Karate Club, based at Renfrew Leisure Centre and the 19-year-old has just taken the No 1 spot in the World Karate Federation female under 21 world rankings. In 2019, […]

AGS AIRPORTS LED CONSORTIUM TO DEVELOP UK’S FIRST MEDICAL DELIVERY DRONE NETWORK

AGS Airports, which owns and manages Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, is to lead a consortium that will develop and trial what will be the UK’s first national distribution network to use drones to transport essential medicines, blood, organs and other medical supplies throughout Scotland. The AGS led consortium, which brings together 14 organisations including […]

THE 2021 PAISLEY BOOK FESTIVAL PROGRAMME IS NOW ONLINE

In 1880, Benjamin Disraeli famously said “Keep your eye on Paisley!” Paisley has a long history of radicalism, of finding strength in facing up to and overcoming adversity in whatever shape or form it might take. The theme for the 2021 Paisley Book Festival, Radical New Futures, emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic and the resilience and fortitude that […]

Braehead staff will be having a brew to beat the blues

STAFF at Braehead shopping centre will be turning Blue Monday into Brew Monday as a way of keeping in touch with one another during lockdown. They are supporting the Samaritans’ Brew Monday event, on January 18 and have organised a virtual quiz on Zoom along with everyone having a cuppa. The third Monday in January […]

Councillors asked to approve Paisley Grammar relocation plans

A proposal to move Paisley Grammar School to a new-build community campus on the town’s Renfrew Road is going before councillors for approval next week. Renfrewshire Council last year ran a six-week consultation where the school community and general public were asked their views on the plan for a new school on the former Chivas […]

Pro Score Academy

ProScore Academy are offering 1 to 1 coaching in adherence with ScotGov guidelines at Pro Fives in Paisley. Get in touch to stay active and book your session now.

Pupils have some mudcap antics on assault course

Youngsters were encouraged to muck about during their last few days at school before the holidays. Although Covid-19 put paid to their annual Christmas party, pupils from Rashielea Primary 4-7 were given the chance to take part in a fun Rough Mudder assault course, organised by Renfrewshire Leisure’s Active Schools team. The Rashie Rough Mudder […]

275 years on, Jacobite debt to Paisley remains unpaid

On 29 December 1745, exactly 275 years ago to the day, the Jacobites led by Bonnie Prince Charlie issued a summons to the then Paisley Town Council to meet and account for raising a local militia against them. This summons, along with a receipt from the Prince’s Secretary for a £500 fine paid just five […]