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Mhairi Black MP Calls For Change In Law To Reunite Refugee Families In The UK

The Private Member’s Bill debate on refugee family reunion could transform lives, bringing families torn apart by war and persecution back together. Mhairi Black MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South has pledged her support for the Private Member’s Bill on refugee family reunion. In the House of Commons last week, Mhairi met with members of […]

Renfrewshire Child Protection Conference focuses on children’s emotional health and wellbeing

More than 200 child protection professionals gathered today in Paisley for a Child Protection Conference on the theme of promoting children’s emotional health and wellbeing. Staff from Renfrewshire Council, the NHS, Police Scotland, and other local agencies involved in looking after young people were among those who attended. Keynote speakers at the bi annual event […]

Balancing Work And School

It is not easy to go to college when you got bills to pay and a family to support. You are no longer the carefree eighteen-year-old self who had no responsibilities. You are now responsible and going to school may seem more difficult than it did years ago. Throwing a job into the mix makes […]

My modern apprenticeship is ‘life changing’

The only job Angus Robertson had before becoming a modern apprentice was when he was hired for a fortnight to pitch dozens of tents inside a warehouse for a camping equipment trade show. But the 19-year-old is now in pole position to embark on a worthwhile career after intu Braehead gave him the chance to […]

Paisley Primary School praised by inspectors visited by Education Convener

Education and Children’s Services Convener Councillor Jim Paterson visited staff and pupils at St John Ogilvie Primary School this week after it received a glowing report from school inspectors. The Paisley school was praised by Education Scotland for improving children’s attainment and achievement. Inspectors made a two day visit to the school where they talked […]

St Mirren stars immortalised at former Love Street stadium

The names have been revealed of the former St Mirren stars to have a street named in their honour in new housing on the site of the club’s old Love Street ground. Renfrewshire Council ran the #SaintsStreets competition which gave supporters the chance to name five streets at the new affordable housing development. Work is […]


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