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Renfrewshire to take asylum-seeking children

Renfrewshire has confirmed it will soon be welcoming some unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from the refugee camp at Calais. The council is among the first in Scotland to work with the Home Office to take in children arriving in the UK after French authorities decided to close the camp known as The Jungle. Seven young people […]

Radio star Janice gets a story from Millie before live show

RADIO presenter Janice Forsyth prepared for her live show broadcast from Johnstone Library yesterday by having a story read to her by youngster, Millie Fox. The four-year-old met up with the BBC Scotland presenter shortly before the Janice Forsyth Show went on air and Millie, from Corseford, in Johnstone just had to read Janice one […]


Paisley Pirates took time out from their on ice exploits to play “good neighbour” at the weekend, lending the Braehead Clan a netminder when the Elite League team faced a crisis as a result of an injury to their first choice goalie, Michael Zajkowski. “I got a call from Gareth Chalmers from the Clan at […]

Sponsor a light for someone special this Christmas and sponsor the care of future patients at St Vincent’s Hospice

St Vincent’s Hospice invites you to dedicate a light on their Christmas tree to someone who was or is a light in your life. You can remember or celebrate loved ones and special occasions. In doing so, you will help to provide future care for local patients and their families at the Hospice and in […]

Scotch whisky distiller Chivas to leave Paisley

SCOTCH whisky distiller Chivas Brothers is leaving its headquarters site at Paisley, and investing £40 million in an enlarged bottling plant and offices in Dumbarton. Laurent Lacassagne, chairman and chief executive of Chivas Brothers, said that all permanent employees at the Paisley site would be offered continuing employment with the company at Kilmalid at Dumbarton. […]

Gavin Newlands MP raises ‘stain of detention’ with PM

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has urged the Prime Minister to use the closure of Dungavel as an opportunity to rethink her approach to immigration detention. The UK Government is planning on closing Dungavel Detention Centre and replace it with a short-term detention facility near Glasgow Airport. During Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr […]

Paisley Rugby Club Annual Firework Display on Saturday 5th Nov from 8pm

Paisley Rugby Football  Club are having their annual Fireworks display at Anchor once again on Saturday 5th November 2016 from 8pm until 11pm. Burgers, Hotdogs, Tea & Coffee will be on sale at an affordable price and Clubhouse bar will be on sale at an affordable price and Clubhouse bar will be open. Tickets are available […]

Paisley Fair Trade business wins national award for Malawi partnership

Just Trading Scotland, the Paisley-based Fair Trade organisation has been recognised with a national Business & Innovation Impact Award for its partnership with smallholder farmers in Malawi. The Scotland-Malawi Partnership, which promotes country to country links between the two nations, announced the winners at its AGM held at Strathclyde University’s new Technology Centre in Glasgow. The event was attended by members from the Scottish and […]

Ryanair celebrates two years and two million passengers at Glasgow Airport

Ryanair today (Wednesday, 2 November) celebrates carrying two million customers on the second anniversary of the airline’s inaugural flight from Glasgow Airport in 2014. The airline opened its first-ever base at Glasgow Airport on October 28, 2014 with seven routes to destinations such as Dublin, London Stansted, Riga and Warsaw. Two years on the airline […]