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DWP Must Offer Freephone Numbers for Universal Credit

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today called for a freephone number to be established immediately following reports that individuals applying for Universal Credit will be charged up to 45p a minute to make a claim.   There is currently no cost to make a claim over the phone for those applying […]


Paisley Pirates go into this weekend’s away double header with confidence after another win at Braehead Arena against local rivals, and erstwhile title challengers, North Ayrshire Wild.   “It was another good performance by the boys, especially in the latter stages of the game,” said coach Ian Turley. “Not for the first time in recent games, we went into the first break behind, but we sorted a few things out during the interval and the team went out and carried the strategy we wanted to have,” he went on, “and the fans saw the difference. We’ve been able to turn …

A place to remember

Residents in Johnstone are to have a permanent place of reflection for those lost to suicide with the unveiling of a memorial bench.   Renfrewshire Provost Anne Hall will officially unveil the bench at a service this Friday at Johnstone Town Hall. There will be a short service at 11am taking place in the marriage […]

Stand up and dance for Fair Trade

Renfrewshire residents are asked to don their dancing shoes for a fair trade ceilidh as part of Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade Fortnight. The ceilidh is to be held in honour of two fair trade producers who were due to visit Renfrewshire this week. Saw Peter and Saw Law from the Moe Goke small farmers’ association in Myanmar, […]


PIRATES TRAVEL NORTH   Paisley Pirates head North this weekend as they undertake their longest journey of the year to face Moray Typhoons in another SNL fixture, and fresh from their pulsating 3-1 win over Edinburgh Capitals last Sunday which took them to third place in the SNL standings.   “It was an important win for us,” said coach Ian Turley, as he reflected on the victory against Pirates’ eastern rivals. “We lost Stuart Miller early on after he took an accidental knock and that upset our rhythm a bit, as it forced us to re-shuffle the lines a little, …

Scouts celebrate Queen’s Award Success

On Saturday around 200 dignitaries, Scouters, supporters and family members came together at the Wynd Centre for a celebration of Scouting across Paisley, Barrhead, Neilston & Uplawmoor. The event was co-hosted by two young people, Heather Wright and Keir Johnson who ensured the proceedings went without a glitch. The pair were engaging and entertaining. During […]