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Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, has today welcomed the announcements from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland that two local groups have been awarded £16,000. Erskine Badminton Club has recently received a £10,000 ‘Awards for All’ grant and the club will use the funding for two coaches and additional equipment. Awards for […]

New route to Cape Verde from Glasgow Airport

Thomson and First Choice increase capacity from Glasgow Airport and introduce new long haul routes to Sal, Cape Verde Thomson and First Choice are pleased to announce increased capacity at Glasgow Airport for their winter 2016 flying programme. On sale now, the programme for winter 2016 includes a new route to Sal, Cape Verde and […]

How technology has changed the way we buy and sell our homes

These days, it’s hard to imagine a world without high-speed internet access, Wi-Fi and gadgets such as smartphones and tablets. Inventions just keep on coming and when people are not browsing social media sites or downloading the latest applications they might be seen purchasing clothes or shoes online too. E-commerce has literally exploded in recent […]

8 Perfect Presents For Beginner Golfers

If you have a friend or relative who has recently taken up golf then a golf-inspired gift could be perfect for them, as they start to collect the accessories and perfect the sport. Here are eight ideas to give you some inspiration: Golf Magazine Subscription Magazine subscription gifts are always a good idea, as it […]

Community Trust backs 2021 bid & unveils plans for £40m Cinema & Theatre

The Paisley Community Trust has thrown its weight behind the town’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021 – while announcing details of plans to create a £40m cinema and performing arts theatre venue in the heart of the town. The ambitious plans outline potential for a 500+ seat main theatre, 5 cinema […]


Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, challenged the Chancellor of the Exchequer over the UK Government’s £826 million worth of cuts to bursaries for nurses today in the House of Commons. George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced the swingeing cuts to the support for nurses in his Autumn Statement. The […]

Report reveals services improve the lives of Renfrewshire children

A new report has found children in Renfrewshire are living healthier, safer lives thanks to the work of the local Community Planning Partnership. The report, compiled by the Care Inspectorate, examines all of the services provided for all children, young people and families in Renfrewshire by the Community Planning Partnership. The partnership includes: Engage Renfrewshire, […]

Fitness campaign raises £10,000 for Huntington’s disease

Olympic rower and patron of Paisley’s national charity, the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA), Sarah Winkless and supporters have raised more than £10,000 through a series of charity fitness challenges. Sarah has been leading a ‘SHApe Up with Winkless’ campaign throughout 2015 and along with her fellow fundraisers have completed a tough mudder, a Paris to […]