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Priest in race against time to save church from closure

A PRIEST is literally in a race against time to save his church from closure. Father Frank Hannigan is running in the Paisley 10k Race and Fun Run raising funds to help keep St Paul’s RC Church open. He’s hoping to raise £5000 in sponsorship for completing the course, which will go towards the £30,000 […]

Big crowds turn out as Fire Engine Rally returns to Johnstone

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hundreds of residents enjoyed getting up close to vintage vehicles when the ever-popular Fire Engine Rally rolled into Johnstone at the weekend. Big crowds descended on Houstoun Square for a full afternoon of family fun as emergency vehicles old and new gathered in the town centre. This was the second time the annual Renfrewshire Council-run […]

Local footballers heroes play Fairtrade ball

A team of long term friends and football buddies were in a league of their own at the Renfrewshire Fairtrade Cup. Captain Ronald MacDonald, Craig McNeill, Graeme Dobbie, Stewart Hanson and goalkeeper Davie Weir, who played under team name Kenya, kept their eye on the prize to emerge victorious. Each of the 8 teams chose […]

Provost to lead tackling poverty visit to twin town

Renfrewshire’s Provost is to visit Paisley’s twin town of Fürth in Germany to share views on how to tackle the impact of poverty on the education of young people. The purpose of the visit is to study Fürth’s educational practices, in particular the steps being taken to address the impact that living in poverty can […]


Gavin Newlands, the MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, visited Erskine Mains Home in his constituency to see the excellent care that the charity has provided to Scottish veterans for almost 100 years. The local MP was greeted by Lesley-Ann Wylie, the manager of Erskine Mains Home, and Steve Conway, the Chief Executive of Erskine, […]

Extra time for St Mirren fans’ exhibition

Back of the Net: A Fan’s View of St Mirren FC has been extended and will now run until 1 November 2015 at Paisley Museum after receiving almost 4000 visitors since it opened just last month. The exhibition brings together an eclectic collection of stories, memorabilia and photographs that have been donated by a legion […]

Council gives LED street lights the green light

Renfrewshire Council has given the go-ahead for a major investment in new LED street lighting which will save a whacking £750,000 a year due to lower electricity consumption, lower maintenance costs and a reduction in carbon tax payments. Council chiefs say the £11m investment will protect the environment, save money on running costs and improve […]

Once-in-a-lifetime chance to sign up for RSNO gig

Paisley’s young people still have a chance to sign up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to plan, programme and perform a spectacular concert in the town alongside some of the country’s finest musicians. Around sixty local young people will work with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra as part of the RSNO Paisley Takeover programme, funded by […]