Dee Dental Paisley

1) It is getting to that time of year where we are thinking about Christmas presents! To make life easier for you all we will be selling vouchers from the beginning of NEXT week that can be used towards any private treatment 💉🔥 this includes Botox, fillers, composite bonding, braces, Invisalign etc! You also get 5% free towards your own private treatment valid to the end of Jan 💪🏼

We are still registering new NHS & Private patients so contact us on 01418892741 or book online at deedentalpaisley.co.uk

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2) Exciting news here at Dee Dental Paisley 😁 5 County Place Paisley

We are holding this Invisalign open day on Wednesday the 13th of November at 4:30pm- 7:30pm with limited spaces available so please call the practice on 0141 889 2741 to book your space!

As of November 13th we will be providing Invisalign here at our practice 😁🔥Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology. 🤩

Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to move them little by little. 👌

You will receive a free consultation and digital scan worth £300 on the Open Day😁

You then receive free teeth whitening worth £250 after treatment 🤩🔥

We also now provide Finance with Tabeo at our practice with a range of payment plans to best suit you also with a soft credit check.

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The shortlist for 2019 ROCCO Awards has been revealed and business across Renfrewshire are in for some top honours.

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Aesthetic Suites are in the Renfrewshire’s favourite business category and Nichola and Kristine would like to say, they appreciate the nominations from their clients to get to the final of the Rocco business award for Renfrewshire’s favourite business. Voting has now opened and we would be so grateful for votes. You can vote online here.

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This month the Glasgow City Region Cabinet considered further significant progress in work underway to transform the Regional economy, including in the delivery of the UK and Scottish Government funded £1.13 billion City Deal – one of the largest and most advanced in the UK.  

Since the Deal was agreed with government in August 2014, local businesses have benefitted from a £33 million boost (At end of June 2019)* – the value of City Deal contracts won to date by companies across the Region. And with over £300 million (At end June 2019) of funding agreed so far for spend on infrastructure works, further contract opportunities are in the pipeline. 

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Construction work underway and the three completed Employment and Skills projects have created thousands of new jobs, including for those furthest away from the jobs market and for young people. Three Innovation and Business Growth projects, now up and running, are also creating jobs, supporting local businesses and have already generated over £10 million in private sector investment. 

All 27 high level projects have been selected, most of which are underway and a number are already completed. In fact, by the end of this month, 15 overall projects will have been completed (Seven projects and another eight sub projects, some quite substantial).

At the end of June 2019, over £168 million has been spent on the Infrastructure Programme.

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Susan Aitken, Glasgow City Region Cabinet Chair and Leader Glasgow City Council said: 

“There is a real sense of progress and momentum with the City Deal now. As we stand on the cusp of our first five-year milestone, we’re on track to delivering what we have set out to achieve; fair, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.” 

“Over 20 major and transformative infrastructure projects are either underway or due to commence; we have worked with over 20,000 unemployed citizens and already supported thousands into work; we are set to generate a permanent uplift in our Gross Value Added and leverage billions in private sector investment, with the record-breaking investment by Barclay’s on the banks of the Clyde demonstrating strong investor confidence in the City Region.” 

“And we have much to look forward to in the next 12 months, with a number of further milestones expected across major infrastructure projects. Crucially, the partnership between the eight member councils, government and the private sector continues to strengthen, allowing the Glasgow City Region to deliver on its economic potential for the benefit of all our citizens and for Scotland.”

 

Projects that have completed so far are Medicity, Tontine, Cathkin Relief Road, Glasgow University Imaging Centre of Excellence, Youth Gateway, Working Matters and In Work Progression.  

The completed sub-projects are Crossmill Business Park, Newton Farm Primary School, Sighthill Remediation Contract 1, Newton Park and Ride, Glenboig Link Road, Sauchiehall Avenue, Woodhead Primary School Extension, Calton Barras Action Plan: Barras Public Realm Phase 1.** 

 

UK Government Minister Colin Clark said: 

“The Glasgow City Region City deal is a fantastic example of the Growth Deals programme, which continues to bring economic transformation to the area through innovation and growth as well as key infrastructure projects. 

 “I am pleased to see that these projects are supporting Glasgow and the surrounding area’s businesses, creating thousands of jobs and attracting further private sector investment. 

 “The UK Government has already committed almost £1.4 billion to City Region and Growth deals in Scotland, with more to come.”

 

Scottish Government Infrastructure Secretary Michael Matheson said: 

“The Scottish Government’s investment in the Glasgow City Region Deal continues to stimulate inclusive economic growth, with millions of pounds strategically invested in the local economy in ways that will directly benefit both local businesses and some of our most deprived communities. I am delighted that the regional partners’ have also committed to an ambitious Regional Economic Strategy and Skills Investment Plan that will ensure they continue to work together, above and beyond delivering the Deal, in order to improve prosperity for all communities across the City Region.

“The Scottish Government will ensure that all of Scotland’s regions benefit from a Growth Deal, with over £1.8 billion having been committed to City and Growth Deals, and associated regional investments, across Scotland to date.”

 

The next few months are set to see further progress and developments. 

In the City Deal, Europe’s first ever Smart Canal, an innovative £17 million project is set to complete. New technology combined with a 250 year old heritage asset is mitigating flood risk, enabling massive regeneration in an area previously unfit for development. The project is set to free up 110 hectares in the north of Glasgow for investment, new housing, paving the way for more than 3,000 new homes. 

The contract for the iconic bridge over the M8 motorway at Sighthill is also set to be awarded, with bids currently being reviewed. (The estimated contract value set out in the latest project business case was in the region of £19 million). 

Construction for Greenlaw Business Centre in Newton Mearns is also complete and the facility is due to open shortly with the formal opening early next year, providing modern office accommodation and support for local SMEs. 

Progress continues too in the delivery of the Regional Economic Strategy which sets out collective plans for growth across the eight partner councils – with targets for jobs, skills, new homes and businesses. In the last year, the City Region councils launched a strategy for tourism, pledging to work together to boost tourist numbers to the west of Scotland by an additional 1 million over the next five years. A new Regional Skills Investment Plan was also unveiled, backed by the business sector and all of the regions universities and colleges. Actions will futureproof the Regional economy, ensuring the local workforce has the digital and other skills needed to adapt to a changing world. A new group was also been established to develop closer collaboration with key utility and infrastructure providers supporting the Region’s population of 1.8 million. The aim is to better understand the investment plans and constraints facing telecommunications, water, power, gas and transportation providers and consider how all parties involved can work together to maximise shared investment, while delivering efficiency improvements and economic benefits for residents. A recent meeting focused on the use of cutting edge technology to transform Glasgow City Region over the next 15 years. 

 

The Annual Performance Report for the City Deal for the last financial year (April 2018 – March 2019), available on the City Deal website, provides a detailed overview of progress and achievements in the period, governance structures, milestones and financial performance. 

The Regional Economic Strategy Action Plan is under review and a refresh will be announced in early 2020. 

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Nik makeup artist has done it again making the finals of the national awards,  The Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards.

She beams with excitement and says that she is so thankful for all her achievements this year and cant believe that all her dreams are coming true.

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Nik makeup artist is proud to be the only chosen artist in Renfrewshire and is one of 10 finalists in the whole of Scotland.

Best of luck to all the Finalists and many congratulations to all.

Award ceremony will be in December 2019.

For the full finalist list see here…

https://creativeoceanicblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/09/the-finalists-of-the-9th-official-scottish-hair-and-beauty-awards-2019-are-announced/

For more on the Scottish hair and beauty Awards see here…

http://www.hairandbeautyawards.info/

For more information regarding the event contact Creative Oceanic  on 07487755161  or email events9@creativeoceanic.com

Creative Oceanic, website www.creativeoceanic.com. For more information regarding the event or media related information please contact Creative Oceanic  UK   08448793256, Republic Of Ireland 019020004 or email media@creativeoceanic.com

Creative Oceanic, are organiser’s of all aspects of the Awards from the event management through to the public and media relations aspects. We organise over 90 awards a year in Glasgow, Manchester, Leicester, Birmingham, Newcastle, London, Cardiff, Belfast and Dublin.

For more information on Nik makeup artist see here https://www.Nikmakeupartist.com

 

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SUPER Mario visited Paisley to invite local video game fans to an amazing event that will take them to a gaming Nirvana.

The world’s most famous plumber reckons the Glasgow Gaming Market is the place to be on Saturday, November 9, which is expected to attract up to 2000 gaming fans.

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That’s when tens of thousands of classic and modern video games will be on sale and gamers will be able to find their favourites from years gone by.

The event, at the Glasgow Club Bellahouston, in Bellahouston Park, is the first time an event of this kind has taken place in Scotland.

Organised by Replay Events – the team behind the UK’s biggest gaming markets and the popular PLAY Expo conventions – the venue will be jam-packed with around 100 tables and 30 traders selling up to 100,000 sought-after video games and merchandise.

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Andy Brown, of Replay Events said: “Retro gaming is super hot just now with a huge interest in video games of years gone by.

“Everyone has their favourite games from back in the day and there’s a huge interest in rekindling the enjoyment they got from playing these games.

“People can find their must-have game at the event and visitors to our previous gaming markets have told us they can’t believe they’ve been able to get their hands on their favourite games.

“Whether it’s classic games, consoles, gaming merchandise, old computers or even custom made artwork that floats your boat, you’ll want to be at this event.

 “You could also find the perfect Christmas gift for the gaming aficionados among your family and friends.”

Andy added: “And if someone has a collection of video games they would like to sell, they can organise to set up a table at the Glasgow Gaming Market.

“We’ll have everyone from big-name traders, collectors and individuals selling games. It will be a real extravaganza of gaming and we’re expecting as many as 2000 people to come along searching for their favourite games.”

The event runs from noon until 4pm, but gaming enthusiasts can book one of only 500 early-bird tickets online for only £4 that gets them entry at 11am – and an hour before the crowds arrive – so they can get first dibs on the most sought-after games.

On the door entry at 12pm will be just £2 for adults and under 16’s go free when accompanied by an adult.

Visit www.glasgowgamingmarket.com for more details or if you want to sell games and merchandise at the Glasgow Gaming Market.

rays of hope

What to say when silence has been my solace?

Where to go when I’ve been all over the place?

Will the tears ever stop rolling down my face?

When will I  learn to walk with grace?

Now I’ve found Rays of Hope

With their support I know Ill cope

Cancer conquered, a future altered,

Walking forward, she faltered.

Falling to her knees…

Give me strength, she begged.

Give me what I need to cope.

And God delivered

RAYS of HOPE

 

RAYS of HOPE is a Cancer Support Group established in 2015 to help anyone who has had cancer. We provide a safe, confidential environment where you can openly talk about your cancer to others who have had a similar experience. We support you through difficulties following a diagnosis, whether they are emotional, practical or physical, and hope to help you turn a negative experience into a more positive one and help you regain control of your life.

https://www.facebook.com/RaysofHopeCancerSupport/

#RaysOfHope  #itsOKnottobeOK #CancerSurvivor #MentalHealth #WorldMentalHealthDay2019  #WMHD19

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FAMILIES can have some spook-tacular fun in Soar at intu Braehead during the October school break.

There’s a fang-tastic variety of free Halloween-themed activities for everyone to enjoy every day from Friday, October 11 until Sunday, October 20 between noon and 5pm.

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And these fun activities for both adults and kids include joining in to create a creepy crawly spider picture to take home and use as a Halloween decoration.

There’s also a mysteriously spooky selfie mirror where everyone can pose for photos and then post them on social media as a great way to remember a great day out.

On Saturday, October 12 between noon and 5pm, Soar is also hosting an exclusive event for members of the intu Family Club with members receiving a goody bag filled with all sorts of things that will make the school holiday a week of family fun.

Family Club members are also being encouraged to come along in fancy dress to take part in a Halloween Fashion Show with a prize for the best-dressed family on the day.

And on Sunday, October 20, the PJ Masks cartoon superheroes will be visiting Soar to stage a Hero Training Camp.

There will be five meet and greet sessions with activities featuring Catboy, Owlette and Gekko.

These will be every hour on the hour for 30 minutes from 11am until 3.30pm. There will be an opportunity at each session to pose for a photo with PJ Masks characters.

Although there is free admission, the event will ticketed, so log on to www.intu.co.uk/braehead to book your place.

David Lyon, marketing manager for intu Braehead said: “There are lots of fun things happening in Soar for all the family this October school break.

“And since all the activities are free, you could say it’s a real free-ky Halloween event!”

Log on to www.intu.co.uk/braehead to join the intu Family Club for free and enjoy exclusive offers and discounts, a gift for youngsters, a membership pack, a magazine and much more throughout the year

InCube class of 2019

Gifted graduates of a Renfrewshire creative business programme will showcase their products and share their start-up experiences at a two-day exhibition later this month.

Renfrewshire Council’s InCube Creative programme enables entrepreneurs to turn their talents into a viable commercial business.

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Now the class of 2019 – seven creatives spanning jewellery making, textile design, art, millinery, ceramics and even knitting – will host an exhibition of their works at Paisley’s Piazza Shopping Centre.

I:MERGE takes place in the Piazza POP Space on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October, from 12pm to 5pm.

“The exhibition is a celebration of the six months we’ve spent developing our creative businesses,” explains milliner Susie Rodgers.

“We will be showcasing our new work and will also be on hand to talk about our experiences in the business incubator programme, our inspirations and what it’s like to start your own business. I’ve learned so much through the InCube Creative programme which will be great for my business going forward and hopefully we can inspire other people to consider taking their talents to the next level.”

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InCube Creative has already helped 50 designers to commercialise their approach, providing free specialist support to build business acumen and bolster skills such as e-commerce and website development.

Cindy Robb, who co-ordinates the InCube creative programme said: “We’re very proud of all our graduates and the class of 2019 is no exception, being a fantastic example of the breadth and depth of creative talent on our doorstep. I would encourage everyone to take the time to call in, enjoy the exhibition and talk to the exhibitors to hear about their experiences.”

Earlier this year Renfrewshire Council confirmed a new business development fund providing subsidised premise costs to encourage entrepreneurs to co-locate, collaborate and share services.

This enabled Up Hub Works to open its doors on Paisley High Street in September, with a showroom, workspace and shop dedicated to upcycling.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “Renfrewshire is renowned for its creative talents – with many local artists and designers now household names. We want to be the place of choice for creative companies and through business support programmes like InCube Creative and the creative hub development fund, we hope to attract more entrepreneurs to Renfrewshire.

“Our new economic strategy places a keen focus on growing the creative industry sector further and we will be working closely with local entrepreneurs to understand how we can support them to flourish.”

Find out more about InCube at www.incube.ren

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Dee Dental Paisley – We will be offering Invisalign treatment here at our practice 5 County Place Paisley from November 2019

Invisalign treatment is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Using advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign shows you your complete treatment plan based on your Invisalign Provider’s prescription, from the initial position of your teeth towards the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth to move them little by little.

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Straightening your teeth could have a positive impact on your overall dental health. The aligners are easily removed, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would to maintain good oral hygiene. And because straighter teeth are less susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease, investing in a straighter smile now may even minimize the need for costly dental work in the future.

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Aligners made from SmartTrack material are more comfortable, trimmed to your exact gum line to fit better, and are easy to put in and take out. They’re also less painful than braces.

Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving towards the projected final position. The treatment time depends on your specific needs and will be decided by your Invisalign Provider.

Contact the surgery for any information needed or bookings. 0141 889 2741 or email us at info@deedentalpaisley.co.uk

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– Fleet of three Scottish-built BYD ADL Enviro200EV full-electric buses will operate free 24-hour passenger service to airport’s Long-Stay Car Park – 

 

Glasgow has today (Tuesday, October 8) become the first UK airport to introduce a fleet of zero-emission electric buses to its car park operation. 

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The three-strong fleet of all-electric battery buses, which were built in Scotland by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), will replace the current diesel fleet used to shuttle passengers between the terminal and the airport’s Long-Stay Car Park.

 

This is the first time the BYD ADL Enviro200EV model has been operated anywhere in Scotland and its introduction at Glasgow Airport was made possible thanks to a £450,000 Green Bus Fund support grant from Transport Scotland.

 

Mark Johnston, Glasgow Airport’s Managing Director, said: “We are proud to be the first airport in the UK to incorporate a full-electric bus fleet into our car park operation.

 

“These state-of-the-art vehicles will play an important role in supporting our continued efforts to create a more sustainable business and will contribute significantly to help further reduce carbon emissions locally at Glasgow Airport.

 

“The environmental benefits and considerable cost reductions associated with the introduction of these electric vehicles was very attractive. 

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“Moving to a full-electric bus operation cuts the carbon emissions associated with passenger travel to and from our car park from 143 tonnes per year to zero, and this significant reduction is further supported by the fact that the airport’s electricity is also supplied via renewable energy.”

 

The launch of the airport’s new electric fleet coincides with Scotland’s Climate Week 2019. Events are being organised in schools, colleges and workplaces across the country to encourage people to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “I’m pleased that the Scottish Government has been able to help fund these new electric buses at Glasgow Airport which will eliminate 143 tonnes of carbon emissions from passenger travel operations.

 

“The uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles is central to meeting our climate change commitments and our goal of making Scotland’s air quality the best in Europe.

 

“At the same time, decarbonisation and the global transition towards electric mobility provides real opportunities for sustainable economic growth. We will continue to work to position Scotland at the forefront of this movement and to maximise the economic opportunities afforded through innovation – as demonstrated in this exciting joint project between ADL and BYD Europe.”

 

The introduction of the new full-electric bus fleet is one of a number of projects introduced to help reduce Glasgow Airport’s carbon footprint. Earlier this year, the airport invested £200,000 to deploy eight of petrol/electric plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 4×4 vehicles across its airfield operations. 

 

Glasgow Airport, as part of the AGS Airports Ltd group which owns and operates Aberdeen and Southampton airports, also made a commitment to Airports Council International (ACI) Europe’s NetZero2050 this month.

 

Glasgow joins 203 airports run by more than 47 operators across 24 European countries who have signed the resolution to formally commit to becoming net zero for carbon emissions by 2050.

 

A joint project between ADL and BYD Europe, the new zero-emission fleet combine BYD’s leading electric driveline and battery technology with Alexander Dennis bodies, which have been specially adapted to suit Glasgow Airport’s operational requirements.  

 

Charging infrastructure for the three buses has also been installed at the airport’s Long-Stay Car Park and the fleet will be operated by NCP. At 10.8m long, each bus has both front and rear access points, 23 seats, three-tier luggage compartments and includes wheelchair provision.  

 

Colin Robertson, ADL Chief Executive, said: “Glasgow Airport’s decision to electrify its official car park shuttles shows that battery buses have an important role to play at airports. We are delighted to have used our expertise in adapting buses to specific operational requirements on these environmentally-friendly vehicles. It is great to see Glasgow Airport leading the charge with pure electric buses.”