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Apologies to anyone who has went into our online store to buy one of our photographs or prints, we had to iron out some flaws in the shop and the good news is it is now fully working so please feel free to browse the store using the navigation at the top of the blog.

you can buy calendars, canvas prints etc check it out now by going to http://www.paisley.org.uk/blog/?page_id=113

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It is with the wishes of Danny’s son Rikki that We Organise The Danny Kyle Memorial sessions and a final concert to celebrate the life and career of his Father.    The week long festival begins on Friday 27th June at the Paisley arts centre 8pm

The Acts include: The Tannahill weavers, The Ballachullish Hellhounds and This year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Paisley folk hero Danny Kyle.  Skelpaig.  Tickets are priced at £8 Available from Paisley arts centre box office

Saturday 28th June will be the first day of the Danny Kyle open sessions This will be held at Redss café bar(the open sessions are by invitation and Musicians who are willing to participate)

Sunday 29th The Tea gardens Open Sessions 3pm admission free

Monday 30th Paddy Malarky’s Open sessions 8pm Admission free    Wednesday 2nd  8pm July Redss Café bar Acts  include; The Doghouse roses, Kenny leckie and Tom Anderson. Admission free

Thursday 3rd July The Bull Inn Open sessions 8pm Admission free    Friday 4th  8pm July Hamishes hoose Acts Include: Jill Leighton, The house of cheese, the Organisers, Chris McDonald and Lucy and Lewis.

Saturday 5th July (Sma’ shot day) On this day there will be two events on this day!  The first  will be held at Redss café bar at 1pm- 4pm Act; Include Maggie and Brian, The Doghouse Roses, Kenny leckie and Maria hall

The second event will be the final concert at the Paisley Town Hall at 8pm  The acts include: Maeve O’Boyle, Dave Arcari, The Doghouse Roses, Maria Hall, Maggie and Brian, Wing and A Prayer The House of cheese plus more…..

Further info: Websites:   Dave Arcari www.davearcari.com Maeve O’Boyle www.maeveoboyle.com Doghouse Roses www.doghouseroses.net Maria Hall www.myspace.com/mariahallmusic Maggie&Brian www.myspace.com/maggieandbrian

The tickets for the Town hall event are priced at £15/£13/£10 concession!!    For further details: Contact: Mick Daly at silvasonicproductions@yahoo.co.uk

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As always on Paisley.org.uk we listen to our visitors and try as hard as we can to either point the visitor in the right direction to the information they require, other times we cant and as far as we were aware there wasn’t a Renfrewshire “independent” Accommodation guide so we set one up…

www.renfrewshireaccommodation.co.uk

It is a work in progress at the moment but we have already started putting up some of the local Hotels and guesthouses from the Renfrewshire area and I hope you will agree the website looks brilliant..

But we are now asking for your help, please comment on the aforementioned establishment and give us your views and tell us if they are good, bad or just not worth the money to stay in the accommodation..

so click on www.renfrewshireaccommodation.co.uk now and tell us what you think?

Also we have now jazzed up the Paisley Pub guide so click here to go to the new look Paisley Pub Guide

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Did you know we have a Champion in our ranks of Paisley Buddies well look no further than Kevin McIntyre who is the current Scottish, Celtic and British Welterweight champion reading up on Kevin’s career is fascinating he has worked hard to be where he is today. Here is a snapshot of the information we have taken from Kevin’s website www.kevinmcintyre.co.uk

THE POSTMAN CALLS (THE SHOTS) TWICE
Mar 2 2008 – BritishBoxing.net by Tom Walker

Kevin McIntyre retained the British welterweight title he took from Kevin Anderson in relatively surprising circumstances and against the perceived odds four months ago in Irvine ‘s Magnum Centre.

The Paisley postman again defied the odds by his retention of his title in a packed and atmospheric Kelvin Hall with a unanimous points decision with scores of 115-114, 117-112 and 117-112 from the judges at ringside. I’d venture that the score of 117-112 is flattering as the bout was much closer than that, and it could be argued that scoring depends on what you’re looking for. Is it heavy direct shots to the target or lighter, yet more frequent shots?

In any event when all is said and done, Kevin McIntyre wakes up on Saturday morning with the Lonsdale belt still in his possession and Kevin Anderson wakes up wondering where he’s going from here.

The atmosphere was nothing short of high voltage with the fans of both boxers creating a tension in the terraces, which presumably was fuelled by the same stuff which made them sing so out of tune. No chance of any of this lot featuring on the “X Factor” trying to please Simon Cowell. The Braveheart squad were out in force to support their man, in fact the whole arena looked like a who’s who of Scottish boxing such was the interest in this all Scottish title bout.

The opener had Anderson forcing the pace and McIntyre countering with accuracy from his southpaw lead and the occasional left hook for good measure. The Fifer was trying to KO the Paisley man every time he threw a punch, but it was mighty close and depended on your affiliation as to who got it. click here to read more…. also we will be featuring Kevin in our notable people section very soon. thanks for the link Kevin very much appreciated…

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Great news we are in the local newspaper the Paisley Daily Express. Welcome to all the Paisley Daily Express readers and thanks to the express for their great article.

I am pictured with Mhairi and Michael who are both volunteers for the website, some of our volunteers including Victor, Margaret, Jeanette as well as others couldn’t make the photo opportunity unfortunately, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers for all their hard work and dedication to the website.

Also if you feel you would like to help with the website in any capacity be it gathering information or even nominating someone for the notable person or famous person section then please use the contact button on the main paisley.org.uk website to get in touch.

Once again thanks to all our visitors to the website and especially to everyone who regularly uses the message board “you know who you are”…

Brian

www.paisley.org.uk
www.paisleycomputerrepair.co.uk

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What is the Scottish CAB service?
The Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) service is made up of:

  • Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS)– a national umbrella body that provides essential services to Scottish citizens advice bureaux
  • Citizens advice bureaux – independent, local charities that are members of Citizens Advice Scotland. Bureaux provide advice and information to people in need in over 200 locations

The aims of the Scottish CAB service
The Scottish CAB service is united by two aims:

  • to ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their need effectively

and, equally

  • to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally.
    CAS and Scottish bureaux work together to achieve these aims.

A service with principles
The CAB service is led by 12 principles that guide the work we do. These 12 principles are:

  • A free service
  • Confidentiality
  • Impartiality
  • Independence
  • Accessibility
  • Effectiveness
  • Community accountability
  • The client’s right to decide
  • A voluntary service
  • Empowerment
  • Information retrieval
  • A generalist service

You can also read more about the CAB Service 12 Principles.

We also operate an equal opportunities policy: the CAB Service is independent and provides free, confidential and impartial advice to everybody regardless of race, sex, age, disability or sexuality.

For more information go to http://www.cas.org.uk/

Or for the Paisley Citizens advice Bureau office

Address
45 George Street, Paisley, PA1 2JY
View map

Tel. no. 0141 889 2121
Fax. no. 0141 849 7116

Email
bureau@paisleycab.casonline.org.uk

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I will be featuring a charitable organisation every month on the Paisley website “nominate yours now” our first one is one that I am a donor for it is the Anthony Nolan Trust, I have been on their donor books now for about 5 years and it only took a trip to the doctors to give some blood so that they can match your blood type up to possible donors.

This charity is very well organised and make you feel very welcome when you apply to be a possible donor, I would recommend that everyone who can join the register for donating, http://www.anthonynolan.org.uk/donating/how-to-join-the-register.htm

Here is some information from the Anthony Nolan trust website news release:

Terminally ill journalist Adrian Sudbury has met Gordon Brown to kick start a national campaign in schools to educate young people about becoming bone marrow donors.

Adrian, aged just 26, has been battling with leukaemia for the past 18 months and in a devastating blow has been told by doctors that he only has weeks to live. Despite his diagnosis, brave Adrian has been lobbying for better education on bone marrow donation and has already met with Health Secretary Alan Johnson and Schools Secretary Ed Balls to discuss the issue.

Adrian said that his 20 minute meeting with Gordon Brown was very productive and the Prime Minister was very supportive of his campaign. Adrian hopes that information on bone marrow donation will be made part of the curriculum.

Adrian commented “The big problem in our country with bone marrow donation is that it’s very poorly understood. It’s believed to be a horrific procedure. But the reality is very different to that’

Adrian’s award winning blog has received international notoriety, and his campaign has touched the hearts of people across the world.

Alex Frazier, spokeswoman for the Anthony Nolan Trust, said:

The Anthony Nolan Trust wholeheartedly supports Adrian’s call to raise awareness in schools and colleges. Currently thousands of patients are anxiously waiting to find a suitably matched bone marrow donor and not enough has been done to educate people about the benefits of donation.

It’s a fantastic and crucial achievement that Adrian has enlisted the support of Gordon Brown, Alan Johnson and Ed Balls. Adrian has shown great courage throughout his illness, and this campaign epitomises Adrian’s fighting spirit and determination to help others have a chance of life.

The Anthony Nolan Trust is currently searching to find bone marrow donors for 16,000 patients worldwide. People waiting for a bone marrow donor have few other options, if any so we urge more young people to find out what’s involved.

LOG on to Adrian’s blog – www.baldyblog.freshblogs.co.uk

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Now that the football season is over for the time being we are looking to replace the St Mirren news feed at the bottom of the main paisley.org.uk webpage whilst the team take a break.

Are you a budding journalist or do you have possibly a weekly story to talk about our town, or have a blog that talks about all things positive in our town (note the word positive) so that it could fill the void left by the St Mirren latest news? If you do then please get in touch and we shall discuss what we can do next..

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Apologies about the time paisley.org.uk was offline this was due to 1and1.co.uk our server people being inefficient at their job and not listening to their customers, if anyone is thinking about hosting with 1and1.co.uk think twice they are useless and are only interested in the big fish not local community websites which they dont care about.

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This is an email from one of our volunteers to the Paisley website Mhairi Heron, please take the time to visit the page and donate to a very worthy cause.

Hello,

I’m taking part in Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK and would really welcome your support.

Please take a moment to sponsor me. It’s really easy – you can donate online by credit or debit card at the following address:
http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/mhairiheron

All donations are secure and sent electronically to Cancer Research UK. If you are a UK taxpayer, Cancer Research’s partner Justgiving will  automatically reclaim 28% Gift Aid on your donation at no cost to you – making it worth even more.

Please join me in supporting Race for Life and a fabulous cause!

Thanks and best wishes,
Mhairi

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Hi,
I am trying to find a possible relative of mine, I hope you can help.

Her maiden name is Isabella Ross Wilson and would be 86 years old now. She used to work for a Dr. J.H. Allen in Milton House, Love Street, Paisley.

I would appreciate any information about her or any relatives she might have. Sandy..

Please email the website using the contact page on the main website found here www.paisley.org.uk/contact.php