Broom Park spruced up

Broom Park, which is under threat from development, as East Renfrewshire Council proposes to develop 60 flats and retail units was given a make-over recently.

A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

Much of Scotland is expected to enjoy unseasonally warm weather

Scotland looks forward to wave of warm weather

A blast of Caribbean hot air could push Scottish temperatures over that of Menorca, Majorca and Sardinia next week.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

The Trusts specialized research yacht Silurian with Common Dolphins.

Survey records highest number of dolphin species

Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its marine research expeditions in 2016.

Braidbar Quarry. ERC forced to divulge who developer was.

Braidbar developer is outed by FOI enquiry

The “secret” company that wants to build homes on the controversial Braidbar Quarry in Giffnock has been forced into the open.

ERC are to buy up to 10 new homes.

Council add to housing stock with £900,000 spend

East Renfrewshire Council are to spend £900,000 on buying up houses to supplement their dwindling stock.

Grandfather slips on ice and dies in front of grandkids

Grandfather slips on ice and dies in front of grandkids

A 70-year-old grandfather of two has died after suffering a fatal fall on ice outside Saint Thomas’ Primary School in Neilston.

Artists impression following regeneration work.

Town centre work to get underway soon

Work to improve Clarkston town centre, including upgrading the pedestrian access around the train station, library and Clarkston Halls, is set to start soon.

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First Bus come under fire again over the number four service.

Petition to reinstate No4

The Crookfur, Greenfarm & Mearns Village Community Council is continuing its efforts to persuade First Bus to restore the original route taken by the number four bus.

Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.

Scottish fracking consultation begins

A public consultation on whether or not to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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Steven Livingston welcomes developers consultation dates for the Victoria Infirmary

Consultation on old Victoria Infirmary site is welcomed

The developers of the old Victoria Infirmary site on the southside have announced a series of consultation dates.

The rural idyll of Waterfoot may be drawing to a close if developers obtain planning permission for a council earmarked site.

Waterfoot earmarked for homes

Despite vociferous arguments over proposed plans by the Baird family in Waterfoot for a housing development, East Ren Council has flagged the areas suitability.

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Help shape the future of Shawwood

Help shape the future of Shawwood

A community drop in session is planned to give locals an opportunity to view plans, provide feedback and find out how to get involved in shaping Shawwood Greenspace for the future.

Langside Avenue bus stop location

Bus stop removal angers residents

The removal of a well-used bus stop on Langside Avenue has angered residents so much, that they’ve created a petition.

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing.

Appointment of Agriculture Champions announced

The Scottish Government has appointed four Agriculture Champions to advise on the development of a strategy for the sector.

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Protestors pictured last year at the location of the proposed development.

Bowling club is saved – but for how long?

A planned development for the leafy Whitecraigs area which would have bulldozed a historic building has been thwarted by local objectors.

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