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Terminus for Shieldhall Tunnel after 15-month dig

It’s five times longer than the Clyde Tunnel and runs all the way from Craigton to Queen’s Park, via Bellahouston and Pollok parks.

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Modern plastic bins will replace the old galvanised models

New backcourt bins to roll out across the city

A £6.5 million investment programme to replace old galvanised metal bins from backcourts across Glasgow got underway this week.

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Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Tropical Storm Ophelia is set to hit parts of Scotland today, with travel operators warning of disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

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L-R Scott Fraser, Scottish Waters Scottish Waters corporate affairs regional manager; Bruce Ritchie, head of business operations and visitor experience at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; Abi Walker waste water treatment modern apprentice.

Launch of new 3P’s campaign

Scottish Water has teamed up with Edinburgh’s famous penguins to raise public awareness of its new 3P’s campaign and prevent toilet and sewer blockages.

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Tracer dye being placed into the Capelrig Burn.

Anger over continuing ‘poo’llution at park!

A protest group has called on East Renfrewshire Council and Scottish Water to stop passing the buck and deal with the issues that matter.

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Nightingale Pavilions artists impression

Sanctuary submits plans for former hospital site

Sanctuary Homes has submitted its masterplan, planning application and listed building application to redevelop the former site of Glasgow’s Victoria Infirmary.

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Linda McLean of Mactaggart & Mickel Homes with TREE volunteers

Funding boost for volunteer group

Eaglesham-based volunteer group TREE (The Regeneration of Eaglesham’s Environment) has received a donation of £1000 from family housebuilder Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund.

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Reader James Cameron sent in this image of an unknown white bird

Do you recognise this bird?

Have you by any chance noticed this unusual bird flying around your area?

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Final push forward for Govanhill Baths

Final push forward for Govanhill Baths

After 17 years of campaigning, the people of Govanhill are entering the final phase to redevelop their Edwardian bathhouse and swimming pools.

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VIDEO: Family stunned after huge block of ice fell from the sky and crashed into their back garden

A large block of ice fell from the sky and crashed into a stunned Renfrewshire family’s back garden, leaving a massive crater.

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The former Braidbar Quarry is a problem which would cost millions to fix - and no formal plan has yet emerged.

Residents quizzed on Giffnock danger site

East Ren’s Conservative MP and MSP have launched a local survey to find what people think about a mystery plan for problem site Braidbar Quarry.

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Sewer misery continues in Newton Mearns

Sewer misery continues in Newton Mearns

The sewer system in Newton Mearns has brought further misery to residents with roads and pavements filled with waste during heavy rain showers.

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Broom Park being enjoyed by the community

Parks future may be in the balance but councillor remains tight-lipped

A new storm is brewing over the potential loss of a well-loved and much-used Newton Mearns greenspace to more housing.

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Graffiti at Overlee Pavilion, Stamperland

Councillor takes direct action to prevent bullying - and is accused of ‘grandstanding!’

Independent councillor for ward four, David MacDonald has taken direct action to try and prevent bullying.

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The Shieldhall Tunnel works will require to have a venting stack located in Queens Park.

Scottish Water under fire over sewer vent

Concerns have been raised over a planning application lodged with Glasgow City Council by Scottish Water.

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Gardeners should look out for an impressive autumnal emergence of species such as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the coming weeks.

Can autumn offer a butterfly boost?

Gardeners are being asked to look out for butterflies this autumn after species struggled during the cold and wet summer holiday season.

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Haugh Park in Fife was among the 2017 Scottish award winners. Pic: Katrina Johnstone.

Vote for your favourite Scottish park

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite Scottish Green Flag Award park as part of a UK-wide competition.

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Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging people to recycle more. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Businesses urged to be ‘Waste Warriors’

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on local authorities, businesses and organisations to sign up and join its Recycle Week army of ambassadors in a bid to get people to recycle more.

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Whitecraigs Bowling Club members are set to cash in with sale of clubhouse and land.

Fury erupts over sale of bowling club for £1m

There has been a furious reaction to the news that Whitecraigs Bowling Club has been sold to Mactaggart and Mickel for £1m despite vociferous local objection.

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