CALA Homes under fire from residents

Last week The Extra told how CALA Homes had been served with an enforcement notice by East Renfrewshire Council.

This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

Braidbar Quarry. Any development plans may be stopped by contamination fears.

Contamination may halt plans

A survey by the potential developer of Braidbar Quarry, Advance Construction (Scotland) Ltd shows heavy metal contamination.

Wheel washers like these are designed to keep roads clear for mud and debris

CALA accused of disregard for safety

Home builders have come under fire from an Extra reader who claims they are ignoring safety at a site in Newton Mearns.

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The handrail will be welcomed by many elderly and infirm residents in Broom Park

Every little step can lead to huge changes

A new hand rail has been installed en route to the shops in Newton Mearns.

KIds are grateful to CALA for the donation.

Pupils get busy in the garden

Green-fingered pupils at Crookfur Nursery School have been given a helping hand from CALA Homes.

Entrance to the former dye works, the site of illegal waste tip and fly infestation

Residents breathe a sigh of relief

Residents angered over a fly infestation in Newton Mearns are delighted to learn that work has now started to remove the waste material.

Langside Drive on the southside will remain closed for the foreseeable future

Langside Road to remain closed!

A councillor has been trying to placate her constituents as news that Langside Road is to remain closed due to overrunning work became public knowledge.

Atlantic puffin.

Iconic Scottish bird species are under threat

Two of Scotland’s most loved species, curlew and puffin, have joined the growing list of threatened bird species, according to a new report.

Paul Drury standing for local council elections

Is Huntly Park a done deal in development bid?

Fears are rife in the southside community of Giffnock that not only is Braidbar Quarry to be redeveloped, but Huntly Park may become part of the deal!

Tinto Primary kids helped replenish brown trout stock

Tinto make a splash in the Clyde

Schoolchildren are playing their part in a renowned ecology programme which sees them raise brown trout from eggs.

Some Govanhill landlords have been blamed for overcrowding  leading to flytipping.

Dodgy landlords in Govanhill have been barred following a council investigation

Four Govanhill landlords have been barred from the Landlord Register following decisions by Glasgow City Council’s Licensing and Regulatory Committee.

Pollokshields Primary gain their first Eco Flag.

Green flag flies high at Pollokshields Primary School

The pupils at Pollokshields Primary have been working exceptionally hard in their efforts to be awarded an Eco Flag.

Development plans will be on display at newly scheduled meetings.

Victoria Infirmary consultation process is to be extended to allow more feedback to be received

Local residents will be given more time to share their thoughts on the development of the former Victoria Infirmary site on the southside.

The police are warning people to be careful in the snow.

Drivers reminded to take care in the snow

The police are warning people to take extra care on the roads today after snow fall overnight.

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

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

Slip closures and layout changes on M8 as phased opening of new roads starts

Slip closures and layout changes on M8 as phased opening of new roads starts

Southside winner of Earth Hour competition with Jackson Carlaw.

Rumaisa wins exclusive WWF prize

A young woman from Netherlee has won an exclusive Earth Hour experience, thanks to a partnership between YoungScot and environmental charity WWF Scotland.

A turbine similar to this lost a nose cone recently.

Wind turbine at Whiteleehill farm loses a nose cone

A turbine within the extension (Whiteleehill Farm area) lost its nose cone last week.

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