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Labour announce East Ren candidates for May elections.

The labour group in East Renfrewshire have now announced their candidates for the May 4 elections.

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A meeting has been planned to discuss availability of accessible taxis

Disability access meeting

A public meeting is being held to get residents’ views on increasing the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles in East Renfrewshire.

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East Ren SNP Candidates - Back row L  R: Colm Merrick, Cllr Tommy Reilly, Cllr Tony Buchanan, Annette Ireland Front row L  R: Caroline Bamforth, Angela Convery

SNP group announce local candidates standing for election

The SNP in East Renfrewshire have today (Wednesday, March 22) announced their candidates for the forthcoming local authority elections, which take place on May 4.

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Conservative candidates for ERC May elections - (left to right): Paul Aitken, Andrea Gee, Stewart Miller, Barbara Grant, Gordon Wallace, Charlie Gilbert, Andrew Morrison.

Conservatives say, if elected, they will be local community champions.

East Renfrewshire Conservatives have selected a team of candidates for the forthcoming local government elections, and are presenting local residents with an opportunity to elect a ‘fresh start’ at East Renfrewshire Council.

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Cllr Jim Fletcher, East Ren Council signs up at the launch of City Deal.

City Deal launch is great news for East Ren

The eight Glasgow City Region councils have launched an ambitious joint economic action plan, kick-starting an unprecedented long-term collaboration on jobs, skills and inclusive growth.

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Kirsten Oswald MP

MP says peace has to come before arms.

Kirsten Oswald MP, SNP spokesperson on armed forces, has said the UK government needs to take a ‘long hard look‘ at the way it is dealing with the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and that it should put ‘peace deals ahead of arms deals.’

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Artists impressions of new Arthurlie Family Centre, Barrhead

First pictures of family centre revealed

Artist’s impressions of the new Arthurlie Family Centre in Barrhead have been released, giving residents a first glimpse of what the £5.3m facility will look like.

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Investing in homes in East Renfrewshire is welcomed say residents.

Single largest housing investment in a decade

A £32million investment into social housing across the East Renfrewshire Council area has been agreed - and it’s a very welcome addition say many.

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Money is available for groups.

East Ren groups slow on uptake

Organisations and groups in East Renfrewshire have been slow to apply for funds sitting in a £2m pot.

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Cass McGregor speaks out on Govanhill housing troubles.

Housing policy slammed

In a hard hitting campaign video, Green candidate for Southside Central Cass MacGregor has hit out at the poor quality of housing in the Govanhill area.

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‘Homeless’ councillor is axed by his own party

‘Homeless’ councillor is axed by his own party

A councillor who has come under fire recently over allegations he is being housed in a homeless flat by ERC, has been dumped by the SNP.

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Claims have been made mismanagement has caused cancelled operations.

Over a thousand ops cancelled last year

Over a thousand operations were cancelled in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde last year because hospitals could not cope with demand.

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Scottish Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw

Jackson’s surgery tour is designed to help Eastwood residents

Jackson Carlaw MSP will be holding a surgery tour on 15 February 2017 across the Eastwood constituency.

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Kezia Dugdale joins local campaign to stop closures of jobcentres. L-R: Johann Lamont MSP, Kezia Dugdale MSP, Steven Livingston, Cllr Archie Graham.

Labour leader joins Jobcentre closure campaign

The local campaign to save Langside Job Centre from closure received a boost this week as Kezia Dugdale, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, joined local council candidate Steven Livingston, Councillor Archie Graham and local campaigners in Langside to rally support against the closure.

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Bonnyton House deal is up in the air with local elections looming in May.

Bonnyton House deal creates funding gap

The failed sale of Bonnyton House has forced East Ren Council into allocating £425,000 in the budget to prop up the Health & Social Care Partnership.

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East Renfrewshire Council balances the books - but at what cost?

Council balances the books - but at what cost?

East Renfrewshire Council have agreed the budget for 2017/18 at a meeting last week with councillors announcing a £4.1m programme of key investments following the windfall of £2.546m from the Scottish Government.

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Cllr Soryia Siddique

Bringing the local community together

Glasgow City Council brought together small community organisations in a bid to help them to strengthen their capacity and increase fundraising capability.

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East Renfrewshire Council have balanced their books for 2017/18 budget.

Council announces a £4.1m package of goodies in budget - along with a three per cent council tax increase

East Renfrewshire residents are set to benefit from a new budget agreed today (Thursday, February 9) which protects frontline services and jobs.

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Cllr. Vincent Waters accused The Extra of acting illegally.

Councillor in hot waters

A councillor who The Extra revealed last week was claiming to be homeless may now be the subject of a complaint to the Scottish Housing regulator.

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