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Nominations wanted for new community council

Residents who are passionate about their local area are being urged to get involved in the new Eaglesham and Waterfoot Community Council.

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Paul Masterton has won the East Renfrewshire seat from the SNP.

It’s a win for the Conservatives Paul Masterton - and a resounding one at that!

It’s all over bar the greetin’ in East Renfrewshire with the predictions for an SNP win being blasted out of the park by the Conservatives.

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Maidenhill development granted go-ahead

Fury erupts over council’s decision to grant consent to Maidenhill developers

A hugely controversial housing development for Maidenhill on the outskirts of Newton Mearns, was given the go ahead by East Renfrewshire Council’s planning committee last week, and has led to vociferous criticism.

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Lord Darling says No to ‘progressive alliance’

Lord Darling says No to ‘progressive alliance’

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has dismissed the idea of a progressive SNP-Labour alliance against the Tories after June 8 as “absolute nonsense”.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Flooding on the southside has been an ever-present problem

Insurance costs rise six-fold

A Crookfur resident has slammed East Ren Council claiming their failures and duty of care to residents has caused massive insurance rises.

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Residents are reminded to use an X when voting in the June 8 poll.

Make it an ‘X’ in June 8 election

Residents who are eligible to vote in next month’s General Election are reminded to use an ‘X’ to cast their vote.

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Dorian Drive residents are concerned their street will become a 'free for all' parking nightmare.

Residents in plea to council over parking

The residents of Dorian Drive in Clarkston are imploring East Renfrewshire Council not to lift the current parking restrictions in their street.

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Concerns have been raised over noise from windfarm.

Report says turbines exceed noise limits

Residents in Uplawmoor and Neilston have received a report confirming noise levels from nearby wind turbines regularly exceed permitted noise levels.

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The reasons why we carry political advertising

The reasons why we carry political advertising

This week The Glasgow Extra is carrying an advertisement wrap for the Conservative party.

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Jackson Carlaw MSP

Council must suspend consideration of Maidenhill planning application says MSP

Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw, has called for East Renfrewshire Council’s Planning Committee to suspend all consideration of the Maidenhill planning application following “the very legitimate concerns” of residents and the “ministerial intervention” of the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP.

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Glasgow City Council lose court hearing

Court of Session judgment paves the way for equal pay justice in Glasgow City Council

Thousands of low paid women will now be able to proceed with their equal pay claims against Glasgow City Council (GCC) after an attempt by the council to avoid pay-outs was kicked out by the Court of Session this morning (Tuesday, May 30).

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SNP group leader Councillor Tony Buchanan will head up East Ren Council as leader

East Renfrewshire Council announce who’s who in the new administration, but not everyone’s happy

East Renfrewshire Council met this week for the first time since the election and have managed to thrash out who will take the top jobs and committee convenor posts.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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East Renfrewshire Council HQ building

Will the SNP take the lead in coalition deal?

East Renfrewshire could be set to announce its first ever SNP-led administration – but one heavily outnumbered by councillors determined to defeat it.

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Tory councillors pictured with Jackson Carlaw and Maurice Golden

Who will form the new administration?

It was a resounding win for the Conservatives in East Renfrewshire, where the party elected a councillor in Barrhead for the first time in more than 20 years.

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There's sure to be some closed door meetings going on to determine who will form the administration.

Tories win majority of council seats in East Renfrewshire election

The Conservatives have comfortably left Labour and the SNP trailing in their wake as the main political party in East Renfrewshire following last week’s elections.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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Don't forget to vote in the local elections on May 4

Don’t waste your vote, this is your opportunity to choose who you think will work best

Finally, after all the electioneering of the past six weeks, the day has arrived for you to cast your vote in the East Renfrewshire Council elections.

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