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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.

Crime
Paul Drury, who is standing as a candidate in council elections.

Campaigning journalist says ‘enough is enough’ and stands for election to East Renfrewshire Council

A local campaigner says he has been forced to run for office – to protect the last unspoilt part of Giffnock.

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I Bike, Glasgow is aimin g to work across East Renfrewshire schools.

Sustrans Scotland I Bike Officer to help Glasgow pupils travel more actively to school

Pupils in the southside of Glasgow are to get a dedicated officer to help boost the number of children walking and cycling to school, thanks to a partnership between Glasgow City Council and Sustrans Scotland.

Education
Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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The Scottish government has said it was "completely unacceptable" that it was not consulted on plans to close half of Glasgow's job centres.

Job centre closures “could be disastrous”

Calls to spare Glasgow Jobcentres from the axe have been renewed following the British Government’s recent budget.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish people must be given a choice.

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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East Ren backs vote campaign

East Ren backs vote campaign

East Renfrewshire Council is backing a national campaign to encourage young people to register to vote ahead of the Scottish council elections.

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Kirsten Oswald MP is backing the Marie Curie campaign for 2017.

Such a small amount can make huge changes!

Kirsten Oswald MP and Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs have joined forces to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ this March and help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

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Greens respond to lighting Queens Park

Greens respond to lighting Queens Park

Scottish Green Party candidates for Glasgow’s Southside have called for lighting Queens Park to be considered as part of a wider initiative to renew the management plan for the park.

Environment
East Ren school crossing patrollers are just one of the jobs on offer.

East Ren Council to hold recruitment event for urgently needed staff.

A number of jobs will be on offer at a recruitment event next week as East Renfrewshire Council looks for people to take on a range of roles.

Business
More roadworks will bring congestion to southside.  Pic: Archive image

More traffic woes on the way for drivers on the southside

A key link road between Neilston and Uplawmoor will be resurfaced next month, with work to be carried out over seven weeks.

Environment
Concerns are being raised locally after safety fencing is erected at local school.

Fears raised over school wall safety

A southside school has been identified as requiring repairs of walls following inspections by the PFI which owns it.

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East ren's MART with Cllr Ian McAlpine

Residents gain £4.2m boost with help from money experts

Advice experts at East Renfrewshire Council have helped local people bring in more than £4.18m since April last year, in benefits and debt reduction they didn’t know they were entitled to.

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Labour Group candidates standing for May elections

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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