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Residents can have their say on parking proposals at East Renfrewshire Council

East Renfrewshire residents are being asked for their views on proposals for revised parking restrictions in Newton Mearns, Williamwood and Giffnock South.

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Cllr Siddique, pictured centre back, is a great supporter of the Glasgow Mela

Govanhill safety is top priority pledges Soryia

Dr Soryia Siddique (Executive Member for Citizens and Communities) and Southside Central Labour councillor has pledged safety in Govanhill is her priority.

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Indy candidate D'Souza speaks out on Eastwood Swimming Pool

Eastwood Pool set to close?

Suggestions that Eastwood Pool could close have been dismissed, but have still failed to settle local concerns.

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David Jesner, independent council candidate says he will fight on regardless of threats

Jesner says he will fight on regardless of any threat that’s thrown at him!

A furious row has emerged in the East Renfrewshire Council elections following a candidate’s allegation he has been threatened with possible legal action.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Paul Masterton who will fight the East Ren seat for the Conservatives

The Conservative Party in East Renfrewshire have named their candidate to fight the local seat

Paul Masterton was unanimously adopted by Scottish Conservative members to fight the East Renfrewshire seat at last nights meeting of the party (Tuesday, April 25).

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Giffnock Police Station is one being looked at by the review team.

Call to develop an emergency services hub on southside

An independent candidate standing for election in East Renfrewshire’s ward three has called for the development of a new emergency services hub, which would mitigate any proposed closures of local police offices.

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James Hughes 92-year-old war veteran awarded Frances highest honour

WWII war veteran honoured with France’s highest award

A 92-year-old southside war veteran who saw action during the D-Day landings has been given France’s highest honour.

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Kirsten supports better access for disabled employees to the workplace

Being confident about disability

East Renfrewshire employers have been urged to sign up to the Disability Confident Scheme and open up their workforce to disabled people.

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David Jesner is an independent candidate  in the forthcoming local elections

Businessman pledges to stand up for the residents

A local businessman has announced he is standing for election representing Newton Mearns North and Neilston (Ward 2).

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East Renfrewshire Council have caused an uproar issuing the image above, which has led to calls for resignations.

East Renfrewshire Council in hot water over election photograph

It appears, on the face of it, to be a fairly innocuous looking photograph, but looks can be very deceiving - and a picture can tell 1000 words!

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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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East Ren's parlimentarians respond to the announcement of a General Election

East Renfrewshire’s Parliamentary appointees respond to the news of a General Election on June 8

There’s been rumours, denials, more rumours and outright dismissals, but as of 11am this morning the facts are now firmly on the table - we’re in for a General Election come June 8.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Conservative's election leaflet incorrectly names local candidate as Andrew instead of Andrea!

Oops, the benefits of a proofreader can never be underestimated!

The Conservative Party were out and about in East Renfrewshire’s ward four yesterday, Clarkston, Netherlee, Stamperland and Williamwood, promoting their two candidates, Stewart Miller and Andrea Gee.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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David MacDonald is standing as an independent candidate in next months election.

Candidate claims there have been many shortfalls in the local authority

Independent candidate, David MacDonald moved to the area in 2013 along with his wife Alice and their two girls, from a family home in Glasgow. He longed to move out of the congested city and raise his family in an area more conducive to doing just that. He now lives in a conservation area in Busby and says he loves his new found sense of community.

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MSP brands report a whitewash.

Mesh implant report branded a ‘whitewash’

The Scottish Conservatives have described the Scottish Government Report into mesh implants as a “whitewash”.

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Laura and David prospective Green candidates on the campaign trail

The Green Party are fielding two candidates in the East Renfrewshire elections

The Greens are hoping to make history in May by getting the first Green councillors elected in East Renfrewshire.

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Don't forget to register for your vote.

Sign up or lose your council election vote

With Scottish council elections taking place in just three weeks, voters are being urged to make sure they don’t lose the right to vote.

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