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Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

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Armed Forces Day event could be scrapped

Armed Forces Day faces the axe

Eastwood’s MP and MSP have called on council chiefs to rethink scrapping the area’s annual summer Armed Forces Day as part of budget cuts.

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Blocked lane leads to planning error allegation

Claim of planning error by ERC

A Clarkston resident is battling with East Renfrewshire Council to put right what he claims is their planning mistake.

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ERC - Where our money comes from and how it is spent

Council tax to increase by three per cent for three years and a possible loss of up to 300 jobs may be on the cards at East Renfrewshire.

There are concerns that up to 300 jobs could be at risk in East Renfrewshire Council following their budget announcement last week.

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Tracer dye being placed into the Capelrig Burn.

Anger over continuing ‘poo’llution at park!

A protest group has called on East Renfrewshire Council and Scottish Water to stop passing the buck and deal with the issues that matter.

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Bonnyton House has failed to sell again.

So, what next for Bonnyton?

The debacle that has become Bonnyton House Care Home rumbles on unabated as yet another closing date passes without a buyer.

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Nursery provision in East Ren is set to increase.

Nursery provision in East Ren is set to increase

Plans to invest £44 million to build 12 new nursery facilities and create more than 200 jobs over the next seven years have been set out by East Renfrewshire Council.

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Paul Masterton MP

Local groups urged to apply for postcode funding

MP Paul Masterton has urged charities and community groups to consider applying for a share of over £4 million of funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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Cllr Danny Devlin launches the Homseeker Consultation

Council house consultation

East Renfrewshire Council is proposing changing the way it allocates its homes to give residents more choice and simplify the process.

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Broom Park being enjoyed by the community

Parks future may be in the balance but councillor remains tight-lipped

A new storm is brewing over the potential loss of a well-loved and much-used Newton Mearns greenspace to more housing.

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Graffiti at Overlee Pavilion, Stamperland

Councillor takes direct action to prevent bullying - and is accused of ‘grandstanding!’

Independent councillor for ward four, David MacDonald has taken direct action to try and prevent bullying.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Have your say on 
a fairer East Ren

Have your say on a fairer East Ren

Views are being sought on how East Refrewshire Council can deliver its four key priorities in order to create a fairer East Ren.

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MP condemns move to axe Jobcentres

MP condemns move to axe Jobcentres

Glasgow South MP Stewart McDonald has joined the Church of Scotland in condemning the axing of Langside and other Jobcentres.

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Paul Masterton MP for East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire’s new MP makes his Westminster debut

Opponents of the Conservatives can no longer joke about “the last Panda”, says newly-elected East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton.

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Nominations wanted for new community council

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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