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Barrhead’s Greenhouse Cafe impresses Secretary of State

Barrhead’s Greenhouse Café has been given the ‘thumbs up’ by UK Government Secretary of State Esther McVey, who visited the facility with East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton.

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Cllr Tony Buchanan (right) has hit back at criticism of East Renfrewshire's council tax levels by Maurice Golden MSP.

East Renfrewshire Council leader blasts MSP in council tax row

East Renfrewshire Council’s leader has hit back over claims that council tax is a postcode lottery in Scotland.

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The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

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Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

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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Education Secretary 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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