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Renfrewshire Food Bank launches donations appeal after introduction of Universal Credit

Renfrewshire Food Bank has issued a plea for donations to help people who are struggling following the introduction of Universal Credit. Universal Credit was introduced in Renfrewshire in September 2018. Administered by the UK Government’s Department of Work and Pensions, the new benefits system replaces Housing Benefit, Income Support, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Income Related […]

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Strictly Come Prancing is coming!

On Friday 15th March, fourteen couples will go head to head for charity, as St. Vincent’s Hospice presents their annual Strictly Come Prancing event at the five star Ingliston Country Club and Hotel. Now in its eighth year, the hugely popular event, based on the Strictly Come Dancing television series, sees duos with little or […]

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Extra food bank funds agreed after introduction of Universal Credit

Renfrewshire Councillors have approved £30,000 funding to Renfrewshire Food Bank to reduce the impact of Universal Credit. The proposals to give the food bank the money over a three year period were agreed at a meeting of the Council’s Leadership Board today (December 5). The funding follows the introduction of Universal Credit in Renfrewshire in […]

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NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD 0 – PAISLEY PIRATES 2

Pirates’ netminder John Russell achieved a 21 save shut out as he helped his club to a narrow, but crucial, win at North Ayr on Saturday. While the game was short in terms of goals, it was not without incident. In a tight opening session, the visitors had the balance of play, but were unable […]

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Johnstone set to get festive this weekend

Johnstone will officially mark the start of the festive season as the Christmas lights in the town are switched on this weekend.   Saturday (1 Dec) will see Houstoun Square transformed in to a winter wonderland with a variety of entertainment to put everyone in the festive spirit. From 12noon, the Pulse FM DJs will […]

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MP TO CHALLENGE DISGRACED HELMS DIRECTOR IN TV DEBATE

Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, is scheduled to go head to head with Robert Skillen, the disgraced director of the now liquidated company HELMS. Skillen and HELMS are accused of miss-selling thousands of solar panels and Energy efficiency adaptations to households across the UK. Shockingly, HELMS operated under the backing of […]