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Renfrewshire Council Leader pays tribute to our blue light services

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The work of the emergency services has been praised by Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson as they continue to operate throughout the festive period. While many places close or offer a reduced service during the festive period, our Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and NHS staff continued to serve Renfrewshire at full capacity. The festivities […]

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Plan your journeys in advance this Hogmanay

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As the bells get set to toll to bring in another year, revellers are being advised to plan ahead and book their taxi home in advance if they’re heading out on Hogmanay. Renfrewshire Council and Police Scotland have joined forces to give passengers some important safety tips as the New Year celebrations get set to […]

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A day in the life of a Renfrewshire gritter driver

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Snow is falling outside; the presents are wrapped under the tree and a family favourite is just about to begin on tv – then the phone rings. While many of us may get to experience that stereotypical cosy night in at Christmas, for workers on the frontline they could be called out at any minute. […]

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Residents urged to seek debt advice before January bills come in

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People who are worried about post-Christmas debt are being urged to get help now before their bills start arriving in January. At least a third of all families will have spent more money than they can afford at Christmas, leaving many struggling in the New Year. If you are worried about post-Christmas debt, help is […]

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Local talent continues to thrive in Renfrewshire

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Almost 30 projects have been supported in 2018 through Renfrewshire’s Culture, Heritage and Events Fund – including a two-day music festival, a mini Mela and jewellery making classes. The fund was launched in February 2016 to support Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021 and has continued as part of a wider […]

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Think recycling this Christmas

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Residents are being reminded to recycle this Christmas with extra waste expected to be created over the festive period. With gifts being wrapped up and exchanged, residents will find themselves with more paper, cardboard and packaging than normal. All wrapping paper, Christmas cards and cardboard packaging should go into the blue recycling bin, with glass […]