Latest News From Johnstone

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Leading UK company pledges support for local charity

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Barr + Wray, a world leading provider of pool and spa design alongside water engineering, has pledged its support to St. Vincent’s Hospice by becoming headline sponsor for their hugely popular Strictly Come Prancing event this Spring. St. Vincent’s Hospice’s award nominated event Strictly Come Prancing is now in its eighth year and will take […]

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Say ‘I do’ to wedding fayre


Planning to get married will be a piece of wedding cake thanks to an event taking place at Johnstone Town Hall. All you need when planning for the big day will be on hand at a Wedding Fayre being staged by Renfrewshire Leisure on Sunday, February 17 between 11am and 3pm. The event will feature […]

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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


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

Renfrewshire Gritters

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


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 […]