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Local talent continues to thrive in Renfrewshire

Paisley International Tango Festival 2018-2

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 […]

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Renfrewshire Food Bank launches donations appeal after introduction of Universal Credit

Elizabeth Alexander and Councillor John Shaw

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!

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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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Start-Up Street will help Renfrewshire businesses grow

Chloe Wright

A new project in Paisley will support start-up businesses looking to make the leap into their first commercial premises. The town’s George Street will become Start-Up Street as vacant Renfrewshire Council-owned units are adapted into a range of low-cost, high-quality digitally-connected workspaces for up to 20 businesses. It follows a survey of new and early-stage […]

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Schools go head to head!

Winners Fordbank Flames

Six schools from Renfrewshire and one from East Renfrewshire took part in the annual Intergenerational Quiz last week, organised by Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership. The event, held at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley, sees a team from each school matched up with a group of older people to go head to head […]