Latest News From Johnstone

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Putting the fizz into Christmas

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REVELLERS can put the fizz into their Christmas party night with a special offer from Renfrewshire Leisure. A special ‘Four 4 Fizz’ ticket deal is being offered for a fabulous Christmas Party Night featuring tribute band, Could It Be Take That, being held from 7pm to 1am, on Friday, December 21 at Johnstone Town Hall. […]

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Brave pupils aim to improve bereavement support

Gryffe High School

Students from Gryffe High School are attempting to raise awareness of the issues facing young people who have lost a parent or loved one by sharing their own experiences, and pioneering a new approach to bereavement support in school. In a collaboration between the Children and Young People’s Service at St. Vincent’s Hospice and Gryffe […]

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Extra food bank funds agreed after introduction of Universal Credit

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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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Hundreds march to raise awareness of domestic abuse

Campaigners marched through Paisley on Tuesday 27 November to mark the beginning of Renfrewshire’s 16 Days of Action campaign, which aims to eliminate violence and sexual abuse towards women. The Reclaim the Night march left from the University of the West of Scotland and marched to Dunn Square where Renfrewshire’s Provost, Lorraine Cameron led a […]

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Festive fun comes to Johnstone

Johnstone Christmas Lights 2018

Thousands descended on Johnstone town centre to mark the start of the festive season this weekend at the annual Christmas Lights Switch On. The Pulse FM DJs hosted a main stage in Houstoun Square packed with young up-and-coming talent who helped get everyone in the festive mood. Youngsters in attendance were spoilt for choice with […]

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Thorn Primary School take the 30 for 30 challenge!

Thorn Primary School

Pupils and teachers from Thorn Primary School in Johnstone have taken part in a “30 Challenge” for St. Vincent’s Hospice as part of their 30th Anniversary celebrations, raising an incredible £1,664.50. Primary 7 classes, teachers and staff each committed to walk, jog or run for 30 minutes every day for 30 days straight. Regardless of weather […]