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Suport for teenage mental health charity

An Ayrshire charity that helps teenagers struggling with mental health issues has received a £5000 donation from South Ayrshire Council.

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We Hae Meats Carlyn and Alex Paton.

Butcher beefs up ALDI deal

Girvan-based butchery business We Hae Meat, has just increased its £2 million supply contract with ALDI by £600,000, by adding ‘skinny’ lorne sausage to its meat range.

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Warrant Officer Iain Cunningham received his MBE at Buckingham Palace.

MBE for Girvan born RN officer

Former Girvan man, Iain Cunningham was at Buckingham Palace last week to receive the MBE from HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Brian Whittle MSP with A77 Action Group Members and Finlay Carson MSP in the Scottish Parliament.

A77 action group takes their case to Scottish Parliament

The A77 Action Group and South Scotland MSP Brian Whittle took their message - that it’s time to get serious about upgrading the road network in south west Scotland - to the Scottish Parliament last week.

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Tracked rail transposer in action with McCulloch Rail personnel  Bob Agnew, Billy Jordan, John McConnell and Dale Mitchell with Andy Arnot  Michael McMaster and Jack Bishop (Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group).

Joint effort to salvage colliery tracks for railway centre

Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group has been able to recover lines and three track points from the old Minnivey Colliery site before the area is cleared and landscaped, thanks to the free help of a local rail company and a transport company.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

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Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

With chocolate advent calendars becoming the norm, a couple of dozen sample-size products are now the ideal way to get us in the Christmas spirit.

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Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

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The Quay Zone theatre was transformed for the event.

Quay Zone folk night for St Andrew’s Day

“Barnaby Rudge” by Charles Dickens was the latest first for The Quay Zone in Girvan, and there’s more to come for the venue.

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Girvan gents prize winners with their trophies.

Prizewinners night in Girvan

Last Saturday night was an important night for Girvan Golf Club as it was the night they presented all the prize winners with their trophies.

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Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

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38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

With big corporations such as HSBC and Virgin actively encouraging their employees to work from home, a new survey has found that 38% of Scots spend their remote working hours doing personal tasks.

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Do you know someone who fits the bill?

Nominate an ‘Unexpected Star’ for new Michael McIntyre TV series

A new BBC show hosted by Michael McIntyre is looking for new talent - but the nominees can’t find out…

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Shanna.

Shanna set to take music world by storm

Ayrshire based singer-songwriter Shanna, is taking the UK Music Scene by storm with her debut single ‘Survivors’, released on Sun Turtle Records.

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The Loch Ryan Port in Cairnryan.

Port concern at road closures

Ferry operator Stena Line say ongoing roadworks and disruption on the A77 and A75 trunk roads is now ‘debilitating’ to its port operations.

Transport
Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit to try and win £1500 for their school.

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Bill Grant MP.

Chemo treatment should remain at Ayr

The campaign to keep a life-saving chemotherapy unit at Ayr Hospital is being backed by Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MP Bill Grant.

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