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Call to complete hearing survey

A campaigning charity is urging Girvan residents who are Deaf or have hearing loss to complete a survey about their experiences of accessing hospital, health centre and GP services.

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Keep chimneys in check warning

Keep chimneys in check warning

As temperatures drop and the colder months approach, homeowners in Scotland are being warned to keep their chimneys in check to prevent a house fire.

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Retailers slammed for selling ‘sickening’ Hallowe’en costumes

Retailers slammed for selling ‘sickening’ Hallowe’en costumes

Parents have slammed retailers for selling a sickening ‘Burnt Zombie Child’ Hallowe’en costume for young children in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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The LGBT rainbow flag.

Council to fly rainbow flag

Councillors in South Ayrshire have unanimously agreed a motion to fly the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) – or rainbow – flag at its headquarters during LGBTI history month each February.

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Pictured are The Age Concern Team; Margaret Davidson, Robert Laird, Catherine Kinlan, Alice McCleary, Betty Weir, Mary Corbey, Tricia Watts and Kerr McDowell with the President of Girvan Rotary.

Rotary club pay a visit to Age Concern

The Rotary Club of Girvan has just made a visit to Age Concern Girvan who operate from Duff Street in the town.

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1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

Almost a quarter (23%) of UK workers – around seven million people – say they would only take time off work if they were hospitalised and had no other choice.

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Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

A worrying list of bizarre 999 calls from timewasters includes reports of a ‘confused’ horse and a complaint about too much sweetcorn on a pizza.

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John Andrew (Girvan Rotary President) with Findlay Mills (vote of thanks) and Paul Dickie of HMP Kilmarnock.

Prison talk for Girvan Rotary club members

Paul Dickie of HMP Kilmarnock gave a talk to Girvan Rotary Club about the workings of one of the local prisons at their weekly meeting in the Royal Hotel Girvan.

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Scotlands woodlands are ideal places for recharging batteries and increasing exercise levels.

Green spaces good for health

Scotland’s woodlands are the ideal places to help improve health and well-being as autumn continues and winter approaches, according to Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).

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Pictured left to right are Margaret McDowell, President, Andy Martin, MAF and Ruth Wallace, International Chairwoman.

Inner Wheel club give a welcome to aviation fellowship speaker

Like Girvan Rotary, The Inner Wheel Club of Girvan welcomed Andy Martin, Community Manager of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) to be our guest speaker recently.

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When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

It might seem that summer’s only just ended, but we’re already in autumn.

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Past picture: Jazzing it up

Past picture: Jazzing it up

Pictured above are musicians parading through Girvan during the town’s annual jazz festival in October 1992.

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Something to Think About

Something to Think About

How important are your friends to you? And how would you differentiate between someone whom you might call a ‘friend’ compared to someone that you would call ‘an acquaintance?’

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Past picture: 
Local artists

Past picture: Local artists

Pictured in 1992 are local artists Julie coltart, Martin Berwick, Ian Mackenzie and Ian Challis with potter Winifred Wright.

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The T-Club members at Turnberry.

T-Club celebrate 10th anniversary

Maidens T-Club are pictured celebrating their 10th Anniversary at Trump Turnberry Hotel on 10th October.

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From October 15 the existing 1 coins will no longer be legal tender but can be given to charity or handed into banks or Post Offices.

Old pound coins – Lidl and M&S WON’T accept them from Sunday but Tesco confirm an extra week

Lidl and Marks and Spencer have all confirmed that the old pound coins will not be accepted in stores as of midnight on Sunday, October 15.

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Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

If you’re prone to hangover hell every time the bubbly is popped Lidl have answered your prayers with a prosecco that’s allegedly hangover free.

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Apple releases Saltire emoji

Apple releases Saltire emoji

Apple has released a new set of emojis - which includes Scotland’s Saltire flag - as part of the technology giant’s latest software update.

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Andrew Wakelin of SIG Roofing with the Balkenna Tea Room team at last year's awards.

Cafe is regional winner

Balkenna Tea Room has been voted Britain’s Best Cafe in the South Scotland region in the national competition organised by SIG Roofing by receiving the most public votes in the area.

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New poll reveals the nation's favourite penny sweet.

Revealed: the nation’s all-time favourite penny sweet

Penny sweets have always been a favourite amongst kids, and now a new survey has revealed the nation’s all-time favourite penny chew to be Black Jacks.

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