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12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!

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Past picture

Past picture

From March 1992 South Ayrshire riders were second and third in the main ring double accumulator 128cms.

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5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

When the Conservatives won a majority in 2015’s general election, a petition which originated during the Scottish referendum campaign, gained a new lease of life.

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Beth Blain and Liz Copeland both members of Barr Quilters explain and demonstrate the art.

Needle felting at the flower club

Girvan and District Flower Club’s Annual Friends & Family Night took place in Girvan Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd February and was in the form of a “Needle Felting Demonstration”.

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Thought for the week with Rev Ian McLachlan

Thought for the week with Rev Ian McLachlan

Life is very much about making decision about what our priorities are. Is one of our priorities to obey God? Is another to look after our families?

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Tom Copeland, Co-op Engagement Advisor with Yvonne Jack, SWI President

Special fairtrade treat for SWI members

Upper Stinchar SWI members are now very well-informed on the Fairtrade Foundation, after an informative talk from Tom Copeland, Co-op Engagement Advisor.

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Past picture: School pancake race

Past picture: School pancake race

Pictured in February 1992 they’re off and running at Sacred Heart Primary School in Girvan in the school pancake race with Simon Long in the lead from Nicola Collie, Hollie McGee and Stephen Murphy.

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Christine with manager Alastair Travers.

Maybole’s Christine wins Co-op ‘show you care’ award

Congratulations to Maybole woman Christine McNeish on her success in the Co-op’s Pioneer awards.

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Black dogs are usually the last to be chosen for rehoming so the SWIs expert knitters are coming to the rescue....knitting colourful coats for dark dogs to wear.

SWI to the rescue of homeless dogs

Homeless dogs in an Ayrshire rescue centre are being discriminated against because of the colour of their fur - but now an army of knitters from The Scottish Women’s Institutes has stepped in to help the pooches find their forever homes by creating colourful woollen overcoats.

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Tim Stone (centre) receiving a cheque from Ayrshire Housing Board members Georgina Dawson and Sandy Paton.

Support for worthy causes

Ayrshire Housing always supports worthy causes at this time of year. This year £2,000 was shared between Care and Share, Cash for Kids – Ayrshire, the Salvation Army and the South Ayrshire Foodbank. All were chosen for the good work they do helping those facing homelessness or financial pressures. In addition, £500 was gifted to Girvan Primary School’s fund in recognition of their pupils contribution to Ayrshire Housing’s seasonal card.

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Pictured are Elizabeth McCrindle,  Jim Stevens, Gary McGarvie, Hugh Paterson and Ian McClymont

Friends’ lifeboat donation

Representatives from local group “Hugh and Friends” visited the lifeboat station in Girvan recently to present a donation of £500.

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“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

New BBC Scotland channel a “shift in the right direction”

Scotland’s new BBC television channel is a welcome step in the right direction, but must be properly resourced, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said today.

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B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings.

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Past picture: The Ailsa Craig Hotel B darts team

Past picture: The Ailsa Craig Hotel B darts team

The arrows were flying in February 1992 and the Ailsa Craig Hotel B darts team were right on target.

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Experts had warned of a 9 per cent rise in the cost of Prosecco.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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Thought for the week with Rev. Ian McLachlan

Thought for the week with Rev. Ian McLachlan

Just recently there seems to have been quite a few Awards Ceremonies. Last Sunday BAFTA’s film awards were televised as were before that the BAFTA TV awards.

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Could the nokia 3310 be making a comeback?

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

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Video: Distillery cat was just ‘feline’ like a holiday!

The well-loved cat of one of Scotland’s most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently.

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Learning to prepare food at the Carrick Centre

Local groups benefit from council trust

Groups in Maybole and Girvan have benefitted from the South Ayrshire Charitable Trust.

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