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Hadyard Hill public meetings

SSE submitted an application to Scottish Ministers for consent for a windfarm adjacent to the existing Hadyard Hill Wind Farm, approximately 6km east of Girvan.

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The A75 has designated Euro route status.

UK Government snub to A75 Euro route status

Local MP Richard Arkless has spoken of his outrage following a recent exchange in the House of Commons between himself and the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling.

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The new Quay Zone in Girvan is due to open in spring this year.

19 new jobs at Girvan’s Quay Zone

South Carrick Community Leisure is now recruiting for the first jobs in The Quay Zone – the fantastic new leisure and community facility in Girvan, which is on track to open this spring.

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Maybole High Street.

£3.3 million for Maybole by pass

Funding of over £3 million has been included in the Scottish Government’s draft budget for this year.

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Jeane Freeman MSP

Increase in jobs in tourism

The number of people working in tourism in East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire increased by 17% and 9% respectively in one year, new figures show – with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11 per cent.

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Lachlan Goudie gives a tour of the works.

Goudie Burns paintings on display

For only the second time in their history all of Alexander Goudie’s celebrated Tam o’ Shanter paintings in the South Ayrshire Council collection are on public display.

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Corri Wilson MP

Ayrshire’s four MPs hope to secure £350 million growth deal

Ayrshire’s four MPs met with the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark MP, this week (Monday 9th) to discuss a possible Growth Deal for Ayrshire.

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Ayrshire food standards tip top

Ayrshire food standards tip top

Food Hygiene ratings for South Ayrshire among the best in the country according to a new survey.

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Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.

Andy’s challenge for teenagers

Andy Murray is inviting digital health inventions from teenagers in the south west. The aim is to find breakthroughs in digital health and care and inspire future generation of innovators, Entries open to teenagers aged 14-17 years. For more information visit: www.teentechchallenge.com

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What to do in a power cut - SP Energy issues advice

What to do in a power cut - SP Energy issues advice

With strong winds forecast across much of Scotland this week, SP Energy Networks has issued advice to help people stay safe, informed and connected in the event of a power outage.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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17-07-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. GRANGEMOUTH. Mobile phones. Mobile phone.

4G arrives in Girvan - but could knock out your TV!

New fourth generation mobile services, known as 4G, have been switched on in Girvan.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Power cut affects Girvan

A power cut affected houses and businesses across Girvan on Thursday, December 29.

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Girvan hit by power cut

Girvan hit by power cut

Engineers are working to restore supplies in some areas of Girvan following a power cut.

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Culzean Overall design plan.

Award for Culzean’s new kids playpark

It was playtime for heritage and conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle and Country Park with its latest awards.

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The project greatly enhanced locker rooms at Girvan.

Golf clubhouse gets a whole new look

Girvan Golf Clubhouse manager Margaret Milligan says she is delighted with a new state of the art refurbishment.

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Cyclists outside the new travel hub.

Hub to transform way we travel

Commuters are now greeted with the sight of a timber clad building outside the main entrance at Ayr Rail Station. This is the new Active Travel Hub which is set to transform the way we think about travel in and around Ayr.

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The current officeholder team at NFU Scotland - Allan Bowie, Rob Livesey and Andrew McCornich. All three are running for the presidency in January.

Six names in hat for top union positions

Six candidates will contest the top roles within NFU Scotland at the Union’s forthcoming AGM and annual dinner in Glasgow early next year.

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