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Have your say at the hustings

The local council elections came alive last week with a hustings debate organised by Ballantrae Community Council.

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Carrick MP Corri Wilson.

Carrick MP - ‘I will work harder’

Carrick MP Corri Wilson says Prime Minister Theresa May is putting party interests before that of her country in calling for a general election.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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A total of 28 councillors will be elected to serve on the council.

One week left to register to vote in election

There’s less than one week left for South Ayrshire voters to register to vote in the Scottish Council elections, which take place on Thursday 4 May 2017.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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A total of 28 councillors will be elected to serve on the council.

South Ayrshire council elections see 45 candidates across 8 wards

A total of 45 candidates will contest the South Ayrshire Council election on Thursday 4 May 2017.

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Kai, Ellie and Matt with Eileen Howat, Returning Officer.

Ayrshire elects three to youth parliament

Just under 3000 young voters from South Ayrshire have elected three Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) to represent them for the next two years.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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John McDowall.

Anger over Labour group pension campaign claim

South Ayrshire labour group leader John McDowall has caused anger with Ayrshire’s WASPI pension campaigners by claiming to support the group.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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Communities are at the heart of the move say council.

Public sector supply event

Third Sector organisations and SMEs in South Ayrshire looking to find out about becoming public sector suppliers are being invited to a one-off seminar on sustainable procurement.

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Corri Wilson MP with WASPI protestors at Westminster

MP meets Ayrshire campaigners

MP Corri Wilson met with campaigners from Ayrshire’s Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) group in Westminster.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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Labour announce Girvan candidate

Owen Martin, Labour’s latest candidate to be announced for the forthcoming Local Council Election in May 2017, has promised to stand up for Girvan and the South Carrick Villages.

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Succesful local groups at the North Carrick decides event in December last year.

A dragon’s den for north Carrick

Dragons Den meets the X-Factor at a community decision day with a difference.

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The South Carrick event was very well attended with more than 200 people there on the day

Young people and community groups are Carrick decision day winners

Thirty-five community groups are celebrating after landing fresh funding to help support their work. More than 200 people turned out to take part in the ‘South Carrick Decides’ event in Girvan, which encourages people to get actively involved in local decision making.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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There was a good turnout at the last South Carrick Decides meeting.

Vote for favourite on funding day

People in Girvan and South Carrick are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites.

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Gala days, like this one at Ballantrae, may not go ahead this year.

Anger at council gala day decision

There is anger at a council decision this week to reject a request for local communities to use gala equipment - a move which means gala days throughout South Ayrshire may not go ahead at all this year.

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