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Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides: a mother’s story

A Scottish mum whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004 has given her support to a Johnston Press investigation into veteran suicides.

Health
Improving the number of babies being breastfed

Improving the number of babies being breastfed

Ayrshire has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in Scotland and during Scottish Breastfeeding Awareness Week health professionals were out and about talking to local mums.

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Two assaults in Girvan

Two assaults in Girvan

Police are appealing for witnesses after two separate, serious assaults in Girvan at the weekend.

Crime

Hidden epidemic of veteran suicides “smacks of cover-up”

The number of UK veterans who tragically take their own lives is being suppressed by the Scottish and Westminster Governments, a Johnston Press investigation has found.

Health
Family ties to South Church

Family ties to South Church

The South Parish Church in Girvan has held a special place in the heart of Helen Shields’ family, for four generations and continues to do so even for those living across the Atlantic.

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Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Alarming new figures reveal more than a quarter of teenagers confess to behaving in a way that could endanger their life on the railway – and one in admitted to walking along the railway line.

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Let’s capture one summer’s day

Let’s capture one summer’s day

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures continue to rise everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun.

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Ayrshire Police were in Girvan in recent days as part of their on-going search for missing person Patricia Henry.

Search goes on for missing Girvan woman

Police officers investigating the disappearance of Patricia Henry have been in Girvan recently speaking to local people to try and gather more information.

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The sun shone on the Hillcrest care home's 40th birthday celebrations.

Hillcrest’s 40th birthday party

Girvan’s Hillcrest care home celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with a party and barbecue in the sunshine.

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The cost of bed blocking to the region’s health board is over £2m

The cost of bed blocking to the region’s health board is over £2m

The cost of delayed discharge from NHS Ayrshire and Arran hospitals over the three months to June is £2,364,018.

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With a barbecue, patio and pond this property’s garden almost rivals the home!

If you fancy an outstandingly beautiful yet very practical house with lots of living space then look no further!

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Murder victim John Kiltie who was killed during a dispute about a noisy house party in Girvan.

Guilty verdict in Girvan murder retrial

A Girvan man has been jailed for life at Glasgow High Court, following a retrial, for the murder of a neighbour in May 2016.

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You can do you bit to save water supplies during hot weather

You can do you bit to save water supplies during hot weather

Scottish Water is asking its customers to use water wisely during the current period of hot summer weather.

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Bereavement officer Lizzie Linton, with Liz Campbell and Provost Moonie

Support for dementia care

The South Ayrshire Dementia Support Association is £5000 better off after a donation by South Ayrshire Council.

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Prime Minister Theresa May visited the Ayrshire based Alex Begg factory earlier this year.

The Ayshire Growth Deal continues to have backing of PM

Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the Ayrshire Growth Deal during Prime Ministers Questions last week.

Business
Ian after Weigh to Go

Ian a shining example of the ‘Weigh to Go’

A ‘Weigh to Go’ programme created by South Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran is helping to transform people’s lives.

Health
John Devlin 02/07/14. TURNBERRY: Donald Trump Turnberry press conference. Donald Trump to hold a press conference at his recently purchased Turnberry resort and detail plans for development. It has already been announced that �100 million will be spent on renovating Turnberry Hotel. Golf course architect Martin Ebert is also to attend 1906 Restaurant, Trump Turnberry, Maidens Road, KA26 9LT. Donald Trump.

Trump protest at Turnberry

It looks like President Donald Trump will not escape protests this weekend even at the Trump Turnberry Hotel during his visit to the UK this week.

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Nicola Cramond, Emily Cramond and Abby Dunlop from South Ayrshire School Clothing Bank.

School clothing bank’s £3000 lottery grant

South Ayrshire School Clothing Bank has been awarded a £3,000 grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery.

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The cost of GP recruitment crisis revealed

The cost of GP recruitment crisis revealed

The GP recruitment crisis facing Ayrshire is spiralling out of control according to local Labour MSP Colin Smyth.

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The firearms were stolen in May.

Woman dies in two vehicle crash on the A77 near Ballantrae

Police are appealing for information following a fatal road crash one mile south of Ballantrae, on Saturday afternoon. July 7.

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