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Police issue an ‘avoid travel’ warning

People in the south of Scotland are being urged to avoid travel this evening, following an amber warning for snow from the Met Office.

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Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

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Grave concern about Universal Credit

Grave concern about Universal Credit

South Ayrshire Council is asking the UK Government to pause the roll out of its controversial Universal Credit.

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Mark Bailey at his company's guitar making workshop in Maybole.

Guitar company buys premises

Crowdfunding has secured the Maybole based workshop for one of the UK’s leading guitar and instrument makers - Bailey Guitars.

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Stewart Donnelly has been appointed chair of the RCN Scottish Board.

Stewart’s new national role

Ayrshire’s Stewart Donnelly has been appointed the new chair of the Royal College of Nursing Scottish Board and will take up his new role on January 1, 2018.

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Jane Rorison, pharmacist from Ogg and Co. Pharmacy in Ayr helps to launch the Pharmacy First campaign.

Pharmacy First medication

Pharmacies across NHS Ayrshire & Arran could become the first port of call for prescription medicines for common conditions.

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The cateogry winners of the South Ayrshire Youth Forum Awards take to the stage.

Celebrating South Ayrshire’s young stars

Talented South Ayrshire youngsters were celebrated at the area’s youth forum awards, the 15 winners being selected from 296 nominations this year.

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Fergus McMillan, chief executive of LGBT Youth Scotland, Councillor Laura Brennan-Whitefield and Councillor Julie Dettbarn

Youth team’s LGBT award

South Ayrshire Council’s Community Learning and Development youth work team has received a prestigious Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Silver Charter Mark Award.

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NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

Business
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

Health
Sydney Galloway and Margaret Leadbetter were helped to safety from the badly damaged house in Dalrymple Street, Girvan.

Girvan pensioner admonished for starting house fire

An 84 year old man who set fire to his home because he could not cope with his partner’s failing health has been admonished.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Politics
Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Health
Brian Whittle MSP with Ruth Davidson MSP, Bill Grant MP and members of the Ayrshire Growth Deal Team

Ayrshire Growth Deal remains a priority

The Ayrshire Growth Deal missed out on a mention in last week’s budget, unlike the Borderlands Growth Deal, but it still remains a priority for local politicians.

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The Met Office have warned that ice is on the way. Picture: PA

Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

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Lizzie Linton, South Ayrshire Council's  bereavement officer,  Provost Helen Moonie and  Pauline Moriarty highlight the work of the Beautiful Inside & Out charity,.

Suport for teenage mental health charity

An Ayrshire charity that helps teenagers struggling with mental health issues has received a £5000 donation from South Ayrshire Council.

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We Hae Meats Carlyn and Alex Paton.

Butcher beefs up ALDI deal

Girvan-based butchery business We Hae Meat, has just increased its £2 million supply contract with ALDI by £600,000, by adding ‘skinny’ lorne sausage to its meat range.

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