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MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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South Ayrshire Council county buildings

Proposals don’t show council’s intentions

South Ayrshire Council’s approach to possible budget cuts in the region has been criticised by South of Scotland Conservative MSP Brian Whittle.

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The SNP MSP Kenneth Gibson has been taking aim at Conservative 'lefties' in the Scottish Parliament.

MSP criticised for A77 campaign

A row between local MSPs saw South of Scotland MSP Conservative MSP Brian Whittle being described as ‘Brian the Bolshevik’.

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The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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Maybole Golf Course

Crunch time is close for budget setting

South Ayrshire residents still have time to air their views on how they feel about the council’s proposed budget and savings.

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Brian Whittle MSP.

Ayrshire Growth Deal on the table

Delivery of a growth deal for Ayrshire was at the centre of discussions when Ayrshire MSPs and councillors met Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, MP.

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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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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.

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Education Secretary 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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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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South Ayrshire Council.

Ayrshire councils join forces to boost region’s economy

Plans to create a new partnership to boost the Ayrshire economy are moving forward following decisions by East, North and South Ayrshire Councils.

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Previous decision days have been well attended

More cash for community choices funds in Carrick

Over 140,000 has been granted to groups in Carrick to increase the numbers of people involved in making decisions about investment in their local areas.

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More than 200 people took part in the last South Carrick Decision Day.

Decision day for community group funding

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

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Council agree objectives for next five years

Council agree objectives for next five years

South Ayrshire Councillors have agreed the strategic objectives that will be used to create a new council plan over the next five years.

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WASPI members at the Scottish Parliament.

WASPI group take case to Holyrood

Ayrshire WASPI group attended a cross-party group meeting held in Holyrood on Thursday 28th of September.

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Previous decision days have been well attended

Show support for groups

People in Ayr North and the surrounding villages are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites. The latest Ayr North decision day will be held on Saturday 7 October at the new Ayr Academy.

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Non-domestic rates for landowners with shooting rights

Non-domestic rates for landowners with shooting rights

Valuation notices have been issued to more than 800 proprietors, tenants and occupiers across Ayrshire as new legislation reintroduces non-domestic rates for those with shooting rights and deer forests.

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Council to sell off surplus land and buildings

Council to sell off surplus land and buildings

Land and buildings assessed as surplus to requirements by South Ayrshire Council are to be sold in order to reduce the cost burden on the local authority.

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The event takes place on Saturday 30 September

Show your support at North Carrick decision day

People in Maybole and the surrounding area are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites. The latest North Carrick decision day will be held on Saturday 30 September at Maybole Town Hall.

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