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John’s winging his way to retirement

A Milngavie man is retiring from his job as Duty Safety Officer at Glasgow Airport after 11 years.

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St Andrew's Church, 29 Roman Rd, Bearsden.

St Andrew’s Church celebrations of half a century begin

St Andrew’s R.C. Church in Bearsden will start its 50th anniversary celebrations with a Christmas Eve mass at 5pm.

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Celebrating together

Kirkintilloch churches come together for youngsters’ Christmas event

Children are set to be welcomed to a celebration of Christmas organised by churches in Kirkintilloch this weekend.

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Bringing Christmas cheers to pensioners

Bringing Christmas cheers to pensioners

A retirement home complex in Bishopbriggs is hosting Christmas Carols to bring some festive cheer to residents next Thursday, December 15.

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Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, launches the new legislation to make smoking in cars with children illegal across Scotland.

NHS Lanarkshire backs new legislation on smoking

NHS Lanarkshire has backed new legislation making smoking in a vehicle with anyone under 18 against the law.

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Which Christmas song do you like to listen to at parties?

Vote: What’s your favourite Christmas song of all time?

It’s the festive season, so time once again to dust off all the old Christmas songs and ask the question - which is the best of all time?

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Mugdock Christmas lights switch-on

Mugdock Park gets lit up for festive season

Lights, leaves, trees and magical memories - Mugdock Country Park hosted a Christmas celebration with a difference recently.

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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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People are being asked to give their views on a consultation on tissue and organ donation. Pic: Rob McDougall.

Consultation on increasing donor numbers

People across Scotland are being asked to give their views on organ and tissue donation, including the introduction of a potential soft opt out system.

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Not one of the Jane Austen fivers ...

Fivers with Jane Austen engraving could be worth £50,000

People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Scottish Water’s new flood prevention scheme

Scottish Water’s new flood prevention scheme

Two major projects to tackle flooding that has affected 47 properties in the Springburn area of Glasgow have been completed as part of Scottish Water’s ongoing £250m upgrade to the city’s waste water infrastructure.

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Disabled bays were being used by fraudulent blue badge holders.

Parking fraudsters get blue badges seized

A crackdown by East Dunbartonshire Council’s Community Safety Team on drivers misusing Blue Badges has resulted in seven badges being seized.

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Zeki Basan, from Speyside, walked and cycled all 134 miles of the John Muir Way.

Young Scottish film maker captures vision of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish filmmaker has followed in the footsteps of John Muir, creating a short film on the wild places found along the John Muir Way.

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Newly crowned Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr from Bearsden with stylist to the stars Taylor Ferguson from Milngavie.

Bearsden teen is the new Miss Scotland

A Bearsden teenager has been newly crowned Miss Scotland and she will also be competing in the Miss World final in America next month.

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Celery is even less popular than Brussels sprouts

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Santa Dash in Milngavie was a great success

Milngavie Santa Dash was for a good Claus!

Milngavie Jog Scotland raised a fabulous £421 at their Santa Dash fundraiser on Thursday, December 1.

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Lenzie Fairtrade Town Status.

Fair trade gets the thumbs up from local councillors

East Dunbartonshire’s appetite to keep Fair Trade on the menu has been reaffirmed with a ringing vote of confidence.

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Councillors Frank McNally (front, right) and Barry McCulloch (back, left) joined representatives from the Police, Fire Service, NHS Lanarkshire and Ambulance Service to launch the campaign at Motherwell Civic Centre.

Help is at hand if you feel snowed under this Christmas

North Lanarkshire Council has launched the ‘Feeling Snowed Under’ campaign to help those suffering from anxiety and depression during the holiday period.

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Donaldson Place, Kirkintilloch, volunteers at the food bank warehouse.

Surge in food bank use in festive season

Local food banks are feeling the strain in the run up to Christmas - as many people find this time of year places many extra demands on their finances.

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