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Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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Villagers sign up for SMART power project

A pioneering ‘smart energy’ project in a Scottish village is powering ahead after more than a quarter of local residents signed up to take part.

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Bulky items can be donated to charity

Think twice before binning

Council chiefs have diverted over six tonnes of unwanted bulky items destined for landfill to local charities in the past year.

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Children from Milngavie Nursery planted daffodil bulbs and picked brambles for the Milngavie Orchard project.

New Milngavie Orchard opens this Saturday

A new orchard at Milngavie Primary School is going to be officially opened this Saturday (May 20) at 10.40am just before the the School’s Summer Fayre.

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Maxwell Avenue, Westerton.

Section of Maxwell Avenue will be closed for three days

A section of Maxwell Avenue in Bearsden is going to be closed for three days from Thursday, May 25 to enable Scottish Water to carry out improvement work on the waste water network.

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This lovely mural is in the lane next to Finsbay in Milngavie.

Lane next to Finsbay is being transformed

The owners of Finsbay restaurant and pub in Milngavie have been involved in developing the lane next to them with help from East Dunbartonshire Council’s Stalled Spaces and Milngavie BID to make it more attractive and offer people a place to take a photo, sit and enjoy a drink or a Colpi’s ice cream.

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MSP Rona Mackay is handed the petition

Thousands want fracking ban

A group dedicated to stopping fracking in East Dunbartonshire have helped deliver a 5,000-strong petition to Holyrood.

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The Bentley Effect film aims to inspire people to take a stand against fracking.

Film aims to inspire people to take a stand against fracking

Campaigners hope that an award-winning film telling the story of an Australian community’s fight against fracking will inspire people in East Dunbartonshire to support the cause.

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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Residents are being asked if they'd like the opportunity to grow their own food.

Would you like to grow your own food?

Communities are being given food for thought as work gets underway to develop a Food Growing Strategy for East Dunbartonshire.

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The field next to Milngavie Fire Station where the new retirement homes would be built.

Planning permission for retirement homes in Milngavie

Plans for new high-quality retirement and affordable housing for older people in Milngavie have been approved by East Dunbartonshire Council, subject to planning conditions.

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Another day, another damaged bollard at Kirkintilloch's shared space

Council must act after damning report on shared space, says Strathkelvin MSP

A damning report on shared spaces by a group of influential MPs is a “vindication” for all those who have spoken out against the controversial Kirkintilloch project says Strathkelvin MSP Rona Mackay.

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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Anti-shared space campaigners claim victory after damning report by MPs

Anti-shared space campaigners claim victory after damning report by MPs

Campaigners against the shared space at Kirkintilloch town centre are claiming victory today after a damning report from a group of influential MPs.

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Land between Lenzie and Auchinloch where houses are being built

Elderly residents ‘forced out’ of Lenzie

Older people in Lenzie are being forced out of the area where they have lived for most of their lives.

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Twechar Steering Group and their youngest member - Emily (3) who attends the meetings with her mum.

Five year plan shows village’s bright future

Twechar has launched its own ambitious family friendly action plan which includes backing for a Fairy Glen in the village.

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Council leader denies changes to bin collection in North Lanarkshire

Council leader denies changes to bin collection in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has denied there is any plan to reduce bin collections.

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General waste collections in North Lanarkshire will be reduced from every two weeks to every three weeks in October, residents will receive more information over the summer

Bin uplifts in North Lanarkshire to be reduced to once every three weeks

Residents of North Lanarkshire will have their rubbish uplifted just once every three weeks from October.

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Volunteers at the 2014 event

Spring into action and help to clean up your local streets

The Clean Sweep branch of Milngavie in Bloom is looking for volunteers to join its annual Big Spring Clean.

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