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MSP urges Strathkelvin and Bearsden charities to apply for lottery funding

Charities in Strathkelvin and Bearsden are being urged to apply for lottery funding by local MSP Rona Mackay.

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Members of the new Independent Alliance meet at council HQ.

Old Labour faces in new pact at council

Ten former Labour councillors have formed a new political force at North Lanarkshire Council with elections just four months away.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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John Nicolson

East Dunbartonshire MP calls for more support for disabled or ill constituents

East Dunbartonshire MP John Nicolson has written to the UK Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt MP to ask why his constituents who fall ill or suffer a serious accident are not receiving the support they need to get into work or assistance to stay in employment during challenging times.

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Councillor Logue, centre, is warning of  a council tax increase.

Leader warns of three per cent council tax rise

North Lanarkshire Council’s leader has warned a three per cent council tax rise is inevitable.

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Councillor Bob Burrows

Finance convener warns of Scottish Government council tax changes

North Lanarkshire Council’s finance convener has urged residents to be aware of changes brought in by the Scottish Government to the top levels of council tax.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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Eunis Jassemi - Labour's Bearsden North candidate

Two new Labour candidates in local election this year

Two new candidates are standing for the Scottish Labour Party in East Dunbartonshire Council’s local authority election later this year.

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Rhondda Geekie

Rhondda Geekie to stand in East Dunbartonshire Council election

East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie has announced she will be defending her Lenzie and Kirkintilloch South ward at this May’s local elections.

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Councillor McNair has been critical of the council's plans to transform the local library into a community hub, from the start.

Claim disabled people given 
a raw deal in new £3m hub

A Bishopbriggs councillor has hit out at the lack of facilities for people with disabilities and additional needs at a new £3 million community hub.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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New boundary changes branded a nonsense by Green MSP

New boundary changes branded a nonsense by Green MSP

Bearsden Green MSP for the West of Scotland Ross Greer is calling on people in the area to oppose the proposed break-up of Bearsden and Milngavie between two new Westminster constituencies.

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New council fairness commissioner appointed

New council fairness commissioner appointed

North Lanarkshire Council has appointed an independent chair for the North Lanarkshire Fairness Commission.

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East Dunbartonshire Council HQ

Could a council tax hike be on the cards?

Councillors are set to attend a crunch meeting next week to discuss how to address a £14.4million funding black hole - including a possible council tax increase.

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Council amnesty on housing fraud

Council amnesty on housing fraud

East Dunbartonshire Council and Antonine and Hillhead housing associations have launched a key amnesty across the region to help free up homes for those in genuine need.

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Residents from Birdston Road, Milton of Campsie, who are also concerned about plans to build houses on Green Belt land.

Council puts forward its plans for future land use in the district

The council has accepted most of the Scottish Governments proposals at a recent meeting on future land usage in the district - with the exception of Greens Avenue in Kirkintilloch.

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No date yet for refugees arrival in East Dunbartonshire - but council insists “progress is being made.”

No date yet for refugees arrival in East Dunbartonshire - but council insists “progress is being made.”

There is still no date for the resettlement of Syrian refugees locally – almost three months after East Dunbartonshire Council pledged to play its part in the crisis.

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First Minister's Christmas party.

First Minister’s Christmas message

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Christmas is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad.

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