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Welcoming group for refugees

A welcoming group is being arranged for the refugees who are being resettled in East Dunbartonshire.

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Local MSP leads call for blood donation ban to be lifted for gay and bisexual men

Local MSP leads call for blood donation ban to be lifted for gay and bisexual men

Regulations banning gay and bisexual men from donating blood have been condemned by parliamentarians, led by Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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Brexit a huge worry for local people, says MP

Brexit a huge worry for local people, says MP

The after-effect of Brexit was one of the top concerns expressed by people during a walkabout in Kirkintilloch town centre by East Dunbartonshire MP John Nicolson.

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Tackling gender stereotyping

Tackling gender stereotyping

Transforming gender stereotypes is key to tackling violence against women and girls, according to a report published today.

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Unite says it’s time to drop the debt in East Dunbartonshire

Unite says it’s time to drop the debt in East Dunbartonshire

Members of Unite the union in East Dunbartonshire are taking part in a national day of action calling on the Scottish Government to help drop the debt and protect cash-strapped local services.

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Affordable housing is on the way

New affordable housing

Affordable housing planned for Glasgow Road site East Dunbartonshire Council is planning to develop land at Glasgow Road, Kirkintilloch, for affordable housing.

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Theres been a big increase in the use of foodbanks over the past year.

Shocking statistics show extent of child poverty in East Dunbartonshire

More than one in seven children in East Dunbartonshire are growing up in poverty, according to a shocking new study.

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The 'Jungle' camp in Calais before it was bulldozed.

East Dunbartonshire set to welcome Syrian refugee families

East Dunbartonshire councillors have agreed to resettle Syrian refugees, including four children from the former ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais.

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Councillors urge commission to save East Dunbartonshire!

Councillors are to ask the Boundary Commission to rethink a plan that could spell the end of East Dunbartonshire as a British parliamentary constituency.

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Kirkintilloch politicians vow to fight for Scotland amid Brexit uncertainty

Kirkintilloch politicians vow to fight for Scotland amid Brexit uncertainty

Elected representatives of Kirkintilloch came together recently with a vow to protect Scotland’s position in the European Union.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

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Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP hits out at opponents determination to repeal anti-sectarian law

Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP hits out at opponents determination to repeal anti-sectarian law

Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay has challenged opposition counterparts to explain why they have voted in favour of repealing an anti-sectarian law which is supported by the vast majority of people across Scotland.

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MP welcomes report on child maintenance

MP welcomes report on child maintenance

Stuart McDonald MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East, has endorsed a report which calls for a fairer child maintenance system and condemns the disastrous record of the Child Support Agency (CSA) in collecting unpaid child maintenance.

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West of Scotland MSP Ken Macintosh has been confirmed by Her Majesty as one of her Privy Councillors.

Former Eastwood MSP is appointed to Privy Council

The former Eastwood MSP, Ken Macintosh was confirmed as a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council yesterday.

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Public invited to hear MEP Alyn Smith speak at Park Centre

Public invited to hear MEP Alyn Smith speak at Park Centre

The SNP MEP who received a standing ovation from his European colleagues after he begged them not to “let Scotland down” in the wake of the EU referendum is coming to Kirkintilloch.

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John Nicolson

Boundary review recommends scrapping East Dunbartonshire constituency

Proposed changes to electoral boundaries could see the East Dunbartonshire constituency scrapped prior to the 2020 general election.

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MSP shocked at ‘Greenbelt Grab’

MSP shocked at ‘Greenbelt Grab’

The Conservative List MSP for West of Scotland Maurice Golden has expressed frustration over plans to develop housing on greenbelt sites in East Dunbartonshire.

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Two councillors are axed by commission

There will be two less councillors in East Dunbartonshire following next year’s local authority elections due to ward changes.

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Independence referendum ‘inevitable’ if ‘hard Brexit’ takes place, says Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP

Independence referendum ‘inevitable’ if ‘hard Brexit’ takes place, says Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP

Strathkelvin and Bearsden’s MSP says she expects a second independence referendum if a ‘hard Brexit’ takes place.

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