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Council tax expected to rise at tonight’s meeting

Councillors will decide tonight whether council tax will be raised by up to three per cent.

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John Nicolson MP

MP: New BBC Scotland TV channel must not be run on ‘shoestring budget’

East Dunbartonshire MP John Nicolson, the SNP’s Culture and Media spokesperson, has welcomed the announcement of investment in a new BBC Scotland TV channel based in Glasgow by Autumn of 2018.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Councillor Tom Johnston

SNP seeks assurances on safety of school buildings

The SNP group at North Lanarkshire Council is seeking assurances on the building standards of the local authority’s schools.

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Ruling out Scottish Six programme will represent an extraordinary lack of ambition, says MP

Ruling out Scottish Six programme will represent an extraordinary lack of ambition, says MP

East Dunbartonshire MP John Nicolson says he will be “very disappointed” if the BBC decide not to go ahead with a Scottish Six news programme.

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Layla with the roses she was selling.

Show Some Love - hundreds raised for Syrian children

A kind-hearted young woman from Syria has been selling red roses for Valentine’s Day to raise money for refugee children from her home country.

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Council’s £3.2m budget boost

Council’s £3.2m budget boost

Communities in East Dunbartonshire are set to benefit from an extra £3.2 million in funding after the first stage of the Scottish budget was passed.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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Strathkelvin MSP welcomes £3 million extra for East Dunbartonshire

Strathkelvin MSP welcomes £3 million extra for East Dunbartonshire

Communities in East Dunbartonshire are set to benefit from extra funding as part one of the Scottish budget was passed.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Green Party MSP Ross Greer

Scottish budget set after government deal with Greens

East Dunbartonshire Greens are welcoming the party’s historic deal to secure £160 million of additional funds from the Scottish Government for local council services such as schools and social care, including £3.2 million for East Dunbartonshire.

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Council seeks views on ten year plan

Council seeks views on ten year plan

A consultation has opened on North Lanarkshire Council’s proposed Local Development Plan for the next ten years.

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John Nicolson MP

Rousing speech from East Dunbartonshire MP as he votes against Brexit

East Dunbartonshire MP John Nicolson, delivered a rousing speech in the House of Commons debate on the triggering of article 50 to leave the EU yesterday.

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Labour candidates at their election launch.

Labour defiant as it launches election campaign

North Lanarkshire Labour has launched its campaign for this year’s local elections.

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Shared space roadworks continued this week.

Council leader accused of “backtracking” over Kirkintilloch shared space

Local MSP Rona Mackay has criticised council leader Rhondda Geekie for “backtracking” on comments she made on radio about the controversial shared space scheme in Kirkintilloch.

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Blue Badge

East Dunbartonshire Council rethink blue badge parking charge

Blue Badge holders WILL be able park for free in town centre car parks, following a rethink by council chiefs.

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A young Syrian refugee pictured in a container camp

MSP’s call to council: “Show some commitment to refugees”

Council bosses have been urged again by local MSP Rona Mackay to speed up the resettlement of refugees in East Dunbartonshire.

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