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GMB demands action is taken

GMB Scotland has demanded that North Lanarkshire Council bosses urgently recalculate and reward the pensions of hundreds of women affected by the equal pay scandal.

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East Dunbartonshire Council HQ 'Kirkintilloch'20 01 18'KG

East Dunbartonshire Council house rents to rise by 3.9 per cent

Council house rents are set to increase by 3.9 per cent after a meeting of East Dunbartonshire councillors last week.

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Are savings still required?

Are savings still required?

North Lanarkshire is waiting with baited breath to learn if proposed council cuts can now be shelved - at least for this year!

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Anger at council committee meeting as SNP emergency motion is denied

Anger at council committee meeting as SNP emergency motion is denied

A row erupted at North Lanarkshire Council’s Infrastructure Committee when the SNP attempted to discuss gritting policy around icy schools.

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East Dunbartonshire Council HQ

Job fears as Council faces £18m funding gap

There are fears for job losses as crisis-hit East Dunbartonshire Council faces finding savings of almost £18 million this year to balance the books.

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MP joins call to count veterans in next Census because we know more about ‘Jedi Knights’

MP joins call to count veterans in next Census because we know more about ‘Jedi Knights’

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson MP has declared her support for The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign, which calls for the Armed Forces community to be included in the next census.

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Unions hit out at council’s lack of consultation

Unions hit out at council’s lack of consultation

Unions have joined together to condemn cuts to the voluntary redundancy packages to East Dunbartonshire Council employees without consultation.

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Council tax — 3% rise likely

East Dunbartonshire residents may see their council tax bills rise by three per cent again this year.

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Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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It is hoped a new rail station at Allander will relieve congestion at the car park at Milngavie station (above)

New Allander rail station is a step closer

The campaign for action on the Milngavie rail line has been given new traction after an SNP-Green deal in the 
Scottish budget.

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The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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John Devlin 29/05/17. GLASGOW. Stock shot of Scottish Green Party MSP for West of Scotland, Ross Greer.

Green Party deal sees £3.3m of cuts to East Dunbartonshire Council cancelled

More than £3 million of cuts to East Dunbartonshire Council have been cancelled, thanks to a deal by the Green Party.

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Rona Mackay MSP

Local MSP delighted East Dunbartonshire set for funding boost after Greens deal

Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, said she is delighted East Dunbartonshire will be receiving an extra £3.3 million as a result of a deal with the Green Party.

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Jo Swinson

Redundancy row: MP backs Lib Dem group

East Dunbartonshire MP 
Jo Swinson has defended 
local Lib Dem councillors who pushed through cuts to 
redundancy packages for council employees.

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MP meets with Morrisons

MP meets with Morrisons

Local MP Jo Swinson has met with senior Morrisons supermarket executives to discuss the firm’s plans for Bishopbriggs where it owns the vacant former High School site.

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Rona Mackay MSP

Local MSP Rona Mackay takes unpaid trial shifts debate to Holyrood

MSP Rona Mackay is set to hold a debate in the Scottish Parliament on unpaid trial shifts.

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Councillor Alan Moir

Fresh turmoil for council

Crisis-hit East Dunbartonshire Council faces further turmoil weeks before the vital annual budget meeting.

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Scottish Green Party MSP for West of Scotland, Ross Greer.

Give residents equal rights

Green MSP Ross Greer has hit out at “unfair planning laws” after a recent controversial application by CALA Homes at Bishopbriggs.

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Row ahead of special meeting

Row ahead of special meeting

A row has broken out 
between the Lib Dems and the SNP ahead of tomorrow night’s (Thursday) special meeting of East Dunbartonshire Council.

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