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Three In Bloom groups hoping their efforts will bear fruit

JUDGES will be walking the streets of three East Lothian towns in the coming weeks to determine if hard-working volunteers’ green-fingered efforts are enough to strike gold.

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Wind farm subsidy axe to cost Scots councils £44m

Scottish councils could lose out on £44 million of scarce income under UK government plans to scrap subsidies for wind farms.

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A view from the breadline; Cumbernauld vital foodbanks

ACCORDING to data from the latest Scottish census, Cumbernauld has some 52,270 residents living in around 22,105 households, and despite 71 per cent of homes in the town being owner-occupied, and 52.5% of Cumbernauld residents declaring themselves to be in ‘very good’ health, during the last census, the town is...

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BID Project Manager for Queensferry Ambition

BID Project Manager for Queensferry Ambition Queensferry Ambition Business Improvement District (BID) requires a Manager to lead the team in the continued development of South Queensferry. Queensferry Ambition represents the interests of all local businesses and organisations within the town centre. As one of Scotland's most successful BID's consistently developing...

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Holyrood Happenings by Dennis Robertson, MSP

We are already two weeks into our Parliamentary recess, and I have been enjoying the fantastic weather which I have been experiencing while out and about across the constituency.

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TestTown 2015 Programme Announced

Last week we announced the programme for TestTown 2015.  This year we are supporting ten towns across the UK and Ireland to design and deliver local activities that are appropriate for each community.  The ten towns selected will be running their TestTown activities between July and December 2015 and winners from each...

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Government Announces Additional £90 Million Investment in Coastal Towns

The Government has announced that the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) is being extended to 2020/21, with a minimum further investment of £90 million, intended to unlock the potential of communities around Britain's coastlines.

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Any Given Sunday? Leigh Sparks

Well, the first Conservative UK budget for 18 years has been and gone, and no doubt retailers are beginning to assess what it all means for them. That might be tough given the lack of some details, some rabbits that may or may not disappear into hats again, the varying...

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French Connection: Pretty town in champagne country boasts Scottish connections

THE skirl of bagpipes might seem a strange sound echoing through any other French town – but not Joinville. Most Scots will never have heard of this pretty settlement on the Marne but its population’s love affair with Scotland has endured for five centuries. The reason is Marie de Guise, French bride...

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New funding for community renewables projects in urban areas

Communities from Glasgow to western Harris are set to benefit from £500,000 in funding for demonstrator projects designed to encourage the use and local ownership of renewable energy. A third of the projects are specifically focussed on town and city areas, building on the already established trend for community ownership...

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