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East Ayrshire man charged with attempting to murder village shopkeeper

A man has appeared in court charged with trying to murder an East Ayrshire shopkeeper.

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Picture: Mike Scott

Illuminight light show transforms Kilmarnock woods

If you go down to Dean Castle Country Park woods in Kilmarnock over the next few weeks you are sure to get a big surprise.

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The cat hithced a ride on the back of a van and has been named Laurie by the SSPCA

Cat ‘hitches a ride’ from Liverpool to Kilmarnock

The Scottish SPCA are appealing for the owner of a cat that hitched a ride from Liverpool to Kilmarnock

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Halo's Marie Macklin with economy secretary Keith Brown. Picture: Guy Hinks

Halo innovation centre to transform former Johnnie Walker Kilmarnock plant

The Scottish Government is investing £5.3 million in a project to transform the former Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock into a site with hundreds of new homes and an enterprise and innovation hub.

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Video: teen piper banned from practising at home takes to Kilmarnock streets

A young piper has taken to the streets of East Ayrshire to practice after he was forced to play outside by complaints from neighbours.

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The men broke down the door of the flat in Witch Road, Kilmarnock. Picture: Google

Kilmarnock family threatened in own home by balaclava clad men

TWO balaclava-clad men subjected a family to a “terrifying ordeal” when they broke into their home and threatened them with a weapon.

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An artist's impression of the Halo development. Picture: Contributed

Cyber-crime hub planned for Kilmarnock’s Halo project

Efforts to create a future workforce of cyber-crime fighters in Kilmarnock have been unveiled as part of the town’s Halo regeneration project.

Tech
Marilyn Scott from Kilmarnock only bought the winning scratchcard to get change for parking. Picture: SWNS

Kilmarnock woman turns £10 note into £250,000

A Kilmarnock woman is celebrating today after walking into a shop to get change to pay for parking - and walking out £250,000 richer.

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Singing policeman raises awareness for Alzheimer Scotland

A SINGING policeman has touched thousands of people with his phenomenal voice after his arresting rendition of a musical classic was shared online.

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Marie Macklin and Professor Ehsan Mesbahi sign the agreement aimed at creating an innovation hub in Kilmarnock. Picture: Contributed

UWS plans enterprise hub at former Johnnie Walker site

Plans have been unveiled to create an enterprise and innovation hub as part of the regeneration of Diageo’s former bottling plant site in Kilmarnock.

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Fire crews attended the blaze on Christmas Eve. Picture: John Devlin

Man dies after Christmas Eve flat fire in Aberdeen

A man has died in a flat fire in Aberdeen.

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First Minister  Nicola Sturgeon officially opens the revamped Kilmarnock campus of Ayrshire College . Picture: Getty

Kilmarnock College opens on former Johnny Walker site

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged her government will continue its commitment to colleges as she officially opened a new institution built on the site of a former whisky bottling plant.

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Trains to Glasgow Central  faced significant delays with replacement buses in operation. Picture; John Devlin

Commuter chaos as ScotRail trains to Glasgow are cancelled

Rail passengers faced a series of delays between Kilmarnock and Glasgow Central with a number of cancellations on morning services.

Transport
Bryan Wilson of London & Scottish Developments at the firm's Crieff site. Picture: Contributed

Developer creating 2,000 jobs at former Tesco sites

Property firm London & Scottish Developments is on course to deliver 2,000 jobs across Scotland through the revamp of 14 former Tesco sites it bought last year.

Retail
Police appeal for dashcam footage of robbery near Kilmarnock

Police appeal for dashcam footage of robbery near Kilmarnock

POLICE are appealing for information, including dashcam footage, to catch a thief who threatened staff at a Bookmakers near Kilmarnock before leaving with a three figure sum of money.

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Rod Stewart. Picture: Getty

Rod Stewart makes donation after Rangers bus crash

Singer Rod Stewart has donated cash to a fund set up after a Rangers fan died in a bus crash at the weekend.

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Man dies and 18 injured after coach carrying Rangers fans overturns on A76

Three people are still in hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a fatal crash involving a Rangers supporters’ bus.

Transport
An artist's impression of the Halo 'urban park' planned for Kilmarnock. Picture: Contributed

Diageo backs radical revamp of former Kilmarnock plant

Scotch whisky giant Diageo has thrown its weight behind plans to transform its former Johnnie Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock into an “urban park” project that could create 1,000 permanent jobs.

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Police are appealing for information

Woman charged in Kilmarnock death probe

A woman has been charged with culpable homicide over the death of a man in Kilmarnock.

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Scottish author Graeme Macrae Burnet. Picture: PA

Scottish author tipped for Booker success with new crime novel

The tale of a brutal triple murder in a Highland crofting village is tipped to land this year’s Man Booker Prize.

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