Tory councillor axed from board amid sectarian row

A Conservative councillor has been removed from one of his first posts after sharing material from Protestant pride groups.

Goals stressed there was no certainty that a deal with Powerleague would go ahead. Picture: Contributed

Goals confirms merger talks with rival Powerleague

Five-a-side football operator Goals Soccer Centres today confirmed it was in early-stage talks over a possible merger with rival Powerleague.

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The victim was found in Paisley's Argyle Street. Picture: Google

Murder probe after man found dead in Paisley street

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man was found dead in a busy residential street in Paisley on Saturday afternoon.

The attack happened in Paisley's New Street. Picture: Google Maps

Police arrest teen, 18, in Paisley attempted murder probe

A teenager has been arrested in connection with an alleged attempted murder in Paisley.

Music charity founder Tommy McGrory is organising the Baker Street tribute with the Paisley 2021 bid team.

Baker Street tribute to be staged in Paisley in Gerry Rafferty's honour

It was the song that made Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty his fortune after becoming a world-wide hit and has been played on radio more than five million times over nearly 40 years.

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Augean has teamed up with Forth Ports to handle decommissioning waste at Dundee. Picture: Guthrie Photography

Waste management firm Augean eyes deals as profits jump

Specialist waste management business Augean, which has a base in Paisley, is mulling acquisitions in the North-east after revealing another year of double-digit profit growth.

The closures include Budgens stores in Paisley and Prestwick. Picture: Tim Ockenden/PA Wire

More than 800 jobs lost with Budgens store closures

More than 800 jobs have been lost after the owner of 34 Budgens stores, including two in Scotland, collapsed into administration.

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Paolo Nutini has been among the high-profile backers of Paisley's bid.

Paisley and Perth face nine rivals for UK City of Culture crown

Perth and Paisley will face competition from nine other rival bids aiming to be crowned the UK’s next culture capital.

Power One Group was founded by chief executive Mark Ward. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Paisley power and lighting firm sees turnover surge

A Paisley-headquartered electrical engineering specialist that secured the largest LED street lighting contract in the country last year has seen its sales charge up.

Michelle McKee to run in memory of mother. Picture: Contributed

Join the people in purple to race against dementia

Before Caroline Frost died last year she battled dementia for 12 years. Now her daughter is spearheading a national campaign aimed at ensuring that no-one faces the disease alone.

Patrick Hughes joins Seafood Scotland from SAC Consulting. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Patrick Hughes has been appointed as the new head of Seafood Scotland, the organisation set up “by the industry for the industry” in 1999 to increase the value of returns to the Scottish seafood sector.

Pensioner hurt fighting off knife attacker

Pensioner hurt fighting off knife attacker

A man needed hospital treatment after he was threatened with a knife as he tried to get into his vehicle.

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A new-look Paisley Musem was expected to be a centrepiece of its planned UK City of Culture programme in 2021.

New-look Paisley Museum will not be ready for 2021 under scaled-back vision

Paisley's bid to be named UK City of Culture in 2021 was dealt a major blow today after it emerged the signature project will not be ready in time.
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Game of Thrones star Kate Dickie launched Alzheimer's tartan earlier this year. Picture: Contributed

Alzheimer Scotland launches tartan-theme Christmas advert

ALZHEIMER Scotland has launched its 2016 Christmas advertising campaign featuring the world’s first Alzheimer’s inspired tartan to help raise vital funds for people living with dementia.

Chivas Brother in Paisley. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish Government could set up Chivas jobs taskforce

A Scottish Government taskforce could be set up to help support hundreds of workers in Paisley after drinks giant Chivas announced plans to move operations from the town.

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Paolo Nutini is expected to be one of the most high-profile backers of Paisley's bid to be named a UK culture capital.

Paisley's 'UK City of Culture' bid backed by Paolo Nutini

Paisley-born singing Paolo Nutini has thrown his weight behind his home town’s bid to be named UK capital of culture.
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Paisley Town Hall. The town's name has its origins in the Latin and/or Greek for a 'public hall for secular use'. Picture: John Devlin

Place name of the week: Paisley - Pàislig

It is not clear if the name Paisley (Passalek in 1296) is British (i.e. P-Celtic) or Gaelic in origin, but, in either scenario, it is a loan-word from Latin basilica, itself from Greek basilikón.

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Chivas Brothers is to transfer all its Paisley staff to Dumbarton. Picture: John Devlin

Chivas to axe Paisley site as part of £40m investment

Distiller Chivas Brothers, Pernod Ricard’s Scotch whisky and gin business, has announced plans for a £40 million investment at its Kilmalid site in Dumbarton.

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Paisley 2021 bid director Jean Cameron (centre) and her team. Picture:  Stuart Wallace

City of Culture title challenge ‘is changing Paisley’

Winning the UK City of Culture crown will “turbo-charge” efforts to tackle Paisley’s long-standing problems of social deprivation and transform its troubled image, its bid leaders have claimed.

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Chief executive Gordon McArthur said China was a 'significant growth market' for Beeks. Picture: Contributed

Financial cloud outfit ploughs £2m into Paisley site

A Renfrewshire-based provider of cloud computing services to the finance industry is set to create 20 jobs as part of a £2 million investment in its facilities.

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