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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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.

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David Arthur was on temporary leave but failed to return. Picture: Police Scotland

Warning after violent prisoner David Arthur on the run

Police have warned people not to approach a prisoner with convictions for violence who has absconded from an open jail.


Public warned not to approach ‘violent’ Paisley prisoner

Police have warned people not to approach a prisoner with convictions for violence who has absconded from an open jail.

The Paisley OAP displayed some awesome moves as these four images show. Pictures: YouTube

Watch Paisley OAP become viral hit as she dances to AC/DC

An OAP in Paisley has gone viral after she was filmed dancing to AC/DC number Highway to Hell.
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Police have arrested three teens following an attempted murder. Picture; stock image

Police arrest three teens following attempted murder in Paisley

Three more teenagers have been arrested over the attempted murder of a man in Paisley.

Report shows a high number of assaults take place in A&E departments.

Doctors mistake woman’s meningitis symptoms for a hangover

THE mother of a woman who died after contracting meningitis has revelead that doctor’s initially thought that she just had a hangover.

Dungavel is to close next year. Picture: PA

Dungavel detention centre to close, Home Office says

The Scottish Government is urgently seeking clarification on the treatment of asylum seekers facing deportation from Scotland after the Home Office confirmed it will close the immigration removals centre at Dungavel, in South Lanarkshire.

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Ferguslie Park in Paisley is Scotland's most deprived area. Picture: Getty

Scotland’s most deprived areas revealed

A Paisley housing estate has been named the most deprived area in Scotland for the second successive time.

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Brothers Ahmad and Ayman Ahmad, Moatasem and Ebrahim Andoura and Issa Al Ahmad with Provost Anne Hall and Councillor Mark Macmillan. Picture: Renfrewshire Council/PA Wire

Syrian refugees praised for community work in Paisley

Five Syrian teenage refugees have been praised for their volunteering work with an environmental charity.

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Rigs anchor in the Cromarty Firth as the oil downturn bites. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Cape looks to better second half after North Sea hit

Industrial services group Cape has seen first-half profits drop as falling demand in the offshore North Sea market weighed down its UK business.

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Brian Limond (Limmy).  Picture: Robert Perry

Scots penchant for dark humour spreading across the globe

An academic is exploring whether Scotland’s obsession with dark comedy and dourness is turning into an international phenomenon.

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Powerleague has kicked off its 50th five-a-side centre. Picture: Contributed

Powerleague expands in Netherlands with 50th centre

Paisley-based five-a-side football operator Powerleague is eyeing further expansion in Europe after launching its 50th centre.

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Daughter claims mother’s death treated ‘like a car wing mirror’

Two distraught daughters hit out at the justice system after the man who killed their mother in a hit-and-run walked free.

Four-year-old girl dies in crash in Paisley.

Girl, 4, killed in Paisley car crash

A four-year-old girl has died after the car she was in crashed in Paisley.

Local artist Duncan Wilson (pictured) is helping to promote Paisley's City of Culture bid with a striking 3D trick of the eye airport within the airport check-in area. Picture: Contributed

Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 back by Glasgow airport

Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 has been cleared for take-off – after it was formally endorsed by bosses at Glasgow Airport.

Artist Iain Campbell is painting assembly attendees as part of his vision of the General Assemblys theme, People of the Way. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Congregations of historic Scots kirks ‘facing unfair costs’

Paisley Abbey, the 12th century “Cradle of the Royal Stewarts” may be expanded with a visitor centre to transform it into a major international tourist attraction as the Kirk considers ways of generating income to maintain properties, especially listed buildings such as the abbey.

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The 18-year-old man was taken to the Royal Alexandria Hospital and then transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Teenager hit by vehicle in Paisley in critical condition

A TEENAGER is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Paisley.

'Adultery rife' in Cumbernauld, poll claims

Cumbernauld is Scotland’s ‘cheating capital’, survey claims

IT may be one of the country’s newest towns - created in the 1950s - but a new poll suggests many residents are old hat at committing adultery.

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