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Sunday Sep 14 | Financial Times

Why a Yes vote would confound pollsters

The defining characteristic of recent polling on the independence referendum has been convergence, not volatility. Six new polls were released over the weekend.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

Sunday Sep 14 | Carrick Today

Support Galloway Mountain Rescue's funding bid

The team, which covers both Galloway and south Ayrshire, could potentially be awarded a grant of up to A 3,000 from the Bank of Scotland, which would help greatly with their annual running costs of around A 30,000. Fundraising Officer Neil Dalrymple said: "Our ability to provide a free, voluntary, search and rescue service, available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, depends greatly on public support and charitable donations.

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Related Topix: Weather, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Carrick Today

Makes sure your vote counts on September 18

With less than a week until the Scottish Independence Referendum, South Ayrshire voters are being urged to make sure their vote counts by only marking their ballot paper with one 'X'. Thousands of postal voters across South Ayrshire have already received their postal voting packs and ballot papers, with the final batch due to go out early next week.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Daily Record

Independence referendum: Relief for the No campaign as they pull...

BETTER Together leader Alistair Darling got a boost after his worst week in the campaign when the exclusive survey compiled for us by pollsters A Survation put No six points in front of Yes. The Better Together leader got a boost after his worst week in the campaign when the exclusive survey compiled for us by pollsters A Survation put No six points in front of Yes.

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Related Topix: Alistair Darling, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland, United Kingdom

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Carrick Today

Is Trump heading for a new windfarm battle?

Tycoon Donald Trump is potentially heading for a new windfarm battle over seven turbines that will be built in the Carrick area. The seven turbines are set to be situated six kilometeres south of Girvan and four kilometeres to the east of Lendalfoot at the Millenderdale wind farm site.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Daily Record

Ayr nursing home residents exposed to dodgy meat more than two YEARS out of date

Lamb's liver more than TWO YEARS out of date could have been served up to vulnerable old folk in a private care home. The dodgy meat was found in a freezer as food inspectors probed the Redford Nursing Home in Ayr's Doonfoot.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Entomology, Science

BBC News

Woman dies and four injured in crash

A 78-year-old woman has died and four others have been seriously injured in a crash involving two cars on the A77 in South Ayrshire. The woman was a passenger in a Toyota Prius which collided with a Honda Civic near Lendalfoot at 18:20 on Sunday.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Europe, World News,

Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Daily Record

School janitor hours to be slashed as part of A 150,000 South Ayrshire Council cutbacks

Mr Arkison said: "If this proposal goes ahead, then in all reality South Ayrshire Council will be providing a much poorer service than the much maligned and criticised private contractor which currently operates in five of the council's schools, a feat which all elected councillors should be seriously wary of." Councillors are now being lobbied to look again at the proposed cuts, which come hot on the heels of school kitchen closures.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Sunday Herald

Man arrested after robbing pensioner, 82, in her own home

The pensioner lost a three-figure sum of cash and several items of jewellery in the theft, which happened at around 8pm on Monday in South Beach, Troon, South Ayrshire. We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Green Left Weekly

A left-wing, but flawed, vision for an independent Scotland

In Place of Fear II: A Socialist Programme for an Independent Scotland By Jim Sillars Vagabond Voices Publishing, 2014 www.inplaceoffear.com Elected a Labour Party MP for South Ayrshire in 1970, he shifted away from mainstream Labour Party politics due to his commitment to setting up a Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

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Related Topix: Labour Party (UK), Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe, World News, Central County, Scotland,

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Carrick Today

Make sure you are registered for independence vote

With less than a month to go until the big vote on Scotland's future, South Ayrshire residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to take part in the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18 September.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Carrick Today

Jim Sillars to bring 'Margo Mobile' to Maybole

Former MP for South Ayrshire, Jim Sillars, has launched the "Margo Mobile" in memory of late wife Margo MacDonald and is bringing it to Maybole.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Daily Record

Dad's outrage at Troon nursery rule

But bonkers education officials have sent her packing 1.6 MILES away - bizarrely claiming the decision was made by picking names from a hat.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Family, Kids

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Carrick Today

Concern over armed police in South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire councillors are to write to the justice secretary over concerns about arming police officers on routine patrol duty in the area.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News,

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Daily Record

New A 1.5 million clubhouse for Ayr golf course

The project is being funded by South Ayrshire Council, and the clubhouse should be in use for the 2015 season.

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Related Topix: Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Carrick Today

Last night of the proms in Girvan

Sunday saw the last of the Music on the Prom performances and despite some stormy weather the fun went on at Sacred Heart Church Hall.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Weather

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Carrick Today

Children's panel recruitment drive in Ayrshire

Do you have what it takes to make decisions which will help the lives of children and young people who are in trouble or at risk? North, South and East Ayrshire Councils are supporting the Children's Hearing System in their search for new Children's Panel members.

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Related Topix: Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom, World News,

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Paddock Talk

GWF Merrick Stages Rally/September 6th

Competitors on next month's GWF Energy Merrick Stages Rally are being promised an "entertaining but testing" route comprising seven classic stages centred on the Galloway Forest Park.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Sunday Herald

Care choice plan 'could fail' as councils stick to EU rules

CHARITIES have warned policies designed to let older people choose their own care will fail if councils insist on following European rules on tendering.

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Related Topix: Elderly (Senior Citizen), Family, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

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