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NUS Scotland vice-preside...

NUS Scotland vice-president Robert Foster writes about the importance of getting involved in politics and holding our elected representatives to account on issues that affect us all.

Political fatigue? Not a chance. I spent May 7 knocking on doors to make sure people who had registered to...

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Woodlands Senior Citizens...

Woodlands Senior Citizens’ Club are a lively, friendly, inclusive group. It’s not hard to see why they have a waiting list of people keen to get involved.

Anyone who subscribes to the notion that older people are a quiet, inactive bunch has obviously never spent...

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Stress is an inevitable p...

Stress is an inevitable part of our lives, but there are steps we can take to understand it and ensure we don’t succumb to the pressures of everyday living.

‘Stress’ is a word that’s all too common for most of us. We are often most aware of it in its negative form,...

Woodlands Senior Citizens’ Club are a...

Anyone who subscribes to the notion that older people are a quiet, inactive bunch has obviously never spent time with...

Woodlands Senior Citizens’ Club are a lively, friendly, inclusive group. It’s not hard to see why they have a waiting list of people keen to get involved.
posted on: May 30, 2015 | author: Sandy Clarke

Kilwinning Heritage – the town&...

The Kilwinning Heritage group have expressed their gratitude after having been contacted by a museum...

Kilwinning Heritage – the town’s history group – adds poignant addition to its collection.
posted on: May 7, 2015 | author: Sandy Clarke

We all love music – finding our own p...

written by Sharon Williamson, presenter at Irvine Beat FM Once upon a time, I heard someone say, “Some people pray –...

We all love music – finding our own place on its spectrum – and we love it mostly because it is wonderfully therapeutic and can transform our lives.
posted on: May 4, 2015 | author: Sandy Clarke

Stress is an inevitable part of our l...

‘Stress’ is a word that’s all too common for most of us. We are often most aware of it in its negative form, given...

Stress is an inevitable part of our lives, but there are steps we can take to understand it and ensure we don’t succumb to the pressures of everyday living.
posted on: May 4, 2015 | author: Elaine Fernandez
Business is booming in North Ayrshire as innovative economic plan helps companies to grow, while driving down unemployment rates in the process.

Business is booming in North Ayrshire as inno...

posted on: May 2, 2015 | author: Sandy Clarke

The well-worn phrase ‘economic development’ is a particular favourite of politicians, both at local and national level government. It’s handy...

Soldier On’s authenticity – from their appearance to their musical mastery – is the key driver behind the band’s unquestionable and enduring allure.

Soldier On’s authenticity – from their appear...

posted on: May 2, 2015 | author: Whistling Jack

Some bands ooze a certain amount of careless abandon and stylishness that it’s utterly pointless trying to resist their allure. Such indulgence is...

Fitness classes can help you achieve your goals – but make sure to do your research before committing to an instructor who may be offering misguided information.

Fitness classes can help you achieve your goa...

posted on: May 2, 2015 | author: Sandy Clarke

The subject of fitness classes is a bit of a minefield and one that might make me unpopular in certain circles. But I didn’t become a personal...

Looking at the origins of the name of Irvine and the formation of the town’s early communities.

Looking at the origins of the name of Irvine ...

posted on: Apr 25, 2015 | author: Glenn Kerr

The origin of Irvine’s name is a mystery. Until the 10th century, when it began to be displaced by Scottish Gaelic, a Celtic language related to Old...

ACES Woodwynd are helping people reach for the stars and realise their potential.

ACES Woodwynd are helping people reach for th...

posted on: Apr 25, 2015 | author: Sandy Clarke

There’s some debate around whether children of primary school age should be taught about the reality of social issues such as poverty, crime and...

Charity helping young bravehearts to fight the toughest of battles needs your help to continue their vital support.

Charity helping young bravehearts to fight th...

posted on: Apr 16, 2015 | author: Sandy Clarke

Few losses can match the crushing devastation of that felt by a parent upon losing a child. The idea that anything at all positive could come from...

Hold the front page! Seven tips to help get your news into the news.

Hold the front page! Seven tips to help get y...

posted on: Apr 8, 2015 | author: Sandy Clarke

A good press release, when written well, is everyone’s best friend. No doubt, your business will have lots of exciting tales to tell to journalists...

10 things HR managers need to consider as business starts to grow and expand.

10 things HR managers need to consider as bus...

posted on: Apr 6, 2015 | author: Sandy Clarke

There are a number of challenges that come with growth and expansion of a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME). While these can seem like...

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