Barrhead BID group roll out the welcome mat
29 Jul 2015 15:30 • Graham Mann
HOT on the heels of the Yarn Bombers bringing a welcome dash of colour to Barrhead, the businesses driving forward plans to bring new life to the town centre will roll out the welcome mat to a special guest.
Barrhead yob flouted footy ban
29 Jul 2015 13:00
A BARRHEAD yob jailed for posting a bullet-riddled photo of ex-Celtic manager Neil Lennon online flouted a football ban – by turning up at a Rangers match.
Cat equality campaign is purring along nicely
29 Jul 2015 10:35 • Sean Rooney
A CAMPAIGN to give cats the same rights as dogs is gathering momentum.
Taxi driver creep jailed for leering at women
29 Jul 2015 08:35 • Rory Cassidy
A TAXI driver who locked female passengers in his car and made inappropriate sexual remarks to them during late-night cab rides has been jailed.
Burst pipe causes rush hour chaos and flooding in Barrhead
28 Jul 2015 15:30
A RUPTURED water main “split” the road surface and poured thousands of gallons of water into nearby properties on Monday.
Step out with Barrhead walking group
27 Jul 2015 16:40
Families who want to get out and about locally are invited to join a weekly walking group in Barrhead.
Neilston fighter set for Lagoon showdown
29 Jul 2015 14:45 • Craig Ritchie
NEILSTON Thai-boxer John-Ross Morrison will be back in action this Saturday at the Lagoon Arena and he insists he’s in the shape of his life.
Saints progress in the Petrofac Cup
28 Jul 2015 11:30 • Craig Ritchie
St Mirren 3-1 Berwick Rangers
St Mirren learn their Petrofac Cup fate
27 Jul 2015 14:37
ST Mirren have been drawn away to Annan Athletic in the Petrofac Training Cup second round.
Fishing latest from John Milne
27 Jul 2015 08:45
THE fishing on our small stillwaters does begin to slow up a little at this time of year.
Ex-Arthurlie hero turned Scotland star
26 Jul 2015 20:30
FORMER Arthurlie star Andy Weir was a prominent figure in the 1950’s before making the switch to senior side Motherwell.
Maxwell inspired by Trussell Trust volunteers
27 Jul 2015 16:45
In his latest column in the Barrhead News, MSP Stewart Maxwell describes an inspiring encounter with local volunteers.
See the person, not the disability
8 Apr 2015 14:49
I used to work for the Scottish consortium for learning disability (SCLD) where I travelled over Scotland to give presentations at different organisations ,such as the Scottish government and the national autistic society, about obstacles and stigma I experienced in my own journey getting in to employment. Having a learning disability myself I am able to share my thoughts and experience on facing these issues head on. I share that having a job makes you feel good, and a place where you can make new friends.
A caring point of view
6 Apr 2015 08:45
EAST Renfrewshire Disability Action's (ERDA) current membership is made up of individuals and organisations, writes Michael McEwan.
A note from the News
8 Feb 2015 13:00
NEWSPAPERS are often criticised for focusing on the negative, but there are times when a good news story throws itself at your feet and leaves even the most cynical old hack with no option but to unfurl the bunting.
Aiming a kick at the political football
1 Feb 2015 13:30
There has been a bit of a stushie in recent weeks about the workload on A&E departments, writes our columnist Douglas Yates.
X Factor star on a Quest 4 Talent
16 Apr 2015 14:13
Pop sensation Nicholas McDonald will be performing at the prestigious event being held at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley this Friday (March 27).
Games jobs gift just keeps giving
15 Sep 2014 14:34
Now that the dancing teacakes and Lulu are just a rapidly-fading memory, what will the real legacy of the Commonwealth Games be for Glasgow and surrounding areas like Barrhead and Paisley?
Diving into Deep Sea adventure
5 Sep 2014 09:30
This is why we’re proud to be offering our readers a special discount for a trip to see this flagship attraction and maritime marvel, with a voucher which will either admit one child completely free (saving £7) when buying an adult ticket, or alternatively admit one adult at 20 per cent off the usual price.
Money and welfare advice free to Barrhead residents
5 Jun 2014 17:00
A FREE welfare rights and money advice drop-in service is running in Barrhead every Wednesday.
Getting the best out of Bahrain
19 Feb 2014 09:30 • Gary Farmer
With the UK economy still in the doldrums the potentially rich rewards of a contract in the Middle East are as appealing as ever.