IN THIS WEEK'S BARRHEAD NEWS
Published: 20 Jun 2012 09:30
SUPERMARKET giant ASDA is coming to town after plans for a new £20 million superstore were given the green light, the Barrhead News can exclusively reveal.
The company will redevelop the site of the disused health centre creating a total of 400 full-time jobs - half in construction and half in the new state of the art store.
Delighted Barrhead MP Jim Murphy told the News: "This is great news for the town's economy."
BARRHEAD police bosses have declared "nowhere is a no-go area" after raids saw six arrests in the town and thousands of pounds worth of drugs seized.
Strathclyde officers stamped their authority on Crossmill Avenue in the Dunterlie area of the town on Thursday, June 14, in an operation involving over 70 officers, seizing thousands of pounds worth of Class C and B drugs.
RENEWED calls for an eyesore derelict factory in the town have emerged amidst fears that someone could be seriously hurt at the site.
The disused plastic factory on Gladstone Avenue has gained a reputation in the town as a notorious fire and anti-social behavior hot-spot, and fed up residents are at the end of their tether.