IN this week's Barrhead News we tell of a hoax bomb threat at Barrhead High which came just hours after the terror attack in Manchester.

There is a moving story on a Neilston woman who ran the London Marathon in memory of her running partner who died from breast cancer.

Gillian Kearney donated the funds she raised to a unique charity which supports women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy.

We reveal how a Barrhead woman who disguised herself with black bin bags to hold up a shop in the town has gone unpunished over a drunken assault at a Paisley pub.

There is also a two-page General Election preview featuring the views of the four politicians who will battle it out to represent East Renfrewshire at Westminster.

More locally, a pact has been agreed between the SNP and Labour that will see the two parties lead East Renfrewshire Council.

As ever, our photographer was out taking plenty of snaps.

This week's edition includes a full-page picture special of a craft and farmers' market held in Barrhead, as well as a two-page spread showcasing Country Feeds Pet Supplies' 30th anniversary celebrations.

In our Sport section, Barrhead YFC 2003 Reds are the talk of the town after winning the Scottish Cup.

Reds manager Paul Brogan believes Sunday's 4-1 victory over Banks O'Dee Albion will be the first step in illustrious football careers for many of his young starlets.

There is further good news for another of the town's football teams as Arthurlie under-21s claimed the Glasgow Cup after coming from behind to beat Whitletts.