Family's plea over murder of Saltcoats OAP
2 Sep 2015 11:45
"We want to bring our dad home," is the emotional plea of Malcky Ballantyne's son this week as a £10,000 reward is offered to find the OAP's killer.
Ardrossan not-for-profit independent living advice company launches new website
31 Aug 2015 19:00 • Douglas Coulter
AN ARDROSSAN not-for-profit company that gives free information and advice on self-directed support has launched a new website.
Laser beam aimed at plane's cockpit from Beith
31 Aug 2015 16:00 • Douglas Coulter
POLICE were called to Beith after a laser beam was aimed at the cockpit of a British Airways flight approaching Glasgow Airport.
Care services secured by North Ayrshire Council
31 Aug 2015 13:00
BOSSES at North and South Ayrshire Councils have stepped in to protect vital ‘care and support at home’ services for older and vulnerable people – and keep 97 people in a job – after a contracted care provider ceased trading.
Virtual tour of new £46 million Ayrshire hospital
31 Aug 2015 10:00 • Lisa Hodge
A FILM revealing the inside of North Ayrshire’s new £46million mental health hospital has been released.
Garnock Valley flood defence scheme confirmed
31 Aug 2015 07:00
NORTH Ayrshire Council’s ambitious £15million plans to tackle flooding in the Garnock Valley have moved a step closer.
Rankin demands improvement
2 Sep 2015 09:30
ANGRY Irvine Meadow boss Stevie Rankin is demanding a bigger effort from his players after they rounded off a miserable week by losing their opening league encounter at home to Arthurlie.
Marymass challenge for Wheelers
31 Aug 2015 09:30
THE annual Marymass 10-mile Time Trial was held on the A78 course on 23 August 2015, hosted by local cycling club Fullarton Wheelers.
National challenge for North Ayrshire Athletics Club
30 Aug 2015 09:30
A STRONG contingent from North Ayrshire Athletics Club made their way to Grangemouth at the weekend to take part in the pinnacle of the Scottish Track and Field season.
Irvine seal survival
29 Aug 2015 09:30
JUBILANT Irvine skipper Stuart McCallum saluted his team as assured survival in the Western First Division with a battling performance.
Column: Fisher's Net
18 Jul 2015 09:30 • Paul Fisher
T In The Park and going online when out and about...
Column: Cooking up a storm in a kitchen
14 Apr 2015 10:52
WELCOME to my latest cooking column and a huge thanks to everyone who commented on my tomato and red pepper soup.
Here's Saltcoats, Canadian Style
18 Apr 2014 13:00 • Paul Fisher
IN part three of our look at towns, villages and hamlets around the world that share the name of those in North Ayrshire, we jumped across the Atlantic Ocean and once again visited Canada...
'Jim is our hero'
31 Mar 2011 09:30
We have a local hero in our town and I wish to nominate him for a reward.
"Mountain of dog poo"
24 Feb 2011 09:30
Letter from Australian visitor
17 Feb 2011 09:30
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Return to Music in West Kilbride for Latvian pianist
10 Apr 2015 19:12
MUSIC in West Kilbride will end the current season on a high note with a much anticipated solo recital by award-winning Latvian pianist Arta Arnicane – a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Bingo world record bid benefits senior citizens
4 Dec 2014 14:00
Bingo is a fun game at the best of times, but this week Gala Bingo have added a new Wow factor to the process by teaming up with a leading charity to stage a novel world record attempt.
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.
Internationally acclaimed West Kilbride pianist in homecoming concert
22 Apr 2014 19:30
INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed pianist and musicologist Roy Howat from West Kilbride will perform at Overton Church on Friday, April 25 at 7.30pm.
The trumpets shall sound in Beith
22 Apr 2014 19:00
THE final Beith Arts concert of the season welcomes trumpet and piano duo ‘The Trumpet Shall Sound’ on Sunday, April 27.
Opera in the bay
11 Mar 2014 12:00