17 Apr 2014 07:00 • Paul Fisher

Dalry pharma firm in China takover bid

DSM have this week confirmed that they are fully committed to their Dalry operation after they announced that they are in talks to take over a Chinese company.

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16 Apr 2014 16:00 • Douglas Coulter

West Kilbride family's fears over asbestos in garden

A WEST KILBRIDE family is urging North Ayrshire Council to force the owner of a derelict building that sheds dangerous asbestos into their garden to make it safe.

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16 Apr 2014 12:45 • Paul Fisher

Mystery flu bug strikes the Three Towns

NHS Ayrshire and Arran have this week played down fears that there could be a swine flu breakout in the Three Towns area.

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16 Apr 2014 11:30

Easter lunches available for primary kids

YOUNGSTERS at primary schools in the area have been enjoying daily food and fun sessions during the Easter holidays.


15 Apr 2014 14:00

Central Ayrshire MP takes to the road in roving surgery

CENTRAL Ayrshire MP Brian Donohoe is making his surgery mobile in a few weeks with the help of bus company Stagecoach.


15 Apr 2014 13:00

Big Bang gig ignites Ardrossan music scene

Chris Herron was blown away by the successful Civic Centre gig featuring an explosive wealth of homegrown and world-renowned talent. Here's his review.


15 Apr 2014 13:00

Stevenston school football tournament is a success

AUCHENHARVIE Academy held another successful football tournament recently, once again organised by the local campus police.

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15 Apr 2014 10:00

Garnock Valley's young poetry recital champions

The Garnock Valley Cluster School Poetry competition, sponsored by Barrmill Jolly Beggars Burns Club, was held in Beith Primary School on Tuesday March 25.

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15 Apr 2014 07:00

North Ayrshire's Council Leader offers sympathy to family of tragic schoolgirl

COUNCIL leader Willie Gibson has offered his sympathy on behalf of North Ayrshire Council to the family of Keane Wallis-Bennet – the schoolgirl killed by a collapsed wall at Liberton High School in Edinburgh last week.

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14 Apr 2014 21:30 • Douglas Coulter

Almost full moon over West Kilbride

This stunning image of the moon rising over West Kilbride was posted by Peter Watkins.


14 Apr 2014 16:00

Stevenston man accused of assault and smashing up a TV

A STEVENSTON man has been accused of assault and smashing a television at an address in the town earlier this year.


14 Apr 2014 13:00

Saltcoats teenager releases his first EP

‘Guided’ by James Hopkins has been released on iTunes this week and is making waves in the singer/songwriter charts already

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14 Apr 2014 07:00

Dalry woman admits possession of diamorphine

A DALRY woman has been charged after she was caught in possession of a Class A drug.

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13 Apr 2014 16:00

Cat of the week

Cookie is a special cat in need of a special home...

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13 Apr 2014 07:00

News from 3TFM

No doubt parents are aware that as this week’s edition of the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald gets published, the school holidays this Easter are well underway...

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12 Apr 2014 16:00

Wild birds are nesting already

I GUESS most people wouldn’t think that wild birds were nesting already. The weather has mostly been cold, wet and miserable...

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12 Apr 2014 07:00 • Douglas Coulter

Stevenston fly-tipping problem continues

THE litter problem on Stevenston beach continues, despite complaints to the council.

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11 Apr 2014 21:00 • Douglas Coulter

Arran Folk Festival celebrates 20 years

THE 20th Arran Folk Festival line-up has been announced – and it includes an enticing mixture of established and emerging talents.

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11 Apr 2014 19:00 • Paul Fisher

Police hit the streets...and the tweets

Last Friday, police officers in North Ayrshire hosted a 24 hour Twitter event to provide members of the public with an insight into their work.

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11 Apr 2014 16:00

Referendum 'conversation': Empowering women

WOMEN voters are more likely than men to say they are undecided when asked which way they will vote in the Independence Referendum in September. In this month’s ‘conversation’, two local women discuss the topic of whether independence would empower women. Do they persuade you one way or the other if you are on the fence?

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