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MSP writes to council over community alarm concerns

A North East MSP has written to social care bosses in Angus to express concern over proposed changes to the delivery of the local community alarm service.

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Protest outside Angus Council meeting

Angus councillors were met with protesters this morning as they arrived at the Town and County Hall in Forfar for a full budget meeting.

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Care cuts and ‘gagging order’ denied by AHSCP

Care cuts and ‘gagging order’ denied by AHSCP

Angus Health and Social Care Partnership has responded to union claims that it has ‘gagged’ staff over service issues and has denied suggestions of cuts.

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Angus North and Mearns MSP Mairi Evans, Angus South MSP Graeme Dey and Angus MP Mike Weir

Angus politicians reassured that job centres won’t close

The future of Angus job centres have been assured by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) during a meeting with three local politicians.

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Angus Council reveals more about 2017/18 budget plans

Angus Council reveals more about 2017/18 budget plans

Angus Council’s funding shortfall is not as severe as previously thought, around £11 million instead of £15 million, according to the latest budget information.

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Council to introduce local service hubs earlier than planned

Council to introduce local service hubs earlier than planned

Angus Council is to introduce new hubs for locally based service as part of its five year agile working and estates plan.

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Mairi Evans MSP addresses Scottish Women's Aid

MSP backs Scottish Women’s Aid

The MSP for Angus North has pledged her support to the Scottish Women’s Aid as the charity celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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Council tax set to rise but the local authority will be smaller

Council tax set to rise but the local authority will be smaller

Council tax could rise for all homes in Angus for the first time in almost 10 years as the local authority looks to bridge the gap of a £15 million funding shortfall in its budget for the next year.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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Angus MP fears fishing industry could be sold down the river

Angus MP fears fishing industry could be sold down the river

Angus MP, Mike Weir, fears the UK Government could ‘sell the Arbroath fishing industry down the river’ for a second time as part of a Brexit trade-off deal.

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Angus council going to be smaller and council tax could go up

Angus council going to be smaller and council tax could go up

Angus Council says its vision is that it will be a “better, stronger, more sustainable but smaller organisation by 2020”.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Angus MP meets Glaxo Chairman

Angus MP meets Glaxo Chairman

Angus MP Mike Weir met with Chairman Sir Philip Hampton and other senior Glaxo executives to discuss issues relating to the company and pharmaceutical industry in general.

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Margo Williamson

New chief executive for Angus Council

Margo Williamson has been appointed as Angus Council’s new chief executive.

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Up to 700,000 households to benefit from Universal Credit Reforms

Up to 700,000 households to benefit from Universal Credit Reforms

Local MSP Graeme Dey has welcomed the detail of a response to a parliamentary question that he lodged, revealing that between 650,000 and 700,000 households are expected to benefit from Universal Credit reforms introduced by the Scottish Government.

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Susan Carnegie Centre

Liam Kerr raises Mulberry Unit issue at Holyrood

A North East MSP has called for clarity on the future of the Mulberry Unit at Stracathro Hospital.

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Fergus Ewing - Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy & Connectivity was key note speaker at the Rural Parliament

Five key areas identified to be taken forward in next two years

The Scottish Rural Parliament’s Manifesto was published on line earlier this month, after being launched in December at their AGM.

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