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Disruption for motorists with road closures in Bishopbriggs

Motorists are being warned of road closures in Bishopbriggs next week for road resurfacing work.

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Drymen Road, new road lines.

Claims that new lanes are too close together

A resident claims that the new lines on Drymen Road in Bearsden have been painted too close together.

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Warning to drivers due to Bishopbriggs road closure

Warning to drivers due to Bishopbriggs road closure

A stretch of a busy Bishopbriggs road has closed until Friday.

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Warning of traffic disruption in Kirkintilloch due to major Orange Order walk

Warning of traffic disruption in Kirkintilloch due to major Orange Order walk

Significant traffic disruption is expected in Kirkintilloch on Saturday because of a major Orange Order procession.

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The single use carrier bags will not be available in store after August

Tesco getting rid of single use carrier bags

Tesco has announced that single use carrier bags will no longer be available in its stores from the end of this month.

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Birnam Crescent and the field where Cala Homes would like to build new houses.

Residents oppose housing plans

Cala Homes has submitted a planning application to build 20 houses on former greenbelt land in Bearsden - near Birnam Crescent.

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New 4G may affect your Freeview TV reception

Free help is on offer if your Freeview TV fails

New fourth generation mobile services (4G) has been switched on in Milngavie and there’s a chance that it may interfere with your Freeview on TV.

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Housing proposal for greenbelt site refused

Housing proposal for greenbelt site refused

Developers have had an 
appeal to build housing 
on greenbelt land at 
Kirkintilloch rejected.

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25-3-2017 Picture Jamie Forbes. Queens Building Lenzie.

Protests grow over street plan

Anger is rising over plans for a new road layout for Lenzie — with claims lessons have not been learned from the “disastrous” shared space at Kirkintilloch town centre.

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A new 10-year plan has been launched to protect Scotland's pollinating insects.

Plan to protect pollinator population

A new strategy has been launched to protect and safeguard the future of Scotland’s indigenous bee and butterfly populations.

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The road is expected to close around 8pm on Friday, July 28and then reopen around 6am on Monday, July 31

Road closure in Kirkintilloch

There’s more misery for drivers as East Dunbartonshire Council announces another road closure.

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The latest national survey of Scotlands population of capercaillie, the worlds largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the countrys most endangered birds. Pic credit: Dave Braddock (rspb-images.com).

National survey results fuel plans to help one of Scotland’s most iconic birds

The latest national survey of Scotland’s population of capercaillie, the world’s largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals – making it one of the country’s most endangered birds.

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Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

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Changes announced to bus services at Bishopbriggs

Changes announced to bus services at Bishopbriggs

Local bus operator First Glasgow has this morning advised customers of changes to services in the Auchinairn area due to ongoing roadworks.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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Poll calls to protect places like the hill Quinag in the Scottish Highlands. Pic: Kevin Lelland.

Poll calls for Scotland’s wild lands to be protected

As tourists flock to Scotland’s scenic outdoors for the summer holidays, a clear majority would be put off visits by industrial development.

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The yellow-legged tortoiseshell. Picture: SWNS

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

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A representative of the Forestry Commission surveys the damage after the tree felling

Builders who axed trees have bid for Lenzie housing development rejected on appeal

Campaigners are claiming victory after developers who axed 70 trees at a site in Lenzie had their appeal to build homes there rejected.

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Drivers and residents driven round the bend by closure of Auchinairn Road

Drivers and residents driven round the bend by closure of Auchinairn Road

Confusion is rife over the closure of a main arterial road linking Bishopbriggs with Lenzie.

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