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Garden competition is blooming marvellous

East Ayrshire’s garden competition attracted a record number of local amateur gardeners this year, all vying for the Best Garden title.

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Fraud conviction for tradesman

A local tradesman has been given a community payback order at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court following an investigation by East Ayrshire Council’s Trading Standards Service.

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Recruitment event success

Five hundred local job hunters had their prospects boosted last week at the latest in a series of highly successful recruitment events held at Kilmarnock’s Grand Hall. With 50 stalls from local employers and training agencies,  potential candidates could choose from a huge range of opportunities, from care work to construction,  and retail work to careers with the Fire Service, Army  and Stagecoach.

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Hillhead Primary gains Unicef RRS Bronze award

Hillhead Primary School in Kilmarnock has achieved a Unicef Rights Respecting Schools (RRS) Bronze Award for its work in creating a safe and inspiring place to learn for pupils.

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Respectful Funeral Service wins COSLA award

East Ayrshire’s Respectful Funeral Service has been named best in Scotland for Service Innovation and Improvement at the COSLA Awards.

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Council consults on second draft of Gaelic Language Plan

East Ayrshire Council is asking all local residents for their views and ideas on the second version of the Gaelic Language Plan (2019-2023).

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Ochiltree’s Gritter Gang prepares for winter

Ochiltree’s community resilience group has detailed plans and new gritting equipment in place and ready to go for the start of winter.

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A714 Road Improvement Plan

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, on behalf of South Ayrshire Council, will be carrying out essential and major resurfacing works on two sections of the A714, as part of the A714 Road Improvement Plan.