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45 Commando exercise their Freedom of Angus

Marines from 45 Commando, based at RM Condor, exercised their Freedom of Angus by marching through Arbroath this morning.

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45 Commando  LA Phot Pepe Hogan

MP salutes 45 Commando

Angus MP Mike Weir has saluted 45 Commando’s decision to mark their 45th anniversary in Arbroath by marching through the town’s streets.

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Mike Weir with WASPI campaigner Veronica

Weir calls on government to restore pension faith

Angus MP Mike Weir has called on the UK Government to restore faith in pensions before young people turn their backs on saving for retirement.

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Angus MP reflects on difficult week at Westminster

Angus MP Mike Weir has reflected on the recent events at Westminster in a video shared on his Facebook page.

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The Crowfund Angus website

Crowdfund Angus shortlisted for award

Angus Council’s Crowdfund Angus project has been shortlisted for an award at the annual iESE Awards.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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Nominations being taken for Scottish Council Elections 2017

Nominations being taken for Scottish Council Elections 2017

Nominations are now being taken for the election of 28 councillors to the eight wards of Angus Council.

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Jason Issacs and Mike Weir at 
Portcullis House, Westminster for the launch

MP teams up with Harry Potter star for Marie Curie

Angus MP Mike Weir has joined forces with Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs to urge Angus to ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’

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Carers' Presentation in Scottish Parliament pictured from left - Graeme Dey MSP, Aileen Campbell MSP Minister for Public Health, Jackie Barlow (Head of HR for Scottish Gas) and Shona Oliver (Head of Business Services for Interelate)


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Scottish Parliament achieves Carer Positive recognition

The MSP for Angus South sponsored a special reception this week to mark the Scottish Parliament’s entry to the list of Carer Positive Employers in Scotland.

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Raw chicken breasts

Call to use more local produce

The Scottish Conservatives have called on the Scottish government and Tayside councils to do more to support local producers as new figures reveal the reliance on overseas imports.

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Third of North-east families suffering from fuel poverty

Third of North-east families suffering from fuel poverty

The Scottish Government has admitted its failure to meet fuel poverty targets set for the end of 2016 as figures show that around a third on households still struggle to pay their heating bills, according to a North-east MSP.

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Mike Weir is urging locals to sign the petition

MP backs petition to scrap collection charge

Angus MP Mike Weir, is calling on his constituents to sign a petition to scrap the policy on taxing victims of domestic abuse who claim child maintenance.

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Groups urged by MP to cash in on funding

Groups urged by MP to cash in on funding

Angus MP Mike Weir is encouraging community groups in Angus to keep cashing in on National Lottery funding.

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MP calls for assurances over EU citizens

MP calls for assurances over EU citizens

Angus MP Mike Weir has highlighted the valuable contribution of EU citizens to the Angus economy.

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Mairi Evans at the event at Holyrood

MSP highlights East of Scotland European Consortium work

Angus North and Mearns MSP Mairi Evans is calling on Brexit negotiators not to abandon communities when EU funding is stopped.

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Local MSP Mairi Evans.

Angus community projects showcased at Holyrood

A number of Angus projects, including the Friockheim community hub and DD8 Music from Kirriemuir, were showcased recently at Holyrood.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Liam Kerr - Conservative - North East
May 2016. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

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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