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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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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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Dey welcomes social enterprise investment

Dey welcomes social enterprise investment

Angus South MSP Graeme Dey has welcomed an announcement from the Scottish Government of an investment of more than £1 million to help advance Scotland’s world-leading social enterprise sector.

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Mike Weir MP at the town's Harbour.

Arbroath Smokie “relies upon” EU protected status

Angus MP Mike Weir has voiced concerns that a post-Brexit trade deal could blow the Arbroath Smokie’s protected status out of the water.

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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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Home energy on the agenda for MSP’s surgery

Home energy on the agenda for MSP’s surgery

Local MSP Graeme Dey is holding an energy advice surgery at his constituency office later this month.

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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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