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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 said the Scottish people must be given a choice.

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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MSP urges young people to exercise their right to vote

MSP urges young people to exercise their right to vote

Mairi Evans MSP has called on young people in Angus to seize the opportunity to take part in May’s historic Local Government elections.

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Mairi Evans MSP

MSP’s call to check benefits entitlements

Mairi Evans MSP has called on her constituents in Angus North and Mearns to ensure they are claiming all benefits they are entitled to.

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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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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

Mairi Evans opposed to Trident renewal

Angus North and Mearns MSP Mairi Evans MSP has added her name to the list of politicians who are opposed to the renewal of Trident

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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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