More than 400 people have signed a petition asking Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) to reconsider its decision to put the rent up from £100 to £3,600 a year on a property used by community organisation Soroba Young Family Group,a registered charity.
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The Oban Times,May 16 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital ‘Greed’has been blamed for the collapse of Argyll and Bute Council’s SNP-led administration. Council leader James Robb resigned as a result of the SNP’s National Executive Committee suspending membership of its Argyll and Bute councillors following a ‘deal’with the council’s Liberal Democrat and Conservative members.
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www.obantimes.co.uk/digital The biggest cheer of the Scottish Six Days Trial was reserved for Kinlochleven’s Gary MacDonald after he picked up third over-all and top Scot at the event in Fort William and Lochaber.
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The Oban Times,may 16 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital Ballachulish’s Frank Chambers is a shadow of his former self after losing more than 10 stone in 12 months.
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The Oban Times,May 16 2013 and on line from the same date at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital More than £1,000 has been raised for Help for Heroes in memory of fallen soldier Robert ‘Robbie’McLaren from Mull.
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The Oban Times,May 9 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital An Oban-based children’s charity that supports more than 100 families in the town is facing a 3,600 per cent rent increase.
‘Some things are worth more than money,’says one parent.
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The Oban Times,May 9 2013 or on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital With around an estimated 80 people around Fort William struggling to find enough food each month,moves are afoot to set up a food bank in the town.
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The Oban Times,May 9 2013,and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital from the same date. Oban was a world of music and dance on the weekend of May 3-5 2013 as competitors lined up to take part in the prestigious and 30th Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival.
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VIDEO Loch Shiel Spring Festival provided a feast of classical music with pop-up concerts around Glenfinnan on Saturday,May 4 2013,as part of the family gala day.
One example was Charles Mutter,Roy Bridge youngster Helena Rose and Simone Rebello,pictured, entertaining folk at Glenfinnan Railway Statio.
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The Oban Times,May 9 2013 and on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital