High street crisis: is art the solution?

by Giulia Candussi   Footfall in UK high streets was down by 4.2 percent between the end of 2017 and the end of 2018, according to research by Ipsos. This equals to a drop of three million high street customers. Also, 1 in 12 shops closed in the past five years, according to further analysis by the Guardian. Clothing retailers have seen the biggest decline … Continue reading High street crisis: is art the solution?

Easter Weekend Litter Angers Ayr’s Local Beachgoers

By Fethi Benaissa Easter Weekend and bank holiday have attracted hundreds of people to Ayr Beach to enjoy the warm weather. According to the Met Office, Scotland has registered the warmest Easter Sunday on record. However, this has caused a significant amount of improper litter disposal on the beach in Ayr, sparking anger among local residents. Pamela, Ayr resident, came to the beach this morning … Continue reading Easter Weekend Litter Angers Ayr’s Local Beachgoers

‘The Hunterston Proposal’ Fairlie’s Fight, A Community Divided

Under new plans Hunterston PARC in North Ayrshire is set to become an oil rig decommissioning hub, hoping to provide hundreds of jobs for the surrounding area. But many are sceptical of the developments, believing that the jobs are over-estimated and the environment will be adversely compromised. Brandon Cook, a student at UWS, looks into the situation deeper in this eye-opening documentary as part of … Continue reading ‘The Hunterston Proposal’ Fairlie’s Fight, A Community Divided

Paedophile Hunters in Ayr

By Morgane Colinet PAEDOPHILE hunters hit Ayr last weekend as they went to meet an alleged child abuser. The suspected sex offender was intercepted just outside Ayr bus station whilst on his way to meet who he thought was a fourteen-year-old girl according to WolfPack Hunters UK. The Spanish man, allegedly from Barcelona according to the WolfPack Hunters UK Improved Facebook group, is a luggage … Continue reading Paedophile Hunters in Ayr

Who Is Responsible For Ayr Station Chaos?

By Fethi Benaissa Last month, the crumbling former Ayr station hotel has forced South Ayshire Council to put in place an ‘extended exclusion zone’ around the building, limiting trains access and causing major disruptions in Scotrail services to and from the station. The building is part-owned by Network Rail, a private british railway company, and majority-owned by a Malaysian businessman by the name of Mr Ung. … Continue reading Who Is Responsible For Ayr Station Chaos?