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

Ayr’s Starlight Walk Returns For 11th Year Running

By Dane McBeth Every year since 2009, Ayr-based charity Ayrshire Hospice has invited locals along to join them on a midnight stroll through the town. On Saturday May 18th the Land O’ Burns Starlight Walk returns for its eleventh anniversary and registration is now open for people looking to gear up for a night of gentle exercise and stargazing. This year, the organisers have decided to freshen things up with three new … Continue reading Ayr’s Starlight Walk Returns For 11th Year Running

Palo Alto Networks Raises Awareness About Cyber-security At UWS

By Fethi Benaissa Phil Taylor, a networks and security engineer at Palo Alto Networks, has delivered a lecture on cyber-security this morning at UWS campus in Ayr. Mr Taylor was invited to speak to the data journalism students. Afterwards he spoke exclusively to a group of Broadcast Journalism students who came to learn more about how to protect their online activity. Palo Alto Networks is … Continue reading Palo Alto Networks Raises Awareness About Cyber-security At UWS

Palo Alto Networks talk “online safety” at UWS.

By Ryan Capperauld. In a visit to the UWS campus in Ayr, guest lecturer Phil Taylor (Security Network Engineer) of Palo Alto Networks stressed the importance of online safety in the age of internet usage. Taylor outlined the dangers that hacking and the gathering of data can pose online, urging students and staff members at the university to become self-aware of how their activities online could … Continue reading Palo Alto Networks talk “online safety” at UWS.

Preview: Improving Hawick aim to shock title-chasing Ayr

By Ronan Alexander TENNENT’S Premiership league leaders Ayr make the long trip to Hawick on Saturday with the Greens aiming to dent the visitors title hopes. Ayr come into the match top of the table after a narrow 14-7 victory against Boroughmuir at the weekend, keeping Peter Murchie’s men one point ahead of second place Melrose. Photos by George McMillan. For the hosts, they sit … Continue reading Preview: Improving Hawick aim to shock title-chasing Ayr

Netflix Giant to Adapt Beloved Roald Dahl Books into Movies

BY FIONA MACKIE NETFLIX announced yesterday on Twitter that the online streaming service will be remaking Roald Dahl’s best known books in animation form. This will include well – known favourites Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, along with The BFG, George’s Marvellous Medicine, and The Twits. Roald Dahl is still incredibly popular with his works today, despite his last book Esio Trot being … Continue reading Netflix Giant to Adapt Beloved Roald Dahl Books into Movies