This week’s packed Forres Gazette has 32 packed pages, filled with lots of interesting items to keep you up to date with what is going on in your area.
In your shops from Wednesday morning your favourite local newspaper has plenty of stories, news, views, interesting articles and features, along with sports pages and up to date information from all the local clubs.
This week’s Gazette front page puts the focus on a local mum who was appalled after the images of the migrant camp at Calais were televised, having worked there with the families and children during the summer. She wants people to write to their MPs to try and encourage home secretary Amber Rudd to allow the children’s paperwowrk to be processed so children can be brought to safety, to their families.
Page one also puts the onus on local community warden Dave Haytack who accepts that there is a problem in the town with vandalism, littering and dog fouling, but needs the public to help him identify the culprits so they can be charged or fined.
Page two puts the spotlight on the administration costs levied for paying out grants from the Auchernack Trust Fund, with the outgoing chairman having refused to sign off the accounts, stating it was too much and he wanted an explanation.
Page there looks at youngsters from the Wednesday Club, who will be partying in the coming months, thanks to a cash boost from some local dancers.
Also featuring this week is local pensioner and volunteer Margaret Stevenson, whose less than lucky break actually turned out OK for a local charity. the Rotary Club of Forres have been out planting bulbs with the children from Andersons Primary School and local historian Cameron Taylor is in a two page spread as the details and secrets of his walk around the historic parts of the town during Culture Week are revealed. A local lady reached her 100th birthday and enjoyed a party with her family and calls are being made for assurances over the future of Kinloss.
Why not have a look at the Times Past page which is packed with information and pictures from times gone by and a look at how Forres was shaping up 100, 50, 25 and 10 years ago. Are you tracing your family tree or have some interesting information about Forres or local families from the past? Get in touch.
Full pages of sport this week cover a variety of pursuits. Every week we have a round-up of all the action from athletics, football, darts, cricket, fishing, bowling, cycling, fishing and even shooting, basketball, motorsport and golf, which all feature in the Gazette throughout the year. The Forres Mechanics and Forres Thistle’s latest exploits are covered with all the action.
Have your say on the hot issues in and around Forres on our regular letters page, which puts local issues firmly in the spotlight. Why not put pen to paper and tell us what you think. Alternatively send us your photograph for our Forres Folk page with pictures of local folks having fun or taking part in fundraisers. To get yourself in the picture send us pictures of your family and work events, from all the fun of a work night out, birthday bashes, weddings, hen nights, fundraisers and much more. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, contact us via Twitter or Facebook.
Get the ‘Gazette’ for the latest entertainment round-up or for details about the latest planning applications. It’s your paper so send us in your previews, reviews and pictures of any entertainment events in and around the town. For all the up to date news look no further than your favourite local weekly and remember that not all stories appear online.
If that wasn’t enough, there is also the chance to have a go at our prize winning crossword.
So pick up a copy in your newsagent or local shop, brew up a hot drink and put your feet up in your favourite armchair and enjoy a good read.