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Greenock Telegraph
Chance to change Greenock town centrePEOPLE Greenock are to be given the opportunity to help draw up plans for the r
Chance to change Greenock town centre
Greenock Telegraph / Posted yesterday
PEOPLE Greenock are to be given the opportunity to help draw up plans for the regeneration of the town centre. Following the success of a four day ‘charrette’ in Port Glasgow which resulted in a masterplan for the area, Inverclyde Council and... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
‘Toxic dump’ at Greenock beauty spotFLY-TIPPERS have sparked fury after dumping toxic asbestos material at a renown
‘Toxic dump’ at Greenock beauty spot
Greenock Telegraph / Posted yesterday
FLY-TIPPERS have sparked fury after dumping toxic asbestos material at a renowned Inverclyde beauty spot. A search is underway for the people who illegally dumped a mountain of rubbish near the start of the Greenock Cut at the top of Overton... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Prominent Port Glasgow businessman backs £600k new roadA LEADING Port Glasgow businessman has welcomed plans for a new £600,000 spur r
Prominent Port Glasgow businessman backs £600k new road
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
A LEADING Port Glasgow businessman has welcomed plans for a new £600,000 spur road into the town centre. Butcher Drew McKenzie, who chairs the Port Traders’ Association, says the project by regeneration firm Riverside Inverclyde (RI) to create a... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Chain Reaction with Provost Robert MoranMONDAY saw the start of the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Monkey. Also kn
Chain Reaction with Provost Robert Moran
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
MONDAY saw the start of the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Monkey. Also known as the Spring Festival, celebrations traditionally run from the evening before the first day to the Lantern Festival, on the 15th day of the calendar month. It is a... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Inverclyde Council could launch legal challenge on budgetINVERCLYDE Council could be set to mount a legal challenge over the budget offe
Inverclyde Council could launch legal challenge on budget
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
INVERCLYDE Council could be set to mount a legal challenge over the budget offer it received from the Scottish Government. Council leader Stephen McCabe says he is holding discussions with other local authorities about a judicial review of... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Public asked to help shape new Greenock town centre regeneration planPEOPLE Greenock are to be given the opportunity to help draw up plans for the r
Public asked to help shape new Greenock town centre regeneration plan
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
PEOPLE Greenock are to be given the opportunity to help draw up plans for the regeneration of the town centre. Following the success of a four day 'charrette' in Port Glasgow which resulted in a masterplan for the area, Inverclyde Council and... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Vandals trashing public toilets branded "mindless idiots" by local councillorVANDALS who are routinely trashing public toilets have been branded "mindless i
Vandals trashing public toilets branded "mindless idiots" by local councillor
EveningTimes Online / Posted 3 days ago
VANDALS who are routinely trashing public toilets have been branded "mindless idiots" by a local authority. Inverclyde council representatives say yobs have been targeting the community facilities at Coronation Park in Port Glasgow routinely and... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Green light for £840k Inverclyde road improvementsINVERCLYDE Council has given the green light to a district-wide £840,000 road i
Green light for £840k Inverclyde road improvements
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
INVERCLYDE Council has given the green light to a district-wide £840,000 road improvement programme. The project will see preventative measures taken to protect road surfaces and avoid the cost of future reconstruction. Councillor Michael McCormick... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Government respond to council leader's budget blastTHE Scottish Government has today defended the budget offer it made to Invercly
Government respond to council leader's budget blast
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
THE Scottish Government has today defended the budget offer it made to Inverclyde Council. The Tele reported yesterday how local authority leader Stephen McCabe had branded it 'draconian' and revealed that he was looking into the possibility of a... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
New crackdown on abuse of vulnerable adults in InverclydeA SERIES of hard hitting short films exposing the abuse at-risk adults face can
New crackdown on abuse of vulnerable adults in Inverclyde
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
A SERIES of hard hitting short films exposing the abuse at-risk adults face can face has been uploaded by Inverclyde Council. The campaign on YouTube uses real life cases, acted out by vulnerable people, to show the dangers they can face in their... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Budget row escalates as Inverclyde Council leader considers judicial reviewINVERCLYDE Council could be set to mount a legal challenge over the budget offe
Budget row escalates as Inverclyde Council leader considers judicial review
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
INVERCLYDE Council could be set to mount a legal challenge over the budget offer it received from the Scottish Government. Council leader Stephen McCabe says he is holding discussions with other local authorities about a judicial review of... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
‘No redundancies’ insist ferry firm if contract bid is successfulTHE company bidding to take over CalMac’s Clyde ferry routes have told Invercly
‘No redundancies’ insist ferry firm if contract bid is successful
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
THE company bidding to take over CalMac’s Clyde ferry routes have told Inverclyde politicians there will be no compulsory redundancies if they win the contract. Senior executives from Serco, who want to operate CalMac’s Clyde and Hebridean routes... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Inverclyde Council to set budget in March after unprecedented delayTHE council will set its new budget in March, it's been announced today. The l
Inverclyde Council to set budget in March after unprecedented delay
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
THE council will set its new budget in March, it's been announced today. The local authority recently delayed the process for the first time in its history amid uncertainty over future Scottish Government funding. It had been due to set out its... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Westminster message...by Ronnie Cowan MPTHE dominant ‘story’ in Inverclyde has been the announcement that Texas Instrum
Westminster message...by Ronnie Cowan MP
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
THE dominant ‘story’ in Inverclyde has been the announcement that Texas Instruments (TI) are relocating their local manufacturing site abroad. The detrimental impact on the Inverclyde community is potentially immense with the possibility that 365... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Ferry firm refuses to speak on talksTHE company which hopes to take control of CalMac’s Clyde ferry routes is holdi
Ferry firm refuses to speak on talks
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
THE company which hopes to take control of CalMac’s Clyde ferry routes is holding crunch talks with Inverclyde politicians today – but refused to speak to the Tele before or after the meeting. Serco – who are bidding against CalMac for the routes –... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
First look at Port yard's new £2m officePLANNING permission has been given for Ferguson’s of Port Glasgow to build new
First look at Port yard's new £2m office
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
PLANNING permission has been given for Ferguson’s of Port Glasgow to build new £2 million offices. The three-floor building will be on the parking area behind the town’s fire station. Inverclyde Council planning officials approved the proposal,... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
More problems kick off at troubled Greenock football parkA GREENOCK football park which has been plagued with problems is being dug up –
More problems kick off at troubled Greenock football park
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
A GREENOCK football park which has been plagued with problems is being dug up – just six months after it opened. Work is underway once again at Rankin Park in a bid to finally solve drainage issues hampering the grass pitch. The surface was... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
View from the leader's chairWITH the recent extreme weather conditions flooding has once again been high up
View from the leader's chair
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
WITH the recent extreme weather conditions flooding has once again been high up the political agenda. Some of our local politicians are only too quick to point the finger without having a proper grasp of the local flood prevention strategy being led... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Former Gourock bar to make way for luxury flatsA FORMER Gourock bar and restaurant will be demolished to make way for 11 luxur
Former Gourock bar to make way for luxury flats
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
A FORMER Gourock bar and restaurant will be demolished to make way for 11 luxury flats if planners give the go-ahead. An application has been lodged with Inverclyde Council seeking permission to knock down the former Firth Hotel – most-recently... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Greenock pupils are building bridgesPUPILS from a Greenock primary built bridges with construction bosses as they q
Greenock pupils are building bridges
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
PUPILS from a Greenock primary built bridges with construction bosses as they quizzed them about the progress of their £7 million new school. Children from St Patrick’s have been decanted at the former Sacred Heart building in Larkfield since the... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Worldwide search to find Texas Instruments buyerA WORLDWIDE search will be made to find a buyer for Greenock’s closure-threaten
Worldwide search to find Texas Instruments buyer
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
A WORLDWIDE search will be made to find a buyer for Greenock’s closure-threatened Texas Instruments’ plant, a senior Scottish Government minister has promised. Fergus Ewing made the pledge yesterday after the first meeting of a special taskforce set... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
New forum launched to drive Gourock development plans forwardA NEW dedicated forum has been set up to drive further regeneration plans forwa
New forum launched to drive Gourock development plans forward
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
A NEW dedicated forum has been set up to drive further regeneration plans forward in Gourock. After the £5.2m redevelopment of the town centre, the newly-established Gourock Regeneration Forum has held its inaugural meeting. Local councillor... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Holyrood message By Duncan McNeil MSPINVERCLYDE has suffered its fair share of job losses over recent years but the
Holyrood message By Duncan McNeil MSP
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
INVERCLYDE has suffered its fair share of job losses over recent years but the announcement from Texas Instruments on Wednesday that it intends to shut down its plant came as one of the biggest shocks we have had in a long time. It literally came... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Gourock parking problem for businessmanA BUSINESSMAN claims he is being forced out of Gourock because of parking probl
Gourock parking problem for businessman
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
A BUSINESSMAN claims he is being forced out of Gourock because of parking problems. James Wilson, 50, who runs a removal firm, used to park in Station Road before the railway station area was revamped. But a pay and display was recently introduced... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Inverclyde business awards launchedINVERCLYDE’S top business awards enjoyed a big premier for their 2016 launch.
Inverclyde business awards launched
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
INVERCLYDE’S top business awards enjoyed a big premier for their 2016 launch. The Bees Knees search for the area’s top talent and most innovative industries began at the Waterfront Cinema. Now in its 13th year, the organisers use the awards to... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Government pledges to fight to halt Texas Instruments closure‘NO stone will be left unturned’ by the Scottish Government in the bid to save
Government pledges to fight to halt Texas Instruments closure
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
‘NO stone will be left unturned’ by the Scottish Government in the bid to save jobs at Texas Instruments in Greenock, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged. Scotland’s Business Minister Fergus Ewing has been in touch with the company about its... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Inverclyde Music Festival's tribute to childcare workerA MUCH-LOVED Greenock man who dedicated his life to helping children is being p
Inverclyde Music Festival's tribute to childcare worker
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
A MUCH-LOVED Greenock man who dedicated his life to helping children is being poignantly remembered at the Inverclyde Music Festival. Childcare worker Gary Greene brought joy to hundreds of nursery tots throughout Inverclyde. But the 23-year-old... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Inverclyde Council budget is delayedINVERCLYDE Council is to delay setting its new budget for the first time in its
Inverclyde Council budget is delayed
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
INVERCLYDE Council is to delay setting its new budget for the first time in its history. The local authority announced the decision yesterday, citing ongoing uncertainty over future Scottish Government funding. Municipal Buildings bosses believe... Read more
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heraldscotland
Local government heading towards divisive split as SNP-led councils prepare to back Swinney on controversial cash dealWillie Gibson, who denied putting party loyalty ahead of his council and its ci
Local government heading towards divisive split as SNP-led councils prepare to back Swinney on controversial cash deal
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
Willie Gibson, who denied putting party loyalty ahead of his council and its citizens, adding he did not believe agreeing with government policy was bad for local democracy or would create divisions within Cosla. But one Cosla source within the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Scottish Government will leave "no stone unturned" to save jobs at Texas InstrumentsThe Scottish Government will leave "no stone unturned" to save hundreds of jobs
Scottish Government will leave "no stone unturned" to save jobs at Texas Instruments
EveningTimes Online / Posted 14 days ago
The Scottish Government will leave "no stone unturned" to save hundreds of jobs at an electronics plant facing closure, the First Minister has said. Semiconductor firm Texas Instruments (TI) said the phased closure of its Inverclyde base would... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Inverclyde Council delays budget plans over funding uncertaintyINVERCLYDE Council has delayed setting its budget amid uncertainty over future
Inverclyde Council delays budget plans over funding uncertainty
EveningTimes Online / Posted 15 days ago
INVERCLYDE Council has delayed setting its budget amid uncertainty over future Scottish Government funding. The Council had been due to set out its plans for 2016/18 on February 18 but the decision will now be delayed until March. In a statement,... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
BREAKING: Inverclyde Council delays setting budget for first ever timeINVERCLYDE Council is to delay setting its new budget for the first time in its
BREAKING: Inverclyde Council delays setting budget for first ever time
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
INVERCLYDE Council is to delay setting its new budget for the first time in its history. The local authority announced the decision today, amid ongoing uncertainty over future Scottish Government funding. The council had been due to set out its... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
James Watt honoured at the Scottish ParliamentENGINEERING icon James Watt has been honoured at the Scottish Parliament to mar
James Watt honoured at the Scottish Parliament
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
ENGINEERING icon James Watt has been honoured at the Scottish Parliament to mark 250 years since he revolutionised the world. The Greenock-born innovator was remembered by leading historians, academics and politicians at a special Holyrood reception... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Call to First Minister to save Greenock factory from axeAN urgent call will be made today for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to lead a
Call to First Minister to save Greenock factory from axe
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
AN urgent call will be made today for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to lead a fight to save the Texas Instruments factory in Greenock from closure. Around 365 shellshocked staff at the Larkfield electronics factory were left reeling yesterday when... Read more
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Scotsman
365 jobs under threat at Texas Instruments in Greenock HUNDREDS of jobs are under threat after an American electronics firm announce
365 jobs under threat at Texas Instruments in Greenock
Scotsman / Posted 16 days ago
HUNDREDS of jobs are under threat after an American electronics firm announced the closure of its Greenock factory. Employees at Texas Instruments (TI) met with bosses on Wednesday afternoon to... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Travelodge hotel hope for WaterfrontHOTEL chain Travelodge have checked out a number of locations in Greenock for a
Travelodge hotel hope for Waterfront
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
HOTEL chain Travelodge have checked out a number of locations in Greenock for a new premises – including along the waterfront, the Tele can reveal. Company bosses announced in May last year that Inverclyde is among the towns they are looking at as... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Greenock son tells of heartbreak over losing mum to meningitisA LOVING Greenock son has paid a poignant tribute to his mum who passed away su
Greenock son tells of heartbreak over losing mum to meningitis
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
A LOVING Greenock son has paid a poignant tribute to his mum who passed away suddenly after being struck down by meningitis at the age of 52. Brian McLaughlin was devastated when his mum Caroline died after developing bacterial meningitis - the... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Rubbish caused Port A8 floodsFLY-TIPPERS are being blamed for the A8 at Port Glasgow being closed by floodin
Rubbish caused Port A8 floods
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 20 days ago
FLY-TIPPERS are being blamed for the A8 at Port Glasgow being closed by flooding at the end of December during Storm Frank. The trunk road was plunged into chaos on December 30 when the dual carriageway was deluged and shut at Newark Roundabout in... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
£6m childcare cash crisis in InverclydeCOUNCIL bosses would need £6 million more every year to meet the demand of prov
£6m childcare cash crisis in Inverclyde
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
COUNCIL bosses would need £6 million more every year to meet the demand of providing a 30 hours per week childcare service to all three and four-year-olds in Inverclyde - at a time when their budget is being slashed by an identical amount of... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Plans to tackle Kirn Drive traffic problemFIVE proposals have been unveiled as roads bosses try to end traffic chaos on a
Plans to tackle Kirn Drive traffic problem
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
FIVE proposals have been unveiled as roads bosses try to end traffic chaos on a busy Gourock route. Inverclyde Council commissioned a 40-page report on how to alleviate problems on narrow Kirn Drive. Parked cars make it difficult to keep traffic... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Parents distraught after kids' graves are cleared at Greenock cemeteryA GRIEVING mum who had found peace in adorning her stillborn baby’s grave with
Parents distraught after kids' graves are cleared at Greenock cemetery
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
A GRIEVING mum who had found peace in adorning her stillborn baby’s grave with heartfelt gifts told today of her shock after council bosses stripped the tributes away. Lisa McFarlane choked back tears as she declared that the array of colourful... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
First look at £600,000 Port road planIMPRESSIVE plans to create a new £600,000 Port Glasgow spur road have been offi
First look at £600,000 Port road plan
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
IMPRESSIVE plans to create a new £600,000 Port Glasgow spur road have been officially submitted – and the Tele can today reveal artist’s impressions of how it could look. Regeneration company Riverside Inverclyde (RI) are pressing ahead with... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Residents' anger over 'slum' conditions of Greenock flatFURIOUS residents from two blocks of flats say they are fed up living in ‘ disg
Residents' anger over 'slum' conditions of Greenock flat
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
FURIOUS residents from two blocks of flats say they are fed up living in ‘ disgusting slums’ in the east end of Greenock. The Tele was inundated with calls, emails and online comments from readers after Greenock man Brian Taggart dubbed flats on... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Schoolboy, 11, had small knife in Port Glasgow playgroundCHILDREN at a Port Glasgow primary school were allegedly 'threatened' by a youn
Schoolboy, 11, had small knife in Port Glasgow playground
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
CHILDREN at a Port Glasgow primary school were allegedly 'threatened' by a youngster holding a knife. The police were not called to deal with it, and now a worried parent says he is 'disgusted' with the way Inverclyde Council handled the... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
WATCH: Probe into 'fountain' running on to Greenock roadINVESTIGATIONS are going on into who is responsible for water pouring on to a p
WATCH: Probe into 'fountain' running on to Greenock road
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
INVESTIGATIONS are going on into who is responsible for water pouring on to a pavement and road at a busy Greenock junction near Inverclyde Academy. Councillor Ciano Rebecchi says that during heavy rain ‘a fountain’ comes out of land next to the A78... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Probe into 'fountain' running on to Greenock roadINVESTIGATIONS are going on into who is responsible for water pouring on to a p
Probe into 'fountain' running on to Greenock road
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
INVESTIGATIONS are going on into who is responsible for water pouring on to a pavement and road at a busy Greenock junction near Inverclyde Academy. Councillor Ciano Rebecchi says that during heavy rain ‘a fountain’ comes out of land next to the A78... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Call for summit on Inverclyde floodingA MAJOR summit should be held to try to stop flooding in Inverclyde, an MSP sai
Call for summit on Inverclyde flooding
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
A MAJOR summit should be held to try to stop flooding in Inverclyde, an MSP said today. Stuart McMillan called for a ‘collective approach’ to address persistent problems, and he is trying to bring key figures together. The MSP wants Scottish... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Holyrood message...by Stuart McMillan MSPIN recent weeks, flooding within Inverclyde has caused havoc for residents, bus
Holyrood message...by Stuart McMillan MSP
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
IN recent weeks, flooding within Inverclyde has caused havoc for residents, businesses and commuters alike. The need for better flood protection for the area is something I have been contacted on by many Inverclyde residents and I have campaigned... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
James Watt statue set for a makeoverONE of Inverclyde’s most iconic statues is to get a makeover. Planning experts
James Watt statue set for a makeover
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
ONE of Inverclyde’s most iconic statues is to get a makeover. Planning experts at Inverclyde Council have granted permission for the bronze statue of Greenock’s most famous son, James Watt, to be refurbished and restored. The statue has become a... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Bid to bring QE2 to Greenock dead in waterA BOLD bid to bring the iconic QE2 to Greenock is dead in the water, the Tele c
Bid to bring QE2 to Greenock dead in water
Greenock Telegraph / Posted a month ago
A BOLD bid to bring the iconic QE2 to Greenock is dead in the water, the Tele can reveal. The dream of relocating the former Cunard cruise ship from Dubai to the River Clyde is now ‘highly unlikely’ to bear fruit according to officials at the... Read more
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