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Greenock Telegraph
Hundreds expect for anti-austerity march tomorrowIt is being organised by the Inverclyde Cairde Na hErieann (Friends of Ireland)
Hundreds expect for anti-austerity march tomorrow
Greenock Telegraph / Posted yesterday
It is being organised by the Inverclyde Cairde Na hErieann (Friends of Ireland) group and has been authorised as an official march by Inverclyde Council after a public processions application was granted. According to council papers, up to 300... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
The Queen in Glasgow: 1960sNEXT Wednesday Queen Elizabeth II takes over from her great grandmother and bec
The Queen in Glasgow: 1960s
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
NEXT Wednesday Queen Elizabeth II takes over from her great grandmother and becomes the longest reigning British monarch. In a series of articles RUSSELL LEADBETTER looks backs at her majesty's connection with Glasgow and west central Scotland. Today... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Labour set for all-woman Inverclyde MSP battleThe move is part of a plan by new Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, inset, to get mo
Labour set for all-woman Inverclyde MSP battle
Greenock Telegraph / Posted yesterday
The move is part of a plan by new Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, inset, to get more female MSPs into Holyrood. Current Labour constituency MSP Duncan McNeil is retiring, and it is expected that the party’s new candidate will be selected by the end of... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Workers show a French connectionThey completed a ‘virtual’ walk by using a pedometer to measure the distance th
Workers show a French connection
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
They completed a ‘virtual’ walk by using a pedometer to measure the distance they travelled in six weeks. The 100 keep-fit volunteers were from Inverclyde Council and Inverclyde Heath and Social Care Partnership. Councillor Joe McIlwee, chair of the... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
£300,000 investment made at Port Glasgow primary schoolSt Francis’ Primary was the first Inverclyde primary school to undergo refurbis
£300,000 investment made at Port Glasgow primary school
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
St Francis’ Primary was the first Inverclyde primary school to undergo refurbishment more than 10 years ago — and it is now benefiting from a multi-use games area (MUGA), outdoor play area, ampitheatre and improved car park. Youngsters have been... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Ferry contract is launch of reborn Clyde shipyardFERGUSON’S ship yard will be one of the "most productive and effective in Europ
Ferry contract is launch of reborn Clyde shipyard
EveningTimes Online / Posted 4 days ago
FERGUSON’S ship yard will be one of the "most productive and effective in Europe" within 10 years according to the man who saved it from closure. With the announcement of being named preferred bidder for two ferries, the yard has not only secured... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Taskforce's QE2 missionInverclyde’s top regeneration official, Aubrey Fawcett, this week chaired the f
Taskforce's QE2 mission
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
Inverclyde’s top regeneration official, Aubrey Fawcett, this week chaired the first meeting of a working group which has been established to move the homecoming idea forward. Mr Fawcett — chief executive of Riverside Inverclyde and regeneration... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
QE2 taskforce look for update on vesselInverclyde’s top regeneration official, Aubrey Fawcett, this week chaired the f
QE2 taskforce look for update on vessel
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
Inverclyde’s top regeneration official, Aubrey Fawcett, this week chaired the first meeting of a working group which has been established to move the homecoming idea forward. Mr Fawcett — chief executive of Riverside Inverclyde and regeneration... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Volunteers work together to help grow east end gardenA GROUNDFORCE team whose organisation helped to sow the seeds of an east end oa
Volunteers work together to help grow east end garden
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
A GROUNDFORCE team whose organisation helped to sow the seeds of an east end oasis got stuck in to help it grow. Big Lottery Fund staff swapped their office for the great outdoors to do their bit to maintain Belville Community Garden in the east... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
High level talks aim to bring QE2 back home to GreenockRepresentatives from Inverclyde Council, the Scottish Government, Visit Scotlan
High level talks aim to bring QE2 back home to Greenock
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
Representatives from Inverclyde Council, the Scottish Government, Visit Scotland and Scottish Enterprise have formed a dedicated working group to explore the idea and they got together in the Municipal Buildings yesterday. Following the high level... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Greenock QE2 return bid is stepped upAN INFLUENTIAL senior group of key players is to examine if the QE2 can be brou
Greenock QE2 return bid is stepped up
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
AN INFLUENTIAL senior group of key players is to examine if the QE2 can be brought back 'home' to Greenock. Inverclyde Council declared support for the ambitious idea in June after it was first floated by community campaigner John Houston and... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Tributes paid to local football legend Reggie ScorerReggie was synonymous with the youth football scene in Inverclyde for decades a
Tributes paid to local football legend Reggie Scorer
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Reggie was synonymous with the youth football scene in Inverclyde for decades and a very popular and well-respected figure right across the area. He devoted his life to running local teams and schools' sides and had been in charge of countless... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
‘Bank closure will hurt Kilmacolm’ | Village NewsInverclyde Council leader Stephen McCabe, pictured, says that having a bank bra
‘Bank closure will hurt Kilmacolm’ | Village News
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Inverclyde Council leader Stephen McCabe, pictured, says that having a bank branch is an integral pillar of the local authority’s investment strategy for Kilmacolm. He has written to RBS bosses urging them to reconsider shutting the last bank in the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Plan Bee appoints McDavid as chairman as it prepares to launch £200,000 crowdfunding driveWarren Bader, chief executive and majority shareholder of Plan Bee, said the co
Plan Bee appoints McDavid as chairman as it prepares to launch £200,000 crowdfunding drive
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
Warren Bader, chief executive and majority shareholder of Plan Bee, said the company had an annual turnover of about £200,000. He noted that Plan Bee had last year raised £105,000 of funding on CrowdCube, and a further £75,000 in total from Kelvin... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Police to letter parents in bid to halt Tower Hill teen drinking | GourockPolice and community wardens have stepped up patrols at weekends to deal with l
Police to letter parents in bid to halt Tower Hill teen drinking | Gourock
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
Police and community wardens have stepped up patrols at weekends to deal with large groups of young people taking over the beauty spot and using it as an under-age drinking den. But officers also plan to make parents aware of their children’s antics... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Inverclyde pupils benefit from £90 uniform grantThe council is paying out £90, which is twenty pounds above the recommended min
Inverclyde pupils benefit from £90 uniform grant
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
The council is paying out £90, which is twenty pounds above the recommended minimum to help towards the cost of uniforms. The amount paid out has trebled over the last decade. The other councils meeting the minimum or going beyond it are Dumfries... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Inverclyde Council lays out plans to plug attainment gapShe visited the area to hear about the work which will take place in the distri
Inverclyde Council lays out plans to plug attainment gap
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
She visited the area to hear about the work which will take place in the district as a result of a large grant to plug the gap in attainment affecting those from poorer backgrounds. The Scottish Government has allocated the area £591,670 with a... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Efforts stepped up to tackle run-down rowInverclyde Council and housing association River Clyde Homes (RCH) have teamed
Efforts stepped up to tackle run-down row
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
Inverclyde Council and housing association River Clyde Homes (RCH) have teamed up to try and encourage a private developer to transform the unsightly Cumberland Walk area. The organisations jointly own the two-acre site and are inviting investors to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Seeing double: 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeOf the new intake, 17 of the 19 sets of twins met today in their school uniform
Seeing double: 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
heraldscotland / Posted 22 days ago
Of the new intake, 17 of the 19 sets of twins met today in their school uniforms at Ardgowan Primary School in Greenock. Terry Loughran, convener of education at Inverclyde Council, said: "It's become a tradition to get the new twins together for a... Read more
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Independent
Teachers seeing double in Scotland as one region welcomes record 19 sets of twins to schoolWhen the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will b
Teachers seeing double in Scotland as one region welcomes record 19 sets of twins to school
Independent / Posted 22 days ago
When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary schools across the region. It has left education leaders wondering if there is "something in the water". Of the new intake, 17... Read more
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Daily Mirror
A record-breaking number of twins start primary school in one part of ScotlandTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
A record-breaking number of twins start primary school in one part of Scotland
Daily Mirror / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary clases. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde « Shropshire StarWhen the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will b
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 22 days ago
When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary schools across the region. It has left education leaders wondering if there is "something in the water". Of the new intake, 17... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Kingston Guardian / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Oxford Mail / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
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Streatham Guardian
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Streatham Guardian / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
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Bury Times
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Bury Times / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
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Gazette
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
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guardian-series
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
guardian-series / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
24 related stories
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Harrow Times
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Harrow Times / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
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This is West Country
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
This is West Country / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
24 related stories
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Gazette News
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Gazette News / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
24 related stories
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Bolton News
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Bolton News / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
24 related stories
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Belfast Telegraph
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde When the new term starts in Inverclyde next week, 72 sets of twins will be at
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
When the new term starts in Inverclyde next week, 72 sets of twins will be attending the region's primary schools Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
24 related stories
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Wandsworth Guardian
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
24 related stories
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Croydon Guardian
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Croydon Guardian / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
24 related stories
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Hampshire Chronicle
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeTeachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a recor
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
Teachers face seeing double in one area of Scotland this school year as a record 19 sets of twins prepare to start primary one. When the bell rings to begin the new term on Monday in Inverclyde, there will be a total of 72 sets of twins in primary... Read more
24 related stories
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Northern Echo
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in InverclydeOf the new intake, 18 of the 19 sets of twins met today in their school uniform
Teachers seeing double as 19 sets of twins start school in Inverclyde
Northern Echo / Posted 22 days ago
Of the new intake, 18 of the 19 sets of twins met today in their school uniforms at Ardgowan Primary School in Greenock. Terry Loughran, convener of education at Inverclyde Council, said: "It's become a tradition to get the new twins together for a... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Bistro blasts Kip ‘cafe’ plan | Village NewsThe owners of neighbouring Main Street restaurant, Kipper Bistro, are objecting
Bistro blasts Kip ‘cafe’ plan | Village News
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
The owners of neighbouring Main Street restaurant, Kipper Bistro, are objecting because they say the plans they have seen state there will be a cafe something that they believe will be in competition with them. Michael and Lesley Greig’s legal deal... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
New board for health and social care servicesThe new Inverclyde Integration Board – bringing together both council and NHS s
New board for health and social care services
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
The new Inverclyde Integration Board – bringing together both council and NHS services – met for the first time yesterday. Lib Dem Mr Finnie was one of the longest serving ministers in the Scottish Parliament and has been appointed to sit on the new... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Morton's plans for new stadiumAn extensive review of the ageing ground is set to be carried out by the Greeno
Morton's plans for new stadium
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
An extensive review of the ageing ground is set to be carried out by the Greenock Morton Community Trust (GMCT) with a view to building a new stand which would be used right throughout the week by local community groups. Plans are also being drawn... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Woman found guilty of £78k benefits fraudGrasping Kathleen Rice ‘deliberately and consistently’ lied on multiple claim f
Woman found guilty of £78k benefits fraud
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
Grasping Kathleen Rice ‘deliberately and consistently’ lied on multiple claim forms over an eight-year-period to rake in the cash. The fraudster told officials that she was ‘not maintaining a common household’ with the father of her two daughters —... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Plans for new homes in Port town centre | Port GlasgowSocial landlord River Clyde Homes (RCH) is seeking permission from Inverclyde C
Plans for new homes in Port town centre | Port Glasgow
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
Social landlord River Clyde Homes (RCH) is seeking permission from Inverclyde Council for a major development on Bay Street. The housing association wants to build 19 houses and 24 apartments on former industrial land between Gourock Ropeworks and... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Crematorium to close for three days after deadly disease found in treesGreenock Crematorium will close for three days so that council workers can tack
Crematorium to close for three days after deadly disease found in trees
EveningTimes Online / Posted 29 days ago
Greenock Crematorium will close for three days so that council workers can tackle a rare and deadly tree disease. More than 100 trees will have to be chopped down after they were found to have Phytophthoria lateralis, a fungus-like pathogen which... Read more

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