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Local man Willie Deeney has just presented a cheque to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital as a result of taking part in this year’s Clyde Swim. Mr Deeney, who turned 58 on the day of the swim, had a special cake made for his by daughter Kelly Morris.

 

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A POSTCARD FROM DUNOON

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Pre-printed postcards have been left in a number of Dunoon shops accusing Argyll and Bute Council leader Dick Walsh of wasting public money on ‘subsidising’ the ‘useless’ Dunoon-Gourock town centre ferry service.

 The cards, produced by Dunoon Gourock Ferry Action Group (DGFAG), are addressed to the council leader at his home address in Dunoon, and demand that Cllr Walsh ‘agree to charge actual cost plus reasonable profit’ for ferries berthing at Dunoon Ferry Terminal.

 

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STRACHUR HUB AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

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The Hub in Strachur is an excellent example of what can be achieved when a community comes together to improve the quality of life for its members.  The Hub was the idea of Nurse Practitioner Sister Kate Paton who joined forces with Heather Grier to raise funding for a centre where people can come along and benefit from the stimulation of company, exercise, and a blether over lunch.

 

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STRUAN LODGE - A DAUGHTER'S ANGUISH

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A Blairmore woman has vowed to chain herself to her mother’s bed if she is ‘evicted for her home’ at Struan Lodge.

 

Catherine Rae’s 91-year-old mother Josephine, who has dementia and cancer, has been living in Struan Lodge for two and a half years after being cared for by Catherine for five years.

 

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THE END OF AN ERA

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The diggers moved in today (Friday) to start to demolish Kirn Primary School.

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DUNOON FERRY CONTRACT TENDER ANNOUNCED

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TRANSPORT Minister Humza Yousaf today (Friday) announced the publication of the contract notice for the Gourock – Dunoon ferry service, due to begin next summer - with bigger boats being a condition of the contract.

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