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Integration Joint Board reshuffle

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THE UNDER fire IJB has had a change of personnel at today’s full Council meeting in Kilmory.
Dunoon councillor Jim Anderson had recently tendered his resignation from the IJB citing pressure from other commitments - full story in tomorrow’s paper - which came into effect today, April 26.
Councillors Alastair Redman and Iain Paterson have also stepped down.
They are to be replaced by Council Leader Aileen Morton, Deputy Leader Gary Mulvaney and Cllr Sandy Taylor, leader of the opposition.
Leader Aileen Morton also said at the meeting today that Argyll and Bute Council ‘need support at every level’ to deliver on healthcare targets

A83 FATAL CRASH WITNESS APPEAL

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Police Scotland is appealing for information following a fatal road crash on the A83 near to Lochgair yesterday (Saturday 21 April).

 

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CLOSE TO CLOSURE FOR NANCY GLEN FAMILIES

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 AFTER three months of emotional turmoil, today’s sombre news that two bodies have been recovered from the wreck of sunken Tarbert fishing boat Nancy Glen may go some way to bringing closure to the families of the lost fishermen.

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HEALTH SECRETARY INTERVENES IN ARGYLL AND BUTE CRISIS

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SPEAKING ahead of Wednesday’s crunch meeting to consider savage cuts to health provision in Argyll and Bute, Scottish health secretary Shona Robison has revealed that she met with local health bosses two weeks ago – and she has now expressed disappointment that they didn’t tell her about their ‘secret’ cuts when they met. She has urged officials not to make any cuts until they sort out internal management problems.

 

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Serious crash at St Catherines

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Police Scotland officers are appealing for information after a road crash involving two vehicles on the A815 near St Catherines, Loch Fyne on Wednesday (March 21).

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HEALTH SECRETARY CALLED IN AS CRISIS LOOMS FOR ARGYLL AND BUTE

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A TRADE UNION has claimed that massive health cuts to be discussed next week could lead to 400 redundancies in the sector, the closure of all publicly-run care homes in Argyll and Bute - including Dunoon’s Struan Lodge - and the privatisation of publicly-run day centres, including Rothesay’s Thompson Court.

However, Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell has asked the health secretary to intervene in what is rapidly becoming a crisis for health provision in Argyll and Bute.

 

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