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17 Dec 2014 17:00 • Lisa Boyle

Rolls Royce cutbacks a major blow

DEVASTATING plans to axe more than 130 jobs at the Rolls Royce Factory in Inchinnan have been met with shock and dismay.


17 Dec 2014 15:30 • Rory Cassidy

Bottle shame ends in jail term for Johnstone boy racer

A JOHNSTONE boy racer was left shell-shocked this week after he was jailed for throwing a plastic bottle at a police officer.


17 Dec 2014 13:30 • Rory Cassidy

Chef avoids jail after lawyer’s job loss plea

A Johnstone man avoided a stint behind bars this week because locking him up would lose him his job.


17 Dec 2014 11:30 • Rory Cassidy

Brother’s tragic loss triggered downfall

A grieving brother who turned to drink to cope with the tragic loss of a loved one has dodged jail for sinking his teeth into a policeman.


17 Dec 2014 09:30

Perry targets success at Rio 2016

A REMARKABLE disabled man is celebrating his most successful year playing table tennis — using two prosthetics.


17 Dec 2014 09:00 • Lisa Boyle

Linwood dad pounds the streets for charity

A DEDICATED dad has taken part in an incredible 14 charity races for a cause close to his heart.


16 Dec 2014 10:25

Breaking: Lochwinnoch killer sentenced to life

A KILLER who stabbed his partner to death after a row about DVDs has been jailed for 16 years.


16 Dec 2014 09:30

Fears raised after ATM robbers strike twice

POLICE are warning residents to be extra vigilant following two cash machine robberies in Renfrewshire.


15 Dec 2014 09:30

OAP struck by car in Johnstone

A PENSIONER suffered a head injury when she was struck by a car in Johnstone Town Centre.


14 Dec 2014 09:30

Fishing latest from John Milne

SYNTHETIC materials for fly-tying have been around for a long time now and their use is becoming even more widespread.


13 Dec 2014 08:30 • Craig Ritchie

Adamson races ahead of the pack

HOUSTON motocross sensation John Adamson was in action last weekend in the first round of the Melville Winter Motocross Series — and bagged a hat-trick of wins.


12 Dec 2014 17:00

Fordbank Primary stand up to bullying

PUPILS at Fordbank Primary recently held a special event to highlight their stance against bullying.


12 Dec 2014 15:30 • Lisa Boyle

Bright Barsail pupils raise cash for charity

CARING children raised hundreds of pounds in cash for both the young and old at a charity fundraising day in Barsail Primary.


12 Dec 2014 13:30 • Lisa Boyle

Starstruck pupils are over the moon

SCIENCE mad school pupils are over the moon after learning their experiments will blast off into space thanks to a unique collaboration with NASA.


12 Dec 2014 11:30

Sweet treat for village care home residents

ELDERLY residents in a Bishopton care home enjoyed a night with a twist when expert mixologists paid them a visit.


12 Dec 2014 09:00

Renfrew players end year on a high note

A LOCAL brass band is hitting the high notes after rounding off its year in style.


12 Dec 2014 08:30

Whiteford: Losing James is a blow

NEILSTON boss Andy Whiteford has admitted that midfielder James Canning will be hard to replace after he played his last game for the club in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Maybole.


11 Dec 2014 17:00

Shelving Black Friday to help those in need

CHRISTMAS is often the time of year when families who are struggling find it especially difficult to make ends meet.


11 Dec 2014 15:30 • Lisa Boyle

Project aims to bring bloom back to Linwood

A PROJECT to help make Linwood more attractive is blooming after being given a £3,000 cash boost from Tesco.


11 Dec 2014 13:30

Chemistry student wins top science award

A BRIGHT Erskine teenager just been given the Royal Society of Chemistry Award for achieving top marks in her 2014 Highers exam.


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