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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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