21 Jan 2015 15:30 • Lisa Boyle

Glass aims to crack crime in Johnstone

JOHNSTONE’S new community police chief has vowed to protect teenagers in the town and make the area a safer place.


21 Jan 2015 11:30 • Graham Mann

Crunch talks planned over Johnstone eyesore

THE owners of a ramshackle building that’s threatening to cast a shadow over Johnstone’s new town hall have been summoned to crunch talks over the future of the crumbling structure.


21 Jan 2015 08:00 • Rory Cassidy

Johnstone mum raped in toddler’s bedroom

A DAD is behind bars after being convicted of raping a young woman in her Johnstone home.


14 Jan 2015 12:30 • Lisa Boyle

Family and friends' final farewell for ‘Doc’

FAMILY and friends of a young footballer who died in a freak nightclub tragedy will bid him a final farewell tomorrow (Thursday).


9 Jan 2015 14:30

Breaking: Fatal crash near Johnstone

A MAN has died following a horror road crash involving two cars on the A737 at Beith, near Johnstone.


9 Jan 2015 10:12

Severe weather warning

A FIERCE storm which has been battering the community is threatening to cause more chaos this weekend.


3 Jan 2015 14:00

Chairman's tribute to tragic Johnstone footballer

TRIBUTES have been paid to an aspiring professional footballer from Johnstone who died during a night out in Manchester.


18 Dec 2014 15:00

Johnstone’s Christmas gift to grieving family

FAMILY and friends have rallied round to help a woman and her younger siblings enjoy Christmas after their mother suddenly passed away.


18 Dec 2014 09:00 • Lisa Boyle

Kind Johnstone duo a credit to town

TWO selfless schoolgirls have been honoured for their community spirit at Renfrewshire’s police recognition awards.


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.


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.


10 Dec 2014 15:30 • Lisa Boyle

Time to tackle wreck next to new Johnstone town hall

A DERELICT building is casting a shadow over Johnstone’s new multi-million pound town hall ... before it’s even been built.


4 Dec 2014 11:30 • Lisa Boyle

Hero son saves dying mum’s life at funeral

A HEROIC Johnstone man saved his mother’s life when she collapsed and almost died at a funeral.


4 Dec 2014 09:00

Thief confronts Johnstone pensioner as she lays in bed

A JOHNSTONE pensioner was rudely awoken by a sneak-in thief standing at the foot of her bed as he rifled through her clothes this week.


3 Dec 2014 15:30 • Lisa Boyle

Heartbreak as mum dies after sickness bug

A DEVASTATED daughter has paid tribute to her “amazing and beautiful mum” who has died suddenly aged just 44.


3 Dec 2014 11:30 • Rory Cassidy

Banished thug’s bid to return to Johnstone

A VIOLENT thug who was banned from living in Johnstone after battering a man in the street has launched a bid to return to the town, The Gazette can reveal.


2 Dec 2014 20:00 • Lisa Boyle

EXCLUSIVE: Heartbreak as mum dies after sickness bug

A MUM of five has died suddenly after falling ill from a sickness bug.


2 Dec 2014 17:00

Metal thefts warning

LIVES are being put at risk once again as the number of metal thefts in Renfrewshire continue to soar.


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