IN THIS WEEK'S GAZETTE
HERE is what is making the headlines in this week's Gazette.
RENFREWSHIRE people are in the grip of Olympic fever ahead of the Torch Relay celebrations this Friday.
Johnstone teenager Natalie Still is in the starting blocks to carry the torch through Lochwinnoch in front of huge anticipated crowds.
The council have confirmed a massive street party and entertainment - including a parade by local school parade and performances by two Johnstone Pipe Band.
ONE of Renfrew's oldest landmarks is being forced to shut it's doors as church bosses plan massive cutbacks.
Renfrew Old Parish Church, which is currently celebrating 150 years in it's current home, will shut within six years due to massive bill for repairs which church bosses estimate could run into millions of pounds.
It is part of a wider reaching plan by Greenock and Paisley Presbytery to cut the number of Church of Scotland's in their area by at least 14 as they tackle falling congregations and increasing running costs.
DIAMOND Jubilee celebrations have brought back memories of royal honour for one Bridge of Weir resident.
Former solider William Murney, 79, was the sole UK representative at an Austrailian Army Officers dinner in 1952 to mark the death of the king.
Mr Murney, originally from Johnstone, ended up with honour as he was serving his National Service in Australia in 1952.