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    A68 Soutra is closed for essential overnight repairs, drivers are advised to use signed diversion and expect longer than normal journey times.
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Three local heroes have been given the highest accolade for bravery.

The undoubted hero of the hour on November 1, 2015 was Terry Smith, who waded into the icy waters of the Clyde to rescue three young children trapped in a car upside down in the water.

 

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LOCH FYNE SEARCH SCALED BACK FOR THE NIGHT

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THE search for two fishermen missing after their boat capsized in Loch Fyne has been scaled back, and is set to resume tomorrow (Saturday) morning.

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LOCH FYNE SEARCH CONTINUES

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A FULL search for two missing fishermen resumed at 8am this morning (Friday) after their trawler capsized and sank last night on Loch Fyne.

 

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Charity chief resigns after investigation

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altThe chief of a local charity has resigned after an investigation by its board, which reported ‘one of the most challenging years’ for its staff.

Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface, which has offices in Dunoon, Oban, Bowmore, Lochgilphead, Campbeltown and Helensburgh, said ‘there have been ongoing investigations into some aspects of the management and governance of the charity’.

A statement added: "As the board of a charity and one funded by public money, we had a responsibility to ensure that the findings of these investigations were comprehensively reviewed, and as a result Argyll and Bute TSI disciplinary procedures were instigated."

 

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Dook 4 Olly

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The New Year's Day Dook for Olly saw a whole bunch of intrepid souls take to the waters of Dunoon's West Bay just after 2pm today.

 

The promenade was packed with wellwishers as the dookers waited fort he piper to stop playing - thier cue to enter the Clyde.

 

"It was everything I expected," said one after the five minute dip.

 

Dunoon Shop Window Award

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White Rabbits on Hillfoot Street was awarded Best Christmas Window in town by Dunoon Community Council this year.
May Hughes who works in the shop is warming her hands by the fireside...
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