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POLICE TO INVESTIGATE NANCY GLEN SINKING

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THE tragic January 18 sinking of Tarbert fishing vessel the Nancy Glen has taken an unexpected turn as police today (Tuesday) opened a criminal investigation into the tragedy.

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Dunoon wind farm plans ditched

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Canadian company Brookfield Renewable, which has been working on the development of a wind farm above Dunoon’s West bay, has decided to ditch the idea.


The plan was to build a wind farm of ten or more large turbines on Forestry Commission Scotland land at Bachan Burn - a site close to two previously rejected by the Scottish Government.

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Integration Joint Board reshuffle

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THE UNDER fire IJB has had a change of personnel at today’s full Council meeting in Kilmory.
Dunoon councillor Jim Anderson had recently tendered his resignation from the IJB citing pressure from other commitments - full story in tomorrow’s paper - which came into effect today, April 26.
Councillors Alastair Redman and Iain Paterson have also stepped down.
They are to be replaced by Council Leader Aileen Morton, Deputy Leader Gary Mulvaney and Cllr Sandy Taylor, leader of the opposition.
Leader Aileen Morton also said at the meeting today that Argyll and Bute Council ‘need support at every level’ to deliver on healthcare targets

A83 FATAL CRASH WITNESS APPEAL

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Police Scotland is appealing for information following a fatal road crash on the A83 near to Lochgair yesterday (Saturday 21 April).

 

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CLOSE TO CLOSURE FOR NANCY GLEN FAMILIES

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 AFTER three months of emotional turmoil, today’s sombre news that two bodies have been recovered from the wreck of sunken Tarbert fishing boat Nancy Glen may go some way to bringing closure to the families of the lost fishermen.

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HEALTH SECRETARY INTERVENES IN ARGYLL AND BUTE CRISIS

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SPEAKING ahead of Wednesday’s crunch meeting to consider savage cuts to health provision in Argyll and Bute, Scottish health secretary Shona Robison has revealed that she met with local health bosses two weeks ago – and she has now expressed disappointment that they didn’t tell her about their ‘secret’ cuts when they met. She has urged officials not to make any cuts until they sort out internal management problems.

 

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