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CHANGES TO CUSTODIES AT DUNOON

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From this week custodies will no longer automatically appear at Dunoon’s Sheriff Court or Justice of the Peace Court after arrest but will have to travel to Greenock or even Paisley.

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Argyll and Bute Council U-turn over ASN budget cuts

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Argyll and Bute Council did an apparent U-turn yesterday at a full council meeting at Kilmory when an administration motion was put forward to ‘remove the option of reducing additional support needs (ASN) assistant support by 45 per cent’ from the budget proposals currently out to public consultation.

 

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FUDGE, THE BLOOD DONOR DOG

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It will come as a surprise to many people that dogs can be blood donors too. And it is a service that needs new contributions all the time.

The Pet Blood Bank is the only charity that provides a canine blood bank service for all vet practices across the UK.

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HEIGHT ISSUES AT SANDBANK

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Sandbank residents are  unhappy with the height of infilled land at the Holy Loch Marina which, they say, has disrupted views of the sea for some 30 families.

However, owner Matt Downs has now applied  to Argyll and Bute Council, in a part-retrospective application, to increase the height of part of the infilled area even more.

 

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IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL RUSSELL MSP

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We caught up with local MSP Michael Russell to talk ferries, Trident and the future. Full interview in tomorrow's paper. 

FAMOUS AUTHOR IN DUNOON

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Christopher Brookmyre, celebrated and award-winning crime writer, visited Dunoon Library on Tuesday evening - and the Standard got a chance to have a chat with the so-called ‘tartan noir’ author before the event, although that’s not a term he’d use to describe his work. Full interview in tomorrow's paper.

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