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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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Serious crash at St Catherines

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Police Scotland officers are appealing for information after a road crash involving two vehicles on the A815 near St Catherines, Loch Fyne on Wednesday (March 21).

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HEALTH SECRETARY CALLED IN AS CRISIS LOOMS FOR ARGYLL AND BUTE

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A TRADE UNION has claimed that massive health cuts to be discussed next week could lead to 400 redundancies in the sector, the closure of all publicly-run care homes in Argyll and Bute - including Dunoon’s Struan Lodge - and the privatisation of publicly-run day centres, including Rothesay’s Thompson Court.

However, Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell has asked the health secretary to intervene in what is rapidly becoming a crisis for health provision in Argyll and Bute.

 

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STAFF SHORTAGE LEADS TO HOSPICE CLOSURE

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HOSPICE patients in Dunoon have been moved in with general admission patients because the hospital does not have enough nurses to cope with two wards.

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Stone Point resurfacing begins

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Work to repair a deteriorated section of road surface on the A83 at Strone Point is set to get underway from Sunday night, February 25 for five nights and will involve overnight road closures from 8pm until 7am.

 

The £80,000 resurfacing improvements are part of a £650,000 programme of urgent repairs across the A83 trunk road.

 

The resurfacing worksstarting on Sunday address a section of road almost a kilometre in length. 

 

Diversions will be in place from Inveraray via the A819, A85 and A82 and from Tarbet via the A82, A85 and A819. 

 

Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.  Access to properties within the closure as well as for local bus services will also be maintained at all times, although some delay is inevitable. The road will be fully open during the day.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “These essential resurfacing works have been brought forward in our programme to address the road surface at Strone which has deteriorated rapidly in recent months.

“The cold and wet winter weather has had an unprecedented effect on some sections of the A83, including this section at Strone, and these works will allow us to carry out a full repair to the road surface here.

“The team will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible, and we encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information.”

For more information about the ongoing programme of A83 urgent surfacing repairs visit: http://bit.ly/A83repairs

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