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Witnesses sought for A82 crash

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Police Scotland is appealing for information following a serious road crash in Alexandria on Wednesday (May 24).


Around 6.10pm a Land Rover Defender with a horse trailer attached was travelling south on the A82, between Duck Bay and Stoneymollan Roundabout, when a Land Rover Discovery travelling north crossed the carriageway, colliding with the other vehicle.

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OUT of respect for the young victims of yesterday’s atrocity in Manchester and their families, General Election campaigning has been suspended for today.

As a result, our hustings meeting scheduled for this evening at Dunoon Grammar School has been postponed.

Thank you for your understanding - a new date and venue will be announced soon.


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Police are appealing for witnesses after a young woman tragically lost her life on a Cowal Road yesterday.

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Triathlon fever hits Dunoon

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They swam, they cycled, they ran and not even a drop of rain could dampen their spirits.

Who? The 80 or so triathletes - as they can now call themselves - who took part of Dunoon Presents’ first ever triathlon.

It was all smiles for Katrina Philips, pictured, as she crossed the line in 37th place, but few were that interested in their placing, it was all about the taking part and proving you could do it.

The entry level event attracted local runners and riders as well as those from further afield and the intention was to have fun.


More pics in Friday's Dunoon Observer

Cyclist injured at Dunoon triathlon

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A 26-year-old taking part in his first triathlon was taken to hosputal earlier today after an accident at the roundabout near to Dunoon's Queen's Hall.


Just about to complete the cycle part of the triathlon, the Glasgow man was knocked off his bike at about 12.30pm by a silver VW Polo driven by a  75-year-old local man.


A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "The cyclist was taken to Dunoon hosptial but had no iserious njuries and received no treatment, and was discharged later in the day."


The road was closed and traffic diverted for over one hour.


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