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What happened to Gourock’s ‘infamous’ Big Yellow Kettle?

The Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 is remembered fondly by many with creations designed specifically for the occasion, however, in Inverclyde, there was one that divided opinion.

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McGill's saw its profits accelerate by 12.5% last year. Picture: Contributed

McGill’s Buses drives profits and turnover higher

Greenock-based McGill’s Buses has accelerated profit and turnover in its latest annual results, saying this came despite challenges including bad weather denting passenger numbers.

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Tommy the Clown is ticked off my the killer clown craze.

Charity clown Tommy Armstrong: killer clown craze a disgrace

A pensioner who dresses as a clown for charity has branded the pranksters behind the killer clown craze a “disgrace” and called for them to be “locked up”.

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Last Scottish turbine ship to be repainted as restoration gets underway

Queen Mary, the last remaining Scottish-built turbine ship, has won a re-paint sponsorship after entering dry dock in Greenock for restoration work.
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Young man dies after disturbance in Greenock. Picture: John Devlin

23-year old dies after disturbance in Greenock

A YOUNG man has died following a disturbance outside a block of flats in Greenock.

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BPI has agreed to a takeover offer from rival packaging group RPC. Picture: Chris Clark

Packaging group BPI agrees to £261m takeover

British Polythene Industries (BPI), the Greenock-based packaging firm, has agreed to a £261 million takeover offer from rival RPC.

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The house is being painted white instead Picture: John Devlin

Greenock’s yellow house repainted after battle with council

After a long running battle between owners and town planners came to an end, Greenock’s yellow house is being repainted.

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From left, Peter Reed-Forrester, managing director of CommunityUK; Ann McNab, resident; Colette Sinclair, Futureskills Inverclyde; Linda Gallacher, resident; Albert Henderson, chairman of the River Clyde Homes Board.

Greenock neighbourhood to get free Wi-fi in regeneration project

Residents of the John Street area of Greenock received an early Christmas present in the form of completely free, high-speed wireless broadband and digital skills support as part of an extensive neighbourhood regeneration programme.

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It also emerged during an investigation that Lyons secured a property loan from the Bank of Ireland, but kept the cash for himself. Picture: TSPL

Struck-off lawyer’s ‘illegal practices’ netted over £1m

A crooked lawyer has been struck off for embezzling more than £1 million.

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Robbie Quigg, 6, from Greennock.

Six-year-old crash victim was ‘shining light’

A schoolboy who was killed after being hit by a car has been described as “a shining light” by his head teacher.

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Robbie Quigg.

Three pedestrians die on Scotland’s roads

THREE people, one a six-year-old boy, were killed on Thursday, bringing the number of pedestrians to die on Scotland’s roads to six in a week.

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Facebook collect of Danielle McCallum, from Greenock, Inverclyde, who died in Ibiza. Picture: Hemedia

Family of Scots teen slam Ibiza drug death story

THE family of a teenager who died in Ibiza have hit out at claims her death was linked to ecstasy.

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Linsey Cotton at Paisley Sheriff Court, where she pled guilty to threatening a mother and daughter who are believed to have died after forming a suicide pact. Picture: Mike Gibbons

Woman admits threats to Greenock hotel suicide pact pair

A WOMAN has admitted threatening a mother and daughter who both died days later in what is believed to have been a suicide pact.

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