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”.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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