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5 August, 2022 | Local

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5 August Ferguson Boss Has ‘Growing Confidence’ Over Future Ferry Contract | stv news

28 July Inside Port Glasgow’s Rundown Clune Park Flats | Glasgow Live

19 JulyGreenock To China Container Ship Link Launched | Glasgow Times

9 JulyWemyss Bay Woman Charged After Car Crashes Into Sea | Largs & Millport Weekly News

7 JulyEasdale Brothers Looking To Buy Tina Turner Music Rights | Daily Express

30 JuneFormer Shipyard Owner Accused Of “Catastrophic Failure Of Management” | BBC

18 June Ferry Cables Blunder Blamed On New Management | BBC

16 June — Man Arrested In Abu Dhabi Over Alleged Rape In Greenock Eight Years Ago | stv

14 JuneTeenage Drug Dealer Found Guilty Over Young Dancer’s Death | stv

10 June Asylum-Seekers Attacked And Robbed In Greenock | The National

8 JuneHigh Court Trial Underway Over Schoolgirl’s Ecstasy Death | Glasgow Live

7 JuneInverclyde Trains Disrupted After Bull Wanders On To Tracks | stv

23 May‘Amazing’ IRH Nurses Help Terminally-Ill Man Wed Partner Of 16 Years | stv

Anthony Collins (28) died at a flat in Mackie Avenue, Port Glasgow in May last year. Two men are to stand trial, accused of murder. Click link below.

19 May Men Accused Of Strangling Man In Port Glasgow To Stand Trial Next Year | stv

5 May — Boxer Placed In Coma After ‘Heavy Punch’ From Port Glasgow Fighter | stv

In happier times… Nicola Sturgeon and Jim McColl at the launch of ferry Glen Sannox at Ferguson, Port Glasgow in November 2017.

3 MayFirst Minister Nicola Sturgeon Accused Of ‘Lie’ By Former Yard Owner Jim McColl Over Ferry Contract | BBC

30 April Grandmother’s Baking Raises £80,000 for Mary’s Meals | Sunday Post

27 April Shipyard Boss Says Ferry Costs Should Not Increase | BBC

26 April –Easdale Brothers Launch Luxury Hotel Plan For Landmark Glasgow Building | reGlasgow.com

21 April ‘He’s Still My Soul Mate’: Port Glasgow Couple’s Experience Of Dementia | STV News

18 AprilFerguson Yard ‘Bidding To Build Ships For The Bangladesh Navy’ | Scottish Business Insider

3 April Ex-Minister Derek Mackay Willing To Be Quizzed Over Ferry Deal | BBC

31 MarchNicola Sturgeon Defends Pay Of Former Ferguson Shipyard Boss | BBC

29 March Tycoon Wishes He Had Walked Away From Ferry Deal | BBC

25 MarchDad Jailed For Raping Two Women While They Slept | STVnews

23 March Ferguson Ferries Deal Awarded Without Financial Safeguards | BBC

19 MarchInverclyde Now’s ‘Amazing Archaeological Discovery’ In Greenock Video Leaves Scots In Stitches | Daily Record

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15 MarchDad Dies In Choking Tragedy | Falkirk Herald

12 MarchMartin Compston: From A School Corridor To Stardom | BBC

8 March Margaret Fleming Killers Settle Benefit Scam Claim | BBC

3 March How The Beacon In Greenock Took Centre Stage | The Scotsman

1 March Machete Attack Man Jailed For Attack In Union Street, Greenock | STV News

25 February Martin Compston Still ‘Astonished’ By Sweet Sixteen Casting | STV News

16 FebruaryFestival’s 20th Anniversary Screening Of Greenock-Made Film That Launched Actor Martin Compston’s Career | Glasgow Film Festival

10 FebruaryFerries Delayed Again After Cabling Blunder | BBC

10 FebruaryGreenock Child Rapist Jailed | stv

28 JanuaryFerguson Marine Loses £8Million Building Other Vessels | Business Insider

21 JanuaryNew Peer Lord Offord Of Garvel Was Motivated To Join Government By Closure Of Greenock Academy | STV

18 JanuarySisters Step In To Save Largs Agricultural Show | Largs and Millport News

11 JanuaryMan Charged After Police Officer Injured At Langbank | The Gazette

7 JanuaryLatest Completion Date For Long-Delayed CalMac Ferry Is ‘Challenging’ | The Scotsman

7 JanuaryEasdales Consider Suing Council Over IBM Site Planning Application | The National

18 DecemberPensioners With Combined Age Of 175 Set To Marry | STV

7 December BP Bosses Visit Ferguson Marine Yard, Port Glasgow, Over Potential Wind Farm Ships | Energy Voice

24 NovemberProbe After £10,000 Pandemic Grant Given To Campaigning Group Yes Inverclyde | Scottish Sun

23 NovemberGreenock Pub Boss Found Dead | Scottish Sun

5 NovemberTeenager To Stand Trial Accused Of Killing Young Dancer By Supplying Drug | Daily Record

7 OctoberInverclyde Councillor Allegedly Charged After Disturbance | The National

20 SeptemberM8 Crash Victims Named Locally | Daily Record

19 SeptemberOrange Lodge Release Statement After Port Glasgow Member Dies During City Procession | Daily Record

9 SeptemberGreenock Delivery Driver Had £32,000 Drug Haul Stashed In Garden | Daily Record

8 SeptemberTributes Following Death Of Lawyer | Daily Record

1 September Greenock Author Catherine MacPhail Dies l HeraldScotland

27 AugustClosing Date Set For Mariners’ Home Sale | Project Scotland

6 August Ambulance Battles Through A8 Greenock Flash Flood | BBC

29 JulyGovernment ‘Faces Stark Choices’ Over Greenock Prison | BBC

24 July Greenock Actor Is Scotland’s Justin Bieber’ Says Co-Star | BBC

21 July Easdale Brothers Invest More Than £10Million In Their Latest Bus Company Acquisition I Dundee Evening Telegraph

5 JulyPort Glasgow Delivery Driver Made Up Armed Robbery Story | Glasgow Live

29 JuneMorton Unveil New Kit And Announce New Sponsors | GMFC.net

28 June‘Detailed Case’ To Be Presented For Sugar Sheds Slavery Museum | Sunday Post

25 June Catamaran Designs Considered For New Dunoon And Kilcreggan Ferries | Lochside Press

8 JuneMassive Cruise Ship’s Greenock Visit Cancelled Because Of Scotland’s Covid Restrictions | BBC

1 JuneTributes To 23-Year-Old Who Fell 50ft To His Death In Glasgow | Glasgow Live

25 May — Ferry’s Return To Service Delayed Again | BBC

23 MayClyde Flotilla In Aid Of Lifeboats | Sunday Post

20 MaySpate Of Deaths In Inverclyde May Be Linked To Drug Use | BBC

18 MayHawaii Officials Seek Bids To Dispose Of Historic Port Glasgow-Built Ship | Honolulu Star Advertiser

13 MayArchitect Appeals Over Refusal For Garden Room He’d Already Built | Daily Mail

1 MayFerguson Shipyard, Port Glasgow, Made £100Million Loss After Being Nationalised | BBC

30 April Jobs Saved As Law Firm Rescued From Administration | BBC

28 AprilGreenock Man In Police ‘Boat Chase’ On Clyde | Glasgow Times

31 MarchFerries Delayed Again Amid Recruitment Struggles | BBC

13 MarchTribute Following Death Of Former BBC Football Commentator Alastair Alexander | BBC

11 MarchCovid Shutdowns Add £4.3Million To Over-Budget Ferry Costs | BBC

2 MarchCruise Ships Marco Polo And Magellan Sent For Scrap | BBC

(Marco Polo, below, and Magellan, above, both called at Greenock Ocean Terminal in recent years)

17 February Greenock’s Easdale Brothers: The Scrapyard School Dropouts With A Business Empire Worth £750Million | This Is Money.co.uk

12 February Wemyss Bay Post Office Closure ‘Put On Hold’ | Better Retailing

27 JanuaryDavid Hopkin On ‘Final Straw’ At Morton | BBC

25 January — Man Raped Teenage Girl At Station Days After Prison Release | STV

9 JanuaryStaff At Greenock Tesco Devastated After Covid Deaths Of Two Colleagues | BBC

30 DecemberGreenock Bar Linked To Coronavirus Cases | Scottish Sun

9 December‘Catastrophic’ Failings Over Ferguson Ferry ‘Fiasco’ | BBC

3 DecemberGreenock Morton v Hearts: The 33-Year Wait | Edinburgh Evening News

2 DecemberResearch Vessel’s Crew Taken To Shore After Clyde WW2 Mine Find | BBC

25 November Man Jailed For Repeatedly Stabbing Teenager In Port Glasgow Town Centre | STV

21 NovemberCaledonian Maritime Assets Ltd Aiming For 19 New Ferries Over Next Decade | The Scotsman

13 NovemberInverclyde ‘Not Part Of Level Four Lockdown Talks’ | BBC

19 OctoberStill Game Star Working As Support Teacher At Inverclyde Additional Needs School | Sunday Post

16 OctoberGourock Landlord Fined For Keeping Tenant’s Deposit In Tin At Mother’s House | Scottish Housing News

12 OctoberNew Clydeport Boss Says “We Are Looking At Building ‘Proper Boats’ At Inchgreen” | HeraldScotland

1 OctoberClyde Whale Herding Attempt Prompted By Navy Exercise | BBC

24 September Bridges Or Tunnels Across Clyde Among Bypass Options For Rest And Be Thankful Landslip Hotspot | The Scotsman

18 September Creditors Learn How Much They Will Lose In Port Glasgow Shipyard Failure | insider.co.uk

7 September Current Levels Of Coronavirus Infection “Significantly Lower” In Inverclyde | BBC

31 August Should Greenock’s ‘Sugar Shed’ Become Scotland’s Museum Of Slavery? | BBC

25 August Pandemic Adds £3.3Million To Cost Of Ferries | BBC

| Previous story about the ferries on Inverclyde Now

17 AugustThe Industrial Giant That Became Scotland’s Covid Capital | BBC

29 JulyCoronavirus Cluster Linked To Inverclyde Pharmacy | BBC

29 JulyAmazon, Gourock, Worker Tests Positive For Coronavirus | Glasgow Live

27 JulyMan Who Stabbed Greenock Housing Worker Given Life Sentence | Radio Clyde

20 July Inverclyde Designer Works On New Brand And Typeface For Rangers Football Club | Creative Inverclyde

16 July‘Unexplained’ Death Of 14-Year-old Port Glasgow Dance Student | The Scotsman

14 July Morton Chairman On ‘New Chapter’ For The Club | GMFC.net

12 July MSP Says Firms Linked To Slavery Should Help Pay For A Human Rights Museum In Greenock | Sunday Post

4 JulyMorton Winger Signs For Gloucestershire League Two Side | BBC

24 JunePort Glasgow Man Convicted Of Killing Woman Wins Appeal | BBC

10 June Investigation Over ‘Lockdown Office Parties’ At Greenock Job Centre | STV

5 JuneMorton Expect October Championship Start And Streamed Games | BBC

2 June Pilot Of Motorised Paraglider Killed In Crash On Inverclyde Hillside I BBC

27 May Former Greenockian Marks 100th Birthday In Locked-down Care Home | Milton Keynes Citizen

24 May Death Of Former Morton Chairman | GMFC.net

13 May — Dad-Of-Three Deliberately Hit Man With Van In Greenock Attack | Radio Clyde

11 May Torpedoed Wreck Of Port Glasgow-Built Ship Found Off Australian Coast | Great Lakes Advocate

8 May Date Confirmed For Takeover Of Gourock/Kilcreggan Ferry By CalMac | Lochside Press

7 MayInverclyde Community Rallies Round In Face Of Pandemic | The Guardian

4 MayGourock Neighbours Stage ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ Umbrella Flash Mob In Street | STV

28 April — Socially-Distancing Mourners Line Streets To Pay Tribute To Notre Dame Teacher | Scottish Sun

22 AprilLondon-based Doctor From Greenock ‘Just Happy To Get Back To Work’ After Coronavirus | BBC

14 April Pupils Find Safe Way To Honour Inverclyde Teacher | BBC

8 AprilDistrict Nurse From Inverclyde Is First NHS Worker In Scotland To Die From Coronavirus | STV

3 April — Coronavirus — Brother Of Greenock Man Who Died Tells Of ‘Family’s Nightmare’ | BBC

26 March — Greenock Grandfather Dies After Contracting Coronavirus | WemyssBay.net

11 MarchFerguson Marine Shipyard Was ‘Master Of Its Own Demise’, MSPs Told | BBC

25 FebruaryJune Date For CalMac To Take Over Kilcreggan Ferry | Lochside Press

6 February Man Who Attempted To Murder Woman In Greenock Street Attack Is Jailed For 11 Years | BBC

5 FebruaryCaledonian MacBrayne ‘Did Not Want Troubled Ferry Design’ | BBC

1 FebruaryPort Glasgow Man Admits City Centre Attack With Golf Club | Radio Clyde

31 JanuaryBusinessman And Former Morton Chairman Douglas Rae Leaves Fortune In His Will | The Scotsman

28 January Greenock Man Jailed For Life For Killing Best Friend With Dumbbell | BBC

9 January Independent Inquiry Into Life Of Murder Victim Margaret Fleming | BBC

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