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HARRY AND MEGHAN BECOME EARL AND COUNTESS OF DUMBARTON

The Queen has conferred the title of Earl of Dumbarton on Prince Harry, along with becoming the Duke of Sussex and Baron Kilkeel after oday's Royal Wedding. Meghan will become Her Royal Highness The Countess of Dumbarton.

YOUR Radio is proud to have been part of the campaign to have Prince Harry enobled as the Earl of Dumbarton after contacting Buckingham Palace in February of this year to suggest the restoration of the title which became extinct in 1749


THIEVES ROB ELDERLY CLYDEBANK WOMAN OF LIFE SAVINGS

Detectives in Clydebank are hunting for two men after an elderly woman was conned out of her life savings. 

Around midday on Wednesday (16/5/18) two men pretended to be workmen in order to gain access to the home of an 86 year old woman in Melfort Avenue

One man distracted the elderly lady with a story about what work needed to be done in her home, whilst the other man stole a four-figure sum of money.

The first suspect is described as in his 40/50s with white/grey hair brushed forward.  He  is around 6 ft. tall and of average build.  He was wearing a long blue sleeved top and spoke with a local accent. 

The second man is described as around 5 ft. 9 inches in height with medium dark length hair.  

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door enquiries and are checking CCTV footage and ask that anyone with information calls them on 101. 


CLYDEBANK WEEKEND HOUSEBREAKINGS

Detectives in Clydebank are appealing for information after a spate of housebreakings over the weekend.

Around 5am on Sunday (13/5/18) officers were called to a house in Park Road after a householder had disturbed a man who had broken into his home.  The suspect made off from the house with a bag which was later recovered nearby.

And around 10.30am the same morning, a further report was made of an attempted housebreaking in the same street, where they discovered that someone had unsuccessfully attempted to gain entry to a locked garage

Officers are making door to door enquiries in the area and examining CCTV footage, however they request that any one with any information calls them on 101.


GREENOCK STABBING IN FIGHT

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 29 year old man was stabbed during a street incident involving a number of people in Greenock early this morning. (Sunday 13/5/18)

The victim was rushed to the  Inverclyde Royal Hospital following the disturbance just after 2am in Kelly Street near South Street.  He had been stabbed in the chest.

The hospital has not released any infomation regarding how serious his injuries are.

Police want to hear from any witnesses and ask that they contact Greenock police on 101 if they have any information.


 

SPT CANCEL KILCREGGAN FERRY CONTRACT

Strathclyde Passenger Transport has today announced (4/5/18) that its contract with the Kilcreggan to Gourock ferry operaters Clydelink will be terminated early and new operators Clyde Marine will take over from the 14th May. 

The contract cancellation comes after months of pressure from local residents and local MSP Jackie Baillie over the unreliable service from Clydelink.

Clyde Marine were originally scheduled to take over the contract in July.  Clydelink's last sailings will be next Saturday.


LARGEST CRUISE SHIP TO VISIT GREENOCK

 

Greenock has welcomed the largest cruise ship ever to visit a Scottish port today. (4/5/18)

The MSC Meraviglia, which is the fifth largest cruise ship in the world, docked at the Ocean terminal at 8am.

The 171,000-tonne ship is 316 metres long and can carry over 5,000 passengers. 

The ship, is on a Northern Europe cruise taking in Hamburg, Dublin, Southampton and Le Havre.

The ship is expected to leave at 7pm


 

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