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'Desperate' man stole from Cardross farmhouse after his benefits were cut off

31 Jul 2015 07:30

A man who said he stole from a Cardross farm house after his benefits were stopped has been given a community pay back order.

Bin lorry fatal accident inquiry update: Driver claimed he would be an 'asset' to the council in his job application

30 Jul 2015 17:00

The driver of the bin lorry which careered out of control in Glasgow killing six people, including three members of a Dumbarton family, claimed he would be an 'asset' to the council.

Animal charity appeal for homes for cats

30 Jul 2015 17:00

The Scottish SPCA as reported a surge in unwanted cats and kittens, with 37 homeless felines currently in care of the charity’s centre in Dumbarton.

Martin Docherty MP brands Labour abstention a 'betrayal' as Jackie Baillie MSP blames SNP

30 Jul 2015 16:30

DUMBARTON’S Scottish Labour MSP Jackie Baillie has laid blame at the SNP’s door over the UK Welfare Bill which was pushed through parliament to a second reading last week.

Vale rider saddles up for show

30 Jul 2015 16:00

A young Balloch rider has taken second place in a UK-wide competition for a chance to ride at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show.

Sheriff brands Vale hospital toy theft 'bizarre'

30 Jul 2015 15:30

A rugby player was fined last week for stealing toys from car in at Vale of Leven Hospital car park.

Bin lorry fatal accident inquiry update: Driver was suspended from bus firm when he started with Glasgow City Council

30 Jul 2015 13:30

Have your say on new Dumbarton council office plans

30 Jul 2015 12:00

Bin lorry fatal accident inquiry update: Driver 'lied' about blackouts, inquiry hears

30 Jul 2015 09:30

Vale chef jailed for pulling knives on punters at the pub where he worked

30 Jul 2015 07:30

Vale woman Linda makes visitor's trip by handing in lost wallet

29 Jul 2015 17:00

Vale woman exposed child to squalid home

29 Jul 2015 16:30

Appeal sparked after 'low-life' stole boy's toy

29 Jul 2015 16:00

Council splash £7k on signs of what's to come

29 Jul 2015 15:30

Faslane divers help clear submerged WWII bombs

29 Jul 2015 15:00

Bin lorry fatal accident inquiry update: Driver had weeks off work due to 'fainting', inquiry hears

29 Jul 2015 13:30

Banned Renton driver caught on A82

29 Jul 2015 12:00

Work starts on new Bellsmyre school campus

29 Jul 2015 07:30

Summer rise in anti-social behaviour

28 Jul 2015 16:30

Police called after man approaches group of young girls

28 Jul 2015 16:11

Bin lorry fatal accident inquiry update: Dumbarton victims' lawyer quizzes collision expert

28 Jul 2015 16:00

MP raises concerns over nuclear convoys travelling on Erskine Bridge

28 Jul 2015 16:00

Residents asked for views on one-way Dumbarton High Street

28 Jul 2015 15:00

Bin lorry fatal accident inquiry update: Pulling handbrake 'could have caused more casualties', inquiry hears

28 Jul 2015 14:00

Record breaking day for Scottish Pipe Band Championships

28 Jul 2015 12:30

Bin lorry fatal accident inquiry update: Crash driver asked paramedic 'Have I had a heart attack?', inquiry hears

28 Jul 2015 10:00

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Changes at Millburn Park as the Vale look to bounce back

18 Jul 2015 14:30Kyle Crawford

VALE of Leven manager Hugh Hamill admits the club had to change something after a ‘season from hell’ last campaign.

Vale of Leven Cricket Club suffer Galloway loss

17 Jul 2015 17:30

VALE of Leven Cricket Club entertained fellow league strugglers Galloway on Saturday — with the away side prevailing in this important clash.

Dumbarton FC announce new stadium sponsor

16 Jul 2015 12:30

DUMBARTON’S stadium will have a new name this season after the club agreed a deal with local company Cheaper Insurance Direct.

Sons put in fine display against league champs

15 Jul 2015 18:30Craig Ritchie

DUMBARTON kicked their pre-season into life with a fine performance against Hearts last Thursday night.

Aitken: My Sons squad still has a long way to go

15 Jul 2015 15:00

DUMBARTON boss Stevie Aitken is refusing to get carried away with his new side’s pre-season form — despite the team showing signs that a good campaign could lie ahead.

St Patrick’s honoured with national award

12 Jul 2015 15:30

Balloch run races to third anniversary

11 Jul 2015 16:30

Lumsden: I had to leave Sons for first team chance

10 Jul 2015 17:30Kyle Crawford

Agnew: Saints move is reward for Sons success

9 Jul 2015 13:30Kyle Crawford

Loch Lomond Minis host end of season awards

4 Jul 2015 17:30

Former Sons pair confirm moves

3 Jul 2015 12:30

Murdoch is pipped by Jamieson at Tollcross

2 Jul 2015 18:00

Agnew seals Saints move

1 Jul 2015 18:00

Kirkpatrick out to prove his injury hell is over

1 Jul 2015 15:00Kyle Crawford

Sons midfielder set for full-time switch

19 Jun 2015 15:00Kyle Crawford

Kirktonhill start the season with a win

19 Jun 2015 12:30

Ex-Sons stars find new clubs

18 Jun 2015 15:30Craig Ritchie

Murdoch swims to final in Barcelona

18 Jun 2015 12:30

Farrell: Patience is the key for Sons' transfers

17 Jun 2015 14:17Kyle Crawford


Dumbarton Reporter - Letters

23 Jul 2015 16:00

The poisoning of beech trees on the island of Inchtavannach on Loch Lomond does seem to have been very ill-considered and is indeed, to quote Sir Malcolm Colquhoun, ‘an act of wanton vandalism and a blight on the landscape’.

Gulf study promises dynamic difference

4 Aug 2014 14:22

Imagine a course set in a fascinating cosmopolitan jet set city with a legendary high quality of life - then, perhaps, ask yourself if it really might be possible to pursue a career-launching study course in such an unfamiliar setting.

Indian restaurants in Dubai are well worth exploring

31 Jul 2014 14:40

There's just one major problem facing anyone seeking a leisure break in Dubai, and that is just how to do anything like justice to the dazzling array of possibilities readily available in the space of one too-short break.

Councillor George Black writes for you

11 Jul 2014 14:57

I STARTED my secondary education in 1957.

YOUR LETTERS: Should we help and not deport?

1 Jul 2014 09:30

WITH reference to the articles in last week’s Reporter about the young illegal immigrant convicted for ‘running a sophisticated £100,000 cannabis factory in Dumbarton’, surely I am not the only reader to have some sympathy for this young man?

This week's new music releases

31 Mar 2014 11:30

What is the future for defence and Faslane?

4 Mar 2014 16:34

Triple glazing: the green solution to Scotland’s Baltic Weather

3 Mar 2014 09:00Gary Farmer

Chewing over the plus points of the Pug

28 Feb 2014 10:19Gary Farmer

Jackie Baillie MSP

25 Feb 2014 09:27

A vote that shapes our nation’s future

13 Feb 2014 12:48

Council leader Martin Rooney

13 Feb 2014 12:33

Council leader Martin Rooney

18 Dec 2013 10:00

Jackie Baillie MSP

22 Nov 2013 14:00

Building on Posties is an act of civic vandalism

22 Nov 2013 10:00

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30 Apr 2015 13:25

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Why room costs are top of any travel list

18 Dec 2014 14:39

Long haul flights to exotic destinations inevitably don ‘t come cheap, and of course the same goes for luxury cruises - but it seems many of us are budgeting for the wrong expense when it comes to planning most of our travel.

Disney on Ice celebrates its 100th birthday

25 Sep 2014 15:30

HAVING wowed audiences all over the world, Disney On Ice is celebrating 100 Years of Magic.

Diving into Deep Sea adventure

5 Sep 2014 09:30

This is why we’re proud to be offering our readers a special discount for a trip to see this flagship attraction and maritime marvel, with a voucher which will either admit one child completely free (saving £7) when buying an adult ticket, or alternatively admit one adult at 20 per cent off the usual price.

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14 Jul 2014 13:44

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