'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.
Changes at Millburn Park as the Vale look to bounce back
18 Jul 2015 14:30 • Kyle 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 18:30 • Craig 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.
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?
30 Apr 2015 13:25
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.
This week's new music releases
14 Jul 2014 13:44
KEVIN Bryan takes a look at this week's new releases: