In this week's Reporter
HERE is what is making the headlines in Dumbarton and the Vale this week.
POLICE have pledged a "zero-tolerance" approach to drunken louts after what witnesses described as a riot in Balloch Park.
Two men were hospitalised with stab wounds after trouble flared in the park around 6pm on Saturday.
An eight-year-old boy was treated for a head injury and two men, aged 19 and 22, being arrested.
THE proud descendants of the men behind Dumbarton's most famous ship, the Cutty Sark, have united for the first time to mark its £25million refurbishment.
Over 150 people from 19 families of the Sark's former crew and key players - including Dumbarton designer Hercules Linton - met on board the celebrated clipper where it is docked in Greenwich.
The only surviving children of a crew member - siblings Frank Dixon, 77, and Elizabeth Willbourn, 80 - were among those at the event.
TRIBUTES have been paid to hospital campaigner Jackie Pollock, who lost her long-battle with cancer last week.
The 66-year-old Dumbarton woman was described as "completely selfless" by fellow campaigners after dedicating her later life to making things better for other people.
Jackie was best known for her tireless fight against the closure of services at the Vale of Leven Hospital including the removal of the Accident and Emergency department and the Christie Ward mental health unit.
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