IN TODAY'S REPORTER
HERE is what is making the headlines in Dumbarton and the Vale this week.
DUMBARTON: A DUMBARTON man drowned in the Firth of Clyde when a fishing trip turned to tragedy after he became trapped underneath the boat.
The 48-year-old man, named locally as Robert McMillan, was with two pals aged 42 and 61 aboard their small cabin cruiser when it capsized off Ocean Terminal in Greenock on Saturday.
Rescue workers launched a desperate attempt to save the trio - all from the Dumbarton area - involving coastguard, cops, lifeboat crews and diving teams, backed up a Royal Navy helicopter.
ALEXANDRIA:THE infection control doctor at Vale of Leven Hospital was unaware of the superbug outbreak until THREE months
after she started, a probe heard last week.
Dr Linda Bagrade became responsible for the Alexandria hospital in the middle of the deadly Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection in February
2008 but didn't realise it was spreading among patients until April.
DUMBARTON:A GENEROUS Dumbarton pensioner's offer to save a historic fountain
in the town has been snubbed by bungling council officials for more than A YEAR.
Retired engineer Anthony Casey is ready to splash out for the work to restore the water feature in Levengrove Park to its former glory.
But six months after the Reporter told of Anthony's offer, the council continues to drag its heels over the exciting project.
ALEXANDRIA: COUNCIL staff have been accused of ignoring their own safety advice in the battle against firebugs who have been blighting the Bonhill community.
Following the recent spate of fires in the area, council bosses reminded residents not to discard old possessions by leaving them in their gardens or dumping them at common closes as they were seen as an easy target for reckless arsonists.
But last week the Reporter was told that large quantities of furniture and other rubbish was left outside a vacant block of O'Hare flats following a clear-out for FOUR DAYS and residents say it was IGNORED by council staff uplifting other trash.
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 04 Jun 12
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