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THE new £15.5m Dumbarton Academy faces its final two hurdles next week.
AN AMBITIOUS blueprint to transform health services has almost become reality.
A TALENTED artist from the area has won a national competition to design artwork for band Florence and the Machine after submitting an emotionally charged portrait which she created in memory of her friend.
A VALE teen is hoping residents from the area will back her bid to win a televised dancing competition.
MORE than 800 people in Dumbarton and the Vale were caught watching TV without a valid licence in 2011.
THE Y Sort-it Mobile Information Cyber Station (MICS) is back on the roads again with a brand new look, following a £25,000 makeover.
AN icy Siberian blast is predicted to hit Dumbarton and the Vale this weekend.
The schedule for Sunday's hotly anticipated Monte Carlo Rally has been revealed.
A CARDROSS teen has gone on trial accused of murdering a schoolboy who was found stabbed to death.
THE death certificates for 10 victims of a deadly superbug outbreak were missing vital information, an Inquiry has heard.
A GROUP of Dumbarton based nuns who have taught thousands of the area's children have announced they are to close their convent with the loss of 34 jobs.
PEOPLE from across the world have been backing a determined Dumbarton climber after the Reporter revealed she was on the verge of completing a mammoth charity challenge in memory of her aunt.
Reporter Andrew Gibson is heading to Monte Carlo - and although the potholes in our roads have tested our driving skills, we're imagining the snow clogged 'B' roads of France will be another challenge.
DOUGLAS Lawrence Cameron, who has died aged 52, was a housing developer who was passionately interested in football and athletics and achieved his lifetime ambition to be a director of Dumbarton Football Club.
JANUARY and February might not be the most colourful months on the gardening calendar but, with spring just around the corner, there are still great ways to brighten up your garden.
A MISSING MAN is believed to still be alive in Scotland, with a sighting reported in the area.
HERE is what is making the headlines in and around Dumbarton & the Vale of Leven this week.
A NEW assistant priest has been appointed to St Patrick's Church in Dumbarton.
AN AMATEUR historian says he has found evidence which proves that the legendary King Arthur won his greatest battle in Dumbarton.
THE Little Chef in Milton looks to have served its last Olympic Breakfast.
HUNDREDS of residents turned out at meeting to hear about the potential impact of windfarms in the area.
THE number of kids in Dumbarton and the Vale leaving school and joining the dole queue has fallen.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has become the first Health Board in the UK to be awarded 100% accreditation from UNICEF for breastfeeding support.
THE National Park has issued safety advice in response to the ever-growing number of people enjoying open water swimming in Loch Lomond.
FED-up drivers are being asked to remain patient as the council looks to tackle the area's pothole problem.
HERE are the stories making the headlines in and around Dumbarton & the Vale today.
ARTHUR Thomas Lenagh, who died at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley on December 17 last year, was a highly respected head teacher at St Patrick's Primary School in Dumbarton and a Justice of the Peace in Lanarkshire and in Argyll and Bute.
A new DVD starring Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is now available from the Friends of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.
A Rock 'n' Roll band are tuning up to play to their most captive audience to date - when they stage a cell-out gig inside a high security prison.
THE Vale of Leven Hospital's Cancer Fund has been boosted by a donation from HM Naval Base Clyde.
THE winner of the Reporter's competition to name a new tipple was handed a special prize last week.
PARENTS are being offered the chance to vaccinate their children again mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) following an outbreak.
YUMMY mummy Lynda Brown has dropped three sizes to fit into her little black dress.
THE winds of change are blowing through the area - but residents are being urged not to get carried away.
A MOUNTAIN climber is on the verge of completing a mammoth challenge in memory of her aunt.
NOMINATIONS are being sought for this year's Citizen of the Year awards.
IT'S time to take the decorations down - if you haven't done so already - and here is a list of where you can dispose of your real Christmas trees and cards.
Police are appealing for information in an effort to trace a young girl who has been missing since Hogmanay.
AN emergency response team has been set up by West Dunbartonshire Council to deal with incidents following Tuesday's storm.
West Dunbartonshire Council has released a final update on the storms clean-up today (Thursday).
THE clean-up operation is underway across Dumbarton and the Vale today (Wednesday) after the area was lashed by 80mph winds.
SLIMMING World guru Bernadette McParland scored a big 10 out of 10 from comedian Jason Manford when they met at the company's annual awards ceremony.
THE number of elderly households in the area is projected to rocket by 48 per cent by 2033.
FOR most people the festive period is a time to spend with loved ones.