August 9, 2017

ONE of James Austin’s biggest fears is that his seven-year-old sister might not remember him if he dies soon.

The 26-year-old’s voice cracks slightly as he remembers the burden over the past 18 months since he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

From headaches while on holiday in March 2016, James has had the massive tumour removed and outlived the average for patients with the same aggressive form of cancer.

And the horticulturalist will be preparing for the trip of a lifetime to Japan thanks to an overwhelming community response at the weekend.

August 16, 2017

THE next generation of talented Bankies were showing off their exam results last week, as council officials hailed a “fantastic” set of results.

In total, 98 per cent of pupils sitting exams across West Dunbartonshire achieved at least one award, with an 81 per cent pass rate in one or more exams at Advanced Higher and 85 per cent of Higher students recording one or more passes.

At the National 5 level, 88 per cent of candidates passed one or more exams, with a 98 per cent rate at National 4 level.

August 30, 2017

STAFF at a dementia centre serving Clydebank residents have been left “shocked and saddened” after a minibus used to transport vulnerable service users was trashed.

The minibus was targeted by vandals while parked overnight at Alzheimer Scotland’s Resource Centre in Miller Street in the early hours of August 22.