19 Dec 2014 13:05 • Paul John Coulter

First Minister at Ferguson's to start work on £12m ferry

THE First Minister today made her first visit to Inverclyde since taking office, as she cut the steel for a £12m CalMac ferry which will be built at Ferguson's shipyard.


17 Dec 2014 11:38 • Rosemary Lowne

Two in hospital after accident in Greenock

TWO people were knocked down by a taxi in Greenock this morning.


16 Dec 2014 08:45 • Rosemary Lowne

Man stabbed in Port Glasgow

A MAN is in hospital after being stabbed in Port Glasgow.


Subscribers Only 12 Dec 2014 11:00 • Rosemary Lowne

Police smash suspected Finnart Street cannabis farm

A SUSPECTED drug ring is believed to have been smashed in Greenock after a massive cannabis farm said to be worth £130,000 was allegedly found inside a house in the town’s west end.


Subscribers Only 20 Dec 2014 18:00 • Rosemary Lowne

Turkeys are off the menu

FIVE turkeys have been rescued from the Christmas dinner plate — and are looking for loving new homes.


Subscribers Only 19 Dec 2014 14:00 • David Goodwin

Alcoholic 'refused help' due to downing a LITRE of vodka a day

A CHRONIC alcoholic guilty of street drinking and hurling abuse in the Oak Mall has been refused help from drink counsellors — because he can’t stop downing a LITRE of vodka a DAY.


Subscribers Only 19 Dec 2014 13:00 • Lorraine Tinney

Owner's petition to avoid Mall move

AN OUTRAGED cafe owner has launched a petition in a desperate bid to stay at her slot in the Oak Mall.


Subscribers Only 19 Dec 2014 12:00 • Lorraine Tinney

Net search uncovered war treasures

A GREENOCK woman has recovered a precious piece of family history after her grandfather’s wartime medals went up for auction.


Subscribers Only 19 Dec 2014 11:00

A Vet's View

Neil McIntosh of Abbey Veterinary Practice write for the Tele.


Subscribers Only 19 Dec 2014 11:00 • Susan Lochrie

School wins back charity status

A PRIVATE school in Inverclyde has won back charity status after regulators earlier ruled that it had failed the qualifying test.


Subscribers Only 19 Dec 2014 10:00 • Paul John Coulter

MP 'laughed during foodbank debate' claim

INVERCLYDE’S MP has been branded a laughing stock after being caught giggling with a colleague in parliament during a debate about foodbanks.


Subscribers Only 18 Dec 2014 16:00 • Paul John Coulter

Readers dig deep to help children at Christmas

KIND Tele readers have been praised for digging deep to help underprivileged children across Inverclyde have a happier Christmas.


Subscribers Only 18 Dec 2014 15:00 • David Goodwin

Sheriff said 'yes' so accused could wed sweetheart

A GREENOCK man charged with assaulting his partner has married her — with the blessing of a sheriff.


Subscribers Only 18 Dec 2014 13:00 • Eric Baxter

First Minister to mark historic day at Ferguson's

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon will visit Ferguson’s in Port Glasgow tomorrow to cut the first steel on the shipyard’s first order since being rescued earlier this year.


Subscribers Only 18 Dec 2014 12:45 • Paul John Coulter

Local lads are panto stars

TWO Inverclyde actors are taking centre stage in a major local production of panto favourite Cinderella.


Subscribers Only 18 Dec 2014 12:30 • Lorraine Tinney

Port school's £2.3m refurbishment under way

AN AMBITIOUS £2.3 million refurbishment project is under way at an ageing Port Glasgow school.


Subscribers Only 18 Dec 2014 12:10 • Paul John Coulter

Beacon 'begs' for £1m bail out

BRAZEN Beacon bosses left councillors astonished by begging for a £1 million rescue package while outlining no plans on how to run the venue, the Tele has learned.


18 Dec 2014 12:05

Councillor joins MP race

ANOTHER Inverclyde councillor has confirmed he is bidding to be selected as the SNP’s candidate for next year’s general election.


Subscribers Only 18 Dec 2014 12:00 • Rosemary Lowne

Mum and daughter teaming up

A SPORTY mum and her daughter are proving they’re on the ball as they ‘try out’ for the same rugby team.


Subscribers Only 17 Dec 2014 14:00 • Paul John Coulter

Councillor backed for MP race

A FRONTRUNNER in the race to become Inverclyde’s SNP candidate at next year’s general election has cleared a major hurdle after gaining the backing of local party members.