TODAY'S flashback focuses on 2011 - when a brave Gourock widow told of her determination to get justice for her husband who was exposed to lethal radiation during atomic bomb tests.

Helen Gray’s late husband, Bob, was on Christmas Island during the A-bomb tests of 1958, and the Navy man died of cancer in 2008.

The 77-year-old won a landmark victory in her lengthy battle to get compensation, after the UK’s highest court ruled she could appeal a decision which had blocked claims.

In other news, the young fashionistas who won our Teen Idol 2011 competition were taking centre stage at a special catwalk show.

Gorgeous girls Nicole Dorrian and Kerry McLeod stole the show with their stunning smiles and personalities to match.

The lucky pair — who scooped £500 each in clothing and concert ticket prizes — were taking part in a roadshow in the Oak Mall.

Also making headlines were big-hearted staff at River Clyde Homes who had spent a year raising cash for Ardgowan Hospice.

Over 12 months, generous workers at the housing association participated in a number of charitable events which collected an outstanding over £1,500 for the hospice.

Lisa Burke, a voids officer who was a member of the charity group, said:"Staff at River Clyde Homes were keen to support a local charitable organisation, and Ardgowan Hospice was considered to be close to the hearts of most, having an exceptional impact on the local community."

MeanwhileArdgowan Bowling Club were celebrating after successfully hosting the Scottish Blind Bowling Championship.

The men’s singles was well-attended and attracted a great standard of play, with the ladies taking centre stage the following week.

The opening ceremony was attended by Provost Michael McCormick, who told the Tele he was looking forward to taking in some of the sport on offer.

In Morton news, new signing Paul Di Giacomo said he wanted to write himself into the history books when Morton’s new league season started - by helping his club to their first win away to Ross County in eight years.

Ton had suffered a Highland hoodoo over the previous decade, suffering seven defeats in Dingwall since a Scottish Cup victory in January 2003.

However, former County man Di Giacomo revealed that record was used as motivation in the home dressing room ahead of clashes between the two sides.

The game was to end in a 0-0 draw.