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“Youngsters on course for 2012” WITH nearly one million unemployed young people in the UK , international leadership development organisation, Common Purpose brought their “Young Million” campaign to the East End this week to offer some of these unemployed young people the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. While there are many schemes to help these young people find employment, very few offer the training and development opportunities that being in work would actually give them. As a result, the “Young Million” campaign has put together an early leadership development workshop over three days based in the Dalmarnock Community Centre just next to the construction site of the 2014 Commonwealth Athlete’s Village. Around fifty young unemployed people aged between 18-25 years (including many young Graduates desperate to gain employment), from all parts of Glasgow, including many from the East End, have been gaining a deeper insight into organisations and companies working in and from the city, meeting key leaders, building their


Some of the hopefuls seeking employment confidence and have at last got something unique to add to their CV. Speaking to some of the youngsters, the Re-Gen could see their anxiety as they faced the prospect of entering the New Year still without a job, but being involved in this course at least means they are going to be in a better position than those who sit back and expect a job to fall into their lap. Julie

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“Holidays are Coming – Holidays are Coming” ONE of the main hints that Christmas is just around the corner is when you see the Giant “Coca Cola” Truck adverts on the telly but when you can actually touch this fantastic piece of machinery then you know that you better really start buying in those presents or sending your

letters to the man himself, Santa Claus. Last Saturday the Coca Cola Truck was in the East End and visitors to the Fort and the Forge were able to get up close and personal with “A TV Star” in the shape of the massive machine. The Re-Gen caught up with it at The Fort and the amount

of locals who swarmed around to get their photos taken with the truck certainly made it a worthwhile trip as far as the organisers were concerned. Let’s hope Santa was able to see all of those who have been good this year and visit their houses on the 25th of this month.

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FirstGroup has asked the Office of Fair Trading for permission to cut back on bus routes linking Glasgow city centre with destinations to its east. FirstGroup wants to remove a service to Carmyle which will certainly alienate the much aggrieved residents of the village who have seen their bus service decimated in recent years.


The firm also wants to cut the fre- maintained. The Office of Fair Tradquency of evening services to Airdrie ing said the Aberdeen-based transport Friday 28th January 2011 and a route to Easterhouse. FirstGroup company was applying to vary its unFORinGLASGOW is required toAMAZING maintain certain WINS bus dertakings part because of an “aproutes as a condition for having the preciable fall” in passenger demand DENTAL PRACTICE AT TOP UK ScotRail franchise. and significant increases in operating The routes became “controlled” costs.28th The office is seeking public reINDUSTRY AWARDS Friday January 2011 when it took on the rail franchise sevenFriday sponse to the plans before 28th January 2011 recomyears ago,AMAZING to ensure that competition mendingGLASGOW whether the firm should have WINS FOR AMAZING GLASGOW between bus and rail services WINS could be FOR the service conditions removed.

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the clinical team Dr David Cunningham comfortable and is welcoming. Heading up who established practice in Garrowhill the clinical team his is Dr David Cunningham over years ago. two who 14 established hisWinning practice these in Garrowhill Awards firmly these held belief over 14 recognises years ago. his Winning two that a community dental practice, Awards recognisesbased his firmly held belief where patient relationships and practice, trust are that a community based dental key, using the latest dental technology, where patient relationships and trust are key, using the latest dental technology,

in to support Yorkhill Children’s to raising providefunds excellent patient care. Its’ efforts Hospital won theYorkhill runner-up in raisingECMO fundsUnit to support Children’s award forECMO Best Unit Community Project. Hospital won theCharity runner-up Spring Clinic is a leader in providing award Grove for Best Community Charity Project. dental cosmetic dentistry, Spring implants, Grove Clinic is a leader in providing invisible braces, tooth whitening and family dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, dentistry. invisible braces, tooth whitening and family dentistry.

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Libra (24 Sept - 23 Oct)

Forewarned xxxxxxxxxxis forearmed as they say so be prepared to be more confused than usual with Neptune and Saturn in opposing corners you will feel like running away but loyalty pulls you the other way, from the 10th it is important to keep your mind open to new possibilities and allow others to contribute as this will help balance your mind.

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xxxxxxxx You know what you want this month as you see the target insight you plough your way through all the tape to achieve your goals, if those around you don’t agree you will have no qualms in leaving them behind, a great month for completing projects.

Sagittarius (23 Nov - 21 Dec) It xxis important to celebrate life and to enjoy it, but it is also important to deal with important issues, yes you hunches are good this month but leaving practicalities to chance could cause you stress at a later date, try to be prepared and keep communications clear until the 14th with Mercury retrograde. Capricorn (22 Dec - 20 Jan)

The moon in Gemini and with xxxxxxxxx the lunar eclipse on the 10th it is important that you listen to and trust your instincts as you are ruled by the moon and you intuition will be at an all-time high, so believe what you feel this month and nothing can go wrong.

Reminiscing and dragging up the past xxxxx can sometimes be good but if there are grudges there then that’s where they are best left, you cannot change the past and it is a waste of time and energy, try to focus on the future and remember it can be as great as you want to make it, and you can!

Leo (24 July - 23 Aug) A natural creative you are at your xxxxxxxxx happiest when you can let your imagination run away with its self and with the sun in your sister sign of Sagittarius this is the ideal month for this to come to the fore. A great planner you can wait to organize the Christmas night out and with you in charge it should go with a bang!

xxxxxxx With Mars in Virgo you feel the pull and a drive that will Make you a force to be reckoned with, allow the energy of this to push you forward onto new project which delight you as you are a creative sign and a creative idea for the festivities is worth all that planning.

Virgo (24 Aug - 23 Sept) xxxxxxxxx The force is strong with you this month as you have a charismatic pull as you exuberate energy and drive along with practicality, people will sit up and take notice, and some of you will feel that you can achieve anything, well you can, so stand up and get the recognition you deserve.

xxxxxxxxxx It is important to start of the month as you mean to go on, so try to keep your thoughts and communications clear and uplifting, if you can remember to do this then everything in your garden will be rosy The eclipse on the 10th may make you reminisce about those who are no longer in your life, try to remember the good times and keep your thoughts high!

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Ho, ho, ho! Yes Christmas is just around the corner and if you haven’t done your Christmas shopping then hurry up. I am asking for Johnny Depp again this year. What? A girl can dream can’t she? Santa has had his letter early from the wee fella this year so my shopping is all done. This time last year we were snowed in and the country was in a state of emergency almost. At least the weather isnít too bad, at the moment and fingers (and toes ) crossed it stays that way. If you are like me you will let the supermarkets take the strain of the chopping and peeling. I love all the Xmas ready prepared stuff. Although I will be making the main course dish as I have yet to find a shop bought Wellington that beats mine, but I can do it the night before ready to pop in the oven. Saves so much time and energy and I get to enjoy the day. I do love re hashing leftovers though, as let’s face it, we all buy as though we are feeding an army. This year I will be making dessert too as I hate trifle.

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Parkhead Housing Association Cash for Kids fundraiser Urban Fox and Parkhead Housing Association teams

10 teams ! 24 matches !! 125 goals !!! only 1 booking !!! And at the end of it all……. Celtic Community Coaches won the trophy and Cash for Kids got a cheque for £783. Those were the highlights of the five a side tournament organised by Parkhead Housing Association last Thursday evening at the Soccer World complex in Ruchazie and sponsored by City Technical. The sectional matches produced two hard fought games between, Celtic v Urban Fox (in which the one booking of the night

took place) and Parkhead HA v Upkeep in the semi finals. Celtic and Upkeep got through to contest a thrilling final in which Celtic ran out worthy winners. In between times ten primary school aged kids took part in a festival of mini games and a healthy living quiz raising their awareness of how healthy eating and good sporting performance go together. The trophy and medals were presented by Parkhead HA’s John Ferguson

who was delighted to be back on duty after a recent major operation “ Celtic deserved to win but all the teams deserve credit for taking part and helping raise money. “Geraldine Nevans from the Parkhead Housing Association told the Re-Gen, “The whole night was a great success but the real winner was Cash for Kids. It was great to see so many people from Parkhead and surrounding areas take part and the kids certainly

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Upkeep Furniture Easterhouse – College’s Wonderful Week Now officially open for business of Diversity ON Thursday November 24th, Upkeep Furniture Easterhouse, the East End’s latest furniture reuse project was officially opened by River City star, Stephen Purdon. The event was well attended by local people and organisations alike who had come along to Shandwick Square shopping centre to see the new shop for themselves. Stephen, also known as ‘Shellsuit Boab’ very kindly took time off from a busy schedule to cut the ribbon and declare Upkeep Furniture open for business. Upkeep Furniture Easterhouse is the second furniture re-use shop developed by Upkeep Shettleston Community Enterprises. In August 2010 it opened Upkeep Furniture at 981 Shettleston Road to provide low cost but high quality furniture in a modern and attractive setting. So successful was the Shettleston shop that plans were drawn up to open a second outlet in the East End and the bright, spacious premises at Shandwick Square proved ideal. The Easterhouse shop is one and a half times bigger than the Shettleston original, giving plenty of space to display the high quality items for sale. In a speech to guests, project manager, John Thomson, said that over the past year Upkeep Furniture Shettleston had built up a loyal customer base and people could be assured that the same high quality of furniture was

"Shellsuit Boab" cuts the ribbon to officially open Upkeeps new outlet. now available for Easterhouse residents. John was also confident that the Easterhouse shop would be as successful at meeting its environmental targets by diverting from landfill perfectly usable items of furniture. John explained that Upkeep Furniture was very much volunteer focused project and finished his speech by giving special thanks to all the volunteers who have made both shops possible by carrying out a wide range of duties – from furniture sales to delivery and minor repairs. Upkeep Furniture was recently named as Environmental Initiative of the Year 2011 in the Herald Society Awards. The judges praised Upkeep’s modern

take on a furniture re-use project and its success at creating a sustainable project. Upkeep Furniture is always looking for furniture donations and is happy to pick up items from anywhere in the city. The project can also offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities including: shop sales, furniture uplift and delivery, driving, warehouse work, minor repairs and PAT testing. Volunteers are given travelling expenses, uniform and training any many have used their experience at Upkeep to help move on to paid employment. If you are interested in volunteering with Upkeep or donating items of furniture, drop into one of the shops or call 764 3793.

JOHN Wheatley College’s students have, in the past week, helped to mount one of the best Week of Diversity events yet. This themed event, set to coincide with St Andrew’s Day, has been going for several years now (although last year’s had to be rescheduled due to the dreadful snow – remember?) and this year, in partnership with several other local and city organisations, the College has staged a range of exhibition, workshop and participation events, including valuable contributions from the following: Strathclyde Police, Women’s Aid, Enable Scotland, Routes Into Learning, the Community Health Partnership, Glasgow City Council, Visual Statement, Visibility, Starcatchers, Larch and Hullabaloo Nurseries, JWC Student Association, Out of the Darkness Theatre Company, Platform,

Glasgow Life Library Staff, Scotland’s Colleges and HE Partnership, Jill Clark, Debbie Tolson of Glasgow Caledonian University, Stephanie Crookston, Chris Kerr, Peter McMahon and Serwat Asmat. Everyone’s contribution demonstrated the efforts made to celebrate diversity in the community and the College’s aim to ensure that equalities learning is embedded within all its programmes and in the character of its students. The week opened with a spectacular show of national costume and culture, choreographed by the creative staff at Visual Statement and delivered by the College’s own EVIP (Enhanced Vocational Inclusion Programme) students who wowed the audience with their confident and sparkling performances. The EVIP learners are a classic example of the huge changes

that can be brought about by further education, and by John Wheatley College in particular. These are young people (generally under 16yrs) who attend through GCC Education Services and often have a range of barriers and challenges to overcome in their learning. This year, they have excelled themselves in achieving such a level of confidence and displaying their teamworking, problem solving and communication skills. They were excellent! Hospitality & Catering students moved among the audience with platters of delicacies from around the world which they had prepared themselves - delicious! The many College staff who have been involved in organising and staging the Week of Diversity should have much to feel pleased about - Congratulations to everyone involved!

Upkeep Furniture sells low cost but high quality, second hand furniture. We have a good range of furniture in stock including the following: • • • Upkeep – the complete property maintenance company you can trust Upkeep is a property maintenance company that provides a range of services to housing associations, property management companies, businesses and householders. We specialise in the following service areas: Property Maintenance Void property management * joinery and kitchen fitting Plumbing and heating * painting and decorating Cleaning * handyperson service General Building Works Roofing * gutter cleaning and repairs Stonework repairs * slabbing Estate Management Close cleaning * backcourt and environmental maintenance De-littering * graffiti removal *Power washing Needle searches Recycling services Second hand furniture sales * metal recycling House clearances * uplift and delivery service Upkeep Shettleston Community Enterprises Ltd 24 Fenella Street, Shettleston Glasgow G32 7JT T: 764 3793

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Garrowhill Community Centre to get Face-Lift The Garrowhill Community Centre is about to get a full electrical re-wire along with roofing works, heating and plumbing upgrades as part of a one-off maintenance funding package for community facilities. Various elements of internal fabric upgrading will also be included in the work to restore the centre, which has been

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neglected in recent years. There are also ongoing discussions with City Building Glasgow advising them of the potential for additional works at all the community facilities in the area. Barlanark Library/Community Centre will also benefit from an external cladding and dry-rot treatment programme which is imminent.

POLICE at Shettleston are presently trialling a new Body Camera Kit which could mean a tremendous impact on evidence gained during situations they encounter. The new cameras are lightweight but the pictures and sound when played back is of top quality. Made by a company called Edesix the cameras can eliminate any doubts in face to face confrontations and, as already has been said the pictures are of very

high resolution and the sound crystal clear. Commenting on the trials taking place at Shettleston Police Office Inspector Alistair McDonald told the ReGen, “This provides us with a fantastic tool that can let courts see first hand the circumstances presented to officers at incidents”. He continued, “ In particular where someone’s conduct is the issue, what they say, how they say it and how they act will all be recorded.” Constable Jay Doogan showed our reporter just how the camera worked and to say we were impressed would be understating the obvious. The results have been excellent according

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illustration of how those at the top of football are increasingly remote from the experience of the ordinary fan. So if you are just a punter at a match you may find yourself ,in this country, being thrown in jail for breaching a law that the Government Minister has failed repeatedly to define with any accuracy and yet the top dog of World Football can demonstrate remarkable naivety on an issue of profound importance and shrug it off with initial complacency. The reaction to his comments were swift and Blatter wheeled out the usual cliché of the ‘Fifa family’ with its idyllic imagery of love,integrity and respect. As if. What Blatter’s remarks highlighted

was that the protective bureaucracy at the top of football means they can both immunise the leadership from criticism and accountability and demonstrate complacency on the issue of racism which still poisons too much of the wonderful game that is football. We deserve better and what I hope is that Blatter learns from his recent experience and makes a step change in how football deals with racism. Now is the time for leadership and commitment. He has the power at his disposal and rather than seeing glory in stadiums and the baubles of success perhaps he can create a genuine legacy of a more tolerant football community. Over to you Mr Blatter.

PYP Info & Advice Service The Information and Advice Service is based within Parkhead Youth Project base. The Youth Workers can assist young people aged 14 years to 24 years with a variety of issues. We are here to listen and not to judge and you can be assured of receiving confidential advice and support to assist you in making informed decisions in a relaxed and friendly environment. We also are able to signpost you to many of our partners and other organisations . We have supported young people through a variety of issues including… • Relationship counselling • Bereavement Counselling • Severe crisis • Family Planning • Sexual health advice • Housing • Furniture Initiatives/Start Up Packs • Advocacy • Benefits • College/Further Education • Training opportunities • Volunteering opportunities • Benefits • Community Service placements • Court References This is a response led service that includes ALL issues affecting the lives of young people, so the list above can be endless. Please do not hesitate in calling us or dropping in to our base Parkhead Youth Project, 132/134 Westmuir Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, G31 5BW or telephone us on 0141 550 2621 or 0141 556 7512

A few years ago to see, Jim Diamond of Hi Ho Silver fame, Greg Kane (one half of Hue and Cry) and Tommy Cunningham (Wet Wet Wet) in concert it would have cost you a fortune but all three will all be performing at the Asda Cafe in the Superstore at Parkhead next Thursday (8th December) at no cost to you, in aid of the Cash for Kids appeal which Asda get involved in every year.

The three lads have got together to compile an album entitled “City of Soul” and they will be giving it an airing especially for the Asda Customers. The trio plus backing singers will take the stage at 6.00pm and if you fancy buying their CD you could even get it signed by making a donation to the Cash for Kids appeal on the night. It would solve a Christmas Present headache for someone so get along and enjoy the show plus help the Cash for Kids appeal.

Crosshill Park Proposals for new Play Areas THE Re-Gen is led to believe that a consultation is about to take place on a planned “£100K Investment” in the James Lindsay Park at the Traffic Lights at Baillieston. This will be a joint venture between GHA and Land and Environmental Services and will involve a complete new design for the very underused facility. At the moment the park, which was inherited by Glasgow City Council from the old Strathclyde Region away back in 1975 when Baillieston was taken under the wing of GCC, has become a place for some of the youth in the area to hang out and

has derelict Tennis Courts which are a waste of time as far as facilities are concerned. At last something is taking place as far as play facilities being brought into the area is concerned, something which the Baillieston residents have been crying out for, for years. Part of the new plans for the Children’s Play area consists of, Spring Type units, A Large Climbing Frame, A Swing-Park and for adults an enclosed 5-a-side Football Pitch. There will also be a Picnic Seated area and a CarShelter among other things. Baillieston Councillor James Coleman, (Executive Member

for Land and Environmental Services), speaking to the Re-Gen said, “ This is another significant investment for Baillieston and I can also confirm that discussions are still ongoing regards a sports facility for St Bridget’s and we expect a decision on this shortly”. It seems things are now moving as far as Baillieston residents are concerned and we look forward to the first sod being cut and the work completed as far as the James Lindsay Park is concerned as this once proud facility in the area has been crying out for a make-over for years now.

16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women The 16 Days of Action Campaign is an annual, international campaign which is used to focus people on a call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. The Glasgow campaign was launched at The Bridge, Easterhouse on 25th November, and runs until 10th December. The event at The Bridge was opened by Janet Hayes, Planning Manager, Glasgow City Community Health Partnership (North East Sector) and Chair of the North East Gender Based Violence Implementation Group. Kirsti Hay, Violence Against Women, Coordinator, Glasgow Community Safety Services welcomed the audience of over 60 who listened to talks from Lesley Chambers, Deputy Procurator Fiscal

Janet Tobin; Colm Dempsey; Kirsti Hay; Janet Hayes; Ann Moulds; Lesley Chambers; Pamela McElhinney; Frankie O’Rouke on changes in the legal response to Domestic Abuse. Ann Moulds from Action Scotland Against Stalking also spoke about the national campaign to have Stalking determined as a criminal offence since December 2010. The Gender Based Violence Implementation Group, are supported by Glasgow Life; Strathclyde

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Spotlight on Dennistoun DENNISTOUN is one of those places where there are two distinct areas which make the place up there’s the Duke Street end and the Alexandra Parade end and as far as each area is concerned there’s is the best (which I suppose is natural if you live in the area). The Duke Street area is possibly the busier of the two as far as businesses and shops are concerned if you take the area running from Bellgrove Street through to the Bristol Bar as there are numerous Charity Shops and small newsagents etc... on

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both sides of the road, with the obligatory pubs and cafes dotted conveniently within walking distance which means when shopping in this area you can always pop in for a cuppa or something stronger to revive you. Hairdressers are also in abundance in Duke Street and just off in the wee streets running adjacent so there is certainly no reason for you to be running around with your hair in a mess. For Christmas gifts you will find a great wee shop in Duke Street called “The Jewellery Box” where David

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McLaren is standing by to assist you in choosing the perfect gift and knowing Davie you can almost always get a wee discount from him which makes it worthwhile going in and seeing what he’s got on offer. The Jewellery Box also buys old and broken gold but they give realistic prices as opposed to some of those who advertise on the telly and offer buttons, so don’t be getting conned, go to Davie. Just along from here is a brand new beauty shop called J’Adore (Hillfoot Street) and we have heard it is well worth a visit especially around the Christmas Party time as they will have you looking your best for all those office parties. At the far end of the road is UC Link which will be especially busy around this time of year as they specialise in “sparkly jewellery” and all the accessories you require for those Christmas nights


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RIGHT all you people who leave buying presents till the last minute it’s getting closer and closer every day so by now you should be at least thinking what you’re going to buy your loved one. Looking for gift ideas then why not treat someone to a course of driving lessons from Jamie at Ace Driving School. Jamie is well known in the East End and many people have passed their test due to his expert tuition so you know they would be in safe hands with him. A place right on our doorstep, that’s sometimes forgotten by shoppers as they head into the town, is the Shandwick Square Shopping Centre in Easterhouse where you will find loads of outlets offering countless bargains at this time of year. From Christmas Cards to Furniture Suites almost everything is on offer right here and for people who don’t want to fight their way through the throngs of Christmas Shoppers in Argyle Street and the rest the “Shoppy” is an ideal spot to pick up those last minute bargains. Jewellery and Watch bargains can be had at this time of year as Smellie and Weir always have a sale around this time (see their advert for more details) and we’re sure Margaret and Eileen will make you welcome and help you out with your Christmas present quandaries. Meanwhile if you fancy just relaxing and being entertained why not book a ticket for Platform at the Bridge as the Christmas Shows they are performing this year are certainly worthwhile seeing.

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FOLLOWING the highly acclaimed Oor Rabbie Burns Suppers, master storyteller and Platform artist in residence Andy Cannon presents a carol concert with a difference. Travelling back to the days of Christmas past, Andy and celebrated musician Wendy Weatherby, will transport audiences to Victorian Glasgow for an hour of carols, stories and of course the very finest mince pies! Touring throughout the East End to lunch clubs and later life groups from Monday 5th to Friday 23rd December. Performances at Platform on 3rd and 10th of December. DEC SAT 3 1.30PM DEC SAT 10 1.30PM £2.50 per person (includes a mince pie!)

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Play Safe and Stay Safe This Christmas Public Sector Workers The “Play Safe in Glasgow” campaign which aims to create safety awareness to those venturing out for the party season was launched earlier this week at the City of Glasgow College. The campaign will take place in three different sites, (Riverside Building, Allan Glen Building and North Hanover Street Building) and it will offer workshops lasting around 15 minutes each on free alcohol awareness sessions or events for staff looking at how to have a safe night out without getting into trouble or getting injured. The first session deals with culture and attitudes to alcohol, session two with alcohol unit/carry out calculations and finally and optional session where you can choose from one of four options, Plan your night out and stay safe, the body and health, alcohol, calories and nutrition or alcohol and driving. Nikki Boyle of Play Safe told the Re-Gen “We’re not trying to put a damper on Christmas what we are saying is, if you’re going out to celebrate, stay in control and stay safe”. The aim of the workshop sessions is to raise awareness of the risks of drinking too much

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whilst giving people the right advice so that they can have an enjoyable and safe Christmas night out. Most recent figures show that Glasgow’s A&E departments admitted 7681 people in alcohol related incidents in one year and around two thirds of arrests in the city

centre are alcohol related. Nikki said, “ There are a few easy things you can do to increase your safety on a night out: make sure you eat before you go out, drink water or soft drinks in between alcoholic ones. Stay out of rounds or kitties and drink at your own

pace. Stay together and look after each other and know how you are getting home before you go out. Follow this advice and you should have a great time. To arrange a free Play Safe workplace session contact Health at Work on 0141 314 0024

GET YOUR SKATES ON FOR GLASGOW ON ICE THE transformation of the centre of George Square into a spectacular ice rink is complete, once again becoming the heart of Glasgow Loves Christmas. This year, disabled workers and war veterans from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are helping with the final preparations for what is one of the largest outdoor rinks in Europe. Glasgow on Ice will open to the public at 12noon on Saturday 26th November. People can skate every day through to the 3rd January 2012 with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day and, for the very first time, welcome in the New Year with a spin on the ice on the 1st January. The start of the celebrations coincides with the opening of The Big Wheel and Glasgow’s St Andrew’s Day Shindig celebrations. This year, five days of events will take place in the heart of city, binging together a whole range of Scottish Culture for all the family to enjoy. Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council said: “Glasgow’s festive season is set to be the most exciting yet – with attractions and events spanning music, film, food and drink, dancing and family entertainment, not to mention the opportunity to soar as well as skate under the stars in George Square this year, with the addition of an almost 40 metre high observational wheel for the very first time. There is simply no better place than Glasgow to be this Christmas. I extend this invitation to all to come and join us for some festive cheer.” Proceedings will commence when Clyde 1’s Romeo invites two pipers from the Williamwood Pipe Band, who will be performing throughout the day, to swap their ghillie brogues for ice skates. The first skate will kick-start six weeks of festive fun that will see free nightly entertainment in George Square through until the 3rd January 2012. Glasgow on Ice is one of the core elements of Glasgow Loves Christmas, which will have more events, acts and things to do than ever before. In addition to skating under the twinkling lights, one highlight of 2011 is set to be soaring above them with the introduction of an observation wheel. The Big Wheel stretches almost 40 metres into the sky, with each of its 30 gondolas allowing eight people at a time the chance to get a bird’s eye view of the winter wonderland that is George Square during the festive season. Glasgow on Ice has been built around the Scott Monument in the very heart of George Square and offers a unique opportunity to skate under the Christmas lights in the shadow of the City Chambers. The build was assisted by Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi), operated by City Building – Glasgow City Council’s arm’s-length construction company.

For some of those involved, the contrast between the challenges of war and creating a magical winter wonderland in the heart of the city could not be greater for the injured ex-soldiers now working for one of Europe’s largest supported employment facilities. RSBi employs around 240 people, more than half of whom have a disability. Among the workers is 19-year-old hearing-impaired employee Mason Baird, from Greenfield in the East End of Glasgow. Mason is a key member of the team preparing the wooden panels for the marquees and skate desk. He said: “It feels great to be giving something back to the city, working on something that gives so much joy to people’s lives around Christmas. It’s such a special time of year and it’s fantastic to be able to play a part in putting smiles on so many people’s faces.” City Building has been carrying out installation work from Wednesday 23 November and providing the rink with water supplies. John Foley takes up the post of managing director at City Building on 1 December. He said: “The RSBi team is committed to delivering top quality products and they are doing a marvellous job in helping prepare what has become a firm Christmas favourite in George Square.”

George Square remains at the heart of the festive events and entertainment. On St Andrew’s Day and Hogmanay, the ice rink will be transformed into a fantastic curling rink, where you can watch the inaugural Bonspiel Cup and try out curling for yourself with the The Royal Caledonian Curling Club. The rink itself is almost 736 square meters. Up to 210,000 litres of water are needed to form the six inches of ice which takes 90 hours to freeze completely. Last year over 55,000 people enjoyed the experience and this year Silver Skate sessions for the over 60’s, which include a hot drink and mince pie, will complement the already popular Parent and Toddler sessions. These allow parents to skate while pushing youngsters in specially designed sleds, which are shaped like penguins. The Big Stage will be programmed every night of Glasgow Loves Christmas and is free for all the family to enjoy. Highlights include firm family favourites such as festive film, Christmas choirs and big band concerts. Glasgow’s rising talent will perform every Thursday and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival will tax everyone’s brain with their weekly festive quiz. George Square is crammed full of other attractions, including free Family Fun Days every weekend, Baby’s First Christmas and the Santa Dash.

ON Wednesday of this week, Public Sector workers throughout Britain downed tools in response to the Tory led Coalition Government making changes that will mean millions of people will pay more, work longer and receive less when they retire. The strikers were joined by Scottish Labour MSPs throughout the country as they showed their support for better pensions for both public and private sector workers. Speaking ahead of the day of action, Scottish Labour MSP Paul Martin told the Re-Gen: “Almost all public sector workers are modestly paid. Their pay has been frozen and prices are rising faster than

ever. These changes are unfair and an attack on the valuable work that public servants do. A race to the bottom for public and private sector workers is unacceptable. We should be improving all pensions so that people have dignity in retirement.” Mr Martin continued. “The position of the Scottish Government is unclear after the SNP ordered theits MSPs to cross picket lines and break the strike, as well as supporting the Coalition’s proposals in their submission to the UK Government earlier this year, the Scottish Government have done nothing to stand up for workers rights”.


Communities across Glasgow shall go to the ball this Christmas as Glasgow Arts and Hopscotch Theatre Company take their all singing, all dancing panto spectacular Mother Goose to community venues across the city from 23 November. Scripted and directed by Ross Stenhouse, the production is a modern take on the well known tale which sees poor Mother Goose (played by Paul Kozinski) hit rock bottom. Not only is the credit crunch beginning to bite, but she’s ageing fast and has spent every penny of the rent on wrinkle cream. When Lucy the goosey (played by Louise Montgomery) suddenly starts laying golden eggs it seems all her worries are over, but the dreadful Demon King (played by David McGowan) has his greedy eye on the Golden Goose and that spells trouble of a different sort. The panto promises to be a fun filled event for all the family with plenty of singing, dancing, laughs, magic and lots of audience participation, truly embracing the spirit of Christmas. This marks an ambitious new collaboration by Glasgow Arts and Hopscotch Theatre

Company to produce and present a pantomime in house, which will then tour local communities. It is expected to be a huge hit with audiences across the city. There will be fun and laughter, boos and hisses and golden eggs aplenty when that goose gets loose aboot the hoose. The community tour kicks off at the Lodging House Mission, Gallowgate on 23 November and visits nine other community venues until 17 December. Tickets are selling fast demonstrating the demand for shows like this in local communities. Councillor George Redmond, Chair of Glasgow Life, said; “I am excited at our collaboration with Hopscotch Theatre Company this Christmas, to bring all the fun of panto into the very heart of our communities across the city. “Encouraging a love of the arts is a wonderful gift to give our children. For many, including myself, that often starts with shouting at the pantomime villain and getting involved in the traditional festive show. I am looking forward to enjoying this performance and with tickets from only £2, I would encourage everyone to come along and get into the Christmas spirit.”

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Emergency Numbers from Housing Associations THANKFULLY we have come through the last month still intact as far as frost and snow is concerned but make no mistake, according to those weather forecasters like Sean (whatever he’s called from STV) and Stavros somebody from BBC), the really bad weather has still to come. In preparation for this some of the local housing associations in the area have furnished us with various emergency numbers you might like to keep handy just in case you need to call on someone over the holiday period. Localised Flooding has been occurring in certain areas and with the rain we’ve had over the past week it is little wonder but we have been luckier than those who find their homes flooded almost as soon as the rain starts. Taking a little care by keeping the

house heated on at least a low setting overnight or even if you are going away for a couple of days, this might be the difference between a burst pipe or a cozy house to come home to. We have not had many power cuts over the past wee while but with what’s happening at Westminster who knows what might happen in the near future so why not invest in a couple of cheap torches as you can pick them up for next to now’t around this time of year and if you experience power failure you will be at least able to see in the dark and torches are far more safer than candles (though maybe not as romantic). Keep these numbers handy as they could be very useful in the weeks to come and hopefully you’ll not need to use them.

Gardeen Housing Association Ltd 32 Garlieston Road, Barlanark,Glasgow G33 4UD Tel: 0141 771 9590 Fax: 0141 771 9927 Gardeen Housing Association will close at 12.30pm on Friday 23rd December 2011 and reopen Thursday 5th January 2012 During this time tenants requiring emergency repair should use the numbers below:

Gas Heating: SCOTIA PLUMBING & HEATING 0141-771-9600 All other emergency repairs: 0800 595 595


Winter is upon us and we should all take precautions! Some handy hints

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Parkhead Housing Association will close on Friday 23rd December at 3.30pm and will reopen on Thursday 5th January at 9.30am. During this time tenants requiring an emergency repair, and only an emergency repair, should use the numbers below;

Gas Heating 0844 579 6493 Electrician 07860 716 323

Joiner 0845 877 0411 Plumber 07719 904 543


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Keep warm, keep well, save money this winter Staying Warm in winter is really important, especially for children, older people and those with disabilities. This leaflet if full of useful tips to keep your home warm, keep on top of your bills, and keep healthy. Heat your home well Setting your heating to the right temperature (18-21°C), insulating to keep the heat in, and using energy efficiently means you can still keep warm and lower your bills. Eat well, keep active and look after yourself Remember to wrap up warm, look after yourself and be prepared in case of bad weather conditions. Get financial support Ensure that you are getting all the benefits, grants and financial support that you are entitled to. You may be eligible for additional financial help to heat and insulate you home. Heating your home and energy saving tips Heating your home and hot water Turn your room thermostat down, every 1°C can save you money, but keep main living areas between 18°C and 21°C. Check that you know how to set the heating controls in your home to get the most out of the energy you’re using. Set your hot water cylinder thermostat to 60°C, you don’t need to have your tap water any hotter. Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) allow you

to set lower temperatures in some rooms than in others and to turn the heating off in rooms which aren’t used. Keeping your home warm Insulate your home to help keep the heat in and heating costs down. Consider how much you could save by insulating your loft, walls, floor and installing double or secondary glazing. Draught proof all windows and doors to help keep rooms warm, however, it is important rooms are adequately ventilated so don’t block air vents. A hot water tank insulation jacket (8cm / 3 inches thick) will save energy keeping your hot water hot. Cooking, washing and drying Use your microwave, they use 80% less energy than conventional ovens. Cook with lids on pans and use the right size gas / electric ring. Use cooler wash temperatures for your washing machine and the ‘eco’ or ‘economy’ programme if you have a dishwasher. Always wash full loads. Tumble dryers use lots of energy and are expensive to run, air dry clothes on clothes racks with windows open or outside to avoid condensation problems. Lighting and electricals Switch lights off when nobody is in the room and use energy efficient light bulbs - they are inexpensive, last 12 times longer and can save you £10 a year per bulb. Don’t leave electrical appliances on ‘standby’ when not in use. When buying new

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appliances, look out for the most energy-efficient ones with the Energy Saving Trust recommended logo. Keeping safe and well Eat well Food is a vital source of energy which helps to keep your body warm. Ensure you have hot meals and drinks regularly throughout the day. Get a flu jab If you are over 65 or have a long term health condition, you can get a free jab from your GP to protect against seasonal flu strains. Look after yourself and others Remember to wrap up warm, and wear a hat, especially if

you go outside on cold days. If you have a disabled or older neighbour or relative, look out for them during winter to make sure t hey are safe and well. Keep active Keeping active generates heat, helping to keep you warm, and also improves circulation. Be prepared Stock up cupboards and freezers in case bad weather means you can’t get out. Check oil and gas tanks regularly and order well in advance in case deliveries are held up by bad weather. In case of loss of power, keep emergency heating and lighting handy as well as plenty of winter clothes. Keep winter equipment

tree to spell out words such as love, joy and peace. Christmas Day 1. Cut down on your energy use Use candles for your Christmas meal and forget the electric light bulb for a couple of hours. This simple task will not only create a truly festive atmosphere but if carried out across the country, would dramatically cut energy usage making this year’s Christmas a very green Christmas. 2. Recycle your wrapping paper – it’s estimated that 82 sq km of wrapping paper will end up in the UK’s bins this Christmas! If there are large sheets, keep them to use again. It’s estimated that we will throw away 125,000 tonnes of plastic packaging over Christmas, so either try to buy presents without excess packaging or add it to the recycling pile. 3. Christmas dinner scraps – if you really can’t eat any more then use your left overs creatively. Visit for brilliant recipes and cooking tips for left overs such as turkey and ham pie. Turn your peelings & scraps into compost for a blooming marvellous garden next summer! You could reduce the size of your bin by over 20%. After Christmas 1. Recycle or reuse your Christmas cards – approximately 1

billion cards are sent every year – that’s 17 for every man, woman and child in the country. Use the special recycling bins at WH Smiths and Tesco stores to raise money and create new woodland areas for the Woodland Trust. 2. Dispose of your Christmas tree properly – over 6 million were bought last year in the UK, creating a staggering 9000 tonnes of rubbish. Most DIY centres, and garden centres, have a disposal system some that will shred the tree to turn it to chippings. Or even better buy a Christmas tree with roots and plant it in your garden after the festive period. 3. Recycle properly – It is estimated that we could use an extra 750 million bottles and 500 million drinks cans over Christmas. Make sure all your empty cans, bottles and jars find their way to your recycling bin. Start by cutting down on the amount of glass you use - buy large bottles of drink rather than lots of small ones to save on the packaging. Rinse and recycle your aluminium foil. For more information on recycling check out 4. Unwanted Christmas presents – The charity shop website locator shows you the closest place for you to make a positive contribution of unwanted gifts. Or you could re-gift

in cars, such as a shovel, blanket, torch, and tow rope. Only go out into bad weather if you absolutely have to. Financial support and other information Keeping your home warm can be expensive, especially if you are on a low income. Using the most affordable fuel wisely and ensuring you are on the cheapest tariff can help. You may be entitled to additional benefits, grants or discounts to make your home more energy efficient. In extreme winter weather conditions you may also be entitled to a cold weather payment and emergency funding.

Green Christmas – 10 top tips You don’t have to compromise on style or your life in order to be greener. Here are my top 10 tips to show that you can live, eat and of course decorate in ways that will be cool but not harm the environment. If you want a green Christmas, keep in mind the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – and use them in that order in the preparation; before, during and after Christmas day. Before Christmas Day 1. Buy your Christmas dinner from a farmers market - buying organic will be fresher, taste better and you’ll be buying local too, benefiting rural communities and reducing food miles. Check out www. for your local market where you’re likely to find a selection of vegetables, fruit, meat, bread and cakes & dairy produce. 2. Christmas trees – this always creates a real debate. Is it better to go natural or artificial? Research and carbon calculations show that a natural tree is best. It bio degrades, etc vs. An artificial tree uses toxic materials and petro-chemical in its plastics, takes a lot of energy to produce, has often traveled from the far east, and it doesn’t even last forever! Not so green after all! 3. Buy gifts which give – try to buy presents that will benefit and make a difference to the lives

of the receiver such as bicycles, juicers, photovoltaic (solar powered) chargers for gadgets, or even a wind up mp3-player, blankets and jumpers to encourage them to cut down on their heat use.Ecocentric has some great, green alternative and eco gift ideas to make this year a green Christmas. Many charities are now offering gift donations where you can give a goat or books for schools. Try Present Aid for more ideas. 4. Decorate your home with natural and recyclable materials –what did we do before we had plastic, tinsel and Christmas decorations? a. Try using sprigs and branches with berries; such as holly, mistletoe, fir tree, and pine cones. Tie them all together and make a festive mobile, or wreath b. Use old jars, wrap with coloured film and place candles inside to make lanterns c. Use low energy LED fairy lights which use a fraction of the energy of standard lights. d. Use vintage Christmas decorations - I buy old diamante jewellery, which sparkles beautifully, and mix it with old watch faces and even keys all odd a sense of character, nostalgia and quirkiness to our tree. Look out for bargains at markets and car boot sales. e. Hand wooden letters on the


them at 5. New Years resolutions: Make yours something green that you can actually stick to, one that will make a difference to you and those around you. Try one of these: a. Grow you own – try growing mushrooms, vegetables, herbs, or even a wine rack whatever your space – from windowsillto huge allotment, there is no space too small b. Change your old light bulbs for green energy efficiency ones and watch your electricity bill drop. £2.2 million could be saved over the 12 days of Christmas by every household in the UK installing one energy saving bulb. c. Take reusable bags shopping and refuse to take any plastic ones. d. Switch off anything you are not using – stand-by actually uses a lot of power. An Energy saving monitor will tell you how much electricity you are using in real time, so switch things off around the home and watch the savings roll in! We will create 3 million tonnes of rubbish this Christmas in Britain - the equivalent of 400,000 doubledecker buses. Over half of this could be recycled. Where is it going to go otherwise? A little thought and preparation can make this year a Green Christmas

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Anya MitRangers 2, Glasgow East Barrhead YFC 0, Jimmy Camlachie 0. tag and Chantal de RidUnder-16 - Johnstone End 1; Tower Hearts 4, Johnstone Academy 3; der both netted doubles, Renfrew Vics 1, Rang- Burgh 5, Glasgow This- Dunterlie Park 3; Eastwith other goals coming ers 5; Newark 2, Tower tle 1; Celtic Grassroots 0, wood 2, Glentyan 6. from Kristin Demann, Stefanie Draws SCOTTISH YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION substitute and Isabel Kerschowski. Scottish Under-21 Challenge Cup, Third Round - East Kilbride F.C. 2, Bonnyton ST ANTHONY 3, VALE ANTS Thistle 4; Tranent 0, Drumchapel Ams 0; St Peters 1, Edinburgh City 1. Replay - OF CLYDE 0. ‘keeper Stephen Mather Drumchapel Ams 0, Tranent 2; Edinburgh City 3, St Peters 0. Fourth Round - Falkirk Ath 2, Steins Thistle 1; Harmony Row YC 4, Broomhouse 0; recorded his third conBlantyre Vics 2, South Camlachie Youth Project 2; Knightswood 5, Neilston Juniors secutive shut-out as the Govan club moved into 2; Mill United 0, Campsie Black Watch 2. Lady Darling Cup, Second Round - Hillwood 4, Tynecastle 2; St Bernards 1, Ren- fourth top place - and left frew F.C. 5; Camelon 2, Clydeside 1; East End United 5, Balmoral 1; JBM 3, East- WKH 7LQ 3DLO ÂżUPO\ URRWHG wood 1; Strathclyde Colts 0, The Celtic BC 2; The Celtic B.C.Green 0, Drumchapel at the bottom of the CenUnited 3; Cumbernauld Colts 1, Dalkeith CYP Colts 0; Larkhall United 0, Leith Ath- tral District First Division. letic 4. RESULTS: WEEK 5 - Whitevale 4 points ( 16 shots), Mount Vernon 2 points (8 shots); North British 6 points (23 shots), Springboig 0 points (9 shots); Sandyhills 0 points (14 shots), Garrowhill 6 points (20 shots). WEEK 6 - Mount Vernon v Garrowhill postponed. To be played at a later date. Whitevale 5 points (23 shots), Sandyhills 1 point (17 shots); Springboig 5 points (24 shots), Shettleston 1 point (9 shots).


Daryl McFadden hit a double (23 and 70 mins). Neil Reynolds netted his ¿UVWHYHUJRDOIRUWKHFOXE in 37 minutes. WELLHOUSE AMATEURS 4, ASHFIELD JUNIORS 2. HOUSE secretary Robert Noble ZDVGHOLJKWHGZLWK³D¿QH result for the club against a top Junior team� in this Tuesday evening friendly RQ*DW*UHHQ¿HOG)RRWball Centre. Scorers: R Welsh (2), J McKay, and A Dorrans. WELLHOUSE AMATEURS 11, KILBOWIE THISTLE 0. NEW signing James Upton helped himself to FIVE goals in the Second Round of the Colville Park Country Club West of Scotland Cup at St Andrews School. Upton hit a screamer from 22 yards after only three minutes. +RZHYHU RI¿FLDOV UHFNon the goal of the game came from Peter Gordon, who chipped the Jags goalie from 25 yards! McKay (2), Sinclair, Welsh (pen), and Stewart were also on target. WELLHOUSE BOYS’ CLUB 5, ST MIRREN 1. GOOD victory for the Under-17s, who led through Kieran Galloway at halftime. Tony Kenna made it 2-0 before an own goal gave Saints some hope. Their possible comeback was dashed with further Wellhouse goals from Galloway, Stevie Kerr and Ryan McAnneny. Great to see the team back on the winning way after a terrible run of injuries. CASTLEMILK DYNAMO 4, SANDYMOUNT AFC 2. A game of two contrasting 45 minutes’ after the visitors led 2-0 through Craig Stewart (15 mins) and Paul McKinney (44). Both were created by Man of the Match Sean Cannon. Dynamo showed exactly why they are rated one of the top Sunday Amateur League clubs with a brilliant secRQGKDOI¿JKWEDFN STEINS THISTLE 2,

SOUTH CAMLACHIE YOUTH PROJECT 4. A great away win for this season’s promoted West Premier Division team. Goals from Man of the Match Stuart Mills (2), Brian Henderson and top scorer David Quinn. KILSYTH ATHLETIC 1, WOLVES 0. THE CenWUDO 5HJLRQDO &XS ÂżUVW round brought together ODVW VHDVRQÂśV VHPLÂżQDOists against the runnersup, and a goal from Cunningham on the hour mark settled this Under-17 clash. BROOMHOUSE 0, GOLDENHILL 1. MISSED chances proved costly for ‘House. The visitors converted a low shot into the net 14 minutes from time. HARMONY ROW 4, BROOMHOUSE 0. ROW gained revenge IRU WKH :HVW &XS ÂżQDO defeat in May, when they progressed into the ÂżIWK URXQG RI WKH 6FRWtish Under-21 Challenge Cup. Longbridge put them ahead after 3 minutes, and the cup-tie was over before half-time after the same player took advantage of dreadful defending. Henry made it 3-0. Although down to ten men, Harmony added a fourth with Colin McLean’s 87th minute penalty kick. WELLHOUSE BOYS’ CLUB 3, LARKHALL 3. JAGS scored twice in time added on - 92 and 94 minutes - for a completely undeserved share of the points. To rub further salt in the wounds, Larkhall were awarded two penalty kicks. Wellhouse domiQDWHG WKH ÂżUVW KDOI DQG led through a John Black header. Stevie Kerr made it 2-0 before the ÂżUVW VSRW NLFN ZDV FRQverted, but ‘House restored their two-goal advantage through Kieran Galloway. The visitors scored into injury time, and netted their second penalty on 94 minutes.


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