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THE announcement that the Freshlink (formerly the Old McKellar Watt sausage factory) in Old Shettleston Road Shettleston was closing means that around 200 families will now look forward to a miserable Christmas thanks to the owners basically not giving a monkey’s about their loyal staff, as they decided to withdraw the factory from the East End. Despite a joint party attempt to persuade ABP Foods to listen to reasoning the company seemed determined to rebuff any attempt to re-locate to a modern factory in the area therefore putting workers, some of whom had been with the company for at least 30 years, on the dole espe-

cially at this time of the year. Scottish Labour’s Margaret Curran, MP for Glasgow East, told the Re-Gen: “This is devastating news for the staff at Freshlink. The loss of these jobs is a real blow for the East End where we’re already suffering from the effects of this economic crisis. “ABP Foods did not consider the profound effect this decision will have on both its employees and the local area. Freshlink has a dedicated workforce who do not deserve this terrible news. “The Scottish Government now needs to do all it can to help find employment for the men and women who are losing their livelihoods. We expect them to put in place the same support as they

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The Angel’s Share Actor Launches Aberlour Family Support Service Barrowfield Boy, actor, Paul Brannigan, star of hit film The Angel’s Share this week helped launch a new residential rehabilitation service in Bridgeton. Run by Aberlour, the Aberlour Family Support Service is unique, being the only such facility in Scotland which allows children to stay with their mothers while in the care of the service. The Aberlour Family Support Service accepts referrals from across Scotland and offers mothers and pregnant women with addiction issues, short and long term stays in one of twelve self-contained flats in a new, purpose built facility in the East End of Glasgow. A programme of support and skills development is created for each family, focussing on recovery from substance misuse and on parenting. The Service holds family sessions to develop and build the parent/ child relationship as well as helping to provide consistent, positive parenting. A range of communal facilities are also provided including a lounge, computing suite, gym and a dining room. The Service is one of the only ones which offers support to allow children to stay with their mother while they are resident, which greatly increases the chances of long term success. This can often be as an alternative to putting a child into care and can also help to inform decisions about a child’s future to make sure they have the support they need at home, at school and in their community. Aberlour has worked with two partners, Glasgow Addiction Services and Thenue Housing Association, to design and construct the purpose built, modern residential rehabilitation facility in the Bridgeton/ Calton area that meets the needs of families. Paul Brannigan, who has battled addiction problems himself, helped dedicate a ‘recovery’ tree in the grounds of the new service to com-

memorate its launch. The new facility accepted its first families in April 2012, and since then, 25 families have stayed with 21 children, while 5 children have been born in that short period. To celebrate this achievement, the recovery tree is being decorated with 25 ribbons symbolising the families which Aberlour has helped. Paul was joined by Aberlour Chief Executive, Ken Dunbar, Jackie Hothersall of Aberlour, Charles Turner of Thenue Housing Association and David Williams of Glasgow Addiction Services to plant the tree. Ken Dunbar said, “This really is a proud moment for Aberlour, as it stretches the boundaries of our work once again. Aberlour has a history of working in some of the most challenging areas because deep down, in our hearts, we know that everyone has the potential for growth and change. The quality of this fantastic new facility is second to none. The flats provide privacy and dignity for the families while we work intensively with them as a family unit and help them to turn their lives around and learn how to flourish. We know that a family’s chances of long term success are increased by working with the children and parents in this way, and we hope to help many more vulnerable

families to achieve a positive future without the poverty and deprivation that substance misuse can lead to.” Thenue Chief Executive, Charles Turner told the Re-Gen, “This is a wonderful example of the ongoing good work which Aberlour carries out in communities across Scotland. They are achievements that really do change people’s lives for the better. Helping communities is also a core objective of Thenue Housing. And here in London Road we not only share a building with Aberlour but also a desire to create good homes, too.” One former resident commented, “I came straight from a woman’s hostel and I had a lot of problems and addictions. I was also pregnant, and in an abusive relationship so this was my chance to get in here without him knowing. Aberlour is the only place that has worked for me. If it wasn’t for Aberlour I would be in prison or dead, but now I have the chance to have a life with my son and be happy.” Aberlour Family Support Service has been created with generous assistance from Thomas Cook Children’s Charity, Barclays Wealth, The W O Street Charitable Foundation, Celtic Charity Foundation, Sodexo, Scottish Enterprise and The Imlay Foundation.


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Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice - Christmas Gift Day Jean Clegg a volunteer at the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice shop at 1114 Shettleston Road, Shettleston, contacted the Re-Gen recently to let us know what is about to happen at the shop next week. They are holding a wonderful Christmas Gift Day on Friday 23rd November. from 10.a.m. till 4.00 p.m. where they hope their customers will be able to buy or win their Christmas Gifts at extremely low prices. There will be a fantastic raffle which will run for the whole week before the event with first prize being a beautiful dolls’ house, 2nd prize a Links of London bracelet, 3rd prize a Spiderman scooter and 4th and final prize being a pair of extremely expensive wines in a wooden box. Raffle tickets cost £1.00 for 5 tickets. There will be a Tombola section which will have prizes numbering at least 300 and again tickets will cost £1.00 for 3 tickets. Other sections will be: a baby stall with extremely beautiful hand knitted shawls and clothes for babies and toddlers, a toy section again at very low prices, a gift stall which will hold almost anything you may wish to buy as a Christmas present and much much more. They held this event last year and it was very successful and the staff hope this year it will be even better. It gives the people of Shettleston and surround-

THE “HAUD THE BUS” book on sale at Hospice Shop ing areas, the chance to buy good quality gifts at low prices. Shettleston, as you know has very high unemployment rate and this event does not stint on the quality - only on the pricing. Jean has also written an excellent book called “Haud the Bus” which has proved very popular. She had the book printed (1,000 copies) last year and the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice shop in Shettleston sold it for £3.00 per copy and raised £3,000.00 for the Hospice. Jean has had it printed again and it is proving just as popular

once again. She will be more than happy to send you a copy if you can’t make it into the shop as long as you send the cash for it. The book is based on funny stories or conversations that she has heard whilst travelling on the 62 bus. The book is hilarious and well worth the £3.00 cost. It would also make a great wee stocking filler for Christmas and also raise money for a great cause. Contact the Hospice Shop on 778 4016 or call in and see for yourselves just what value is on offer.

Anderson Maguire Funeral Directors Glasgow’s leading independent funeral directors Anderson Maguire have just opened another funeral home in the East End. Located at 658 Alexandra Parade, close to the Royal Infirmary. the new facility bridges the gap between the firm’s funeral homes in Springburn Way and Shettleston Road. “We have a large number of families in the Garngad, Townhead and Riddrie areas who use the company when they have a bereavement and this will be more convenient for them” said Angela Maguire, part of the management team at Anderson Maguire’s head office. ”More families than ever are now using our company. They recognise that we offer to very high level of personal service at a very moderate cost, something which is very important to families especially in the current economic climate” said Angela

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COUNCIL LEADER SETS OUT NEW ECONOMIC VISION FOR GLASGOW Councillor Gordon Matheson, the Leader of Glasgow City Council, has announced an ambitious "beyond recession” blueprint for the city which will support the public sector and open up new job opportunities for Glaswegians. Speaking at the 15th State of the City Economy Conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cllr Matheson said Scotland's largest city could ensure its future economic success through a three-pronged plan supported by a number of new measures, including: The Glasgow Veterans Employment Programme, under which the council will pay a wage subsidy to city employers taking on unemployed forces personnel, as part of the most comprehensive package of support offered to veterans anywhere in Britain. The £1.5m Glasgow New Business Fund to help new-start small to medium enterprises to access affordable business premises. Councillor Matheson also announced that Glasgow City Council would support the Green Champions Scheme announced by businessman Sir Willie Haughey last week. This scheme sees young people given employment within large

companies to increase their energy efficiency. Glasgow City Council will become the first local authority in the UK to sign up by employing 20 Green Champions. He said: "I have a responsibility to ensure that, as a city, we are best placed to respond to the opportunities that arise, not only today, but in the future. The decisions we take today will determine what Glasgow looks like in 10 or 15 years. "I am absolutely clear that Glasgow must be positioned at the front of the queue to benefit from the opportunities of economic recovery.” Detailing his three-pronged plan for the city's economy, he said: "We will drive forward capital investment. We will invest in skills and training, and we will ensure that Glasgow is ready for business.” On the new veterans' initiative, he said: "Our Armed Forces make immeasurable sacrifices on our behalf. They also have skills and experience that are marketable once they leave the forces - but it can be tough for veterans to re-adjust to civilian life. "We are committed to helping Glasgow's veterans into employment but, rather than just offering warm words

and encouragement, my council will offer a wage subsidy to employers who recognise and reward their skills. "We're the only local authority in the UK to provide this support to our veterans. We believe, passionately, that it is the right thing to do.” On the new business fund, Councillor Matheson said: "Small businesses tell me that they are struggling to access affordable business premises, and that the cost of rent stops people from starting their own companies. "We have listened to these concerns and we will act. Today, I am delighted to announce the establishment of the Glasgow New Business Fund. This will allow new-start SMEs to get financial support from the council which will see us pay all or part of their rent and rates for up to four years.” Cllr Matheson said this initiative was the latest in a range of innovative schemes which were already making a difference and helping to tackle unemployment. These included the £25m Glasgow Guarantee, which brings together the Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative, the Commonwealth Graduate Fund, the Com-

monwealth Jobs Fund and the Commonwealth Youth Fund, and which aims to ensure every Glaswegian between the age of 16 and 24 has access to a job or training. He told the conference: "We've made clear from the outset of this recession that we won't allow another generation of young people to be cast adrift, as they were in the 1980s. "I am delighted to announce that from today, we complete our £25 million Glasgow Guarantee to fight youth unemployment in the city. The Commonwealth Youth Fund goes live at noon today, providing employers with a 50% wage subsidy and targeted training to help 16 and 17 year olds get ready for work. "My administration will not lose sight of what needs to be done to give our city's young people the opportunities they deserve. We are making a difference.” Cllr Matheson said Glasgow was bucking the trend with the most recent figures for Jobseekers' Allowance claimants in Glasgow showing a decrease, and between August 2010 and August 2012, Glasgow was the only major UK city where youth unemployment actually fell. He also used the SOCE speech

Basketball Bounces into the Playground for Dalmarnock School Kids Funders from sportscotland and Clyde Gateway this week joined Head Teacher Nancy Clunie, her Dalmarnock pupils as well as Glasgow Rocks Basketball Players, Sterling Davis, Gareth Murray, Andy Wedemire and Daniel ODoom to launch three years of funding for the Jump2it programme. Primary school pupils from across the East End and Clyde Gateway regions of Glasgow and South Lanarkshire are getting the chance to take part in a unique health and citizenship programme called Jump2it ,run by Govan based charity, Scottish Sports Futures. This is an education through sport initiative utilising players from the

Glasgow Rocks, Scotland’s only professional basketball team, to deliver positive lifestyle message to primary school pupils across the country. As well as providing physical activity by introducing the youngsters to basketball, the programme also covers topics such as the importance of fitness and healthy eating and the dangers of smoking and alcohol. Roadshows are delivered by the Glasgow Rocks professionals in schools during curriculum time. These roadshows are followed by a block of basketball coaching leading to a fun competition involving all the schools from the local area. The top 4 schools from the competi-

tion stage win a place in the Jump2it final four event which takes place at a Glasgow Rocks professional game at the new Emirates Arena with the top team on the day being crowned Jump2it champions. Natalie Phillips, Assistant Project Manager for Community Benefits at Clyde Gateway told the Re-Gen, “We are determined to help the young people across our communities to live fitter, healthier and happier lives and so we are delighted to extend our support to this innovative and popular programme.” Jacqueline Lynn, Head of School and Community Sport added “This programme is a great fit for our goal of creating more and better opportunities for young people to take part in sport in schools while creat-

ing all-important links to clubs in the local community. It’s fantastic to see the children at Dalmarnock Primary enjoying their experience and I know many more will benefit hugely from being involved in Jump2it.” Nancy Clunie, Head Teacher of Dalmarnock Primary School, said “The boys and girls really enjoyed meeting the Glasgow Rocks’ players and having fun playing basketball whilst also learning about the importance of looking after their bodies”. Rocks player/coach, Sterling Davis said “We are delighted to be rolling out the Jump2it programme to kids from across Clyde Gateway and the East and giving them a chance to experience the amazing fun that can be had through basketball“.

to also reiterate the council's support for the city's construction industry which he said over the last decade had been at the heart of the regeneration and transformation of Glasgow. He added: "Glasgow City Council's capital programme is running at a record level of £392million. Budgets are tight, but by delivering the pledges in our manifesto, we will almost double this capital programme. "We were elected on a manifesto pledge to build 3500 new homes in the city over the next five years. We also pledged to rebuild or refurbish every primary school in the city. Not only will this benefit children across Glasgow, this major capital investment will provide significant benefits to the local economy. "Our investment in the infrastructure for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has already transformed the East End. And we

are using the bid for the 2018 Youth Olympics to transform Sighthill in the north of the city. Best of all, the £250million investment in Sighthill will go ahead, regardless of whether the bid is successful or not. That kind of legacy is unparalleled.” The 15th annual conference was hosted by the Glasgow Economic Partnership. As well as Cllr Matheson, the conference included speeches and contributions from a field of experts including Alistair Darling MP; Greg Clark, Global Advisor on the Development and Investment of Cities and Regions; Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal, University of Strathclyde; Varry McMenemy, President, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce; Brendan Dick, Director, BT Scotland; David Grevemberg, Chief Executive, Glasgow 2014 Ltd; and Sam Reymbaut, Corporate Acquisition Manager, O2.

UNLOCKING THE DOOR TO A BRIGHT FUTURE AN innovative course designed to help people affected by homelessness in Glasgow’s east end has been hailed as an overwhelming success. The “Keys to Learn” 12-weeklong course was delivered in a link-up between Glasgow Homelessness Network and Thenue Housing. Working together, the two organisations helped a number of homeless people, individuals affected by homelessness or those having housing problems to learn new skills. The course was delivered at the East End Healthy Living Centre in the heart of the east end. It provided the opportunity to learn a number of skills such as computing, healthy cooking, basic DIY and linking with services in the local area, and ensuring further opportunities such as volunteering and learning. A spokesperson for GHN said: “Keys to Learn is an innovative partnership approach between our main partners Anniesland College, NG Homes and Glasgow’s Regeneration Agency and funded by the Big Lottery Fund. 12 week courses are delivered in localities across Glasgow, aiming to increase tenancy sustainment and positive opportunity for people who are or have experienced

homelessness or who find themselves in housing crisis. “Staff from Thenue offered support throughout the course, essentially providing specialist information on housing processes, welfare reform and budgeting. “Working with local housing associations such as Thenue allows Keys to Learn to engage with those who will most benefit from participating in the course, and ensures people are more knowledgeable and have personal links to services in their area.” One east end participant “Michelle” said of the course: “This has been the start of a new chapter in my life. It has built my confidence so much that I am now hoping to start a college course. I can honestly say that this course has been the best thing to happen to me in a very long time.” Paola Doyle, Housing Support Manager at Thenue, added: “This has been a great example of two organisations working together to help people in the east end who are homeless or are affected by homelessness. “Thenue is strongly committed to helping the communities where we have homes and the Keys to Learn course is another example of this ongoing work.”


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You may have heard on the grapevine that the way that we allocate homes in Wellhouse is changing. If not, then read on… ‘Choose Well’ our new choice based lettings scheme is a radically new way to allocate homes, it provides you the customer with information, choice and control over the process. Choose Well is open to everyone. Are you on our old waiting list for a home in Wellhouse? Then you need to act NOW and get our new forms completed and returned to us as soon as possible. If you are new to Wellhouse or you are not sure whether Wellhouse is right for you why not phone one of the Tenancy Sustainment Team for a chat. The new system will launch on Tuesday 20th November 2012. If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity please either phone our office on 0141 781 1884, e-mail ash@wellhouseha.org.uk, or download an application pack from our website www.wellhouseha.org.uk.

hazard by failing to clean up after their dogs. Latest figures show the initiative has prompted a 68% increase in calls to the Clean Glasgow hotline by people reporting culprits or identifying sites where there is a particular problem. The city’s network of public CCTV cameras is also being used to identify people failing to clean up their dogs’ faeces. A total of 11,590 warning letters have also been sent to streets or closes where suspects live. The blitz is now stepping up a gear with enforcement officers visiting neighbourhoods unannounced. Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The initial part of the campaign was as much about education as enforcement. By telling people we were coming to their neighbourhood we aimed to change habits by making it clear that irresponsible behaviour was unacceptable and would not be tolerated.

“We are extremely pleased with the initial results and thrilled by the huge level of support from the general public who have been phoning in to report those flouting the law. There is also anecdotal evidence that those who have been fined have changed their ways and now pick up after their pets. “However, anyone who thought they could revert to their filthy ways when we left their area can now think again. The crackdown continues and no one can afford to risk receiving a fine.” The fines are £40 rising to £60 if unpaid within 28 days. Please call Clean Glasgow on 0800 027 7027 to report dirty dog owners in your community.


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The Bedroom Tax As part of the Re-Gen’s campaign to raise awareness about the UK Government’s changes to the Welfare Benefit system, the following article provides information on changes to housing benefit and the fact that payments covering rent charges will be reduced if a home has more bedrooms than are needed for those living in the house. This decision has been termed the “bedroom tax”. These proposed changes to housing benefit will take effect from April 2013. From this date, if you live in a housing association home and you have one or more “spare” bedrooms, your housing payment benefit will be reduced. This could affect you: • If you are 16 to 61 years old • Even if you only get a small amount of housing benefit – for example, if you are working • Even if you are sick or disabled You won’t be affected if:

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• You live in a one bedroom property • You or your partner receive pension credits What is a “spare” Bedroom Under the new rules, if you have more bedrooms than the Government says you need. You will lose part of your housing benefit. You will be allocated one bedroom for: • Each adult couple • Any person aged 16 or over • Two children of the same sex under the age of 16 • Two children under the age of 10 regardless of their sex • Any other child • A carer if you or your partner need overnight care It does not matter how the “spare” bedroom is used, the new rules apply even if: • You or your partner need to sleep apart because of a medical condition • The main residence of your children is another address, but you have a spare room for when they stay with you What happens if I have a “spare” bedroom If you have one “spare” bedroom your housing benefit will be cut by 14% of the rent you pay every week. If you have two or more spare bedrooms you will lose 25%. If your benefit is cut you will have to pay your landlord the difference between your housing benefit and your rent.

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Under Occupancy From April 2013, the UK Government will cut Housing Benefit paid to people of working age who are deemed to have spare bedrooms in their homes. If you’re a GHA or Cube tenant - we’re here to help. If you think this change could affect you please talk to your local Housing Officer or call our Welfare Reform Helpline on Freephone 0800 597 3777* anytime. Remember, these changes are coming - we’ll help you get ready.

*If you’re calling from a mobile 0141 444 0110 might be cheaper

GHA Group launches helpline to support tenants through welfare benefit changes

Milnbank Housing Association 53 Ballindalloch Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow G31 3DQ Tel: 0141 - 551 8131 www.milnbank.org.uk

Parkhead Housing Association

THE GHA Group has launched a helpline to support thousands 40 Helenvale Street, Parkhead, of tenants likely GLASGOW G31 4TF to be affected by Telephone 0141 556 6226 the UK Government’s changes www.parkheadha.org.uk to benefits. The helpline is one of a package of measures being introduced to help tenants - from both GHA and its sister organisation Cube Housing Associa213 Braidfauld Street tion - prepare for Tollcross, Glasgow(WSHA) G32 is8PS West of Scotland Housing Association currently Welfare Reform. exploring the benefits of a partnership with Gentoo Group. The Tel: 0141 763 1317 two organisations are currently in discussions to find out what a The dedicated partnership could mean and the benefits it could bring to tenants. phoneline, which was launched today (nov 12) McNaught, Chief Executive of West of Scotland Housing Association said: “We are exploring a by DeputyDuncan First potential partnership because we are looking to the future and the financial challenges that all housing associations will face in the next few years. These challenges include welfare reform which is likely to reduce Minister Nicola the income available to all associations, and the need to invest more money in our houses to achieve higher energy efficiency targets which could help protect our tenants from rising energy costs. Sturgeon, “We is need to adapt, and believe it is not an option to do nothing people. Our decision to top up in the face of the challenges ahead.” WSHA that making this positive change will make the Association fitter for these challenges. It will help staffed bybelieves highly-trained Cusnew Scottish Welfare Fund ensure the Association continues to be able to provide thethe best homes and services possible for its tenants and communities in the long term. tomer Service Centre advisors shows that, where we can, we“Providing the best homes, services and communities for Gentoo Group is a well established housing provider and regulated in England by the Homes and Communities our tenants” For General Enquiries who can provide up-to-date Agency. With a strong track record, throughout the years it has demonstrated commitment to high standards, will take action to help these good quality homes, and strong communities. More than just a housing association, Gentoo is about improving lives by investing people, the planet and property based activities. please call: information about the inchanges. groups during these tough If you would like any more information on the proposed The two organisations therefore share similar values and a strong cultural fit with similar aspirations around 0844 892 0321 They can also arrange for a partnership with Gentoo please call us on: creating sustainable communities and homes that are fit for the future. economic times.” 0141 550 www.westscot.co.uk 5600 or send an email to partnership@ housing officer to contact the by what we Other Duncan continues, “We have been impressed have seen in our discussions with andby visits the to measures GHA Gentoo. We are now looking in detail at what real benefits a partnership with Gentoo could provide.” westscot.co.uk customer Ifto give more tailored Group to help tenants prepare West of Scotland Housing Association joined Gentoo Group it would stay as a housing association registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator as well as keep its name and ownership of its housing. WSHA will advice about how the changes changes include: still employ its own staff, work from its present offices andfor remain the being governed by its own Management For General Enquiries please call: Most importantly, tenants will keep their existing rights and their landlord will remain as West will affectCommittee. own personal oftheir Scotland Housing Association. Gentoo Group would be WSHA’s body and the overall Group • a parent team ofset14 Welfare 0844 892 0321 strategy. circumstances. The housing Benefits Advisors and seven Duncan concludes, “These are exciting times for the Association, this partnership has the potential to provide www.westscot.co.uk solutions to the challenges we face.” officer willnewarrange for any full-time Money Advisers on support the tenant may need to hand to give tenants personal cope with the changes – such advice on benefits and budas help to budget or open a geting and managing their GHA Shop,173 Trongate , bank account. money Glasgow ,G1 5HF The helpline is open 9am to • a series of articles giving Tel: 0141 274 6460 5pm and is free from landlines advice and information in tenwww.gha.org.uk on 0800 5973777. Customers ant newsletters calling from mobile phones can • comprehensive communicacall at cheaper rates on 0141 tion tools for staff so they can 4440110. understand the changes and Housing officers are also talkhelp customers ing face-to-face with around • an awareness session for Gemap Scotland Ne 7,000 tenants who will be tenants on the effects of directly affected by one of Welfare Reform. Money A Are you worried about debts or your fuel bills, money & maxed the plastic. Bills, Bills and more Bills, as GEMAP Scotland ltd the most imminent changes One of the wider changes to phoning y we shudder from our festive financial hangovers help-Gem and bills not yet paid. Maybe it’s time to get new under-occupation rules. benefits being introduced by Phone:0141 773 5850 confiden some help. From April next year, tenants the UK Government is ‘UniverEmail: info@gemap.co.uk Benefits-are you sure you’re on the right benefits, Financia who are working age and are sal Credit’ which will come in do you know your ESA from your JSA-if not, we can made fina offer a free, impartial & independent benefit check for community deemed to have a spare bedfrom October 2013. It will see you and help you to apply for them-remember this is and the co money you could be due. savings s room (or bedrooms) will see everyone who’s working age their housing benefit reduced. Fuel Pov Legal Advice-Are you in danger of losing your and on benefit receive one increase f home or face becoming evicted. Do you need legal Housing officers are talking struggling assistance, advice or court representation-we can payment every month paid right tariff help. We offer a free, independent & impartial legal to tenants affected by the arrange a service. directly into their bank account. change, dubbed the ‘bedroom It is estimated around 16% of If you would like assistance on more information on please contact GEMAP Scotland Ltd on 0141 tax’, discussing their options people in Glasgow don’t yet and offering targeted help and have a bank account. Bridgeton Citizens advice support. Benefits which will be rolled bureau: 35 Main Street, Deputy First Minister Nicola into the one monthly payment Glasgow, G40 1QB Sturgeon said: “It is hugely include: important that social tenants 0141 554 0336 • Housing Benefit have access to the support • Income Support and advice they need when it • income-based Job Seekers’ Easterhouse Citizens advice comes to welfare. Allowance bureau: 46 Shandwick Square, “The UK’s deep cuts to • Working Tax Credit Glasgow, G34 9DT Scotland’s welfare budgets are • Income-related Employment 0141 771 2328 extremely worrying and have and Support Allowance serious implications for some • Child Tax Credit. Parkhead Citizens Advice of the most vulnerable memFor many, the switch to ‘unibers of our society. bureau: 1361-1363 Gallowgate, versal credit’ will mean having “This government will not Glasgow, G31 4DN 0141 554 to budget in a completely new turn its back on vulnerable way. 0004

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Shettleston SEAs the benefit of Energy Advice With ever increasing gas and electricity prices, the term ‘fuel poverty’ is sadly becoming a well-used expression. Households are defined as being fuel poor if over 10% of their income is spent on energy costs. In practice, this means many East End residents who, every winter, have an uphill battle keeping their homes warm and paying their heating bills. Shettleston Housing Association is therefore very pleased to announce the launch of its SEA project – Shettleston Energy Advice - made possible by funding from the Climate Challenge Fund. The project’s energy advisors, Angela Tyrrell

and Evelyn Milligan, have a wealth of knowledge and experience of energy advice and, over the next two and a half years, will be aiming to help as many households as possible reduce their energy consumption and save money on their bills. Angela and Evelyn can visit Shettleston residents in their own homes or have an informal chat over the phone and can be contacted on the Shettleston Housing Association’s freephone number 0808 202 65 65. To get the project off to a good start, the SEA team are holding a ‘launch event’ on Wednesday 21st November from 11am

to 4pm at the Upkeep Furniture shop at 981 Shettleston Road. The shop will become a ‘home from home’ for the day, highlighting the energy consumption and costs of everyday appliances as

well as measures everyone can take to reduce their bills. Energy saving advice will be available from the SEA team and from advisors from G.HEAT and the Energy Saving Scotland Advice Centre (ESSac).

And if this all sounds a bit too serious there will be refreshments, ‘energy bingo’, quizzes, prize draw, kids’ competition and freebies. So why not come along on the day and join in the fun.

Shettleston Energy Advice is a free service available to anyone living in Shettleston, whether you are a tenant or a homeowner. If you are looking for ways to reduce your energy bills, we can help. Come along to our launch event on WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER from 11am – 4pm at the Upkeep Furniture Shop at 981 Shettleston Road. Energy saving advice and much more from: • Shettleston Energy Advice • Energy Saving Scotland Advice Centre (ESSac) • Glasgow Home Energy Advice Team (G.HEAT) • Shettleston Community Growing Project (SCGP)

Shettleston Energy Advice is made possible through funding from the Climate Challenge Fund

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Find out the true running costs of everyday appliances! Join in the fun with: • Energy Bingo • Energy Saving Quizzes • Free Prize Draws • Kids’ Colouring-in Competition

Shettleston Housing Association Helen McGregor House 65 Pettigrew St, G32 7XR

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RE-GEN Stars THE Crowne Plaza hotel next to the SECC was certainly the place to be at the start of the month as the annual Re-Gen “Stars in the Community” awards dinner dance was held there. Many well-known faces were in attendance in-

cluding, Parliamentarians, Joanne Lamont, Humza Yousaf, Margaret Curran, Anas Sarwar, Paul Martin and Patricia Ferguson, as well as the Lord Provost Cllr Sadie Docherty and Depute Lord Provost Gerry Leonard. Following an excellent

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dinner the nominations, of which there were loads, were whittled down and the winners were announced. Lord Provost Docherty did us the honour of handing over the trophies and each winner was selected on

merit such as the concierge Tommy Hamilton who saved a woman’s life then calmly went back to work. The whole evening was a great success yet again and the group “21 Red” rounded off a tremendous night with a very entertaining set.

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SERVICE WITH A SMILE: JOHN FLANNIGAN AKA TOBY (THE URBAN FOX PROGRAMME & ASDA), DAVID SOMERVILLE (GHA) IMPROVING LIVES IN THE COMMUNITY: TOM CRUICKSHANK, MAIREAD TAGG (GLASGOW EAST WOMENS AID) BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES: MORRISON (SCOTLAND), NG SUSTAINABILITY (NG HOMES) COMMUNITY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: GERRY BALDWIN (FUSE YOUTH CAFE) WITH THANKS TO:

ENGAGING IN THE COMMUNITY: PARKHEAD HOUSING ASSOC, JOHN DEVINE (NG2) ACTION IN THE COMMUNITY: SHETTLESTON COMMUNITY GROWING PROJECT, CITY BUILDING (APPRENTICES) THE RE-GEN “STAR” AWARD: TRISHA STEWART (THE DALMARNOCK CENTRE), THOMAS HAMILTON aka “TOSH” (NG HOMES)

STAFF at Greggs in Barrachnie Road Garrowhill met up with someone we will all be aware of before tonight is over when Pudsey Bear made a guest appearance at the shop. He wasn’t there for a hot pie or a sausage roll but for something just as fulfilling, cash for the “Children in Need” charity appeal. Unless you live on the moon or somewhere as remote, you must know tonight (Friday) is the annual “Children in Need” appeal and as a forerunner to the actual evening the staff at Greggs decided to hold a collection for this worthwhile charity. Well done everyone at the shop in Barrachnie Road - You should all take a bow.

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FRESHLINK CLOSURE BAG SNATCH – A ‘DEVASTATING BLOW’ DUKE STREET Police at London Road are appealing for witnesses “I look forward to working with after a 32 yearthat old the woman them to ensure best had her results bag snatched on possible can be found Monday from what(15 is aOctober). deeply worrying Around 1.35pm, the situation. “This closure is furtherfrom eviwoman, was walking dence ofHill a worrying trend for William Bookmakers theDuke Scottish foodtoindustry in Street depositas communities across takings in the Post Scotland Office areAnnfield coming toPlace. terms As withshe job at losses and factory closures.” approached the Post Office, Smith, MSP for Glasgow, aDrew black Volkswagen Golf said:with “Mythe heart goesSB54, out to all car prefix of the loyal staffthe at Freshlink, drove up and driver it is them and their jumped out of thefamilies car and who will bethe devastated bybag. this snatched woman’s decision, especially this close He then got back into the to Christmas. task-force, car and drove“The off westand particularly workers bound in Duke the Street in the representatives, hard direction of theworked City Centre. to offer solutions that would The woman was uninjured saveshaken these jobs. I have no but by the incident. doubt that there were options, The bag contained a four such as public support for figure sum of money and a brand new factory, which personal items. would have delivered even The driver is described greater profits to ABP Foods as: white male, mid to in the long term. But the cruel late 20’s. He was approx fact is it never looked like 5’8” – 5’10” in height and we’ve had meaningful engageof average build. He was ment or a willingness by the

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The former Foxy Bingo Hall at GLASGOW City Council proposShandwick Square Shopping als to initiate a major reform of Centre has a new ofwith life its day services forlease people and it’s all down to 3are differlearning disabilities to be ent organisations who have put forward for consultation. teamed together to make The proposed reform aimsthe to place a much more welcommaximise opportunities within ing and satisfying for a wide variety of venue community settings while moving away the Easterhouse community. from the(Community traditional use of day CORE Outreach centres, whichcame are often poor Easterhouse) into in being physical condition able last July as part ofand theonly Easterto offer a limited range of serhouse Community Church run vices. The basic principle beby Stuart Patterson and his hind the proposed reforms is wife Tracy and thereby hangs the need to promote the social ainclusion tale. Stuart waswith bornlearning and of those raised in Easterhouse and like disabilities. a few others the area basiUnder thein proposals, the cally tookwould the wrong road and council ensure that became involved in drugs around 200 people with and the unfortunately became admost complex disabilities would continue be supported withdicted to to heroin. Thankfully in four day help wasdirectly near in operated the guise of centres Riddrie, Calton, The the TeenatChallenge (Christian Wedge Southbrae. The Drug andand Alcohol Rehab) and councilattended would also the Stuart this create from May new position of Local Area Co1997, and eventually working ordinators so that those with in the project until Septemgood levels of functioning abilber 2000. He then moved to ity can be assisted to develop Ireland where he met Tracy their own networking initiaand they were married in tives, peer support opportuniMarch 2001. ties and far greater engageNowwith parents with 3 children ment community projects. they moved back to Oneallof the major drivers of the proposed reform is that the Scotland in 2009 to work with

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2nd Monday of the Month* Barmulloch 5.15pm Barmulloch Community Centre, 46 Wallacewell Quadrant, G21

Wellhouse 12 noon Wellhouse Hub, 49 Wellhouse Crescent, G33 4LA

4th Monday of the Month* Garthamlock 4.00pm GESH, 1 Redcastle Square, G33 5EG

Easterhouse 1.00pm The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, G34 9DU

Craigend 5.00pm St Rose of Lima Primary School, 295 Mossvale Road, G33 5QS

Budhill 2.00pm Budhill Family Learning Centre, Hallhill Road, Springboig, G32 0PR

Carntyne 6.00pm High Carntyne Church (Carntyne Square), 358 Carntynehall Road, G32 6LW

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the Haven Kilmacolm mens number of people using council rehab and Teen Challenge day centres has already dropped Strathclyde. significantly in recent times. It is Stuart wasthat nowa well on the anticipated further 320 road to recovery and with people could be successfully Tracy’s helpwithin they started up supported the commuthe nity Easterhouse as part of theCommureforms, crenity in 2011 initially atingChurch significant spare capacity across the council’s day incentre holding their meetings estate. As a consequence Blairtummock Communitythree centres - Berryknowes, Hall working closely withSummerston and Youth Hinshaw Street the Pavillion Cafe to – will be required to close provide activities for the Councillor Matt Kerr, Execuyoung people of the Blairtive Member for Social Care, tummock area but always in said: “I fully appreciate that the back of theirwill mind to find these proposals represent premises of their own. a big change for peopleStep who in Reniasupport Tysler (Manager of receive from our learnShandwick Centre) ing disabilityShopping service. However, who their plight support and with heard the self-directed between hergoing and the parent bill currently through parliament, the landscape social company British Landfor (who care in Scotland is shifting and have been a tremendous we must move withprojects the times. supporter of local in we do notarea) reform the“IfEasterhouse she our day service now them we face was able to offer thethe prospect of our services former Foxy Bingo Club in being unattractive to people with Shandwick Square. Now the personal budgets and ultimately church uses the premises to rendered obsolete. We believe host its worship services and thanks to a very generous donation from British Land of

£8131.00 Stuart it is vitally important that we and his team retain a presence in the marhave ket forbeen care able services so that we to canrevamp ensure the the most vulnerable former “gamhave the kind of support they bling den” into can depend upon. a place worthy away from the “By moving of welcoming standard reliance on day centres, we also see the prospect Easterhouse of a far more residents to a flexible and responsive service for those who more fulfilling have thethan ability to pursue their pastime own interests and preferences. “Bingo”. By reforming now, we a have CORE now a huge opportunity to support have an excellent Drop-In more people to integrate more venue where people of alllocal meaningfully into their ages can get free tea communities, which isand a key coffee plus a warmpolicy.” welcome principle of national and that is not all. on the proThe consultation The venue alsowill hosts a fulposed reforms see the ly equipped council stageJobclub a series resource of consultation (events with a wide range room Jobcare@CORE) of stakeholders before alldonaof the thanks to the excellent issues areBritish considered through tion from Land and the council’s committee strucwith their help and expertise ture. is Particular emphasis there now Internet Ac- will be placed on ensuring service cess and materials to assist users are given opportunities to people who are unemployed have their say. back into employment and One of the issues to be given Further Education. Stuart and Tracy have set aside Thursday nights for CORE Life which is their work with people who have life controlling problems. Morrison Scotland offers local They provide a warm, non authorities, housing associations and judgemental public and private sector organisation atmosphere

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a specific focus during the consultation is transport. Some service users can currently spend up to three hours a day on bus going to and from day centres and the council wants to look at how this can be done more efficiently. Councillor Kerr added: “It cannot be acceptable that so many people spend so long every day being bussed around Glasgow so they can access day services. Ensuring suitable services are where people begin to available acrosscan all communities face the issues that hold exists and appropriate support them fromcan reclaiming so thatback people live the life their lives must and inbeJanuary they want a more senthey will be launching the sible way of doing things.” training aspect of this The staff model for as learning disability day services would well. also undergo as part Another bigreform plus that has of these wider proposals. It is enoccurred since CORE came visaged that a smaller, back to Easterhouse was more in flexible staff group would be reAugust the inaugural “Arise quired to meetcommunity the demands of Easterhouse” a new, community-based serGala Day took place and vice. Retraining, redeployment this proved very successful. or voluntary redundancy would CORE run a Sunday evening be available for those working children’s which within thisprogramme group

runs alongside the adult evening service at the premises in Westerhouse Road ( just past the main doors of the Shopping Centre), and of course there are various Kids activities running throughout the year. Why not take a trip along and see for yourself just what is on offer at CORE, Stuart and Tracy and the team will be delighted to see you.

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PLATFORM BRINGS IN THE FESTIVE SEASON IN STYLE! Stock up on homemade, handcrafted, unique and simply beautiful items perfect for Christmas presents for your loved ones at Platform’s festive themed vintage craft fair. Stalls selling arts, crafts, hand made gifts, homeware, second hand books, records, tapes, CDs, fashion, jewellery, accessories and of course vintage afternoon tea served in The Bridge Cafe Bar.

More information about these events, and also The Bridge Café Bar festive menu, can be found on the Platform website, www.platform-online. co.uk, or look out for the posters and flyers around Glasgow East.

Sit back and enjoy cream tea on proper china as you let the festive tunes fill the air before taking a stroll around the stalls or picking up some crafty tips from the Clack and Yak knitting ladies. There are a few stalls still available for vendors. If interested, please contact Margaret at Platform on margaret@platform-online.co.uk.

CHRISTMAS MAKE DO AND MEND SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER PLATFORM, THE BRIDGE 11am – 3pm FREE ENTRY Make Do and Mend kicks off Platform’s winter season with two festive shows; ‘Little Ulla’ (made especially for pre 5s), ‘Goldilocks’ (perfect for the whole family), and ’12 Days of Christmas’; two weeks of fun activity within The Bridge Café Bar including crafts, open mic, party nights and a very special Yuletide Gala!

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FESTIVE MENU

Starters

Traditional Prawn Cocktail North Atlantic Prawns bound in marie rose, resting on a bed of mixed leaves.

Gateaux of Haggis, Neeps 'n' Tatties Served with a whisky and chive sauce.

Chicken & Mushroom Crostini Chicken & Mushroom bound in a garlic & herb sauce.

Main Courses Roast Turkey Traditional Roast Turkey, served with all the trimmings.

Homemade Steak Pie Prime Scottish Beef cooked in a rich gravy, topped with flaky pastry.

Traditional Fish and Chips Fillet of Haddock breaded, served with chips and a crispy side salad.

Peppered Chicken Flat Breast of Chicken with creamy pepper sauce, served with potatoes or chips or rice & vegetables.

Chicken Balmoral Chargrilled Breast of Chicken, on a bed of haggis and bacon, served with a whisky & chive sauce.

8oz Ribeye Steak - (£2.50 supplement) Chargrilled Ribeye Steak cooked to your liking and served with our pepper sauce.

Oven Baked Salmon Served with a tomato & red pesto dressing.

Macaroni Cheese Tubes of pasta cooked in a mild, creamy cheese sauce served with garlic bread.

Desserts

Duo of Melon Served with a fresh fruit medley and topped with sorbet

Christmas Day Roulade£40.00 of Smoked eachSalmon

Roastwith Sirloin of Beef Cock-a-Leekie toasted herb croutons With wholegrain mustard mash and a tarragon and pepper cream sauce

Main Courses

Baked Fillet of Sea Bass Parcel of Traditional Turkey Served with crushed potatoes, king Traditional Roastprawns Turkeyand lemon butter

Breast with sage & onion stuffing wrapped in Ayrshire bacon, kilted sausages Served with sage&onion stuffing, kilted sausages and selection of vegetables with a selection of vegetables Desserts

Roast Sirloin of Beef With wholegrain mustardChristmas mash and Pudding a tarragon and pepper cream sauce Served with a rich brandy sauce Baked Fillet of Sea Bass Mousse Served with crushed Chocolate potatoes, king prawns and lemon butter Served with chantilly whipped cream

Desserts Cheeseboard

With grapes and a selection of Scottish and Christmas Pudding Servedcontinental with a richcheeses brandy sauce

3 Courses - £13.50

The Mailcoach Christmas Party Nights with DJ & Karaoke for full menu visit

www.mailcoachglasgow.co.uk £25.00 £25.00 £30.00 £30.00 £35.00 £35.00

Junior Festive Menu Cheeseboard With grapes and a£14.95 selection of Scottish and continental cheeses Lentil Soup Tea and Coffee with Petit Fours Traditional Roast Turkey with Kilted Sausages Roast Beef with a selection of vegetables Chicken Dippers and Chips £14.95 Novelty Ice Creams Lentil Soup

Junior Festive Menu Terms and Conditions: Traditional Roast Turkey with Kilted Sausages A non-refundable deposit per person payable on booking. Roast Beef withof a£5.00 selection of isvegetables full balance to be paid 14 days prior to event. Chicken Dippers and Chips

Novelty Ice Creams Terms and Conditions: A non-refundable deposit of £5.00 per person is payable on booking. full balance to be paid 14 days prior to event.

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Soup Course Duo of Melon Served with a fresh fruit medley and topped with sorbet Cock-a-Leekie with toasted herb croutons Roulade of Smoked Salmon Filled with a crabMain mousse,Courses served in mixed leaves with a lemon and chive crème fraiche Traditional Roast Turkey Served with sage&onion stuffing, kilted sausages and selection of vegetables Soup Course

Tea andChocolate Coffee with Petit Fours Mousse Served with chantilly whipped cream

Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Dairy Vanilla Cheesecake Chocolate Profiteroles Xmas Pudding

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Filled with a crab mousse, served in mixed leaves with a lemon andStarters chive crème fraiche

Soup

Homemade soup of the day served with crusty bread.

2 Courses - £11.95

Christmas Day £40.00 each

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The Mailcoach

THE Mailcoach is a family friendly bar/restaurant on the outskirts of Glasgow at Broomhouse and it is the perfect place to enjoy a family day out in a relaxed atmosphere with fun for all the family. Known for its welcoming atmosphere and great value for money, the restaurant is an ideal place to enjoy quality homecooked food by our award winning chef. Our menu’s offer something for everyone. Serving food from Midday (7 days a week) until 8.30pm (9.30pm on Friday and Saturday) the restaurant offers a wide selection of quality food at very relaxed prices. All the food is freshly prepared on-site by Executive Chef Stephen Falloon and his highly experienced team using only the

Let the Mailcoach staff serve you up a traditional Sunday roast dinner. Served with fresh vegetables, yorkshire puddings and lashings of gravy, Chef’s weekly roast is the perfect way to keep your Sunday stress-free. Available from 12.30 every Sunday it’s always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

best locally sourced ingredients. Not in for a bite to eat? Then curl up in front of the roaring coal fire and have a glass of wine and a catch up with friends.

Good Food, Good Service, Great Prices

The restaurant offers a wide selection of quality food at highly competitive prices. Whether you’re looking for a quick bar snack or a full 3 course dinner the extensive menu is sure to meet your needs. Open from Midday every day (12.30 on Sunday) the restaurant is family friendly and welcomes children of all ages.

New Season, New Menu

To complement the changing season the executive chef has devised a brand new menu to take advantage of the freshest local ingredients available. From Soup to Seafood, chargrilled Steak to Crispy Mushrooms and everything in between, all the food is freshly prepared just the way you like it.

Celebrating?

The Management are always happy to discuss your needs and welcome the opportunity to craft a menu specially for your occasion. Whether it’s a family birthday party, a christening, anniversary or even an engagement our experienced team will help you plan your event so you can relax and enjoy yourself. Please call in and ask to speak to the Duty Manager Susan Thomson to discuss your needs over a coffee.


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CLUB GOERS SERIOUSLY ILL AFTER TAKING DRUGS Strathclyde Police is issuing a drugs warning to the public, after a number of people were admitted to hospital on Saturday, 10 November 2012. It’s believed they may have become seriously ill after taking drugs in Glasgow City Centre. Between 1.00am and 4.00 on 10 November, eight people were admitted to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and one person to the Western Infirmary with symptoms reported as high fever, agitation and seizures. It seems they had taken a combination of tablets and powder. Seven men and two women have been affected; they are aged between 17 and 22 years of age. It is unusual to have so many people admitted to hospital over such a short period of time with similar symptoms and this

is clearly very concerning. Strathclyde Police is working with its partner agencies including health officials and medical staff and pub and club licence holders in connection with this risk. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde public health consultant Anne Scoular said: “Ingesting club drugs is always risky as you can never quite be sure what you are taking. The result can be very unpredictable, especially when combined with alcohol. Symptoms include hallucinations, severe agitation and aggression, high heart rate and seizures. The situation last night saw some quite heightened symptoms among a number of people which we would not normally see. While we urge people not to take these high risk club drugs, if you do and you or your friends show any signs of the symptoms above, I would urge you

to seek medical advice immediately.”

ROBBERY IN DENNISTOUN

Detectives at the Robbery Unit in London Road Police Office are appealing for information and witnesses following a robbery in Dennistoun on the evening of Thursday 8 November 2012. At around 7.45pm a 23-year-old woman was walking near to Craigpark in the Dennistoun area of Glasgow when she noticed a man walking in front of her. She made a telephone call with her mobile and when she finished, noticed the man was now behind her. The man demanded that she hand over her mobile phone and her purse, whilst brandishing a bladed weapon towards her. The victim handed over her mobile phone, and then her purse to the man. The man then headed off

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down Craigpark, towards Duke Street. The victim was very shaken up after the incident, to the extent that a passerby stopped to speak to her and assisted her by taking her home and raising the alarm by phoning the police. The suspect is described as: white, aged between late 20s and early 30s, approximately 6ft 2inches in height, skinny build, with a gaunt appearance. He was wearing dark denims, a black waist length thin, waterprooftype jacket with the hood up and white trainers. Detective Constable Ewan Gilmour, of London Road Robbery Unit, who is dealing with this inquiry, said today: “This was a terrifying experience for the young woman concerned, who was making her way home from work when she was attacked by this man. She literally was in fear for her life. I’d like to appeal to anyone who may have seen a man fitting the description of the suspect hanging around the vicinity of Craigpark just before or around the time of the robbery to get in touch with officers at London Road Robbery Unit on 0141 532 4600.”

CANNABIS HAUL FOUND IN SPRINGBOIG

Drugs worth an estimated street value of £100,000 have been seized by police in the Springboig area of Glasgow. Around 9.05pm on Tuesday 6 November 2012, local officers, acting under warrant, searched a property in Springboig Road and recovered a cannabis cultivation worth an estimated street value of £100,000. Two men, aged 28 and 40, have been arrested in connection with the alleged find. A report has been submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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Strathclyde Police is appealing for information and witnesses following an incident in which two men were seriously assaulted on public transport in the East End of Glasgow on Monday 29 October 2012. At around 11.45pm, the two men, aged 61 and 23 years old, got on the number

61 bus on Tollcross Road near to Braidfauld Street, heading towards the City Centre. Shortly after, a man and woman got on the bus at Helenvale Street near to Tollcross Road. An altercation ensued between the two men, and the man and woman. The 61-year-old and the 23-year-old victims sustained serious injuries when they were attacked by the male suspect, who used a bottle as a weapon. All four of the group then left the bus at the Gallowgate, near to Bellgrove Street, across from the ‘Wee Man’s’ public house. The male suspect headed off in the direction of Millroad Gardens and the female walked east onto the Gallowgate. The victims headed to their home address nearby and raised the alarm. They were both taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for treatment. The 61-year-old man was detained for facial surgery and the 23-yearold man was treated and released. The male suspect is described as aged between 20-30, 5ft 10 inches in height, very slim, short spiky hair which was greying, wearing dark framed glasses, ‘tight’ clothes, and a grey hooded top. The female suspect is described as aged between 20-30, 5ft 2 inches in height, ‘stout’ build, long dark hair in a ponytail, wearing a dark zipper, and black jeans. Detective Constable Jim Mitchell, of London Road CID is dealing with this inquiry. He said: “This was a terrifying experience for the men - a father and son - who were simply making their way home from a night out when they were viciously attacked by a man. This attack has left the 61-year-old potentially scarred for life. We are trying to ascertain what happened after the victims and the suspects left the bus, we know that the suspects did not head off in the same direction as each other, but we are continuing extensive enquiries to establish the circumstances. We are carrying out door-to-door enquiries and checking all available CCTV but we would like to trace anyone who may have

been on the bus or around the local area at the ‘Wee Man’s’ on Gallowgate who may be able to assist us with our enquiries.”

BOGUS CRIME UPDATE

A gentleman aged 88 from Stirling Drive, Bishopbriggs has become the latest victim of bogus workmen. Two male suspects had informed the elderly gentleman that urgent work was required to be carried out on his roof and thereafter charged him over £16,000. Extensive police enquiry was carried out in relation to this incident by both uniformed and CID officers which resulted in two males aged 17 and 21 being arrested in connection with the incident. They appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday 12th November 2012. Bogus callers/ workmen continues to be and ongoing threat to residents on the North of the City and East Dunbartonshire and officers throughout ‘B’ division who cover this area urge the public to remain on guard. PC Joanne Matulevicze from Divisional Headquarters at London Road police office said, “I would like to remind the public that there are bogus callers and workmen operating throughout our policing area. We strive on a daily basis to track these criminals down, who prey on our most vulnerable members of the community, and put them before the courts. These individuals have no morals and will stop at nothing to get their hands on cash. If someone knocks at your door and you are in any doubt as to whether they are legitimate or not, keep them out and contact the police. I would also ask that, as a community, we pay extra attention to our more vulnerable members. If you are at all suspicious about work being carried out on a neighbouring property note down any registration numbers and/ or company names and contact the police, it is better to allow the police to ensure everything is in order than for someone to be conned out of potentially thousands of pounds. Over the last three months we have arrested 11 across the division for bogus crimes which is testament to the work we are doing in to catch perpetrators of this


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despicable crime and keep our communities safe. If you have any information regarding bogus callers/ workers please call London Road on 0141 532 4200 or crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

BRAVE OFFICERS FACE MALE ARMED WITH KNIVES

On 10/11/2012 two police officers from Shettleston Police Office attended a call in Corsehill Place, Glasgow. As the officers arrived at the scene they quickly became aware that a male had armed himself with knives in anticipation of their attendance and that he fully intended to use the knives to injure the officers. Police Constables Allan Burns and Michelle Divers demonstrated excellent officer safety and communication skills which resulted in the subsequent arrest of the male. The quick thinking and bravery of these officers not only prevented an injury being sustained, but ensured that an armed and violent male was arrested and off the streets. This incident highlights the bravery of our officers within the division and their willingness to put themselves in danger for the protection of others.

POLICE HIT HARD AGAINST DRUNK DRIVERS

Police across the Division have been targeting drink and drug drivers in an attempt to keep our roads and communities a safer place to be around. With the festive period fast approaching many people are risking consuming alcohol at Christmas functions then getting behind the wheel. Our aim is to reduce the risk to drivers using our road networks. Over the years there have been many campaigns and advertisements to educate and show the effects of

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what could happen if you get behind the wheel of a vehicle whilst under the influence. Over the last six months approximately 155 people have been charged with drink or drug driving across the division. Whilst this is an exceptionally good record for detections this number is too high where members of the public have taken a total disregard for the safety of themselves and others. Many of these detections have stemmed from vehicle stops between 0700 – 1000 hours where people have fallen foul of assuming they would be fit to drive the morning after a night of drinking. Inspector Gary Price, the officer in command of the division’s road policing group said “we have collated figures of individuals over the last 6 months who have been arrested for drink and drug driving. This figure is exceptionally high considering the amount of education and campaigns that have been on-going for the last 25 years.” He added, “In the last week alone we have charged 8 people with drink driving. The message is getting through slowly but with the Festive period looming we will be increasing our efforts to educate people and keep our road networks safe. Many of those caught drink driving are those on a commute to work. Be warned that a night’s sleep and a strong coffee may not be enough to combat the effects of alcohol from the night before and you are just as guilty of drink driving facing the same driving ban, fine and possible imprisonment. If any one knows of anyone who drives under the influence or of a particular licensed premises where it is common to see people drive away under the influence; we want to hear from you either on 0141 532 4600 or by phoning crimestoppers 0800 555 111; where you do not have to give your name.”

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George is “Wheely” Chuffed

Radio Clyde DJ George Bowie was “Wheely” chuffed when he was invited along to the giant Asda Superstore at Parkhead to receive a cheque. All Asda stores in the West of Scotland are hoping to raise £250,000 between them for the Radio Clyde “Cash for Kids” appeal this year and to help them along each store donated £2,000 on the day. Joining George Bowie was the Cash for Kids mascot “Courage the Cat” and some of the colleagues at Asda Parkhead. Let’s hope the can reach their target once again as they are tremendous in supporting this great charity.

GHA to build first eight homes designed to slash fuel bills GHA announced plans to build eight new homes which will dramatically reduce bills for heating and hot water. The new homes are the next stage in an innovative project which began with four prototypes of the Glasgow House constructed in a partnership between GHA and City Building. Now GHA is incorporating important elements of the Glasgow House, which features high levels of insulation, low energy running costs and simple technology, into a 100home new-build development in Carntyne. And with heating and hot water bills expected to come to around £280 a year – or just over £5 a week – based on today’s prices, tenants will save energy and benefit from lower heating and hot water bills. An average 3-bedroom home typically costs around £1100 per year to heat. A total of eight Glasgow Houses will be part of a GHA new-build development in Marfield Street, Carntyne, which is expected to start in March next year. City Building is the contractor on the development. GHA – which is a partner

in Sustainable Glasgow – is committed to helping reduce fuel poverty and cut carbon emissions. The new energy efficient homes are part of that drive. Further testing will be carried out to determine which design features best maximise energy savings that provide affordable warmth for tenants. The homes could be incorporated into future GHA newbuilds based on the findings of this pilot phase. The new-build homes will be completely insulated – even under the foundations – and will feature the main elements of the Glasgow House, including sun spaces, solar panels and very high levels of air tightness to minimise heat loss. Sun spaces, which capture the energy of the sun are the most highly visible aspect of the Glasgow House and are what differentiates it from other ‘eco’ homes which feature solar panels and air tightness. Tenants will be advised on how best to benefit from the special features of their homes. Margaret Wallace, chair of the committee of GHA’s local office, Keystone, said: “In a

Tragic Death of Taekwondo Champion A well respected taekwon-do champion died after suffering a suspected heart attack during a session his wife was judging. Patrick Timoney, known as Paddy, was taking his fifth degree examination in the martial art in front of his wife at an event in Livingston, West Lothian, last Sunday. The 42-year-old black belt was a board member of the International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) Scotland and fought in the 1998 World Championships. Mr Timoney was the Scottish, Northern and British Champion in the “hand destruction” discipline and instructed alongside his wife Jacqui at the Taekwon-do Glasgow East in the Hub at Wellhouse. Mr Timoney was described as “a larger than life personality who could bring a smile to anyone, he will be sorely missed.” In a statement issued by the federation it said, “Our thoughts go out to his wife Jacqui who is also a fifth degree, and their three children at this terrible time.” He was described as being a Scottish team coach in the Taekwon-do European Championships in Sweden in 2010 and at the World Champion-

ships in New Zealand the following year. The statement added: “Paddy was with the Scotland team coaching staff in Sweden 2010, New Zealand 2011 and with his own Glasgow students more recently at the World Cup 2012, and brought his own style of infectious team spirit with him, which on many, many occasions then and now, heightened team moral. “He was a kind hearted man with a big smile and the world is now one short of its population who could bring laughter and smiles to the faces of others. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.” A statement issued by Mr Timoney’s family read:

“Patrick was a generous and genuine man who had a special aura surrounding him. His outlook on life was one of the best and he could brighten up anyone’s day. “He had an infectious smile and a wicked sense of humour which many of us felt and heard first hand. “Today we may not understand why he was taken from us too soon, but Paddy will continue to bring a smile to our faces and enrich our lives for years to come through the many wonderful memories we all hold dear in our hearts.” His funeral is expected to take place on Monday at St Columba’s Church in Viewpark where the couple were brought up.

Invitation to all Women 50-70 The Breast Screening Unit Arrives At Parkhead & Shettleston From late November until early January 2013, all women aged 50 to 70 who are registered with a GP in the Dennistoun and Tollcross areas, will receive

their own Personal Invitation from the West of Scotland Breast Screening Service, to attend for breast screening (mammography).

The Mobile Screening Unit will be situated in the grounds of: B&Q Superstore car park at the Forge Retail Park, Parkhead.

time of ever-increasing fuel bills, these innovative homes will help families save energy and enjoy a better quality of life. “As tenants will be able to keep more money in their pockets, it means we are tackling fuel poverty head-on and reducing the impact on the environment. “Helping reduce carbon emissions also helps us play a key role in building a sustainable Glasgow.” Subject to final planning permission, a total of 100 homes will be built in Marfield Street. The development will also feature an amenity block for older tenants, made up of

43 two-bedroom flats, eight of which are built to wheelchair standard. There will also be 22 flats, including two built to wheelchair standard, and 27 houses, one of which will be built to wheelchair standard. Graham Paterson, Executive Director of City Building, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with GHA on this contract, which will allow us to further develop and test the concepts we so successfully demonstrated in the original Glasgow House prototype. “We’re really looking forward to helping deliver exciting new, energy-efficient housing for the people of Glasgow.”

The Mobile Screening Unit will be situated in the grounds of: Tesco Car Park, Annick Street, Shettleston The Breast Screening Service invites women for an x-ray examination of each breast every three years. In women over 50 years of age, this x-ray (mammogram) can detect cancer at a much earlier stage when treatment is more likely to be effective. The whole visit lasts approximately twenty minutes and women will receive their results within three weeks. Women are called through their family Doctor, it is important that the name and address registered with the GP practice, is accurate. If the appointment

time given is not convenient, women can contact the Centre to arrange a more suitable date and time. For women 71 and over, this service can still be of great value, as problems can occur in this age range. If you would like to be screened please phone the centre on 0141-572-5800 to make an appointment. For further information about breast screening, contact the local Practice Nurse, who will be more than happy to answer any questions. Please take advantage of this Important Screening opportunity.


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SPOTLIGHT ON THE AMATEURS F.C. BAILLIESTON and CRANHILL UNITED are two of the many Sunday Central Amateur Football League clubs hoping for success in the third round of the national trophy. The former are away to Southside Whitecart in an allSCAFL clash, while United welcome another domestic club, Beechwood Albion, as they try to secure fourth round status in the Fosters Scottish Sunday Amateur Trophy. TYNECASTLE A.F.C. have been handed a home draw against SAFL Premier Division outfit, Castlemilk, in the third round of the West of Scotland Cup. The East End club reached this stage after beating Whiteinch 5-2.

RESULTS: Fosters Scottish Sunday Amateur Trophy, Second Round - Carluke 2, Westercommon Star 8; Glasgow AFC Redstar 3, Clarkston 2; MK Dynamo 1, Real Mermaid 6; Overlee Partizan 1, Treble 2, 5; AC Volvomax 1, Rutherglen Vogue 8; Revels 4, Redstar 0; Wishaw 2, Quayside 8. Mediaspec League Cup, First Round - Manhattan Blacks 3, Cranhill Utd 2. Premier Division - Thornwood 4, Whitehill 5;MK Dynamo 2, Westburn 1. Division One - Castlemilk East 2, Queens Park Spiders 6; Polonia Glasgow 3, East End Rovers 5; Wellshot 2, Rutherglen Vultures 2; Westercommon 3, Rutherglen

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Vultures 4. Division 2A - Cumbernauld Colts 3, Stanley 1; Gartferry 4, Lanarkshire Eagles 1; Southside Whitecart 5, FC Baillieston 1; Third Lanark 3, Gorbals 1; Cumbernauld 6, Lanarkshire Eagles 0; Third Lanark 0, Stanley 3. Division 2B - Drumchapel Th 1, Eastfield 1; Glasgow Rovers 4, Beechwood Albion 1; Northend 7, Westend 0; Northend 2, Eastfield 3; Cranhill 4, Glasgow Rovers 1; Westend 1, Clyde City 0; Beechwood Albion 1, Drumchapel 3. Division 3 - Bellgrove 3, Crownpoint 1; Cleddans 3, Kirkwood Th 3; Phoenix Utd 2, Centaur Utd 1; Crownpoint 4, Cleddans 3.

GLASGOW CITY F.C. 12, ABERDEEN 0. SIX-time champions Glasgow City Ladies were presented with the SWPL title trophy after a crushing win against the Dons at Petershill Park. Leanne Ross took over the captain’s armband from injured captain Rachel Corsie, and led from the front with four goals. Scotland full-back Emma Fernon, the only City player with seven championship medals, netted the only goal of the first half with a curling shot past ‘keeper Lauren Sangster. On the re-start, Leanne Ross finished off a Danica Dalziel pass, and Julie Melrose made it 3-0. Ross chipped Sangster for the next goal on 57 minutes, and went on to complete her hat-trick. Substitute Eilish McSorley, who had replaced Ashley McDonald, headed home the sixth from a Jane Ross crossball. After 66 minutes, Ross turned provider again with a cut-back for Leanne Ross to grab her fourth goal. Emma Mitchell, on for Melrose, made it 8-0, and more goals followed from Danica Dalziel and Jane Ross (2). Jo Love lifted her shot over Sangster to complete the 12-goal haul. Said Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black: “In the second half we gave a real championship winning performance. “The players moved the ball really well and with a higher tempo in the second half got our result from that.

L.S.K.SUPPLIES WEST YOUTHS Scottish Youth Challenge Cup, Second Round - East End 2, Jerviston 2; Harmony Row 3, Renfrew F.C. 1; Murieston 9, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 0 The Celtic Boys’ Club 10, Orbiston United 0; Salvesen 1, Neilston Juniors 1; Glasgow Ams 0, Mill United 1; Rossvale 6, Broxburn Athletic Colts 4; Musselburgh Windsor 0, Drumchapel Ams 1; Pollok Juvs 3, Tynecastle F.C. 1; Eastwood 0, Baillieston Juniors 3; Bonnyrigg Rose 0, Campsie Black Watch 3; Cavalry Park 1, Goldenhill 3; St Peters Giffnock North 5, Busby 2; Erskine YFC 0, Falkirk Athletic 3; Port Glasgow 2, Bonnyton 1; Knightswood 3, Tower Hearts 0; Cavalry Park 0, E.K.Rolls Royce 5; Hutchison Vale 7, South Camlachie Youth Project 1; East Kilbride F.C. 2, Steins 2; Rutherglen Glencairn 9, Hillwood 0; Johnstone Burgh 5, Barrhead Arthurlie 0; Wishaw Juniors 1, Harestanes 0; Tranent 1, Claremont 0; Blantyre Vics 5, Knightsridge Vennie 2; Easthouses 1, Hunterfield

0; Wishaw Wycombe 0, Vale of Clyde 1; Johnstone Burgh FCBC 0, Blackburn United 7; Vale of Leven 2, Drumchapel United 6; Faifley 1, Arsenal BC 2. Replay - Steins 3, East Kilbride F.C. 1; Jerviston 0, East End Utd 3; Neilston 3, Salvesen 1. Third Round - Mossvale 2, Pollok Juvs 9; Drumchapel Ams 3, Knightswood 7; EK Rolls Royce 2, Clydebank 0; The Celtic BC 5, Blantyre Vics 3; St Peters Giffnock North 3, Easthouses 0; Rossvale 4, East End Utd 3; Drumchapel Utd 4, Harmony Row 2; Campsie Black Watch 8, Murieston 0; Johnstone Burgh 2, Falkirk Athletic 3; Goldenhill 4, Baillieston Juniors 0; Steins 2, Tranent 2; Vale of Clyde 6, Arsenal BC 2. Lady Darling Cup, First Round - Bonnyton 12, Erskine 1; Eastwood 3, Musselburgh 1; Clydeside 4, Orbiston 3; Bonnyrigg Ros 1, Johnstone Burgh FCBC 0; Hillwood 3, East

Kilbride FC 2; Barrhead Arthurlie 2, Renfrew FC 3; Tynecastle 2, Kilsyth 0; Glasgow University 2, Harestanes 5; Cavalry Park 5, South Camlachie Youth Project 4; Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers 5, Busby 0; Mill Utd 3, Port Glasgow 1. Only Sport Golden Goals Cup - Hillwood 0, Tower Hearts 8; South Camlachie 1, Glasgow Ams 1; Rutherglen Glencairn 5, Harestanes 3. Premier Division - Baillieston Juniors 3, St Peters Giffnock North 1; Glasgow Ams 3, Harmony Row 6; Campsie Black Watch 9, Drumchapel Utd 2; Knightswood 2, Goldenhill 0. First Division - Clydeside F.C. 1, Bonnyton 7; Renfrew F.C. 4, Glasgow University 1; Steins 1, Rossvale 0; Clydebank 3, The Celtic BC 3. Second Division - Kilsyth St Pats 5, Johnstone Burgh FCBC 1; Loudoun 1, Erskine 4; Vale of Clyde 7, Barrhead Arthurlie 0; Loudoun 1, Falkirk Ath 9; Pollok Juvs 1, EK Rolls Royce 3.

WINTER CARPET BOWLS CHAMPIONS North British had a superb six-point win over Springboig (26-11 shots) in Week Three of the Glasgow Eastern Carpet Bowls League. Mount Vernon recorded a 22-13 shots win against Whitevale, and Garrowhill defeated Sandyhills 27-15 shots. SHETTLESTON won a 25-20 shots clash against North British in Week Four, Sandyhills and Mount Vernon were tied on 13 shots-apiece, and Garrowhill overcame Whitevale 25-13. RESULTS: supplied by League Secretary Mr Ian Colligan. Week Two - Mount Vernon 0 points , Garrowhill 6 points ; Whitevale 2 points, Sandyhills 4 points; Springboig 3 points , Shettleston 3 points. Week Three - Whitevale 2 points, Mount Vernon 4 points; North British 6 points, Springboig 0 points; Garrowhill 4 points, Sandyhills 2 points. Week Four - Shettleston 4 points, North British 2 points; Sandyhills 3 points, Mount Vernon 3 points; Garrowhill 4 points, Whitevale 2 points Garrowhill North British Mount Vernon Sandyhills Shettleston Whitevale Springboig

P. 9 9 12 12 6 9 9

W. 7 6 5 5 3 3 2

D. 0 0 1 1 1 0 1

L. 2 3 6 6 2 6 6

F. 85 73 69 66 43 49 41

A. 42 53 71 90 38 68 64

Pts. 14 12 11 11 7 6 5

GLASGOW CITY F.C. celebrate winning their sixth consecutive SWPL championship title after crushing Aberdeen 12-0 at Petershill Park. Photograph kindly supplied by Andy Buist.

AULDHOUSE 2, POSTAL UNITED AFC 2 (3-1 on pens) SCOTTISH Amateur Cup Second Round replay at Nethercraigs. The first game had finished 0-0, and missed chances - alongside penalties - cost Postal in the end. Brian Hughes scored twice for the visitors. FORFAR FARMINGTON 2, CELTIC 3. CELTS stay 15 points behind City in the Premier League table after Hayley Cunningham, Suzanne Grant and an own goal edged out the Scottish Cup finalists. VICTORIA CROFTFOOT 0, TYNECASTLE AFC 7. IBROX Complex all-weather surface hosted this SSMFL clash on a day when the majority of grass parks were out of action due to heavy overnight rain. Stephen McGlinchey made it 1-0 after great work by Paxton and Cochrane. Chris Hughes

headed home a Brian Paxton corner, and on 40 minutes Gary Kilday drilled home a cracking effort from outside the area. James Cochrane lobbed the ‘keeper after half-time, and McGlinchey’s neat flick made it 5-0. Amid substitutions, the same player completed his hat-trick, and top scorer Cochrane bagged his double near the end. RIVERSIDE 3, VALE OF CLYDE BOYS’ CLUB 1. TWO extra-time goals were enough to send Riverside through to the fourth round of the Scottish Under-16 Youth Cup at Forthbank. The Tin Pail had led 1-0 at half-time, but Innes levelled on 63 minutes. The same player made it 2-1 with an 83rd penalty kick past James McArthur, and Ouhibi added a third after 94 minutes. POSTAL UNITED 2, CASTLEMILK 1. DESPITE early injury problems and a

red card, goals from Anderson and Martin secured victory in the SAFL clash at Crownpoint. SPARTANS 0, GLASGOW CITY 2. PREMIER champions City rounded off their campaign with a Jane Ross double - and finished 16 points ahead of secondplaced Forfar Farmington. A 0-0 home draw against Hibernian left Celtic in third top spot on goal difference from their Edinburgh opponents. SYFA WEST REGION 2, PRIMESCOUT EUROPE 0. FIRST game for the Under17s, who netted through Wiley and Burns at Sir Alex Ferguson Park, Braehead. SHETTLESTON 2, LANARK UNITED 1. NEW signing Reon Juskowiak headed the Town winner at Greenfield Park. Smith had put the homesters ahead. Onloan Airdrie signing Burns equalised.

ONLY SPORT WEST REGIONAL CUP

RESULTS. Under-13 First Round - Celtic BC 6, Port Glasgow 1; Broomhill 13, Easterhouse 1; Finnart 3, Clarkston 1. Under-14 - Rangers SABC 4, Gourock 2; Celtic BC 4, St Cadocs City 1; Arsenal 4, Finnart 0. Under-15 - Rossvale Th 12, Tower Hearts 0. Under-16 - Vale of Clyde BC 2, Barrhead 0; Gourock 6, Rangers SABC 2; Harmony Row 1, Celtic Youth 5; South Camlachie 4, Milan 3.


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HEAD COACH PRAISES TITLE REGULARS GLASGOW City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black has praised the contribution made by two of his record-breaking championship regulars. Vice Captain Leanne Ross started her 150th competitive match at the end of the SWPL campaign against Spartans. Signed in July, 2007, Ross has a goals tally approaching 160,and medal haul from the Premier League, Scottish Cup and Premier League Cup. Said Wolecki Black: “It is a great testament to her dedication she is now the 7th all-time appearance holder at Glasgow City. “Leanne sits comfortably alongside the likes of Laura Montgomery and Katherina Lindner as true legends of the club. “For anyone to play so much

and combine it with national team duty is remarkable. Her goalscoring record is astonishing, and Leanne Ross is without doubt one of the calmest finishers I have ever worked with.” We can also reveal Leanne, who bagged four goals in a 12-0 win over Aberdeen, is a great source of inspiration off the park at all levels within Glasgow City. Eddie Wolecki Black is urging a flood of votes to be directed towards City striker Jane Ross, who has been shortlisted for the Scottish Women’s Premier League Player of the Year trophy. Ross, part of the GB Olympic Squad this summer, was a Champions’ League scorer against PK-35 Vaanta, and Fortuna Hjorring. A double against hosts Spartans in their final Premier League clash of

JIM DOLAN NIGHT

THE official launch of the Jim Dolan National Player Development Programme is taking place at Toryglen Regional Football Centre on Friday, November 23. Set-up as a mark of respect following the death of their former President, coaches have been trained to work with youngsters through a variety of young age groups. Chief Executive Mr David Little revealed: “It is going from strength to strength with participation higher than expected. “This pleases me greatly.”

EMIRATES DRAW

SHETTLESTON have been paired against Tayport in the third round of the sponsored Emirates Scottish Junior Cup at Greenfield Park on Saturday, November 17. Kick-off 1.45pm.

the season took Jane onto the 40-goal standard - and surpassed her previous campaign-best of 29 goals. Every Premier League player is due a vote, and the other nominations are Lucy Graham (Forfar Farmington), Jill Paterson (Rangers), and Suzanne Grant (Celtic). Meanwhile, Glasgow City have teamed up with Stewart First Aid Training in a deal for next season. Stewart First Aid will become City’s official partners both at home and in the Champions’ League. Joanna Dunbar, Managing Director of SFAT, said: “It’s a hugely exciting opportunity for us to work in partnership with Glasgow City. We look forward to supporting the team with our expert training and supplies.”

LEANNE ROSS, right,celebrates one of her four goals against Aberdeen. Photograph kindly supplied by Graeme Berry.

REFEREES WANTED

SUNDAY Central Amateur Football League need referees for games with kick-offs at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm every Sunday. Clubs are based in Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, and Stirling. Call 0141 771 0484, 07447401529 or 07725501970.

PLAYERS WANTED

WELLHOUSE Boys’ Club seek players for Under-19 Glasgow and District Youth Football League team. Call 07708374783. EASTERHOUSE Football Academy require players born 1998, 2000 and 2003. Telephone 07503998977 or 07960139765. SOUTH CAMLACHIE Youth Project want players born 1991, 1992 and 1993 for West Premier Division. Telephone 07921151411.

TOURIST GAMES

THREE games involving touring squads from South Queensland will take place indoors at Toryglen Regional Football Centre, on Sunday, November 25. The SYFA National Development Under-15 and Under-16 teams kick-off at 12 noon and 2pm respectively. The SYFA West Region Under-17s will meet Melbourne Soccer All Stars at the same venue. Kick-off at 4pm on Sunday, November 25.

REGION VICTORY WEST Region of the SYFA played PrimeScout Europe in their first Under-17 outing and won 2-0 at Sir Alex Ferguson Park, Braehead

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