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Welcome to your latest copy of The HUB –Lanarkshire’s fastest growing newspaper. In my usual fashion, I would like to open my column by thanking you for your continued support, I really do appreciate it. What have we been up to? Well as you would expect, things are very busy here at HUB HQ bringing you the best positive stories from across the county. We have also been working exceptionally hard at developing the business, recruiting new staff, launching new newspapers, all of which unfortunately gives us the headache of needing to move to larger premises. Luckily, it looks as though we will be able to stay in our current building.


We have also been in talks with senior management at another publication regarding a potential takeover of some of their underperforming regional titles as their share price tumbles and have experienced financial pressure to reduce their net debt. In all, very exciting and interesting times – so all I can say is watch this space!

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I had the pleasure of the company of The Leader of North Lanarkshire Council recently which will see us working even closer with NLC going forward. We have also been finalising a deal with Motherwell Football Club which will see The HUB work with them on many community based aspects and we have been invited to be a key partner with Marie Curie in their fund raising ventures.


On a separate note, the ‘Nae Danger’ campaign got off to a flying start and it was pleasing to see the level of support that our media partners have dedicated to it ensuring its success. A campaign like ‘Nae Danager’needs all partners to work together and follow through on their promises. Halloween was also upon us which saw our field team do the rounds covering some the best parties. There was for the first time a Halloween Parade in Hamilton town centre in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice. Those taking part marched around the town centre in full costume. In all, a very interesting sight which I am sure will be bigger and better next year! So enough of me going on, enjoy your copy of The HUB and thank you once again for your support.

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Bob Reid, Fundraising Manager at the Hospice, who helped to organise the event said: “It was a fantastic day that everyone enjoyed immensely. All the individuals and families who came in costume looked great! I would like to thank everyone who supported this event, including Scottish and Universal Newspapers, Dazzle and The HUB for promotional materials and media coverage given.” It is well known that St Andrew’s Hospice is the only Hospice in Lanarkshire providing specialist palliative care. The Hospice has to raise £44,000 every week to continue providing these vital services to patients and families across Lanarkshire. All monies raised from the Halloween parade will be put to the best possible use for patients and families at St Andrew’s Hospice. Next year’s event is scheduled to take place on Saturday 29th October 2011. For further information contact St Andrew’s Hospice direct.

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ilkinsons, the value home and garden retailer, is helping to keep Hamilton’s elderly residents’ social calendars packed this year, by presenting local charity, Seniors Together, with a generous donation. To celebrate opening its eighth Scottish store in Regent Shopping Centre, Wilkinsons is supporting Seniors Together in South Lanarkshire by providing £250 worth of vouchers, to go towards providing homeware products and refreshments, which will be used at social events organised by the organisation’s members, such as dance and exercise classes. Staff at the head offices of Seniors Together, which is based in Hamilton, train older volunteers from the area to go out into the community, arrange social events, and encourage more isolated residents to get out and about. The organisation, which has almost 500 active members, also runs working groups on issues, such as transport, health & wellbeing, finance, and lifelong learning, to help improve the quality of life for elderly residents. Wilkinsons’ store manager, Ann Kanuskas, presented Christine Calder, manager at Seniors Together, with the vouchers, in front of delighted group members, on Tuesday 19th October. Ann said: “Wilkinsons takes

great pride in getting involved with worthwhile local projects, and I am very pleased that we can make a donation to such a brilliant initiative for the elderly people of South Lanarkshire. “The organisation does a fantastic job of providing elderly people from the area with the information and means to support one another, and make sure their social calendars are always jam-packed!” Christine said: “We are extremely grateful for Wilkinsons’ kind donation, and the vouchers will be put to excellent use by our ‘Brighter Futures Volunteers’, who arrange social events & activities for older isolated people, from bowling taster sessions and coffee mornings to Zumba dance classes. “I have no doubt that products from Wilkinsons’ homewares, sports, and food & snack ranges will come in extremely handy

for upcoming events.” The new Wilkinson store aims to provide shoppers in Hamilton with a wide selection of high quality, lowpriced everyday products, including health & beauty, cleaning, pet care, confectionery, food & snacks, DIY & paint, tools & electrics, toys, gardening equipment, homewares, furniture & lights, kitchen & bath, textiles, stationery and books. Still a family owned business after 80 years of trading, Wilkinsons is committed to Britain’s high streets and is an active supporter of local charities, community groups and care organisations.

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amilton College pupil Charley Austin in J5B is pictured with Liz McColgan after taking part in a charity 5k race for Princess of Wales Glasgow Hospice at Loch Lomond Golf Club. Charley won the race with a time of just 25 minutes and he beat off over 100 other (adult) competitors on the day!


onday 1st November was Uddingston Grammar’s annual Wear It Pink day to raise awareness of both breast and testicular cancer. Through selling raffle tickets, tea and cakes an impressive £613 was raised for for Cancer Research UK. With boys in chequered clothing and girls in pink, there was a great turnout from both staff and pupils on the day. Duncan Thompson on the Pupil Health Committee said he was “very pleased with how

informative the day was and how much everyone was involved.” A representative from Cancer Research UK also attended and was very pleased with the result. John McKay, Head Teacher at Uddingston Grammar commended the pupils on their enthusiasm and commented that, “It is very important to make pupils aware of these issues and I am thrilled with how well the day ran.” Informative videos – despite being made in the ‘80s – were shown to everyone involved,

outlining the risks and encouraging ‘self examination’. Gary Anderson, head of the Health and Wellbeing Committee said that “It’s fantastic to see so many people coming together for such a worthwhile cause. The generosity of both staff and pupils is always overwhelming and I can’t thank everyone enough for their input. It was a fantastic day that clearly raised the awareness of the cause within Uddingston Grammar School.”


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he Lanarkshire Nursing Appeal has been a massive success. The appeal, which launched a year ago, set out to raise £511,000, and thanks to the generosity of the local community Marie Curie Cancer Care is celebrating raising a wonderful £537,200. This will cover the cost of the Marie Curie Nursing Service for the year, funding home nursing care for 379 local terminally ill patients. Because of the success of the appeal, and the need for ongoing funding, Marie Curie Cancer Care is asking the community to continue to support their local Marie Curie Nurses. Marie Curie Cancer Care needs to raise £552,000 over the coming year to continue to fund the service and is calling on the local community to help provide this vital care. Marie Curie Nurse, Lorna McGarry, was joined by nursing colleagues to re-launch the appeal at Coathill Hospital in Coatbridge. Lorna, local Marie Curie Nurse and face of the appeal is one of 67 Marie Curie Nurses in Lanarkshire who provides a free nursing service for terminally ill people who want to be cared for at home at the end of their lives. She said: “It’s been wonderful to see the massive amount of local support for Marie Curie Nurses like

me who work to provide free care to patients with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes. Everyone should have access to high quality end of life care when they need it, and in their place of choice. For most people this means dying at home. Every single donation, big or small, will help nurses like me care for more people in Lanarkshire. Thank you for continuing to play a part in funding your local Marie Curie Nurses.” Emma Hutton, Community Fundraiser told The HUB; “Lanarkshire’s Marie Curie Nurses want to help more people who live locally but they can only do it with your support. Please help us care for more

terminally ill people and provide support to their families. There are lots of ways you can support your local Nursing Appeal. £20 can pay for an hour of care, but you don’t have to just donate money. You can get sponsored to take on a challenge, hold your own event, or share your time and skills. Whatever way you can, please support Lanarkshire’s Marie Curie nurses; they do such an amazing job.” Marie Curie Cancer Care is now rolling out local nursing appeals across more of the UK, so more people can benefit from end of life care at home. For more information visit www. or call 0141 557 7563

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Photo caption: Ian Hamilton, Chair of the Lanarkshire Deaf Club (back row, far right), and Laurann Cuthbertson, Chair of the North Lanarkshire Deaf Forum (seated, far right), are joined by members of the two organisations at the launch of the pilot project.


eaf people in North Lanarkshire are taking part in a pilot project to test British Sign Language (BSL) on-line interpretation services using web-cam-equipped net books. North Lanarkshire Council is working in partnership with Deaf Connections, Lanarkshire Deaf Club and Lanarkshire Deaf Forum to run the six-month project. The initiative will provide up to 50 local deaf people with free access to Deaf Connections’ new Sign on Screen service, which allows easy and convenient access to online interpretation services, allowing deaf people to communicate with hearing people over the phone and face-to-face without the need to hire an interpreter to be physically present. To launch the pilot, the partners held a quiz night on 23 October to demonstrate how the technology

works and give deaf people an opportunity to try it out. Attendees were asked to ring a local pizza delivery service to place an order; for most, this was the first time they had ever been able to make an uncomplicated phone call. Before the advent of Sign on Screen, deaf people had to communicate over the phone using cumbersome and timeconsuming text services. “Deaf people who use BSL often have real difficulty in using public services because they can’t communicate easily with others,” explains Graham Chapman, chief executive of Deaf Connections. “Daily tasks that most people take for granted, like contacting the doctor, reporting a repair or talking to your children’s school, can be almost impossible for deaf people without the assistance of an interpreter. Even

going to the shops can be a daunting and frustrating experience. “Anticipating the need for an interpreter and ensuring one is booked in advance for every occasion a deaf person needs to communicate with a hearing person is challenging and a common cause of stress and unhappiness. “Sign on Screen removes the requirement for deaf people to book interpreters in advance by giving them access to interpreters at Deaf Connections via webcam link. Effectively, the system gives the power to take an interpreter with them wherever they go and communicate easily with anyone they meet, which is already making a huge difference to the quality of life of users. “I hope other councils across the UK are encouraged to follow the

excellent example being set by North Lanarkshire Council in providing equal access to their services for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.” Sign on Screen, which was developed by Deaf Connections, is the first service of its kind to be available for use by deaf and hard-ofhearing people across the UK. North Lanarkshire Council is the first local authority to support the service by making it available to local people. North Lanarkshire Council currently operates on-line BSL interpretation services in its Motherwell and Airdrie First Stop Shops. The council successfully bid for funding from Joint Improvement Team Assistive Technology to help fund the pilot. There will be no cost to the deaf people taking part in the pilot. Councillor Barry McCulloch, Convener of Housing and Social Work Services, said: “We have been working closely with deaf people in North Lanarkshire to identify ways of making it easier for them to use our services. The use of online interpreting services in two of our First Stop Shops has been very successful and we are planning to roll this out to other shops. “We are pleased to be leading this new pilot project to see how new technology can be utilised to give deaf people more freedom to communicate when and where they want to.” An estimated 200-300 deaf people in North Lanarkshire use BSL as their first language, but there is very limited use of it within public services. This means that deaf people face problems accessing council, health and many other services which can leave them isolated. Interpretation services are also limited with approximately one interpreter per 200 BSL users. If the pilot is successful, the council will work with the Improvement Service to identify ways of rolling out the initiative to other local authorities and public services on a 24/7 basis.


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trathclyde Police has teamed up with local partners to launch the Nae Danger campaign – aimed at tackling antisocial behaviour and other criminal activity in Bellshill.

The campaign will run until Christmas and kicks off with a stern warning focussing on antisocial behaviour as fireworks night approaches. Illegal use of off-road bikes, domestic abuse and a Christmas safety message completes the 8-week initiative. Each topic will be covered by the local media and supported by local businesses, highlighting the efforts being made to stamp out antisocial behaviour. There will be road shows and events which will be showcased in the local press throughout the Nae Danger campaign. Chief Inspector Angus McPhail, Area Commander for Bellshill,


ttacks on fire crews will not be tolerated – that’s the message from Strathclyde Police and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue with Guy Fawkes night fast approaching. The police and fire service have joined forces to condemn the mindless attacks after two 17-year olds from Holytown were convicted for their part in an incident earlier this year. Dean McLees and Kyle Stewart (both 17) were handed 18 month and 12 month probation orders after they were found guilty of assaulting fire fighters who attended an incident on Holytown, Main Street in April this year. Craig Cook, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue’s Area Commander for North Lanarkshire, said: “We welcome the support that we have received from Strathclyde Police and the Court system in dealing with the youths involved in the Holytown attack. “Firefighters are here to serve the public and protect their lives and property. We should not have to contend with attacks and harassment while tackling fires and other incidents.” Chief Superintendent Graham Cairns, Divisional Commander for North Lanarkshire Police, visited Bellshill Fire Station this

is certain that joint working will send out a strong message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated. Speaking at the launch of the event in the town, he said: “This campaign will run until the end of December and is focussing on issues that I know are of real concern to members of our community. “With the help of our partners we will be targeting antisocial behaviour, organised crime, violence reduction, domestic abuse, community safety and alcohol awareness. “We are committed to making a real difference to what happens in the community in which we

week and had a strong message for those intent on obstructing emergency service staff. He said: “The incident in Holytown was particularly unpleasant. It is completely unacceptable for fire fighters to be subjected to this type of behaviour while trying to protect ordinary members of the public. “The individuals involved in this incident have been dealt with by the courts and I hope it will deter others from acting in this way. Any act which stops fire fighters from doing their job is deplorable and we will do everything to ensure those responsible are brought to justice. “We are approaching a busy time for the fire service and we also experience an increase in calls at this time of year with people attending firework displays. I urge everyone to be responsible around this time and act appropriately. “I would ask ordinary members of the public to support both ourselves and the fire service and report any incidents they witness where staff are being subjected to unacceptable behaviour. Contact your local police office or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”

all live or work. The Nae Danger campaign will be a success and we hope that local people will get in board and play their part.” Chief Inspector McPhail added: “I am delighted at the initial response from the local press agencies, the Bellshill Speaker and Motherwell Times, The Hub, The Hamilton Advertiser and the new STV Bellshill have all agreed to commit to getting the relevant information out to the local people “Likewise, well-known and respected business within the Bellshill area such as Tesco Extra Bellshill, Morrisons and Wiseman’s Dairies have

provided their full backing to the campaign and this will make a real difference. “The timing and title of the campaign could not be better as we move towards Guy Fawkes night - a time that can cause great distress to a number of people within the community. “My officers will be working closely with Strathclyde Fire and Rescue as well as North Lanarkshire Trading Standards officers to ensure that fireworks are used safely and responsibly by all concerned.” Both MSP representatives, Michael McMahon and Alex Neil attended the launch to show their commitment to the local community and are wholeheartedly backing the project. MP Tom Clark unfortunately could not make the launch although added: “I am delighted to support the Nae Danger campaign and look forward

to working alongside the Police and other organisations involved in this very worthwhile initiative.” Carol Warrington, Community Champion, Tesco Extra Bellshill, said: “Tesco Extra Bellshill are very excited to be a part of this campaign, and we are looking forward to seeing the results within our community”. Sandy Wilkie, Robert Wiseman Dairies Sales and Marketing Director said: “Robert Wiseman Dairies plays a key part of the local Lanarkshire community, both as a supplier of fresh milk and as an employer. By supporting the Nae Danger initiative we are supporting the work of the local emergency services in tackling these issues.” Angela Marshal, Deputy Manager at Morrison’s Bellshill said:

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ivien Kyles informed the Rotary Club of Bothwell & Uddingston, of how she came to Hamilton Park Racecourse to work improving profitability by utilising assets more effectively in 2008. Staring off as a chartered accountant, seconded to the hillington innovation unit, she quickly grasped an opportunity to expand a company with outlets in several countries. Having gained valuable expertise she later joined the Livingston Football Club amid much

exposure in the press. It was from there that Vivien was headhunted to join Hamilton Park Racecourse. With a family night and a ladies night, ‘it is now more than a race night’ she said. Increasing the usage of the facilities by increasing weddings and wakes as well as private parties the fortunes of the racecourse are improving rapidly. John Livingstone in a vote of thanks praised Vivien for her undoubted enthusiasm and ability to turn ideas into profitable reality.

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othwell Parish Church celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association on Sunday the 31st of October in an interdenominational thanksgiving service. The Provosts of both South and North Lanarkshire joined members of the Catholic and Episcopalian churches, Chaplains of the British Legion and Reverend James M. Gibson, the minister of Bothwell Parish Church. Also in attendance were civic dignitaries, Members of the Scottish Parliament and councilors as well as acting and non-acting personnel from the Armed Forces. The Salvation Army band joined with the Parish Church organist to provide a musical accompaniment to the service. David McAllister, Chairman of the

Lanarkshire Branch of SSAFA and member of West of Scotland War Pension Committee, felt: “The service was most inspirational” The SSAFA was created with an aim to support ex-servicemen and women, or anyone whose life has been touched by the Armed Forces in the community as well as aiding access to health and social services. In the last year alone SSAFA helped over 50,000 people and the association depends on public support to fulfill their promise of “One day’s service. A lifetime of support.” Without this, the vital work they do to help members of the Armed Forces could not go on and the SSAFA is always looking for volunteers to donate as much time as possible to helping them in any way that they can. Information can be found on their website


n the spirit of Halloween, staff at Bairds Department Store in Hamilton got dressed for the occasion whilst at the same time managing to raise some much needed funds for St Andrew’s hospice. In an unusual approach, students from Bellshill’s Fame Academy dressed up and posed in the windows of the department store throughout the day – which proved to be a hit with the Saturday afternoon shoppers. Some shoppers were even caught off guard as they did not realize the mannequins were real – which brought real amusement to the students and staff. At final count, a fantastic sum of £380 was raised for the hospice. Store Manager Michelle Redmond told The HUB; “We had a fantastic day with the Halloween fancy dress theme. All my staff got into the spirit of

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things and all dressed up and gave a donation. I would like to thanks the students from the fame academy in Bellshill as my live mannequin window went down a storm with the customers. It is the first time I have drawn a big crowd at the store!” She continued; “I was especially impressed with the grim reaper who lay as if dead in my lift all day giving my seniors a fright and made them a laugh when they went up to shop at other floors.” “Last thank-you to all the customers all kindly donated it is a worthwhile cause and we are happy to help and they helped make a great day and fantastic atmosphere.”


upils from Uddingston Grammar School recently took part in the St Andrew’s Hospice 6k. Held on the 19th of September, the run was a great success with over 90 pupils and 10 staff all donning on their running shoes and eye catching yellow T-shirts to take part. Pupil Euan Park hopes to present St. Andrew’s Hospice with a cheque for at least £2000. Euan, who organised the run with help from other pupils, hopes that this target will not only be met but beaten. The school’s charities committee are now looking into their next fund raising event and continuing to raise money for worthwhile causes.



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amilton College hosted their annual Open Day on Wednesday 27th October. The school opened its doors to current families and prospective new pupils alike. Visitors were taken on a tour of the school, accompanied by a prefect who answered any questions they had. Pupils across the nursery, junior and senior schools were showcasing their work through a series of activities, including experiments in physics, swimming demonstrations, netball matches and gymnastic displays. They then had the opportunity to talk to current parents which they found extremely helpful. Staff were on hand to inform them about the curriculum and after school clubs and activities. In the evening, despite poor weather conditions, a large number of

visitors were treated to pupils singing and providing a musical backdrop to proceedings. In senior school visitors were given demonstrations relating to each department’s focus and activities ranged from drama performances in English, pancakes in Physics to whiteboard activities and netbook quizzes in Geography. Pupils in the Young Enterprise and Young Entrepreneurs Clubs were selling some of their produce. Many parents returned for a second visit with their children to let them meet staff and other pupils. Prefects answered their questions about the wide range of extra curricular activities open to pupils and proudly showed them the many trophies on display in the foyer. Although Open Day is over, parents of prospective pupils are very welcome to contact the school to arrange to be shown round.


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und Raising continues at Uddingston Grammar School with the charities committee managing to raise over £530 for the MacMillan Nurses. The coffee morning event which was organised solely by senior pupils saw over 60 teachers and staff from the school attended – all in aid of the MacMillan Nurses. Along with the usual tea, coffee and cakes there were raffle prizes were up for grabs. The morning also acted as a farewell wave to long serving Home Economics teacher, Mrs McWhinnie. Staff agreed that this year was the “best organised coffee morning ever” and commended the seniors involved for their hard work. Money for the MacMillan Nurses was also raised during the traditional Sixth Year Fancy Dress Bowling. 84 staff and pupils dressed up for a night at the alleys. Costumes included superheroes, pop stars and astronauts with Alison Martin winning best outfit for pupils as a giraffe and Miss Pryce as Edward Scissorhands won best teacher outfit.






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I was found guilty of a theft earlier this year and ordered to pay a £200 fine. I would like to appeal my conviction. Most of the evidence heard in Court was taken from the confession which I gave to the Police during questioning - whilst in detention at my local Police station. I wasn’t given access to a lawyer before or during the interview despite my many requests. I feel my rights were violated. Can I appeal my conviction and get my £200 back? I don’t know where to turn - please help me.


As you may have heard, judges in the Supreme Court in London on Tuesday 26th October 2010 upheld an appeal by teenager Peter Cadder, whose assault conviction was based on evidence gained before he spoke to his lawyer. Until very recently, when the Criminal Procedure (Legal Assistance, Detention and Appeals) (Scotland) Act 2010 came into force, suspects could be detained and then questioned for six hours without a prior consultation with a lawyer. The Supreme Court judges ruled this practice violated human rights to a fair trial. The Scottish Government has reacted almost immediately (anticipating the ruling, as we at Nicholas J. Scullion & Co. had) by passing this new Act on Friday 29th October 2010 which fundamentally changes Scots law and procedure. These new proced ures came into force on Saturday 30th October 2010 meaning that persons being questioned by the police on suspicion of having committed an offence have the right of access to legal assistance. Further, this right applies to persons detained (an initial maximum of 12 hours with a potential increase to 24 hours) and those who attend voluntarily at a police station or other location for the purpose of being questioned by Police. The result of this is that in all cases where a Trial is yet to commence, a confession given by a suspect of sound mind given to Police officers even after being formally cautioned (i.e. advised of his right to silence by the Police Officers) will not be able to be used by the Crown as evidence at any forthcoming Trial if the suspect had not been offered a private consultation with a Solicitor prior to the questioning. Regarding your right to appeal your conviction after in your case the Crown led evidence of your admission/confession, this area is less than certain. This is because the very same Supreme Court judges in the Peter Cadder ruling who said, on the one hand “There is no room, in the situation which confronts this court, for a decision that favours the status quo simply on grounds of expediency” and “The issue is one of law. It must be faced up to, whatever the consequences” have also made it clear, however, on the other hand, that their ruling would not apply to closed cases. This in itself is a rather peculiar state of affairs and is one which itself will likely be the subject of another legal challenge. Notwithstanding that the Supreme Court ruling was expressed as not retrospective, even at the present time, for all closed cases, there is still at the very least the option of an application to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) for a “Review”. The SCCRC’s review of a case is completely independent of Parliament, the Scottish Government, the Crown, the Justiciary and the Defence and the SCCRC will decide for itself whether there may have been a miscarriage of justice and if it is in the interests of justice to refer a case to the High Court for determination. Should you wish to discuss the implications of this recent Supreme Court ruling or the new Act of Parliament on your case with one of our Criminal Defence Solicitors then please do not hesitate to contact us 24/7 on our urgent online We at Nicholas J. Scullion & Co are also on hand 24/7 by telephoning 01698 283 265 to answer your concerns and questions and finally please feel free leave a comment on our web blog at

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icholas J. Scullion & Co – Scottish Criminal Law Firm of the Year – are proud to be working in partnership with South Lanarkshire Schools ‘Determined to Succeed project’ to develop pupils skills in public speaking and debating. Together with Helen Salt, the Business Engagement Co-ordinator for South Lanarkshire Council, English & Modern Studies teachers from Holy Cross, Calderside Academy, John Ogilvie High, Larkhall Academy, Lesmahagow High and Hamilton Grammar and enthusiastic 5th & 6th year pupils– we have started what is to become the annual ‘Nicholas J. Scullion & Co. debating championship’. It is hoped that the competition with grow year by year by spreading the word in the local community and encouraging more pupils to take part by making it fun and easy to learn. Attending Court is the first step of the process. We recognise the importance of ‘learn by doing’ and understand that we all learn in different ways. We are trying to facilitate their learning by inviting pupils out of the classroom into the Courtroom. At the court, the pupils met the Sheriffs and experienced firsthand how lawyers conduct, present and express themselves – arguing their points in Court. The pupils also witnessed Nicholas J. Scullion & Co defending clients and the opposition prosecuting against us. T Small groups spent the morning shadowing lawyers Robert Sheridan, Rhonda Anderson, Nicholas James Scullion, Nicholas Jonathan Scullion and Paolo Martone. NJS want to promote effective communication for all pupils and promote challenge. NJS hope as a result of the debating competition the schools involved will have gained an invaluable insight into public speaking and debating and perhaps they will consider or encourage law as a career once they see first hand what goes on in Court. Maybe one of them will come away thinking ‘I can do that’. Everyone has different strengths. The championships commenced with all six schools competing against each other on November 2nd. An experienced panel of judges will select the four best schools to compete in the semi finals on November 17th and then 2 schools will be chosen for the final which is expected to take place December 1st – in Hamilton Town Hall. Do you have a legal question you would like answered in this column? Email your query to the address below and we could publish your question here.

HS North Lanarkshire has been stepping up its activities to help people quit smoking. Given the uphill struggles that most people face when trying to do so, support groups have been set up across Lanarkshire to help those who would like to quit. The Stop Smoking group has seen some amazing success stories so far and some of the common feelings about the group have been highlighted. The support of the group was the key element to success and that fact that the group was rolling where clients could attend for as long as they required or simply drop in if required when quit was good. At the group, carbon monoxide readings were taken every week which many see as a motivator to see improvement and also helped to keep you on track and the option of a free gym option (the Get Active Scheme) for 8wks also alleviated the worry of weight gain. Caroline Slavin has been attending the group and told The HUB; “I feel so much better having stopped smoking and I am delighted that baby girl Angel was a smoke free baby.” Her teenage son also commented how pleased he was that his mum was no longer smoking Ian Stewart who also attends the Motherwell group used to smoke about 60 per day between cigarettes and roll ups at an average

Parliament has been back from recess for two months and what a busy couple of months they have been! Papal Visit It would be fair to say that the big event of recent months was the visit of his Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to Holyrood and his audience with the Queen. The conveners of the Scottish Parliament’s committees were invited to the reception, so in my role as convenor of the Equal Opportunities Committee I had the privilege of not only attending but of meeting his holiness. Parliamentary Business Last month saw a parliamentary “first” as MSPs had to pass emergency legislation in the form of The Criminal Procedure (Legal Assistance, Detention and Appeals) (Scotland) Act. This was in response to the ruling in the Cadder vs. HMA (and the rights of a suspect to have legal representation). All three stages of the Bill had to take place in a single afternoon, a process which usually takes months! Consequently, it was the latest finish in the Chamber on record, approximately 8.00pm. I also took part in the Scottish Government’s debate on the Carers and Young Carers strategy. Last year, the Equal Opportunities Committee held round-table discussions about carers and then secured a debate in the parliament on the issues affecting carers, such as identification, the need for respite breaks as well as annual health checks. The publication of the Government’s strategy therefore provided the opportunity to highlight these points and the extent to which they had been addressed in the Strategy. Uddingston Pride It was a pleasure to welcome Uddingston Pride to the Parliament last month. This local group of volunteers do sterling work keeping Uddingston main street and the local railway station looking colourful and attractive with bedding plants, hanging baskets and tubs. Their hard work was recently acknowledged at this year’s Beautiful Scotland Awards, where the group won the Urban Community Trophy. On their visit to the parliament the group had a guided tour and spent some time in the public gallery listening to business in the Chamber and then completing their visit with a cup of tea and some shortbread in the Member’s Restaurant before departing for the train home.

cost of around £70. Now he has managed to quit, the money he has saved has allowed him to get the car he always wanted. Another regular visitor to the group, Liz Evans commented about having her eyes lasered which is something she always wanted to do. Her grand children now like to give her a cuddle, before they complained about the smell. The key message from all of the groups being delivered across Lanarkshire is that, you have to want to do it. No amount of nagging

Brew for the Few As part of a great fundraising initiative by the Royal Air Force Association I held a ‘Brew for the Few’ event for RAF veterans in the constituency office. Veterans from the local Associations in Coatbridge & Airdrie and also East Kilbride (which covers Strathaven, Lanark, and Motherwell and Wishaw) attended. As a result of support from Hamilton businesses and other local people the event raised £200 to help the RAFA’s work supporting current and former RAF personnel and their families. It was a great pleasure to hold this fundraiser to recognise the contribution and debt of gratitude that we owe these veterans both from the Second World War and now more recent and current conflicts. EKES and Nallatech In the parliament various exhibitions are held by organisations throughout the week. After visiting an exhibition by the Aerospace, Defence and Marine Industry, and learning about the number of different businesses in Central Scotland that are related to the defence industry I went to visit two local businesses. The first, East Kilbride Engineering Services (EKES), provides design and analysis on various aerospace projects including the joint strike fighter and the A380. The second Nallatech, a niche company specialising in electronic engineering, is part of a larger organisation, but their European base is in Cumbernauld. These companies both provide highly skilled jobs and boost the local economy.

from your family will make you do it. Take it one day at a time and be proud of you achievement. Clinics available morning, afternoon and evening with group, one to one, or house visits available. All clinics are a nurse led service run by specialist trained nurses and free nicotine replacement available for all clients. Clients can self refer /simply turn up on the day and they will be seen. If you are interested in quitting smoking call 01698 863258 for further information.

Margaret Mitchell MSP the former BPS site. Pupils and teachers were only just in their new building and it was great to catch up with some of my old colleagues at the school and to answer the varied and probing questions which the children asked. Coatbridge High School Visit S4/5 modern studies pupils from my old school Coatbridge High visited the parliament for a tour which included a visit to the debating Chamber. Following their tour, I met with the pupils in one of the parliament’s committee rooms and held a Q&A.

Dyslexia Awareness Week The first week of November marked Dyslexia Awareness Week. The parliament’s Cross Party Group on Dyslexia, which I am convener of, decided to hold an event during Dyselxia Awareness Week in order to highlight dyslexia and the need for support for those with the condition. Again the group was indebted to Sir Jackie Stewart, racing car legend, and president of Dyslexia Scotland for his continuing support and for agreeing to be the keynote speaker at the event.

Holyrood Apple Day Finally I was asked to present an award at this year’s Holyrood Apple Day. This Parliamentary event is intended to raise awareness about the Children’s Orchard, an initiative by Scottish Orchards, which encourages children, their parents, schools and communities as well as involving councils, housing associations, businesses, landowners and many other partners to enable them to plant local orchards, then maintain, harvest and eat the end result. Following the Holyrood event, I visited St John the Baptist Primary School, Uddingston to see firsthand the apple trees which last year’s primary 5/6 children had planted (with a little help from friends, teachers, parents and Uddingston Pride!) St John’s School Uddingston is the only one thus far in Central Scotland to participate in another of the Scottish Orchard’s projects, the Commonwealth Orchard programme, which encourages school pupils and members of the wider community to plant fruit trees and softfruit plants in the hope that they will bear fruit ripe for the picking for use at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Visit to Bothwell Primary School I had a trip down memory lane when I went back to visit Bothwell Primary School where I taught some years ago. It was terrific to see round the fantastic new building which has been built on

Tickled Pink Campaign Finally, Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign, benefits two breast cancer charities Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Campaign and is now in its 14th year. So it was good to pop into my local

Asda in Hamilton to take part in some interesting and fun fundraising activities, which included getting on an exercise bike – dressed in pink of course! I did however sympathise with the young lads at the store, however, who were dressed only in shorts, to highlight the fact breast cancer can affect males as well as women, but it was a rather chilly morning! In conclusion In the wake of the unprecedented level of debt the UK Conservative/Liberal coalition government has inherited it is not difficult to imagine political discussion has to revolve around the challenge faced by coalition as it strives to address Labour’s legacy of debt. The enormity of the problem is put sharply into perspective when you consider that interest payments alone to service this debt amount to a colossal £120 million every day! Already potential savings of £765 million a year have been identified by the Scottish Conservatives, including the mutualisation of Scottish Water which would save £150 million per annum. Also proposed is a recruitment freeze - except for essential posts - as cutting the recruitment rate by 3% could save £450 million a year; cutting absenteeism by 2% (£138 million) and finally, keeping prescription charges for those who currently pay (£37 million). There will be tough decisions ahead but these must, and will, be based on fairness to ensure the most vulnerable in our society are protected.

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Cancer 22 Jun - 22 Jul

Leo 23 Jul - 22 Aug

If fools rush in where angels fear to tread, then you’re likely to be getting off your cloud, downing your halo, harp and wings, and behaving in an impulsive and foolish manner. The recent social whirl appears to have left you dissatisfied and discontent, wanting something more intimate and intense. Well, you could get the opportunity in the form of a romantic or commercial proposition that has hitherto eluded you.

With Mercury in intense and insightful Scorpio, private discussions on the work front could soon leave you feeling on top of the world. With Mars in your opposite sign of Sagittarius, relationships are emphasised but you may find people more in the mood to wrestle than play footsie. Unfortunately, some of the people competing for your attention have their own agenda. Travel light, have faith and trust that everything will come just as it does.

As your spiritual understanding continues to blossom, you’ll soon have the wherewithal to make a break from your past. Planetary activity also suggests your recent hard graft will bring an improvement on the work front. A recent flirtation or office romance may well be at the crossroads, friends and family may not approve, but passion and desire could get the better of you. If you can’t behave, be discreet.

Your natural magnetism and charisma seems a bit subdued right now. And so while you may not be in the mood to wag your bushy tail, spare a thought for loved ones and admirers who have to fight for your attention. Greater communication in your more intimate relationships is necessary if you’re to avoid possessiveness and jealously. Recent financial negotiations could come to fruition this week, however, since not everyone is as honourable as you, be upbeat, honest and clear, and you’ll avoid complications later.

The perfect partnership is an elusive ideal, made in heaven. Definitely something to aim at or aspire to, but foolish to expect. The problem with putting loved ones on a pedestal is that sooner or later they fall from grace and disappoint. A more realistic, less critical approach to love would also require a less critical approach to oneself. Try it, otherwise you risk losing the substance by grasping at the shadow.

Libra 23 Sep - 23 Oct

Scorpio 24 Oct - 21 Nov

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Aquarius 20 Jan - 18 Feb

Pisces 19 Feb - 20 Mar

Your natural ability to create harmony makes you an ideal companion and in many ways, the perfect partner. However, since you can only feel a real sense of tranquillity within you when your surroundings are harmonious and peaceful, you sometimes pay a high price for it. With Venus, your planetary ruler, retrograde in Scorpio, if you’ve been denying your own needs for the sake of keeping the peace, maybe it’s time for things to change.

You’ve got the drive, to make significant progress towards financial goals and this is an excellent time for your creative ventures. However, not everyone will be as reliable or trustworthy as you’d like and some people may be more interested in the contents of your pants than what’s between your ears and have difficulty distinguishing friendship from love, and love from lust. Meantime make time for friends and loved ones who could prove particularly supportive to you now.

With dynamic and impulsive Mars having recently entered Sagittarius, you’ll be in demand socially and romantically. A significant development in your love life could have a profound affect on you. If you’re not getting up close and personal with a potential new soul mate soon, it’s probably because you’ve already found one and are seriously considering making some kind of commitment.

Well-meaning attempts to entertain at home could backfire if you’re not careful. A significant psychological transformation is on the cards. Confrontations, however subtle, could arouse great feeling and emotion within you. By confronting your foe, you’re also confronting those who have gone before. Courage is the price that life extracts for granting peace.

With Mercury, Venus and the Sun in Scorpio, your intuition could prove the best guide for financial gain. Therapy that gives you a chance to express yourself is well-starred. As you realise that the activities that you were once involved are no longer worth your time and energy, leading to changes in your social life. That old friendships come to a close now is part of a natural process, they are making way for the new, new goals, new people and new experiences.

Recent communication problems should ease over the next couple of weeks. This is an excellent time to get out and about with loved ones and for meeting new people. Significant developments are indicated in your professional life. However, it looks like there’s a power struggle going on and you may have to take sides. So stop making sacrifices and do what’s best for you!

Aries Mar 20 - Apr 20

When the Gods want to punish us, they answer our prayers. Your recent impatience and impulsiveness could well bring you the desired result or opportunity you’ve been working towards, leaving you a little bemused as to what to do, now you’ve got what you desired. Best to keep your thoughts to yourself and to take time out, to reflect and reconsider your options, before giving your heart away or signing along the dotted line.

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Last week I had another money saving idea- instead of paying up to £8 per month on a haircut, why not just buy a hair trimmer and save £8 per month thereafter? It seemed like a great idea as I cut my hair in preparation for a meeting. Until an electrical fault in my house cut the power to all the sockets, and of course the hair trimmer. I was left with half a haircut, and a very worried look on my face. I phoned a friend who was an electrician to explain my plight, and unfortunately he couldn’t come round and fix the fault. And even if he could, I doubt he’d have been able stand straight let alone fix it as he laughed hysterically at my hair. I looked like a total mental case. In the end I remembered that I had a power inverter in my car, so plugged the trimmer in to that instead. This of course meant I had to sit outside cutting my hair, and put up with the jeers of people passing by, shouting hilarious comments such as “Is that a mobile barber shop mate?” Q’s Views advocates cold revenge, so for this week’s competition, I want you to tell me what sort of revenge you think I should take on the person who caused the electrical fault in my house. However, you may want to run it by a lawyer first. ONLY IN AMERICA A woman in America is suing Google after she followed their directions on her blackberry and

ended up on a freeway, where she got run over. She claims that Google did not supply sufficient

warning that she’d be crossing a freeway. I’d have thought the cars travelling at high speed and the big sign saying “Freeway” would have provided at least a subtle hint, but what do I know? You may be thinking to yourselves that she has a 0% chance of winning her case, but this is America we’re talking about people. The same America where a woman crashed her camper van after activating the cruise control on it, and going in the back to make a cup of coffee. She sued, and she won because the definition of cruise control was apparently unclear. Thankfully not all Americans who sue for ridiculous reasons get away with it. I read of one such American who bought 3 rare cigars owned by Abraham Lincoln, insured them for fire damage, smoked them, and then submitted an insurance claim on the grounds they had been destroyed “in a series of small fires”. He won his case. The insurers didn’t see the funny side, so sued him for “Wilful Fire Raising”, and he was jailed for a couple of years. That in mind, if the Google lady wins her case, I hope Google get her charged with jaywalking. UFO SPOTTED IN ENGLAND A friend tipped me off about this; you have to see it to believe it. You’ll see a UFO on Google Maps if you do the following: 1) Go to Google and select the “Maps” option (ensuring you have

the overhead satellite view) 2) Type the following text into the search field: Graingers Lane, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 7, UK. 3) You should now be looking down on a crossroad with Graingers Lane, Northgate and Station Street, with a building called “MSA Crafts” on the corner. Zoom in as close as you can to the centre of it, and drag the wee orange man icon on the left of your screen into the centre of the junction. 4) You should now have a close up view of the buildings at the junction, as if you were looking at them from a car or on foot. You’ll see a little compass type icon on the top left corner; scroll up with it. 5) You’ll see the UFO hovering on the screen. 6) Scream in terror. I sincerely hope this hasn’t been featured in any other newspapers, otherwise I’ve really missed the boat with this one.

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The HUB is pleased to have the infamous ‘Q, from Airdrie’ writing for the Entertainment Pages, to give you all some comic relief. As a regular contributor to the Glasgow Metro newspaper, and a regular in the comedy scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Q has given the HUB an exclusive column, which we are sure will have you wanting for more in the next edition of the HUB! At the moment I’m on an economy drive, and am doing as much as I possibly can to save money. Such as shopping at Aldi or Lidl, buying petrol from supermarkets, and reducing the weekly prize in Q’s Views by a couple of pence. Little changes can make a big difference.


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Here is the next phase of the diet. Its been pretty strict up til now so I have factored in some desserts at the weekend to look forward to! People might like to know that the meals and snacks can be mixed and matched each day as they all have a very similar calorie content. I think the key is finding the food combinations that you enjoy and that fill you up. There is no point in blindly following a diet if you hate the foods or feel really starving. By trying out the different meals you can find out through trial and error which ones suit you best. The very best diet plan is the one that you can do with ease - and if that means eating the same supersets - perform 2 exercises for the lunch every day same muscle group back to back for a while then (eg. step ups and lunges) without taking a so be it! rest in As far as the between. Do both sets of each exe rcise training goes, before moving on the the next sup erset. here are some Other good superset pairs are: pres ideas to ramp s ups and chest presses; shoulder pres up the intensity s and and increase the side plank; ball squat and glute raise on calorie burn: ball; plank position and ball

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Breakfast: A 30g serving of All Bran served with a small pot of low fat yoghurt, a handful of fresh berries and a tablespoon of mixed seeds Snack: large orange Lunch: wholemeal pitta bread filled with homemade egg mayo (use 2 hard boiled eggs, extra light mayo, sliced spring onion and a handful of fresh watercress leaves) Snack: 30g cocoa orange nakd bar (look for these in the health food isle in tesco or order online at www. Dinner: Green Thai Chicken with noodles for 2 – stir fry one finely sliced yellow pepper and some beansprouts in a spray of oil and of 1tbsp green Thai curry paste until soft. Pour in 200ml reduced fat coconut milk and afew drops of fish sauce and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and add the chicken. Cook at a gentle heat until chicken is cooked through. Meanwhile, cook a fistful of wholemeal soba noodles as directed. Stir the cooked noodles directly into the wok and serve.

Breakfast: 2 slices of toasted ‘Burgen’ bread with reduced sugar jam Snack: pot of low fat yoghurt Lunch: home-made pasta salad using one chopped chicken breast, 4 tablespoons of wholemeal pasta shells and a little tomato based dressing. Add fresh spinach leaves, sliced red onion and mixed peppers and season with herbs of your choice. Snack: packet of snacka-jacks Dinner: oven baked ‘sweet chilli and lime’ salmon fillet. Serve with a medium sized baked sweet potato and a large portion of steamed broccoli.

passover; pullover on bench and tricep dips off bench; bicycle crunches and med icine ball twists.

If you want to work even harder you could add a 60s burst of cardio (like skip ping) in between each pair of exercises Finally, if you want extreme resu lts you could follow your 30 minute weig hts session with a 30minute blast of cardio such as a run or powerwalk. As the weights session will have used up all the available sugar in your muscles you will force your body to burn fat for ene rgy. This is really tough, but delivers fantastic results! If you have any questions, you kno w where to find me!

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Breakfast: 35g portion of porridge made with semi-skimmed milk. Top with a tablespoon of mixed seeds and a dash of cinnamon Snack:apple Lunch: half a carton of fresh Carrot and Coriander soup. Serve with a wholemeal pitta filled with sliced lean ham and salad Snack: 2 dark ryvita spread with extra light soft cheese Dinner: Chilli con carne using lean turkey mince. Add a small tin of red kidney beans and 2 large grated carrots to bulk out the recipe and add fibre. Serve with 4 heaped tablespoons of brown rice.

Breakfast: 2 weetabix with semiskimmed milk topped with blueberries and mixed seeds Snack: pot of low fat yoghurt Lunch: Sandwich on Burgen Bread filled with a small tin of tuna or pink salmon and extra light mayo. Add sliced tomato and cucumber. Snack: small Tupperware dish filled with mixed nuts and dried fruit Dinner: chicken breast cooked in 1/3 jar of Home-pride ‘Spanish Chicken’ sauce. Serve with a medium sized baked potato and a portion of steamed carrots.

Breakfast: 45g All Bran with semi-skimmed milk and sliced banana Snack: apple Lunch: roast turkey and couscous salad made with 4 tablespoons of wholegrain couscous, chopped turkey breast, dark green salad leaves grated carrot, cucumber, sliced red pepper and cucumber. Dress with balsamic vinegar and tablespoon of low fat dressing of your choice. Snack: 30g cocoa brownie flavour trek bar Dinner: Tikka beef burgers: (serves 2) mix the following in a large bowl: 200g extra lean minced beef, half a red onion,1 clove of garlic, 25g finely chopped chestnut mushrooms, 1tbsp tikka curry powder. 1tbsp chopped fresh mixed herbs. Divide mixture into 2 burger shapes and chill for 30mins. Preheat a grill and cook burgers for 20mins, turning every 5 minutes to brown both sides. Serve 1 burger per person in a warmed wholegrain pitta with a large mixed side salad and a tablespoon of reduced fat coleslaw.

Breakfast: 2 slices of Burgen toast with peanut butter Snack: orange Lunch: 2-egg omelette with mushrooms, red onion and tomato. Serve with dark green salad leaves and 2 dark ryvita. Snack: packet of snacka-jacks Dinner: home-made pizza using wholemeal pizza base. Spread thinly with tomato puree before adding some chopped tinned plum tomatoes. Add as many vegetable based toppings as you can in addition to a portion of chicken, seafood or lean beef as preferred. Sprinkle lightly with reduced fat mozzarella cheese and bake under a preheated grill for 10-15mins as required. Serve with a large mixed salad. Dessert: one meringue nest, filled with one scoop of Carte D’or light Vanilla Ice cream and a heap of fresh blueberries and strawberries.

The HUB’s Vicki Says: Last week’s diet was a bit more relaxed - even with takaway in there, but I’ve still managed a weight loss. Sticking to the training plan has been tough, but it is amazing how much extra energy I now have even managed two 5k races over the weekend without any ill effects on the Monday! . . . Roll on the size 10 jeans!


Breakfast: one rasher of lean grilled bacon, one poached egg, a portion of grilled mushrooms, one grilled tomato and 2 tablespoons of baked beans Lunch: large mixed salad of spinach, cherry tomatoes, peppers, red onion, cucumber, grated carrot and beetroot with slices of lean ham and a heaped tablespoon of low fat coleslaw. Snack: pot of low fat yoghurt Dinner: 3 thick slices of Turkey roast joint with 2 tablespoons of carrot and parsnip mash and a large portion of steamed asparagus Dessert: 2 scoops of Tesco ‘Mango Blackcurrant Sorbet’.

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YOUR MOVE ON YOUTUBE H i, My name is Marc Mclaughlin, and I am your local Estate Agent for Uddingston & Bothwell. YOUR MOVE, the UK’s largest estate agency brand, is launching a new YouTube channel. It will allow Internet users the opportunity to stream videos about YOUR MOVE’s products and services onto their home computers. YOUR MOVE’s channel includes videos detailing their expertise in Residential Sales, Lettings and Financial Services. The videos feature the views of our customers, telling us about the bad experiences they’ve had with estate agents in the past, and the good customer service provided by YOUR MOVE. YouTube is all about sharing experiences. We know that estate agents don’t have the best reputation. But by sharing the experiences of our customers on YouTube we can show why we are different. The YouTube channel adds another element to YOUR MOVE’s award winning* web content. We have the most visited estate agency website in the UK** - www.your-move. Sellers will also note that YOUR MOVE properties appear on all the leading property portals which combined receive 48 million visitors a month**. With more videos in the pipeline, YOUR MOVE expect their use of YouTube will introduce

our services to many new customers. YOUR MOVE never underestimates the power of the Internet when buying and selling in today’s market, as 80% of buyers*** and 76% of tenants# begin their property searches online. The web is key to communicating with potential and existing customers. The YouTube channel compliments our other online services, including regular e-mail updates and our online ‘My Move File’, where customers can track the progress of their move. Our presence on YouTube shows that communication is our biggest priority, and that we are always open to new ideas. As always, I welcome your comments and can be contacted at our Uddingston office on 01698 539 990, or at marc.

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* Source Hitwise June 09


e took delivery of the new Seat Cupra R from our friends at W Livingstone Ltd in Uddingston to put the new hot hatch through its paces. So, a new Cupra R hits the showrooms bringing with it a new range of styling. Seat has obviously set their stall out to distinguish the range topping Cupra R from the rest of the pack by adding a fat bodykit, miles of mesh, fat alloys and a whole bunch of R badges. Oh and one other modification, 265bhp under the bonnet! Does it work? Well in short, you bet it does! This car is a brute. This car is insane and should really come with a health warning. Despite this, according to Seat it will give 34mpg although our test run was averaging 29mpg. Performance Using the same unit that you would find in the Audi S3, the Cupra R produces 265bhp which makes for an interesting drive and is the most powerful SEAT in the line-up. Pure power running to the front wheels can make it lose grip if pushed overly hard. The 0-62 sprint is a joy at just over 6 seconds and the mid range pull is more than capable. Overtaking in the Cupra R is effortless and pushing hard will throw you back in your seat – and put a smile on your face. Handling/ Ride / Drive The Leon range shares much of the same parts as the VW Golf however the Cupra R has sports suspension which makes it very firm. It gives good grip and body control when tackling twisty roads, but ride can at times be a little uncomfortable. Although I do like my cars set up that way. The Cupra R does suffer from excessive road noise but that is forgiven the moment you push down on the right pedal. The road noise is drowned out by the glorious sounds of the sporty exhaust – which is

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Seat Leon Cupra R

Unleaded Jet - Coatbridge Sainsbury’s - Hamilton Asda - Blantyre Highest

- 113.9 - 113.9 - 113.9 - 127.0

Diesel Sainsbury’s - Hamilton - 115.9 Jet - Hamilton (Townhead) -116.9 Esso - Hamilton (Earnock) -116.9

Eco Diesel – Hamilton Highest

aluminium pedals and convenience pack as standard. And don’t forget the exclusive Cupra R styling details. Our test car was loaded with adaptive xenon headlights and sat nav – all of which are available in the Technology pack option. Running Costs For what you get, the Cupra R is very competitive on price. With that you get a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, 12 years' anti-rust cover and three years' paint warranty as standard. Unfortunately, despite sharing many parts with the Golf, the Leon does not retain its value as well as the VW. That said the SEAT is cheaper to buy which will compensate. Let’s not get away from it, the Cupra R will drink the fuel and eat its way through endless sets of tyres - if you let it. What else do you expect from a car with sporting pedigree? On the bonus side, think of all of those reward points every time you fill up! However, if you drive sensibly it can be pretty frugal to run turning out between 26-42mpg (according to the official figures). As mentioned our test run was returning 29mpg. How Practical? Despite being a sports brute, the Cupra R is pretty spacious. In standard form, the Leon offers plenty of headroom and elbow space for a quartet of six-footers. There is also plentiful legroom in the back. The Leon's boot is decent in size and can comfortable fit most items that you would wish to place in there.


have been pleasantly surprised by the Cupra R. I was not sure what to make of it, but if truth be told I really like it. It has really grown on me having used it for a few days. I like the styling in that it looks mean. I like the noise that it makes when you drive it and the performance is awesome. You get


COST: from £25,205 ENGINE: 2.0 Turbo

POWER: 265bhp TORQUE: 350 NM 0-62 6.2secs TOP SPEED: 155mph ECONOMY: Combined 34mpg CO2: 190g/km

similar performance to the Audi S3 but save yourself thousands of pounds. I do have one criticism though – being tall I struggle to see what the speedo reads particularly at lower speeds as the steering wheel is in the way. I could comfortably live with that given that the pro’s out way the con’s by a country mile. So, you know what to do, get down to W Livingston and place an order today as numbers are limited to a production of only 500!

Fuel Price Round Up

LPG Morrisons – Hamilton - 59.9 Morrisons – Glasgow Fort - 59.9 *Prices correct at time of print. Source:

Puzzle Answers delightful to listen to – you may even want to switch off the stereo and just listen to the rumble. The steering and feel of the Cupra R is excellent. You can drive it with confidence knowing that where you point it to go, it will get you there. Toys Being the range topper the Cupra R comes with 19” rims, quilted black leather bucket sports seats, drilled

- 0.90 - 128.9

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Junior Football


Thorniewood United 4 Greenock 2

allowed Kearns time and space to fire high past the helpless Stephen Mather. The visitors clearly rocked Thorniewood who responded in 6 minutes with a decent shot from Stephen Low from the edge of the area going just over. Despite Thorniewood attempting to draw level, they could quite have easily gone further behind as Greenock had a dangerous cross knocked behind. Thorniewood eventually equalized after 13 minutes when John Crawley's misshit free kick found Mighty Mullen who managed to toe poke the ball past Monk. Mighty could have added to his tally


ighty Mullen was on top form and led a master class in scoring goals as Thorniewood extended their lead in the Stagecoach Central First Division to seven points at Robertson Park last week. Mighty Mullen bagged a hat-trick whilst also making another in what could only be described as a class solo performance. The game was played in testing conditions and it was the visitors Greenock who took a first minute lead when slack marking

The game was level in numbers just before the interval when Thorniewood were reduced to ten men when Crawley was shown a straight red after a verbal exchange with the match official Into the second period and it was Thorniewood who displayed the early appetite. A superb Mullen shot from wide in the area had Monk tipping over as 'Wood' looked to add to their tally. Minutes later, the keeper had to look lively again by deflecting an Andy Stewart shot wide from a Lafferty corner. Thorniewood's command of the second period paid off after 72 minutes with a

moments later when he was then sent through but failed to control his effort firing his shot wide of the target. 'Wood' continued to press and Low forced Monk to save at full stretch in 19 minutes from a good header. It was Low who came close moments later after getting on the end of a deep Chris Lafferty cross but this time his effort went wide at the far post. In 23 minutes Greenock against the run of play again took the lead when a ball played into the near post area found McKay who controlled before firing home. In the next attack the same player showed terrific pace and control to set up McDonal who rashly fired well over as the visitors searched for a third. Despite having pressure, Thorniewood missed several good chances to draw level. Approaching the half hour mark, Mullen who found himself out on the right wing delivered an inch perfect ball deep to the back post which was powerfully headed home by Darren Miller. Greenock's McLaughlan was then shown the red for a second yellow in 33 minutes after a foul on Mullen. 'Wood' took full advantage of the extra man by taking the lead in the 38th minute when a Lafferty pass released Mullen, who calmly rounded the keeper and hit home from 16 yards.

Winning Start for Creaney Shotts Bon Accord 1 Bellshill Athletic 2


Amateur Football

Bothwell & Uddingston Albion 2 Kilsyth Community Church 0 West of Scotland Amateur Cup 2nd Round Bothwell & Uddingston Albion progressed in to the 3rd round of the West of Scotland Amateur Cup thanks to a solid performance on Saturday. The Albion were able to see out the game thanks to goals in each half from Jude Smith and Jamie McCready. The North Lanarkshire side started off the brighter of the two sides. It took them only 2 minutes to threaten the home side after Kilsyth’s left winger cut in and drilled a shot from inside the 18 yard box just by the post. The Albion goalkeeper, Mulraney, was tested 10 minutes later after a through ball was latched on to by the church side’s no.9 who fired a well hit shot across goal but was met with an equally good save. Bothwell &

Uddingston came back in to the game after Jason Gilmour raced clear of the Kilsyth defence and had an effort from the outside of the penalty area well saved. Albion nearly took the lead half way through the first half when they were presented with a 3 on 1 chance after right back, Michael Kelly, kept the ball in play and passed to Sean McCready - who instead of shooting - squared to Gilmour on the edge of the 6 yard box, with the goal at his mercy the referee whistled for offside. It was just past the half hour mark when the Scottish Amateur Football League side took the lead, Albion captain, Simon Emmit, flicked on a header to Gilmour who played Sean McCready down the left-flank, who sent in a looping cross for Smith to score his second goal in as many games with a

match well on top. You have to feel for Monk in the Greenock goal as the lad pulled off some top class saves and by all accounts had a good game – on the losing side. That said, after a bad start Thorniewood went on to a deserved victory. I am sure that manager Fallon would have found the second half performance very pleasing and it was another vital 3 points for the Viewpark side. Thorniewood:Mather, Brophy(Devlin68), Lafferty, Newman, Stewart, O'Neil, Mullen,(Faulds75) Low, D Miller, Bradshaw(Hughes68), Crawley(S/Off 42)

deserved fourth. Darren Miller managed to get his head on the end of a Phil Hughes cross only to be spectacularly denied by Monk but unfortunately for 'Nock' “Mighty Mullen” was lurking to drill home low into the net from 6 yards. 'Wood' keeper Mather was a virtual spectator in the second half but had to produce a good stop in 80 minutes as the visitors mounted a rare attack. The match finished with Monk once again coming to his sides rescue superbly tipping over a sublime Darren Miller chipped attempt for 25 yards as Thorniewood ended the

back-post header. The away side responded with a 10 minute spell of pressure and came close with headed efforts from corners. After half time, both sides struggled to create chances due to the rain soaked park cutting up. It was 20 minutes before full time when Albion wrapped up the win, Sean McCready was fouled on the edge of the area and it was left to his cousin, Jamie, to fire the free kick over the wall and in to the net. Bothwell & Uddingston should have put the game beyond doubt after Gilmour broke through again only to see his shot skim wide of the post. Kilsyth nearly made it a nervy finish after their number 9’s turning effort was tipped round the post. The big striker was unlucky as he had been a handful all day for the Albion defence.

on Accord got off to a flier winning three corners in as many minutes. McLaughlin’s 25 yard shot was pushed over by ‘Hill Keeper Dougie Calder and Barr headed against the post from the resultant corner. Shott’s Striker Barr saw his close range effort from the rebound turned behind by a brilliant one handed stop by the Bellshill Keeper. The Visitors weathered the early onslaught and efforts from Flynn and Selfkirk went close as they pushed forward. Selfkirk and McKenna looked in the mood and the ‘Hill deservedly went ahead after 11 minutes. Dolan and Selfkirk combined to send McKenna clear. The Striker took one touch before hammering the ball beyond Shott’s Keeper Whelan to open the scoring. The Home Keeper denied Dolan after 16 minutes by turning his powerful shot from a Dolan cross before a dubious offside flag stopped McKenna breaking clear. With half time approaching Shotts Striker McStay had a golden opportunity to equalise but he fired the ball over the top from 6 yards. Bellshill pushed forward as the second half began and Casey went close with a 20 yard free kick. Hall and Brady had efforts on target and Selfkirk missed a great chance to double the score after being sent clear by Flynn. The Bonn Accord reacted to this let off and Hanlon was twice denied by Calder

as the home support demanded more effort from their side. Bon Accord Striker Barr failed to get on the end of a Hanlon cross and Bennett headed a Boyack shot behind as the home side piled forward. Bellshill Manager Gerry Creaney replaced Hall and Dolan with Crozier and Slack as his side battled to defend their slender lead. Slack had a close range header saved and Finnegan cleared a Brady 20 yarder before a Slack header from 10 yards increased their in the 70th minute. Shotts pulled a goal back 6 minutes later when a Boyack free kick into the crowd penalty box took a deflection and the ball ended up in the net. With the clock running down referee O’Neil awarded Shotts a penalty kick but the hero of the day Calder dived to right to save a McSeveney’s powerful shot. Deep into injury time Shotts player Peter Fleming was ordered off for a shocking foul on Bellshill substitute Cavanagh Bellshill Athletic: Calder, McGhee, Mallon, Casey, Bennett, Brady, McKenna, Hall, (Crozier), Selfkirk (Cavanagh), Flynn, Dolan (Sl ack)

RESULTS Stagecoach West of Scotland League Super League First Division

Stagecoach West of Scotland League Central District First Div

Stagecoach West of Scotland League Central District Second Div

Saturday 23rd October 2010 Renfrew F.C. Kilwinning Rangers F.C. East Kilbride Thistle F.C. Glenafton Athletic F.C. Cumbernauld United F.C. Shotts Bon Accord F.C.

Saturday 23rd October 2010 Glasgow Perthshire F.C. Thorniewood United F.C. Kilsyth Rangers F.C. Port Glasgow F.C. Blantyre Victoria F.C. St. Anthony’s F.C.

1 4 0 0 P 3

v v v v v

2 2 0 2 P 0

Saturday 23rd October 2010 Lesmahagow Juniors F.C. Stonehouse Violet F.C. Larkhall Thistle F.C. Yoker Athletic F.C. Forth Wanderers F.C. Maryhill F.C. Saturday 30th October 2010 Benburb F.C. Carluke Rovers F.C.

Cruden Bay F.C. Lanark United F.C. Blantyre Victoria F.C. Dundee East Craigie F.C. Dundonald Bluebell F.C. Petershill F.C. Thornton Hibs F.C. Shotts Bon Accord F.C. Jeanfield Swifts F.C. Broughty Athletic F.C. Brechin Victoria F.C. Forres Thistle F.C. Maryhill F.C. Forfar Albion F.C. Carnoustie Panmure F.C. Renfrew F.C. Lossiemouth United F.C. Arniston Rangers F.C. Craigmark Burntonians F.C. Linlithgow Rose F.C. Beith Juniors F.C.

0 2 P 2 0 3 1 2 1 2 2 0 4 1 1 2 1 0 P 1 5

v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v

8 1 P 2 5 1 3 0 4 0 3 6 0 3 2 1 4 3 P 0 1

1 2 P 6 5 1

v v v v v

5 2 P 3 3 2

Annbank United F.C. Clydebank F.C. Ashfield F.C. TBC Vale of Clyde F.C. Hurlford United F.C. Bellshill Athletic F.C.

Neilston Juniors F.C. Greenock Juniors F.C. Dunipace F.C. Shettleston F.C. Vale of Leven F.C. Postponed: TBC Johnstone Burgh F.C.

P 1 1 2 P 4

v v v v

P 2 0 1 P 0

St. Roch’s F.C. TBC Benburb F.C. Royal Albert F.C. Newmains United F.C. Carluke Rovers F.C. TBC Wishaw Juniors F.C.

2 v 1 5 v 2

Wishaw Juniors F.C. Royal Albert F.C.

4 1 1 1 1 5 1 P P 1 0 P 4 2 4 1 0 P 2 0 1

Hermes F.C. Pumpherston F.C. Lewis United F.C. Kirkintilloch Rob Roy F.C. St. Andrew’s United F.C. Ellon United F.C. Broxburn Athletic F.C. Armadale Thistle F.C. Sat, 06 Nov Montrose Roselea F.C. Sat, 06 Nov Bellshill Athletic F.C. Tayport F.C. Banks O’Dee F.C. Sat, 06 Nov Deveronside F.C. Rosyth Recreation F.C. Johnstone Burgh F.C. Glasgow Perthshire F.C. Vale of Leven F.C. St. Roch’s F.C. Sat, 06 Nov Scone Thistle F.C. Troon F.C. Kilwinning Rangers F.C.

Emirates Junior Cup Second Round - Saturday 30th October 2010 Aberdeen East End F.C. Pollok F.C. Thorniewood United F.C. St. Anthony’s F.C. Longside F.C. Kinnoull F.C. Whitburn Juniors F.C. Banchory St. Ternan F.C. Dufftown F.C. Luncarty F.C. Dyce F.C. Forth Wanderers F.C. Newtongrange Star F.C. Kilbirnie Ladeside F.C. Larkhall Thistle F.C. Yoker Athletic F.C. Lugar Boswell Thistle F.C. Whitehills F.C. Livingston United F.C. Dunipace F.C. Irvine Meadow X1 F.C.

3 0 P 0 0 2 3 1 P 0 0 1 6 5 3 1 0 3 1 1 3

v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v

3 1 P 3 2 2 6 1 P 3 0 2 1 4 2 1 0 1 2 3 1

Bankfoot Athletic F.C. Neilston Juniors F.C. Lochee Harp F.C. Sat, 06 Nov Shettleston F.C. Ardrossan Winton Rovers F.C. Bo’ness United F.C. Cumnock Juniors F.C. Newburgh F.C. Haddington Ath. F.C. Sat, 06 Nov Lochee United F.C. Stoneyburn F.C. Greenock Juniors F.C. Fraserburgh United F.C. Newmains United F.C. Annbank United F.C. Saltcoats Victoria F.C. Lochgelly Albert F.C. Fochabers F.C. Hill of Beath Hawthorn F.C. Lochore Welfare F.C. Bathgate Thistle F.C.

JUNIOR LEAGUE TABLES Super League First Division Pos Team 1 Clydebank F.C. 2 Whitletts Victoria F.C. 3 Girvan F.C 4 Hurlford United F.C. 5 Renfrew F.C. 6 East Kilbride Thistle F.C. 7 Glenafton Athletic F.C. 8 Shotts Bon Accord F.C. 9 Kilwinning Rangers F.C. 10 Cumbernauld United F.C. 11 Ashfield F.C. 12 Bellshill Athletic F.C. 13 Vale of Clyde F.C. 14 Annbank United F.C.

Pld 10 8 6 7 8 6 8 8 7 6 6 8 7 7

W 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 1 1

D 4 3 1 0 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 1

L 2 1 1 3 4 1 3 2 3 3 3 5 5 5

F 12 16 18 17 9 8 16 10 13 18 16 13 12 12

A GD Pts 8 4 16 10 6 15 6 12 13 16 1 12 12 -3 12 5 3 11 15 1 11 11 -1 10 20 -7 10 13 5 9 12 4 9 21 -8 7 18 -6 4 23 -11 4

Rutherglen Glencairn F.C. Ballingry Rovers F.C. Ashfield F.C. Sat, 06 Nov Stonehaven F.C. Auchinleck Talbot F.C. Dalkeith Thistle F.C. Kilsyth Rangers F.C. Lesmahagow Juniors F.C. Tranent Juniors F.C. Stonehouse Violet F.C. Dunbar United F.C. Musselburgh Athletic F.C. Glentanar F.C. Culter F.C. Sauchie Juniors F.C. Largs Thistle F.C. Forfar West End F.C. Arthurlie F.C. Sunnybank F.C. Sat, 6 Nov Clydebank F.C. Hurlford United F.C.

Central District First Div Pos Team Pld W 1 Thorniewood United F.C. 9 7 2 Kilsyth Rangers F.C. 8 4 3 Neilston Juniors F.C. 8 5 4 Vale of Leven F.C. 6 4 5 St. Anthony’s F.C. 6 3 6 Greenock Juniors F.C. 7 3 7 Port Glasgow F.C. 7 3 8 Johnstone Burgh F.C. 8 3 9 Dunipace F.C. 7 2 10 Shettleston F.C. 6 2 11 Cambuslang Rangers F.C. 7 2 12 Glasgow Perthshire F.C. 7 1 13 Blantyre Victoria F.C. 6 0

D 1 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 1

L 1 1 3 1 1 3 3 5 3 4 5 4 5

F 22 15 13 17 12 18 14 8 9 7 12 7 4

A GD Pts 11 11 22 9 6 15 13 0 15 12 5 13 8 4 11 17 1 10 16 -2 10 9 -1 9 11 -2 8 8 -1 6 16 -4 6 13 -6 5 15 -11 1

Darvel Juniors F.C. Blackburn United F.C. Islavale F.C. Arbroath Sporting Club F.C. Arbroath Victoria F.C. Whitletts Victoria F.C. Ardeer Thistle F.C. Muirkirk Juniors F.C. Cambuslang Rangers F.C. Glenafton Athletic F.C. Harthill Royal F.C. Kello Rovers F.C. Blairgowrie Juniors F.C. Dundee Downfield F.C. Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic F.C. Coupar Angus F.C. Cumbernauld United F.C. Dalry Thistle F.C. Glenrothes Juniors F.C. Port Glasgow Juniors F.C. Vale of Clyde F.C.

Central District Second Div Pos Team 1 Yoker Athletic F.C. 2 Carluke Rovers F.C. 3 Larkhall Thistle F.C. 4 St. Roch’s F.C. 5 Benburb F.C. 6 Royal Albert F.C. 7 Stonehouse Violet F.C. 8 Lesmahagow Juniors F.C. 9 Forth Wanderers F.C. 10 Wishaw Juniors F.C. 11 Newmains United F.C. 12 Maryhill F.C.

v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v

1 2 0 2 4 0 2 P P 4 9 P 0 3 2 4 2 P 1 0 0

Pld W D 7 6 1 7 6 0 7 4 0 7 4 0 7 3 2 9 3 2 8 3 1 5 3 0 8 2 3 8 2 0 8 1 2 7 1 1

L 0 1 3 3 2 4 4 2 3 6 5 5

F 23 21 14 15 10 11 19 14 10 10 11 5

A 5 11 11 13 12 15 16 7 16 21 21 15

GD 18 10 3 2 -2 -4 3 7 -6 -11 -10 -10

Pts 19 18 12 12 11 11 10 9 9 6 5 4


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minute, with the Villagers pack going forward, Chris King took possession of the ball and made a breakaway run out pacing and side stepping the home side’s defence to end his 15 metre sprint by touching down over the line. Gordon Burns was on target with the conversion, stretching the Villagers lead to 12-0. The restart had barely got underway when the Villagers gained control of the ball as a result of being awarded a free kick. From a quick tap and go, the ball was fed out to Captain Jamie McPherson on the wing who then powered forward to go over the line near the corner. Burns slotted the conversion increasing the Villagers lead to 19-0. In the 24th minute, Loch Lomond secured their only try of the game. Having been awarded a free kick just 5 metres out from the line, this was quickly taken and with Alex MacAdam firmly in possession, the home side used their considerable weight advantage to barge through a weakened Uddingston defence enabling MacAdam to take the ball over the line. The conversion went wide but the Villagers were still comfortable and confident with their 19-5 points advantage.

During the remaining 15 minutes of the half, both sides endeavoured to stamp their authority on the game, but neither side managed to pick up points before the whistle blew for half time with Uddingston still in the driving seat. The second half looked as if it would end with no further scoring, despite several try scoring attempts by the Villagers which were snuffed out by Loch Lomond, who in turn failed to breach the Villagers superb on the line defending, even though they had a considerably heavier pack. Desperate to get a fourth try to gain the vital bonus point, the Villagers pressed on and their perseverance paid off in the 3rd minute of injury time. A scrum formed 10 meters out from the line and as the ball came out it was quickly recycled across the park through the hands of Chris Latta, Gordon Burns and then to Ali Black who slipped it neatly to injury time substitute Stuart Chalmers, who took it over the line. The conversion fell short of the posts and the referee blew for full time. A dramatic ending to a highly charged and competitive game, with the Villagers taking full points plus a well deserved bonus point.



ZZ_d]ijed½i 'ij NL [dj[hjW_d[Z 9boZ[XWda Wj 8ej^m[bb 9Wijb[ Feb_Y_[i bWij IWjkhZWo _d W IYejj_i^ Hk]Xo :_l_i_ed ' M[ij B[W]k[ ]Wc[ Xkj beij dWhhembo je j^[ l_i_j_d] i_Z[ .#'&$ Having failed to take full points from the game which would have helped stabilise their mid table position, the home side had to be content with picking up a losing bonus point. The first half was a bit slow and sluggish with both teams failing to demonstrate any real inspiration or determination. However, the Villagers came close to scoring twice in the later stages of the half and also did well to prevent the visitors from penetrating their line just before half time, which was due to powerful on the line defending. It was Clydebank who were first to put points on the board in the 35th minute from the only try of the first half. A lineout was awarded to the visitors just 5 meters out from the Villager’s line and the ball was secured by Scott McIntosh

who, with good pack support, broke through the home side’s defence to touch down over the line. The conversion went wide, but the visitors had achieved a 5-0 lead and it remained unchanged as the whistle blew for half time The second half was much livelier as both sides began to play with increased determination and the Villagers went on the offensive from the restart. With just 5 minutes played, Craig Kirkland charged down a Clydebank clearance kick and the ball went into touch just 5 meters from the visitor’s line. A line out was awarded and as the ball was thrown in, Clydebank fumbled the opportunity to secure possession and Mike McKeown beautifully intercepted the free ball, catching the opposition off guard to take it over the line. Gordon Burns’ conversion attempt failed and the score was now even at 5-5. Both sides battled on believing that whoever secured the next try would

probably win the game. In the 65th minute following a period of frantic mid field play, Clydebank gained possession and Ross McColm broke away at pace to hot foot it down the wing to go over in the corner. The conversion attempt was off target but the visitors were once again back in the driving seat with a 5-10 lead. Just three minutes later, the Villagers were awarded a penalty which Gordon Burns successfully slotted between the uprights, narrowing the points gap to 10-8. In the closing ten minutes of the match, the pressure was on the home side to try and secure the vital winning points. In the 78th minute the Villagers were awarded another penalty and a chance to win the game, but unfortunately Burns kicked the ball wide of the posts. A few minutes injury time was played before the referee blew the whistle for full time, with the victory going to the visiting team from Clydebank.


Hamilton Academical Ladies


Wc_bjed \WY[Z ?dl[hd[ii _d j^[_h > ÄdWb ^ec[ b[W]k[ cWjY^ e\ j^[ i[Wied d[[Z_d] Wbb j^h[[ fe_dji je a[[fkfj^[Y^Wi[\eh\ekhj^ifej$ After the match manager Kevin Murphy said, “To say I am disappointed is an understatement, we could blame the referee who I thought had a poor game but we have to look at ourselves and how we performed. We defended really poorly and our failure to take our chances cost us the match”. This match started with a bang with Hamilton scoring in under a minute, a good run across the box from Jen King gave her the room to chip the ball to the back post for Helen Templeton to head home. The match went flat after this as Inverness dug in after the early goal and frustrated the home team restricting them to only a few half chances. On 34 minutes a bad mistake in the Hamilton defence allowed a cross to come in from the right to be volleyed home by an Inverness striker to bring the scores level. Inverness took great encouragement from this goal and began to put pressure on the home defence only great save from Lee Alexander in the Hamilton goal kept the scores level at half time. The second half was slow to start as both teams were cautious in their approach. Eventually Hamilton regained the lead a quick ball out of defence by Ashley McDonald found Nicky Grant in the midfield, she in turn played the ball forward into the path of Sarah Crilly who exchanged passes with fellow striker Susan Fairlie before finishing well with a low shot into the corner. If Hamilton thought that was that Inverness had other ideas within two minutes they were level again after a debatable penalty award was easily converted. Four minutes later and Inverness had the lead a bad mistake in the Hamilton

defence saw a bouncing ball flicked over the advancing Alexander to put the away team 3-2 up. Hamilton made several changes of personnel at this point to try and get back into the game but apart from a well worked move that saw Fairlie’s effort well saved the home team could not breach the Inverness defence. A game that was there for the winning eventually ran away from Hamilton and the loss of all three points severely damages their push for fourth place. Manager Kevin Murphy said after the match “Credit must go to Inverness who recovered from an early setback to battle their back into the game and in the end deserved the three points”.

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JYY^c\hidcAVY^Zh=dX`Zn8ajW&AdbdcYAVY^Zh( Uddingston Ladies started off badly with their team unsure of their formation and while struggling to find form, lost a controversial goal. Uddingston's Katie Devlin narrowly missed equalising within minutes when she had a superb strike just inside the circle, catching Lomond off guard. The home team increased their momentum and scored just before half time when Emma Bayne finally put the ball into the back of the net, from several Uddingston shots, in front of goal. The half time score was 1 - 1. The home side continued to try to take the game from the visiting team, but even although their club president, Jacqui McDove, hit the post, they couldn't get the goals they sought. Uddingston then lost two silly goals from defensive mistakes and left the pitch wondering, what if! Club coach, Ross Paterson said that it would improve and there were lots of positives.

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Glenafton Hit For Four Emirates Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round

™™Running™™ PARKRUN Strathclyde Event 30 I n his 2nd appearance, Allan CAMERON (SM35-39) of Unattached won for the 1st time in a time of 17:59. Andrew ALLEN (VM45-49) representing Unattached took second by 31 seconds recording 18:30. Joe CHAMBERS, (SM35-39) of Unattached placed third in a time of 18:59. In her 2nd appearance, Carole MUNRO (VW50-54) of Motherwell AC won in a time of 22:43 for the 1st time. Carole MUNRO beat Perri MCCLUSKEY (JW14) representing Kirkintilloch Olympians by 45 seconds recording 23:28 in the process. Margaret GEBBIE, (VW35-39) of Unattached placed third in a time of 24:20. In today’s Age Graded competition, Keith REDPATH recorded a performance of 77.97% In the points competition John CONNOR has a lead of 273 points over second placed Ian DEVOY. Margaret GEBBIE leads Lorna BIRRELL by 514 in the ladies competition. This week there were 17 first timers.

Pos Athlete 1 Allan CAMERON 2 Andrew ALLEN 3 Joe CHAMBERS 4 Ivan CHINDURZA 5 John DEVINE 6 Stephen IRWIN 7 Brian WILSON 8 Keith REDPATH 9 Dean STEVENSON 10 Mark MCFARLANE

Sex M M M M M M M M M M

Run Time 17:59 18:30 18:59 19:40 19:42 20:01 20:02 20:03 20:06 20:21

20 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since the Strathclyde started to 903. In this time, 999 runners from 59 different clubs have completed the race 2972 times covering a distance of 14860 kilometers. The male course record is held by Rex BANNER who ran 14:51 on 31/07/10,

event #17. The female equivalent is held by Kerry LANG who ran 17:51 on 19/06/10, event #11.

Age Age Grading Category 74.79% SM35-39 77.84% VM45-49 69.45% SM35-39 67.46% SM35-39 71.40% VM40-44 69.78% VM40-44 64.48% SM25-29 77.97% VM55-59 70.56% JM14 63.39% SM25-29

Club Name Unattached Unattached Unattached Bellahouston Royal Mail Motherwell AC Unattached Unattached Unattached Unattached

Comments New PB by 21 secs 1st run 1st run New PB by 12 secs New PB by 8 secs New PB by 29 secs

PARKRUN Strathclyde Event 29

McKenna in action for Bellshill

Cup Win for ‘Hill as McKenna hits Four! By George Mills Glenafton Athletic 1 Bellshill Athletic 4


anager Gerry Creaney sent out the same eleven who won at Shotts the previous week to face Glenafton in the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup. Glenafton pushed forward from the start and Calder dealt with the efforts from Howie and Kane comfortably. Bellshill pushed forward and a Selfkirk header from Dollon’s cross was pushed behind by glen’s Keeper Mitchell. McKenna was brought down by Murray 25 yards out. Dollon fired the free kick into the box and Glens Defender Ure scrambled Selfkirk’s header behind. Bellshill were on top and only the combined efforts of Greenlee’s and McKenzie prevented McKenna breaking clear. Malloy came to Bellshill’s rescue in the 24th minute

with a goal line clearance to keep out a Howie header following a corner from the left. The ‘Hill were soon back in charge and a Dollon free kick and a Flynn header went close before they deservedly went ahead in the 32nd minute. Malloy and Dolan sent McKenna clear and the Striker calmly beat the on rushing Mitchell to open the scoring. Calder dived low to his right to keep out a close range Howie effort. The Glen’s attempted to get back on level terms, but the Bellshill back four stood firm. With half time approaching the so called underdogs doubled their lead. A through ball by Casey sent Flynn clear on goal and Glen’s defender Murray crudely pulled him down. McKenna gave Mitchell no chance with his powerful spot kick to send The ‘Hill in at the break two goals up.

Bellshill started the second half in style with and two McKenna goals in the first nine minutes stunned The Glen’s. In the 51st minute McKenna latched on to a Flynn pass to beat his marker before rounding Mitchell and netting to complete his hat trick. Four minutes later he got behind Murray to head a Hall cross beyond the keeper for the fourth. In the 60th minute McKenna’s joy was turned to despair when referee Connor red carded him for a second yellow card. Glenafton pushed forward in numbers hoping the extra man would put pressure on the ‘Hill but a 74th minute headed goal by Kane was their only consolation on a day they were outplayed by a very determined Glen’s Greenlees was red carded in stoppage time for a foul on Malloy. Bellshill Athletic: Calder, McGhee, Malloy, Casey, Bennett, McKenna, Hall, Selfkirk (Crozier), Flynn (Connelly), Dolan (Slack)

In his 1st appearance, Neil RENAULT (SM25-29) of Edinburgh AC won for the 1st time in a time of 15:26. Dave ADAMS (SM30-34) representing Hamilton Harriers took second by 156 seconds recording 18:02. Allan CAMERON, (SM35-39) of Unattached placed third in a time of 18:20. In her 1st appearance, Nicole MCLEOD (JW15-19) of Giffnock North AAC won in a time of 21:11 for the 1st time. Nicole MCLEOD beat Kirsty GRANT (SW2529) representing Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers by 53 seconds recording 22:04 in the process. Jacqueline MCLEW, (VW40-44) of Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers placed third in a time of 22:15. In today’s Age Graded

competition, Neil RENAULT recorded a performance of 83.59% Ricky Sutherland In the points competition John CONNOR has a lead of 186 points over second placed Ian DEVOY. Margaret GEBBIE leads Lorna BIRRELL by 488 in the ladies competition. This week there were 15 first timers. 14 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since the Strathclyde started to 883. In this time, 982 runners from 59 different clubs have completed the race 2883 times covering a distance of 14415 kilometers. The male course record is held by Rex BANNER who ran 14:51 on 31/07/10, event #17. The female equivalent is held by Kerry LANG who ran 17:51 on 19/06/10, event #11.

Run Age Age Pos Athlete Sex Time Grading Category 1 Neil RENAULT M 15:26 83.59% SM25-29 2 Dave ADAMS M 18:02 72.74% SM30-34 3 Allan CAMERON M 18:20 73.36% SM35-39 4 Tom STEELE M 18:37 72.25% SM35-39 5 Joe CHAMBERS M 18:47 70.19% SM35-39 6 Gordon CURRAN M 19:17 69.75% SM35-39 7 Gareth THOMSON M 19:41 66.64% SM30-34 8 Keith REDPATH M 19:55 78.49% VM55-59 9 Anthony QUINN M 19:57 76.36% VM50-54 Scott 75.98% AndersonVM50-54 10 John BERRY M 20:03

Club Name Comments Edinburgh AC 1st run Hamilton Harriers Unattached 1st run Hamilton Harriers 1st run Unattached Strathclyde Fire Brigade 1st run Unattached Unattached New PB by 28 secs Xania Harriers Hamilton Harriers

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