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Hello again and welcome to the latest edition of The HUB. Keeping with tradition, I would like to thank you for picking up your copy. Regular readers of my column will know that I like to keep you up to speed with what we have been doing here at HUB HQ both on a business level and of course our editorial activities. On a business front, in my view, it is a really exciting time for us. The business has been running for over a year now and by all accounts we are delighted with the progress. If you consider that we started the business from a standing start we have come an exceptionally long way. The Wishaw HUB is continuing to grow and the response we have had so far has been nothing but positive.

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We have been on the recruitment drive again and have taken on 2 new members of staff. Jacqueline Timoney comes into our design department to enhance the team and assist with the workload and Steven Sefton joins us in our sales department. Steven was previously employed with another Lanarkshire publication and brings with him a wealth of experience.

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So, what have been up to in putting this copy together? Well, there was the balloon launch at the new Bothwell Primary school, where all of the kids had a balloon given to them which they released. St Andrews Hospice had the official opening of their newly refurbished Uddingston store. Real Radio’s Robin Galloway did the ribbon cutting! We were invited to a British Menu session at BUPAs Highgate Care Home where three chefs cooked a course each for a panel of judges. Bothwell Childminding group celebrated their birthday and kind hearted kids at Hamilton College raised money for St Andrews Hospice. The results from this year’s beautiful Scotland were announced with Uddingston, Bothwell and Viewpark all being recognised for their hard work. We have been following local junior sides Thorniewood and Bellshill and you can catch up on their highs and lows in our sports section. Finally, thank you for your continued support.

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world record for the biggest ever Zumba class was smashed at the new Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility on Sunday 3 October. 836 people danced their way to the record books at the weekend, breaking the previous record, thought to be held by Dalhousie University in Canada by almost 300 participants. Zumba is a dance craze sweeping the world and is a cross between aerobics and Latin dance. It fuses hypnotic rhythms and easy to follow moves, creating a one-ofa-kind fitness programme in a fun, high energy environment. Melanie Menzies, Health & Fitness Manager with North Lanarkshire Leisure, organised the event, she said: “It was such a great atmosphere, the whole place was absolutely buzzing. We think the previous record is 575 people so we’ve taken it to a whole new level.” Blane Dodds, Chief Executive of North Lanarkshire Leisure, added: “The Zumba event was spectacular. We’re thrilled and delighted to have marked the opening of this fabulous new facility by breaking a world record. I’d like to thank everyone who turned up for making it such a great success. “We’re now hoping to break the

world record for the biggest fitness class ever.” The Zumba event had two independent adjudicators in attendance and now awaits official verification from the Guinness Book of Records to confirm that the Zumba world record has been broken. The £32m new sports facility opened to the public on Thursday 30 September when Scotland national men’s and women’s football coaches Craig Levein and Anna Signuel kicked off a 24 hour charity football match. Almost 160 teams took part in the competition with all proceeds going to the St Andrew’s hospice. Chair of North Lanarkshire Leisure, Jim Logue said “It is great to see physical activity and human endeavour return to Ravenscraig once again and it is hoped that the new facility will play it’s part in turning out future champions for sport in Scotland and encourage more people to be more active, more often and it certainly has got off to a cracking start”. Based on the site of the former steelworks, the sports complex will serve the local community and provide a training ground for competitive athletes. It boasts an indoor full-sized football pitch with spectator seating, a full-sized outdoor

third generation surface and six outdoor floodlit five-a-side pitches. Athletics facilities are a major part of the complex with a six lane 135m running track, throw and jump areas and a strength and conditioning area. Also on offer is a multi sports hall with nine badminton courts, a huge fitness gym with top range equipment, dance studios, a sports injury clinic and office facilities. The series of first class events at Ravenscraig continues during the October School holidays on Thursday 14th October with the ‘Get Involved in the Games’ family fun day sports and arts event taking place from 1-5pm. This event which is being supported by both North and South Lanarkshire Councils and Leisure Trusts and Event Scotland as part of the Active Nation; A Games Legacy for Scotland programme and will celebrate the handover of the flag in Delhi to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games team. Everyone is welcome to attend what will be a fantastic afternoon programme of events to mark this historic flag handover occasion. For more info about the new Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, visit www.nlleisure.co.uk or call 01236 437756.

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nternational Walk to School Month takes place in October and gives children, parents, carers, schools and communities an opportunity to be part of a global event that celebrates the health, safety, social and environmental benefits of walking. In 2009, millions of walkers from around the world walked to school together for various reasons – all hoping to create communities with safer places to walk. International Walk to School Month helps pupils discover how easy it is to reach the recommended daily 60 minutes of moderate physical activity. Some people may see this as a challenge, but by simply walking to school or parking the car further away from the school and walking the remainder of the journey, people can incorporate some physical exercise into their

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Business Manager (Roads Strategy and Safety), North Lanarkshire Council, said: “The Council continues to promote various different initiatives to try to encourage more children to travel to school by more sustainable means. Taking part in Walk to School Month is one great way for children to get healthier without perhaps realising it, have more time to talk with their friends who are walking along with them, whilst helping to develop an enhanced road sense that can be with them all of their lives. I would therefore encourage as many people as possible to take part, particularly if you maybe haven’t done so before”.

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entral Scotland MSP Alex Neil has written to the Chief Executive of NHS Lanarkshire, Tim Davidson, to congratulate his staff on recent figures. Mr Neil, the Scottish Government Minister for Housing & Communities, welcomed news that NHS waiting times for cancer sufferers have been reduced across the NHS Lanarkshire area. Mr Neil highlighted figures showing that 96.3% of cancer patients were treated within 62 days of GP referral surpassing the target of ensuring that 95% of all patients referred by a GP with a suspicion of cancer to receive treatment within 62 days. He was particularly impressed that the Board has surpassed

an ambitious new target ahead of time, with 98.9% of patients being treated within 31 days of seeing a consultant, compared to the target of 95%. The MSP has also offered his congratulations to Mr Davidson following the publication of impressive hospital acquired infections (HAI) figures. They show that incidents of MRSA have fallen to just three reported cases in the last quarter, a drop of 91% since 2007. Incidents of c.difficile have also fallen, with 57 cases reported in the last quarter, compared to 226 in the first quarter of 2007. Hospital Acquired Infections are now at their lowest ever level across Scotland. Mr Neil said: “I am delighted

with both the cancer waiting times and the hospital acquired infection figures. “They clearly demonstrate the hard work from NHS Lanarkshire staff and the Scottish Government investment in health care is paying dividends. “I have written to Tim Davidson to pass on my thanks and congratulations on these figures and I hope he will feed this through to his staff. NHS staff deserve to be recognised for their hard work and achievement. NHS Lanarkshire staff have achieved fantastic results recently and I hope that can be maintained and improved as we continue to fight cancer and the likes of MRSA.”


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UPAs Highgate Care home in Viewpark hosted the first Cooking Competition between their local Care Homes. The chefs from Highgate, Hattonlea and Kirknowe Care Homes battled it out in the kitchen in a competition that mirrored that of the Great British Menu. The three chefs participated in the competition with them cooking a different course each. Kirknowe tasked with the starter, Hattonlea with the main course, leaving Highgate with the dessert. In true competition style, a panel of judges were selected

ranging from residents and their family, invitees from the social work department and Alan Hannah from Belt Up in Uddingston (who provided the trophy). In a fierce contest, the judges voted that Kirknowe was the winner and BUPAs regional manager, Karen Austen was on hand to present the winner with their trophy. She told The HUB; “The standard was very high and I am pleased that the judges enjoyed the food. Our chefs worked very hard for this competition and we hope to be able to do this again.”

BALLOON LAUNCH AT BOTHWELL PRIMARY T o mark the opening of the new Bothwell Primary School, the school’s PTA organised for over 360 yellow and blue balloons in the school colours. Each pupil was given a balloon with their name and contact details on it with the balloon found furthest away winning a prize which will be presented at their annual Harvest Fest on Friday 8th October.

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First jumper Brian McCann safely completes his jump

ocal Hotel Capo’s in Viewpark hosted a special Bungee Jump last week in aid of raising funds for charity. The event put together by the family who own Capo’s was in aid of raising money for the Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children. The family have had many dealings with the hospital in the past as their daughter Hanna (17) was admitted to the hospital for a life changing spine operation when she was just 14 years of age. The bungee jump was a way for everyone to raise some money for the hospital whilst at the same time experience the ‘adrenaline junkie’ sport. Brave bungee jumpers were hoisted 200ft above the ground and then ‘encouraged’ to jump! Brian McCann from Viewpark was the first jumper on the day and told The HUB; “It was horrific and I won’t ever do that again!” When asked about what was said at the top, he replied; “The guy told me to fold my arms, close my eyes and fall out!” His partner in crime, Iain Johnston also from Viewpark

was next to jump and he said; “That was murder! It was very scary indeed.” The pair managed to raise over £420 for the hospital as a result of their bravery. Theresa McCondichie; owner of Capo’s told The HUB; “We were delighted with the response. We managed to get quite a few jumpers to take part on the day. It is all for a good cause.”

Brian looking nervous before his bungee

The PTA would like to thank Ian Ferguson from Kelvinside Electronics Ltd and Maureen Anderson from B Braun International who kindly donated the balloons to the school for the event. PTA member Susanne Morrison told The HUB; “I would like to thank everyone who helped in the preparation for today and we are all looking forward to seeing just how far the balloons are found.”


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Children’s Book Launch

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anarkshire writer Lee Mackie is set to launch her first children’s novel entitled ‘The Trail of Knick Knack Knock’. The book, which is the first in a series, follows the lead character, Cassie Cleghorn, through her roller coaster journey. Poor Cassie who is an orphan embarks on a journey to assist and help her friend. Whilst travelling through monster infested islands and battling voodoo monkeys, Cassie discovers that she may in fact not be an orphan after all. Lee’s novel has been picked up by a New York Boutique publisher and is currently available to purchase on Amazon. For years, Lee had been struggling with dyslexia and it had prevented her from writing her book. A keen passion for writing, coupled with determination has seen Lee complete a lifelong passion to publish her own novel. She started a creative writing course at Strathclyde University to develop her writing skills and that is where the idea for the book started. She said; “As part of the creative writing course we had to produce a new piece every week. I was rushing about trying to think of something when the first chapter of the book just came to me.” Lee moved out to live in the sunnier climate of Majorca when she met Holly Jansen. Holly was an American living there also

Lee proudly showing off her novel who read some of Lee’s work and could see the potential in her writing, encouraging her to finish the book. Lee says; “Meeting Holly gave me the self belief that my material was good enough. It boosted my confidence to finish the book.” Upon her return to Lanarkshire, Lee embarked on getting her book published and now has to write the follow ups

in the trilogy. Lee told The HUB; “I now know that dyslexia need not hold me back, nothing needs to hold you back. If you believe in what you are doing you can achieve what you set out to do.” An official launch for the children’s book is being held at Chatelherault House on 30th October 2010 between 13:3016:30.

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Above: Pamela practising at Bothwell Castle | Top: Pamela in action Pamela also managed to secure her first Great Britain and Ireland cap in last year’s Vagliano Trophy match against the Continent of Europe. She is in entering her final year at Glasgow University on her Business Management course and is looking forward to spending the summer next year dedicated to her golf. “I want to get my university course completed and in the

bag” she said, “From there, I can concentrate on my golf with a view to turning pro at the end of 2011.” Currently, her father carries her bag at her tournaments and Pamela says that he has been very supportive and helpful, giving her inspiration to play to the best of her abilities. Jim Callaghan, General Manager at Bothwell Castle

Golf Club told The HUB; “We are very proud and delighted to have Pamela as a member here at Bothwell Castle. Everyone wishes her every success in the future.” Pamela has also become an honorary member at Bothwell in light of her success. With a Pro Career looming, everyone at The HUB would like to wish Pamela all the very best in the future.

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ocal based Bothwell Childminding Group celebrated their 5th birthday last week by hosting a special party. The party was arranged for everyone connected with

the group to come along and share in their success. There were party games and the compulsory birthday cake. Lorna Carlyle, Childminding Development Officer for the Scottish Childminding

Association said; “Great to see the children have got somewhere that meets their needs. The group here works hard to ensure that they have a variety of activities each week.”


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College Junior’s Raise Over £1800

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The former J7 Pupils at local Hamilton College have been on the fundraising trail, all in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice.

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ver 50 pupils participated in the Hospice’s ‘Wear Yellow Walk’ earlier this year and managed to raise the fantastic sum of £1,830 for the charity. Donna MacLellan, School Liaison Officer for St Andrew’s Hospice attended Hamilton College this week to collect the cheque and thank the pupils for excellent achievement and for their hard work in doing so. Talking to The HUB she said; “St. Andrew’s Hospice

would like to thank the pupils and staff at Hamilton College for taking part in our Wear Yellow Walk in June this year and for raising the fantastic amount of £1,830 in sponsorship.” She continued; “St. Andrew’s Hospice provides vital care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and each week, the Hospice has to raise approximately £44,000 to maintain these services. The money raised by Hamilton College will help St. Andrew’s Hospice tremendously.”

Top: Donna McLellan, collecting the cheque for £1830 at Hamilton College Left: J7 Pupils during their ‘Wear Yellow Walk’ at Strathclyde Country park

New Look Hospice Store

Real Radio’s Robin Galloway cutting the ribbon to officially open the St. Andrew’s Hospice store

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local Charity Shop in Uddingston was unveiled last week after its new facelift. The St Andrew’s Hospice store on Main Street was officially opened by Real Radio presenter Robin Galloway. St Andrew’s hospice is a charity that most people in the county are familiar with and receives much needed support. At St Andrew's Hospice, they provide specialist palliative care services - the total care of patients with progressive disease and limited prognosis. To make the opening special, many locals turned out to show their support and enjoyed the refreshments on offer. Robin told The HUB; “I was more than happy to open the new shop and to show my support for a worthwhile charity.” St Andrew’s Hospice requires in excess of £40,000 per week to keep its operations going and the hospice is always looking for donations of good quality clothing, furniture or bric-abrac which can be sold in the shops. Irene Viola, Area Manager, told The HUB; “We are delighted to be able to open the new bigger shop here in Uddingston. I would like to thank everyone for their support particularly the local businesses and the local community.” Robin with Area Manager Irene Viola


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It’s Official - Viewpark is Blooming Beautiful! B

oys and Girls of all ages turned out recently to help plant bulbs down at Viewpark Glen. Working with North Lanarkshire Council and the Viewpark Conservation Group, the children helped to plant the bulbs. The Glen is a great area for wildlife and the boys and girls who were there planting wildflowers aim to make it even better.

BIRTHDAY WISH HELPS CASH FOR KIDS H

amilton College S2 student Brendan Howard, 13 from Motherwell, recently asked if he could have a birthday party for his 13th birthday in September but instead of receiving gifts asked friends to donate what they would normally spend on gifts to Cash for Kids. He invited all the children in his year at the College who were more than happy to attend. Brendan explained, “I felt sorry for kids who didn’t have much at Christmas so when my birthday came close I realised I didn’t need much and thought it a good idea to help lots of kids less fortunate than me.”

Brendan’s generous gesture raised over £3000.00 for Cash for Kids. His mother organised the party in Hamilton Racecourse and booked Clyde 1 comedian Des McLean and Radio Presenter George Bowie to entertain Brendan’s guests. Family and friends joined in the birthday celebrations bringing along their donation at Brendan’s request. Mum Donna said, “It was a very selfless thing for a thirteen year old to do and we are all so proud of him.” Brendan will be interviewed by Clyde 1 and Cash for Kids in November to help kick start the schools challenge for the charity.

The plants like the Foxglove and Primrose were purchased by the Viewpark Conservation Group and will be in bloom next year in time for the judging of Beautiful Scotland. Senior Countryside Ranger Helen Boyle said; “It is obvious how much work has gone on behind the scenes to make this day possible. The Conservation Group raised enough

money for 600 plants which will enhance the area for biodiversity in the years to come. The response has been tremendous, from grandchildren through to the grandparents, the local people have turnout to volunteer there time for the benefit of everyone in Viewpark. Congratulations and well done to everyone involved.”


10 Computer Corner

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by Sam Walker, Scotcomputers

Summary: Deleting programs can be as simple as removing files which won’t have much impact on performance. Occasionally, though, it’s nowhere near that simple.

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If I delete certain programs (that I seldom, or don’t use) off of my computer, will that help my computer run faster?

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Maybe. Strictly speaking the answer is actually “probably not”, however when you uninstall a program you often do much more than just remove it - and that “much more” can, sometimes, have some pretty significant performance benefits. It all depends on the program you’re uninstalling.

Strictly Speaking In its purest sense, uninstalling a program really just removing all the files associated with that program, removing shortcuts from the start menu and the like, and perhaps updating or removing registry settings associated with the program. Aside from freeing up some disk space, none of that will really gain you anything significant in terms of your computer’s overall speed. “Running less software means the software that does run can run faster.” So in that sense, no, uninstalling programs won’t speed up your computer. On The Other Hand It’s running programs that affect your computer’s speed the most. And many programs as part of being installed also install small programs that run constantly. If, after installing a program you find that there’s a new icon in your task bar’s notification area, then it’s pretty likely that this is the case - particularly if that notification icon comes back after you reboot your machine. Now, most of those programs are small, it’s true. However, so many programs install so many of these little “applets”, that it can not only be simply annoying as all get-out, but they can add up to have a serious impact on your machine’s

start up time as well as ongoing performance. If you uninstall those programs, and if as part of that uninstall process they remove these little autostart programs as well, then yes, absolutely: uninstalling this software will improve your performance. How much we can’t say, since it depends on so many other factors on your machine, but there should be an improvement. Running less software means the software that does run can run faster. But Wait! There’s More! Another source of system slowdowns has less to do with the quantity of software running on your machine as much as what that software is trying to do. A great case in point are some anti-malware and system security packages. Occasionally, they can insert themselves into the system or into the data path of other programs (such as email or web browsers) in ways that on some systems can cause a serious performance issue. As you might imagine, once you determine that they’re the cause of a problem uninstalling those programs can help a lot. However, before you do that we need to make sure that you’re not left without malware protection. The proper thing to do is to have an alternative ready to install in its place. Since different tools work in different ways it’s not uncommon at all for one program to cause an issue, but another to have no problem at all. Sadly, it’s often just trial and error before we determine which of the many reputable programs works on your system with minimal impact. And naturally this isn’t limited to anti-malware tools. Quite often so-called “system enhancement” or tuning utilities operate in similar ways, and can cause more problems than they solve - performance impact isn’t an uncommon result. So while the “strictly speaking” bottom line is that no, uninstalling a program shouldn’t improve your performance, the practical reality is that uninstalling a program that has components constantly running or that inserts itself into your system in impactful ways can certainly improve performance. As I said a the beginning: it depends on the program.

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personal lives that we might do and they also enjoy some of the same things! This week, we caught up with the Fire Fighters at Bellshill to get the lowdown.

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RUNNING FOR HOSPICE

“BRIDON 10K ROAD RACE” R unners from across Lanarkshire and beyond gathered in great numbers for the annual St Andrew’s Hospice 10K Road Race in Strathclyde Park on Sunday 3rd of October. The field of nearly 550 runners was led home by German athlete Martin Holnburger with Angela MacKenzie, from Crieff being the first female to cross the finish line. Martin won the race in a time of 34.28, while Angela, who runs for Strathearn Harriers, ran 41.13 to be the first female finisher. Other star performances were produced by runners from Lanarkshire and across Scotland. The second male in the 20+ category was Gary Grieve from Carluke in a time of 35:15 with Mark Walsh from Dumbarton taking the third spot in a time of 35:21. Stephen Allen from Wishaw was the second finisher overall and the first male veteran home in 34.39. Jim Watters from Alexandria and Derek Govan from Hamilton were second and third veterans to cross the line in

times of 35.26 and 36.10. Lanark’s Clare Barr, who runs for Motherwell Athletics Club, finished two seconds clear of her nearest challenger to take first place in the female veteran category. Nicola Lindsay from Carluke produced a time of 44.13 to lift the top female junior prize. Cambuslang runners also excelled with Kirsty Grant the second female to cross the finishing line in a time of 44.14 and 15 year old Alastair producing one of the best performances of the day to finish in 7th place, out of 550 runners, to lift the top male junior trophy in a time of 36.30. Jason MacReady, representing race sponsor Bridon International, presented trophies to race and category winners. Katie Mulgrew (Mrs), Fundraising Director at St Andrew’s Hospice, thanked participants for helping the Hospice to raise vital funds for patient care.

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called forward@fifty, whose remit is raising awareness of opportunities and activities available for older people so that as many people as possible can enjoy their retirement. Among the events on offer were golf, curling, line dancing, arts and crafts, cycling, walking, gentle exercise, pilates, bowling, a variety of stalls, workshops and pampering sessions. All the activities are aimed at people who were aged 50 plus, retired, or about to retire.

The day started at 9am with the golf tournament getting underway, before the official opening by Older People’s Champion and South Lanarkshire Council Provost, Councillor Russell Clearie in Low Parks Museum. Various information stalls were offering information in the museum, with specific workshops looking at safety and security in the home. Provost Clearie said: “This was an excellent day full of fun

events with someone to suit everyone.” “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate International Older People’s Day than the delivery of the festival which provided such a vast array of opportunities, activities and information aimed at all retired people. “Congratulations to Seniors Together and forward@fifty for organising such an exciting programme and also to the band of volunteers who have helped to ensure there is so much variety.

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Police Update

Recent Police incidents in our area Wilful Fire-Raising And Theft Location: Bell Quadrant, Carfin, Motherwell Incident: Set Fire To Excavator Located On Site, Steal Diesel From Site And Steal Items From A Container On Site. Vandals have entered the building site on Bell Quadrant in Carfin and set fire to a large track excavator machine causing a huge amount of damage. The incident happened over night on Sunday 19th September and was discovered by workers in the morning. There was also a large amount of red diesel stolen and poured out over the entrance of the site during the incident. A further incident over night on Monday resulted in property and equipment being stolen from the storage container at the same location. There was a generator, Tools and light fixings taken which would have been hard to carry without some kind of vehicle. If anyone witnessed any person acting suspiciously or witnessed anyone carrying heavy equipment from the site on either of the two nights, then the Police would be grateful to hear from you. Theft Of A Motor Vehicle Location: Raeburn Walk, Bellshill Incident: Steal Car Keys From House And Thereafter Steal Fiat Punto Motor Vehicle A blue Y plate Fiat Punto was stolen after a sneak in theft to a house on Rayburn Walk around ten twenty on Thursday night. A male described as having a white T shirt on sneaked in through the unlocked door and stole the car keys from the house and then made off stealing the car. The car was driven on to Hattonrigg Rd and it collided with another vehicle, a ford Ka which was parked on the road way. The male was then seen to make off from the vehicle although made good his escape. Bellshill Police were contacted and attended the scene of the incident. The Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft and in particular anyone who may have witnessed the male with the white top on running from the scene of the accident.

Assault Tesco, North Road, Bellshill Incident: Assault Two Males By Punching And Head Butting Two 17 year old males were injured following an incident at Tesco around quarter to one on Saturday morning. The males were making there way to Tesco to get something to eat when they were confronted by another male near to the front entrance to the store. The male described as 18-19 years old, Approx 5’7�, slim, brown hair wearing a Rangers scarf around his neck drinking a bottle of Buckfast, shouted something to the boys and then approached them. He then proceeded to head butt both males and punched one of them about the face. This attack seems to have been unprovoked and the males who were assaulted had been on a night out enjoying the evening. The males did not require medical treatment although were shaken by the incident. Sneak in theft Location: ARGYLL PLACE, BELLSHILL Incident: Open unlocked door and steal from within. A property on Argyll Place in Bellshill was subject of a sneak in theft over night on Wednesday the 22nd in to Thursday 23rd Sep. There were various items of property taken from the house which included electrical goods. It was reported that a male was attending doors in the area on the Wednesday night in an attempt to gain business cleaning gutters and Bellshill Police are keen to speak with this male. In recent weeks Bellshill Police have issued warnings to members of the public in relation to sneak in thefts. There have been a number of thefts in the area and the Police are following lines of enquiry in an attempt to catch the individuals who are committing these. It must be stressed once again that there are people who randomly try doors during the course of the evenings and will enter your home to steal. They will steal all types of property including jewellery, purses and car keys. They will then make off in your vehicle which is a common way for a thief to make there get away.

Chief Inspector McPhail, Area Commander at Bellshill Police Office said: “We are committed to tracking down the thieves who are operating in this area and can assure the members of the community that we are doing everything possible to ensure all thefts are investigated thoroughly. I also have to ask for the assistance of the local people by contacting the Police as soon as they see anyone acting suspiciously in a street or local neighbourhood. In doing this you may prevent further vehicles and property being broken in to and help the Police catch the persons responsible�. It must be stressed that if you become victim of this type of crime that the insurance company who is dealing with the case will take in to consideration the security employed. If the home or vehicle was left insecure, this may cause some issue with a claim. Vandalism Location: Prego Take Away, Laburnum Road, Viewpark, Uddingston Incident: Damage Property By Painting On The Metal Shutters Vandals have painted on the roller shutters of Prago Take Away on Laburnum Rd in Viewpark by writing racist and sectarian abuse. The roller shutters have been targeted twice now with the vandalisms occurring over night on the 25th of September in to the 26th and again on the 1st October in to the 2nd. The take away has been targeted by local youths in the past and the occupants are now looking at new measures of security to assist in the ongoing problems. Viewpark Community Police Officers are dealing with the incident and are appealing for anyone in the local area who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and provide details. Road Accident Location: A752, Aitkenhead Rd, Viewpark, Uddingston Incident: Cause A Road Accident After Driving In An Erratic Manner. A White Ford Fiesta was forced of the road whilst travelling towards Viewpark on Aitkenhead Rd on Friday

afternoon. The incident happened around 14:30 at the bend near to the lay-by were the snack bar sits. The Fiesta, which is a new shape with a K plate private registration, was left badly damaged after spinning and colliding with a fence due to the actions of another driver. The driver of the other vehicle has not been traced due to making off after the incident which left two people within the Ford badly shaken. Bellshill Police are keen to trace the driver of the other vehicle which is a black Vauxhall Astra. The Police are appealing for witnesses following the accident and in particular anyone who may have witnessed the black Vauxhall Astra which made off. Open Lockfast Place With Intent To Steal Location: Car Park At Railway Station, Neilson Street, Bellshill Incident: Smash Passenger Door Window And Thereafter Enter Vehicle, Open Glove Compartment In An Attempt To Steal A black 58 plate Hyundai car was broken in to at the car park on Neilson St near to the railway station last Wednesday night. The incident happened between quarter to five and quarter to ten at night and the passenger side window was smashed. Nothing was taken from the vehicle although the person responsible may have been seen by passes by. Serious Assault Location: Ceder Drive, Viewpark Incident: Seriously Assault The Complainer By Use Of Glass Or Similar To His Severe Injury. A 28 year old male has been seriously injured after an assault in Viewpark on Sunday morning. The male appears to have been at a number of locations throughout the evening which include Burnhead St, Douglas Drive, Limetree Ave and Ceder Drive. The assault is alleged to have taken place at Cedar Drive around 2.30 in the morning and as a result the male was taken to Glasgow Sothern General with lacerations to the face.

Assault with intent to rob Location: Donnellys Newsagents, Main Street, Bellshill Incident: Attend the newsagents and present a knife and attempt to rob the shop keeper. A local shop keeper has been subjected to a harrowing attack at Donnelly’s newsagents on Main St, Bellshill. The 74 year old shop keeper was working

within the shop on Saturday afternoon around two fifteen when a male entered and presented a knife, threatening to injure him. The male is described as 35-40 years old, slim, 5ft 7-9� dark brown hair wearing a black Tammy hat, a black zipper jacket with fur trim, jeans and white trainers. The male then made off from the shop empty handed prior to the Police arriving.

MOTHERWELL AREA

A 28 year old female discovered her Louis Vuitton handbag containing I-phone and designer glasses had been stolen after leaving it unattended for a short time within Skoosh Nightclub, Muir Street, Motherwell in the early hours of Saturday 2 October. The following night 2 unconnected ladies discovered their possessions had been stolen whilst left unattended in Skoosh Nightclub. The first lady lost a Sony Ericsson phone which was stolen from her handbag and the second lost her Glitter Handbag containing a Samsung mobile. Police are urging revellers and party goers to be extra vigilant and to consider having a designated bag / drinks watcher when others go to the bathrooms or for a dance. Leaving your bag / drink with a trusted friend should ensure it is still safe when you come back. About 6.20pm on 29 September the shop, Saleem and Bari, Milton St, Motherwell was targeted by a male shoplifter approx 30 years old wearing a grey zipper hoodie and blue jeans who allegedly stole buckfast and cigarettes. CCTV footage is now being reviewed and a Police enquiry is underway. During the night of 27 September the premises of O’Nesti, Merry St, Motherwell were targeted by thieves who entered and stole small change from tills which are emptied each night causing almost £1000 of damage to the tills in the process.

About 8pm on 2 October an 18 year old man was assaulted by a second man who appeared under the influence of alcohol on Merry Street Motherwell near to Huplee Chinese Restaurant. The attacker was aged about 20 years and was wearing a

white tracksuit top at the time. During the night of 29 September the garage of a dwelling house on Potts Way Motherwell was targeted by thieves who made an unsuccessful attempt to break in. During the early hours of 3 October a red Citroen C1 was stolen from the owner’s driveway on Fife Drive Motherwell. The owner later discovered the key to the car had been stolen and used to remove the car without having to force entry to it. Police are completing door to door enquiry to try and gain any pieces of evidential value. About 1am on 28 September the Bullfrog, Shields Road, Motherwell was targeted by juvenile thieves who stole alcohol and a quantity of cash. The suspects caught on CCTV cameras were younger than 18 years old and Police are making attempts to identify them. At some point between 23 September and 28 September lead flashing was stolen from the roofs of two office buildings on Hamilton Road Motherwell. In a similar incident copper and lead was stripped from Bridge St Nursing Home, Bridge St, Wishaw between 27 and 29 September. The damage caused at each location is thought to be in excess of £2000 and the stolen scrap metal will only get a paltry penny at a scrap dealers. Strathclyde Police have noticed a recent trend develop recently, in theft of car modifications. Cars in the Motherwell area have had bumpers, spoilers and alloy wheels stolen in recent weeks. The most recent incident of this type being a spoiler theft from a Black Ford Fiesta parked in a car park in Flemington Industrial Park, Motherwell. The theft took place between 930 and 10.30 am on 28 September.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bellshill Police Office on 01698 202400, Motherwell Police Office on 01698 483000 or alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Beautiful Scotland T

he winners from this year’s Beautiful Scotland Awards were announced recently at a special ceremony in Glenrothes. Entrants had been previously judged by the officials from Beautiful Scotland back in August and had a painstaking wait to find out their fate. Bothwell were represented by environmental group

Brighter Bothwell, Uddingston Pride represented Uddingston whilst the Viewpark Conservation Group were flying the flag for Viewpark’s entry. It was celebrations all round as Uddingston were awarded a Gold award, Bothwell a Silver award and Viewpark a Bronze. The communities who

entered the competition were visited by trained volunteer judges who assess the work that has been done and awarded points accordingly. The Beautiful Scotland campaign contrary to some public opinion is not just for the green-fingered. The judging focuses on 3 main themes, namely Horticultural Achievement, Environmental

Bothwell - Silver

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iewpark were newcomers to the competition this year and by all accounts did exceptionally well for their first attempt. The judge’s comments have given Viewpark hope to aim for the silver award or better next year. Grace MacNeil from the Viewpark Conservation Group told The HUB; “We are all delighted to have achieved the bronze award. Given that it was our first time in the competition we are happy with the result.” She continued; “I would like to thank everyone who helped and supported us in the competition this year and we are looking forward to entering again next year.”

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ddingston Pride were delighted to achieve the Gold award and member Liz Wilson told The HUB; “We are delighted at our award for all the hard work by Uddingston Pride, the local Churches, North and South Lanarkshire Councils and also volunteers from the Village and from local businesses. At their award photo shoot, Sandy Robertson said; “The Gold Award was a magnificent achievement as the standard to be met was so high. He hoped that we would continue our efforts into 2011 when we will be representing Scotland in The Britain in Bloom Competition.” Alex Stephen, PR for Uddingston Pride said; “I would like to highlight that although most people are more aware of the impact of the floral displays the Award covers such diverse areas as Community involvement with schools and the elderly, street cleaning, dog-fouling, recycling by villagers and the Councils. It also includes our involvement with the Girl Guides, Cubs, Scouts and The Arts and Crafts also helps towards the achievement.”


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Your Stars...

Taurus 20 Apr - 20 May Uncertainty or confusion could be a cause of stress and concern so it’s probably best not to make any major commitments or agreements for the time being. If necessary ask for more time and try and get yourself in better shape so as to be in the right mind for the changes ahead.

Gemini 21 May - 21 Jun It looks like the distractions of your romantic and social life is making it difficult to focus on your work and the humdrum of daily life. Whether it’s because a certain someone has got you in a tizzy or simply because you just want the freedom to be yourself and do your thing, be careful with your finances.

Cancer 22 Jun - 22 Jul It may be difficult to contain some of the tension on the domestic front especially if you feel others are preventing you from getting on with things. Misunderstanding and confusion could make things worse and your usual good judgement may be clouded by emotion.

Leo 23 Jul - 22 Aug It looks like your desire to indulge your need for fun and freedom will have to be conducted in private or put on the backburner, while you continue your charm offensive, working hard to build bridges and demonstrate your qualities of leadership and dependability.

Virgo 23 Aug - 22 Sep You shouldn’t have much difficulty winning hearts and influencing people. It is likely that just a little effort on your part will work wonders so your personal resources and finances could start to be less of a cause for concern.

Libra 23 Sep - 23 Oct There is the strong possibility you may have to take the needs of others into account if you’re to prevent communication problems from undermining your attempts to move ahead and achieve your goals.

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Sagittarius 22 Nov - 21 Dec You could find yourself caught up in a tug-of-war in your attempts to make progress on the work front. Money could well be an issue but also the fact that you are probably not getting the help and support you need. If so then maybe you should take time out to reconsider your position, which probably wont be clarified until later in the month.

Capricorn 22 Dec - 19 Jan You could well feel torn between your work and the demands of your home and private life. You may have to finish up a number of important loose ends before you can move ahead. In fact, there is the strong possibility of communication problems and misunderstandings if you are not more patient, honest and crystal clear.

Aquarius 20 Jan - 18 Feb You may be having second thoughts about a romantic or creative project that appears to involve a greater commitment or more work than expected. It is also likely that an offer of support of a financial or personal nature may also have to be reassessed before you move forward in what could be a period of uncertainty and indecision, if you don’t keep things simple.

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! CELEBRITY EXCLUSIVE Seeing a certain celebrity in the news recently reminded me of a cracking incident from some years ago. The year was 2004. One Friday night I was at the cinema in Glasgow with my mate Spanner to see the appalling film “The Chronicles of Riddick”, an awful film which made even the most pointless and badly written movie look like “Citizen Kane”. The queue from the cinema was massive, and was actually out of the foyer and past the fire doors of the cinema. Suddenly, a BMW 4x4 with blacked out windows drew up next to the fire doors. 2 very large bouncers who wouldn’t have looked out of place in the WWE leapt out, forced a gap through the crowd, and then spoke into their walkie talkies. With that, the fire doors opened, and someone famous whom I didn’t quite recognise stepped out of the BMW 4x4 with a gorgeous young lady on his arm. “It’s Peter Andre!” yelled a female. With that all of the males in the queue started chanting abuse at him as he

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It looks like someone is not going to be taken for granted any longer. Problems and misunderstandings can no longer be used as an excuse.

Scorpio 24 Oct - 21 Nov A matter of a private financial or personal nature could well come unstuck at the last moment requiring you return to the drawing board and do a bit more homework and research. You may have to wait until the 23rd when the Sun enters Scorpio, your Sun sign, before you’ll be able to get things rolling again.

Pisces 19 Feb - 20 Mar

There is the real possibility of financial complications and misunderstandings especially with family and loved ones. If you’ve been depending on the help and support of others it might be a good idea to make a special effort to be clear about what you want and expect of others. This is especially so if you are planning a holiday break or a course of study where money is involved.

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disappeared with the young lady (who, for the record, wasn’t Jordan). The doors closed, and he was gone.

Andre was about to leave the building. This was a golden opportunity to noise up a celebrity.

Later as Spanner and I left the cinema, we discussed how rubbish the film had been, and if it was indeed Peter Andre that we had seen. Whilst we couldn’t agree as to whether or not it was him, we did agree that if we looked as short and effeminate as he did in real life that we too would want 2 big bouncers to escort us safely through

We sprinted to my nearby Fiat Punto, and drew up on the opposite side of the road to the BMW. Our plan was to wait until Peter Andre stepped out of the door, and yell “Hey you! You’re that dead famous Aussie singer. You’re Jason Donovan!” This would utterly baffle our celebrity friend, and allow us to perpetrate a more juvenile prank than usual. The driver of the BMW 4x4 clocked us, and looked quite worried at 2 dodgy guys in a car opposite him, poised to make their move. His mood was not lightened any when Spanner pulled on a balaclava which he’d bought to go paintballing. You know, the kind you’ll have seen worn on “Crimewatch UK”?

Glasgow. With that, the BMW 4x4 appeared at the fire doors again, and the doors opened- Peter

So the driver spoke into his walkie talkie, and sped off. I tried to swing a U-turn and get after him, but the Fiat Punto was not built for car chases, and so I lost him. This was maybe a good thing, as with hindsight the

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whole thing could have ended in a crash. I’m not sure my insurers would have paid out in a crash caused by me stalking a celebrity. But our adventure did not end there. I had to drop Spanner off at his flat, which at the time was next to One Devonshire Gardens. As we stopped in the lane behind One Devonshire Gardens to let him out, the BMW 4x4 appeared at the other end of the lane! I’m not sure what the driver must have thought after going to such lengths to avoid 2 dodgy guys in a Fiat Punto, only to find them waiting for him at his celebrity client’s house. What I did know was that we were now in over our heads, and it was time to get out of there or face a kicking off the WWE wrestlers in the BMW. We reversed out and speed, and went and hid for an hour. To this day, 3 crucial questions remain. Was it indeed Peter Andre? Who was the “Mysterious Girl” with him? And could I have been prosecuted for the whole escapade? What I know is this- it was the most exciting night out in Glasgow I’d ever had without consuming alcohol. THE MYSTERIOUS DRIVER A few weeks ago the editor of this very newspaper was using a car park when she saw a car accelerate into the car park, perform a handbrake turn, and skid sideways into a parking space. I know that parallel parking can be quite tricky, but this was ridiculous. I have since had reports of this mysterious driver performing this manouvere in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hamilton, and East Kilbride. One report even claimed the vehicle used was a driving instructor’s car with the learner driver sign on the roof. Therefore, Q’s Views is launching a campaign to catch this driver. If you know who the driver is, or have any information that would allow us to find him, please contact us in confidence. We are dying to know how he does it!

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Have you seen some dodgy parking this week? As always, we are on the prowl to find Lanarkshire’s dodgy parkers but we do need your help! Unfortunately, we cannot do this campaign on our own – so please send in your dodgy parking pictures to info@thehubpaper.com. Does one of your colleagues suffer from dodgyparkingitis? If so, take a picture of the evidence and send it to us! Don’t worry, all identities will be protected and vehicle registrations blanked out. This is all in the name of good fun, and in no way are we personally attacking any individual or group.

Dislikes: Loud Noises Police Alarms and Pedigree Chum To submit your pet please send a photo of your pet to info@thehubpapper.com or post your photo to Suite 17, Ellismuir House, Ellismuir Way, Uddingston G71 5PW with your name, your pets name, breed, age and his or her likes and dislikes.

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* although we will try, we cannot guarantee the return of any photos posted to us.

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Playgroup - Monday 12.30-2.30, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9.30 11.30. Monday & Friday 12.30 - 2.30 Mini Ninjas - For 4-6 year olds. Monday 6.15-6.45pm & Thursday 6.307pm Yamakai Sports Karate - Monday 6.45-8pm & Thursday 7-8pm. Contact Liam Coakley 07771 818184 Arts & Crafts - Tuesday 7-9pm & Wednesday 10am-Noon. Dru Yoga - Thursdays. For info call Kay Elder on 07717 054325. Quilting - Wednesday 1-3.30pm. Dance Connection - Wednesday & Staurday. For info call 0141 778 5559 French for children - Starts 26/08. Spanish for children starts 24/08. Tel Joanne on 07535016758. Flower Arranging - Every second Wednesday 7.30-9pm. Tae Kwon Do - Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm & Thursday 5.15 - 6.15pm. For info call Brian Locke on 01259 222810 Uddingston Pride - If you are interested in finding out more about the green fingered group who make Uddingston colourful during the summer, call Liz Wilson on 01698 814822 Al-Anon, - Family support & health group. Wed 7.45-9pm Baby Clinic - Monday 1-3pm.Zumba - come along dance and get fit fri.66.45pmComputer classes available please contact centre for details

L=6IHDC6INDJGAD86AA>7G6GN J99>C<HIDCA>7G6GN!*&7:AAH=>AAGD69!%&+.--&()(& Book Start Rhymetime - Tuesday 2-2.30pm. For 0-3 year olds. Come along for stories, songs and fun. Readers Group - Second Tuesday of the month 11am. Computer Classes - Wednesdays 9.30am - 12noon. First steps in IT. Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm First Step Web. Call 01698 813431 for info. 7DI=L:AAA>7G6GN!I=:9DC6A9>CHI>IJ:!B6>CHIG::I# %&+.--*(&*% Readers Group - First Thursday of the month. Please join us for a coffee and a chat. 7A6CING:A>7G6GN!8AN9:K>:LH=DEE>C<8:CIG:#%&+.- -'(-%Book Start Rhymetime - Thursday 2-2.30pm. For 0-3 year olds. Come along for stories, songs and fun. Readers Group - One Thursday per month. Please call for details. 8yrs and up.

7:AAH=>AA8JAIJG6A8:CIG:!?D=CHI#7:AAH=>AA#%&+.- ()+,,% Chatter Books - Tuesday (fortnightly) 16th February, 3.30 - 4.30pm. 8-12 year olds. Come along if you like reading and making new friends. 6CC:II:B689DCA9!H8=DDAD;96C8: Member BATD BB ST Ballet, Tap, Disco (Hip hop & street). Viewpark classes every Tuesday, Ages 3-8 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Motherwell classes every Thursday, Ages 3-8 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Ages 9 and upwards 6:00pm to 7:30pm. For any more information contact Ann : 01698 301605, Annette : 07759824488 or E-Mail Annette on weenet@hotmail.co.uk 69JAI7:<>CC:GH76AAGDDB$A6I>C6B:G>86C96C8: 8A6HH# Bothwell Parish Church Centre, Main Street, Bothwell.7.30pm on Monday evenings (Also St. Peter`s Hall Hamilton on Thursday and Friday evenings). For details contact Lorraine and Ian on 01698 458386, or email ianmckinnie112@tiscali.co.uk A69>:H9>CC:G:K:C>C<>C6>9D;7G:6HI86C8:G Three Course Meal, Guest Speakers & Raffle. John McKelvie & JoJo Sutherland. Friday 8th October 2010 Burnhead Bowling Club Viewpark. ÂŁ25 Per Ticket. We are currently looking for any donations for our raffle. Contact Joe Casey on 01698 817845, Cherry Place, Viewpark G71 5B2

IVccdX]h^YZB^cZgh$9VcX^c\7^c\d Dancing & Bingo on the 16th September 2010. 8pm - 9pm Dancing , 9pm - 10pm Bingo, 10pm till closing - Dancing. Contact James for information on: 01698 813556.

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I]Z@VgViZ@^YPG Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan.

Ok, now fans of the original beware, this is definitely a re-working more than a remake of the 1984 original. As I was a huge fan of the first movie, I decided it best that I bring along some younger sets of eyes in order to give a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fairerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; review. The setting this time is a little more exotic, the main star a little younger and the master a little lighter on his feet which did make it a little more believable. Set in China, a mum and her son move there in order to take up a new job, and the youngster, (Smith) soon finds himself on the wrong side of the local bullies. With the help of the local caretaker (Chan), he learns Kung Fu in order to take the bullies on at their own game in a Martial Arts tournament. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear from the movie that the young Smith clearly gets his dedication to the role from his superstar dad, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go far as a result. Whereas Jackie Chan, although in a more serious role this time, never fails to disappoint where high kicks and dramatic stunts are concerned. The film goes to great lengths to remind the viewer that this is kung fu, and not the lame attempt at karate to which Daniel San attempted, and leaves you wondering why they decided to keep karate in the title. Although not inspired by this as much as the first, and being 33 instead of 9 may be something to do with that, the younger eyes loved it and have not stopped trying to copy some of the moves seen in the movie, much to the detriment of my back fence! Three Stars.

IdnHidgn( U Tom Hanks, Tim Allen The conclusion to the trilogy is nothing short of an absolute treat. I feel almost guilty trying to think of one reason why anyone, young or old, should not go and see this movie. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same layout as the previous two. A misunderstanding leads to a daring rescue attempt with hijinks aplenty. There is however, more to this movie than just plain slapstick. Now, no-one does sentimentality better than the Americans, lets face it. And in this movie thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucket loads of it. From growing up and moving on, to retirement, friendship and kindred spirits, it has the lot. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder that this has become the highest grossing animated movie of all time. It will have you reminiscing of your own childhood, and wishing you had kept all your own toys to pass on. (Unless your mum threw your subbuteo out, and gave all your Star Wars figures to your wee cousin when you went to Uni!) A lot of you may have already seen it, but for those who have not, be quick, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big screen movie for sure, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait on the DVD! Oh and for those who were sitting near me, I had something in my eye! Five Stars.


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Lose Up to A Stone TRAINING PLAN T For Christmas! B

elieve it or not, the festive season is fast approaching and here at the HUB we want you to look fabulous for Christmas. So, in a brand new feature, we have teamed up with Personal Fitness Guru Carolyn Murray to bring you a special fitness and well being programme that you can follow each issue to help you lose a stone in weight before Christmas. The idea is simple – all you have to do is cut out the diary planner and follow the diet and exercise programme and you too can lose weight before Christmas. To try and help you along the way, if you want to send in your before pictures (which we will publish right now) and of course your after pictures (we will publish these for you after your weight loss). Not only that, our Creative Director will be following the plan at the same time so you can keep track with her progress.

his training plan is designed for maximum fat loss in minimum time. By targeting the major muscle groups and performing large muscle movements we achieve jaw dropping body sculpting results. By incorporating the muscles of your core in each of these moves, you remove the need to perform endless abs moves at the end of your session. The techniques below will strengthen and condition the muscles of your stomach, waist and back, whittling your middle faster than any amount of crunches.

CHEST PRESS ON BALL

– works chest, s, and bum

arms, core muscles, leg

SQUATS AGAINST WAL

bum, hips, calves and

L – works thighs, core muscles

PULLOVER ON BENCH

arms and core muscles

– works chest, back,

LUNGES – works thighs, bum, hips, calves and core muscles PLANK – challenging core exercise. Also strengthens arms and shoulders.

SHOULDER PRESS ON

targets shoulders and co

SWISS BALL –

re muscles

DIPS – works upper back , upper arms and core muscles STEP UPS – works legs, bum, hips, calves and core muscles

Do you have a diet or fitness related question you’d like to ask Carolyn over the next six issues? Email info@the hubpaper.com and have you question answered here.

DROP A DRESS SIZE IN 6 WEEKS

This diet is designed for maximum energy and fat loss. Over the course of the day you will eat a perfect balance of appetite suppressing protein, wholesome energising carbohydrates and essential fats. This will keep your blood sugar levels steady and wipe out sugar cravings as energy is ‘drip fed’ into your system over an extended period of time.

7 Day Diet Plan

Follow this plan for 2 weeks Monday

Tuesday

Breakfast – 35g large flake porridge oats made with semi-skimmed milk and topped with a handful of fresh blueberries

Breakfast – 45g serving of All Bran with semiskimmed milk topped with sliced strawberries

Snack – a palmful of mixed unsalted nuts and dried fruit. Measure this into a small Tupperware dish for accurate portion control – eating this from a bag is a recipe for disaster! Lunch – large salad with a small tin of tuna, one sliced hard-boiled egg, spinach, tomato, cucumber, sliced peppers, beetroot and 1 grated carrot. Dress with balsamic vinegar and a little extra light mayo or salad cream. One piece of fruit of your choice to follow.

Wednesday

Snack – apple Lunch – wholemeal pitta bread filled with lean ham, spinach, sliced tomato and a tablespoon of reduced fat hoummus Snack – 2 nairns oat biscuits – ginger, chocolate or mixed berry flavour Dinner – ‘Chinese style’ marinated turkey steak of approx 150g served with half a pack of stir fried vegetables and a block of wholemeal noodles. Stir in 3 tablespoons of Blue Dragon ‘sweet soy and roasted red chilli’ sauce

Breakfast – 2 slices of ‘Burgen’ soya and linseed bread, toasted and topped with peanut butter (a level tablespoon is more than enough for both slices) Snack – Tesco ‘light choices’ date and walnut cake slice Lunch – medium sized baked potato with a ‘snap pot’ of baked beans and a large side salad. Snack – pot of shape ‘zero’ yoghurt Dinner – Innocent Veg pot: Mexican Sweet Potato Chilli. Serve with a side portion of steamed asparagus

Snack – 2 finger kit-kat, any flavour Dinner – oven baked salmon fillet with lemon juice and dill serve with a selection of roasted vegetables and a medium sized baked sweet potato

Thursday Breakfast – home-made muesli made with 2 tablespoons of large flake oats, 1 tablespoon of All Bran and a handful of mixed nuts and dried fruit. Serve with a pot of low fat yoghurt. Snack - banana Lunch – half a carton of fresh Lentil soup. Serve with 2 sunflower seed ryvita topped with reduced fat hoummus Snack – 2 finger kit-kat Dinner – Oven baked chicken breast stuffed with low fat soft cheese, a slice of lean ham and a squirt of tomato puree. Serve with 4 tablespoons of Tesco wholegrain roasted vegetable couscous and a bag of steamfresh vegetables of your choice.

Why not call Carolyn for your own personal workout and diet plan?

07816 599 382

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Saturday

Sunday

Breakfast – 30g porridge made with semi-skimmed milk and topped with blueberries Snack – apple

Breakfast - 40g serving of All Bran with semiskimmed milk and sliced strawberries

Breakfast - two poached eggs and a grilled tomato served on one slice of Burgen toast

Lunch – Italian style tuna and bean salad made with a small tin of tuna, 3 tablespoons of beans (from a mixed tin) fresh spinach leaves, cucumber, tomatoes and sliced red pepper. Add 2 tablespoons of Kraft reduced fat Italian style dressing or another low fat dressing of your choice.

Snack - banana Lunch - 2-egg omelette with sliced mushrooms and onion. Serve with a large side salad and 2 sunflower seed ryvita spread with low fat soft cheese.

Snack – portion of grapes (10-15)

Snack – Tesco ‘light choices’ date and walnut cake slice (or other sweet treat of 100 calories or less) Dinner - Prawn fajitas (serves 2) made with a pack of King prawns, a sachet of ‘Discovery’ fajita seasoning, onions, peppers and mushrooms as directed. Serve with unlimited salad, a little reduced fat cheese and one soft wholemeal tortilla.

Snack – pot of shape ‘zero’ yoghurt Dinner - grilled chicken breast cooked with extra mushrooms, onions and peppers in 1/3 jar of Reggae Reggae sauce. Serve with 4 tablespoons of Uncle Ben’s Express wholegrain rice

Lunch – wholemeal pitta filled with home-made spicy chicken using chopped chicken breast, extra light mayo and curry spices. Serve with salad Snack – white chocolate ‘shape delight’ dessert Dinner – one ‘youngs’ cod steak in parsley sauce served with ½ a tray of Tesco ‘carrot and parsnip mash’ and a bag of steamfresh vegetables.


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Full description: Future Build Developments are delighted to offer this fabulous new build development of four apartments to the open market, located in Tinto Drive, West End Carnwath. The development offers two, 1 bedroom flats and two, 2 bedroom flats with en-suite facilities. An ideal first time buy or buy to let property with modern finish throughout, off street parking to the front, electric wet central heating systems and secure entry system to the building. An ideal opportunity to get your foot on the property ladder, walk in condition, quiet semi rural location, a must see property. Location The property is located in the village of West End, Carnwath , South Lanarkshire. Here you’ll find all the amenities and recreational facili-

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• OPEN HOUSE VIEWINGS • SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER • 12- 2pm

Our sellers of the featured properties below extend an invitation to all potential buyers to attend an OPEN HOUSE VIEWING on Saturday 16th October between 12 - 2pm. For more information please call 01698 539 990. Offers in Excess of £135,000

Langside Road, Bothwell

Old Bigger Road, Airdrie

• Top Floor Apartment

Offers in Excess of £280,000

• CAMPSIE VIEW

• Two Bedrooms

COTTAGE

• Well Proportioned Rooms

• Detached Family Cottage

• Excellent Bothwell

• Two Public Rooms

Location

• Five Bedrooms

• Off-road Parking

• Two Bathrooms

• Viewing Highly Recommended

• Two En-Suites • Scenic Views • Quiet Location • Viewing Highly Recommended

Offers in Excess of £195,000

Scalloway Road, Cambuslang

Larch Court, Cambuslang

Offers in Excess of £169,995

• Modern Detached

• Four Double Bedrooms

• Four Bedrooms

• Master En Suite

• Open Plan Lounge Dining

• Downstairs WC

• Downstairs W.C.

• Utility Room

• Utlity Room

• Garage

• Master En-Suite

• Driveway

• Driveway

• Gardens

• Garage • Very Private Gardens • Viewing Highly Recommended

Offers in Excess of £82,500

Mayberry Place, Blantyre

Fixed Price £200,000

Greenoakhill Gate, Uddingston

• Top Floor Flat

• Home Report Valuation

• Two Double Bedrooms

215K

• Traditional Property

• Luxury Bellway Villa

• Excellent Room Sizes

• Four Bedrooms

• Superb Sized Kitchen

• Utility

• Parking

• Downstairs W.C.

• Communal Grounds

• Master En-Suite

• Viewing Highly Recommended

• Family Bathroom • Driveway And Garage • Viewing Highly Recommended

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• Top Floor Flat • Two Double Bedrooms • Traditional Property • Excellent Room Sizes • Superb Sized Kitchen • Parking• Communal Grounds • Viewing Highly Recommended

Buy To Let/ First Time Buy •Excellent Investment Opportunity •3 Double Bedrooms •Off Street Parking

O/E £89,995

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• Top Floor Apartment • Stunning Views • Two Bedrooms • Modern Design And Finish • Open Plan Lounge Dining •Security Entrance •Viewing Highly Recommended

O/E £76,995

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• Delightful End Terrace • Two Bedrooms • Conservatory • Stunning Kitchen • Modern Bathroom • Excellent Garden Space • Viewing Highly Recommended

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• Lower Cottage Flat • One Bedroom • Excellent First Time Buy • Attractive Buyto-Let • Quiet Location •Viewing Highly Recommended

Ground Floor Cottage Flat • Three Bedrooms • Lounge • Kitchen • Excellent Garden Grounds • Viewing Highly Recommended

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MORTGAGE ADVICE? M y name is Marc McLaughlin and I am your local Estate Agent for the Uddingston and Bothwell area. The Your Move McLaughlin team deal with residential Sales, Lettings & Mortgages. So, if you are thinking about buying, selling, renting or mortgage advice look no further as we would be delighted to help in any way we can. Don’t let your next mortgage be a DIY disaster. We have an ever increasing number of people who are contacting us for help in solving problems with mortgages or remortgages. It’s understandable why many people think that finding a mortgage is comparatively easy with price often being the only thing that matters to them. Many are often swayed by the apparent attractiveness of special deals offered by high street banks and building societies or the implied ‘ease’ of using, so called, ‘specialist’ internet sites. Unfortunately by taking these routes many borrowers are significantly reducing the likelihood of finding the most suitable mortgage for their individual needs and budget. And, along the way, they may face unexpected costs - for example high fees or the often pricey lender’s insurance. They may also find, for example when using internet sites, that they don’t have a single point of contact to raise any concerns them may have and don’t receive the ongoing support that can prove invaluable particularly when first getting a mortgage or when a mortgage deal comes to an end. Like many DIY projects many people will feel confident they are doing the right thing only to find, further down the line, that it’s not all going to plan and that they have to call in the experts to sort them out. It’s the same with mortgages. We’ve heard of people who have literally been left on their own to deal with all the paperwork and correspond in depth with solicitors and lenders. Due to their inexperience, delays are often caused; confusion reigns and some even face the prospect of losing a much-wanted property as a result. Increasingly we are being called upon to sort out the problems. The solution, we believe, is to gain the advice of a qualified mortgage adviser from the outset - who is regulated by the Financial Services Authority and is not ‘tied’ to one particular lender. Not only have they

access to a wide range of products - many of which are from the high street lenders but they have the expertise and knowledge to liaise with lender, estate agents, and solicitors to ensure a mortgage application is progressed effectively and promptly. The evidence is clearly there and we’re simply urging borrowers to think twice about who to gain mortgage advice from. ‘Doing it yourself’ often seems appealing but, unless you know what you are doing, leave it to the experts to ensure the job gets done properly. If you are interested to find out how Your Move may be able to help you in finding a mortgage or remortgage, why not contact your local branch here in Uddingston to find out about our award winning mortgage and remortgage advice service (**). For mortgage advice our initial consultation is free, but there will be a mortgage application fee. The precise amount will depend upon your circumstances and will not exceed £399. A minimum fee of £299 applies. (*) AMI Report - The Value of Mortgage Advice - May 2008 (**) Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2008 (Financial Services - Gold Award) THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE SECURING OTHER DEBTS AGAINST YOUR HOME. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE. As always, feel free to contact me direct on marc.mclaughlin@your-move.co.uk.

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hen it comes to sporty coupe’s, there is always one name that pops immediately into everyone’s mind – The AUDI TT. When it first arrived back in 1999, it created a storm as it was new, dynamic yet above all, the TT was different! So, it is no surprise really that over 10 years has passed and the TT is still as strong as ever and is one of AUDIs consistent sellers. In this week’s Motoring HUB, we have a look at the 2011 model TT 2.0TFSI Quattro S Line S Tronic. Performance There are a few turbo petrol engines to select from ranging from the 1.8-litre 160bhp, 211bhp 2.0litre, the 272bhp 2.0 TTS and the 340bhp five-cylinder TT RS. You even have a diesel –with 170bhp. It's strong, smooth, revs freely and delivers brisk performance, yet still returns over 50mpg. All engines have six-speed manual gearboxes as standard and most are available with an excellent S tronic six-speed semi-auto 'box. Handling/Drive For its class, in our opinion, you won't find another coupe that gives you a better time at this money – ok the new Peugeot RCZ looks great but is nowhere near as good to drive. The steering is highly responsive, reminds very much like the mini cooper s, thanks to the excellent grip. Body control is impressively tight, too, but you still get a comfortable ride. Opt for the S Line trim and it firms up the suspension which

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Audi TT - as strong as ever... does make the ride stiffer. You can have it in a two wheel drive variant whilst the other versions all get four-wheel drive as standard, In all, with the TT it offers the best of both worlds. – If you prefer to drive it gently it will be a steady refined performer; drive it hard and you'll unleash a rasping exhaust note tear up your tyres in the process of doing so! Toys The TT's sharp styling is enhanced by alloy wheels, and standard luxuries include climate control, remote central locking and Alcantara and leather upholstery. Now, the TT comes with LED daytime lights that you will see feature on many AUDIs. You'll also find electric

windows and mirrors, plus folding rear seats to extend the boot space. S line versions add lowered sports suspension and a whole array of aesthetic goodies. You can if you wish select from a host of toys from the options list such as Sat Nav with Tv, Bluetooth phone prep, Tyre pres-

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Fuel Price Round Up Unleaded Shell – Bellshill – 111.9 Sainsbury – Hamilton – 111.9 Jet – Coatbridge – 111.9 Highest – 112.9

Diesel Sainsbury – Hamilton – 114.9 sure monitoring and hill assist – all of which add to the cost of what is already a pricey car! Running Costs Given the strong demand for the TT, if you shop around you can certainly save some money on your new purchase. The resale values are pretty decent too which makes it a reasonable proposition. Given the discounts available, the TT is also a relatively cheap contract hire proposition. Running costs are reasonable, with the 2.0-litre diesel car returning supermini-like fuel economy, but if you make the most of the performance in the faster versions, you'll run up hefty bills for fuel and tyres. How Practical? In short, the TT is really a car for two (in the front). There's loads of head-, shoulder- and legroom but there's not much space for odds and ends in

the cabin. The boot is well-shaped, if rather shallow, but the 50/50 split rear seats fold flat to boost practicality. The tiny rear seats are virtually un-useable for sitting on but can be used for storage. In all, the TT is great at what it is – a sleek, stylish coupe. It is pitching right into that market and is not claiming to be anything but that. If you need space in the rear and want the same fun then perhaps look at the S3 as it has the added benefit of the rear seats. Stats: COST: Around £31,000 ENGINE: 2.0 4 cyl Turbo POWER: 211BHP TORQUE: 350NM 0-62: 5.6 Seconds TOP SPEED: 150MPH ECONOMY: Combined 39.2mpg CO2: 169g/km

Tesco – Bellshill – 115.9 Shell – Bellshill – 115.9 Eco Diesel – Hamilton – 0.90 Highest – 124.9 LPG Morrisons – Hamilton – 59.9 Morrisons – Glasgow Fort – 59.9

Junior Football

Hamilton Academical Ladies Hamilton 3 Spartans 2

Hamilton faced Spartans who are two places above them in the league and defeated them 7-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. Hamilton were out for revenge for that defeat. Hamilton were now in the ascendManager Kevin Murphy said after the ancy and attacking almost constantly. match, “What a change in performFrom one of these attacks Hamilton ance in the second half from our first won a corner, Grant took the set half showing. We were a lot more self piece and played the ball low across assured, confident and willing to take the six yard box where it was flicked the game to the opposition. We had a on by McDonald to Sarah Crilly who few players coming in today making bundled the ball home from close their debuts and I was pleased with range to bring the scores level. how they equipped themselves”. The well deserved winner arrived in Hamilton started this game with a the 75th minute when a long ball out few new players brought in to replace of defence by Jen King found Susan the long term injuries within the Fairlie who outstripped the Spartans squad. Playing in a more convendefence to finish well and put Hamtional 4-4-2 they started the game ilton 3-2 up. well and were putting pressure on A similar move only minutes later saw the Spartans goal without creating Fairlie race through again only to be any concrete chances. thwarted by the Spartans keeper hanHamilton’s Achilles heel came back dling the ball outside the area. The to haunt them on 10 minutes when a resultant red card for Jo Hutcheson straightforward free kick into the box made the final 10 minutes easier than was allowed to bounce through to it might have been. In the end HamilSpartans striker Di Barry who fired ton ran out comfortable winners. the ball high into the net to put the Manager Murphy summed up the away team one up. performance “We must apply our Hamilton regrouped after this and second half performance to the had the ball in the net twice but both games we have remaining. We times the referee disallowed them showed for 45 minutes how good for an infringement. this team can be and now it’s up Right on half time a good move down to the players to have that belief in the right by Spartans caught the themselves”. home defence on the turn, the ball Hamilton’s next match is at away was played into the back post and to Dundee Utd on Sunday 17th of an unmarked Sarah Ewens volleyed October. home to give her team a two nil lead at half time. Hamilton made a change at half time Scottish Womens bringing on Nicky Grant for Kim Keys Premier League to try and recover from the two goal deficit. This move galvanized the TEAM PLD PTS team to greater effort almost imGlasgow City 17 49 mediately. A great ball inside the fullCeltic 16 46 back from Cheryl McCulloch found Spartans 18 36 Ashley McDonald racing into the box Hibernian 16 34 her low cross was blocked and fell to Hamilton 18 31 the feet of Helen Templeton who fired Rangers 18 28 high over the bar. Forfar 17 25 This move was repeated on 50 Inverness 17 20 minutes when Grant played the ball Boroughmuir 16 11 through to McDonald and this time instead of crossing she fired the ball Dundee United 16 7 low into the corner to bring the home Aberdeen 17 5 team back into the match. Kilmarnock 16 3

SW Scottish Cup Rangers 2 Hamilton 1

Hamilton made the short journey into Glasgow to take on Rangers for a place in the semi finals of this season’s Scottish Cup. After having beaten Rangers 3-1 in their recent league encounter Hamilton were hopeful of completing the double over them. Manager Kevin Murphy, said after the match, “Today’s result is a bitter disappointment to all at the club. We paid the price for a poor first 45 minutes and paid the ultimate penalty by losing the game. Everyone is distraught at the moment including myself as it was a fantastic opportunity to progress into the Semi finals.” Hamilton crashed to defeat against Rangers after a game that they were in control of finally ran away from them when defensive lapses again cost them this match. score, the game turned in Rangers faIt took Hamilton almost 20 minutes vour on 65 minutes, a speculative long to get a foothold in this game with a range effort from Jayne Sommerville young Rangers team moving the ball squirmed through the hands of Lee well without really putting any great Alexander in the Hamilton goal. pressure on he Hamilton back line. Hamilton then changed their formation The first real chance of the match fell from the mis-firing 4-5-1 to the more to Susan Fairlie who fired high over attacking 4-4-2 and at last began to from just inside the box. make some chances. The best of these Hamilton came into the game more fell to Sam McManus and Fairlie only after this and managed to create a to see Lucy Cook in the Ranger’s goal couple of good opportunities, the first a pull off two great saves. great run and cross from Fairlie which Alexander also weighed in with two Nicky Grant just failed to convert and a good saves as Hamilton threw everywell worked freekick that the Rangers one forward trying to get that second just managed to clear. goal and Rangers were trying to catch Just before the half time whistle Hamthem on the break. Right on the final ilton were hit with a sucker punch after whistle Hamilton almost grabbed the a period of Rangers pressure including equaliser when a clearance from a the ball being cleared off the line, corner fell to the feet of Helen TempleRangers were awarded a penalty when ton who saw her shot clip the bar and Lana Clelland was brought down in with that chance went Hamiton’s hope the box. The same player took the penof progressing. alty and put the home team one up. Manager Murphy said “We must pick The second half was only 5 minutes ourselves up and prepare for the visit old when Hamilton were awarded a of Spartans who will give us a real penalty of their own when Fairlie was test. We have 5 games remaining in brought down, Lynsey Hogg slotted the league and I will find out a lot out home the equaliser from the spot. about all my players from now and util The game ebbed and flowed after this the end of the season”. with both sides having chances to

...and the rest Divisional Team Hamilton divisional team recovered from last week’s disappointing local derby defeat to East Kilbride with an outstanding 16-0 win against Oban Saints. Right from the first whistle Hamilton took the game to Oban and took the lead within a minute with a goal from U17 striker Nicky McLachlan. Oban fought hard throughout the game but couldn’t contend with the pace of youngsters McLachlan and O’Neill upfront. Hamilton goalscorers on the day were McLachlan 7, O’Neill 3, Grehan 2, McLaren 2, Burns 1, and Brodie 1. Under 17’s Drumchapel 1 Hamilton 7 Hamilton continued their good form with another fantastic display. A super McLachlan corner found McAvoy who bulleted home a terrific header. However a sloppily conceded free kick meant Hamilton were brought back to level when Drumchapel fired home an unstoppable effort. However Hamilton’s response was swift and clinical and good work from Brannon allowed MacIntyre to fire home and put Hamilton in front. Hamilton appeared to step up a gear and goal of the match saw the Hamilton midfield string 6 or 7 passes culminating in a pinpoint cross from Brannon which McLachlan duly headed home. In the second half Hamilton made changes however it was still one way traffic and a fine solo run and looping cross field effort from McLachlan gave the Drumchapel keeper no chance. A quick throw in led to Hamilton’s fifth of the match as Bulloch scored a screamer of an effort from some 30 yards to cap off a fine performance from the captain. McAvoy again was clinical from another super McLachlan corner and it was déjà vu as again the two combined in similar style to give McAvoy her hat-trick and Hamilton’s seventh of the match. Best for Hamilton were Bulloch, McAvoy and Brannon. U17s next match is a 2pm kick off

Sunday at home v Glasgow Girls at Jock Stein Pitch Under 15’s Hearts 0 Hamilton 1 Hamilton secured a vital win as they kept up their charge for silverware and this was a huge step in that direction. Goalscorer Hannah Preston continued her fine run of form. Credit must go to the Hamilton defence who were fantastic on the day. Under 15’s Hamilton U15’s produced a fantastic performance to beat Dunfermline 4-2. This victory was even more special as the Hamilton girls played the first half with only 9 players until aided by 3 U13’s in the second half. Hamilton’s goals came from Hannah Preston 2 and 2 spectacular goals from player of the match Courtney McAvoy. Under 13’s Hamilton 10 Bonnybridge 1 Hamilton progressed to the Scottish Cup semi final with a fantastic team performance and a score line which reflects the quality of football on display. Bonnybridge took the lead from a free kick in the first 5 minutes and it took constant pressure from Hamilton for twenty minutes before they found the equalizer. Bonnybridge’s goalkeeper failed to clear the ball and striker Brown pounced and knocked the ball home. Hamilton took the lead just before the half time whistle when Baillie shot low passed the keeper. The tie was finely balanced at the break and manager Steven Robb reminded the girls that they still had work to do to finish the game off. Hamilton played quality football in the second half with accurate passing and ball control, using the full width of the pitch to move the ball from defence to attack. All this possession was converted to goals as Bonnybridge tired and Hamilton knocked in another eight to win the match comfortably. Goal scorers: Baillie 4, Brown 2, Johnstone 2, Clelland1 and Flynn 1. This game, from a Hamilton perspective, was the game of the season and a proud day to be an Hamilton player and supporter.


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Late Winner Stuns Neilston By Stuart Clelland

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Stephen Mullen goal deep into injury time secured a dramatic victory for Thorniewood at hostile Brig O’ Lea Stadium last week in one of a few matches being played due to the September break. Neilston boss Bob Crilly’s article in the Evening Times ensured for a fiery encounter as both sides battled for the win and browning points. It was the visiting Thorniewood who were first to threaten after 9 minutes when a shot by Mullen came off the underside of the bar. Home keeper Sexton then pulled off a wonder save to block the follow up effort Chris Faulds. Neilston’s Sheilds had an opportunity in 20 minutes when taking advantage of some hesitancy in the ‘Wood’ defence but pulled his shot wide after finding himself in a good position. Moments later the home team won a corner after another high ball caused ‘wood problems and was cleared by Stephen Low. United keeper Stephen Mather did well blocking Shields well struck shot which looked certain for goal. Neilston’s Bonner was then allowed to

drift in from the left to send a 25 yard effort narrowly wide as the home side searched for the opener. Thorniewood responded to the chances by the home side after 25 minutes but could not take advantage after a tempting Mullen cross fired across the face of goal finding no takers. Mullen had carved his way into the box on the right hand side after being released by a fine pass from Ryan Miller. A heroic double clearance on the line by Low kept ‘Wood’ level as Neilston should have gone ahead after 35 minutes. ‘Wood quickly retaliated a minute later when a well struck 30 yard free kick from Brian Wharton fizzed inches past the far post with Sexton beaten. Into the second period and it was the home side who started the better of the two sides and they took lead after 4 minutes when Thorniewood failed to clear a corner from the right. Mather was helpless as the ball was lashed past him by Hobbs. The big keeper became provider three minutes later when his long kick out caused uncertainty in the Neilston defence, allowing an in form

Neilston 2 Thorniewood 3

Mullen the chance to drill the ball past the advancing Sexton for the equaliser. You certainly would not have bet against him missing! Neilston came close after 61 minutes firing just wide before regaining the lead 4 minutes later when a Cameron cross from the right was slotted home by Hobbs. Moments later Hobbs who had been in fine form during the match had a chance of a hat trick but failed to beat Mather who produced a fine block which undoubtedly kept ‘Wood’ in the game. Moments later, Mather was called into action again but produced another good save. The home side were reduced to 10 men shortly thereafter with Hobbs receiving a second yellow for simulation. His dive was worthy of a gold medal at the commonwealth games it was that good. Despite his blatant dive, Hobbs protested his innocence but the official was having none of it and sent

him marching for an early bath. Sensing that Neilston were shaken by the sending off, Thorniewood starting throwing men forward in search of that equalizer and were rewarded two minutes later when Darren Miller drilled home from the edge of the area. Sensing victory was a distinct possibility, Thorniewood with their never say die attitude went on the offensive and ‘wood were sensationally rewarded deep into stoppage time when Mighty Mullen slammed the

Johnstone Burgh 0 Thorniewood United 1 By Stuart Clelland It was business as usual for Thorniewood last weekend as they moved seven points clear at the top of the table. ‘Wood walked away with all three points thanks to a 9th minute Chris Faulds penalty. The spot kick was awarded after the home sides number 4 deflected a Neil Newman header onto the post with his arm – and was given his marching orders for an early bath by the official. Ironically, it was Johnstone themselves who had a strong claim for a penalty after15 mins but the referee deemed John Crawley had managed to get a touch on the ball first. 'Wood' then began to take control in a scrappy, not easy on the eye affair. A dangerous cross by Crawley on the wing was knocked

behind for a corner after 20 minutes with the resultant Martin Devlin corner finding no takers after being headed back across the face of goal by Stephen Mullen. 'Burgh' had the ball in the net in 26 minutes but was was correctly ruled out for offside as the home side had strayed ‘off’ at the back post. Devlin found Mullen with a pass after 29 minutes but the striker found his effort being blocked for a corner. United again threatened in 35 minutes when a Devlin corner was flicked on by Faulds for Mullen to wildly blast over. Thorniewood should have increased their lead in 42 minutes in undoubtedly the game’s best chance, Faulds somehow managed to steer his six yard effort wide of the

action in 55 minutes getting down well to deal with a low cross in a rare Burgh attack. Thorniewood produced the play of the day on the hour when a sweeping move the length of the pitch ended when Mullen’s strike was deflected behind. It was almost disaster for 'Wood' in 62 minutes when a Brian Wharton free kick 30 yards out broke off the Johnstone wall setting up a counter attack but Mather saved the day with an important save. Andy Stewart darting run forward in 65 minutes set up Devlin who sliding effort went disappointingly wide as 'Wood' searched for the killer second. Overall, the match was a scrappy encounter but Manager Fallon would be able to take away another 3 points in the bank as his side continues to set the benchmark in the division.

far post after an inch perfect cross on the left from Crawley. Into the second period and it was the visiting Thorniewood who were out the blocks the quickest with a superb turn and cross from Mullen being headed narrowly wide by Devlin as the Viewpark side set about extending their lead. Johnstone came close in 52 minutes when their right back drifted inside before firing a 25 yard shot narrowly past Stephen Mather's far post. Wood's response was immediate and in the next attack Faulds was unlucky when he rounded the keeper and from a tight angle fired a shot across goal with no ‘wood players being able to capitalize on the open goal. Wood keeper Mather was called into

RESULTS Stagecoach West of Scotland League Super League First Division Clydebank F.C. 2 v 0 Whitletts Victoria F.C. Bellshill Athletic F.C. 3 v 6 Glenafton Athletic F.C. Shotts Bon Accord F.C. 2 v 1 Renfrew F.C.

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

W 4 4 4 3 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 0

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

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

F 15 8 14 17 16 7 6 11 6 9 13 11 8 5

A GD Pts 9 6 14 3 5 14 10 4 12 6 11 10 12 4 9 7 0 9 7 -1 9 18 -7 9 4 2 8 11 -2 7 10 3 6 18 -7 4 11 -3 3 20 -15 0

Stagecoach West of Scotland League Central District First Div Glasgow Perthshire F.C. Greenock Juniors F.C. Johnstone Burgh F.C. Neilston Juniors F.C.

0 1 0 0

v v v v

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

0 0 1 5

W 6 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0

Dunipace F.C. Cambuslang Rangers F.C. Thorniewood United F.C. Kilsyth Rangers F.C.

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

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

F 16 13 14 7 12 8 9 12 6 4 4 10 4

A 7 8 10 4 12 12 8 10 7 8 6 15 12

GD Pts 9 18 5 11 4 10 3 9 0 9 -4 9 1 8 2 7 -1 7 -4 5 -2 3 -5 3 -8 1

ball home leaving the home keep with no chance after some good play by Chris Queen on the wing. If truth be told, Thorniewood were lucky to walk away with all three points but the performance did highlight that the team has desire and drive to play for each other. It showed that even against all odds you would be

foolish to write them off in this current form.

™™ Hockey™™ Uddingston Ladies 3 Ardrossan Ladies 5

Uddingston Ladies played Ardrossan Ladies in the West District Cup on Saturday and lost in a hard fought game by 5 goals to 3. It was the home side Uddingston who were dominant from the pass back but the away team scored from a quick counter attack. Uddingston quickly leveled the score with a goal from Kate Loudon, but the home team were down 2 - 1 at half time. Ardrossan scored again just after the start of the second half which then lead to a quick succession of goals from this higher division team. Although Uddingston were down by four goals, they fought very hard to turn it around and the momentum stayed in their favor for the rest of the match. Katie Devlin scored two amazing goals to give Uddingston a chance. Unfortunately time ran out for this brave, battered and bruised home team.

Stagecoach West of Scotland League Central District First Div Neilston Juniors F.C. 2 v 3 Thorniewood United F.C.

Central District Second Div Pos Team Pld W D 1 Yoker Athletic F.C. 5 4 1 2 Carluke Rovers F.C. 5 4 0 3 Royal Albert F.C. 5 3 1 4 Lesmahagow Juniors F.C. 5 3 0 5 Larkhall Thistle F.C. 5 3 0 6 St. Roch’s F.C. 6 3 0 7 Stonehouse Violet F.C. 6 2 1 8 Wishaw Juniors F.C. 5 2 0 9 Benburb F.C. 5 1 2 10 Newmains United F.C. 6 1 2 11 Forth Wanderers F.C. 6 1 2 12 Maryhill F.C. 5 0 1

L 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 4

F 16 13 7 14 11 12 13 9 6 9 8 1

A GD Pts 4 12 13 7 6 12 3 4 10 7 7 9 8 3 9 12 0 9 13 0 7 10 -1 6 10 -4 5 16 -7 5 15 -7 5 14 -13 1

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES: Stagecoach West of Scotland League Super League First Division Saturday 9th October 2010 Bellshill Athletic F.C. v Renfrew F.C. Annbank United F.C. v Shotts Bon Accord F.C. Glenafton Athletic F.C. v Whitletts Victoria F.C. Vale of Clyde F.C. v Clydebank F.C. Hurlford United F.C. v Girvan F.C.

14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00

Stagecoach West of Scotland League Central District First Div Vale of Leven F.C. v Glasgow Perthshire F.C. Port Glasgow F.C.v Thorniewood United F.C. Shettleston F.C. v Cambuslang Rangers F.C. Dunipace F.C. v Greenock Juniors F.C. Kilsyth Rangers F.C. v Johnstone Burgh F.C. Neilston Juniors F.C. v Blantyre Victoria F.C.

14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00

New Coin Automatices West of Scotland Cup Round 1 Saturday 16th October 2010 Darvel Juniors F.C. v Thorniewood United F.C.

14:00

Wishaw Juniors F.C. v Ardeer Thistle F.C.

14:00

Dalry Thistle F.C. v Blantyre Victoria F.C.

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Above and Right: Bellshill Fans. Left: Thorniewood Fans

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™™Running™™ Strathclyde PARKRUN Event 26

Villagers Overrun by Table Topping Lenzie Uddingston Rugby Club suffered their first set back of the season on Saturday when they were outplayed by table topping Lenzie. The 41-5 scoreline was unfortunately a fair reflection of a poor afternoon for Uddingston and puts early pressure on their targets for this season. On a warm sunny day the conditions were ideal for running rugby however the Villagers suffered a double upset before kick-off, losing 2 of their starting XV during the warm-up. With the squad shuffled it was not surprising that it was the home side that started the strongest. A penalty within seconds of kick-off was missed, but it only took 4 minutes for Lenzie to open their account, crossing in the corner for the try. The successful conversion took the score to 7-0 and 6 minutes later a repeat move saw the second try of the afternoon. This time the conversion fell short, putting

the home side 12-0 ahead. The Villagers only scoring opportunity of the opening quarter was a penalty which they failed to convert. Uddingston’s injury woes were compounded on the half hour when stand off Gordon Burns was the man injured, forcing further changes in the Villager’s line up. Again Lenzie took advantage of Uddingston’s misfortune, securing their 3rd try following poor handling by the Villagers. Another missed conversion kept the score at 17-0. With half time approaching the home side secured the 4 try bonus point. Having crossed the line they were brought back for a foot in touch however stole the Villager’s lineout and drove over in the corner. Another poor kick took the score at the break to 22-0. The second half brought more of the same for Uddingston. With 10 minutes of the half played Lenzie had added a further 2

converted tries stretching their advantage to 36-0, with Uddingston failing to cope with the pace and running of the home side. With the hour mark approaching, the Villagers were rewarded for their only real period of pressure when Stuart Beresford drove over from the base of the scrum. The conversion was off target bringing the score to 36-5. Lenzie stormed back from the restart and nearly scored, however they were kept out by some strong tackling for the Villagers. As the game entered the closing quarter Uddingston lifted themselves and put together their best period of the match however it was not enough to hold out a rampant Lenzie side who added their 7th try of the afternoon to close the match 41-5 winners. This result knocks the Villagers back to 7th in the table, however last weeks postponed fixture leaves them with a game in hand which could realistically see them sit 3rd.

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second try of the afternoon. Kinnoch made it 3 from 3 with the conversion giving the Villagers a 21-0 advantage. Uddingston closed the first half the stronger but were unable to add to the score. The only clear winner during the second half was the weather, as both sides struggled to control the wet ball with neither able to dominate. Millbrae enjoyed some periods of pressure during the second half, coming close on a couple of occasions only to lose the ball at the crucial moments. First it was Irvine who stole the ball from the ruck allowing Belmore to kick to touch, and 5 minutes later it was Belmore who dislodged the ball from the driving maul and quickly turned defence into attack as backs and forwards combined to take the ball into the Millbrae 22, the attack only being stopped when the referee blew for a forward pass. Despite a lot of effort from both sides the scoreboard remained untroubled during the second period, the match finishing 21-0 to the Villagers.

CROSSWORD ANSWERS

Millbrae came back at the Villagers and it was strong defending which kept them away from the try line. Pushing back into the Millbrae half Uddingston’s front row took a number of scrums against the head, allowing them to drive the ball towards the Millbrae try line. As the visiting full back tried to clear the ball Neil Hearty was quick enough to charge down the kick and first to react to gather the ball and dive over for the try. Kinnoch again slotted the conversion taking the Villagers to 14-0. Uddingston continued to pressure the Millbrae defence and as the clock pushed past the half hour mark they were rewarded with their 3rd try of the afternoon. Awarded a penalty for offside the Villagers chose to kick but Kinnoch pushed the attempt wide of the posts. As Millbrae looked to clear they took the ball back over their own try line, conceding a 5 metre scrum. With the Uddingston pack dominating the scrummage the ball was secured and after some slick passing by the backs Chris King burst through for his

SUDOKU ANSWERS

Uddingston Rugby Club progressed to the 2nd Round of this year’s Scottish Rugby Regional Bowl when they saw off Millbrae 21-0 in Saturday’s 1st round encounter at Bothwell Castle Policies. In contrast to previous weeks the weather was wet and the pitch soft, leading to a game dominated by handling errors and missed opportunities. That being said, the Villagers recorded their first clean sheet of the season, and given their ongoing injury crisis were happy with the outcome. The Villagers got the opening try after 15 minutes. A break from John Kinnoch took Uddingston into the Millbrae half. With the visiting defence penalised for offside the Villagers kicked to the corner. Securing their own lineout the ball was moved quickly to the backs where Chris King cut through on the angle to leave the Millbrae defence flatfooted and helpless as he crashed over at the posts. Kinnoch’s conversion was on target opening up a 7-0 lead for the Villagers.

The first lady across the line today was a wheelchair athlete. Please note that we are unable to consider wheelchair athlete times for the course record. In his 1st appearance, Stephen MATHEWS (SM25-29) of East Kilbride AAC won for the 1st time in a time of 17:16. John SHARP (SM30-34) representing Unattached took second by 53 seconds recording 18:09. Daniel Stuart GRAHAM, (JM15-19) of Law & District AAC placed third in a time of 18:29. In her 1st appearance, Roisin MCSHEA (JW14) of Clydesdale Harriers won in a time of 20:33 for the 1st time. Roisin MCSHEA beat Jane WATERHOUSE (VW55-59) representing Central AC by 2 seconds recording 20:35 in the process. Perri MCCLUSKEY, (JW14) of Kirkintilloch Olympians placed

third in a time of 23:42. In today’s Age Graded competition, Jane WATERHOUSE recorded a performance of 90.04% In the points competition John CONNOR has a lead of 130 points over second placed Leonard MILES. Margaret GEBBIE leads Michaela HAY by 403 in the ladies competition. This week there were 59 first timers. 20 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since the Strathclyde started to 824. In this time, 914 runners from 59 different clubs have completed the race 2599 times covering a distance of 12995 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.

TOP 10 RUNNERS Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Athlete Sex Time Stephen Mathews M 17:16 John Sharp M 18:09 Daniel Stuart Graham M 18:29 Alastair John Maclachlan M 18:39 Colette Martin F 18:52 George Arbuckle M 18:57 Jamie Mccarte M 19:12 Jim Buick M 19:16 Iain Mennie M 19:26 Paul Houston M 19:32

Grading 74.71% 72.27% 74.12% 79.71% &Nbsp 70.45% 67.19% 74.13% 75.30% 70.90%

Category Sm25-29 Sm30-34 Jm15-19 Vm50-54 Wwc Sm35-39 Sm25-29 Vm45-49 Vm45-49 Vm40-44

Club Name East Kilbride Unattached Law & District Bellahouston Red Star Ampthill & Flitwick Unattached Unattached Unattached Law & District

Comments 1st Run 1st Run 1st Run 1st Run Wheelchair Athlete 1st Run 1st Run 1st Run 1st Run

Hamilton Harriers 5k Monthly Handicap Results Pos.

Points

Name

1

10

Peter Middleton (PB!)

24 mins 48 secs

Time

2

9

Alan Muir

21 mins 16 secs

3

8

Terry Grady (PB!)

20 mins 11 secs

4

7

Cheryl McNulty (PB!)

24 mins 05 secs

5

6

David Hay

21 mins 22 secs

6

5

Michael Brawley

17 mins 42 secs

7

4

Davie Dawson

20 mins 15 secs

8

3

Andy McLinden

18 mins 50 secs

9

2

Helen Whyte

24 mins 45 secs

10

1

Tom Steel

18 mins 50 secs

11

1

Lindsay Moffat

32 mins 27 secs

12

1

Neil Robbins

32 mins 27 secs

13

1

Frances Clarke

32 mins 47 secs

14

1

Julie Rankin

26 mins 22 secs

15

1

Veronica O’Neill

33 mins 00 secs

16

1

Grant McKenna

32 mins 28 secs

17

1

Alan

32 mins 28 secs


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Bellshill Athletic 3 Glenafton 6 By George Mills

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espite the awful weather, Bellshill got this vital home match against rivals Glenafton off to an ideal start with a brilliant goal after one minute. The visitors had literally no time to think when they conceded a corner in the ‘Hills first attack. From the corner, Livingstone fired a 20 yard screamer high into the net. Fortunes looked good for Bellshill with the perfect start and could have easily gone further ahead with Livingstone and Cavanagh having decent efforts saved by The Glens Keeper as Bellshill sought to increase their advantage. Coakley and McInnes passed up decent chances as The Glens pushed forward, and their efforts were rewarded in the 15th minute when the unmarked Greenlee’s headed the ball beyond Calder following a corner from the right. Glen’s Striker Wilson had the ball in the net in the 22nd minute but Referee rose over-ruled the Linesman and disallowed the ‘goal’. This setback did not deter the men from Ayrshire who scored twice in two minutes to silence the

home support. In the 27th minute McKenzie beat Casey to gather a throw in then beat McVittie before finding the net from 10 yards. Sixty seconds later McInnes got on the end of a Kane cut back to leave Calder helpless with a powerful drive from close range. It was now one way traffic as the over worked Bellshill defence struggled to keep the visitors at bay. Keeper Calder made several good stops but was helpless when Glen’s stopper Greenlees headed a free kick from the left high into the net. At the break, strong words would have been given by the coaching staff given the first half performance. Whatever was said must have worked as Bellshill started the second half with a goal straight from the kick off. Crozier picked out the unmarked Brady who chipped the ball over the advancing Keeper to reduce the deficit. The joy was short lived by Bellshill as literally one minute later the glen’s restored their three goal

lead. McVittie needlessly fouled McInnes and from the resultant free kick Greenlee’s headed the ball beyond Calder. Encouraged all the way from the sideline, Bellshill kept the momentum going desperately trying to find their way back into this crucial match. And after a period of some sustained pressure managed to pull one back when McKenna beat Semple from 20 yards. McKenna hit the bar and Semple pushed a Cavanagh header round the post but it was the rampant visitors who got the next goal when McInnes netted from close range to ensure all three points headed to Ayrshire. Bellshill have the quality to find their way back out of this league, however they need to stop conceding reckless goals and start working as a unit. Bellshill Athletic: Calder, McGhee, McVittie, Casey, Malloy (Selfkirk) Brady, (Flynn), Crozier, Livingstone, Cavannagh, McKenna (Hall), Slack Unused Subs: Donnelly (G.K), McKenzie, Dolan, Connelly

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