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campaign to prevent accidents involving children and window blinds was launched last week at Wishaw General Hospital with the support of the family of a toddler who died after becoming tangled in a blind cord. The campaign run by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in Scotland (RoSPA) see’s them team up with Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, North Lanarkshire Council and the Safer Homes project to run a pilot scheme, funded by the Scottish Government, which fundamentally aims to prevent the deaths of any more young children in blind cord accidents. Showing support for the campaign are Mr & Mrs McLaughlin from Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, who tragically lost their 2 year old daughter Muireann in an accident involving a blind cord back in 2008. Fergus Ewing MSP, the Minister for Community Safety is also backing the campaign. Mr Ewing gave the opening address to launch the campaign in front of local and national media and said; “it was a sad fact that many people were unaware of the dangers to children from free-hanging blind cords.” He continued; “It is therefore imperative that we do what we can to raise awareness

of the dangers and help prevent other families from facing the kind of anguish experienced by Muireann’s parents. By telling people, especially parents, about the risks they can decide what they need to do to reduce those risks to their children.” RoSPA in Scotland says it hears about one or two children dying after becoming tangled in blind cords each year, and believes there are many more near misses. The pilot project will run for 6 months and will involve the distribution of safety leaflets and cleats, around which blind cords can be tied, to families with young children across North Lanarkshire. In another approach at raising awareness, members of Home Safety Scotland will distribute leaflets highlighting the danger that looped blind cords pose to children. Angus and Kate McLaughlin said: “Muireann was a delightful, beautiful child and her death has caused utter devastation to our lives. We do not want what happened to us to happen to anyone else and strongly urge people to remove the kind of blinds with cords and replace with non-corded products.” Jennifer Henderson, RoSPA Scotland’s home safety officer, said: “With blinds already fitted in so many homes, it’s important to raise awareness of the danger LANARKSHIRE’S LARGEST, OLDEST & THE BEST and how these accidents can be prevented. DRY CLEANERS SINCE 1987


Minister for Community Safety Fergus Ewing, with guests at the official launch of the Blind Cord Safety Campaign.

RoSPA is also continuing to work with the blind industry, government and standards bodies at a UK and European level to seek modifications to the design of blinds.” Robert Scott, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue’s area commander for North Lanarkshire, said: “Although fire safety is our prime concern, our firefighters are determined to reduce all kinds of risk in the home. Strathclyde Fire & Rescue totally supports the campaign to make window blind cords safer. If firefighters carrying out home fire safety visits discover dangerous cords they will give leaflets and advice

to householders about how the cords can be tucked out of children’s way.” David Roderick, North Lanarkshire Council trading standards manager said: “Our advice is simply to ensure that cords are always tied out of the way of children, which can be done by fitting a wall clamp. Children are naturally curious, which can lead them into danger around the home. A looped cord is an unnecessary risk, but one easily remedied.” He continued; “The danger for young children is that a loop that hangs at waist height for an adult could slip around the neck of a young child

if he or she trips. Or, if the loop is at floor level, it could become wrapped around the neck of a baby who is crawling. There have also been cases in which babies have been accidentally strangled by cords hanging into their cots. The advice, off the back of this campaign, that is being given by RoSPA to people buying new blinds to look for a design that doesn’t have cords or chains. More importantly though is the supervision of young children around window blinds which also plays a vital part in reducing the likelihood of accidents happening.


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ell hello again, and thank you for picking up your latest copy of The HUB. Once again, there has been lots of activity and we are very grateful to be involved. As we head into the summer months, we expected things to ‘calm’ down slightly however we have been very busy indeed. We are not far away now from our 1st birthday and when Vicki and I reflect on what we have achieved in the short period that we have been running, we have returned better than either of us expected figures. Lately, we have been continuing to work closely with Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, TheHUBNewspaper covering many Scott Mochar, Editor of their Fire Suite17,EllismuirHouse,EllismuirWay, Reach programs TannochsidePark,Uddingston,G715PW and even attended the media launch of their ‘Secondary Fire’ campaign. I was actually amazed at the level of call outs they get to ‘secondary fires’. There was good news in the form of fund raising at local Tesco stores for their nominated charity. They arranged for a Visitournewwebsite: charity football match to be held down at St John The Baptist Primary School with stores from Coatbridge, Uddingston and Bellshill competing. On a sport front, our focus for the summer switches to cricket so I hope that we can give you a good update on how our local teams have Telephone:01698803909 been playing. Hamilton Accies ladies, who we are big supporters of, were in a league cup match semi final against Celtic (you can read about it on the back page).




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The details of this incident were reported to the local press to raise awareness of this type of scam, but since the local report, several other incidents have been reported to police. On Tuesday 25th May 2010 an elderly woman from the Airdrie area received a similar call and despite handing over her card and pin number to the bogus courier, managed to contact her daughter immediately who in turn cancelled her card with the bank.


Councillor Mary Smith with musician David Graham and pupils Aidan Feeney and Heather Logan from John Ogilvie High School.

Lanark Primary School for its whole school project relating to Get Scotland Active Greenhills Primary School won the Irene Hall Citizenship Award Ultimate Thistle, a high energy dance group from East Milton Primary, East Kilbride performed at the event as well as did David Graham himself. The pupils from Auchinraith Primary School in Blantyre were ushers for the day. The awards ceremony provided a platform for letting others know about the achievements and successes of young people from South Lanarkshire. It is not just about academic achievements. Children and young people do a lot in helping to support others through their participation in a wide variety of citizenship and neighbourhood related projects (thousands of pounds have been raised recently to support the victims of the earthquake in Haiti and other charities

The male then contacted the lady again on the Friday to say that the new card and cheque book were not ready for uplift, enabling another 24 hrs to remove funds from her bank account. Again on the Saturday he contacted the lady and stated that it would be Monday before the card and cheque book would be ready for uplift at the bank. This tactic allowed for more time to remove even more funds from her account. On the Monday, the lady phoned her bank to enquire if her new card and cheque book were ready and she was asked to attend immediately at the Bank. This was when the ‘scam’ was revealed and approximately £15,000 had been removed from her account over the past four days.

On Tuesday 1st June 2010 another similar incident occurred in the Wishaw area where an 83 year old woman became another victim to this type of scam. After the card and pin number was handed over, the woman’s son was contacted and he managed to contact the bank on behalf of his mother and cancel the cards, but only after a three figure sum had been removed from an ATM machine. This was reported to the police at Wishaw on Wednesday 2nd June and subsequently several other similar attempts of this scam have occurred. On Thursday 3rd June 2010 an elderly woman in the Craigneuk area of Wishaw received a similar call, but she refused to divulge any details over the phone and the caller hung up. On Friday 4th June 2010 two other women from the Wishaw area received similar calls and having read the local press refused to divulge their details over the phone. Strathclyde Police Community Safety Department are issuing the following advice to the public, “The incident in Motherwell was a particularly nasty crime which clearly targetted an elderly and vulnerable woman and involved a considerable amount of money. Since this incident was reported, we have now been made aware of one similar withdrawal’s of monies in this manner and of several attempts at this type of scam. I would urge members of the public not to give out any personal details over the phone, no matter how persuasive and official the caller may appear”. A spokesperson for Lloyds Banking group which governs Lloyds TSB, Halifax and Bank of Scotland said, “Banking staff will never ask customers for personal details such as sort code, account number or pin codes. We would also advise customers to terminate any call or conversation if they are unsure of the legitimacy of the caller and then call back the bank number which they are familiar with.”

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The award ceremony, held in Hamilton Town House, celebrated the successes of young people and recognised their special achievements over the past school year. David Graham, of Pop Idol fame, hosted the star-studded event which saw children take centre stage and be presented with a certificate of achievement to mark their success. David said: “The awards ceremony is a great way of showcasing the talents of young people and it provides a platform that helps to boost children’s self-esteem and confidence. Celebrating success and promoting what can be achieved through a healthier lifestyle is what the event is all about.” Recognition was given to young people from nursery, primary, secondary and additional support needs schools for their success in a wide range of activities like, sport, music and drama, competitions, environmental and sustainability projects, citizenship and personal endeavour. Special awards were presented to schools whose pupils have achieved something out of the ordinary. These were awarded to the following schools John Ogilvie High School for its success in the national Respect Me - Anti Bullying Campaign St John’s Primary School Blackwood for their Wildlife Garden and successful photography project. Cathkin Community Nursery for achieving excellence Larkhall Academy pupil, Dale Martin for his outstanding work in the voluntary sector and winning the Scottish Peer Education of the Year Award. Calderglen High School for winning the UK Wind Band Championship

On Thursday evening 20th May 2010 – a 79 year old woman from the Motherwell area was contacted by telephone from a male pretending to be from the Bank of Scotland. The male stated his name and then proceeded to tell the elderly lady that her card and cheque book was to be replaced and new ones issued. Whilst on the phone, the male managed to obtain the ladies bank account details and pin number for her card and her date of birth to confirm who she was. Once in the trust of this elderly woman, he then stated that he was sending a courier to the house and that he would quote a ‘password’ to confirm that he was from the Bank. Moments later a male attended at the house and quoted the ‘password’ and uplifted the card and cheque book.

like Mary’s Meals and children’s charities) and this deserves to be recognised. Children are also recognised for achieving their own personal goals and for taking part in activities that make a difference to their school and local community. Councillor Mary Smith, Chair of the Education Resources Committee said: “We all know from our TVs that Britain has talent. At the awards ceremony we saw for definite that pupils from South Lanarkshire have also got bundles of talent. There is no doubt that our young people have the X factor and today it is their turn to celebrate and to be in the spotlight. It is very important in the current economic climate to acknowledge the work schools do in supporting children’s learning and that we take opportunities like this to give every encouragement to young people to have high aspirations and to be all they can be.”

entral Scotland MSP Alex Neil has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, asking for a review of the current rate of Carers Allowance. A long term campaigner for better support for carers, Mr Neil has written to the new Secretary of State highlighting the problems faced by low paid carers as part of Carers Week. Mr Neil said: “The current rate of Carers Allowance is a pittance and a shocking injustice. Carers Allowance at the moment amounts to a demeaning £53 a week. “Assuming most carers are there for the people they care for 24 hours a day that amounts to a shocking hourly rate of just 31p. “I have made clear my views on Carers

Allowance for quite some time. It is simply not fit for purpose and devalues the unbelievable work our carers do. “The previous UK government failed spectacularly to deal with the low payments, the fact that individuals caring for more than one person receive only one payment and the fact that the eligibility criteria exclude some sections of society. “The new government has made noises about delivering for those most in need, the carer in our society certainly fall into that bracket. If carers were to down tools tomorrow, the costs to local government and national government would be substantial. I don’t think it is too much to ask that they get a reasonable allowance for the work that they do.”

Neil backs Burnhead Post Office Campaign


entral Scotland MSP Alex Neil has forwarded his submission to the consultation on the proposed closure of the Burnhead Post Office branch in Viewpark, outlining why he opposes the move. Mr Neil has backed a strong local campaign against moving the branch onto a busy main road with poor accessibility. Alex Neil said: “I am against this proposal. Moving the Post Office from the heart of Viewpark to the outskirts will do great damage to the community. It will also greatly reduce the footfall around the local shops that surround the current branch.

“The Post Office is a focal point in a busy area in Viewpark which is a very popular meeting place, moving it would be detrimental to community cohesion. “The proposed site for the new branch is on a busy main road and has poor accessibility, particularly for customers with mobility issues who also rely on the Post Office the most. “From the feedback I have had from my constituents they would not feel comfortable taking cash to or from a Post Office on the proposed site. “I have made these points clear to the Post Office in my submission and greatly hope they will reverse their plans.”

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TESCO STAFF IN CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH S Healthy Weight Communities coordinator Peter Henderson awarding prizes to Heather and Robyn at John Paul II school. Heather and Robyn showing certificates with their Bee Healthy Logo.


he Healthy Weight Communities project, based in the Thorniewood ward, organised a competition to inspire a logo for the project. Thanks to great support from the staff and teachers at each of the three primary schools in the area Tannochside, John Paul II and Aitkenhead over 160 high quality entries were received. There was prizes awarded to the best entries at end of term events at each of the schools: Tannochside Primary, Aitkenhead Primary and John Paul II Primary. The overall winners at each of the schools were: Tannochside Primary: Zoe Archibald

Aitkenhead Primary: Lauren Blood John Paul II Primary: Heather Hernon and Robyn Foster Each of the winners received a style scooter and reflecting the high quality of the entries there was Frisbees and Yoyos awarded to several runners up at each of the schools. The overall winners who inspired the finished logo were Heather and Robyn from John Paul II school. They were invited along to work with a local design company and see how their ideas were developed into the final logo, attached. Congratulations to all the entrants who demonstrated how positive choices can lead to a healthy future.

taff from local Tesco Stores in Uddingston and Bellshill recently competed in charity football matches to raise money for their nominated charity.

The Tesco charity for 2010 is CLIC Sargent, a charity that assists children and young people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Tesco nationwide are working towards raising £5million funds for CLIC Sargent throughout 2010.


The charity football matches, held at St John The Baptists new all weather pitch, followed on from the recent in store activities which managed to raise in excess of £350. Local community Champion Liz Robertson told The HUB; “I am very pleased at the turn out for today. The boys seem to be having a good time despite some of them being up all night!”

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Flag Raised to Promote Armed Forces Day

A special ceremony was held at the weekend to mark the second Armed Forces Day. A specially commissioned flag was raised outside Council Headquarters in Hamilton at 10am on Saturday to help raise public awareness of the vital role the Armed Forces play in maintaining the security and well-being of the nation. Provost Russell Clearie, MBE, said: “This event, I am sure, will grow in importance with each passing year as we honour our active service personnel in a similar way to Remembrance Day when we commemorate all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of their country.

“It is vital that we honour all our armed forces personnel, past, present and future, for the fantastic contribution they have made and continue to make to retain the freedom we all enjoy. Their selfless dedication to their duty often in the most trying and dangerous conditions - must never be taken for granted. “Anyone who has served in the armed forces or who has a family member in one of them knows that a vital key to their welfare and wellbeing before, during and after their active duties is that they are all part of a large family. That family provides the support network that is absolutely vital for them to do what they do.

“So, today we are here to pay our respects and acknowledge our gratitude for the wonderful efforts of that family. Raising this flag reminds us all of their essential role in every field of endeavour that they find themselves in, both at home and abroad.” As well as the many veterans from the British Legion who attended the event, there were also members of the Army, Sea and Air Cadets, the local Territorial Army, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Terry Currie, local councillors, MSPs and MPs as well as the Salvation Army Band. Rev John Thomson, the official Padre of the Royal British Legion, said in his Blessing: “Everyone who has served their country should be remembered. Our democracy and freedom is dependent on the work of our Armed Forces and we honour them for their loyalty and sense of duty and we prey for their families.” The very first Armed Forces Day was held on Saturday 27 June 2009 and like this year’s events up and down the country, provided the nation with the opportunity to show its support for everyone, from serving troops and their families to veterans and recruits. Housing and Communities Minister Alex Neil MSP said: “Armed Forces Day gives us all a chance to say thank you and show our Armed Forces, past and present, how much we appreciate them. “Now, more than ever, Scotland’s Armed Forces need to know that the people of Scotland are supporting them. “The people of South Lanarkshire are publicly showing their support in a very special day for military personnel, veterans and members of the public. I am very proud that there are a whole range of events like this taking place across the country and I hope many people, young and old, benefit from this.”

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£14k for School Gym Director of Hamilton Based Company SJB Leisure Ltd, Scott Borthwick handed a cheque to Chairman of Hamilton College Mr Alex Davis for £14042 to assist with the school’s Fitness for Children programme. The money will go towards developing a “Cardio-suite” for the benefit of the whole school community. The sum was raised through a large charity event held in Private Members Club 29 royal Exchange Square in Glasgow which was hosted by comedian Andy Cameron and attended by a number of local companies. Mr Borthwick hopes that the company’s next event in February will once again benefit the local community.

MND Scotland Campaign Reaches Scottish Parliament To mark MND Awareness Week (21st-27th June) Motor Neurone Disease Scotland have launched their Field of Hope campaign covering Twitter, Facebook, and their own website in a virtual field of cornflowers, and in doing so have attracted the attention of the Scottish Parliament. A motion supporting the campaign was tabled by Christina McKelvie

MSP, and it has already garnered cross-party support. Using a site called, MND Scotland are encouraging their online supporters to ‘plant’ the MND Scotland cornflower in their profile pictures on the social networking sites Twitter & Facebook, and to donate on a special JustGiving site. The aim is to raise £1000 – enough to provide one

person with MND with one year of specialist care. Nearly 50% of this target was raised on the first day alone. Sara Thomas, fundraiser at the charity, said: “We’re delighted that this campaign has caught the imagination of the Scottish public and the Scottish Parliament. We are thrilled at the response we have already had, and cannot thank our supporters enough.”

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This service engages with young people aged 10 – 18 yrs classed as “Hard to Reach”, disengaged and vulnerable within “Hotspot” communities within South Lanarkshire at night where the needs are being experienced with regards to Alcohol / Substance misuse and linked issues. This targeted service is geared towards those either directly affected by their own use / consumption, or are affected by the use and consumption of a significant other with regards to Education, Prevention, Intervention, Support & Counselling and by the use of alternative and diversionary activity.

This service engages with young people aged 10 – 18 yrs classed as “Hard to Reach”, disengaged and vulnerable within “Hotspot” communities within North Lanarkshire at night where the needs are being experienced with regards to Alcohol / Substance misuse and linked issues. These services are for those either directly affected by their own use / consumption, or are affected by the use and consumption of a significant other

In total 27 nights of coverage are given through this programme each week throughout the year within Hot Spot communities.. Designated nights are open to change and usually run from Thursday through to Sundays, but this is a minimum input. Additional inputs such as Alternative and Diversionary activity, Trading Post Programmes etc come hand in hand with these services..

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We are currently delivering 6 nights of cover in North Lanarkshire covering two areas, however, In addition to these, six new areas will be taken on board to deliver the programmes as in the South but will also offer Brief Intervention support. Therefore Liber8s “Street Base North” Programme will be offering 24 nights of coverage each week throughout the year within Hot Spot communities.. Designated nights are open to change and usually run from Thursday through to Sundays, but this is a minimum input. Additional inputs such as Alternative and Diversionary activity, Trading Post Programmes etc come hand in hand with these services with regards to Education, Prevention, Intervention, Support & Counselling and by the use of alternative and diversionary activity.

CHILL Programme The CHILL Programme works throughout South Lanarkshire Secondary Education and Youth Facilities and deliver a range of P.S.E, Group Work, Brief Intervention and One to One Counselling. This service links in well into Curriculum for Excellence The Team offer a range of: o

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Liber8’s “In the Know” Programme This Pilot which began in January 2010 will work with late Primary and Early Secondary schools in the Hamilton and Blantyre Areas. With Early Intervention at its core, this programme will offer services which are age appropriate and geared towards the clientele. The Early Intervention Officers Role will consist of similar service as CHILL (Above) linking into Curriculum for Excellence but highlighting awareness at an earlier stage P 7 – S2

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Commenting on the Midsummer Midnight Walk for the St Andrews’ Hospice which took place on 19 June2010 Central Scotland MSP Margaret Mitchell who took part and completed the walk said: “It was a real privilege and a humbling experience to be part of this important fundraising event. A staggering 1300 plus people from all over Lanarkshire took part - all setting about the 13mile walk with a steely determination to do it for St Andrew’s Hospice! I hope the event proves to have been a huge success in terms of pulling in record funds for the hospice.”

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im Hood, MP for Lanark & Hamilton East, has joined the “Terminate the Rate Campaign” in support of Ofcom’s proposals to cut the cost of Mobile Termination Rates. Mr. Hood said: “I have recently received many letters from people in Lanark & Hamilton East who have responded to the Ofcom consultation on the wholesale mobile voice call termination market review where Ofcom is already proposing that the rates


should be reduced from 4.3p to 0.5 p. Nobody should have to worry about whether they can afford to communicate with friends and relatives. Last year we were charged millions of pounds in unfair fees for calling mobile phones from a landline. That’s why I have signed up to the campaign. The Ofcom campaign must continue to get everyone’s support if all mobile phone companies are to make realistic charges.”

ocal group UPAS (Uddingston Performing Arts Studio) has found sanctuary at Freedom Church, their new base. The group had fallen victim to the recent increase in hall let charges imposed by South Lanarkshire Council earlier this year. UPAS previously used the facilities at the David Milne Centre in Uddingston, however with increases of up to 400% being applied by SLC, it was working out just too expensive to continue to use their facilities. Group founder, Michelle Young told The HUB; “I have been running the group and using the council facilities for the past 15 years.” She continued; “we run the group as a club, not a business yet despite this, the council still imposed a massive increase in our rent.” Even in the current economic situation, the council told Michelle that she should put her prices up! Local councillors advised Michelle that she should contact the council to complain but nothing substantial ever arose from that action – not even a letter from the council explaining their actions. Freedom Church came to the rescue of the group after an initial telephone conversation and meeting with Michelle, and offered them the use of their facilities. The church


Michelle (Centre) and the members of UPAS are delighted in their new ‘home’ fully supports what the group does particularly in that it gets youngsters off the streets and values the hard work and commitment of everyone involved with UPAS. UPAS provides an environment where youngsters aged between 4-15 years old can come along and learn about drama and dance. Michelle said; “the aim is that everyone who comes along learns about drama but ultimately has fun doing so. I

want the kids to leave saying what a great time they had.” Through their programme, kids can learn to build their confidence and work as part of a team, which Michelle advises, “can help the kids with their English study at school.” Now firmly settled in their new home, UPAS are preparing for a one off ‘Crew’ event and their Christmas show which will centre round ‘Travel through the movies’. The show will be a

fusion of musical theatre, dance and story book. Michelle said; “we have some exceptionally talented individuals who come along to UPAS. I am very proud of what the kids achieve. You never know, some of them may just end up on Britain’s Got Talent!” If you would like to join UPAS or for more information, call Michelle on 07702 569 195.

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Computer Corner by Sam Walker, Scotcomputers Why won’t my files open after they’ve been transferred to my new PC?

Transferring files from one PC to another is an important part of moving to a new PC. Unfortunately, it’s not the only part. Recently I needed to purchase a new computer. I arranged for all of the data from my old computer to be placed on an external drive. When I open a file, it says that there is information there, but the programs will not run. It is my assumption that the program, which was originally on a C drive is looking for information on a C drive instead of E where the information actually is. Is there some way, other than purchasing the programs again that I would be able to make them work? It really all depends on what you specifically mean by “open a file”. Placing all of your old hard drive’s contents on an external drive is an excellent approach to moving from one computer to another. But it’s not the only thing you need to do. Documents and Data If by “open a file” you mean you have a document - say a Microsoft Word document - which you locate on your external drive and double click on, then Microsoft Word or some compatible program that understand’s Word documents must be installed on your new computer. “... data files work just fine from old hard drive, as long as you have some program installed on the new computer that knows how to open them” It’s not enough that the Word program files might be on the old, now external drive. The program actually needs to be installed on your new computer which typically means installed on the new computer’s hard drive. If you have the original installation media that you used to install Word onto your old computer you can just use that again to install it on this new computer. Remember, Word here is just an example. I have no idea what kinds of data documents you might be working with. The concept applies though: your external drive contains your data files, and to open them you likely need a program installed on your new computer that knows how to work with whatever type of file it is you have. And yes, if you don’t have the original installation disks for the programs that were installed on your old computer, you do need to go out and get replacements. Remember, though, replacements don’t have to be the exact same program - using Word as my example, that “.doc” file can also be read by the free Open Office Suite. It has its pros and cons, but it is free and might be a viable alternative. What alternatives work for you will depend once again on exactly what types of data files you’re working with. Programs If by “open a file” you’re attempting to run a program - perhaps you’ve found Word.exe on your old drive and are trying to run it from the old drive, then no - most of the time that will simply not work. The rule of thumb is that if a program needed to be “setup” when it was first installed on your old computer then it will need to be set up again to work on the new. That means you’ll need the original installation media in order to perform that setup. That’s why getting and keeping the original installation media is so important. In short: data files work just fine from old hard drive, as long as you have some program installed on the new computer that knows how to open them. Program files typically do not work, and usually have to be reinstalled on the new computer.

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Christina McKelvie MSP Can I move or copy a program to another drive or computer? Because of the files an installed application usually leaves behind, it’s prohibitively difficult move it to another drive. I have installed a second HD (200Gb). Can I get my apps from one drive to the other without reinstalling all of them? Also, can I leave XP on the primary drive but move the “documents and settings” folder to the new drive without upsetting XP? The short, pragmatic answer to both your questions is no. Let me explain why... When an application installs, it leaves pointers to all sorts of files and such that it cares about in various places including the system registry and quite possibly files and locations known only to that application. There’s no way to go in and change all those settings and know that you’ve gotten them all. So the “right” way to move an application is to uninstall and reinstall it to the new location. Be aware that some applications will still install some components to “c:\program files” even if you are installing the full application somewhere else. As for moving Windows’ “c:\ documents and settings”, technically I believe there is a registry setting that defines its location. However, I would be extremely reluctant to change that. My concern is that I fully expect some applications to ignore that setting and always write to “c:\documents and settings” anyway. My suggestion here is to have your video or other application simply use directories that you create on your new drive, thus ignoring the whole “documents and settings” thing all together.

How many machines can I install a single copy of Microsoft Office on?

Depending on the situation, the number of machines you can install a single copy of Microsoft Office on is unclear. I wanted to know if we’re allowed to use a legal copy of Microsoft Word (legally meaning I purchased the disk) on more than one computer. I switched computers and now I need to install it on a different computer than the one I’d been using before. The old computer is still active. Can I re-install on my new computer? Will it recognize and allow me to use the product key? If you’re moving from one computer to another, the answer is easy. But if you’re adding an installation, the answer isn’t quite as clear. If you’re moving your installation of Office (or Windows, or pretty much any licensed software package) from one machine to another, the answer is simply “yes”. That means you plan to stop using the package on the old machine, and start using it on the new. No problems, no conflicts, and no questions. About the worst this scenario might get is with overaggressive anti piracy techniques that might require you to contact the software’s manufacturer to verify that you’re moving, and not copying, the installation in order for its activation to succeed. On the surface, copying is also simple: it’s illegal. Regardless of whether the application can be installed on another machine, and whether or not it works, most software license are “single seat”; meaning that you’re allowed to have the software installed on only one machine at a time. In practice things get just a little grayer than that, though. Some software publishers have license agreements that state you may install on a certain number of machines as long as only one is in use at any time. Others allow you to make a single copy of the software as a backup.

CAB Provides Essential Services I had the privilege of visiting the Citizens Advice Bureau in Hamilton recently. The breadth of work they undertake is astonishing. By and far the biggest issue is debt and the bulk of their work is undertaken with individuals and families who find themselves in difficult circumstances with finance. I would urge anyone who finds themselves in difficulties to contact the CAB as early as possible – the sooner you contact them, the easier it will be for them to help you. They really can make an enormous difference in helping folk to manage their household incomes and pay off debts at a rate they can afford. Another fantastic project the CAB runs is Families Outside, which supports the families of men who are currently in Addiewell prison. Families Outside supports the families of these men with financial advice and in some cases emotional support to help the family cope with the impact of having someone in

prison. It is a very difficult job to do but the commitment and hard work of the staff there can make a real difference in alleviating the difficulties these families experience. The CAB staff explained to me that they had some challenges with funding and I have pledged to support them as much is possible, but as we all know, budgets are tight. People are not only feeling the detrimental effects of personal debt, but also the previous UK government’s ‘buy now pay later’ approach means that we are now all paying the price for their financial mismanagement. You can find full details of Hamilton CAB at http://www. Campaigning For School Transport One group of people who are worried about feeling the pain just now are the parents of schoolchildren who currently use ‘privilege passes’ to travel to school by bus. South Lanarkshire Council is planning to withdraw these from October this year

and I’m concerned about the impact this will have both on the safety of the affected children, who might be forced to walk considerable distances to and from school, and the considerable additional costs faced by their families. A family with two children who travel to school by bus would, under the current proposals, have to pay over £300 for both children to continue to travel by bus for the duration of the next school year. That is a very large sum for most families to find. I know that economic times are tough and that the council has to seek savings, but it seems to me that there are other areas that could be considered a far higher priority for efficiencies than essential school transport. I’ve told South Lanarkshire Council that they should reconsider this decision.

Asda surgery, 9 July

I’ll be having another one of my famous Asda surgeries on Thursday 9 July! If there’s anything at all that you want to talk to me about, come along to Asda in Hamilton between 11 and 12am – you’ll find me camped

out in the foyer, ready to listen to any problems or issues that constituents want to bring to me. If you can’t make it on the 9th, feel free to drop me a line or give me a ring as usual and I and my staff will do what we can to help. All the best,

Christina McKelvie MSP SNP, Central Scotland

Contact Christina at Christina.McKelvie. or call 01698 337302.

Father’s Day Fun at Racecourse The Family Man Fun day was held on Sunday 20th June at Hamilton Park Racecourse. The event, organised by South Lanarkshire Council’s Home School Partnership was put on to coincide with this year’s Fathers Day celebrations. On a blissfully sunny day, 100s of people attended the free event to have a fun day out in the sun. Activities for the family included; The Mascot Race, Hamilton Sports Council’s Family 1K, The Gladiator Assault Course, a climbing wall and a Dads’ Dance Off – where unlucky dads were selected to compete against each other in a Dance off! Dads and the rest of the family were able to try out Martial Arts, enjoy Dance Displays and more suited to the ladies of the family was tasters of a variety of Relaxing Therapies, arts and crafts, scrapbooking and cake decorating hints and tips.

Steven Mulholland from Hamilton who was there with his family told The HUB; “this is the first time I have come to something like this and it has been really good. My wife and kids are enjoying themselves here today as there are lots of activities for everyone to get involved with.”


Local Labour MSP, Michael McMahon has said that he will continue to campaign for the introduction of minimum mandatory sentences for knife criminals after Labour’s proposal was blocked by the SNP Government at Holyrood.   Mr McMahon also criticised the decision to scrap short prison sentences and described the move as ‘reckless and dangerous’ as it will mean more crime victims in Scotland.   After the SNP’s Criminal Justice Bill was passed, having watered down Labour’s commitment on tackling crime, Mr  McMahon said:   “With this Bill MSPs had the chance to take action against knife crime but while Labour stood up for victims the SNP ignored them. Almost 2000 people were hospitalised after being stabbed last year. and over 50 people were killed so the decision by the SNP to do nothing to address that fact is not acceptable.   Campaigners came from across Scotland to the Parliament and have

been let down by SNP MSPs who think they know better than families that have lost loved ones to knife criminals.   The toll of knife crime will continue and those SNP MSPs who were not prepared to listen will not be allowed to forget the damage they have done with their decision.   Labour will continue our campaign and continue to listen to people like John Muir, Kelly McGee and the other 30,000 Scots who signed our petition and want action on knife crime.   The decision by the SNP to scrap short sentences is also a reckless and dangerous move and one that will mean 7000 criminals including knife criminals, muggers, housebreakers and even sex offenders will avoid prison.   The SNP are not acting in the public interest and they are letting down victims and people across my constituency will remember their actions and soft touch approach to crime in our communities.”

Friday, 2nd July - 15th July 2010

Secondary Fire Campaign Launched S

trathclyde Fire and Rescue launched their latest campaign to tackle an increase in what they call ‘secondary fires’ last week at Motherwell Fire Station.

‘Secondary fires’ are basically deliberately-set fires involving bins, skips and grassland which are reportable fires that do not involve property and do not involve casualties or rescues. The number of fires reported across the Strathclyde region last year was 13,255. The most alarming statistic being that almost half that number has already been recorded since April 1. The Deliberate Fire-Setting Campaign was launched in North Lanarkshire because the area has some of the highest levels of secondary

fires, with crews from Motherwell station attending 587 in the last year. With the summer holidays fast approaching, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue has launched the awareness campaign to tackle the issue. Area Commander Robert Scott said: “There is a mistaken belief that deliberate fire setting is only a nuisance. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Each deliberate fire ties up at least one appliance that may be needed at a house fire, for instance, or a serious road traffic collision. Each blue light journey poses a potential risk to fire crews and other road users. “So far this financial year there have been five fire deaths and 91 fire casualties. Compare that to last year’s 31 deaths and 406 casualties and it is plain to see that

our fire crews are needed to tackle emergencies and carry out prevention work such as Home Fire Safety Visits. "Deliberate fires have a major financial cost for our service and also an environmental one for communities because of the fumes and CO2 released into the atmosphere.” Area Commander Scott added: “I would call on communities throughout Strathclyde to help us and our partners to drive down firesetting. Children and young people, who are responsible for most deliberate fires, should be warned about the dangers they pose to themselves and others. Anyone who has information about such incidents should contact the Police or Crimestoppers Scotland on 0800 555 111.”


Cadets Ashleigh Aitchison, Gareth Pearson, Michael Tennant and Grant Gaffney joined by Kate Jackson of Crimestoppers, Martin Dickson from NLC, Superintendent Alick Irvine from Strathclyde Police and Robert Scott SFR North Lan Area Commander.

Young Carers Become Firefighters W

orking together with North Lanarkshire Council, Strathclyde Fire & Rescue has formed an innovative partnership with Action For Children’s Young Carers Project, in order to increase opportunities and realise the potential of these young people. Young carers help look after family members with illnesses and disabilities and can find themselves in circumstances that severely limit their opportunities for selfdevelopment and social interaction with other people their own age. The Fire Reach programme provides the opportunity for young carers who are restricted in this fashion to have some time away from these responsibilities. They are given the opportunity to utilise the Fire & Rescue Service as means of giving access to enjoyable challenging experiences that will enhance their lives, whilst at the same time providing the opportunity to deliver fire safety education that can help them cope with their responsibilities as a carer. The Fire Reach programme has enabled these young people, to further develop some of the excellent skills they have already gained over the years as a young carer, whilst also giving them the opportunity to challenge themselves and to

discover talents and skills they may not have realised they possess. Therefore helping to inspire their self-confidence and provide them with an opportunity to become socially integrated and make friends with people who have shared similar experiences. Corinne Thomson, Action For Children, Outreach Support Worker, stated “Our young carers had the best week of their lives, twenty one young people in total had the opportunity and privilege of attending one of the two the Fire Reach courses held at Coatbridge Fire Station over the last fortnight. This is an event that the young people really enjoy and benefit from. The Fire Reach staff each week, were extremely patient and they were great role models to the young people. All their families were amazed at the quality of the passing out display and there are many photographs and portfolios being displayed in their homes. Thank you again for involving us in this tremendous course.” Laura Canning, Fire Reach Manager, stated, “This is the third year running that young carers from across North Lanarkshire, have participated in our Fire Reach programme. The courses are utilised as a period of respite for the young carers and as a reward for the dedication they

give to those they care for. The Fire Reach staff, recognise the valuable contribution that young carers make within their own family and also that they very rarely put their own needs first. Often their role as a ‘carer’ goes unrecognised, therefore they may not get the support that they need and most importantly that they deserve.”

She continued; “The partnership with Action For Children’s Young Carers Project, has given Strathclyde Fire & Rescue the opportunity to recognise the valuable role that these young people play in supporting their families and also the important contribution they are making within their own community.”

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Recognising Scotland’s Most Talented Apprentice


otherwell College hosted the final of this year’s BOC Scottish Apprentice Welder competition on 17-18 June. The competition is part of the national Apprentice Welding Scheme sponsored by the industrial gases and engineering company BOC. Separate events are being held in Wales and England over the coming weeks. Twenty year old Jordan Swan from Dunfermline won this year’s title. Speaking at the awards presentation, Jordan was delighted to have won. “It’s great to win – but I hadn’t expected to. Some of the welding tests were extremely difficult,” he said. Colleges across Scotland took part in the competition which seeks to recognise the highest level of skills in this area. The finals event at Motherwell College represents the culmination of a great deal of hard work. Hugh Logan, College Principal, said: “Motherwell College is a new, state-of-the-art college facility which is designed to provide the best learning environment for skills like welding. So I am delighted that the College has been able to host this important event.”


That’s the Spirit! – Trading Standards Award for Ensuring Pubs Measure Up

The Scottish competition is supported by both BOC and the Scottish Government. For BOC, a member of The Linde Group, encouraging the next generation of engineers and welders is a key part of its business strategy. “Scotland has ambitious plans to target new industries, particularly in the energy sector,” noted Nathan Palmer, BOC’s Sales Director. “As a nation that excels in engineering and high quality manufacturing, it is essential that its young people have the right skills to maintain that tradition. BOC is making significant investments in Scotland to service a resurgent Scottish economy. We are proud to be investing in the young people who will deliver that future as well.” Tony Clough, Scottish Committee Member of the Welding & Joining Society and Professional Member of The Welding Institute, stressed the vital importance of welding skills for the future as he presented the prizes to the winning students. “Welding is a high-skill technology,” he noted, “and we need highly-talented, highly-motivated young people to secure the future. That is why I am delighted to be able to publicly recognise the skills and effort of these young people tonight.”


orth Lanarkshire’s Trading Standards Service was recognised as a brand leader at the recent Trading Standards Institute (TSI) Conference when it received a Gold Award from the UK International Federation of Spirits Producers (IFSP uk) for work aimed at limiting the sale of counterfeit spirits in local licensed outlets. Trading Standards Officers tested the authenticity of gin, rum and vodka during all routine visits to pubs, hotels and restaurants and provided advice to licensees on how to avoid buying counterfeit spirits. Dave Roderick, Trading Standards Manager for North Lanarkshire Council said; “The purpose of such testing is to help


legitimate trade avoid buying doctored spirits from unusual sources and to advise managers and licensees of legal constraints on topping up branded spirit bottles with other products. Happily very few premises were caught out during the exercise which shows that the licensed trade are very customer focussed with no thought of ripping off their customers. Two premises did receive written warnings but passed subsequent tests.” Councillor Helen McKenna, Convenor of the Environmental Services Committee, that oversees Trading Standards matters added; “It is important that our officers work with local businesses to provide fair competition and I am

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Circus Fun Day Hamilton College hosted their annual Fun Day on Saturday 5th June. Luckily the weather was beautiful for the outdoor event held in the school grounds. The theme this year was the Circus and the clowns Tickles and Trouble came along to entertain us. They ran a fun packed Clown Workshop which the children all enjoyed. There were pony rides, a clown surprise dip, bouncy castle and slide, face painting, beat the goalie and fairground favourites. There were also a number of stalls selling goods as diverse as African Art to balloons. Everyone had a great day. Fiona Richards, Chair of Friends of Hamilton College said that, “Around £7 400 was taken on the day with expenses to be taken off and some funds still to come in for advertising. A huge thank you to everyone who came along and enjoyed the day and especially to the small army of behind the scenes helpers who worked tirelessly over the past few weeks to support the event.”

The fourth annual secondary school’s Golf Festival took place at Hollandbush Golf Course on Thursday 17th June this year. The competition, organised by South Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, is an extremely popular event with South Lanarkshire’s budding young golfers and 59 players from 10 secondary schools took to the fairways enjoying a beautiful sunny day with very little breeze. This annual event is specifically designed to be inclusive and allow children with higher, or no golf handicap, the opportunity of representing their school in a competition. It gives young golfers of all abilities the opportunity to take part in a fun competition with individual, team and on course prizes for all to play for. The individual competition is for players with a single figure handicap. The team texas scramble competition comprises four players – one player

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with no handicap i.e. a beginner, one player with a handicap between10-18, one player with a handicap between 19-28 and a teacher or helper from the school. In the individual competitions, Calum Harrison from Carluke High School returned an excellent score of 71 to claim the boy’s scratch competition. Winning the boy’s handicap competition with a very good score of 66 was Cameron Andrew from Cathkin High School and Alison Reid from Lesmahagow High won the girls event with a good score of 73. Taking the honours in the team event was Hamilton Grammar as they triumphed with a score of 57. The team was made up of players Ross Corcoran, Scott Hutchison, Jamie Graham, and Mr Ian Arthur. They were closely followed by Cathkin High in second and Lanark Grammar in third place.

Talking bins donated to ecofriendly Hamilton primary schools Talking bins have been donated to three South Lanarkshire schools today in a bid to encourage pupils to become more litter aware and take pride in their surroundings. The fun bins which come in the form of animals, like penguins or parrots, thank pupils for ‘feeding’ them, and have been donated by Jack Glen who is the franchise owner of McDonalds in Hamilton. A launch event was held at Machanhill Primary School in Larkhall, which gave the schools attending an opportunity to promote their work in protecting their environment and demonstrating how young people are playing their part in keeping their local area tidy. The three schools chosen to receive these state of the art bins, due to their excellent track record in environmental studies were Machanhill Primary School, Larkhall, St Cuthbert’s Primary School, Hamilton and Udston Primary School, Hamilton Machanhill Primary School in Larkhall is a ‘Gold’ Health

Promoting School and the nursery has successfully achieved a silver award. Pupils are effective contributors to their local community through a weekly litter patrol and pupils are also heavily involved in composting and recycling activities. Pupils in St Cuthbert’s Primary School in Hamilton work hard to maintain the school garden by litter picking in the yard and the garden area and recycled stationery is sold to pupils in the school on a weekly basis to promote recycling. Udston Primary School in Hamilton has a very active ECO Group with representatives from all primaries. The group has produced an ECO Code and a new Litter Policy and part of their role is to ensure that all children in their class are kept fully informed of School ECO events and adhere to our Litter Policy. Councillor Mary Smith, Chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Education Resources Committee, expressed her thanks and said “This

partnership arrangement has helped young people in schools throughout South Lanarkshire to take pride in their environment. Keeping our school grounds tidy and recognising the contribution that children and families can make to improve their local community is vitally important and this initiative goes some way towards this. I know that pupils love the bins and they really do encourage children to become more litter aware.” Jack Glen said: “This is the sixth year our staff and customers have raised funds to donate talking bins to local schools. It’s part of our ongoing programme to educate pupils, and the community at large, about disposing of litter properly. “We select primary schools which run their own eco projects as it’s important to reinforce the message to children from an early age that litter dropping is unacceptable. Hamilton and South Lanarkshire is a beautiful town and by donating 30 talking bins so far I hope to play a part in helping it stay that way.”

Muiredge School Choirs Hit The Right Note To Earn Supercounty Choral Rosebowl Award

Supercounty chairman Ian Livingstone prepares to present the Choral Connections Rosebowl to Muiredge Primary School. With representatives from both choirs are (from left) Music and Drama Teacher Janice Fuller, Isabel McDougall, Head of Learning Community, and Acting Head Teacher Alison Hope. Muiredge Primary School in Uddingston who became the first school to achieve a unique double slot at the Lanarkshire Choir Festival has been awarded the Supercounty Choral Connections Rosebowl for 2010. The presentation of the Rosebowl which aims to pay tribute to choral singing achievements in the community was made by Ian Livingstone, chairman of New Lanarkshire Limited which has operated the Supercounty Lanarkshire Civic Pride Campaign for 18 years. He told staff and pupils at the

school: “Over the years, we have received entries from both infant and senior choirs from the same school – but this is the first time both choirs from the same school were selected to perform at the event. “We know that both choirs are very enthusiastic and love singing – their excellent performance at the Choir Festival confirmed that! “In handing over this Rosebowl, we acknowledge that both choirs are very involved through their fund-raising and guest performances at various high profile events locally – and I

believe are worthy recipients of the Choral Connections Rosebowl for 2010.” Alison Hope, Acting Head Teacher at Muiredge Primary School, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be considered for his award. The children – from five years up to 12 - have worked so hard, and attend choir practice every Wednesday night over the whole year. “They enjoy their choir work and have put in so many hours of effort – we’re thrilled to receive this award and it’s a wonderful rewarding way to round off our session.”

Representatives from Machanhill Primary School, Larkhall, St Cuthbert’s Primary School, Hamilton and Udston Primary School, Hamilton with Jack Glen at the bin presentation.

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23rd January 1935 - 8th March 2010 Service at St Thomas' RC Church, Riddrie Monday 15th March 2010 10.30am Mass

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calling card for your company and anyone who has seen them once would associate with your company immediately when they set their eyes on them again. This is what a unique corporate identity can do, create a visual impact for your company and brand you in the eyes of the beholder. Now the design and its parameters define what you want people to perceive your company as, so paying heed to a good designer’s advice is critical while designing the corporate identity for your company. The most important part of any corporate identity is the logo and you need to pay special attention to it.

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Sheepburn Road, Uddingston

Offers Over £275,000

An impressive and deceptively spacious Four Bed Mid Terrace property boasting an abundance of space, light and traditional features. Nestled in the highly desired Kylepark area of Uddingston, which is ideal for quiet enjoyment of the local amenities and key transport links. With two Public Rooms, superb modern Kitchen Dining area, and scope for a size able Loft Conversion, the property offers an excellent amount of living accommodation. The property comprises of; Entrance Storm Porch, Entrance Hall, Lounge, Dining, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Downstairs W.C., Upper Landing, Four Bedrooms, Bathroom, Loft Space and Gardens to the front and rear. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the quality on offer. For more information, or to arrange a viewing contact Juliet on 01698 539 990 O/E £325,000


• Executive Detached

• Traditional Semi-Detached

• Three Public Rooms

• Three Public Rooms

• Four Bedrooms

• Four Bedrooms

• Two En-suites

• Sun Room

• Kitchen/Breakfast Room

• Downstairs W.C. / Shower

• Utility

• Stunning Traditional Features

• Driveway To Double Garage

• Two Double Bedrooms • Modern Bathroom • Driveway And Gardens

• Viewing Highly

• Viewing Highly Recommended

F/P £185,000

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• Viewing Highly Recommended

O/O £175,000


O/E £165,000










Mount Vernon





O/E £190,000

• Kylepark Location


• Fabulous Driveway Space


• Two Public Rooms


• Size able Gardens


O/E £195,000

• Fabulous Lower Conversion

• Extensive Gardens



O/E £199,995



O/E £225,000



O/E £159,995

O/E £149,995


O/R £125,000

• Modern Detached Villa • Two Public Rooms • Three Bedrooms • Master En-suite • Integral Garage • Walk-in Condition • Beautiful Gardens • Viewing Highly Recommended



O/E £145,000

O/R £110,000

• Development Opportunity • Semi-Detached • Three Bedrooms • Kylepark Location • Driveway And Garage • Open Lounge And Dining • Generous Garden Sizes • Viewing Recommended


• Semi-Detached Bungalow • Converted Loft Space • Rarely Available Location • Spectacular Garden Space • Two Public Rooms • Three Bedrooms • Study • Extensive Driveway • Garage • Viewing Highly Recommended


F/P £134,995

• Detached Bungalow • Three Bedrooms • Central Uddingston Location • Fabulous Gardens • Driveway • Garage • Quiet Cul-de-sac • Viewing Highly Recommended


O/E £129,500

O/R £110,000

• Competively Priced • Modern Extended Semi Detached • Four Bedrooms • Lounge • Dining Kitchen • Family Bathroom • Shower Room • Spacious Rear Gardens


F/P £107,500

• Modern Semi Detached • Corner Plot Location • Three Bedrooms • Lounge • Dining Room • Fitted Kitchen • Good Sized Gardens • Early Viewing Essential


O/R £110,000



O/R £125,000

• Traditional Upper Apartment • Three Bedrooms • Over 2 Levels • Stunning Views • Excellent Bothwell Location • Bathroom • Well Proportioned Rooms • Shower Room On Upper Level • Viewing Highly Recommended

• Luxury Bellway Villa • Three Public Rooms • Four Bedrooms • Utility • Downstairs W.C. • Master En-Suite • Family Bathroom • Driveway And Garage • Viewing Highly Recommended





SO • PRICED TO SELL • Modern Detached • Four Bedrooms • Master En-Suite • Downstairs W.C. • Utility • Integral Garage • Good Condition • Viewing Highly Recommended


• Attractively Priced • Four Bed Detached • Corner Plot Position • Superb Garden Space • Two Public Rooms • Master En-Suite • Downstairs W.C. • Excellent Family Home • Quiet Location • Size-able Driveway


O/E £160,000



• Ex-Showhome • Modern Detached Family Home • Excellent Plot Size • Three Public Rooms • Four Bedrooms • Master En-Suite • Kitchen • Viewing Recommended


•Modern Detached • Four Bedrooms • Open Plan Lounge Dining • Downstairs W.C. • Utlity Room • Master En-Suite • Driveway • Garage •Very Private Gardens •Viewing Highly Recommended

• Stunning Modern Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Master En-Suite • Open Plan Living Area • Beautiful Bathroom • Amazing Windows • Parking • Viewing Recommended


• Detached Bungalow • Two Bedrooms • Well Proportioned Rooms • Extensive Grounds • Cul-De-Sac Location • Prime Blantyre Spot • Viewing Highly Recommended


• Stunning Lower Conversion • One Bedroom • Traditional Features • Fabulous Grounds • Abundance Of Space • Off-road Parking • Viewing Highly Recommended

• Excellent Uddingston Location • Modern Mid Terrace • Two Bedrooms • Walk In Condition • Stunning Bathroom • Gardens To Front • Rear Parking • Viewing Highly Recommended


• Home Report Valuation £120k • End Terrace • Three Bedrooms • Open Plan Kitchen Dining • Private Private Gardens • Stunning Views To Front • Off Road Parking • Viewing Highly Recommended

• Modern End Of Terrace • Three Bedrooms • Well Finished Kitchen • Impressive Bathroom • Well Proportion Rooms • Excellent Driveway • Sizeable Garden Space • Viewing Highly Recommended


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The UK’s most visited estate agency website* • Buy-To-Let/First Time Buyers • F/P £105,000

O/E £99,995


• Home Report Valuation £120k • End Terrace • Three Bedrooms • Open Plan Kitchen Dining • Private • Private Gardens • Stunning Views To Front • Off Road Parking •Viewing Highly Recommended

O/E £95,000

• Extended Mid Terrace Family Villa • Sought After Village Location • Lounge • Kitchen • Dining Room • Three Bedrooms • En-suite • Family Bathroom • Driveway • Gas Central Heating

• Three Bedrooms • Sizeable Grounds • Well Proportioned Rooms • Close To Local Amenities • Viewing Recommended


O/E £94,000



• Basement Apartment • Traditional Features • 2 Bedrooms Great Room Sizes • Superb Garden Space • Viewing Highly Recommended


O/E £87,500

O/E £69,995


• Heart Of Uddingston • Period Features • High Quality Finish • Stunning Views • Top Floor Apartment • One Bedroom • Bespoke En-Suite Design • Viewing Highly Recommended

F/P £65,000

• Home Report Available • 1 Bed Apartment • Ground Floor • Close To Uddingston Centre • Superb First Time Buy • Excellent Buy-To-Let • Viewing Highly Recommended


ello and welcome to my first local column in The HUB. My name is Marc McLaughlin and it is my pleasure to be your local Estate Agent dealing with residential Sales & Lettings. I will be sharing my thoughts on hot property topics over the coming months as well as responding to any questions you may have. So firstly a quick introduction; I am 36 years old, married with two children and live in Bothwell. I currently own 2 Your Move Franchise operations (Uddingston & Kirkintilloch) where we have the benefit of being a flexible and caring small local business but with the punch of a Corporate Network, which is now the largest Estate Agency name in the UK (just under 400 branches). After 20+ years of solid corporate growth Your Move decided to offer Franchise operations to qualified business owners about 10 years ago. The Your Move Franchise network now makes up around 30% of the overall UK network, which is impressive. When looking at my Franchise options back in 2007 it was very clear to me that given the size of the network, investment in IT systems, years of Best Practice and award winning

approach that Your Move was the obvious choice. This is worth its weight in gold to myself as a business owner and in turn to all of my clients. I have honestly never looked back.

Dealing with the downturn in the market has obviously been a challenge for us all but the bottom line is that people are still buying and selling properties. We Estate Agents are simply dealing with a different market, which in turn requires a different approach & attitude to ensure success. Let’s open up some good debates! Feel free to have your say or raise questions by emailing me direct on marc.mclaughlin@

• Properties To Let • £495 pcm



£375 pcm

WANTED! • Gas Central Heating • Rural • Local amenities • Off Road Parking • White Goods • Fitted Kitchen • Double Glazing • Electric Shower • Spacious Accommodation • Popular Village

• Gas Central Heating • Close to town centre • Close to Train Station • Security entrance • Parking • White Goods • Close to Schools • Modern Kitchen • Double Glazing • Electric Shower

0 Uddingston


• Upper Cottage Flat • Two Bedrooms • Excellent Condition • Deceptively Spacious • Driveway • Beautiful Gardens • Viewing Highly Recommended







O/E £90,000

• Spacious EXTENDED End Terrace • Master Bedroom • Master En-Suite • Open Plan Lounge Dining • Kitchen • Two Further Double Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Driveway •Superb Sized Grounds

• Attractive Modern Apartment • Two Bedrooms • Central Location • Excellent Condition • Secure Access • Parking Facilities • Top Floor • Well Proportioned Rooms


F/P £99,995







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£495 pcm

• Garden • Driveway • White Goods

Uddingston Sales & Lettings 39 Main Street, Uddingston G71 7EP

Thinking of letting?

Due to increasing tenant demand, we urgently require property to let in your area • 1 bedroom • bright & spacious • prime location

Talk to the agent you can trust Tel: 01698 539 990 Email:

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78 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6DS

Let’s Move Estate Agents

T: 01698 422424

37 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6EE T: 01698 457157

Let’s Let Residential Letting Agents

84 Stonelaw Road, Rutherglen, G73 3ED T: 0141 647 9888


• Outstanding 4 bedroom detached red sandstone villa • Highly prestigious residential address • Electric gates • Beautiful manicured gardens • Wealth of traditional features retained • Viewing very highly recommended

Offers over £790,000





• Detached villa in excellent location • Large corner plot • 6 bedrooms (2 with en-suite) • Large double garage and gardens • Viewing essential to appreciate




Fixed price £275,000 INCENTIVES AVAILABLE






Terrace villa • Lounge, dining kitchen • 2 bedrooms • Gas c/htg, d/glaz, parking

Top floor flat • Redecorated and carpeted • 3 dble bedrooms • Gas central heating, d/glazing

Offers over £73,000

New build development • 1 and 2 bedroom flats • 3 bedroom townhouses GREAT INCENTIVES

Semi detached villa • Great location • 2 double bedrooms Great decorative order

Fixed price £129,995

Ground floor cottage flat • Highly desired residential location • 1 double bedroom • Gas central heating, double glazing



Offers over £69,995


Prices from £85,000


Offers over £98,000



3 bedroom Semi detached villa Extended generous sized accomm Fabulous decorative order Viewing highly recommended

Offers over £148,000





Mid terrace villa • Generous sized accommodation • 3 bedrooms Conservatory

Executive 1st floor flat • 1st class location • 3 bedrooms (en-suite) Luxury bathroom

Offers over £118,000

Offers over £239,000




Mid terrace villa • Degree of modernisation required • 3 double bedrooms • Gas central heating, double glazing



Immaculate semi detached villa Showhouse standard • 3 bedrooms • Fabulous decorative order

1st floor flat • 1 bedroom Elec heating, dble glazing Parking

Upper cottage flat• 2 bedrooms Garden • Double glazing

Fixed price £79,995

Offers over £109,000

Fixed price £55,000

Offers over £50,000




















james healy drive

Mid terrace villa • Stunning condition • Modern refitted kitchen 2 double bedrooms

Detached villa •3 double bedrooms • Conservatory Viewing highly recommended

End terrace villa • 2 double bedrooms • Excellent condition throughout • Driveway, gas c/h, d/glaz

Detached villa •Fabulous dining kitchen • 4 bedrooms (en-suite) • Garage

End terrace villa • 2 double bedrooms • Conservatory • Gas central heating • Double Glazing

Offers over £75,000

Offers over £168,000

Offers over £75,000

Offers over £179,995

Mid terrace villa • High specification • 2 double bedrooms • Gas central heating, double glazing




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78 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6DS

Let’s Move Estate Agents

T: 01698 422424

37 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6EE T: 01698 457157

Let’s Let Residential Letting Agents


84 Stonelaw Road, Rutherglen, G73 3ED T: 0141 647 9888

Properties for Let

Hamilton: Kinneil House 2 bed 1 pub fourth floor flat, wmh Furnished…………£425 pcm

Bellshill: Burte Court Modern 2 bed top floor flat, gch, d/g Furnished…..…………£475 pcm

Bellshill: Sutherland Place 2 bed 1 pub mid terrace villa, gch, d/g Unfurnished…………….£525 pcm

Bellshill: North Road Det bungalow, 2 bed 1 pub, gch, d/g Un/furnished……….…..£595 pcm

Bothwell: Clyde Avenue 1 bed lower cottage flat, gch, d/g Unfurnished…………£395 pcm

Bothwell: Clyde Avenue Upper cottage flat, 2 bed, gch, d/g Unfurnished……….…£425 pcm

Bothwell: Dunlop Crescent Semi det bungalow 2 bed, gch, d/g Unfurnished…………£695 pcm

Coatbridge: Mitchell Street 3 bed 1 pub upper flat, gch, d/g Unfurnished………..£450 pcm

East Kilbride: Culross Hill 2 bed ground floor flat, gch, d/g Unfurnished………….£375 pcm

Hamilton: Arden Terrace 1 bed 1 pub 1st floor flat, wmh, d/g Furnished…………….£300 pcm

Hamilton: Caird Gardens 2 bed first floor flat, wmh, d/g Furnished………….£425 pcm

Hamilton: Pitreavie Court Top floor flat 2 bed 1 pub, gch, d/g Unfurnished………..£425 pcm

Hamilton: Quarry Street Trad 2 bed top floor flat, gch, d/g Unfurnished………..£450 pcm

Hamilton: St Anne’s Court Mod 2 bed ground floor flat, gch, d/g Unfurnished………..£460 pcm


Due to our expanding register, we urgently require flats/houses, in North/South Lanarkshire and Greater Glasgow. If you are a landlord with a property to let or is currently vacant with another agent, please call us now for a no obligation market appraisal.


Hamilton: Dalmeny Road First floor flat, 1 bed, 1 pub, gch, d/g Furnished………..…£375 pcm

Hamilton: Glebe Street 1 bed ground floor flat, gch, d/g Furnished……………£385 pcm

property of the fortnight

Bothwell: Bridge View, Bellshill Road Brand new Upper/Lower Cottage Flats, open plan fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, 2 double bedrooms, master en-suite shower room and bathroom, gas central heating, double glazing, main door entry, and private parking. Unfurnished………£550 pcm

Hamilton: Hillhouse Road 4 bed mid terrace villa, gch, d/g Unfurnished…………£550 pcm

Hamilton: Philips Wynd 3 bed 1 pub mid terrace villa, gch, d/g Unfurnished……………£595 pcm

Hamilton: The Paddock Mod 1st floor flat 3 bed 1 pub, gch, d/g Unfurnished…………..£695 pcm

High Blantyre: Anford Place 3 bed 1 pub semi det villa, gch, d/g Unfurnished………..£625 pcm

Motherwell: Orchard St. 1 bed 1 pub upper flat, wmh, d/g Furnished……………£375 pcm






Hamilton: St Anne’s Court Mod 2 bed top floor flats, gch, d/g Unfurnished………….£460 pcm

INCENTIVE AVAILABLE Motherwell: Northfield St. 2 bed upper cottage flat, gch, d/g Unfurnished……….£450pcm

Rutherglen: Glen Etive Place 2 bed upper flat, elec heating, d/g Furnished…………….£425 pcm

Uddingston: Main Street 1 bed 1 pub top floor flat, wmh, d/g Furnished………..…£475 pcm

Uddingston: Church Street Lower cottage flat, 2 bed, gch, d/g Unfurnished…………£595 pcm

Cambuslang: Silverbanks Crt Mod 2 bed top floor flat, gch, d/g Unfurnished………….£500 pcm

Glasgow: Hopehill Gardens 3 bed 1 pub ground flat, gch, d/g Furnished……………£550 pcm

Cumbernauld: Gartcarron Hil 1 bed lower cottage flat, gch, d/g Furnished…………….£420 pcm

Rutherglen: Fishescoates Grdns Mod 2 bed top floor flat, wmh, d/g Unfurnished…………..£495 pcm

ON A JULY DATE OF ENTRY Please Call Now for Details

Rutherglen: Main Street Mod 2 bed 2nd floor flat, gch, d/g Unfurnished……………£525 pcm

Rutherglen: Millburn Ave 3 bed semi villa, garage, gch, d/g Unfurnished……..…..£650 pcm

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Business and Money HUB

Making the most of social networking For many, social networking is just the new way to gossip and spy on what others have been up to. For others, it is the new way to brag and show off what you have been up to lately. Then for some, they see it as the perfect way to generate new business. According to Mark Stuart of The Chartered Institue of Marketing, using this new medium is a very effective method of communicating directly with your customers. Social networking is an online way for people to stay in touch. Facebook allows you to tell your friends what you’re doing, upload photos, and become ‘fans’ of individuals, bands and social occasions so that they can send you information about upcoming calendar events. MySpace tends to be used by musicians and artists to tell each other about forthcoming releases and gigs. Twitter is the minimalist’s network of choice; users post a ‘tweet’ of no more than 140 characters of what’s on their mind. Other sites like Bebo are aimed at teenagers; Linked In is the business professionals’ place of congregation. Why you should be using social networking From a business point of view, the potential of social networking sites is immense. Dell reportedly made $3.5m from Twitter in less than six months - even though Twitter is ostensibly free of advertising. Key to maximising the sites efficiency is to use them in ways that the customer wants to receive your information. To use the Dell example, the company has created a page which runs daily offers on Dell products. Twitter users become ‘followers’ of the page - because they want to see what offers Dell has. Importantly, the users become the advocates of the brand, in ways that can be much more effective than sending direct mail or placing adverts. As another example consider Aleksandr Meerkat, the ubiquitous star of Compare the Meerkat’s comparison site. A textbook exercise in how to create a great brand (entertaining, distinctive and loveable and able to create instant brand recall by repeating the name) Aleksandr has several thousand fans on Facebook. One reason that a presence on social networking sites can be more effective than your own website is that it’s vital to have a presence in the

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spaces your customers inhabit. If they are on Facebook or Twitter already it makes sense to try to communicate with them there. An email from you, for example, might be seen as spam - even if you’ve designed it to appeal to them. Information you’ve put on Facebook isn’t spam (at least not yet), because the customer comes to you, rather than the other way round. Not only is a presence on social networking sites seen as less intrusive, it’s a more effective way of reaching your customers. There are several myths about the internet, and one of them is that everything is at ‘the click of a button’. As anyone who’s tried to market a website will know, persuading a customer to click that button and visit your website is actually quite an investment. Getting people to visit somewhere new can be difficult; but it’s much easier if they’re on the website already. The internet is enormous: by 2009 there were estimated to be well over 100 million websites, containing some 25 billion web pages. Faced with this enormity of scale, people do not tend to go ‘surfing the internet’ - another myth of the digital age. What actually happens is that most people have nine or ten sites that they frequently visit. To go anywhere else requires investment. With that in mind, it makes sense for companies to try, wherever possible, to create a presence on these favored sites and the social networking sites are the ones where any company, large or small, can successfully do so. T-Mobile understood this when they ran their ‘flash mob’ dance routines in London stations. When groups of seemingly immobile commuters burst into spontaneous dance routines, the buzz created was impressive. Yet in an unusual move, interested customers were not directed to the T-Mobile website, as would normally have been the case. They were directed towards the T-Mobile Facebook page instead. This was a controversial decision, but achieved two desired results. One, it drove up sales as hoped for. Secondly, T-Mobile was able to monitor and learn from what people were saying about them on the message boards. Social networking offers companies of all sizes the best kind of market research of all, because it shows you what real people are thinking, not just what they tell you when they fill in a questionnaire.

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A level playing field? Small companies can use social networking sites just as effectively as large ones. If you’re running a start-up, create a fan page and try to create a buzz by inviting your friends to join. If your marketing is good, it’s likely that they will forward the invites to their friends too. We’ve all become cynical about marketing messages but we trust the word of a friend because it comes with more credibility and authority. Try to make any campaigns you do viral. How do you make something as unexpectedly viral as the Cadbury’s gorilla, though? One tip is to make it copyable - the gorilla has spawned lots of tributes and spoofs, which has kept the original in the public eye. Lots of parodies appeared - there’s currently a version on Youtube of the gorilla drumming the theme from Eastenders. Secondly, make it entertaining. For the small company, a viral campaign needn’t be expensive. If it amuses the viewer, you can make a successful viral ad with no more resources than a camcorder and a good script. The take-out is clear: make it funny, make people want to forward it, and you could have a viral hit on your hands - whatever your budget. It is clear that social networking sites offer smaller businesses an avenue to get their message and brand across to a wider audience without blowing the budget. By using social networking sites and ensuring the message is correctly targeted businesses can take advantage of this very 21st Century phenomenon. Source.

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Due to expansion, IFA business seeks good quality IFAs/Wealth Management Specialists and Mortgage Advisers to head up new Mortgage Desk. Experience essential as is desire for further professional qualifications in light of RDR.

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Getting it right Learning the etiquette of social networks can make the difference between success and failure. As some evidence of this, consider Second Life. American Apparel saw the site as a good place to build a brand and make some sales. However, disgruntled by what they saw as an invasion of their space by corporates, the ‘Second Life Liberation Army’ swiftly appeared, shooting anyone they saw wearing AA-branded clothes and setting fire to the stores. The customer wields the power - if they don’t like what you’re doing they can very quickly make life uncomfortable for you. On the other hand, when Sainsbury’s used Yahoo! answers to post recipe suggestions, the response was different. In a site meant for real people, not commercial posters like Sainsbury’s, this could very easily have turned into another American Apparel scenario, with users feeling invaded. However, because Sainsbury’s did it sensitively, posting helpful suggestions and not aggressively marketing the links towards the supermarket, it worked and customers enjoyed the suggestions.

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Police Update


Solicitors & Notaries

Recent Police incidents in our area

Lanarkshire’s Leading Law Firm

Theft of a motor vehicle

Divorce My wife is looking to divorce me – I owned the house before we got married and now she wants half of it. Is she entitled to anything? What can I do?





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Accordingly, your house does count as matrimonial property and your wife is entitled to a share in its value insofar as this is referable to the period for which you were living together as husband and wife. Accordingly, you require to have the house valued as at the date of your marriage and the date of your separation. If you have a mortgage, you then deduct the amounts required to pay this off at these dates to find out the amount of equity in the property. You wife is entitled to a payment of one half of any increase in equity which has occurred between the date on which you married and the date you separated.

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Location: Strathview Estate, Bellshill Incident: Keys of a Gold coloured Freelander motor vehicle were stolen from a dwelling house kitchen, through an insecure window. The Vehicle was then stolen from the driveway using the true key. Members of the public are reminded to lock and secure there homes before going to bed, to check window and doors are closed and locked, to prevent the opportunist thief from gaining entry. Should householders believe persons are within their homes their first priority should be theirs and their family’s safety and are advised not to approach the intruder and contact the police immediately. Anyone with any information should contact Bellshill Police Office on 01698 202400 on Crime Stoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.


Location: Lane adjacent to Forres Crescent, Bellshill Incident: 29yr old female was making her way home, through the lane, when a male approached her, pulled to the ground by her hair and banged her head off the ground and thereafter made off with her purse containing £10 and personal documents. Description of male: 19-21yrs old, light brown hair, approx 5’6” -5’7” tall wearing grey jogging bottoms and was bare-chested.


Location: Bothwell Park Cemetery Incident: A 6 x 8 inch marble bible with “Special DAD” and a verse inscribed on it along with a wrought iron ornamental plaque, with “Miss you Dad” written in gold on it, were stolen from a grave within the cemetery. Location: St Brides Avenue, Viewpark A white 2 foot Angel statue was stolen from an elderly female’s garden. Anyone with any information should contact Bellshill Police Office on 01698 202400 or Crime Stoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

Cannabis Cultivation

Location: Carfin - Maryknowe Road Incident: A 27 yr old man was charged with numerous offences under the terms of the Misuse of Drugs Act following a house search in Maryknowe Road Carfin, under a Sheriff Search Warrant. Upwards of 100 Cannabis plants with a street value of between £10000 to £15000 were found to be growing by means of a sophisticated hydroponics system. During the house search a small quantity of ammunition was also found and the male has also been charged with offences under the Firearms Act. The male was detained in custody and will appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Monday 28 June 2010.


Location: Old Edinburgh Road, Viewpark Incident: Assault 18yr old female by punching her. Following a night out the 18yr old female and her boyfriend were walking on Old Edinburgh Road, near to The Capos Hotel, when a male grabbed and punched her several times. On intervening the boyfriend was also punched. The assailant is described as: Male, white European aged 20-23yrs of age, 5’8” tall with a slim build and wearing a grey Hoodie.

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Your Stars... Aries Mar 20 - Apr 20

Libra 23 Sep - 23 Oct

While it looks like you’ve tapped the power of positive thinking, you could have difficulty bridging the gap between fact and fantasy as a number of your wishes start coming true.

As the eclipse season gets underway, upcoming activity indicates the beginning of a long-term career change, urging you to improve your worldly status and realise your dreams.

Taurus 20 Apr - 20 May

Scorpio 24 Oct - 21 Nov

At times you could feel like you’re walking a financial and romantic tightrope. You’ve some excellent aspects promising love, career and financial success but you need to stay focussed.

Your love and social life is set to improve, but your sharp tongue could get the better of you. As the eclipse season gets underway, eclipse activity suggests you’ll soon be embarking on a significant journey.

Gemini 21 May - 21 Jun The current Astrological weather could leave you wondering whether to reach for the umbrella or the G-string. Bring both and hold onto your hat because things could get a little crazy.

Cancer 22 Jun - 22 Jul As the eclipse season gets underway, indicators are that a number of powerful personal changes are on the cards. The next 4 weeks could prove to be a turning point, paving the way for change that promises to transform the whole landscape of your life for the better.

Leo 23 Jul - 22 Aug It must be nice to be invited to more events than the mayor but difficult to live in the manner to which you’d like to become accustomed. Sounds familiar?

Virgo 23 Aug - 22 Sep As success beckons, you’re likely to be inundated with offers. However, impatience for something tangible versus the promise of something better could leave you in a tizzy.

Sagittarius 22 Nov - 21 Dec You’ve shown you can walk the walk, talk the talk and do handstands. Now it’s time to put on your glad rags, undo a few buttons and settle back and let the world come to you.

Capricorn 22 Dec - 19 Jan

Q’s Views!

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! THE WORLD CUP As you know, there is a slight time delay between Q’s Views being written and published. So at time of writing, I have several predictions which I believe will have come true by the time you read this. Several so-called “Big Teams” will be eliminated from the group stages of the tournament. ITV will have made yet another blunder with their coverage. And a football fan at the tournament will have been brutally murdered with a vuvuzela. People say the vuvuzelas create atmosphere at a match, but so too does a riot. Therefore that’s not really a good reason to allow them to be used. At least the police can beat up someone who is rioting, but the annoying vuvuzela players can torture us for 90 solid minutes. If I were at a football match and some dumpling kept blowing on a vuvuzela, I’d eventually crack up and ram it down his throat. I’d be out of jail in 30 years, so it would be worth it. Therefore I fully support players who want them banned from matches. If you think I’m

being harsh, ask yourself this question- how would you feel if someone turned up at your work and started playing one whilst you were trying to concentrate? The prosecution rests m’lord. PRIVATE REGISTRATIONS

a Mohawk, this man had “Mr T” as his private registration. Some people may think this man was cool to spend a large sum of money on the private registration “Mr T”. Personally, I pity the fool. Sorry, I couldn’t resist it.

When I was in London last week, I was the victim of a truly appalling piece of overtaking by a man in a sports car. As a result, I was forced to take drastic action to avoid a crash. Indeed, if I had caught it on film it could have appeared on The Hub’s website under the “Think You Need To Resit Your Test” section (after of course my swearing had been edited out). I ceased my foul mouthed outburst when I saw his private registration, which was, wait for it….”Mr T”. Yes, despite not having any jewellery or

On the same trip to London I heard of an amusing incident involving the police. Two officers were on duty at a local fete, and brought with them an old Rover SD1 police car. This car was extremely popular amongst police forces in the 1980’s, and featured in TV shows such as “The Bill”, and more recently “Ashes to Ashes”. Suddenly the officers got a call on their radios about two burglars fleeing the scene of a crime. The burglars were



With the Sun entering your opposite sign of Cancer this week, you could soon be surfing on the crest of a romantic and social wave, tempted to drop everything for someone who makes your knees tremble.

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!

Aquarius 20 Jan - 18 Feb If you’ve been slaving away, unappreciated, planetary activity indicates a more fulfilling job and opportunities to exploit your creative talents could be on the way.

Pisces 19 Feb - 20 Mar Competing demands suggests you’ll fall on your sword again, putting the needs of loved ones first. However, you’re getting tired of playing the bridesmaid when recent experience suggests you should be the main event.

have your say

Unfortunately, we cannot do this campaign on our own – so please send in your dodgy parking pictures to 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.


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1. Reverberated (6)

5. Sound (5)

2. Rolls of film (5)

8. Dog-like mammal (5)

3. Oblivious (7)

9. Free from blame (7)

4. Jubilant (6)

10. Entrap (7) 11. Music speed (5) 12. Compare (5) 14. Book of maps (5) 19. General kind of something (5) 21. Unaffected (7)

5. Valuable item (5) 6. Quandary (7) 7. Nocturnal wildcat (6) 13. Type of rock (7) 15. Percussion instrument (7) 16. Schedule (6) 17. Visitors (6)

23. Pasta strips (7)

18. Comestible (6)

24. Impromptu (2,3)

20. Figure out (5)

25. Part of a church (5)

22. Legally acceptable

26. Defraud (7)


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fleeing in their direction, and if the officers moved fast they’d catch them. The officers had no patrol car with them, so leapt

It’s a fair cop, Guv,nor

into the old Rover and sped to the scene. Within minutes they had arrested the stunned criminals, and witnesses likened the arrest to a scene from “Ashes to Ashes”. Criminals tend not to be the brightest sparks, so perhaps the cops should have tried to dupe the burglars into thinking they were indeed trapped in the 1980’s, and facing life in prison, because in this time they were guilty of a far more serious crime. After watching them sob uncontrollably for a few minutes, they could have persuaded them that the only way back to the present was to give details of crimes and criminals in 2010. These mugs would be so desperate to get home they’d confess to the Jack The Ripper murders, and proceed to tell the cops everything they knew. Police 1, Villains 0.


AND FINALLY… T You may be aware that C commentator Chris Kamara T has changed his surname to P Cabanga by deed poll for the 9 duration that England are in the M World Cup. The chances are & that by the time you read this, Y he’ll be Chris Kamara again. T The reason for this is a 8 Facebook poll signed by 20,000 A fans urging him to change 1 his surname to the African D word “Cabanga” which means 0 “Imagine”. Apparently studies Q into positive thinking have foundD this to be a resonant word that i could spread positive “vibes”, F make the England team believe F in themselves, and win the F World Cup. Too bad nobody told7 the team about the plan. T I feel that our own Tartan 5 Army missed a trick here. 2 Perhaps next time they could U start a campaign for a less o likeable TV pundit to change his m surname to something which c they claim is a positive foreign S word, but is in fact something M naughty. B

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Pet of the fortnight • • • Name: Rogue


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Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback Lives: With Austen and Trudie in Cambuslang Likes: Food and sleeping on a comfy couch Dislikes: Other dogs, wuite happy spending time with his ‘people’.

Happy Bir thday Clare Love Sincy xxxx ( B e t y o u d i d n’ t E X P E C T T H I S )


To submit your pet please send a photo of your pet to 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.

Mr & Mrs Ogg from Bothwell who celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary recently

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THERE’S LOADS GOING ON AT UDDINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTRE TEL: 01698 813383 Playgroup - Monday, 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 6.30-7pm 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 Fitness/Health Eating - Wednesday 8-9.30pm. For info call Karen Scobie on 07818 417921 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 Scottish Women’s Rural Institute - Second Monday of each month, 7.30pm. Baby Clinic - Monday 1-3pm.


UDDINGSTON LIBRARY, 51 BELLSHILL ROAD, 01698 813431 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. BOTHWELL LIBRARY, THE DONALD INSTITUE, MAIN STREET. 01698 853150 Readers Group - First Thursday of the month. Please join us for a coffee and a chat. BLANTYRE LIBRARY, CLYDEVIEW SHOPPING CENTRE. 01698 823808 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. BELLSHILL CULTURAL CENTRE, JOHN ST. BELLSHILL. 01698 346770 Chatter Books - Tuesday (fortnightly) 16th February, 3.30 - 4.30pm. 8-12 year olds. Come along if you like reading and making new friends. Annette MacDonld, School of Dance 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

In our competition in association with The Regent Centre, Hamilton we are asking you to tell us where ‘King Reg’ is hiding in The HUB and you can have the opportunity to win £20 shopping vouchers!

.All you have to do is find out where he is, email the name of the advert he appears in with the page number of the advert together with your name address and contact telephone number to Good luck! Competition closes on Wednesday 14th June 2010. Usual competition rules apply.

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MOTORING HUB Porsche’s Hybrid SUV Porsche’s entry into the SUV market arrived back in 2003 with the, at that time, very controversial Cayenne. When it was first launched many questioned whether or not a Porsche SUV would actually work. Now though, the Cayenne has been widely accepted to the extent that it is now consistently Porsche’s best-selling model. Even those who have not come to love the Cayenne would find it hard not to be impressed by its dynamic ability – and perhaps heartened by the knowledge that its contribution to Porsche’s coffers has allowed for impressive improvements to the rest of the Porsche range. The Cayenne is not controversial now. Nor, then, is the advent of a replacement for it which has, as before, been developed alongside the Volkswagen Touareg, whose architecture it will again share. In keeping their products ‘fresh’ Porsche have redesigned the new Cayenne making it more technologically advanced than before. There are five engines available for the Cayenne and, unusually, all arrive at the same

time. They range from a petrol V6 through to a turbocharged V8 and again include a diesel. Most intriguing, though is Porsche’s first hybrid. Like many hybrids, the Cayenne can be driven solely on electric power up to a speed of 30 mph for the most feather-footed drivers. To enable efficient regenerative braking to charge the 288-volt nickel-metal hydride battery, the torque converter locks up very early, but Porsche had to painstakingly tune the shifts to avoid jerkiness in this mode. One of the key features of the Cayenne hybrid is its ability to coast at speed to eke out better economy on the motorway. At speeds up to 86 mph, the engine will shut down, only to be restarted when the driver asks for torque by stepping on the pedal. In order to do this smoothly, a clutch between the engine and the electric motor reengages as the engine fires, a process that Porsche says takes 0.3 second. The company claims the vehicle averages 26 mpg in the latest European combined cycle—a

27-percent improvement over the non-hybrid Cayenne V-6—which is very impressive for a 5700pound SUV. (That’s about 350 pounds heavier than the V-8 Cayenne S.) The Cayenne hybrid has almost as much performance as the first Cayenne Turbo, yet precisely the same economy as with a Cayenne diesel. However, like most things that are good, it comes with a compromise. In this case, that compromise is that makes it the Cayenne a less satisfying car to drive than it was. And we’re not talking about ultimate handling balance here; its mere daily operation is marred by the hesitancy and indecision of a powertrain attempting to save as much energy as possible. A diesel would return superior economy on touring runs but, nevertheless, given its size and performance, the Cayenne hybrid’s consumption is worthy of note, while its interior does it credit, too. If they could sort out the small problems, it could be an excellent addition to the Porsche family.


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Hamilton College student Rhys Clark, 15 from Stonehouse, travelled to Malta recently to compete in the European Under 19 Snooker Championships against some of the best players in Europe. He competed in the group stages, with the top four in each group qualifying to the next stage. Rhys qualified to the knock out stage, the last 32, a result he can be very proud of! On returning from Malta, Rhys competed in two national tournaments, the Under 16s and the Amateurs, which is the Rhys Clark main event for men. He won the semi final in both and won the final of the Under 16s on 23rd May and is now ranked number 1. He was runner up in the Mens and is ranked number 2. On May 30th he competed in the Under 21 National Tournament and was runner up, now ranked number 2. Following his success this season, Rhys has qualified for:

Under 16s – Scotland vs. England – in Leeds in summer 2010

Under 16s – Home Internationals – September 2010

Under 21s – Scotland vs. England

Under 21s – Home Internationals

World Championships – Ireland, August 2010

Mens’ Amateurs – Scotland vs. England

Mens’ Amateurs – Home Internationals

Mens’ Amateurs – World Championships, Syra, December 2010

PETROL PRICES: Here are the locations of the cheapest fuel stops around the county. Unleaded Shell – Coatbridge ....................113.9 Esso – Bellshill Services . .........114.9 Asda – Blantyre .........................114.9

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Highest Price in Area ..............125.9

2002 ’52 Mini Cooper S

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Price: Starting from £57,000 Performance: 0-60mph – 6 secs Top Speed: 150mph Economy: Combined – 34.5mpg Urban – 32.5mpg CO2: 193 g/km Engine: 2995cc V6 Power: 374bhp Torque: 427NM

62,000 miles, 2002, 52 plate 3 Door, supercharger model, Panoramic Electric Sunroof, Xenons, Centre Armrest, Remote central locking, electric windows & mirrors, air conditioning, FSH Taxed & MOT 4 new runflat tyres. Sale due to lack of use (3rd car).

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Diesel Morrisons – Hamilton ...............116.9 Sainsburys – Hamilton...............116.9 Jet – Parks (Townhead) ............116.9 Highest Price in Area ..............126.9 LPG Morrisons (Glasgow Fort)........... 59.9 Morrisons – Hamilton .................60.9

Price in Area.................60.9 Tel:Highest 01698 803909

Hamilton Academical Ladies SWF U17 League Hamilton Accies 3 Drumchapel 2

As proud of last weeks defeat to the hands of Celtic in the league cup semi final, Accies were equally disappointing in there fortunate win over fellow Semi Finallists Drumchapel. Urgency was lacking from Accies play which lacked much movement and tempo in long spells of the match. Early exchanges seen Accies dominate posession and in spells played some excellent football. However there was a lack of cutting edge for much of the first half until some excellent interchanges between Black, Macbrearty and Bulloch left mooney with some space in midfield. She delivered a super pass wide from where Maclachlan played an excellent cross onto the Drumchapel six yard box where Brannon was brave and converted. The message at half time

was for more width in the Accies play and to be more patient in the build up and hopefully see more movement in the final third. However Drumchapel had other ideas and after missing a string of excellent chances Accies were made to punish as they were caught not only once but twice on the counter attack and fell behind. Only now did Accies show the urgency that was needed from the start and despite hitting the woodwork more than once, Accies persiverence paid off when Brannon won a penalty. Maclachlan converted well. Accies change in shape paid dividends late on when Brannon again proved a thorn in the opposition side as her persistence and bravery gave her the matchwinner. Coach/Manager Erwin said ‘ Tempo and Urgency were lacking today and I felt we had too many player not on there A game. We take the positives from the match in the fighting spirit we showed to come back however its

a difficult game to play if you wait to go behind before getting players to show enthusiasm and willingness to win. Young Brannon was the exception today as she had a fantastic match for us. We got out of jail today with the performance however with such a young side there is going to be highs and lows.’ Team ; Macarney, Burns, Black, Gilchrist, Macbrearty, Mooney, Bulloch, O’Neill, Neil, Brannon, Maclachlan. (S) Hinde

Hamilton Accies u15s Accies 3 Hutchison Vale 1

Hamilton Accies Produced their best display of the season so far by defeating a strong Hutchi Vale team by three goals to one. With both teams playing to a good standard it was Accies who collected the points with a stunning hat-trick from lone striker

Jodi Brannan. Hutchi vale scored with the last kick of the match to put a more realistic score line to the match. With an excellent all round effort from Accies special mention goes to Brannan who led the line superbly and also Hannah Preston.

Murieston 2 Hamilton Accies 2

Accies faced a tough trip to one of the form sides in there league. However on the back of a fantastic midweek win v hutchi vale they produced an excellent early spell which seen them take a 2-0 lead thanks to a double from Hannah Preston. Sadly in the second half Accies took there foot off the gas and Murieston levelled the scores. However this point might just prove a valuable gain when they add up the sums and finishing positions at the end of the season to see who is cream of the crop.

League Tables Scottish Women's Premier League Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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

L 0 0 4 4 3 4 3 5 7 9 10 10

F 95 55 43 56 35 24 24 21 21 12 7 5

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HUB Sport Healthy Working Lives Jogscotland 5K Challenge - 23/06/10 (Glasgow Green, Glasgow) NAME TIME Jim Breen (V40) 18mins 10secs Calderglen 10K Trail Race - 25/06/10 (Calderglen Pk, East Kilbride) NAME TIME Ross Bickerstaff (V50) 50mins 03secs Davie Kelly (V50) 51mins 55secs Calderglen 5K Trail Race - 25/06/10 (Calderglen Pk, East Kilbride) NAME TIME Michael Maxton -PB! 19mins 09secs John Berry (V50) -PB! 19mins 12secs Claire Purdie (FV40) -PB! 21mins 04secs Helen Whyte (FV55) -PB! 23mins 42secs Strathclyde Parkrun 5K Race - Event Number 12 - 26/06/10 (Strathclyde Country Pk) NAME TIME Michael Brawley 18mins 42secs Lindsay Moffat 36mins 13secs

TUNNOCK UDDINGSTON MATCH REPORTS Photo Courtesy of Cricket Scotland

Photo Courtesy of Cricket Scotland

Results For Junes 5k Handicap 1. Cheryl McNulty - 24:50 2. Davie Dawson - 20:18 3. Claire Purdie - 22:23 4. Terry Grady - 20:19 5. Grant McKenna - 26:14 6. Gary Mooney - 17:59 7. Stuart Boyd - 21:09 8. Neil Robbins - 18:41 9. Julie Rankin - 25:06 10. Jason Burns - 21:30 11. Veronica O'Neill - 29:47 12. Lyndsey Moffat - 31:15 13. Lynn Knox - 32.25 14. Lynne Kelly - 28:55 15. Paulo Leite - 25:00

Carlton’s Fraser Watts (centre), seen here hitting Uddy bowler Gavin Bradley away for four, in front of home keeper Bryan Clarke.

Appeal by Uddy bowler Gavin Bradley was refused

Tom Steele competing at the Stirling Triathalon.

Royal Albert Cycling Club

Road Racing: The club held its first Development Road Race session last Wednesday. Eight riders tackled 5 laps of a 4 mile circuit at Auchlochan. The first two laps were e at an easy pace to keep the whole group r together, to allow new riders to learn k by example, then it was every man for n himself. A main value in this race lay in m the practice of taking turns at the front of the bunch, then various aspects of m road race tactics kicked in as the speed d increased to over 32mph. s The three strongest riders eventually . broke the elastic and finished ahead of the e rest. The winner was Ricky Sutherland, e whose strength took him to the line first e after a long ascent. Second was Paul m Ramsay who found that the finishing hill was not quite steep enough to take advantage of his specialist climbing skills. Third was veteran, John Campbell, whose power was enough to keep him in contention with the younger riders. This development series was introduced following a recent talk on race tactics, by Ken Russell, former Scottish Road Race Champion, and is proving to be a valuable training exercise. It should become the ‘nursery’ for new riders to the club, as well as the practice ground for the more experienced riders to put to good use the kind of approaches suggested by Ken Russell. This race will be held every two weeks, and will alternate with the club 10 mile Time Trial at Canderside (Wednesday 30th June - Canderside 10 mile Time Trial; 7th July - Auchlochan Road Race etc).” Beginners’ Ride in Uddingston Area: Just a reminder that the Club is currently




The Harriers have been busy of late competing in many events across the county and beyond. Here are some of their achievements:

Strathclyde Parkrun 5K Race - Event Number 10 - 12/06/10 (Strathclyde Country Pk) NAME TIME David Hay (V40) -PB! 21mins 43secs Dunfermline Half Marathon - 13/06/10 (Pittencrieff Pk, Dunfermline) NAME TIME David Hay (V40) -PB! 1hr 39mins 35secs Polaroid Eyewear Vale Of Leven 10K Road Race - 13/06/10 (Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch) NAME TIME Jim Breen (V40) 38mins 23secs Kirkintilloch Olympians 10K Road Race - 17/06/10 (Lairdsland Primary, Kirkintilloch) NAME TIME Jim Breen (V40) 38mins 33secs John Berry (V50) 41mins 58secs David Hay (V40) 44mins 27secs Claire Purdie (FV40) 48mins 04secs Joanne Melarkey 52mins 17secs Cheryl McNulty 54mins 19secs Helen Whyte (FV55) 55mins 44secs Veronica O’Neill 1hr 05mins 51secs Strathclyde Parkrun 5K Race - Event Number 11 - 19/06/10 (Strathclyde Country Pk) NAME TIME Jim Breen (V40) 18mins 17secs Michael Brawley 18mins 17secs Men’s Health 10K for Men - 20/06/10 (Bellahouston Pk, Glasgow) NAME TIME John Berry (V50) 41mins 39secs Michael Maxton 42mins 13secs David Hay (V40) 43mins 58secs Davie Dawson (V40) 44mins 07secs Ross Bickerstaff (V50) 44mins 39secs Davie Kelly (V50) 46mins 39secs

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holding a series of runs to introduce people to the world of cycling and cycling clubs. The runs are up to 12 miles long and held over roads in the Uddingston, Cambuslang and Blantyre area. They are conducted by experienced Club cyclists and the pace will be that of the slowest rider. The runs are held each Monday and meet at Uddingston Station car park, adjacent to The Phoenix Lodge, at 7pm. All Welcome (but under 18s should be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult).

Uddingston visited bottom club Greenock in the final match of the first half of the SNCL Premier league season. On an overcast day and a greenish wicket, the home side won the toss and, surprisingly, opted to bat. Ricky Bawa took the first wicket in the second over with the score on zero and then proceeded to bowl tightly in a magnificent spell of 10 overs for 1 wicket at a cost of only 5 runs, a new SNCL record. A combination of unambitious batting, good bowling and fielding resulted in a steady fall of wickets until the score stood at 98 for 9 in the 39th over. However, the final pair stood their ground and added 33 before the last wicket fell in the 49th over with the score on 131. Paul Hoffmann took 4 for 27 and Aamir Gul 3 for 18. By the time Uddingston batted, the weather had improved significantly and the match was won comfortably by 8 wickets in the 28th over with Ras

Priyadarshana on 31 not out and Sameer Zia on a splendid 70 not out. It is difficult to describe in words the degree of nail biting excitement built up in the closing stages of the Scottish Cup quarter final tie at Castle Policies on Sunday between Uddingston and Heriots. Captain Ricky Bawa won the toss and put the visitors in to bat. They were kept in check by some very economic bowling and, when the dangerous Lockhart-Krause was caught by Clarke of Bawa in the 18th over, the score stood at 48 for 4 with most of the top order batsmen gone and Uddingston scenting a low total to chase. They reckoned without former Scotland cap Sean Weeranatna who made a spectacular 83 before being caught in the 36th over with the score on 140 for 6. Not for the first time this season, the tail enders proved difficult to remove and added a further 68 runs before the final wicket fell at

With Saturdays matches postponed due to the Scotland V England match at Grange, Uddingston took on Carlton at Castle Policies on Sunday. Captain Ricky Bawa won the toss and chose to bat in perfect conditions for a high scoring match. This was not to be and the bubble of the previous Saturdays win at Grange was well and truly burst by the fifteenth over by which time the score stood at 41 for 5. After a further 10 overs, during which only 28 runs were added, further wickets

fell in the 24th, 25th and 26th overs leaving the score at a paltry 69 for 8 in the 26th over. Staring at a possible total of less than a 100, batsmen 9, 10 and 11 battled on gamely and carried the score to 152 all out in the final over with Josh Johnston contributing a fine knock of 32. On a fine day on a flat pitch the modest target of 153 was reached easily by Carlton in the 34th over for the loss of 4 wickets after racing to 76 in the first 12 overs, Uddingston losing by 6 wickets.

208 in the 50th over. With the threat of rain from the west and the possibility of Duckworth-Lewis rules being brought into play, the Uddingston openers Hoffmann and Sameer made a brisk start and had posted 52 by the 7th over when Hoffmann was out caught for 30. This kept the home team well ahead of the required strike rate but wickets fell steadily and, in the 17th over the score stood at 97 for 4. Aamir Gul and Gavin Bradley pushed the total along with a steady partnership of 67 before the former was caught in the 34th over with the score on 164 for 5. When Bradley was out for a fine 48 in the next over, mild panic set in and the 7th and 8th wickets fell quickly leaving the total at 175 for 8 at the end of the 40th over. What had seemed like a comfortable victory know looked exceedingly unlikely with two of the younger players, Josh Johnston

and Niall Macleod at the crease and 33 needed for victory. The youngsters stuck to their task manfully and, when Niall Macleod was stumped in the 45th over, the home side were 16 short of victory with 1 wicket standing. By this time the tension among the spectators was palpable. At the start of the 49th over, with the visiting bowlers showing signs of nervousness, 5 runs were required. 2 runs were added in this exceptionally anxious over. With captain Bawa and Josh Johnston holding fast, 1 run came from the first ball of the 50th over, followed by a dot ball. In the midst of ever rising tension, the 3rd ball was given as a wide and with 1 for the run Uddingston won the match by 1 wicket with 3 balls to spare, their 4th last over win of the season. The 2 batsman left the field to a raucous greeting from their team mates and the spectators.

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Ricky Sutherland, winner of the Auchlochan Road Race

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Accies Unlucky in Cup Defeat Celtic 3 Hamilton Accies 0

Courtney Macavoy tripped as she passes the Celtic defender.

This game matched a real landmark in the u17s progression this season. Missing 4 players on holiday Accies were somewhat depleted and relied heavily on a young side with four u15s making up the starting eleven. The disappointment of failing to compete in long spells in matches against the old firm earlier in the season was replaced by the disappointment of not actually going through to the final as Accies 17s matched celtic all the way until Celtic snatched too late goals in the remaining 5 minutes of the match. Accies battled superbly and were tactically spot on in all areas of the pitch and despite Accies contributing to Celtics opener the girls response on the second half filled all at the club with pride n what we are trying to achieve. Celtic were rattled in the second half as twice Maclachlan worked her way in behind the defence only to be denied by a keeper at the top of her game. Despite Bulloch who had an outstanding first half carrying a rib injury in the second half Accies fought and battled for every ball for every minute of the game.

Celtic rarely troubled Accies for the majority of the second half but when they did get in behind Accies keeper Macarney was there to stop the danger with excellent goalkeeping. Celtics two late goals came from a corner and an extraordinary cross come shot which deceived the keeper. Macavoy and Black both u15 players had fantastic matches in a game that was difficult to fault any Accies player as there commitment and self belief to compete at the highest level was a credit to the club. Accies Coach/Manager Erwin said ‘Despite the natural disappointment as League Cup Holders not to be in the final again I cannot commend the girls enough. We have shown that as a club at this high end level of development at u17s we can compete and match with one of the best teams and players that the country has to offer. With such a young side this augurs well for their own development and for the club as a whole. I was a very proud man today of the efforts that the girls put into this match - I believe we showed today we have players who have the capability here to represent Hamilton

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Kim Black wins the ball in midfield.

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