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very warm welcome to 2011 from everyone at the Wishaw Hub headquarters. We wish all our readers a very Happy New Year, and thank you for lifting the first publication of 2011 which we are starting with a BANG! 2010 was a great year for us. Being the youngest publication in North Lanarkshire, we have gone from strength to strength, and along with our sister paper The HUB, The Hub Publishing Group is soon to become not only national, but INTERNATIONAL! As promised, our new Hub Corporate Office is due to open in Wishaw Main Street in early February 2011 which will allow all our Wishaw Hub Fans and advertisers to personally visit us and see the ‘goings-on’ first hand. It will also allow you to pop in with your good stories and photographs for Pet of the Fortnight, Dodgy Parking/Dodgy

Pictures etc and any other things you wish us to print. We have expanded our sales and design team to generate more quality work, and with the move into our new larger HUB Headquarters, we are set to tackle 2011 with a storm. Throughout this year, you will see the launch of four new HUB titles which will take the HUB Publishing portfolio to six – allowing us to spread the good positive news to the wider masses and benefiting businesses who wish to advertise to a larger audience through their favourite publication. Of course, all of this would not be possible without the consistent support of our readers and advertisers, and for that we are very thankful indeed. We endeavour to keep delivering the good news and promoting the feel-good factor to all communities nationwide. Keep reading, and

Saj Sabri LLB Hons, LLM, CCNA, Editor in Chief together, we shall rid our world of all negativity. Once again, thank you for your continued support, and together we can look forward to a brighter 2011 and beyond.



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he Time Capsule in Coatbridge was officially opened by North Lanarkshire Provost Tom Curley on Friday 14 January. It follows the completion of the first phase of £6 million refurbishment works. The new centre has proved to be a hit with the public, boasting over 40,000 visits since it opened in December. This represents an increase of 130% on the same period last year. Provost Curley said: “The Time Capsule looks fantastic and it’s great credit to everyone who worked hard to make it happen. It has a proud past and can look forward to an exciting future thanks to the improvements that have been made. “I’d like to congratulate everyone involved for making it such a success and look forward to seeing the centre continue to develop and the plans for the ice-rink coming to fruition.” To allow the extensive refurbishment work to take place, the centre was closed for just under a year. It now boasts a unique new attraction: Europe’s only indoor Tornado Tantrum slide. The thrilling 30 second slide, which was imported from Canada, can be enjoyed by up to four people at once. And Splashdown Island, the interactive play area is also proving a hit. It features Scotland’s largest tipping bucket, which takes seven minutes to fill before unleashing up to two tons of water on swimmers below. Councillor Jim Logue Chairs the Time Capsule Trust, he said: “Scotland’s waterpark is a national

attraction. It brings people here from all over the UK. “We’ve set an ambitions target one million visitors this year, so naturally we’re delighted that so many people have visited in the opening weeks. Local people have been enjoying the new facilities too, and we’ve noticed many people with young families using it during the day. “It’s important to remember that this is just phase one of the improvements. We’ll soon be starting work on the refurbishment of the ice rink and have plans to include a health suite.” Phil McEwan, the managing director of Ogilvie Construction – the main contractor on site – said: “The project, which was completed just before Christmas, made major enhancements to the leisure facilities on offer – and also upgraded the plant and structures behind the scenes. Here at Ogilvie, we drew on our considerable experience in the leisure sector to deliver the enhancements on time and on budget and were delighted to be a part of this prestigious project. “We wish North Lanarkshire Council, the Trust operating the centre, and the staff and customers at The Time Capsule every success for the future.”

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Crime Beat Recent Police incidents in our area Theft

COMMITTED: AT: 1100 ON: 02/01/11 LOCUS: CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 231 BRANDON STREET, MOTHERWELL bout 1015hrs on Sunday 2nd January 2011 the congregation attended at the EU Congregational Church, Brandon Street, Motherwell to attend the Sunday service. The service finished at approximately 1100hrs. At this time one male who was sitting about four or five seats from the front of the church. left his seat and walked passed the altar. He then stopped and turned round and looked back to where he was sitting. He then walked back to his seat. He then again left his seat and walked towards the middle of the altar then turned around and walked towards the exit of the church. The treasurer noticed that monies that were previously in the collection plates had been removed. This was later reported to the Police who are now leading an investigation to identify the male described.


Serious Assault

COMMITTED: AT: 0020 ON: 01/01/11 LOCUS: NEAR TO ROBERT STREET, DRYBURGH ROAD, WISHAW METHOD: Punch complainer to the face thereafter strike him to the back using a weapon to his serious hurt. bout the time and date stated the victim was celebrating the New Year at the rear parking area of the Anvil block flats on Main Street, Wishaw setting off several fireworks and Chinese lanterns. This area is situated to the rear of the car parking area of the Anvil black which is surrounded by a white metal fence which has access via a stairway. After being at this location for approximately ten minutes and on leaving they overheard a voice coming from the Anvil block and an unknown person threw a bottle in the direction of the complainer and witnesses. This bottle smashed nearby and the group then made their way onto Robert Street and headed towards Dryburgh Road. As the group approached the junction of Robert Street with Dryburgh Road they became aware of two males behind them. At this time an argument ensued whereby the male with the white jumper, began shouting and assaulted the victim. During this struggle the complainer was punched once to the face and he was thereafter struck by a weapon once to the back. The aggressor and his associate then ran from the scene of Robert Street and out of sight. One of the group then found Police Officers on foot patrol nearby and they administered first aid, arranged an ambulance and searched the area.





COMMITTED: BETWEEN: 1830 ON: 31/12/10 AND: 2145 ON: 31/12/10 LOCUS: ROADWAY LOGANS ROAD, MOTHERWELL METHOD: Use unknown instrument to scratch side of motor vehicle.

The complainer parked her vehicle at the locus at the first time and date stated. At the second time and date stated the complainer went back outside and discovered the full Side of her vehicle had been scored with an unknown instrument.


COMMITTED: AT: 2058 ON: 01/01/11 LOCUS: WINGATE STREET, WISHAW t the time stated, the police witnesses were on duty in uniform, dealing with a serious incident. As such, police witnesses had parked the marked police vehicle and were within a nearby building. The police Witnesses did not hear any noises nor see the person responsible from within the house but, upon exiting the house, they noted the front windscreen had been cracked, with an indentation at the driver’s side. A review of the CCTV showed the male, who had apparently jumped on to the car and on the windscreen, cracking and damaging same. He had apparently used his mobile phone to view himself committing the crime. The culprit then made off and was last seen in the Craigneuk area.


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COMMITTED: BETWEEN: 1830 ON: 29/12/10 AND: 1000 ON: 30/12/10 LOCUS: EMPIRE WAY, MOTHERWELL t first time and date stated, the complainer returned home and noted the Christmas wreath was attached to her front door, all in order. At second time and date stated, the complainer discovered the wreath missing and informed the local community Police Officer who was walking nearby.


Theft From A Motor Vehicle

COMMITTED: AT: 0200 ON: 30/12/10 LOCUS: CAR PARK OF HOLIDAY, HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, STRATHCLYDE COUNTRY PARK, HAMILTON ROAD, MOTHERWELL, ML13RB bout 0200 hours on Thursday 30.12.10, a staff member observed three males who he thought looked suspicious running from the Holiday Inn car park across a small grass verge and placing items into a motor vehicle. The witness observed them to then drive off out of Strathclyde Park. The witness then made his way towards where they had been seen; however within approximately one minute the three males returned again in the same motor vehicle, parked the vehicle on the footpath and again made their way towards a silver mini parked within the car park. The suspects vehicle was a dark coloured estate car. The three males removed wheels from the mini before throwing them into the back of their own vehicle and drove off at speed.


Theft by forcing entry to a motor vehicle

COMMITTED: BETWEEN: 1900 ON: 28/12/10 AND: 1945 ON: 28/12/10 LOCUS: CAR PARK AT, WISHAW GENERAL HOSPITAL 2008 Volvo was broken into with the Sat Nav system stolen.


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ellshill and Mossend YMCA are offering the public and opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the wide variety of services they deliver with their open day on Saturday 22nd January 2011 between 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Open Day will be an opportunity to learn about the services delivered by the YMCA free of charge. At the event, there will be staff from the Youth, Childcare and Health and Leisure services on hand to discuss and profile the work that they do. A real benefit of the open day will be the free public access to the YMCA’s new Absolute Women gym - Bellshill’s first ladies only gym. There is a specially designed circuit which is set up to work all the major

muscle groups as well as providing a cardio workout, and best of all, it only takes around half an hour to complete – ideal for any woman with a hectic lifestyle. Also, as its women only, you can work out at ease in our relaxed and non-intimidating surroundings. At Absolute Women, as well as participating in our circuit, you will be given your own personalised training plan, have periodic reviews of you weight and measurements to track your progress, receive free access to our unisex gym – Absolute Fitness and also enjoy our relaxing seating facilities with free internet access and refreshments. From the freshly refurbished surroundings to the state of the art equipment and extremely

competitive membership prices, the YMCA has something to offer women of all ages, shapes and sizes and are committed to helping you achieve your 2011 weight and fitness goals. In addition to access to Absolute Women the public will be offered the opportunity to try the Y’s multi purpose Health and Leisure suite and access to the newly refurbished free weights facility. If the festive season has left you feeling a bit bloated and lethargic, and you are looking for a quick and easy way to get fit, lose weight and meet new people, then get yourself down to the YMCA and find out how they can support you! Refreshments will be available on the day.

Neil attacks UK Government NEIL DELIGHT AS RIGHT TO BUY REFORMS BECOME LAW over poverty predictions A

lex Neil MSP has slammed the current and previous UK Governments over their records on poverty, after new figures showed child and working age poverty is set to rise by hundreds of thousands in coming years. In 1999 Labour promised to eradicate child poverty by 2020, and half it by 2010 but since then it has risen. The coalition cuts are now set to have a severe impact on child and working age poverty, with the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Joseph Rowntree Foundation predicting a rise in child poverty across the UK of

200,000 by 2014. By 2013/14, under new Government reforms on welfare and poverty there will be: ™Vg^hZ^cVWhdajiZX]^aY poverty of about 200,000; ™Vg^hZ^cVWhdajiZedkZgin[dg working-age people without children, of about 300,000; ™Vg^hZ^cgZaVi^kZX]^aY poverty of about 100,000; and ™Vg^hZ^cgZaVi^kZedkZgin among working-age people without children of about 200,000. Alex Neil MSP said: “The cuts being dealt out by the Tory-Liberal coalition will

have a huge impact on poverty levels here in Scotland. We are going to see thousands more children and adults in poverty thanks to the cuts that were planned by Labour. “Labour’s record on poverty was truly miserable, but now the Lib Dems and Tories are going exacerbate the problem. We need to see urgent action from the UK Government on poverty to stop this predicted rise. The Scottish Government is doing what it can on poverty but has no power of economic policy so cannot deliver the changes required at Westminster level.”


entral Scotland MSP and Minister for Housing & Communities, Alex Neil, has expressed his delight with the Bill he piloted through the Scottish Parliament being granted Royal Assent and becoming an Act of Parliament. The new law will ditch the right to buy (RTB) for new council house and housing association tenants and will come into force from 1st March 2011. It is expected that up to 18,000 homes would be kept in the social rent ed sector over the next 10 years, rather than being sold to tenants. A new Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) will be created, and the introduction of a charter for social housing, aims to improve value for tenants and taxpayers by assessing landlords'

performance. Around one in four Scottish households, about 600,000 homes, are in the social rented sector. Mr Neil said:"The Housing Act will make a huge difference to the rental sector in North Lanarkshire. It means that social housing is protected for future generations, providing homes for the people and jobs in the economy. "It will give the Council and Housing Associations the confidence to invest in new housing without fearing they will have to sell those houses at a discounted price. "We are already seeing the first Councils houses being built in North Lanarkshire for a generation, which is great news for people who are desperately waiting for a house or to be rehoused."

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outh Lanarkshire Schools' Big Band has phenomenal success at the recent Glasgow Jazz Festival School Jazz Band competition. They were awarded the Winners of Best Regional Band Category, Best Overall Band (winners of Chic McCafferty Cup) and Best Soloist Awards -A Joint award presented to Greg McIntosh (Drummer SLSBB) and Allan Dixon (saxophone SLSBB)

At the competition, the band performed Mas Que Nada and Bad Bad Leroy Brown. There was further success for South Lanarkshire’s Calderglen High School who were awarded the title of Winners of Best School Band Category. Graeme Barclay Assistant Instrumental Music Coordinator, South Lanarkshire Council told The HUB; "Our sincere congratulations, and thanks go to all

Band Leaders, staff, parents, schools and naturally our gifted musical youngsters for their commitment and support. This achievement is a true celebration of South Lanarkshie Schools'instrumental music excellence. We are extremely grateful to Creative Scotland for their continuing financial support to the band through the Youth Music Initiative.”


Allison Fallon presenting cheque to Sheila Millar from Neonatal Department at Wishaw General Hospital, watched by the Thorniewood League of Darts Team


he Neo Natal department at Wishaw General Hospital was £500 better off after some local residents grouped together to raise money for them. Local resident Alison Fallon of Tip Top Mobile Cleaning Services spearheaded the campaign to raise funds for the Neonatal in remembrance of her great nephew Daniel Mark Henney, who was born a twin sadly died at 8 weeks old after being born 14 weeks premature.

Neonatal nursing provide much needed care for newborn infants including specialised care for premature or ill newborns. Alison, along with the members of Thorniewood League of Darts, family and friends set about raising money for the department shortly after the darts team was formed. She told The HUB; “The darts team were looking to raise some funds to help support them when it was decided that they should

raise some money for charity at the same time.” To raise the money, Alison underwent a sponsored hair cut at Zeus based on Old Edinburgh Road, which raised over £340 with the balance coming in the form of raffles and donations. Alison said; “I would like to thank literally everyone who has helped, sponsored or made a donation and all of the clubs and organisations in the area were really supportive.”


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orth Lanarkshire’s young people are set to be stars of the silver screen as their drama DVD enjoys its first showing today (Wednesday 12 January 2011). Titled “The Good, The Bad and The Children”, the DVD is made by young people for young people and highlights the priorities of North Lanarkshire’s Children’s Services Partnership in their work to improve the lives of children and young people in North Lanarkshire. The young people decided that the best way to highlight the priorities was to produce short dramas about each one contained in the Children’s Summary Plan as a way of getting other young people involved in discussions about the issues. The DVD features a series of short dramas about young people who need extra help; young people affected by drugs and alcohol; young people who break the law; young people in care and keeping young people safe. The young people involved developed the storylines, acted the parts, filmed

the dramas and wrote a rap as a way of engaging other young people in discussion about the issues featured. Each young person was presented with a certificate in recognition of their achievement. An invited audience comprising secondary school pupils from Coatbridge and members from North Lanarkshire Partnership will watch the screening. And work is underway to incorporate the DVD in lesson plans at schools to help raise awareness of the Children’s Plan and encourage the engagement of young people. Speaking on behalf of North Lanarkshire Partnership, Councillor Barry McCulloch thanked all of the young people involved in producing the DVD. He said, “A tremendous amount of hard work and dedication was shown by all of the young people involved in making this fantastic DVD. Not only that, but the talent they display is second to none and it’s great to see them use these talents to highlight some of the issues that many young people struggle with.

“I’d also like to thank FPS (frames per second) Media for helping the young people produce the film and also to the Showcase Cinema for allowing us to screen their DVD at no cost.” Mary Castles, Executive Director of Housing and Social Work added, “Our Children’s Services Plan is key to meeting the needs of children, young people and their families. While most children and young people’s needs are met by their families or carers our plan focuses on services that target the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and require an integrated approach from more than one agency. “We’re consulting with young people at today’s event and helping them to explore these important issues and I’m sure the screening of he DVD will do just that. And just as importantly, we’re hoping to encourage them to become involved in letting North Lanarkshire Partnership know the issues that are important to the young people here in North Lanarkshire.”

Back Row - Andy Smith, Daryl Johnstone (16, Drumpark), Provost Tom Curley, Robert Love (14, Glencryan), Blane Dodds Front Row – Alan Mechan (15, Portland), Liam Richardson (17, Carrongrange) and Ryan Moore (13, Firpark)


new 7-a-side football league for secondary school pupils attending Assisted Special Needs schools (ASN) in central Scotland has been created. The fixtures aim to encourage greater participation from youngsters with additional support needs. The inaugural matches took place at the new £32m Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility at the end of 2010 and featured players from Portland, Glencryan, Firpark, Drumpark and Carrongrange in Falkirk ASN schools. The league has been set up as part of a partnership project involving North Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Football Association. Former Scottish International star and North Lanarkshire football development officer Andy Smith has worked hard to set up the league and

he said: “We have been working in partnership with the SFA during the last couple of years to provide weekly coaching sessions within our ASN schools. “The pupils and coaches have really enjoyed the sessions and we have some very talented footballers within these schools. “We are hoping to expand the league in the future and include more local authority teams as football provides a great way of encouraging the pupils to enjoy exercise and become part of a team game.” Each school has a squad of 10 players with dedicated coaches supporting their training ahead of league games. The SFA has provided funding to support the coaching sessions in the schools The next set of matches takes place

on the 4 February at Ravenscraig and this will be followed up further games in March and April before the top two teams go forward to represent the Central region at the National finals in June. Councillor Jim Logue, Convener of Learning and Leisure Services added: “We are proud to be supporting the ASN central league and the Ravenscraig facility provides the perfect sporting venue for this type of competition. “As a council, we are committed to encouraging all our pupils to get more involved in sport and have healthier lifestyles. “Through education and the stimulus of sport, young people can build self esteem and develop their sporting talents and the ASN league provides a perfect opportunity for this.”





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Welcome to 2011 – the start of the year. We all have, no doubt made some new year’s resolutions – what are they? Lose weight? Get a new job? Stop smoking? Give up Yum Yums? Well here at The HUB, our Creative Director decided that hers was to get fit.

To assist her with her goal of increasing her fitness, we thought we would publish some rather helpful tips to help in her quest. In the current hustle and bustle environment that we live in, many of us do find it very difficult to start exercising. Even if you look at the changing times, the level of activity that we do has fallen considerably to that of our ancestors. For example,

we all pretty much own cars and rely on them heavily to get around and the computer generation has had an impact too – we all spend a lot of time in front of them at work. When we get home, after we have seen to the kids, ate dinner and dealt with any other household chores, we think nothing of spending the rest evening sitting or even lying down in front of the TV. According to the BBC, many people’s views on sport and exercise were formed during school PE lessons – endless laps of a muddy field, or standing around shivering in T-shirt and shorts, hoping the ball didn’t come near you. Most of us have seen film of people running a marathon who look ready to keel over. Not surprising then that many people regard exercise as something miserable that has to be very, very hard to do you any good. It doesn’t. Here are some tips to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. At Work: Try taking the stairs instead of the lift (walk up and not down!) At lunch go for a walk – just a simple 5 minute walk will make a difference If you can, leave the car at home and walk or cycle to work If you take the train or bus, try getting on 1 stop early and walking from there.

together If they go swimming or play sports, why not join them. At Home Walk to the local shop If you can afford to, get some

exercise equipment like a treadmill or exercise bike – use them whilst watching tv. Use your stairs to help you exercise. Now that we have you doing some exercise, to what degree is best for you? Strenuous, moderate or mild?

The intensity at which you workout can be described as strenuous, moderate or mild. What constitutes a strenuous, moderate or mild exercise workload for you will depend on your current fitness. If you’re an Olympic 10,000m runner, jogging one mile in nine minutes would count as mild activity. For most people, though, it would be strenuous, if not impossible. Experts recommend that for purposes of general health, mild to moderate levels of physical activity are all that’s required. For many of us, this means brisk or purposeful walking, or the equivalent level of effort in another activity. It’s a pace at which you feel you’re making good progress while still being able to hold a conversation.

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their weight because of a medical condition, need 45-60 minutes of exercise at least five times a week.

As a rule of thumb, exercise of moderate intensity will make you a little warm or sweaty, and slightly out of breath, but no more than that. Recommended activity levels According to the government, only 37 per cent of men and 24 per cent of women take enough exercise to get any benefit from it. To avoid obesity, heart disease and other life-limiting conditions, the chief medical officer (the government’s top doctor) recommends the following: ™ 6Yjaihh]djaYYdVb^c^bjb of 30 minutes moderate-intensity physical activity, five days a week. ™ NdjYdc¼i]VkZidYdi]Zl]daZ (%b^cjiZh^cdcZ\d#Ndjg]Va[" hour could be made up of three ten-minute bursts of activity spread through the day, if you prefer. ™ I]ZVXi^k^inXVcWZV»a^[ZhinaZ activity’ (in other words, walking to the shops or taking the dog out) or structured exercise or sport, or a combination of these. But it does need to be of at least moderate intensity. ™ EZdeaZl]dVgZViheZX^ÃXg^h` from obesity, or who need to manage

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this is more important the longer and harder your planned exercise is, but it’s a good habit to get into if you want to prevent injuries, such as pulled muscles. The bottom line is that any physical activity, no matter how little, is better than none.

š JkdWWdZim[[jYehd`WYa[jfejWjeWdZiWbWZ Jacket potato topped with tuna (canned in water) mixed with sweetcorn and natural yoghurt and served with salad. š C[Z_j[hhWd[WdiWbWZm_j^h_Y[YWa[i Rice cakes served with rocket, avocado, tomatoes, fresh basil and black pepper. Plus a handful of unsalted nuts. š =kWYWceb[m_j^YhkZ_jƒi Homemade guacamole made from avocado, lemon juice, fresh chilli, tomatoe and garlic served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes. š JpWjp_a_m_j^YhkZ_jƒi Homemade tzatziki made from natural yoghurt, garlic, cucumber and lemon juice served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes. š 7leYWZeWdZfhWmdiWbWZ Fresh avocado served with prawns, salad, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. š @WYa[jfejWjem_j^]h_bb[ZYeZ Grilled cod fillet served with jacket potatoes and lightly steamed vegetables.

:[jenFbWd:_dd[hi š 9^_d[i[l[][jWXb[ij_h\ho Stir fry a selection of vegetables such as bok choi, spring onions, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and beansprouts in a little olive oil with garlic and ginger. Serve with brown rice. š 8Wa[ZiWbcedm_j^`WYa[jfejWje Bake a salmon fillet and serve with a jacket potato and steamed vegetables.

š JkdWWdZfhWmdim_j^deeZb[i Gently fry a selection of vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, peppers, courgette and leek in a little olive oil. When lightly browned, add a handful of prawns. Cook for a few minutes, then add canned tomatoes, tomato puree, black pepper and tuna canned in water. Bring to the boil and simmer until the sauce thickens. Serve with rice noodles. š Im[[jWdZiekhij_h\hom_j^h_Y[ Gently fry a selection of chopped vegetables such as onions, peppers, baby sweetcorn and mushrooms. Add canned pineapple (in fruit juice), canned tomatoes, tomato purée, white wine vinegar and honey. Bring to the boil and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Serve with brown rice. š FejWjeWdZX[WdYWii[heb[ Gently fry a selection of typical casserole vegetables such as onion, carrots and parsnip in a little olive oil with garlic. When browned, add diced potato and fry for a few minutes. Add fresh vegetable stock, black pepper and your favourite beans. Bring to the boil and simmer until the casserole thickens.

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ishaw’s premier entertainments complex The Commercial Hotel, are pioneering a first for Lanarkshire once again, they have teamed up with local recording studio FML to bring “Battle Of The Bands 2011” to the people of lanarkshire, The Commercial have already organized the very popular competitions “Wishaw’s Got Talent, Stars In Their Eyes and The Wishaw Factor” which were all a major success, The competition begins on Thursday 17th February and is already proving to be a huge success by the number of applications they have received, The prize is the ultimate prize for any up and coming band, it consists of a full band kit including lead guitar, bass, acoustic, keyboard and full drum kit, we are also throwing in all rehearsal time, recording time, mentoring, mastering and 1000 commercially pressed cd’s To enter the competition simply fill in an application form and send a demo

cd to : BATTLE OF THE BANDS, The Commercial Hotel, 420 Main Street, Wishaw, ML2 7NG. Don’t forget The 30’s Soul Suite is also open every Thursday with various drinks promo’s, The last Thursday of every month you will find “Shook To The Bones” Local band The Vigo

Thieves showcase an array of local and national talent, Doors open at 8pm and this month you will find acoustic set from The Vigo Thieves plus support from Smart, The Leptones, Millar Jukes, Jamie Keenan and DJ Phantom Jack, you can pay on the door for this event priced at £4.00



21st January - 3rd February 2011

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n 21st of December 2010 we all bore witness to one of natures wonders, a complete Lunar Eclipse. Such an eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth so that the earth blocks the sun’s rays from striking the moon. We are fortunate to know the science behind these events, however our ancient ancestors created myths about Lunar Eclipse’s.


As far back as 2134BC, the earliest records of the eclipse written by the Chinese tell us that they believed a dragon was engulfing the moon during an eclipse. The ingestion of the moon was extremely gory, with blood spluttering all over. They would beat mirrors and drums as well as shoot arrows in the sky to make the beast regurgitate and return the moon to its place in


the Sky. Although a lot more common than Solar eclipses, it is the first time since 1638 (372 years) that the eclipse has occurred on the Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year). The next Lunar eclipse can be seen on 15th June 2011 at 9pm provided we have clear skies. Being one of the Wishaw Hub’s photographers, I was


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21st January - 3rd February 2011

Getting an abortion has put me off sex!

I’m 17 and I fell pregnant from my 20 year old boyfriend. I decided to have an abortion last month, and have been cut up about it since then. I’m always depressed and feeling low. My boyfriend doesn’t seem to care and keeps hassling me for sex. I’m scared in case I fall pregnant again. I feel he has no consideration for how I feel. I just can’t stop crying about it, he acts as if I just got rid of a zit or something, and its no big deal. But I can’t forget that it was my baby I got rid of. I have always used the pill, and despite that I fell pregnant, so I don’t trust that anymore. Im worried if I keep on like this he might just get fed up with me and leave. I just want him to understand how I feel and just give me some time alone so I can deal with this on my terms. Why is it he cant see that? Answer Some men just find it hard to understand how women feel with pregnancies. As far as they are concerned what you can’t see you can’t grow feelings for. So they believe that all this is just drama. However that is no excuse for how he has been treating you, it’s frankly very selfish of him. What you need to remember is that whatever happens, don’t give in just because you are scared of losing him. If he can’t see how this is affecting you then a guy like that doesn’t deserve you. Forcing yourself to do something you don’t want, won’t help you emotionally. Instead it’ll make you feel worse than what you’re feeling already. It will then result with you getting more depressed, and chances are he will move on anyway. Don’t give in to his pressure. You need to talk to him, tell him how this abortion has made you feel, and

that you need time to recover. And at the same time talk to you GP or your local nurse at the surgery how best to use the contraceptive pill. Just don’t forget, don’t stick with this boyfriend unless he starts showing you more consideration. Good luck.

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Husband left me for a school girl!

My family has been torn apart ever since my husband fell for a girl less than half his age. I’m 38 and my husband is 40, we have 3 wonderful children the oldest daughter being 14. We run a small corner shop. It was by chance that I found out that one of our saturday staff had been sending texts to my husband. When I confronted him about this he told me it was innocent, he was just helping her with some college work. I didn’t believe him as these texts were getting sent even after midnight. I was right, the very next day my husband left me and moved back into his parents house. I found out from my mother-in-law that he took this girl to their house. Her father phoned me looking for my husband, luckily he wasn’t in. He told me that he was a policeman and would charge my husband as she was underage. I don’t know what to do. I’m just so worried. What can I do? Answer Well firstly, with regards to your husband being charged, if this girl is over the age of 16, then they are having consensual sex, so very unlikely he could be charged for that. With the big age gap you might find this relationship slowly fizzles out. Looks as though he just may be suffering from a mid-life crisis. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t be putting up with this. I would tell him how this is affecting your daughter. Whether he comes to his senses or not, the question is will you be able to forgive him? I think you should talk

to someone, who can help give you some advice. Good luck.

In love with two girls at once!

Can one person be in love with two people at once? I have been with my girlfriend for a year now, and I’m very happy,. Last week we had a work experience girl start at work for a week. She’s 16. I didn’t look twice at her at first. She wanted to be my friend on Facebook so I added her. I also added her on MSN. She then also asked for my mobile number. I didn’t see any harm in it until she told me that she fancied me. I was shocked at first but I was also extremely flattered. I saw her Facebook pictures and she looks totally different out of her work clothes. I couldn’t stop thinking about her. She asked me to cheat on my girlfriend with her and after work one day we went to a park where we hugged and kissed. It was amazing but I thought it was a one-off as I didn’t think I’d be seeing her again. Now my boss has offered her a Saturday job. This girl is starting to get upset because I told her I can’t be with her all the time. I don’t want to hurt my girlfriend. She would be devastated. My dad cheated on my mum in the past and everyone

has always said how much I’m like him. Now it seems that I am just as bad as he is. I really don’t know what to do. Answer Clearly You’ve been flattered by this girl’s attention but the fact that you went ahead and acted on that attraction raises serious questions about the strength of your feelings for your girlfriend. This may just be lust - we all feel drawn to other people sometimes. What you need to ask yourself is, is she really worth ruining what you have with your girlfriend? Ask your self this, how important is your girlfriend to you. Young relationships do tend to run their course. Your dad cheated on your mum, do you think subconsciously you could be recreating what you are familiar with? You need to think very carefully about what you are doing. Everyone enjoys a bit of fun, but could this become a habit… Is a moments happiness worth a lifetime of misery????

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hether or not you like the idea, environmentally friendly motoring is coming. The rising costs of running a car these days is making your average motorist take a long hard think. When car manufacturers, such as Toyota, offer a hybrid, you would assume they know what they are doing? The Prius has been with us for many years now, and whilst it is not to everyone’s style, it has by all accounts been successful. In keeping things fresh, Toyota has given their hybrid Prius a revamp. To differentiate from ‘run of the mill’ versions, the 10th anniversary special edition has brand new side skirts and front and rear bumper extensions while at the same time maintaining its eco rating. It also gets dark-finish alloys, bodykit and embossed black leather upholstery add to the impressive streamlined body to create an attention-grabbing car. It’s also sporting a new safety pack with a pre-crash safety system and the title of best selling Japanese car of 2010 as well as a Which? Best Buy Award. Performance Ok, buyers of a hybrid will probably not have ‘performance’ as top of their wish list but the Prius’ beltless 1798cc engine makes for a smooth drive with fourteen percent fewer emissions than the previous Prius model and 8.5 percent better fuel consumption. This engine helps combat rising fuel costs while the electric engine eradicates the use of fuel altogether when travelling under thirty-one miles an hour. It also leads to no engine noise or emissions and because the engine

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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!

If anyone in the insurance industry could advise me, please do so. Every time I phone up an insurance company and ask these questions, they hang up the phone on me. DRUNKEN EMAILS For years, I have argued the case for fitting phones and computers with breathalysers so as people can't send

AND FINALLY... AN EXCLUSIVE I've already written a bit about the doom and gloom of Eastenders, and the mentality of the people who find the characters "believable", but the antics of one such fan merit a special mention. For those of you who watch Eastenders, you'll have seen Ronnie Mitchell giving birth to a new baby boy whilst her other half Jack Branning was out of the country. As soon as the baby was born, Ronnie's sister Roxy Mitchell held up a mobile phone with Jack's name and number clearly displayed on the screen, and allowed him to speak to her via hands free about their new boy. What followed next in this particular plotline was very dark (even by Eastender's standards)- so dark in fact that I don't wish to discuss it in a family column like Q's Views. It should never have been shown before the watershed in my humble opinion. But one female took greater exception to it than me, and took an even more drastic course of action. After a few drinks she waited for the re-run of Eastenders, re-watched the scene where Roxy held up the phone with Jack's number displayed on it, and then rang it up. By sheer chance the name of the guy on the other end of the phone happened to be Jack too, so what happened next was comedy gold: - "Is that Jack?" - "Yes it is" - "Put that cow on the phone right now, what she did was bang out of order" - "Excuse me?" - "You heard me. Put her on the phone or I'll call the police. I have film footage of what she did, and I'll give it to them unless she comes clean to Alfie and Cat" I don't want to name the woman concerned as I suspect the police will eventually get involved. If you want to know what Ronnie Mitchell did, watch the re-run of Eastenders (unless you're under 16 and don't have your parents’ permission).

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drunken emails / phone calls and later regret it. Well, the good people at Google have come up with a program that requires the user to solve several mathematical puzzles if they try to log into their emails. That way if they're too drunk to solve the puzzle, the computer will deem them too drunk to send an email. I think this program is a wonderful idea. It would mean jakies could never ever send emails.

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CHRISTMAS TV As Coronation Street recovered from the biggest disaster in the history of ITV (apart from the time they gave Ross Kemp a golden handcuffs deal), Eastenders had characters stabbing themselves and threatening to jump off buildings. Which is what I felt like doing when I saw the amount of human misery transmitted on Christmas day. Depressing Christmas TV is now as inevitable as an X Factor winner getting the coveted Christmas Number 1 spot (which, incidentally, may not have happened if more of you had backed my campaign to get Ten Benson's "Black Snow" to the spot). Is it too much to ask our terrestrial TV stations not to show death, misery and chaos on the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ? Mind you, somebody I know got Jethro's comedy DVD for Christmas. So watching Christmas TV actually cheered him up.

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Mar 20 - Apr 20 Speaking your mind may make you feel better about situations but with Mercury, in Capricorn and the angle of your solar chart governing your career and reputation, your views will get an airing and so it’s important you make sure you’re understood. However impatient you are over the dilemma you face, it may still be unwise to force issues since your objectives could change.

20 Apr - 20 May You have been in an awkward position, it looks like you’ve had to try to be decisive, while situations themselves have remained unsettled. Frustrating as this state of affairs has been this weeks events may make you thankful that you did not commit earlier. Proposals and unexpected opportunities, not only influence your priorities but urge you to consider casting your eye further a field.

21 May - 21 Jun It would be easy to convince others, as well as yourself, that worrying issues related to ventures that involve them can just be ignored. While there is ample justification for ignoring difficulties, it is no surprise that your instincts are to hesitate. The key to dealing with situations is to stand your ground. Others have reason to force issues but, with so much in transition, their threats are hollow.

22 Jun - 22 Jul With a full Moon in Cancer, your Sun sign this week, you must clearly sense the way forward. Unfortunately others don’t always see things quite as you do and events may not be cooperating either. But don’t be disheartened, the advantage goes to those who persist, even in the face of resistance. However vigorously others express their views; you must keep your nerve.

23 Jul - 22 Aug Others’ attitudes may be either impossible or inspired but things may be difficult to judge since all is not what it seems. Eliminate and deal with certain practical issues or obligations. However uninteresting, these should be given first priority. It seems that you have been ignoring matters of your own health and unless these are dealt with, they could interfere at just the wrong time.

Libra 23 Sep - 23 Oct

Scorpio 24 Oct - 21 Nov

Sagittarius 22 Nov - 21 Dec

Capricorn 22 Dec - 19 Jan

Aquarius 20 Jan - 18 Feb

While you may feel pulled in a number of different directions now, with a full Moon in Cancer this week, you may have to do some serious thinking about an important domestic, family or property matter. While this is unlikely to be the last word on the matter, you need to be aware that your situation right now isn’t as strong as it was but not so bad for you to get despondent.

You may feel compelled to get out and about to spread the word. It is not just because you have something important and meaningful to say, but simply that it’ll buy you some time, some breathing space and maybe even a little something to eat. Important decisions of a financial nature are required especially if you need the support of others in some way.

This week requires a variety of discipline that is uncharacteristic of Capricorns since your first impulse is usually to take action. This is effective most of the time but the full Moon in Cancer suggests a review of your finances is in order. Meanwhile the presence of Mercury in Capricorn suggests you should have a review of the past with moments of reflection before you talk turkey.

With the Sun joining Mars in Aquariusyou’ll be in your element with a growing sense of what you must do. As you redefine your identity and your values, even the nature of the situations seems to change on a daily basis. Understanding the indecisive nature of the times eases the pressure, but several decisions involving others must be made.

With Venus, your planetary ruler, in freedom loving Sagittarius, as Mars enters Aquarius, your pleasure zone, you may get a perverse pleasure from being either a tease or a tart, or falling on your sword in your desire to cater to the needs of loved ones. However, with a full Moon in Cancer, your eagerness to please may be misconstrued as genuine affection, unless of course it is genuine affection, in which case it may be time to have a clear the air talk.

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23 Aug - 22 Sep Virgos are rarely distracted from the achievement of their objectives but right now you could easily forget whatever it is you were supposed to be doing. If this means increasing amount of time spent in reflection and in assessing your aims then it will not be time wasted. But promises that offer fulfilment - either of a personal or romantic nature could sweep you away.


19 Feb - 20 Mar You should soon begin to feel more clear-minded and a stronger sense of purpose in your own inimitable way, and even that some situations seem more congenial. This week you may feel that strength but the changes swirling around you mean that everything is unsettled. Some of what arises willbe welcome, other elements are as puzzling as they are intriguing.

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21st January - 3rd February 2011


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DODGY PICTURE Have you got any dodgy pictures that you would like to add to our ‘Dodgy picture hall of shame’? Then send them in and the next dodgy picture might be yours in a future issue of the hub for everyone to see!

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14 21st January - 3rd February 2011


A New Year For Carnwath


By David Park, PGA Golf Professional


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elcome back to the Golf Hub and happy new year to all its readers, hopefully the snow has lifted where you are and we can now look forward to some golf over the next few weeks and prepare for the forthcoming season. Since the last edition i have returned from Bahrain to take up my new post of Head Professional

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™™Running™™ parkrun - Strathclyde Event 38, the New Year


n his 4th appearance, Steven MACGREGOR (SM30-34) won for the 2nd time in a time of 17:04. Martin DRYSDALE (VM45-49) took second by 73 seconds recording 18:17. Derek BREEN, (VM45-49) of Giffnock North AAC placed third in a time of 18:32. In her 4th appearance, Claire MCCRACKEN (VW35-39) of Victoria Park City Of Glasgow AC won in a time of 18:56 for the 3rd time. Claire MCCRACKEN beat Jill LOGAN (SW30-34) representing Motherwell AC by 141 seconds recording 21:17 in the process. Carole MUNRO, (VW50-54) of Motherwell AC placed third in a time of 22:56. In today’s Age Graded competition, Claire MCCRACKEN recorded a performance of 79.31% In the points competition John CONNOR has a lead of 598 points over second placed Ian DEVOY. Margaret GEBBIE leads Lorna BIRRELL by 737 in the ladies competition. This week there were 11 first timers. 7 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since the Strathclyde started to 968. In this time, 1062 runners from 63 different clubs have completed the race 3340 times covering a distance of 16700 kilometers.

Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Robert Gilroy runs his way to 1st place at event 39

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

Pld 11 12 8 9 10 10 10 10 9 9 7 8 9 10

W 6 5 5 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 2 1

D 4 5 2 3 0 4 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 2

Pld 8 9 9 9 10 8 10 9 10 7 10 9

W 6 6 6 4 4 4 3 2 3 3 3 1

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

L 1 2 1 2 5 3 5 5 3 5 3 4 6 7

F 20 16 22 9 12 13 21 18 17 18 17 21 16 14

A 10 11 8 8 16 15 24 26 16 19 13 18 21 29

GD 10 5 14 1 -4 -2 -3 -8 1 -1 4 3 -5 -15

Pts 22 20 17 15 15 13 13 13 12 12 10 10 7 5

F 25 25 26 13 13 17 22 12 14 15 12 12

A 7 15 14 14 16 15 21 18 25 11 27 23

GD 18 10 12 -1 -3 2 1 -6 -11 4 -15 -11

Pts 20 20 18 15 14 13 10 10 10 9 9 5

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

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Sex M M M M F M M M M M

Run Time 17:04 18:17 18:32 18:50 18:56 19:02 19:33 20:18 20:29 20:34

The male course record is held by Rex BANNER who ran 14:51 on 31/07/10, event #17. The female equivalent is held by Kerry LANG who ran 17:51 on 19/06/10, event #11. Herewith the full results for Strathclyde event 38, 01/01/2011:

Age Grading 76.86% 77.58% 78.33% 69.65% 79.31% 73.91% 67.09% 66.26% 66.64% 67.34%

Age Category SM30-34 VM45-49 VM45-49 SM30-34 VW35-39 VM40-44 SM30-34 SM35-39 VM40-44 VM40-44

Club Name Unattached Unattached Giffnock North AAC Central AC Victoria Park,Glasgow AC Unattached Hamilton Harriers Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC Calderglen Harriers Kirkintilloch Olympians

™™Running™™ parkrun - Strathclyde Event 39, 08/01/2011.


n his 5th appearance, Robert GILROY (SM30-34) of Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers won for the 5th time in a time of 19:23. Martin DRYSDALE (VM45-49) took second by 111 seconds recording 21:14. Chris WATTERS, (SM35-39) placed third in a time of 22:06. In her 3rd appearance, Claire PURDIE (VW40-44) of Hamilton Harriers won in a time of 26:58 for the 1st time. Claire PURDIE beat Ada STEWART (VW4549) representing Kirkintilloch Olympians by 3 seconds recording 27:01 in the process. Moira NICOL, (VW45-49) of jogscotland placed third in a time of 28:23. In today's Age Graded competition, Robert GILROY recorded a performance of 67.67% In the points competition John CONNOR has a lead of 507 points over second placed Ian DEVOY. Margaret GEBBIE leads Lorna BIRRELL by 737 in the ladies competition. This week there were 3 first

Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


Sex M M M M M M M M M M

Run Time 19:23 21:14 22:06 24:30 24:46 24:59 25:04 25:27 25:31 25:41

timers. 0 runners recorded PBs, bringing the total number since the Strathclyde started to 969. In this time, 1065 runners from 63 different clubs have completed the race 3365 times covering a distance of 16825 kilometers. The male course record is held by Rex BANNER who ran 14:51 on 31/07/10, event #17. The female equivalent is held by Kerry LANG who ran 17:51 on 19/06/10, event #11.

Age Grading 67.67% 67.27% 60.86% 56.53% 57.27% 60.51% 56.12% 60.38% 59.24% 56.07%

Age Category SM30-34 VM45-49 SM35-39 VM40-44 JM14 VM50-54 VM40-44 VM55-59 VM50-54 VM45-49

Club Name RCH Unattached Unattached Unattached Unattached GTC Unattached H Harriers jogscotland S Striders

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his long awaited Cup match between Shotts and Bellshill was finally given the go ahead at the weekend and ended in disappointment for the home side. Shotts pushed forward from the kick off and it took an excellent tackle by Bellshill defender Stevie Bennett to stop McStay as he drove forward. The visiting Bellshill replied immediately when Crozier sent Selkirk clear but home Keeper Brown comfortably saved the Striker’s effort. Bellshill Striker Sean McKenna was cautioned for a wild lunge at home

Keeper Brown - with the home side players and support demanding a red card be shown. The tie was starting to become a real cup match with end to end action with both sides pushing forward without troubling either Keeper. Boyack, Woods and Finnigan failed to hit the target as Shotts created half decent chances and at the other end Flynn, Doland and McKenna went close for the Visitors. With the last action of the first half Calder kept the score sheet blank with a crucial stop from a 10 yard Hanlon drive. With the wind behind

them Shotts pushed forward in search of an opener but the Bellshill defence stood firm. Bellshill were not content to sit and defend and Crozier and Flynn were getting the ball down and driving forward. Shotts were conceding fouls in the dangerous areas as they struggled to keep Bellshill at bay and this tactic cost them dearly in the 67th minute when Boyack brought down smith. Brendan Crozier fired the resultant free kick across the six yard area and Sean McKenna got across his marker to head the ball beyond

Brown to open the scoring. Two minutes later Hanlon sent Duffy clear only for the Striker to see his effort brilliantly saved by ‘Hill Keeper Calder. Shotts appeals for a penalty were ignored by the Referee when Hanlon went down in the box following a tackle by Malloy. The referee correctly booked Hanlon for diving and could have sent him off for another dive five minutes later. With the time running out Calder again denied Duffy with a fine stop to ensure ‘Hill held out for a well deserved victory.

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