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WELVE year old Wishaw lad Colin McLaren was the envy of concert goers at the SECC in Glasgow on Wednesday 30th March after a recent trip to see his hero Kylie Minogue perform her Aphrodite - Les Folies tour. Not only did Colin have the chance to meet Kylie prior to the show, but he was also treated to a personal performance and received a flower direct from Kylie herself in front of thousands of fans in attendance. Colin suffers from a rare genetic brain disorder called Adrenaleukodystrophy and 2 years ago underwent 2 bone marrow transplants as his brain was in the early stages of deterioration. During this treatment Colin and his family were introduced charity fundraiser and miracle worker Les Hoey who has arranged for Colin to meet a host of stars from the world of music and sport including Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell. On Wednesday Les arranged for a group of children, including Colin, to receive backstage meet and greet passes and a great night was had by all the children in attendance. Colin’s dad Grant said “Kylie came across as a really down to earth person and took her time with every child. She was only too happy to sign

autographs, speak to the children and pose for photographs.� Some readers of The Wishaw Hub may remember back when Kylie started out as Charlene Robinson from Neighbours before moving into music in 1987 with her first album ‘Kylie.’ With classics such as ‘Locomotion’ and ‘I Should Be So Lucky’. Kylie herself is no stranger to illness and her ‘Showgirl’ tour had to be postponed after being diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent surgery and chemotherapy and in 2005, speaking out about it later describing it as ‘a nuclear bomb.’ However she returned to the stage in November 2006 to rave reviews. Unfortunately when Kylie asked Colin what song he was looking forward to hearing her sing during the 2 hour long show, Colin’s was disappointed to hear that Kylie would not be performing his special request of “Higher�. However, never one to disappoint, Kylie proceeded to serenade Colin with a few verses which only added to the special occasion. Not only did Colin receive a kiss from the international superstar, but cheeky Colin was more than happy to oblige when Kylie requested a peck in return. Clearly having made a lasting impressing, during the

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very sunny welcome to the readers of our 16th Edition of the Wishaw Hub. It has been a busy two weeks at the Wishaw Hub. With so much happening during the holidays, it’s all fullspeed ahead. There’s plenty of fire at our sizzling Battle of the Bands competition, why not go down to The Commercial in Wishaw and be totally inspired and blown away by some real Scottish talent. Our new international newspaper, the Sargodha Hub (Pakistan), is in its trial issue and is set for a massive 1st edition release so it’s definitely ‘all systems go’. All avid hill walkers, tune into our hill trekker Jamie McEwan who is in pursuit of the awesome climb, toppling Mount Kilimanjaro (that is Mount not ‘Ben’) later this year. The Hub Cafe (Motherwell) has raised awareness in aid of ‘Mad Ministries’, and our

local Kiera Ward had an awesome fundraiser event at Strathclyde Park. Also in this issue, our Junior Editor, Sannah has been busy completing the popular Children’s Hub section, so see if you’re in it. And last but not least, the newly formed Wishaw Junior Girls U15’s football team is storming its way to massive victory. Read all this, and more, in this issue of the Wishaw Hub, Lanarkshire’s best and only positive-news publication. On a slightly different note, the Wishaw Hub is once again recruiting for salespeople and journalists. If you feel you have what it takes to work in a busy vibrant newspaper company, then drop me an email with your CV. With recruitment being at the top of our agenda lately, I am proud to announce the appointment of our newly recruited Assistant to the Editor, Gary McCord. His previous knowledge of working in

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“I don’t know what the wee man’s got but special things seem to happen to him when he meets famous people.” said his father Grant McLaren, “Colin is quite a happy go lucky boy and always positive, but Wednesday night was probably the happiest I’ve ever seen him and that was thanks to Miss Minogue and of course Les Hoey.” If you would like further information on how you can become a bone barrow donor and help people with illnesses such as Colin’s, please visit Anthony Nolan



Saj Sabri LLB Hons, LLM, CCNA, Editor in Chief the newspaper business, and vast experience as a journalist and writer will prove useful in this demanding role. I am also proud to announce the addition of our new Regional Sales Director, Kal Sabri, whose talents both as a salesman and freelance journalist have already proven invaluable to the team. It’s great to have them on board, and we wish them both the very best in the coming weeks and months! From myself and the rest of the team, have a happy Easter Break and make the most of the lovely sunshine. Peace! Saj Sabri


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Neil Welcomes Mark’s Law to Lanarkshire S NP Candidate and Scottish Government Housing and Communities Minister Alex Neil has welcomed the extension of “Mark’s Law” to Lanarkshire. From now on every parent in Lanarkshire will have the right to find out if a known sex offender has access to their children as new child protection laws are rolled out across Scotland. Strathclyde Police has now joined “Keeping Children Safe” which aims to prevent predators from threatening children by giving legal guardians a right to register a “child protection interest” in any individual with unsupervised access to their children. Mr Neil said: “this project has been piloted in Tayside and elsewhere in Scotland and has proved to be a great success.It is called “Mark’s Law” in memory of 8xyear old Mark Cummings who was killed by Stuart Leggate in Glasgow in2004. The scheme gives parents

of under 18 year olds the right to ask the police for the histories of people they believe to be sex offenders, if those individuals have access to their children. The police will only release such details after a formal application has been applied for by parents. This marks a significant step in the fight against paedohpiles and I am encouraging any parent who is in any doubt about anyone who has direct access to their child to use this new law to ensure that their child is properly protected.”



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ou may remember back in Issue 13 of The Wishaw HUB we included an article on 30 year old Jamie McEwan from Carluke who was celebrating his 30th birthday with a big adventure in mind. Rather than hitting the town with his mates and partying the night away, he has taken it upon himself to raise money for his chosen charity Ouarriers by climbing Africa’s highest mountain and the world’s highest free standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro which lies 205 miles south of the equator at the north Tanzanian border with Kenya. Having started his training in October2010, Jamie has been ticking off some Scottish Munroe’s, which are mountains over3,000 feet, and is now hooked on hill-walking and climbing. He said “I have really got into it; it’s a great pastime and way to stay fit”. Jamie is now planning to walk the West Highland Way, a total of 90 Miles, in under five days, trekking on average 20 miles per day and camping along the mute. He said “I’m strong minded, determined and fit to do the 20 miles a day. I have no worries at all and it’s a Since last speaking to Jamie in March, he has successfully ran two charity nights aimed at raising money to fund his trek and support the Quarriers charity. The first was held on 12th March at Carluke Masonic Hall where the band “The $ellouts” did a fantastic job of getting everyone up dancing and organising raffles. The event raised £700 and Jamie was keen to pass on his thanks to everyone that helped His second charity evening was also held at the Carluke Masonic Hall on the 2nd April and comprised of a Charity Camel Race where much fun


was had by all in attendance raising £500. Jamie was keen to pass on thanks to his main sponsors McGarry Flooring and TSL Waste Management, family and friends that helped organise both evenings, TSL Waste Sophia and the Masonic hall for the venue and to everyone who donated prizes or took part in the various events helping him raise a combined total of £1,2000. Never one to put his feet up and rest, Jamie plans on completing The West Highland Way from 21st - 25th April as part of my training alongside partner Kirsty Miller.

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his April sees the annual performance of The Easter Egg Club’s “Legends” show that promises to be a celebration of musical genius with solo performances and chorus numbers from true legends such as The Beatles, Queen and Abba plus comedy sketches, all of which will result in a great night out for adults and children of all ages. Normally held in Motherwell’s Civic Theatre, currently closed due to refurbishment work, for the second year running this audio and visual extravaganza will instead be held in the theatre at Wishaw’s Clyde Valley High School and starts a 5 day run from the 19th April. The group depends on the support of the local community for its survival and over the past few years has seen a significant drop in ticket sales partly based on the current economic climate and a dramatic fall last year as a likely result of the change in location. A spokesperson for the group

said “Whether it’s the change of location, the recession or other factors, we urgently need the support of the local people of Wishaw and Motherwell to get behind our local group and buy tickets to this fabulous show.” Each year, the cast make a donation to local charities from profits the show generates and 2011 sees The Easter Egg Club relying on the kind and good natured support of the local community to come along, kick back and unwind to songs from well known and much loved artists past and present such as Billy Joel, Elvis, Neil Diamond and Roy Orbison to name but a few. The Easter Egg Club will be performing “Legends” at the Clyde Valley High School Theatre in Wishaw at 7.30pm every night between Tuesday 19th April to Saturday 23rd of April and tickets can be purchased in advance by either calling John Neilson on 01698 322 867 or ordered online by visiting

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n exciting electro music event is due to be held in Wishaw that will see half the funds, generated by ticket sales, going towards helping families devastated by the recent Japanese Tsunami last month. The event, dubbed ‘DVDA Goes Commercial’, will be held in the 30s Soul Suite Nightclub, Wishaw, on Thursday, April 21. With tickets costing just £2 and featuring an eclectic mix of music with an electro slant, as well as original animation and projections, most the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal, which is helping to rebuild homes and lives ravaged by last month’s earthquake. The club night is being organised by local collective DVDA (Digital Video Digital Audio), which comprises of local DJs, animation and graphic artists keen to bring alternative music to the town and offers music from the likes of

Daft Punk, Fake Blood, Deadmau5, Soulwax and Boys Noize whilst being headlined by DJ Scott Yardley, who has been organising the charity effort. Scott told The Wishaw HUB, “When I first saw the video footage of homes being destroyed during the tsunami in Japan, as well as the aftermath, I was really shocked at the scale of it,” said the 29-year-old explaining his reasons behind why they decided to support the appeal, “At the time, we had been organising the club night and felt that a really positive thing to do would be to give half of the money raised by ticket sales to the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. It’s just a way of giving something back, and helping families devastated by the earthquake” Scott, who will also be helped out on the decks by fellow Wishaw-man Davie Rae described the

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abour Party candidate for Airdrie and Shotts, Karen Whitefield, has congratulated everyone involved with St Andrew’s Hospice at the start of their 25th Anniversary celebrations. Ms Whitefield was joined by Labour’s health spokesperson Jackie Baillie during a visit to the hospice. Speaking after the visit, Ms Whitefield said “I was delighted to be able to visit staff and patients at St Andrew’s Hospice at the start of their 25th Anniversary celebrations. Scotland leads the way internationally in the field of palliative care and St Andrew’s Hospice leads the way in Scotland. Every time I visit St Andrew’s Hospice I am immensely impressed by the hard work, commitment and dedication of the staff and volunteers who work there.

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he excellently named Hub CafĂŠ (although no relationship to The Wishaw HUB newspaper) held a fund raising and awareness day in aid of ‘Mad Ministries’, a Christian trust who serve and equip local churches within their local school communities. This particular event was organised to promote their ‘Mad in Schools’ project which provides chaplaincy teams, school assemblies, staff chaplaincy and religious and moral education input to name but a few of their many services. Speaking to The Wishaw HUB, youth pastor Brian Lowri said “Partnership is at the heart of our work. As part of a multi-agency society, we at “Mad in Schoolsâ€? help churches play a wider role in the lives of young people. Our young people spend most of their day at school. So instead of waiting on them to come to the Christian community, we go to them and together with their school management team we serve them in a way that is both relevant and in keeping with the schools own aims and visionsâ€?

Local schools were keen to praise their work and Dorothy Gebbie, deputy head teacher of Cathkin High School said “Mad ministries involvement in Cathkin High’s Chaplaincy Team has been invaluable. They are able to communicate God’s word with young people in a relevant and challenging way�. Ian McKerron, Head Teacher of Woodside Primary School, said “Mad Ministries vibrant presentations enthuse children of all ages; they have the knack of delivering the message that is thought provoking as well as exciting. The stimulating use of resources and excellent rapport with children make them a popular choice for assemblies and visits to the School.� And principle teacher of religious education at Coatbridge High School sang the praises of Mad Ministries by saying “They have a unique ability to capture the attention of young people and in challenging them to consider how Christianity could make a difference to their lives�. Following the fund raising

event, Diane Boyle, owner of the Hub CafĂŠ said “After hearing and seeing the good work that Mad Ministries do I wanted to help. I opened up my cafĂŠ to them on Saturday 2nd April. That day was a great success and we will continue to have a close link with this charityâ€?. She added “I would like to thank everyone who helped with the home baking the cakes were wonderful and well presentedâ€?. Further information about Mad Ministries and their work can be found via their website. www. or by telephoning 01698 267697.









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o family can quite comprehend the impact that the death of their own child will play in their lives, however the Hughes family took the tragic loss of their daughter and launched the inspirational Funky Natz Foundation and are hoping to help raise awareness and much needed funds through a Charity Golf Event taking place in Wishaw Golf Club in May. On Wednesday 2nd March 2010, 11 year old daughter Natalie Hughes who suffered from Epilepsy passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at Hairmyres Hospital. The family are still uncertain as to the cause of Natalie’s death and uncertain if her Epilepsy was indeed a contributing factor. “As you can imagine our whole world was ripped apart and my family are struggling to cope and live day to day just nowâ€? said Natalie’s parents Eddie and Eileen Hughes. In Natalie’s memory, her brother Mark set up an internet charity donation page as a substitute to having people offer flowers and so far it has raised over ÂŁ4,000 for Epilepsy sufferers in Scotland. However believing this was just the tip of the iceberg and to help raise awareness, The Funky Natz Foundation was founded by the family. Together with Strathclyde Paint Merchants Ltd & Natgem Decorating Centre Ltd, The Hughes Family aim to create awareness & generate support to the essential fundraising for the charity, Epilepsy Scotland.

Epilepsy is one of the most common serious neurological conditions in the world and as many as 1 in every 130 people in Scotland are affected by this condition. This is a significant number & yet there is still much misunderstanding & stigma surrounding this condition. Supported by a unit of faithful friends & a caring community, whilst being driven to support the cause in memory of their daughter, Eddie & The Hughes Family have arranged a fundraising Charity Golf Event taking place at Wishaw Golf Club in May with the aim of raising funds in excess of ÂŁ5,000.00 at this event alone. To ensure increased support at this event The Funky Natz Foundation would like to welcome all donations and at present they have accumulated a great selection of prizes & items for raffle including signed football tops, VIP

days at Celtic Park & Fir Park, four-balls at Gleneagles & Glasgow Gailes, bottles of malt whisky and golf products. The family would like to pass on a message via The Wishaw Hub to both the local community and organisations “Words cannot express how thankful we all are at your kindness to support The Funky Natz Foundation. If you would like to support The Funky Natz Foundation then prizes can be donated at the following address Mr. Eddie Hughes C/O Strathclyde Paint Merchants Ltd, Unit 9, 48 Belhaven Road, Wishaw, ML2 7NX Or if you would like to make a financial donation, please visit


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ur own Kiera Ward (Coltness) has managed to pull off a spectacular feat by walking five miles around Strathclyde Loch in fancy dress, all in order to raise awareness of a rare condition called Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), of which Kiera herself is a sufferer. Kiera organised a fancy dress walk on Saturday 2nd April from 4pm to 7pm, at Strathclyde Park and a fun-filled evening at M&D’s function suite from 8pm onwards. It turned out to be a great success where 50-60 people came all dressed up and ready to have a good night. It was a night of fun& games, from belly and leg waxing, to money in the bottle, raffle tickets to win prizes such as hair and beauty vouchers from Motherwell College and numerous other charity based games. Kiera was dressed up like Andy from Little Britain, and there were many different characters such as Batman, Bugs bunny, Mr Blobby, Elvis, Superman, Vicki and Daffyd from Little Britain and many more. There were many prizes donated, Netherton Cars had generously donated the buffet and offered mini valets for the raffle, Hair treatments had been donated by Flicks Salon (Wishaw), a bottle

of Vodka had been donated by the Commercial Hotel (Wishaw) and even Bookers Cash and Carry (Hamilton) had donated as well. The football teams Rangers, Celtic and Motherwell had offered gifts for the auction as well. It was an amazing way to raise money and everyone had a great time. Kiera arranged this event with the help of her parents to give something back to Yorkhill Hospital who gave her many years of support with her condition, CRPS. This is a chronic progressive disease characterised by severe pain, swelling and changes in the skin. The pain can spread to your hips,waist, arms, neck, back and shoulders and can be so severe sometimes that you are unable to walk or go to the bathroom. Over the years Keira has been in and out of hospital with muscle-spasm attacks, and she has continued treatments at a specialist hospital in Bath (England). All the money raised from Kiera’s event will go to Yorkhill Hospital’s ‘Alexandria Pain Reserve Fund’. This event is a great example of Kiera’s appreciation of everyone that has helped her in her condition, and the Wishaw Hub was more than happy to cover her event. Enjoy all the pics!

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n Uddingston salesman was so impressed by the response of the paramedics when his son was injured in a sledging accident that he decided to take up the profession himself.

44 year old Donald Wilson’s son was sledging with his family on 2nd January last year when an accident left him with a serious head injury. Recalling his sledging accident at Chatelherault

Country Park, 8 year old Jamie said: “I went down the hill while my dad was coming up and then I bumped into him and then I fell onto my side.” Having fractured his skull and lying unconscious in the snow, Donald utilised some basic first-aid training and did what he could to help clear Jamie’s airways while someone called 999. He said

“While we waited for the helicopter, a First Response paramedic came and then an ambulance paramedic, and they all dealt with Jamie really, really well.” Jamie was subsequently airlifted to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow by a Sea King helicopter from HMS Gannet and after a 10day stay in hospital he made a full recovery. The whole experience


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caused Mr Wilson to reflect on what he wanted to do in life. Giving up a long career in sales, he applied for a position as a trainee with the Scottish Ambulance Service and exactly one year after Jamie’s accident, he started his job as a foundation paramedic with the Scottish Ambulance Service. He added: “It’s a very rewarding job and having my own son go By Willie Talbot through a traumatic accident, I feel I’ve got empathy towards Good evening, people we’re called out At last Thursday’s meeting of the rotary club of Motherwell to who are in the same and Wishaw International Convenor John McDonald confirmed that the bookstall would be held this Saturday in kind of situation.” the Brandon Precinct, Motherwell from 9 am onwards. The Although proud of winner of the weekly bonus ball was Rotarian Hugh Graham. his father’s new profession, Jamie does The guest speaker was Heather Willimott who spoke about not plan on following in the John Muir Trust. John Muir was born in 1838 in Dunbar. He emigrated to the USA where he became a founding father his father’s footsteps of the world conservation movement and devoted his life to and instead wants to safeguarding the world’s landscapes for future generations. be a rugby player and The John Muir Trust is the leading wild land conservation drive an ice-cream charity in the UK and its vision is that wild land is protected van. So be it a 999 and that wild places are valued by everyone. After answering emergency or 99 cone, members questions rotarian Bill Dickie provided the vote of the Wilson’s are the thanks. ones to call!

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NHS Campaign Encourages Scots Not To Be Caught Out This Easter A

s spring finally arrived this week, NHSScotland launched a new campaign to encourage people in the Lanarkshire region to prepare their health for the Easter holidays. As Scotland’s health services gear up for one of the busiest times of the year, the Be Ready for Easter campaign asks people - particularly parents, carers and the elderly - to look after themselves and their families over the holidays. With coughs and colds common during Easter and allergies, such as hay fever, making a comeback in the Spring weather, NHSScotland wants people across Lanarkshire to take a few simple steps to look after their health. Be Ready for Easter encourages people to have a well-stocked medicine cabinet, know when their GP surgery is open and plan ahead for repeat prescriptions over the Easter break, the Royal wedding weekend and the April school holidays. Many GPs work throughout the holidays supporting the out of hours services across Scotland. Dr Liz Duncan, Clinical Director of Out of Hours Services for NHS Lanarkshire health board, said: “With so many school and public holidays during April, it’s important to be prepared to

look after your health. This includes knowing when your GP surgery is open, planning ahead if you do need repeat prescriptions and making sure your medicine cabinet is well stocked with common remedies. “As well as stocking the remedies you might need for coughs, colds, allergies or minor injuries, local pharmacies can also provide useful advice on how to stay healthy this spring.” Eunice Muir, Executive Nurse Director at NHS 24, was joined by children from Giffnock Primary School to launch the 2011 Be Ready for Easter campaign in Huntly Park, Glasgow. Eunice explained: “After winter, Easter is the busiest time of year for Scotland’s health services. This year we have a combination of school holidays, the Easter holiday weekend and then the Royal wedding at the end of April giving a second long weekend. So it’s more important than usual to make sure you have the right remedies at home to care for you and your family’s health this month. “Many GP surgeries will be closed for two four day periods over the Easter weekend and the Spring holiday weekend, so it makes sense to ensure you know when your surgery is open, and also to keep a note of local

pharmacy opening times during this holiday, in case you need them.” She added: “It’s also important to plan ahead if you need repeat prescriptions and intend to be away from home over the Easter break or the public holidays.” The four key steps that Be Ready for Easter recommends this Spring are: Restock your medicine cabinet Common ailments such as colds can often be effectively treated at home with readily available medicine such as pain relief, cough mixture and cold remedies. Parents are reminded to restock their medicine cabinet with child-friendly remedies. Use your local pharmacy Your pharmacist can offer advice or help if you need over-the-counter remedies or have run out of any prescribed medication. You can also collect remedies for minor accidents such as plasters and antiseptic creams. Make sure you have repeat prescriptions. If you or someone you care for requires medicines regularly, make sure you order and collect repeat prescriptions in good time to ensure you have enough medicine to last over the holiday period.

Know when your GP surgery will be open Your local doctor’s surgery may be closed for four days during the Easter weekend (Friday, April 22 to Monday, April 25) and for another four days due to the Royal wedding (Friday, April 29 to Monday, May 2) re-opening on Tuesday, May 3. General advice and information on how to stay healthy this Easter can be found at www.nhsinform. or contact NHS inform on: 0800 22 44 88.

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Q’s Views! RETURN OF THE JAKIES Previously, I told of how I saw a jakie trying to pay for a train ticket with half a £10 note (yes, half a £10 note). Well yesterday I saw something that surpassed this. In the bank, the chap in front of me wanted to draw money even though he had no bank card, no ID, and could not remember his account details. The bank staff were apologetic, but explained that for security reasons they couldn’t give him any money unless he had ID. So, in order to prove who he was, and to convince them he was an honest man, he handed over a slip of Barlinnie prison headed paper to prove he’d been in jail. Surely if you want to convince someone of your

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!

honesty, this is the last thing you should do? The bank staff insisted that they needed some form of ID. So, our hero asked if they’d give him money if someone in the bank could identify him? They said that it depended who in the bank he was referring to- a manager perhaps? With that, he grabbed a man in the queue and said “Him! He’s the guy who arrested me and sent me down for 2 years”. I have no idea if he got the money. THE BUDGET Whenever I watch TV and hear the words “There now follows a statement from Chancellor George Osbourne on the budget”, am I the only one who

believes it should be followed by the words “Viewers should be warned that they may find the content disturbing”? GADDAFI JUNIOR You’ll all have seen despot and Mickey-Rourke-AfterThe-Plastic-Surgery lookalike Colonel Gaddafi. But did you know that one of his sons used to play in Italy’s Serie A? No, I’m not making it up. His son Al Saadi played at Perugia, the club where former Rangers and current AC Milan star Rino Gattuso learned his trade. I’m told he’s now in charge of the Libyan Special Forces, which is quite a career change for a retired footballer. Though I suppose if Paul Gascoigne can get work both as a football

manager and a match analyst, then anything is possible. Some say he should be arrested and shot. I say we should find out if he has a Scottish granny, get him to start playing again, and make Scotland a team of world beaters. Think about it; how many referees would dare award a penalty against Gaddaffi?

Penalty shoot-outs would be won with ease, because the opposition goalie would know

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that the words “shoot-out” would mean something very different to Gaddafi. Incidentally, I mentioned that Rino Gattuso played at the same club as Gaddafi. Given his recent hardman antics, I reckon if Gaddafi can get the job in charge of the Libyan Special Forces upon retiring from football, I fear Gattuso could take over the world. IS THIS YOU? Are you a truck driver who thinks the M74 between Larkhall and the Cairn Lodge services is a good place to overtake a fellow truck driver? Well I’ve got news for you pal; it’s not. When you pull out in front of a car doing 70mph, and take about 5 minutes to pass a fellow trucker, that’s God’s way of telling you that it’s not a good idea. So please don’t do it again. Still, could be worse. I was once overtaken by a man eating a bowl of cornflakes as he drove. Whilst I do not condone his stupidity, it worries me that even he could manage a simple overtaking manoeuvre in less than 5 minutes. I’d love to see him explaining it to his insurers after a crash. AND FINALLY Do you ever read Q’s Views and think “That boy’s not funny, I’m

funnier than him”, then why not go and see some guys who are funnier than me on stage this weekend? “Three Men And A Little Lady (Boy)” stars Gus Tawse, Graham Mackie, and Ray Bradshaw, and can be seen at the Griffin Bar in Glasgow this Friday night at 8pm. All 3 are very funny, all 3 have gigged with me AND played football with me, and all 3 will confirm that my football is a million times funnier than my stand-up routine. Or, you could go and see my comedy mentors Patrick Rolink and Phil Differ at The Tron theatre with their show “Patter Merchant City”. They are very funny guys indeed, and if you ask them nicely at the end of the show, they may explain what inspires my bizarre rantings. Seriously folks, both the shows names above are very good. A comedian with no audience is like a kid with no presents under the tree on Christmas day, so go along and make both them and you happy. More information can be found on www.glasgowcomedyfestival. com

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elcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, and are currently enjoying the great weather. Over the past few weeks we received a Scottish poem by a boy called Kris Johnston (age 11) and his friend Stuart Bell (age 11). They live in Strathaven and go to Western Overton Primary school. This is a great poem and I would like to share it with all of you, I hope you enjoy it! There is also a story by a girl called Saffa.S (age 9) she wrote a story about her trip to Summerlee. I also received two more stories, one by Zahra Aziz (age10) and one by her brother Adam Aziz (age8). If you wish to see your poems, pictures, stories or comments send it in to childrenshub@ or post it to: The Wishaw Hub, 209 Main Street, Wishaw ML2 7NE

Make the World A Better Place Hi my name is Zahra and I am 10 yrs old. I’m going to tell you how to make the world a better place. I would like to start by talking about litter. People throw litter on the floor. It’s bad. If you would stop throwing litter it would be a cleaner place. Think would you like to live in a pile of litter? So please stop dropping litter. People buy too much food from supermarkets and takeaways. As this makes them fat. In poor countries there are people who have to walk miles just to get water. So stop wasting water. I wish there weren’t any wars. People are getting killed. There is no need to fight as it gets you nowhere in life. People keep wasting paper, Its made from trees just like rubber tyres, wood, doors and furniture. If we didn’t have trees we wouldn’t have

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oxygen. So we would die of no oxygen. So stop wasting paper. People drink alot of alcohol. They would possibly be drunk if they drink alot of alcohol. Once a week is okay but more than that is bad. So stop drinking. Mostly teenagers are destroying parks by spray painting or kicking them. Sometimes they even push the swings so the little ones can’t get them. Thank you for reading my story. I hope you’ve learned a few things from here and change. By Zahra Aziz Helping the Poor Hi my name is Adam and I am going to tell you about helping the poor. If I were rich I would go to all these countries such as India, Africa, Sudan and Iraq. I would give lots of my money to these places and some to charity. I would build

lots of houses, and give them water and lots of food and clothes. All the children who are orphans I would give them a loving and caring family to look after them. I would educate them to make them smart. I wish all of these wars would stop as so many people are dying everywhere. We are all losing. I would help all of the hospitals by giving them money to buy hospital equipment and new machines. I would give money to all the doctors for their research for better medicines, so people could get better quickly. I would also help the schools by giving them free books and computers. I would help the children who find it hard to read and write by giving them extra free lessons. I would help the RSPCA by giving food, water and homes to the animals. I hope you enjoyed reading my story By Adam Aziz

My school Trip to Summerlee One fine morning I woke up and brushed my teeth, had breakfast and went to school. About half past nine we got onto the bus and went to a fun trip. When we got there we were looking at the tractors outside. Then after that we looked at things like aprons, dresses and other old clothes. We saw trophies and medals. We went out into the other room and saw the wheelbarrows that they used to carry coal. We also found a box full of clothes, we tried them on and took pictures Then we had our snack I had a packet of crisps, a penguin bar and a bottle of oasis. After that we went on the tram it was slow but fun. When we got at the bottom we went in different rooms, they showed us lots of old houses. One of them had a doll, a boy called Aaron said it was Chucky even though it wasn’t. When we went in a shop the lady said it

was our turn to go inside the mine. It was a dark tunnel. We got closer to a door that said danger. We went inside, a mine is a place where it’s dark and people make coal. There were small rooms for the people to make coal. When we got out of the mine we went to the old cottages. They didn’t look old, they were beautiful. When we had seen all of them we went on the tram and into the shop. I got something for my friend Laura Campbell, it was a bouncy ball, and I also bought one for me and my sister. I had 50p left so I bought my mum a piece of rock and a stone for mother’s day. When we got to our school it was lunch time, we had our lunch and went to class. We all played scrambled then we did posters and went home. We had a great time; if you go to summerlee I hope you enjoy it too. by Saffa

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Monsters Under ma Bed Thirs monsters under ma bed, ah know it, I just don’t know how tae show it. I see their shadows all the time, I sometimes hear them start to rhyme. I see them playin’ ma Nintendo Wii, Sometimes even ma PS3. Ah run doon screamin’ tae ma mammy, She tells me, “Tak a calmy!!!” Thir big and black and really fat, Thir always triyin’ tae eat ma cat. Wans got a wart on its nose, The ither has got really stinky toes. They go tae ma cupboard and tak ma left shoe, Then they gan and drink ma Irn Bru, They drank more and more, so ah kicked them oot the door. They roll down a hill, which looks very sair, But ah don’t care: thir not here any mair!!! By Kris and Stuart


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Mar 20 - Apr 20 With so many planets in Aries, your Sun sign, you'll be able to turn on the charm and pressure to get your way. However a little too much flirting could get you in hot water although you'll probably enjoy yourself in the process. Meantime, with Mercury retrograde and in Aries, your Sun sign, you may have to sort some financial paperwork that threatens to become a mess if you cut too many corners. Take your time and double check the small print. The details are always there.

Gemini 21 May - 21 Jun A good cop, bad cop routine could cause more problems than it solves. While you may be tempted to force the issue where an important relationship is concerned it mightn't be a smart move to involve friends or associates since that could complicate matters especially if they've a vested interest in the outcome. Nevertheless, you may get your fingers burnt if you play with fire. With elusive and inspirational Neptune entering dreamy Pisces you may get the opportunity to study or explore metaphysical or spiritual matters which could cause you to reassess your outlook on life and love.


23 Jul - 22 Aug It looks like the hard work is going on behind the scene, away from prying eyes and one relationship in particular is set to grow and blossom the more you can escape from it all together, out in the open air or somewhere far away and exotic on an adventure that opens your mind and your heart. Meantime, with the Sun, your planetary ruler, exalted in Aries, educational, intellectual and metaphysical pursuits are well-starred. However, your reluctance to cut back on the socialising may leave you a little too tight to take advantage of opportunities on the work front which are just around the corner.


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22 Jun - 22 Jul With Mercury in Aries and the area of your solar chart governing your vocation, career and destiny; it looks like you may have to tie up some loose ends on an Be Beau military important project or family matter. If in £25 your haste you’ve cut too many corners then you could be called to account for Matalan yourself, or at least have to put the record straight, if not now, then by the first week of May. You’ve had a lot on your plate lately and while recognition and rewards for your hard graft is indicated, you need to ask for help and support when you need it, rather than soldier on with burdens that others should rightly share.


23 Aug - 22 Sep This week could get off to a steamy start as one relationship in particular leaves you spinning and sets your heart all of a flutter. The money thing could be deceptively simple but with Mercury, your planetary ruler, still retrograde in Aries you might be best advised to keep a control of, or hold of, and extra resources or finances that come your way and wait a little while before committing yourself or your finances to any long term commitments, personal, professional, financial or romantic.


24 Oct - 21 Nov A solution to an important domestic or property matter could present itself but it may take a certain amount of lateral thinking or creative accounting first. This is likely to be a tricky few weeks for you financially with Mercury, ruler of one of your money houses, retrograde until the end of April. Others are likely to try force your hand and they may even try to cut corners to get you on board but it is important not to be rushed. Your intuition may be your best guide as to what is the surest route through a forest of tempting if bemusing opportunities.

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Capricorn 22 Dec - 19 Jan

Aquarius 20 Jan - 18 Feb This promises to be a very indulgent week where love, lust and merrymaking are concerned. However, you might be advised to leave the credit cards at home if you're in a champagne and caviar mood. Not that you don't deserve to let your hair down, after all you've been through, and as a little light relief from the added responsibilities that have brought added stress, especially on the work front. An important conversation or discussion involving a personal or confidential matter cannot be postponed indefinitely, it might be best to take the initiative and grab the tiger by the tail.

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23 Sep - 23 Oct Relationships, huh! Haven't you enough on your plate than to have to deal with the romantic complications of certain people who just don't seem able to make up there minds or if they do, they're giving off some very strange signals. You may be tempted by something rich, sweet and sticky but be careful. Meanwhile, some kind of personal success or recognition is promised on the creative or educational front. Since you tend to feel it is often better to give than receive, you may feel understandably bemused by some outrageous flattery that comes your way.

With so much planetary activity going on in Aries, your pleasure zone, there is a pronounced emphasis on pleasure. However, with Mercury retrograde you may be a little confused about what is the most appropriate way to proceed, especially since your passion and desire is likely to cloud your perspective. While you may be spoilt for choice it is important not to let your desire for a little self-indulgent pleasure seeking distract you from an important work or career matter that needs extra work.

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By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. Whether you're the one doing the plucking or the one being plucked, when it comes to relationships a bit more tender loving care and gentleness can work miracles even if sometimes you tie yourself up in knots wondering whether it's okay to say things or do things to oil the wheels, even if sometimes your heart isn't in it. It is okay. Relationships are an art, requiring hard work and skill, inspiration and perspiration. Get out your watering can and roll up your sleeves if you're serious about love.

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With Mercury retrograde you may be driven to distraction with all the obstacle and delays that seem to plague your attempts to get your show on the road. Whether it revolves around your home, family or a loved one, it looks like you may have to go back and sort out some important and not so important paperwork. And so while you may have a right to be suspicious, if you have serious concerns it's probably best to keep your own counsel and do a bit more research Get ready to be opened up; spiritually, psychically, creatively. May the Force be with you.

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by Gary McCord ishaw secured a rare away win at Craighead Park on Saturday after the match had to be switched to Lesmahagow from Wishaw Sports Centre due to ongoing works to the changing accommodation. This was a bruising encounter with both sides battling right to the end as evidenced by the double sending off of the home side’s Logan and Jazza McBride for Wishaw as tempers frayed in the final 5 minutes of the match. Although Wishaw had the better of the early exchanges, the opening goal fell to the home side in 19 minutes after Peter Hamilton had been caught in possession. Danny Gallagher did manage to parry the first attempt

but ‘Gows Brennan was on hand to stroke the ball home. Despite the setback Hamilton, in his first start, went on to have a fine game and looks to be a good addition to the Wishaw ranks. The visitors got back on level terms after 24 minutes, Terry Markey winning a foul on the right before sending the ball into the middle where Jazza McBride was waiting to pounce sending a bullet header into the back of the net past the helpless Fleming in the home goal. JP McBride was booked for diving when a penalty looked a possibility but Aussie referee Deene was having none of it. Right on the stroke of half time Wishaw really should have taken the lead after fine work by Markey on the left but,


with the goal glaring and Coffey and Jazza McBride lining up for a tap in, he elected to go for the near post and Fleming scrambled a save. The second half continued in similar style to the first with both sides creating chances but failing to capitalise. Lesmahagow in particular missed several opportunities with balls fired in from the slope at the far side finding no takers. Wishaw’s winner came midway through the half. JP McBride sent a corner kick into the front edge of the box. J McBride ran in as if to shoot but left the ball to James Coffey following behind who slammed the ball through the mass of players crowding the six yard box and past goalkeeper Fleming.

EAST KILBRIDE THISTLE 1 WISHAW JUNIORS GIRLS 11 by Gary McCord he Under 15s continued where they left off last week with another high scoring victory to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Gemma Whitson started the scoring after only 3 minutes with a fine strike from the right wing. Caitlin McLean quickly made it 2-0 after a great run from Nicky Bell whose pass left her with an easy finish. Hannah Coakley then went close with an effort from 18 yards and Joanne Rae saw her attempt


cleared off the line. Wishaw went three up after 20 minutes when an Amy Anderson shot was only partially cleared and Jamie Lee Dearie was on hand to knock the ball in. Five minutes later it was 4-0 as Joanne Rae cut the ball back for Hannah Coakley to fire home. The home side hadn't been in the game at all and on one of their few attacks they managed to pull a goal back but just before half time Gemma Whitson made it 5-1 after good play from Nicky Bell.


It was much the same as the 2nd half started with Wishaw in complete control. Jamie Lee Dearie made it 6-1 and Joanna Devine blasted home a Nicky Bell corner to make it 7. Amy Anderson then won a penalty after being brought down and duly converted the spot kick herself to make it 8-1. Ten minutes later it was 9-1 as Kayleigh Carr scored from an excellent cross from Olivia McMahon. In the final ten minutes a brilliant double from Nicky Bell completed the scoring to round off another excellent team performance. Player of the Match - Amy Anderson

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ishaw Juniors Ladies took on Aberdeen University at Tileworks Park, Stonehouse on Sunday 10th April in a second round SWFL League cup tie. Wishaw were short in numbers with only 2 subs after Rachel Everett called of ill and Eilidh Hegarty, Mandy MacDonald and Natalie Stewart were unavailable. Louise McIntyre took over in goals. On a glorious sunny day, Wishaw began strongly with Eilidh McIntyre tormenting the Aberdeen University defence down the left . After 9 minutes the pressure paid off when Eilidh swung in a corner from the left for Kerry Creechan - one of the smallest players on the park - to head past the Aberdeen keeper at the right hand post. Three minutes later Wishaw doubled the lead as Lauren

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played the ball through the middle to Pamela Liddell beating the Aberdeen off-side trap to collect the ball and race through to slot the ball past the advancing keeper. Shortly after this, Wishaw scored their third when Jade Gallon collected the ball in midfield and played it to Stephanie Crichton who made a superb reverse pass to Pamela Liddell who had the simple task of scoring to make it 3-0 to the home side. Pamela completed her hat-trick in the 20th minute when she again ran clear of the Aberdeen defence after collecting a pass from Jade Gallon and beat the advancing keeper. Dionne Brown was then unlucky to hit the post after the keeper could only push out an inswinging corner from Eilidh McIntyre on the left. Pamela then scored her 4th goal,

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came after 27 minutes when Stephanie Crichton again played an excellent ball through the Aberdeen defence and Pamela latched onto it to put Wishaw 6 up at half-time. Aberdeen University persisted in playing off-side from just inside their own half but they were punished time and time again by the quickness of the Wishaw forwards. At half-time, Dionne Brown was replaced by Ewelina Spilkowska and Ashley McCombie was replaced by Kirsty Kirkland. The tempo of the game went down in the second half but Wishaw were still creating chances with Eilidh McIntyre being unlucky on a few occasions not to add to the score. Gillian McLellan, playing sweeper, went in goals with Louise McIntyre coming out to play in defence. It took Wishaw until the 78th minute to score their 7th goal and inevitably it was Pamela Liddell and this was the goal of the day. Eilidh McIntyre made a great run down the right and played a superb

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Liddell saw the ball rocket into the top corner of the Aberdeen net. Eilidh McIntyre was rewarded in the 80th minute for her hard work when she latched onto a Gill McKenzie crossfield pass to fire the ball into the net for Wishaw's 8th goal of the day. Fittingly, the last word went to Pamela Liddell when she collected the ball from Lauren Gallon and slotted it under the keeper to make the final score 9-0 to the home side. This was another good performance from the Ladies, especially in the first half when the link-up play from midfield to the forwards was excellent - breaking down the Aberdeen University off-side trap time and time again. A seven goal haul from Pamela Liddell makes her player of the match for the home side. Next up for the Ladies is a league match away to Cowdenbeath on Sunday 17th April with the venue still to be confirmed.


life, as again Caitlin McLean scored from inside the box, to make it 2-0 after only 10 minutes played. A further 2 goals in the first half from Joanne Rae, one from Nicola Bell and another from Jamie-Lee Dearie, made the half time score 6-0 to Wishaw Juniors. The second half started the same as the first with Wishaw having the majority of the ball and the home side having no real answer to Wishaw’s passing game. Superb finishing brought four further goals from JamieLee Dearie and one each from Joanne Rae, Caitlin McLean and Gemma Whitson to complete the rout and a miserable day for the new town club.


by Gary McCord ishaw Juniors U15’s stormed to victors at King George V Park in Wishaw against the Cumbernauld Colts grabbing 13 goals in what was an easy victory and was only the second match of the season for the under 15’s due to another postponement last week. The Juniors Girls started this game against Cumbernauld Colts very well, and it only took five minutes for the girls to score their first goal when some fine passing down the right wing found Olivia Whiteford whose cross found Caitlin McLean at the back post to head in from close range. This goal clearly sparked the Juniors girls into

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WISHAW 2 MARYHILL 3 in a delightful chip shot over the advancing Gallagher. The visitors second came just on the half hour mark after a 6 yard box scramble with Devenney being forced into a double clearance before the ball broke towards McIntyre, who was slow to react, allowing a ‘Hill forward to force the ball over the line. Maryhill’s goal number three came from the left side again the ball being lobbed the ball over Gallagher in what was virtually a copy of the first goal. Wishaw struggled to create clear chances but with half time

by Gary McCord aryhill may have received the points, but Wishaw got the credit for a great second half fight back after trailing by two goals at the end of the first session on the Sports Centre 3G on Saturday. The homesters showed a number of changes from last week with several regulars unavailable and were slow to settle. Few chances fell to Wishaw


in the early stages, although after one encounter Maryhill were forced into substituting keeper Kieran Cannon after a clash with James Coffey as the striker slid in to take advantage of a through ball. The Glasgow side took the lead in 22 minutes when Russell got clear on the left, after shaping to pass he suddenly spun on the edge of the box and sent



looming, J P McBride pulled one back, slotting home from the edge of the box. Wishaw brought Hughes on for McIntyre and Airth for Fitzpartick and changed formation from 4-5-1 to 4-4-2.

The aerial ability and running of Airth, playing for the first time in several weeks after injury, started to cause problems for the visitors who were being forced back into defence and the changes paid off in 58 minutes when James Coffey netted Wishaw’s number two after running on to an inch perfect pass from Gary Meechan after great play by Docherty and youngster Michael Clarke. Maryhill went five at the back to try to stem a constant stream of attacks as the home side pressed for an equaliser. Hill’s substitute keeper Mair pulled of an acrobatic save from a headed flick by Airth when a goal looked certain. With time running out and with ‘Hill hanging on, JP McBride came close with a drive whilst Airth was thwarted by a last second tackle as he prepared to fire home. Match Sponsor – The Golden Fry Wishaw – Gallagher, Docherty, Dias, Hamilton, Devenney, McIntyre, Clarke, Meechan, Coffey, JP McBride, Fitzpartick. Subs - Hughes, Airth, Trialist Maryhill - Cannon, Wilson, McIntyre, Stanley, Banks, Gordon, Callander, Ferguson, Russell, Orr, McGivern . Subs - Fry, Rose, Temporal, Stewart, Craig, Scaramuzza, Mair. On Saturday Wishaw are at home to Royal Albert and kickoff is at 2pm at Wishaw Sports Centre

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