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Glasgow’s East End Last Wednesday, UKIP MEP hopeful David Coburn, was hounded out of Shettleston by a group of protesters after attempting to hold a party meeting in a local supermarket café. The MEP candidate and his entourage appeared to be preparing for a day of canvassing in the East Glasgow constituency of Shettleston when they were interrupted by protesters from local opposition groups. David Coburn, the UKIP candidate for the European elections representing Scotland which took place last Thursday was along with his supporters, ejected from the premises by management.
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Outside the store, Mr Coburn and his supporters where lambasted by a number of protesters from different groups and local political activists.
When questioned by protesters on a number of policy matters, the Mr Coburn’s supporters were largely stand offish and on one occasion resorted to insulting a vocal member of the protesters.
www.glasgow-news.com policy of creating a strong UK which is open for business and conducive to new business interests within it’s own borders, without reliance on foreign markets. Mr Coburn also went on to draw a scenario where-in Sean Connery, famous for his roles in James Bond would return and run for government saying: “Obviously you wouldn’t
UKIP MEP David Coburn
In an interview, Mr Coburn responded to claims that he was a political opportunist, due to the fact that for the preceding 20 years to his candidacy, Mr Coburn has lived in London and abroad. Mr Coburn responded to these claims saying: “I was born and educated in Glasgow and my family has always lived in Scotland. Like many Scots I’ve had to travel and live abroad for business. I believe that Scots should be encouraged to go abroad for business and return to Scotland.”
on his first visit to Scotland, was barricaded in an Edinburgh pub after protesters surrounded the building and prevented the UKIP leader from giving his planned speech.
want Sean Connery to come back from Marbella, and run for the SNP, even though he’s always commenting on Scottish politics.”
at the bottom of the table behind the Scottish Socialist party and the BNP and coming in at almost 1200 votes behind the Conservatives.
When asked about UKIP wrestling control of the Glasgow East constituency from Labour and the SNP, both of which are traditionally strong in Glasgow East and the City as a whole. Mr Coburn claimed that “UKIP are strong in Glasgow East, the Labour party has used the electorate as political cattle and have taken advantage of them and just
After the short interview, Mr Coburn’s aides where insistent that he leave, as the police had arrived and the security at the local supermarket had already been clear that all parties should leave the property.
Buckfast to launch cans perfect for barbecues
The infamous tonic wine that contains as much caffeine as eight cans of coke was specifically named in 7000 crime, reports throughout the last three years. The cans which will be 25cl’s will be launched with a price tag of £2.90 and if the initial run of 16,000 is successful will become a permanent partner in crime to the 75cl bottle and 35cl bottles. On average tonic wine is mentioned six times a day in crime reports by officers throughout the country. It can be argued however that there will have been other drinks mentioned in crime reports and in Scotland it amounts to less than 1% percent of all the alcohol sold across the country. With the introduction of cans alongside glass bottles, there should
Mr Coburn also claimed that in the last general election in 2010 that UKIP “did well” in Glasgow East, claiming to have almost beaten the Conservatives, however statistics for the last election in 2010 show that in the Glasgow East constituency, UKIP only amassed 209 votes, coming in
The protesters which included members of Unite, local political activists Darren and Andrew Carnegie and a number of other independent locals accused Mr Coburn and his party of promoting racist, sexist and radical right wing policies.
However Mr Coburn’s opinion on Scots going abroad may be seen as controversial among UKIP supporters as it appears to conflict with UKIP’s
The makers of Buckfast, have announced, that just in time for barbecue season they are releasing Buckfast in smaller measures, Buckfast in a can.
expect them to vote Labour without giving them anything.”
This latest gaffe for UKIP in Scotland comes just over a year after the UKIP leader Nigel Farage
On top of this auspicious anniversary for UKIP, Nigel Farage has recently been in the firing line for racist comments on BBC’s Newsnight about whether voters would accept living next to Romanians or not and a car crash interview on a London talk radio programme, where his advisor was forced to step in to stop Mr Farage from forcing an investigation into his finances. In the polls ahead of the European election, UKIP are performing above the level expected, however the polls may as always tell a different story from the results after the dust has settled.
Police hunt Govanhill rapists
hopefully be a decrease in the amount of attacks and injuries people suffer as a result of being attacked with Buckfast bottles. However the tonic wine created by the Benedictine Monks has a name that immediately raises the hackles amongst politicians and members of society. Arguably it can be said that due to the popularity or infamy that surrounds the “poison potion” it has taken on a life of its own and is much of a badge of honour to drinkers as it is a scourge to society. When you consider the millions/ billions of pounds worth of advertising that the larger alcohol brands collectively bombard us with on television per year, in stark comparison the Devon Monks spend
nothing. Not a single penny. Stewart Wilson sales manager for Buckfast’s distribution company J. Chandler said “The reason why we wanted to bring out a can is firstly we get asked quite regularly to bring out Buckfast in different shapes and sizes and it’s something we have looked at but never really considered at any great length.” In the last sales reports released in 2013 more than half the entire worlds supply is consumed in Scotland with 80% percent of that being sold in the “Buckfast Triangle”, (the area between Airdrie, Coatbridge, and Bellshill). One things for sure, barbecues in the “Buckfast triangle” will be a hair raising occasion this summer.
Police have renewed their appeal for information after a woman was raped by two men in Govanhill last Monday. The 24-year-old was attacked on Dixon road in the early hours between 1am and 2am. She was last seen outside a local Spar shop in Cathcart Road just after 1am and again just before 2am. Police said CCTV images showed there were people in the area at the time and they are keen to speak to four men. The woman was seen in the company of two men, the first man is described as having a sallow complexion and very dark hair. He was wearing a dark jumper, trousers and white trainers. The second man also had a sallow complexion and dark hair. He was also wearing dark clothing. Police said there were a further two men with yellow high visibility
jackets near the Spar shop at about that time. Det Insp Liz McLean, said: “Our review of CCTV images from the surrounding area has shown there were several people around the Cathcart Road area around the time of the incident. “A number of people have already come forward to assist our investigation but we are keen to speak to these four men who we have seen on the CCTV to get in touch with us. She added: “I’m aware this incident will be a cause for concern for local residents and I would like to reassure people there are a number of additional patrols in the area. Anyone who has any information or concerns can speak to an officer or contact their local police office.” Anyone with any information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101. By
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Man charged after body Anti-rape found in Uddingston march
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A man has been arrested after the body of a woman was recovered from the River Clyde in South Lanarkshire. The body of 60-year-old Eileen Glassford, from Motherwell, was found near Uddingston Grammar School at about 7:30pm on Monday. Police launched an investigation after the corpse was found near Uddingston Grammar School on Monday at around 7.20pm. The area was closed off as forensics officers began examining the scene.
Paul Connelly, 49, has been charged for her death after appearing at Hamilton Sheriff Court. A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “At around 7.30pm on Monday, May 19, the body of a 60-year-old woman was recovered from the River Clyde near to Uddingston Grammar School in Uddingston. “The deceased can be named as Eileen Glassford from Motherwell.” The case was committed for further examination. By
Pupils sign up to help at summer challenge More than 30 young people from East Renfrewshire high schools have signed up to give their own time to young readers this summer. The volunteers will be working with primary age children to help them complete a summer reading challenge.
East Renfrewshire libraries service will once again be running the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge over the holidays. It runs from 28 June and ends with a special presentation of certificates for all those completing the challenge.
They will be supporting the youngsters in Giffnock, Clarkston, Mearns and Neilston libraries.
They’ll start once reading gets under way after two launch events on June 28, which will see award-winning author and illustrator Debi Gliori visit two local libraries.
It comes after a small project pilot in one library last summer proved a big success.
She will be in Giffnock from 10 to 10.45am and Clarkston from 11.30 to 12.15pm.
Scottish government backs plans for bag charge Holyrood’s Enviroment Committee have backed plans to introduce mandatory charges for all single use carrier bags.
If shoppers want a bag, they will need to pay a minimum of 5p, with proceeds going to charity. Many supermarkets like Lidl and Marks & Spencer already charge for bags. Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said it will encourage
Scotland to start thinking more about recycling and waste. He said: “Single-use bags are a symbol of our throwaway society, with around 750 million given out by supermarkets every year in Scotland alone - that’s 12 bags per person for each month of the year and more per head of population than anywhere else across these islands.” By
A midnight rally has been organised in Govanhill, to “send a message” against the recent rapes in the south side of Glasgow. The event, called These Streets Were Made for Walking, will take place on the 9th June. A Facebook page has been set up and so far over 1,000 people have clicked that they will be attending. The walk has been set up by two women who live in the Govanhill area who are “tired of harassment, and the fear of assault being a part of our daily lives, simply because we are female”. On the Facebook page they write “what we’re suggesting is that we stop putting the onus on the victim and what they can do to be ‘responsible’ regarding their own safety, and instead focus the blame right where it should be: on the rapist. “Something has to be done to send a message to both the perpetrators and the authorities that we will not stand by and let this massive problem within our city be ignored.This walk is then both a show of solidarity, in support of the victims of rape, and a call to action; to encourage more police presence and support in this area.” The peaceful walk will take place on Monday 9th of June at 11:45pm, meeting at the Queens Park gates on Victoria Road. Anyone interested in taking part, there will be a meeting held on Monday 26th May at Mulberry Street at 778 Pollokshaws Road at 11am to discuss the event and also to hand out sponsor forms. All donations will go to Rape Crisis Scotland. For more information go to Facebook and search ‘These Streets Were Made for Walking”. By
Separated parents to pay maintenance admin fee
The Government have issued letters to separated parents that unless they can reach an amicable agreement, they will be charged for administering maintenance payments. Parents who have used Child Support Agency (CSA) will receive a letter warning that the parent not living with the child will pay a 20% fee on their payments, with the other parent losing 4% of the money received. This means the non-resident parent will pay 20% on top of their payments, so for every £100 they pay £120, while the parent living with the child would receive only £96 as a result of the 4% charge on them. The changes come as a result of the CSA being replaced with the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), and will provide an incentive for parents to reach an agreement, according to Steve Webb, work and pensions minister. Webb said “The goal here is to get more child maintenance for more children and to make the default for parents, even though they have
Rise in mosquitoes in the UK A study has revealed that warmer climates in UK urban areas have provided a habitat for mosquitoes.
Warmer temperatures and more water containers in gardens are attracting mosquitoes into closer contact with people, say scientists. UK mosquitoes are human diseasefree but the team says more of the insects breeding in urban areas increases the chances of a potential outbreak of malaria and the West Nile virus. Co-author Amanda Callaghan, an
separated, to sort things out for themselves rather than rely on the state bureaucracy.” The letters, that are being sent to 50,000 parents in the UK, also state that the system will involve a £20 charge to set up, with continuing charges on payments. Chief executive Fiona Weir said: “While many parents are able to agree private child maintenance arrangements, for many other parents this just isn’t possible without government help. “We’re very concerned that closing CSA cases and bringing in charges may deter some parents from making new child maintenance agreements or pressure single parents into unstable arrangements, and children will lose out on vital support. “Child maintenance can make a big difference to children, so we encourage all parents not to be put off by the charges but to seek help, if they need it, to make arrangements for their children.” By
associate professor at the University of Reading’s School of Biological Sciences, explained that the study aimed to see if there was a difference in the number of mosquitoes in rural and urban locations. “We knew that there was an urban heat island effect, and changes in temperature have been known to cause changes in mosquito behaviour and - in some regions, such as southern Europe - diseases have crept into these countries because mosquitoes have changed their behaviour,” she said. By
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Accountant jailed for £125,000 company theft Anthony Massot started off at his new firm with the intentions of saving them a few pounds until greed got the better of him and he succumbed to temptation and swindled more than £100,000 pounds from the company accounts, directly into his own bank account. Anthony Massot, 49, was jailed for 18 months after an audit showed he had been adding on more to purchases made for the company from his own credit card. It was during a company audit that alarms began to ring, as the auditors uncovered a massive amount of excess expenditure awarded to Massot by himself. The offences took place between March 2007 and July 2010 and it was during an examination of company affairs that Massot was questioned
Scotland ranks high in Trip Advisor awards Trip Advisor has awarded Scotland three places in its most prestigious Top Ten destinations to visit in Britain. The worlds largest travel site announced the winners of its Certificate of Excellence Awards, now into their fourth year. The awards take several things into consideration before finalising on the winner of the award, hospitality excellence and is only given to establishments, eateries, accommodations and attractions, which according to Trip Advisor are constantly awarded traveller reviews on the website. by a company director, he subsequently admitted his guilt. Mr Massot has since sold a caravan and jewellery to help pay back the excess money and his Defence advocate Mark Moir said that although Massot was unemployed his wife was working and they were repaying the money to liquidators of the company at £205 a month. Sheriff Lindsay Wood said in passing sentence “To begin with you were trying to assist your employers, unfortunately greed took over and you helped yourself to money.”
With Perth, Ayr and Fort Williams coming in third, fourth, and fifth respectively each have received a Certificate of Excellence award. Windermere in Cumbria came first with Llandudno in Wales following with a close second. Its only the greatest destinations that are awarded the Certificate of Excellence and it really does mean that the destinations given the prestige are the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
With the awards reflecting the opinions of the ordinary people who have visited each destination and voiced their opinion, its really a vote by the people for the people..
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Glaswegian, Millar is currently Creative Consultant for 20th Century Fox’s superhero movie roster, (Fantastic Four, X-Men, Kick Ass etc) He also created the comic books, Kick Ass, Wanted, and was partially responsible for the success of the first Iron Man film. Being amongst the scriptwriters that director Jon Favreau brought in to give him advice on the storyline. In shortened terms, he is indirectly
He sites legendary comic book creators Frank Miller and Alan Moore as people who have influenced his career, his brother for introducing him to comic books aged four and writer Grant Morrison who whilst being interviewed by Millar aged eighteen, offered him the advice of choosing one career path, either writer or artist.
Mark Millar Creative Consultant of the new £250 million pounds budgeted X Men Days Of Future Past made comic books cool. He gave them grit and the very real threat that the character you loved the most would meet an untimely and horrific death.
He made Superman a Russian political figure in Red Son, was responsible for creating the best selling series of comic books at Marvel in a decade, which led to the inspiration behind the highest grossing superhero movie(and third biggest of all time), The Avengers.
If I drew, I could keep everything for myself, but I actually like the idea of having a talent that I’m not selling.”
Mark Millar chose to be a writer and said that “it was the best advice I ever received.” Starting at Scottish based 2000AD he soon caught the attention of DC Comics(home of Batman and Superman amongst others) and began writing for the world famous comic book publisher. responsible for making film studios billions of pounds and also for the overwhelming success of the entire comic book/movie industry, that has exploded into relevance in the last decade. He has met the Queen, has his own movie universe, (Millarworld), and is currently Executive Producer for a number of 20th Century Fox films, Not bad for a person who dropped out of university after a family bereavement. With Millar, Executive Producer, for the upcoming £250 million pounds budgeted, X Men Days of Future Past. Its clear that the top executives at Fox are fully committed to his vision of how
superhero movies should be produced, and also that the specific genre should be respected of its own merit. Instead of being passed off as “only a comic book movie.” In his younger days Mark Millar grew up in Townhead in Glasgow with four older brothers and one older sister, he went on to study politics and economics at Glasgow University. He first had ambitions to become a doctor and then deciding against that career path, an economist. Luckily, for the comic book world, he came to the conclusion that economics wasn’t for him and his real passion lay in writing.
Although he eventually quit the company, he did manage to create one of the most popular Superman story arcs ever in the Red Son series. He received critical success before achieving worldwide and financial success with a string of comic books and movies. Millar is also well known for his philanthropy and splits any earnings he accrues from film adaptation rights based on a comic of his creation, with the illustrator who collaborated with him 50/50. Much to his agents dismay, Millar says “Everything, all the money from the advance, the toys, the games, 50-50, so its fair. I see it as a collaboration.
The comic book genre and film industry both certainly think so. Who knows perhaps it was upbringing in Scotland that gave him a more realistic view of the world and he brought it into comic books, giving it its gritty perception that you see in many of the comic books these days. He hasn’t forgot his roots though and when questioned on splitting the royalties to his film adaptations, when he could be making twice as much money, he replied “Yeah, and I suppose I could make even more money by lap dancing. It’s nice to have something just for me.” With X-Men Days of Future Past due for release the final weekend in May, and several movies in the pipeline, many exclusively created by himself, it looks like his illustrators will be enjoying plenty of royalties for the foreseeable future.
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East Renfrewshire Firefighters raise awareness for SBS Firefighters in East Renfrewshire put their backs into efforts to raise awareness of a charity for children with short bowel syndrome (SBS), a serious condition which affects the digestive system.
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“We enjoy terrific support from the public and by taking on the physical challenge Lauren faces every day, the Group Five crew has shown how much firefighters at Barrhead value being part of this community.”
Her parents were prepared for the worst but Lauren pulled through after a lifesaving operation at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill. Lauren set up the charity Lauren’s Lifelines to help other families pay for the necessary equipment and adaptations.
Fan given ban for banging drum at horse A football fan has been given an eight month ban from matches after banging a drum beside a police horse.
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A popular parent and baby walking group at Whitelee Wind Farm is being used by a national organisation to inspire others to do the same. generated more than £8,000 through sponsorships, fundraising events and bucket collections.
Crews at Barrhead Community Fire Station were quick to sign up when asked if they could help raise awareness of the condition and the charity.
“Of course firefighters are used to heavy weights but carrying 20 per cent of your bodyweight everywhere you go is very tiring, it’s hard to imagine how an eight-year-old does it every single day.
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The Whitelee Stroller Striders have been chosen as a case study by Paths for All, a Scottish charity. The group has been running for successfully for over three years. It meets weekly and has had up to 28 parents and babies coming along to enjoy the four-mile walk around the wind farm.
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Bombing killed 31 in Xinjiang, China
Pregnant woman waits hanging over religion A woman has been sentenced to death over her claims to be a Christian in a prison in Sudan.
Meriam Ibrahim, 26, is eight months pregnant. She was found guilty of apostasy- leaving Islam- even though Meriam testified that she was never a Muslim, and was raised a Christian by her Ethiopia-born mother.
At least 31 people have been killed when two SUVs vehicles ploughed through a marketplace in China’s Xinjiang, and explosives were thrown out of the windows. Local officials have announced the death toll is at 31, and more than 90 are injured. Photos have been posted on social media showing a column of smoke and chaos at the market, with
bloodied people lying on the treelined road near small stands selling fruit, vegetables and eggs. “There were two vehicles that drove like crazy toward the morning market ... there were definitely people killed,” a witness who declined to give his name told Reuters by telephone. “The market was total chaos, hawkers and shoppers started running everywhere ... it was definitely a terrorist act. I’m so angry.”
It was brought to the courts attention after her Father’s family said that she had been born a Muslim and renounced Islam. “I was never a Muslim,” she told the court. “I was raised a Christian from the start.” Her husband, Daniel Wani, a Sudanese man with US citizenship, found her shackled to the wall of her cell, after visiting her. Their 20-month-old son is also
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Abu Hamza sentenced Thailand military to life in prison
Mere days after declaring martial law, Thailand’s military have staged a coup d’etat and overthrown the ineffective government. In a televised broadcast, the army chief said that the military’s main ambition was to restore order and enact political reforms.
Abu Hamza the hook handed hate preacher who tried to radicalise followers in Britain has been found guilty of terrorism charges in the United States. The twisted preacher faced eleven charges including conspiring to set up a terror training camp in Oregon, conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and providing support to Terrorist organisations. Hamza was found guilty on all charges and will likely face the rest of his life incarcerated at America’s federal Supermax high security prison in Colorado, home to several other convicted terrorists.
The guilty verdict is the eventual result of a protracted 10 year battle to have him extradited from Britain to the US. Hamza the orator, had already spent time in British Prison for using his sermons to incite murder and racial hatred. It is believed that Home Secretary Theresa May will pursue means of stripping Hamza of his British citizenship, making him stateless and finally and formally ending his link to the UK. Hamza is expected to appeal the courts decision.
This comes after months of unrest in Thailand with mass protests and calls for the government to resign. With calls of corruption stemming from within the walls of the Thai Government and increasing disillusion amongst the population the military will have been left with no choice but to stage a Coup. The military had pleaded with the political parties to use political reason to come to an understanding and allow Thailand to return to normality. The main problem facing Thailand is that both sides of the main political coin are so far apart in terms of ideology and policy that there can be no middle ground. The Bangkok Elites and the Pro
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Ukraine soldiers killed in attack Government Red Shirt Movement are as far apart on the political spectrum as possible. With the Bangkok Elites supporting the aristocracy and the Red Shirts supporting reform and more rights for the average man. The political outrage, quickly engulfed Thailand last year as the ruling Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (who is the younger sister of shamed and exiled ex P.M Thaksin Shinawatra) dissolved the lower house of parliament (effectively wiping out her political rivals power). The military have stood by and watched the demonstrations and protesters increase in numbers and fury rendering several entire areas of Bangkok blockaded for months. Previously this month Ms Yingluck was judicially removed as head of government for alleged abuse of her political power.(she is accused of corruption after helping her relative into a key role in the bureaucracy. The military have promised to return the country to normal when the political problem has been resolved. By
The government in Ukraine has confirmed a deadly attack against troops, killing at least 10 soldiers. The attacks took place at a checkpoint in the Volnovakha area in the eastern region of Donetsk, and come just three days before Ukraine’s presidential election. The interim Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseny Yatseniuk, has announced he has evidence of Russian involvement in the violence and has called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council. Russia has appeared to be withdrawing troops from its border with Ukraine. White House spokesman Jay Carney said: “Should this be the beginning of a withdrawal we would welcome such an effort.” However, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Wednesday that the alliance had still seen no “visible evidence” of a Russian troop withdrawal from the border. Speaking at a news conference in Sarajevo, Rasmussen said “I wake up every morning hoping to see a real and meaningful withdrawal of Russian troops, but I have to tell you that so far we have not seen any visible evidence of a withdrawal.”
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The families of four yachtsmen who are missing at sea have said they are hopeful that the men will be found. They said they were “very positive” and felt everything that can be was being done to find the men. A meeting was called at the Foreign Office, after debris was spotted near to where the 40ft Cheeki Rafiki disappeared. The vessel was sailing back to the UK from Antigua when it went missing. The four missing crew members are
Paul Goslin, 56; skipper Andrew Bridge, 22; Steve Warren, 52; and 22-year-old James Male. Foreign Office minister Hugh Robertson said “the UK government remains in constant contact with our US colleagues and I was able to update them on the continuing search. “I’d like to thank the US Coast Guard for their significant efforts thus far, and to assure everybody that the UK government will continue to do everything possible to try and locate these missing yachtsmen.” By
First UK inland surf lake to open next year
The go-ahead has been given to build the UK’s first inland surf lake in Wales. The lake set to be built by company Surf Snowdonia, will be three times the size of a football pitch.
A model of the surf pool has been built near the Spanish city of San Sebastian. An underwater foil operates beneath a pier that runs the length of the lagoon and working like a snow plough, it pushes the water upwards and outwards. It has proven to be a huge hit there, and is set to be just as succesfull over here in the UK. Project Director, Andrew Ainscough
said “The wave is on tap. You book your hour online, you turn up and you get in. It’s awesome”. The Snowdonia site is set to open around Easter 2015 and looks set to be the first of many Wavegardens around the world which could revolutionise the sport of surfing. By
This is a bid to encourage healthy eating, after research was conducted. The move will be introduced into Tesco Metro and Express stores throughout the UK. Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke said: “We all know how easy it is to be tempted by sugary snacks at the checkout, and we want to help our customers lead healthier lives. “We’ve already removed billions of calories from our soft drinks, sandwiches and ready meal ranges... and we will continue to look for opportunities to take out more.” The move has been welcomed by parents. Katie O’Donovan of Mumsnet said: “Popping into a shop with a small child in tow can sometimes feel like navigating an assault course. If you’ve made it to the checkout in one piece it can be really frustrating to then be faced with an unhealthy array of sweets designed to tempt your child. “It’s really positive to see a supermarket responding to the views of their customers and trying to make life that little bit easier.” By
Plastic £5 to launch in Britain
The first plastic banknotes in Great Britain are said to be in use next year. Clydesdale Bank branches will issue two million £5 notes. The bank is authorised to issue Scottish banknotes, and will release the limited edition notes the year before the Bank of England puts plastic banknotes in general circulation. The new polymer note features the Forth Bridge on its 125th anniversary. Banks polymer notes stay cleaner and are more secure than current ones. More than 20 countries around the world have already adopted polymer banknotes. It is said that plastic banknotes will last longer than paper banknotes and are even said to survive a spin in the washing machine. Three banks in Scotland, including Clydesdale Bank, and four in Northern Ireland are authorised to issue banknotes.
Parents have been urged to sign up to a new scheme that sends out appeals when a child goes missing. The Home Secretary claim it will send out information quickly as soon as a child is reported missing. Theresa May has given her support to the Child Rescue Alert service and welcomed the upcoming launch of the UK’s first purpose-built website providing information on dealing with child abduction, the Child Abduction Hub. The Child Abduction Hub is a new online source of information and advice on all types of child abduction. Home Secretary Theresa May said “These initiatives will offer vital
support and protection for missing children and their families. “When a child goes missing, it is crucial that as many people as possible are looking for them. The Child Rescue Alert will spread appeals quickly and widely, via text messages and digital billboards, increasing the likelihood of a child being found. I would urge everyone to sign up to this scheme. “The Child Abduction Hub will be a key source of information on all types of child abduction – whether it’s committed by a parent, a family friend or a stranger. This will help parents, teachers, and other professionals make common-sense, well informed decisions on how to keep children safe.”
Ex Radio 1 DJ to stand trial for historic sex crimes Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning is to be charged with 41 sexual offences, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. The alleged offences dating from 1967 to 1985 are related to 22 boys aged nine to 16. Denning has been snared after being arrested under Operation Yewtree in June 2013 and is expected to appear at Westminster Magistrates court on Friday. The ex BBC Radio 1 DJ was one of the founding members when the station was launched in 1967. He was initially arrested and convicted for sexual offences in 1974 which systematically destroyed his career and since then he has spent three decades flitting in and out of jail. Denning was the first announcer heard on Radio 2 when it first went on air in 1964.
He worked as music producer for The Beatles and helped launch the Bay City Rollers to stardom whilst running his own music and video production business. Denning left Radio 1 in 1969 after accusations that his new job at Decca Records was conflicting with his responsibilities at Radio 1. At Decca Records he was employed at the same time as convicted paedophile Jonathan King whilst also developing the career of Gary Glitter at the record company. Baljit Ubhey, London chief crown prosecutor said “The decision to prosecute has been taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and Crown Prosecution Service legal guidance on rape and child sexual abuse.” By
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“Drug addicted” sheep Royal Mail in mass suicide annual profit leads to share slump Thousands of sheep in Australia have apparently committed suicide after consuming a rare toxic pea plant, which has spread after the destructive bush fires last January. The darling pea is a highly addictive plant which when consumed by the sheep causes them to hallucinate, act drunk, out of control and eventually batter their head off of rocks until death. The plant which is native to Australia has sprouted in places afflicted by the
wildfires of last year is being compared to having thousands of heroin addicted drug addicts in their field “It was just devastating” said Mrs Knight a local sheep farmer, “They just go to a post and bang their head on it until they crack their heads open.” “It’s like dealing with a thousand heroin addicts” she said tragically There is no known cure for the affliction, other than weaning the animals off the plant. By
Royal Mail announced yearly profits of £430 million pounds in its first full year after being partly privatised.
year to the end of March, Royal Mail said in a statement released.
Worryingly for investors however was the slump in share prices after the company warned about increasing competition and an increasing strain on its services.
In October 2013 the Con Dem Government sold a 60% percent stake in Royal Mail in an ambitious attempt to drive the public deficit.
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Last years earning were no more than £596 million pounds in 2012/2013.
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The Commonwealth countdown is well and truly on in East Renfrewshire schools. In celebration of the Queen’s Baton Relay visiting the area and Glasgow 2014, a special Commonwealth Roadshow has kicked off in local schools.
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Every primary school in East Ren is taking part – and every pupil has the chance to take part in their own version of the relay and carry a special replica of the baton. The roadshow will run until June and sees the council’s Active Schools and sports development team visit each primary. They are putting on a host of fun sports activities based around the Commonwealth sports of
rugby, bowls and athletics. These are the two countries that have been officially twinned with East Renfrewshire in the Support a Second Team programme. Barry Cook, senior Active Schools co-ordinator Barry Cook said: “The response from pupils to the roadshows has been fantastic. “Parents, teachers and the children themselves have gone to great efforts to dress up in the colours of their chosen Commonwealth country and to make flags and banners and everyone has had a great time enjoying all the sports on offer.” By
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Last year in Glasgow alone SFRS delivered over 70 Firereach courses to young people between the ages of 12 â€“ 18 and hope to do so again with all the funding in place until March 2015. There is a series of Firereach courses which have been delivered and some still to take place in schools in the North West, North East and South Sectors of Glasgow in the run up to the Commonwealth Games. These courses follow the new format designed to engage participants and partners on a course, which will incorporate community involvement. Working in partnership with Education
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Get the Kids off the Couch this Summer As parents it can be tough to get the kids to play outside instead of being glued to the TV or Xbox. Don’t despair! Glasgow News have come up with our top tips to get the kids out in the fresh air...
Have lunch Al Fresco!
When the kids are at home it is easy to give them their dinner in front of the TV. If it’s a nice day grab an old blanket and have a picnic!
Feed the birds, tuppence a bag...
Got some old, stale bread? Go to your nearest park and feed the ducks!
Play nature bingo!
Make a worksheet with a list of animals and bugs that can be found locally and go to the park. The kids have to mark off what they find and the winner gets a prize! Meanwhile, you can sit and relax on a bench/ picnic rug while you keep an eye on them...bliss!
Bake off Connie centre Tuesday 3.30-5.30 under12s Cooking every Wednesday night at Innerzone with Boy groups 6-8pm for primary 1s -21 years. This group cooks soup, puddings & main meals.
Get their imaginations going
It is important to encourage recycling and upcycling from a young age, so look around the house and see if you can make something out of nothing. A hula hoop, shower curtain and some string makes a tent when hung on a tree. Paint, glue and jam jars make pretty tealight holders. Let their minds run wild! Just make sure they ask you first or your designer handbag or good tie may be hacked up!
Get the kids into gardening!
With the summer approaching, your garden will be needing a wee bit of TLC! Get the kids involved … many hands make light work! Plant some low maintenance fruit such as strawberries and raspberries which are easy to grow and perfect for beginners! Think how excited they will be eating something that they grew! By
Discovery groups Tuesday night (girls group) Wednesday night (boys group) at 6-8pm primary 1s – 21 years, this is for both nights.
These sessions are to get the young people out and about and discover different places & the history of the places insects, bugs, woodlands & animals.
‘The Connie’ 39 Conisborough Road, Provanhall, GLASGOW, G34 9QG
‘Innerzone’ 17 Newhills Road, GLASGOW, G33 4HH
Tel: 0141 773 4461
Tel: 0141 781 9918
Eco fashion starting on 3rd Tuesday night at girls group at 6-8pm ages primary 1s -21years where they will recycle their old clothes and make some new summer clothes and then they will be doing a small fashions show at the end.
Outdoor group Tuesdays at the Glenburn Centre at 6pm - 8.30pm for ages 12 plus. The different activities that they do in this session is fishing, shelter building building a fire for sticks & rope, Map reading, Navigation skills, compass work, Tree/Bug ID, willow crafts, walks & camping.
‘Innerzone’ 17 Newhills Road, GLASGOW, G33 4HH
‘The Glenburn Center’ 6 Glenburnie Place, Easthall GLASGOW, G34 9AN
Tel: 0141 781 9918
Tel: 0141 781 2277
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Lush opens new store on Buchanan Street The ethical bath cosmetics company have relocated to a new store on Buchanan Street and they held their press launch last Friday. I have always known that Lush make really good products, now I know they put on really good parties too.
As soon as I arrived, a cloud of different scents hit me as I walked in the door and armed with a glass of bubbly and a vegan truffle, I made my way around the store. There are different sections for the products, which makes it easy to navigate around and find what you’re looking for. The shop has an open plan layout, with an island in the middle laden with piles of bath bombs and soaps. There is a rustic old fashioned dresser which makes a beautiful display for their perfume range. The Gorilla Perfume team where fantastic and informed me about the different scents and the story behind them.
I then made my way round to the make
up counter, where LUSH’s expert colour artist, Charlotte Howe, showed me the gorgeous eye and lip make up range. The pigment in the eyeliner and eyeshadow were amazing and I was shocked when Charlotte told me she applied her make up at 5am that morning... it was now 6pm! It looked as if it had just been applied. The lipsticks were beautiful as well and very versatile, smudge it for a more toned down look or layer it for a bright, striking pout. After this I was given a tour of the spa room and I was given an introduction to The Comforter treatment. Wrapped
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up in a cosy duvet, you will be rubbed with a hot chocolate exfoliating body scrub before a rose-scented massage. This treatment involves a “rhythmic, medium-pressured massage accompanied by bespoke dreamy music that allows you to drift off while rose-scented bubbles fill the room.” You are then handed a yummy candyfloss drink at the end to waken you up. I was told that the store used upcycled materials in making the counters and all the furniture is second hand. All products are suitable for vegetarians and there are also veganfriendly products. The company is against animal testing, ingredients are ethically sourced and little preservatives are used as possible. So if you are looking for a treat for yourself, a present for that fussy friend or something for Father’s Day (yes they have products for men too!) then make your way down to Lush... you won’t regret it. By
Visit Lush at 78 Buchanan Street, Glasgow or online at www.lush.co.uk
Statement released Game of Thrones Review Season over elevator fight 4 Episode 7: Mockingbird Hopes were high for this week after Peter Dinklage (who plays Tyrion Lannister) moved us with his performance in the previous episode’s conclusion.
Beyonce has released a statement claiming they “love each other”. The statement was in regards to a fight that broke out at the Met Gala between Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z and her sister Solange. Video footage was leaked by the Standard Hotel staff that shows Solange repeatedly attacking Jay Z. There has been no explanation yet why it happened. The statement read: “As a result of the public release of the elevator security
footage, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. “But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. “At the end of the day, families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”
This episode, however, was a little jumpy in its portrayal events, never staying long enough in one setting for us to watch the progression of particular characters. Because of this, only a few things in the episode really stood out. The introduction of a much anticipated character, the hulking mass known as The Mountain, was one of them. The actor recast to play this role stands at an impressive height of just over 7 feet and is considered to be one of the world’s strongest men. There is little disputing the fact that he has the stature of a champion, but hopefully the next episode will reveal whether he can pull off The Mountain’s brutal reputation. Last episode left us rooting for Tyrion after it seemed that everyone in King’s Landing, apart from his brother Jaime, had turned against him. In a surprise twist, he demanded a trial by combat, only to have his sister Cersei select The Mountain as her champion. For most of the episode we are led to believe that no one will
fight for Tyrion – not even his friend and sellsword Bronn. Near the end of the episode however, Oberyn Martell pledges himself to Tyrion, seeing this as an opportunity to take revenge on his sister’s rapist and killer. Its conclusion takes place in the Eyrie, where Lysa dangles Sansa Stark over the Moon Door after witnessing an illicit kiss between the girl and her husband Petyr Baelish. This kiss is arguably the most awkward and repulsive of the show, watching Littlefinger force himself upon an unwitting Sansa. We know all too well what is coming next when he stands before his wife, her back far too close
to the gaping hole, and tells her that he has only loved one woman. All apart from the deluded Lysa knows that this woman is the deceased Catelyn Stark. When he pushes her we are not shocked, but we do feel the drop as her body tumbles thousands of feet. Overall, Episode seven of the series does not reach the emotional heights of its predecessor, but it does set up expectations for the next episode. Unfortunately, we will have another week to find out whether the next episode will live up to them. By
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Embrace @ O2 Academy Glasgow Embrace, defiant survivors of the Brit Pop era, while nearly all of the bands who appeared on the scene at the same time have imploded, (usually in spectacular fashion) Embrace have had a longevity, a perseverance, a battling determination to remain in the industry.
loudest out of any audience.”
The West Yorkshire band had the crowd eating out of their hand from the moment he uttered those simple words. With an eclectic age range throughout the audience thanks, in no doubt, to their resurgence in popularity, with new anthemic single “Follow You Home”, or their previous chart toppers “Ashes”,
People will accuse Embrace of swaying from their initial musical routes, moving into more radio friendly, crowdpleasers, but when they’re on stage, showcasing the form that seen them hit the top spot, its hard for critics to argue with the atmosphere that the band creates. The passionate crowd don’t seem to mind what musical direction the band
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Radio 1 Big Weekend
This weekend (23-25 May) welcomes Radio 1 Big Weekend to Glasgow, a weekend featuring some of the top musical talent, Friday night sees DJ’s Martin Garrix, Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Annie Mac and top talent and DJ behemoth Tiesto headline the event.
Its almost certain, however, that the band will have acquired a few scrapes and scars along the way, the kind that comes with having a twenty year career in the music business. With the band experiencing break ups, solo projects and huge success amongst their twenty years career span, they made a triumphant return to Glasgow after an eight year hiatus. Enigmatic frontman Danny McNamara proclaiming to the hypnotised crowd that “it was eight years too long” and that the Glasgow crowd, “always sing the
West End Festival is back!
The West End Festival, Glasgow’s largest cultural event, is back! For the 19th year, participants and visitors will enjoy the festivities this June. With over 100 Glasgow-based organisations, arts groups and local and international artists delivering a mixture of activities and projects, it’s set to be a good one. The festival runs from 1st-29th of June and includes exhibitions, perfromances talks and tours, which many of are free of charge. With events starting as early as 9am and many on until late, there is
“Gravity” or “Nature’s Law”. The older members of the crowd would have been hopeful to hear some of their early releases and they weren’t disappointed, Danny leading the crowd in an epic singalong of “Come Back To What You Know.” The tracklist was peppered with songs from the new album, including comeback single “Refugees” and follow up single Follow You Home, showcasing the talent that proves, it wasn’t just the Chris Martin penned “Gravity” that earned the band their success.
something for all ages. There is an online guide which gives a scheduled rundown of events. It includes the local favourite, Gibson Street Gala, which was founded a decade ago by the local community, residents and businesses. Then there’s the Glasgow Mela Scotland’s biggest muticultural festival. It is free to enter and with a diverse programme of colourful performances representing cultures from across the world, it’s open to all ages. The Mela will take place in Kelvingrove Park
has moved toward, in fact the crowd seem to be with them all the way. With the band swaggering back on stage to close the gig, with a (now mandatory) encore of Protection, Decades and The Good Will Out, Danny McNamara and co were definitely feeling the loving embrace(sorry) of the Glasgow crowd as they left the 02 Academy. 8 years worth the wait? Definitely! Hopefully it wont be another eight before Glasgow welcomes them again. By
Gregg J Kelly
on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June. Headline acts confirmed so far include the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, drumming band Dhol Foundation, and big name Bhangra acts Sukshinder Shinda and Jaz Dhami. If you are looking for something fun to do with the kids there are lots of fun events, including storytelling with Nick Sharratt at Hillhead Library. Your children can listen to Nick talk about his favourite books he has illustrated.
For more information go to www.westendfestival.co.uk
With Tiesto expected to showcase some of the tracks on his new album and some of his most popular songs it will surely be one of the highlights of the entire weekend.
Sunday lays host to class acts such as home grown hero Paolo Nutini, Kings Of Leon, Tinie Tempah Rita Ora, Sub Focus, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Scottish electro group Chvrches and a host of others.
With doors closing at 11 every night, it will give festival goers living in the Glasgow area the chance to head home and get a good nights sleep before the festivities start again the following morning.
The line-up is truly spectacular and when you add in the prospect of seeing them for free without having to travel hundreds of miles and sleep in a torrential rain flooded field.
Saturday line-up promises to be as good if not even better with a fantastic line-up and such a range of music that no one will be disappointed who managed to get the gold-dust tickets.
Radio 1 promised Glasgow a fantastic festival, and that’s exactly what they have delivered.
Saturday’s Glasgow Green line-up includes, biggest boy band in the world One Direction, Coldplay, Superstar DJ Calvin Harris, young troubadour Jake Bugg, Example, Lorde, The Kooks, Ed Sheeran and a whole host of others acts separated across three stages for 11 hours of uninterrupted music.
All that’s needed now is for the Scottish weather to hold up its end of the bargain and split the sky for a weekend of awe inducing sunshine. For the full spectacular line-up and for further information check the Radio 1 website.
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CINEMA PARKHEAD - MAY X-Men: Days of Future Past (12A) Opens 23/5/14 The ultimate X-Men cast unite to fight a spectacular war for survival across two time periods. By 2023, mutants are on the verge of extinction. Giant robotic Sentinels stalk this devastated future world, hunting down the few survivors. Magneto (Ian McKellen) and Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) hatch a last desperate plan. They send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back to 1973 on a make-or-break mission. His challenging task is to unite the young Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) at a time when they are at one another’s throats. In order to prevent the war ever taking place, it will also be necessary to stop Sentinel inventor Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage). The wild card is the agenda of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence). Original X-Men director Bryan Singer returns to the helm for this mind-bending, timehopping adventure. Among the amazing new mutants joining the cast are teleporter Blink, solar power-channelling Sunspot, energy-deflecting Bishop and super-speedy Quicksilver.
Blended (12A) Opens 23/5/14 Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star in a side-splitting comedy about a couple who are stuck with each other after a disastrous blind date! When Jim Friedman (Adam Sandler) and Lauren Reynolds (Drew Barrymore) go on a blind date, things get messy and ugly very quickly. They can’t wait to get away from each other. But fate has other ideas. Single dad Jim takes his three daughters on the African adventure holiday of a lifetime. Single mum Lauren has an identical idea for a trip with her two sons. When they arrive at the same destination, sparks begin to fly. But will their antagonism give way to something more romantic? The hit-making ‘50 First Dates’ and ‘The Wedding Singer’ comedy team of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore unite for the third time for this ostrich-riding, paragliding laugh riot. The director is Sandler’s regular collaborator Frank Coraci, who directed ‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘The Waterboy’ and ‘Click’.
Postman Pat: The Movie (U) Opens 23/5/14
BRING OUT YOUR MUSICAL MUTANT!
Cineworld Parkhead, in conjunction with LibertyMusicUK, is pleased to announce that they will be giving one lucky customer a customised guitar to celebrate the release of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’
All you have to do is attend the special 3D screening on Saturday 24th at 1:40pm to be entered into a draw for the chance to win a Westfield Stratocaster style guitar. And as an added bonus Chris of LibertyMusicUK is going to give away one free lesson! So you’ve no excuse not to enter!
So come to Cineworld on Saturday 24th at 1:40pm to watch ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and who knows; you may be the lucky customer to leave Cineworld with more than the ultimate movie experience!
Everybody’s favourite postie enters a TV talent show in his first amazing CGI animated big screen family adventure! There’s great excitement in Greendale. A top TV talent show is coming to the little rural town. And presenter Simon Cowbell (Robert Atkin Downes) is taking charge of the auditions. When Postman Pat (Stephen Mangan) gets up to do his turn, he reveals an amazing singing voice. Seduced away from his friends and family by the lure of money and fame, Pat is replaced on his rounds by a robot called the PatBot 3000. Even his faithful black and white cat Jess has a robot double. But little does anyone suspect that the PatBot has world domination in mind! Rupert Grint, David Tennant and Jim Broadbent join the top-notch voice cast of Pat’s first movie. And if his singing voice seems familiar, that’s because it’s supplied by Ronan Keating!
A Million Ways to Die in the West (tbc) Opens 30/5/14 A cowardly farmer teams up with a female gunslinger in Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy comedy western follow-up to ‘Ted’. If there’s one thing that timid sheep farmer Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) hates about 19th century Arizona, it’s all the death. People are getting killed all around him in bizarre and outlandish ways. So when he’s challenged to a gunfight, our lily-livered hero naturally chickens out. This so disgusts his fickle girlfriend (Amanda Seyfried) that she dumps him. But Albert’s luck changes when alluring stranger Anna (Charlize Theron) arrives in town and teaches him the art of gunplay. Love blossoms too, but Albert’s newfound bravery is put to the test when Anna’s evil outlaw husband (Liam Neeson) shows up bent on revenge! ‘Ted’ and ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane steps out from behind the camera for his first starring role in this outrageous, potty-mouthed comedy western. He’s joined by a great cast that also includes Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman and Neil Patrick Harris.
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WIN Weirs Way the Essential Collection Full Weirs Way anthology set to be released on DVD
Tom Weir MBE, the climber, author, broadcaster and presenter of legendary television programme Weirs Way, that ran on television beginning in 1976 and lasting until 1987. It showcased the wonder of the Scottish landscapes, the majestic history of the country, and a few of the people that make up the unique patchwork of Scottish life. The full 52 episode bonanza across 12 discs anthology in one complete collection can be yours to own from 16th of June.
Amazingly one lucky reader from Glasgow News has the opportunity to win the box set on DVD.
Answer this simple question. When did Weirs Way begin broadcasting on television? Answers on a postcard to West Of Scotland Media Suite 2/6, Brook St Studios 60 Brook St, Glasgow G40 2AB
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William Bain MP Member of Parliament for Glasgow North East Constituency Office Office G2, Abbeymill Business Centre, Flemington House, 110 Flemington Street, Springburn, Glasgow G21 4BX
First Friday of each Month: North Glasgow Regeneration Agency Conference Centre, 179 Ayr Street, Springburn, Glasgow G21 4BX at 2.30 - 3.30pm Milton Community Campus, 204 Liddesdale Road, Milton G22 7AR at 4.15pm Barmulloch Community Campus, 46 Wallacewell Quadrant G21 3PX at 5pm
Third Friday of each Month: Millbank Housing Association Headquarters, 153 Ballindalloch Drive, Dennistoun G31 3DQ at 3.30pm Riddrie Library and Learning Centre, 1020 Cumbernauld Rd G33 2QS at 4.15pm Molendinar Community Centre, 1210 Royston Road G33 1HE at 5pm
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Kublai Khans Mongolian Barbecue in the Candleriggs is one of the longest established restaurants in Glasgow’s Merchant City, over the last week, Kublai Khans underwent a major process of refurbishment and redecoration, with new wall murals, created by Glasgow’s answer to Banksy, Bobby McNamara, also known as Rogue One. By Michael McDaid
enjoy the end results.” Rogue One also spoke candidly about how he would like things to develop for the new generation of street artists in the city and how he was jealous of other cities across the world that have embraced graffiti and street art until recently when Glasgow has underwent a sort of street art renaissance.
Andrew McRobbie with Rogue One
The new murals which Rogue One has created, compliment the restaurants already impressive and imposing mural of Mongolian riders at charge, which was painted by one of Glasgow’s most famous artists Graeme Wilcox, who’s works now sell for tens of thousands of pounds in London and New York. The Glasgow News caught up with Rogue One while he was hard at work in Kublai Khan’s, finishing his second mural of the project, a vast stylised Asian dragon, which dominates the main dining area of the restaurant. Rogue, who has been likened to a Glaswegian Banksy in the past, feels the comparison is a little skewed saying: “Bansky uses a lot of stencils
with obvious political messages, where as I create more elaborate freehand pieces on a bigger scale.” However, despite this slight misconception, Rogue is extremely happy with the way in which his work is perceived across the city and Scotland as a whole, receiving support and commissions from the council, local residents associations and private individuals, he explained how this has worked saying: “The larger murals that I’ve been doing around the city are funded by the council or the local housing associations, the reactions have been really positive, the council, the people who commission these pieces and the general public seem to love them, a lot of people also seem to love watching me create them and
“It would be great if it had a positive impact and encouraged a lot of young people to get into art that would be great, but to be honest, I don’t want to see any competition! But if I can help young kids who are into graffiti see that there’s artistic value to what they do as opposed to just vandalizing the streets I think that’s fantastic.” “Its definitely brilliant and exciting to have become what feels like the person at the forefront of this movement, the more it happens the more I get excited about the idea of colouring the city and make it more vibrant. I’ve spent years researching graffiti, travelling around Europe and looking at different cities with large murals and I’ve always been a little bit annoyed that Glasgow wasn’t like that, so to
see Glasgow start to embrace all these pieces of work and murals starting to appear all over the place. I think that this is fantastic.” Rogue was also enthusiastic when asked if he though that either his work or street art in general would spread to
the newly regenerated east end of the city, having primarily been confined to the west end and the city centre in the past saying: “Well I never know where the next one is going to come from, a few weeks ago I didn’t expect to be up in Mary Hill, I always thought it was contained in the city centre. I like the idea of art moving all over Scotland, I was approached by people down in Edinburgh the other day and I’ve had contact with people up in Dundee about doing work and even as far up as Peterhead. So it seems to be spreading all over Scotland and I really like the idea of that.” We also managed to catch up with Andrew McRobbie, owner of Kublai Khan and inadvertent patron of the arts. Andrew spoke of how when the restaurant first opened in the late nineties, they hired a then unknown and recently graduated from art school Graeme Wilcox to paint the main wall in the restaurant telling us: “When we first opened, we got an art student, who had just finished art
college to do a mural for us, Graeme Wilcox.” “Graeme’s work now sells for tens of thousands of pounds at auction internationally, in London and New York mainly, we’ve got one of his first major pieces of work stuck up on our wall.” Andrew also explained how he came to the decision of seeking out Rogue One to create the new murals for the refurbishment of Kublai Khans: “I was thinking along the lines of getting some new art into the premises and I saw some of the murals and street art down along the Clyde and found out over the internet that the pieces were created by Rogue One, so I contacted Rogue and he came across and agreed to do this for us.” If you want to go see Rogue One’s latest pieces for yourself, Kublai Khans Barbecue re-opens on Friday the 23rd of May at 5pm, with a mouth watering selection of exotic meats available, including kangaroo, crocodile and zebra.
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TVWEEK Celebrating fifty years
Quirke, Sunday, BBC1, 9pm.
Crime drama set in 1950s Dublin, with Gabriel Byrne as the city's chief pathologist. Quirke investigates a woman's murder – a case that leads to his own family.
of comedy classics
BC Two has always been the home of great comedy – although they may not have been smiling at the time, we’d like to think that in retrospect the channel’s head honchos could even chuckle about the power cut that led to their launch night schedule being abandoned on April 20, 1964. Luckily, the channel quickly overcame that setback, and started making us laugh on purpose. So after programmes devoted to BBC Two’s role in pop and sports broadcasting, it’s only fair that its comedic output takes the spotlight this weekend, beginning with 50Years of BBC2 Comedy, Saturday, BBC2, 9pm.
As Adam Barker, Acting Controller of BBC Two, says: “From The Likely Lads, the very first comedy the channel showed in 1964, to more recent highlights including Rev, The Trip, Twenty Twelve and The Wrong Mans, BBC Two has a long and proud history of growing and supporting new comedy talent.” However, the channel hasn’t always been quite so good at celebrating its legacy. Many episodes of its earliest hits, including the aforementioned Likely Lads, and Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s Not Only… But Also were wiped as a costsaving exercise. Fortunately, enough survived for them to be included in this retrospective.
SATURDAY’S TV 24.05.14 BBC1 CHOICE
Gareth Bale Live UEFA Champions League Final ITV, 7pm Real Madrid take on rivals Atletico Madrid in this showpiece match, where European club football’s premier competition concludes. This is the first time the fixture has been played between two clubs from the same city, and Atletico would love nothing more than to prevent their rivals from winning the trophy for the 10th time, having been a revelation this season under coach Diego Simeone. His side have had the edge over Carlo Ancelotti’s men in La Liga, finishing above them after claiming a win and a draw in their two league meetings.
6.00 Breakfast. 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Live. 11.30 Nigellissima. (R) 12.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 2.15 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.15 Film: Father of the Bride. (1991) 4.55 A Question of Sport. (R) 5.25 Formula 1: Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights. 6.40 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 7.00 Pointless Celebrities. A sitcom special of the quiz show, featuring Vicki Michelle, Ian Lavender, Simon Day, Arabella Weir, Meera Syal, Phil Cornwell, Ewen MacIntosh and Simon Greenall. (R) 7.50 The National Lottery: In It to Win It. Dale Winton presents the quiz in which contestants pit their wits to scoop a big cash prize. Includes the Lotto and Thunderball draws hosted by Gaby Roslin, with music by Lee Mead. 8.40 Casualty. Cal assists a family torn apart by sibling rivalry and Tess helps a pregnant teenager stand up to her controlling father. Ash and Zoe realise Connie has been manipulating them. 9.30 The Guess List. With Warwick Davis, Jane Horrocks, Rachel Riley, Gary Lineker and Russell Grant. Last in the series. 10.10 BBC News; Weather. 10.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys. Agnes tries to gatecrash Maria’s hen party; (R) National Lottery Update. 11.00 Live at the Apollo. (R) 11.30 The Football League Show. 12.15 Film: No Way Out. (1987) 2.05 Weatherview. 2.10 BBC News.
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Narrated by Joanna Lumley, it takes in everything from the edgy, cult comedies of Spike Milligan and The League of Gentlemen to crossover hits such as Fawlty Towers, The Office and Miranda. And the entertainment doesn’t just come from the clips as a who’s who of British comedy _ including Ricky Gervais, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Vic and Bob, The Goodies, Ian Hislop and Prunella Scales – will be sharing a few memories. When it’s not encouraging us to laugh at iconic sitcoms, BBC
Two also has a proud tradition of poking fun at itself, as anyone who saw this year’s W1A can attest. There’s more self-deprecation in one of this weekend’s other retrospectives, Harry & Paul’s Story of the 2s, which is broadcast on Sunday, and sees Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse taking a decidedly irreverent look back at the channel’s history. As Harry explains: “BBC Two gave me my big solo break with Harry Enfield's Television Programme almost 25 years ago. They have been loyal to us over decades.We therefore felt it was only right that now we should stab BBC Two in the back.”
Comedy gold Highlights of BBC Two's comedy output.
6.15 Film: Slaughter Trail. (1951) 7.30 Great British Menu. (R) 8.00 Great British Menu. (R) 8.30 Great British Menu. (R) 9.00 Great British Menu. (R) 9.30 Great British Menu. (R) 10.00 World Cup Films. 10.15 World Cup Films. 11.45 Inspire: Rwanda Special. 12.00 Two Greedy Italians. (R) 1.00 Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. (R) 1.30 Sophia Loren: Talking Pictures. 2.05 Film: El Cid. (1961) 5.00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. (R) 6.00 Golf: The PGA Championship. Hazel Irvine introduces highlights of the third day of one of the tour’s most prestigious events, held at Wentworth in Surrey. 7.00 The Mysterious Mr Webster. James Shapiro investigates the life of dramatist John Webster, whose The Duchess of Malfi was the most frequently performed play of the Jacobean period not written by Shakespeare. 8.00 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. Monty Don, Joe Swift and Nicki Chapman round off BBC Two’s coverage of the show with the plant sell-off and the presenters share their favourite moments from this year’s event. 9.00 50 Years of BBC2 Comedy. Joanna Lumley narrates a programme celebrating the channel’s comedy output, from The Likely Lads and Not Only... But Also in 1964 to W1A and Rev from this year. 11.00 Film: Bend It Like Beckham. (2002) A schoolgirl tries to keep her passion for football a secret from her parents. Comedy, starring Parminder Nagra. 12.45 The Story of Slapstick. (R) 1.45 Film: The Salt of Life. (2011) 3.10 This Is BBC Two.
6.00 CITV: Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge. 6.25 Dino Dan. (R) 6.35 Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures. (R) 6.50 Canimals. (R) 7.00 Canimals. (R) 7.05 Sooty. (R) 7.20 Digimon Fusion. (R) 7.45 Horrid Henry. (R) 8.00 Adventure Time. 8.25 ITV News. 8.30 Weekend. 9.25 The Hungry Sailors. (R) 10.19 Taking a Chance. (R) 10.20 Murder, She Wrote. (R) 11.15 ITV News; Weather. 11.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 12.20 Storage Hoarders. (R) 1.20 Film: Beethoven’s 4th. (2001) 3.05 Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover. (R) 4.05 Off Their Rockers. (R) 4.35 Tipping Point: Lucky Stars. (R) 5.35 STV News; Weather. 5.45 ITV News; Weather. 6.00 Let Me Entertain You. Hairdressers and staff at a community theatre gym go head to head with their take on a famous song. 6.30 Moviejuice: X-Men: Days of Future Past Special. With Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Ellen Page and Peter Dinklage. 7.00 Live UEFA Champions League Final. Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (Kick-off 7.45pm). Coverage of the showpiece match at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, where European club football’s premier competition concludes. Subsequent programmes subject to change. 10.15 ITV News; Weather. 10.30 The Americans. Philip investigates the stealth programme. 11.30 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time. 12.15 The Nightshift. 12.29 Taking a Chance. (R) 5.00 ITV Nightscreen.
6.05 The Hoobs. (R) 6.30 Trans World Sport. 7.30 The Grid. 8.00 The Morning Line. 9.00 Weekend Kitchen. 10.00 Frasier. (R) 10.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 10.55 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.25 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 11.50 The Simpsons. (R) 12.20 The Simpsons. (R) 12.45 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. (R) 1.40 Channel 4 Racing. 4.10 Come Dine with Me. (R) 4.40 Come Dine with Me. (R) 5.10 Come Dine with Me. (R) 5.40 Come Dine with Me. (R) 6.15 Come Dine with Me. Denis Verrier hosts the final dinner party in Bath. (R) 6.40 Channel 4 News. 7.05 The Restoration Man. Architect George Clarke meets a furniture-maker who wants to create a home out of a colossal Second World War RAF bunker with no natural light and a back section submerged in water. (R) 8.00 Grand Designs. Kevin McCloud follows the progress of a commercial architect and his art-director wife as they try to build the ultimate family home near York, inspired by a giant farm shed. (R) 9.00 Film: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. (2011) Premiere. Vampire Edward and human Bella get married, but her subsequent pregnancy has dangerous implications. Romantic fantasy sequel, with Kristen Stewart. 11.15 Film: Copycat. (1995) Thriller, starring Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter. 1.35 Film: Basic Instinct 2. (2006) 3.35 Hollyoaks. (R) 5.35 SuperScrimpers. (R) 5.50 The Hoobs. (R)
6.00 Milkshake! 10.00 Chinese Food in Minutes. (R) 10.15 Access. 10.25 Classic Car Rescue. (R) 11.25 Film: 633 Squadron. (1964) 1.15 Film: Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown. (1990) 3.15 Film: Columbo: Caution – Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health. (1991) 5.10 Film: Jesse Stone: No Remorse. (2010) 6.45 5 News Weekend. 6.50 Longmire. A young woman disappears from the scene of a murder and Henry and the Ferg pick up a trail that leads to a rabbit hutch, where they find an abandoned baby. 7.40 Longmire. Walt uncovers a gambling ring when he investigates the death of the president of the tribal council. The sheriff feels betrayed when he finds out about Cady and Branch’s affair. 8.30 NCIS. An investigation into the bizarre murder of a Navy pilot leads to a confrontation between the NCIS team and a no-nonsense attorney with a grudge against Gibbs. (R) 9.30 The NCIS Movie: War on Terror. Feature-length episode. Gibbs and the team are called in to help identify US marines among the wreckage of a military aircraft transporting their bodies back home. (R) 11.15 NCIS. Gibbs discovers Tony’s father is linked to the team’s latest investigation, which involves an assassination attempt on a Saudi prince. (R) 12.15 SuperCasino. 3.05 DIY Dummies. (R) 4.00 Wildlife SOS. (R) 4.25 Make It Big. (R) 4.50 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.00 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.10 Roary the Racing Car. (R) 5.20 Angels of Jarm. (R)
BBC Three 7.00 Lily Allen & Ed Sheeran @ R1BW 8.00 One Direction & Pharrell @R1BW 9.00 Calvin Harris & Example @R1BW 9.55 Coldplay Live @R1BW 11.00 Family Guy BBC Four 7.00 Jazz Legends in Their Own Words 8.00 Jazz 625 at the BBC 9.00 Wallander 10.30 History of the Eagles ITV2 3.20 Film: The Mighty Ducks (1992) 5.30 Film: Nanny McPhee (2005) 7.25 Film: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) 10.00 Celebrity Juice 11.00 Viral Tap 11.45 Film: The Nutty Professor (1996) ITV3 2.45 Agatha Christie’s Marple 4.55 Rosemary & Thyme 6.00 Lewis 8.00 Doc Martin 9.00 Foyle’s War 11.00 Bomb Girls ITV4 11.00 Live Indian Premier League Cricket. Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad. 8.00 BRDC Formula 4 Championship Highlights 9.00 Film: Extreme Measures (1996) 11.25 Film: Serenity (2005) E4 4.00 Made in Chelsea 5.00 Youngers 5.30 How I Met Your Mother 6.30 The Big Bang Theory 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 The Tomorrow People 9.00 Film: Die Hard 2 (1990) 11.30 The Big Bang Theory Film4 3.05 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) 4.50 City of Ember (2008) 6.40 Mona Lisa Smile (2003) 9.00 The American (2010) 11.05 Scary Movie 2 (2001)
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Gabriel Byrne Quirke BBC1, 9pm Crime drama set in 1950s Dublin, starring Gabriel Byrne as the city’s chief pathologist. Quirke is surprised to find his adoptive brother Malachy, an obstetric consultant, meddling in the case of a recently deceased young woman, so he performs a full post-mortem. With no love lost between the men, he is determined to call his relative to account - but as he digs deeper he threatens to uncover a long-buried secret that should have been left untold. Michael Gambon, Nick Dunning and Geraldine Somerville co-star.
6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 The Andrew Marr Show. 10.00 The Big Questions. 11.00 Sunday Politics. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Landward. (R) 1.45 Countryfile. (R) 2.45 Brazil with Michael Palin. (R) 3.45 Points of View. 4.00 Katie Morag. 4.15 Katie Morag. 4.30 Songs of Praise. 5.05 Formula 1: Monaco Grand Prix – Highlights. 6.35 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 7.00 Countryfile. Shropshire is this week’s location as Matt Baker visits the childhood home of Charles Darwin and Ellie Harrison learns about a project to create a habitat for the rare water vole. Including Weather for the Week Ahead. 8.00 Antiques Roadshow. The experts visit Edinburgh’s National Gallery of Modern Art. Items include a sketchbook thought to have been made on the SS Great Britain in 1851 and a maritime landscape. Red button viewers can play along by guessing the valuations. 9.00 Quirke. New series. Crime drama set in 1950s Dublin, starring Gabriel Byrne as the city’s chief pathologist. Quirke investigates a woman’s murder – a case that leads to his own family. 10.30 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. 11.00 Vote 2014 – Europe. David Dimbleby presents the results of the European ballots, with news and analysis from Emily Maitlis and Jeremy Vine, and Europe-wide reports from international correspondents. 3.00 Weatherview. 3.05 BBC News.
6.15 Film: The Saint’s Double Trouble. (1940) 7.20 Film: The Saint Takes Over. (1940) 8.30 The Beechgrove Garden. (R) 9.00 World Cup Films. 10.25 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites. 11.55 Two Greedy Italians. (R) 12.55 Film: They Came to Cordura. (1959) 2.55 Gymnastics: European Championships. 5.30 Sport XIV. 6.00 Golf: PGA Championship. Hazel Irvine presents highlights of the fourth day of one of the tour’s most prestigious events, held at Wentworth in Surrey. 7.00 River City. Eileen discovers documents outlining the real impact of the redevelopment, so Frank and Lenny employ dirty tactics to silence her. Kelly-Marie believes she has been used by Alex. (R) 8.00 The Best of Top Gear. A final selection of highlights from the last two series, looking back at Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s most memorable stunts and challenges. Last in the series. 9.00 Harry & Paul’s Story of the 2s. Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse take an irreverent look at the history of BBC Two, featuring parodies of The Office, Boys from the Blackstuff, Arena and The Apprentice. 10.00 Sportscene. Hibernian v Falkirk or Hamilton Academical. 10.30 General Assembly. 11.00 Absolutely Fabulous. (R) 11.30 Film: A Cock and Bull Story. (2006) Comedy, starring Steve Coogan. 1.00 Sign Zone: Countryfile. (R) 2.00 Holby City. (R) 3.00 This Is BBC Two.
6.00 CITV: Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge. 6.25 Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures. (R) 6.35 Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures. (R) 6.50 Canimals. (R) 7.00 Canimals. (R) 7.05 Sooty. (R) 7.20 Digimon Fusion. (R) 7.45 Horrid Henry. (R) 8.00 Deadtime Stories. (R) 8.25 ITV News. 8.30 Weekend. 9.25 May the Best House Win. (R) 10.20 Murder, She Wrote. (R) 11.19 Taking a Chance. (R) 11.20 Love Your Garden. (R) 12.25 ITV News; Weather. 12.30 Long Lost Family. (R) 1.35 All Star Family Fortunes. (R) 2.20 Film: Black Beauty. (1994) 4.00 Let Me Entertain You. (R) 4.30 Midsomer Murders. (R) 6.30 STV News; Weather. 6.45 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Britain’s Got Talent. Ant and Dec present the concluding round of auditions, before Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon make their selections for the live semifinals. Continues tomorrow. 8.15 The British Soap Awards 2014. From the Hackney Empire in London, Phillip Schofield hosts the starstudded ceremony celebrating the best of Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks and Doctors. 10.20 Perspectives: Bruce Forsyth on Sammy Davis Jr. The veteran entertainer explores the life and work of the American superstar. Last in the series. 11.25 ITV News; Weather. 11.45 Sammy and Bruce. A TV special from 1980 with Sammy Davis Jr and Bruce Forsyth. (R) 12.39 Taking a Chance. (R) 12.40 The Nightshift. 5.00 ITV Nightscreen.
6.15 The Hoobs. (R) 6.40 Ginetta Challenge. 7.10 How I Met Your Mother. (R) 7.35 How I Met Your Mother. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Frasier. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Sunday Brunch. 12.30 Secret Eaters. (R) 1.35 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 2.05 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 2.35 The Big Bang Theory. (R) 3.05 The Simpsons. (R) 3.35 Film: Hocus Pocus. (1993) 5.30 Deal or No Deal. 6.30 Channel 4 News. 7.00 Four Rooms. The dealers appraise an American football helmet, a Rolling Stones LP, a sculpture of Jesus Christ, a big-cat skull and a replica of the DeLorean sports car from Back to the Future. 8.00 For the Love of Cars. Ant Anstead sets out to restore a DeLorean DMC-12, while Philip Glenister heads to America to research the story of the car made famous in the Back to the Future trilogy. 9.00 Fargo. Gus and Molly team up in Duluth, and while Malvo executes his master plan, Lester tries to craft one of his own as his life continues to crumble around him. 10.05 Film: Kick-Ass. (2010) A teenager tries to become a superhero, but finds real-life crime-fighting much more dangerous than in comics. Action comedy, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson. 12.25 Film: Berberian Sound Studio. (2012) 1.55 Southland. 2.40 Utopia. (R) 3.35 Just Not Cricket. (R) 3.40 Four Rooms. (R) 4.35 Hugh’s 3 Good Things. (R) 5.05 SuperScrimpers. (R) 5.10 Deal or No Deal. (R)
6.00 Milkshake!: Peppa Pig. 6.05 Roary the Racing Car. (R) 6.15 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) 6.25 Bubble Guppies. (R) 6.35 The Mr Men Show. (R) 6.50 Chloe’s Closet. 7.00 Roobarb and Custard Too. (R) 7.10 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) 7.20 Make Way for Noddy. (R) 7.35 City of Friends. (R) 7.45 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) 7.50 Little Princess. (R) 8.05 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky. (R) 8.15 Olly the Little White Van. (R) 8.25 Angelina Ballerina. (R) 8.40 Rupert Bear. (R) 8.55 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) 9.15 Jelly Jamm. (R) 9.30 LazyTown. (R) 10.00 Power Rangers Super Samurai. (R) 10.35 Power Rangers Megaforce. (R) 11.10 Access. 11.20 Meerkat Manor. (R) 11.50 Film: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. (1994) 1.35 Film: Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment. (1985) 3.15 Film: Wild Wild West. (1999) 5.10 Film: The Time Machine. (2002) 6.55 5 News Weekend. 7.00 Cricket on 5: Second ODI. England v Sri Lanka. 8.00 Film: Ghost Rider. (2007) A curse turns a motorcycle stuntman into a demonic skeletal biker who must take evil souls to Hell. Fantasy thriller based on the comicbook, starring Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes. 10.00 Film: Drive Angry. (2011) Fantasy thriller, starring Nicolas Cage. 11.55 Car Crime UK: Caught on Camera. The use of CCTV to tackle vehicle theft. (R) 12.55 SuperCasino. 3.05 Classic Car Rescue. (R) 4.00 Wildlife SOS. (R) 4.25 Make It Big. (R) 4.50 The Funky Valley Show. (R) 5.00 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.10 Roary the Racing Car. (R) 5.20 Angels of Jarm. (R) 5.30 The Funky Valley Show. (R)
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Sanjeev Bhaskar Goodness Gracious Me Special 2014 BBC2, 10pm As part of BBC Two’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir reunite for a one-off instalment of their ground-breaking BritishAsian comedy show Including sketches on how to tell Sherlock Holmes comes from India, some very competitive grandmothers; a bit of politics with the Kapoors and a surprisingly hi-tech use for an aubergine. Plus, some unusually hard-hitting legal advice and the heartbreaking ending of black-and-white classic Madrasablanca.
6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Fake Britain. (R) 9.45 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 10.45 Caught Red Handed. (R) 11.15 Call the Council. 12.00 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.15 Reporting Scotland; Weather. 1.30 The Link. 2.15 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.15 Hairy Bikers’ Best of British. (R) 4.15 RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. 4.45 Antiques Road Trip. 5.30 Pointless. 6.15 BBC News; Weather. 6.45 Reporting Scotland; Weather. The day’s headlines. 7.00 The One Show. The first visit of the week to the One Show studio, where Matt Baker and Alex Jones present topical stories and celebrity chat. 7.30 EastEnders. Bianca confronts David about Nikki, while Nancy and Johnny are suspicious of Dean’s doting grandson act. Tamwar recognises the handwriting on the abusive card. 8.00 Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. (2011) Captain Jack Sparrow’s search for the fountain of youth leads to a battle with the dreaded pirate Blackbeard. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. 10.05 BBC News. 10.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather. 10.40 Commonwealth City. The demolition of the community centre causes upset. 11.40 Have I Got a Bit More News for You. 12.25 The Graham Norton Show. (R) 1.10 The Football League Show. 2.00 Weatherview. 2.05 BBC News.
6.10 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.10 Call the Council. (R) 7.55 Film: When Time Ran Out. (1980) 9.40 The Pallisers. (R) 10.35 The Pallisers. (R) 11.30 Golf: PGA Championship. 1.30 Wanted Down Under Revisited. (R) 2.15 Paul Newman: Talking Pictures. 2.45 Film: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (1958) 4.30 Nature’s Great Events. (R) 5.30 Flog It! Trade Secrets. 6.00 Eggheads. Quiz, hosted by Jeremy Vine. 6.30 Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Ally McCrae presents highlights of the music festival held in Glasgow Green, where performers included Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, Lily Allen, Kasabian, Bastille and One Direction. 7.30 Great British Menu. The first of the Welsh heats. 8.00 Springwatch 2014. New series. Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games follow the fortunes of wildlife around the UK from their new base at the RSPB’s Minsmere reserve in Suffolk. 9.00 The Fast Show Special. Part two of two. Channel 9 attempts to fit three hours of news into 30 seconds. 9.30 Inside No 9. Two burglars have to deal with a warring couple. (R) 10.00 Goodness Gracious Me Special 2014. Comedy sketches, with Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir. 10.30 Newsnight. 11.00 Weather. 11.05 50 Years of BBC2 Comedy. 1.05 Sign Zone: Watermen: A Dirty Business. (R) 2.05 Natural World: Honey Badgers – Masters of Mayhem. 3.05 This Is BBC Two.
6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 Storage Hoarders. (R) 11.30 60 Minute Makeover. (R) 12.30 Dinner Date. (R) 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 STV News; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 STV Weather Central. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 STV News at Six; Weather. 6.15 ITV News; Weather. 6.29 Soapbox Scots. 6.30 You’ve Been Framed! Comical clips, narrated by Harry Hill. 7.00 Emmerdale. Megan comes clean to Declan. 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent. Ant and Dec present the first live semi-final, which sees nine of the 45 chosen acts compete to impress the judges and secure the allimportant viewers’ vote. The results are at 9.30pm. Continues tomorrow. 9.00 Coronation Street. Gail finds out Leanne has been seeing Kal behind Nick’s back. 9.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results. Ant and Dec announce the result of the public vote. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.15 STV News; Weather. 10.20 Off Their Rockers. A trip to the vet ends in an unusual cat fight. (R) 10.45 Benidorm. A conman mingles with the guests. (R) 11.44 Soapbox Scots. 11.45 Wild Britain with Ray Mears. Exploring Somerset’s low-lying wetlands. (R) 12.15 The Nightshift. 3.00 UEFA Champions League Weekly. 3.25 The Nightshift. 5.00 ITV Nightscreen.
6.05 Countdown. (R) 6.50 Film: Garfield Gets Real. (2007) 8.15 Film: Dr Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts. (2009) 10.00 Undercover Boss Australia. (R) 11.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 11.30 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 French Collection. 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Draw It! 5.00 Four in a Bed. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. Troy McClure hosts three spin-off segments, including Chief Wiggum’s attempt to make his name as a private investigator. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. Sandy deals with the aftermath of Lindsey’s revelation. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 The World’s Weirdest Weather. Alex Beresford examines some of the globe’s most bizarre weather phenomena, from a swarm of seemingly flying spiders to a strange wave that submerged an entire town. 9.00 The Island with Bear Grylls. Frustrated by their failure to find another caiman crocodile, the men go hunting in the treacherous mangroves at night, but the mission provokes a split in the camp. 10.00 Man vs Weird. People who claim to perform miraculous feats with the mind. Last in the series. 11.00 Gogglebox. (R) 12.00 Random Acts. 12.05 Fargo. (R) 1.05 Scandal. 1.55 Southcliffe. (R) 2.50 Mr Drew’s School for Boys. (R) 3.45 SuperScrimpers. (R) 4.00 Four Rooms. (R) 4.55 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems. (R) 5.05 Deal or No Deal. (R)
6.00 Milkshake!: Bananas in Pyjamas. 6.10 Igam Ogam. (R) 6.20 Fireman Sam. (R) 6.35 The WotWots. (R) 6.45 Peppa Pig. (R) 6.50 Family! (R) 7.00 Little Princess. (R) 7.10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) 7.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) 7.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) 7.50 Noddy in Toyland. (R) 8.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) 8.10 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.15 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.25 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.30 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) 8.35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) 8.45 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) 9.00 Tickety Toc. (R) 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.10 Chinese Food in Minutes. (R) 12.30 5 News Lunchtime. 12.35 Home and Away: In London. 1.05 Neighbours. 1.35 NCIS. (R) 2.35 Film: The Devil’s Brigade. (1968) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away: In London. Brax, Heath and Casey arrive in London. (R) 6.30 Film: The Dam Busters. (1954) An engineer designs an ingenious bouncing bomb to destroy major dams in Germany’s industrial heartland. Fact-based Second World War drama, with Michael Redgrave. 8.50 5 News. 9.00 What the Dambusters Did Next. Missions undertaken by 617 Squadron after the May 1943 raids on the Ruhr and Eder valleys. 10.30 Film: Raid on Rommel. (1971) Second World War adventure, starring Richard Burton. 12.20 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. (R) 12.55 Access. 1.05 SuperCasino. 3.05 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Divine Designs. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)
BBC Three 7.00 The Women’s Football Show 7.30 Would I Lie to You? 8.00 Don’t Tell the Bride 9.00 Live at the Apollo 10.00 Barely Legal Drivers 11.00 EastEnders 11.30 Family Guy BBC Four 7.00 The Joy of Abba 8.00 Great British Railway Journeys 8.30 Only Connect 9.00 Timeshift: Mods, Rockers and Bank Holiday Mayhem 10.00 How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears 11.00 Abba at the BBC ITV2 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 5.10 Britain’s Got Talent 6.25 Britain’s Got More Talent 7.25 Film: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 10.00 Britain’s Got More Talent 11.00 Celebrity Juice 11.50 Two and a Half Men ITV3 5.50 Lewis 8.00 Midsomer Murders. An apparent suicide shocks the village of Morton Fendle. 10.00 Trial & Retribution 11.00 Law & Order: UK ITV4 9.30 Live French Open Tennis. The second day of the second Grand Slam event of the year. 9.00 TT 2014: The Michael Dunlop Story 10.00 Cycling: Tour Series 11.00 Ax Men E4 4.00 Rude(ish) Tube 5.00 How I Met Your Mother 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 8.30 2 Broke Girls 9.00 Revenge 10.00 Made in Chelsea Film4 3.05 Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World (2011) 4.55 Home Alone 3 (1997) 6.55 The Wedding Planner (2001) 9.00 The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) 11.20 Run Fat Boy Run (2007)
24 Glasgow News | 23rd May - 30th May 2014 TUESDAY’S TV 27.05.14 BBC1 CHOICE
Simon Baker The Mentalist Channel 5, 9pm In the previous episode, after trying in vain to get Jane to admit how he feels about her, Lisbon decided to accept Pike’s invitation to move with him to Washington DC. As the series ends, she’s still in Texas, when a new lead in a cold case requires her to put her DC relocation plans on hold. Will Jane finally tell her he loves her, and if he does, what will be her response? Well, that would be telling. But we can reveal that Ballykissangel/ Trial & Retribution veteran Victoria Smurfit is among the guest stars. Fans may note that series seven was recently given a green light.
6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. (R) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 11.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 11.30 Call the Council. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 The Link. 3.00 Escape to the Country. 3.30 Hairy Bikers’ Best of British. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather. Round-up of the day’s headlines. 7.00 The One Show. Live chat and topical reports. 7.30 EastEnders. As Carol and David’s wedding day arrives, a last-minute errand by the groom convinces Bianca he has run off. Stan makes Dean a tempting offer and Sharon tries to talk to Ian; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 River City. The Lindsay family arrive in Shieldinch but their new start does not begin well when schoolgirl Kirsty goes off the rails. Robbie and Will’s fostering dreams gather momentum. 9.00 Happy Valley. Catherine’s life hangs in the balance after the attack, while the net finally closes in on kidnappers Kevin and Ashley – although Tommy is still on the run. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Reporting Scotland; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 Imagine – Philip Roth Unleashed. 11.45 Film: White Oleander. (2002) Drama, starring Alison Lohman. 1.25 Weatherview. 1.30 BBC News.
6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 Caught Red Handed. (R) 7.35 Call the Council. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Countryside 999. (R) 9.05 Watchdog. (R) 10.05 Real Lives Reunited. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Film: Jubal. (1956) 1.35 The Super League Show. 2.20 The Pallisers. (R) 3.15 Cash in the Attic. (R) 3.45 Big Cat Diary. (R) 4.15 Nature’s Great Events. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. Quiz, hosted by Jeremy Vine. 6.30 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. Broadcasters Germaine Greer and Clive Anderson hunt for antiques in Lancashire, and visit Chetham’s Library in Manchester and Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. (R) 7.30 Great British Menu. The chefs representing Wales prepare seafood courses. 8.00 Springwatch 2014. Bill Oddie reflects on how the UK’s wildlife has fared over the past decade. 9.00 Welcome to Rio. New series. Life in the Brazilian city’s shanty towns. 10.00 Later Live – with Jools Holland. With Arcade Fire, Imelda May, the Amazing Snakeheads and Sharon Van Etten. Last in the series. 10.30 Scotland 2014. New series. News and analysis, presented by Sarah Smith. 11.00 Newsnight.; Weather. 11.50 Horizon: The £10Million Challenge. The launch of the Longitude Prize 2014. (R) 12.50 Sign Zone: Ian Hislop’s Olden Days – The Power of the Past in Britain. (R) 1.50 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone. (R)
6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 STV News; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 STV Weather Central. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 STV News at Six; Weather. 6.29 Soapbox Scots. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. Declan tells Charity he wants to try for another baby, Donna must decide whether to quit the criminal life and Robbie takes the blame for Finn over a credit card bill. 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent. The second live semi-final, which sees another nine acts take to the stage, with their eyes on the prize of £250,000 and a slot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance. The results are at 9.30pm. Continues tomorrow. 9.00 Coronation Street. Tina pays the ultimate price for her illicit love as she is attacked and left for dead. Owen confronts Anna about why they never sleep together any more, and Gail accosts Leanne. 9.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results. Another act wins a place in the final, before Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon decide which runner-up deserves another chance. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 Scotland Tonight; Weather. 11.04 Soapbox Scots. 11.05 The Cube. (R) 12.00 The Nightshift. 5.00 ITV Nightscreen.
6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 According to Jim. (R) 7.10 3rd Rock from the Sun. (R) 7.35 The King of Queens. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss Australia. (R) 11.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) 11.30 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 French Collection. 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Draw It! 5.00 Four in a Bed. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. Bart and Lisa enrol in a military academy. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. Cindy finds a suspicious pair of boxers among Holly’s laundry. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Location, Location, Location. New series. Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer revisit a couple who wanted to set up a hot-tub business in the Lake District, and a pair who planned to run a hotel in the Highlands. 9.00 The Complainers. New series. How businesses are finding new ways to satisfy disgruntled customers. 10.00 Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic. Arousal, toilet troubles and a live hernia examination. 11.05 Coppers. (R) 12.05 Random Acts. 12.10 Poker. 1.05 KOTV Boxing Weekly. 1.35 Trans World Sport. (R) 2.30 The Grid. (R) 3.00 Ginetta Challenge. (R) 3.25 Four Rooms. (R) 4.20 Hugh’s 3 Good Things. (R) 4.50 SuperScrimpers. (R) 5.05 Deal or No Deal. (R)
6.00 Milkshake!: Bananas in Pyjamas. 6.10 Igam Ogam. (R) 6.20 Fireman Sam. (R) 6.35 The WotWots. (R) 6.45 Peppa Pig. (R) 6.50 Family! (R) 7.00 Little Princess. (R) 7.10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) 7.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) 7.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) 7.50 Noddy in Toyland. (R) 8.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) 8.10 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.15 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.25 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.30 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) 8.45 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) 8.55 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) 9.00 Tickety Toc. (R) 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Cowboy Builders. (R) 1.15 Home and Away: In London. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Murder Among Friends. (2010) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away: In London. Brax’s attempt to get Ricky back ends in a terrible accident. (R) 6.30 5 News Tonight. 7.00 Classic Car Rescue. Bernie Fineman and Mario Pacione restore a Ferrari Mondial; 5 News Update. 8.00 Ben Fogle’s Animal Clinic. John Innes performs cuttingedge surgery on a Labrador. Last in the series; 5 News at 9. 9.00 The Mentalist. A new lead in a cold case requires Lisbon to postpone her plans to relocate. Last in the series. 10.00 CSI: Blood Lust. (R) 11.00 CSI: Blood Lust. (R) 12.00 Body of Proof. (R) 12.55 Access. 1.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 King’s Cross – Inferno on the Tube. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Divine Designs. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)
BBC Three 7.00 Don’t Tell the Bride 8.00 Gavin & Stacey 9.00 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 10.00 Sweat the Small Stuff 10.30 EastEnders 11.00 Family Guy 11.45 American Dad! BBC Four 7.00 World News Today 7.30 Great British Railway Journeys 8.00 Ocean Giants 9.00 The Crusades 10.00 Do We Really Need the Moon? 11.00 Hidden Histories: Britain’s Oldest Family Businesses ITV2 5.00 Britain’s Got Talent 6.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! 8.00 You’ve Been Framed! Full Throttle 9.00 The Vampire Diaries 10.00 Britain’s Got More Talent 11.00 Celebrity Juice 11.50 Two and a Half Men ITV3 2.45 Live French Open Tennis. The third day of the Grand Slam tournament continues. 8.00 Midsomer Murders. 10.00 Trial & Retribution 11.00 Law & Order: UK ITV4 3.00 Live Indian Premier League Cricket. 7.25 Highway Patrol 7.55 Live French Open Tennis. 9.00 TT 2014: A Very British Challenge 10.00 Warren United 10.30 Film: US Marshals (1998) E4 4.00 Rude(ish) Tube 5.00 How I Met Your Mother 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Film: Stardust (2007) 10.35 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Film4 3.20 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) 5.10 The Belles of St Trinian’s (1954) 6.55 Leap Year (2010) 8.50 Jimmy’s Hall Interview Special 9.00 Haywire (2011) 10.50 Alien (1979)
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Ricky Gervais Derek Channel 4, 10pm Although we’re now reaching the end of the second series of this sitcom, it still feels odd that the man who brought us brash David Brent could also create one of the small screen’s loveliest characters. The whole programme champions the underdog, the folk we might ignore in the street – if we spot them at all. We even saw a softer side to the usually socially inept Kev a few weeks ago when he attempted to quit booze to land Broad Hill’s caretaker job. We’ll be cheering for him again this week when he stands up to the appalling Geoff.
6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. (R) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 11.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 11.30 Call the Council. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 The Link. 3.00 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.30 Hairy Bikers’ Best of British. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather. The latest headlines, with Jackie Bird. 7.00 The One Show. Matt Baker and Alex Jones present the live magazine show featuring topical reports from around the UK and big-name studio guests. 7.55 Sportscene. Scotland v Nigeria (Kick-off 8.00pm). Rob Maclean presents coverage of this evening’s international friendly at Craven Cottage, Fulham. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Reporting Scotland; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 Still Game. Jack and Victor set out to help Pete the Jakey claim royalties after discovering he invented the famous Beefy Bake. Meanwhile, Frances and Tam have marital problems. (R) 11.05 Holby City. Amy struggles to escape her past mistakes with Harry. Serena is forced to accept some painful truths about her mother’s future, and Jonny helps Adele show her true potential. 12.05 Del Boys & Dealers. Sharon and Al visit an auction in France. 1.05 Watchdog. 2.00 Weatherview. 2.05 BBC News.
6.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 7.30 Call the Council. (R) 8.15 Sign Zone: Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. (R) 9.00 Amazon’s Retail Revolution: Business Boomers. (R) 10.00 Bang Goes the Theory. (R) 10.30 See Hear. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. (R) 12.30 Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. (R) 1.00 Charley Hull – Teenage Tigress. 1.30 Cash in the Attic. (R) 1.55 Big Cat Diary. (R) 2.30 Politics Scotland. 3.20 The Pallisers. (R) 4.15 Nature’s Great Events. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. New series. Quiz show, hosted by Dermot Murnaghan. 6.30 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. Stefanie Powers and Don Warrington compete. (R) 7.30 Great British Menu. The chefs representing Wales prepare main courses. 8.00 Springwatch 2014. The team has the latest news on wildlife at the RSPB’s Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk, while Martin Hughes-Games heads out to sea to explore life beneath the waves. 9.10 Coast Australia. Neil Oliver and the team explore the Great Barrier Reef. 10.00 Episodes. Matt is offered a part on another show. 10.30 Scotland 2014. News and analysis. 11.00 Newsnight; Weather. 11.50 Watermen: A Dirty Business. Last in the series. (R) 12.50 Sign Zone: The Story of Women and Art. (R) 1.50 This Is BBC Two. 4.00 BBC Learning Zone. (R)
6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 STV News; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 STV Weather Central. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 STV News at Six; Weather. 6.29 Soapbox Scots. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. Donna hatches a plan to burgle the home of a well-known criminal before the police have time to raid it, while a game of truth or dare between Chas and James goes awry. 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent. Four places in the final have been filled already, and now another nine acts take to the stage in a bid to win the next two slots. Ant and Dec are the hosts. The results are at 9.30pm. Continues tomorrow. 9.00 Coronation Street. The Street’s residents struggle to take in the news that Tina’s motionless body has been discovered, and Owen is stunned when Anna finally admits to sleeping with Phelan. 9.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results. Ant and Dec reveal the results of the public vote. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 Scotland Tonight; Weather. Analysis of the day’s main news stories. 11.04 Soapbox Scots. 11.05 On Assignment. 11.40 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey. (R) 12.35 The Nightshift. 5.00 ITV Nightscreen.
6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 According to Jim. (R) 7.10 3rd Rock from the Sun. (R) 7.35 The King of Queens. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss Australia. (R) 11.00 Celebrity Come Dine with Me. (R) 11.30 Celebrity Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Celebrity Come Dine with Me. (R) 12.35 Celebrity Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.05 Celebrity Come Dine with Me. (R) 1.40 French Collection. 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Draw It! 5.00 Four in a Bed. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. Homer’s Las Vegas “wife” turns up. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. Holly tries to hide her fling with Dodger from Jason. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 The Supervet. Noel Fitzpatrick tries to help a cat walk again. Last in the series. 9.00 24 Hours in A&E. An 86-year-old woman is found to have lost five pints of blood. 10.00 Derek. 10.30 Cardinal Burns. 11.00 Cardinal Burns. Ghost hunters Phil and Jase endure a nightmarish spa break. Last in the series. 11.35 Music on 4: Mercury Prize Sessions. Kelis, Little Dragon and Lykke Li perform. 12.20 Random Acts. 12.25 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. (R) 1.20 Film: Julia. (2008) 3.45 Four Rooms. (R) 4.40 Hugh’s 3 Good Things. (R) 5.05 Deal or No Deal. (R)
6.00 Milkshake!: Bananas in Pyjamas. 6.10 Igam Ogam. (R) 6.20 Fireman Sam. (R) 6.35 The WotWots. (R) 6.45 Peppa Pig. (R) 6.50 Family! (R) 7.00 Little Princess. (R) 7.10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) 7.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) 7.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) 7.50 Noddy in Toyland. (R) 8.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) 8.10 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.15 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.25 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.30 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) 8.45 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) 8.55 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) 9.00 Tickety Toc. (R) 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Cowboy Builders. (R) 1.15 Home and Away: In London. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS: Los Angeles. (R) 3.15 Film: Next Stop Murder. (2010) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away: In London. Doctors try without success to contact Brax’s next of kin. (R) 6.30 5 News Tonight. 7.00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. A south London couple battling to evict squatters; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Marchioness: Party Boat Disaster. The sinking of the pleasure cruiser on the Thames in August 1989; 5 News at 9. 9.00 NCIS. A cook from a Navy destroyer tells McGee and Gibbs someone is stalking him. 10.00 Jack Taylor: The Priest. 11.45 Cricket on 5: Third ODI. 12.50 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. (R) 1.15 SuperCasino. 3.05 Beware! Cowboy Builders. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Divine Designs. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)
BBC Three 7.00 Top Gear 8.00 Traffic Cops 9.00 World Cup’s Best Ever Goals, Ever! 10.00 Orphan Black 10.45 Family Guy 11.30 American Dad! BBC Four 7.00 World News Today 7.30 Stanley Spencer: The Colours of the Clyde 8.00 Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death 9.00 Film: The History Boys (2006) 10.50 The Golden Age of Steam Railways 11.50 Parks and Recreation ITV2 5.00 Britain’s Got Talent 6.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! 8.00 Film: The Nutty Professor (1996) 10.00 Britain’s Got More Talent 11.00 Celebrity Juice 11.50 Two and a Half Men ITV3 2.45 Live French Open Tennis. Coverage of the fourth day’s play at Roland Garros in Paris. 8.00 Lewis. A college quiz weekend leads to murder. Alan Davies guest stars. 10.00 Cold Blood II 11.35 Law & Order: UK ITV4 3.00 Live Indian Premier League Cricket. 7.25 Highway Patrol 7.55 French Open Tennis 9.00 TT 2014: The Class of 2014 10.00 Cycling: Tour Series 11.00 Film: The Howling (1981) E4 4.00 Rude(ish) Tube 5.00 How I Met Your Mother 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Youngers 8.00 How I Met Your Mother 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 The Tomorrow People 10.00 Rude Tube 11.00 Made in Chelsea Film4 2.45 Inkheart (2008) 4.50 Geordie (1955) 6.55 Big (1988) 9.00 Fast Five (2011) 11.35 Beginners (2010)
23rd May - 30th May 2014 | Glasgow News 25
THURSDAY’S TV 29.05.14 BBC1 CHOICE
Ann Barnes Meet the Police Commissioner Channel 4, 9pm Just two years ago, police forces up and down the country felt the biggest shakeup for 50 years when elections resulted in the appointment of 41 Police and Crime Commissioners – a venture which cost £75million, but strangely enough, resulted in the lowest voting turnout since the Second World War. Consequently, the small turnout meant that some obscure, perhaps ‘eccentric’ candidates were voted in. This Cutting Edge documentary hears from Ann Barnes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, who was initially against the introduction of PCCs.
6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. (R) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 11.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 11.30 Call the Council. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. (R) 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 The Link. 3.00 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.30 Hairy Bikers’ Best of British. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather. 7.00 The One Show. Matt Baker and Alex Jones present the live magazine, featuring celebrity chat and stories of interest. 7.30 EastEnders. Sharon is worried about Ian after seeing him collecting pills from the pharmacy, while Stan and Dean announce their business plans to the rest of the family; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 The Food Inspectors. Chris Hollins and Gaby Roslin compare mass-produced bacon with the hand-cured variety, and learn the importance of storing and preparing cooked and raw meat separately. 9.00 From There to Here. Daniel’s double life continues, with Joanne preparing to give birth, while wife Claire watches proudly as Louise stands in the general election. 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Reporting Scotland; Weather. 10.35 Question Time. 11.35 Film: The Crossing Guard. (1995) Drama, starring Jack Nicholson. 1.20 Holiday Weatherview. 1.25 BBC News.
6.00 This Is BBC Two. 6.05 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 Caught Red Handed. (R) 7.35 Call the Council. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. (R) 9.05 Escape to the Continent. (R) 10.05 First Time on the Front Line. (R) 10.35 HARDtalk. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 Politics Scotland. 12.30 Film: Hans Christian Andersen. (1952) 2.20 The Pallisers. (R) 3.15 Cash in the Attic. (R) 3.45 Big Cat Diary. (R) 4.15 Nature’s Great Events. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. Quiz, hosted by Dermot Murnaghan. 6.30 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. Actress Sheila Hancock and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig hunt for antiques on the Isle of Wight, before seeing who makes the biggest profit at auction in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. (R) 7.30 Great British Menu. The chefs prepare desserts. 8.00 Springwatch 2014. Chris Packham continues his quest to follow migrating cuckoos from Africa to the UK. 9.00 Springwatch Unsprung 2014. New series. Postshow analysis, hosted by Nick Baker. 9.30 Burning Desire: The Seduction of Smoking. Part one of two. Peter Taylor explores attitudes to cigarettes and smoking. 10.30 Scotland 2014. News and analysis. 11.00 Newsnight.; Weather. 11.50 The Culture Show: Henri Matisse – A Cut Above the Rest. (R) 12.20 Sign Zone: Thalidomide – The Fifty Year Fight. (R) 1.20 This Is BBC Two. 3.55 BBC Learning Zone. (R)
6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 STV News; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 STV Weather Central. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 STV News at Six; Weather. 6.29 Soapbox Scots. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. Donna and Ross find the stash in Gary North’s house and make a run for it, while Chas feels guilty for not telling James the truth about her son and asks him if he has any secrets. 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent. Another nine acts take to the stage in the penultimate live semifinal, hoping to entertain the voting public and prove their auditions were not just a one-off. Ant and Dec present. The results are at 9.30pm. Continues on Saturday. 9.00 Coronation Street. As Rita and David keep a vigil at Tina’s bedside, the finger of suspicion falls on one resident. Izzy and Katy demand that Anna tell them what is going on between her and Owen. 9.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results. Two more finalists are revealed. 10.00 ITV News at Ten; Weather. 10.30 Scotland Tonight; Weather. Analysis of the day’s main news stories. 11.04 Soapbox Scots. 11.05 Fearne and McBusted. Fearne Cotton meets the band. 12.35 The Nightshift. 5.00 ITV Nightscreen.
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6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 According to Jim. (R) 7.10 3rd Rock from the Sun. (R) 7.35 The King of Queens. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss Australia. (R) 11.00 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 11.30 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.40 French Collection. 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Draw It! 5.00 Four in a Bed. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. Marge launches an anti-sugar campaign. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. Cindy asks Holly whether Dodger forced himself on her. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 8.00 Posh Pawn. Another chance to see the original documentary filmed at Prestige Pawnbrokers. (R) 9.00 Meet the Police Commissioner. The world of Ann Barnes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent. 10.00 My Granny the Escort. 11.05 The Island with Bear Grylls. (R) 12.05 24 Hours in A&E. (R) 1.00 Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic. (R) 1.55 Random Acts. 2.00 Man vs Weird. (R) 2.55 Searching for Shakespeare’s House: A Time Team Special. (R) 3.50 Unreported World. (R) 4.15 Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. (R) 5.10 SuperScrimpers. (R) 5.35 Hugh’s 3 Good Things. (R)
6.00 Milkshake!: Bananas in Pyjamas. 6.10 Igam Ogam. (R) 6.20 Fireman Sam. (R) 6.35 The WotWots. (R) 6.45 Peppa Pig. (R) 6.50 Family! (R) 7.00 Little Princess. (R) 7.10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) 7.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) 7.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) 7.50 Noddy in Toyland. (R) 8.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) 8.15 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.25 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) 8.45 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) 9.00 Tickety Toc. (R) 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Beware! Cowboy Builders. (R) 1.15 Home and Away: In London. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Mystery Woman: Game Time. (2005) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away: In London. Nate finds Leah barely conscious and rushes her to hospital. (R) 6.30 5 News Tonight. 7.00 Police Interceptors. A drinkdriver leaves a trail of destruction in his wake; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 The Spy Who Brought Down Mary, Queen of Scots. A plot to murder Elizabeth I; 5 News at 9. 9.00 Trauma Doctors: Every Second Counts. A French student is rushed to hospital after being stabbed. 10.00 The Man Who Ate Himself to Death. The final few months of the life of Ricky Naputi, who died weighing 64st. (R) 11.00 The 16-year-old Baby. 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 Bangkok Brits. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Divine Designs. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)
BBC Three 7.00 Tough Young Teachers 8.00 Barely Legal Drivers 9.00 England’s Worst Ever Football Team 10.00 Jonah from Tonga 10.30 EastEnders 11.00 Family Guy BBC Four 7.00 World News Today 7.30 Top of the Pops: 1979 8.00 Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made the Commonwealth 9.00 How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears 10.00 Ripping Yarns 10.30 The Golden Age of Steam Railways ITV2 5.00 Britain’s Got Talent 6.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! 8.00 Film: Wild Target (2010) 10.00 Britain’s Got More Talent 11.00 Celebrity Juice 11.50 Viral Tap ITV3 3.10 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 4.20 Only When I Laugh 4.55 Barbara 5.25 Man About the House 5.55 Heartbeat 7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Foyle’s War 10.00 afterlife 11.00 Law & Order: UK ITV4 9.30 Live French Open Tennis. The fifth day of the second Grand Slam tournament of the year. 9.00 TT 2014 10.00 Joey: The Man Who Conquered the TT E4 4.00 Rude(ish) Tube 5.00 How I Met Your Mother 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 8.30 How I Met Your Mother 9.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 9.30 2 Broke Girls 10.00 The IT Crowd 11.00 Rude Tube Film4 2.40 City of Ember (2008) 4.30 Explorers (1985) 6.40 Mona Lisa Smile (2003) 9.00 Limitless (2011) Sci-fi thriller. 11.05 Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
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BJ Britt Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Channel 4, 8pm There’s good news for Marvel fans. Not only has Agents of SHIELD been renewed for a second series, our own Hayley Atwell gets to reprise her role as Captain America’s love interest in the pending series Agent Carter, and following Ben Affleck’s turn as Daredevil in 2003, a TV version of Hell’s Kitchen’s blind crime fighter is also coming to the small screen. With a bit of luck, the latter should be on Netflix next year, but for now settle back and enjoy the season finale of AOS and Agent Coulson and his team attempt to fend off the HYDRA threat.
6.00 Breakfast. 9.15 Fake Britain. (R) 10.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 11.00 Caught Red Handed. (R) 11.30 Call the Council. 12.15 Bargain Hunt. 1.00 BBC News; Weather. 1.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather. 1.45 Doctors. 2.15 The Link. 3.00 Escape to the Country. (R) 3.30 Hairy Bikers’ Best of British. (R) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip. 5.15 Pointless. 6.00 BBC News; Weather. 6.30 Reporting Scotland; Weather. With Sally Magnusson. 7.00 The One Show. Hosted by Chris Evans and Alex Jones. 7.30 EastEnders. The Butcher household comes to terms with recent events; BBC News; Regional News. 8.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build. Nick Knowles and the builders are in Bury, adapting a family home for a couple’s six-year-old daughter, who struggles to walk and talk after contracting a rare brain disease. 9.00 Have I Got News for You. Hosted by Alexander Armstrong. Last in the series. 9.30 Room 101. With Greg Davies, Ben Fogle and Janet Street-Porter. (R) 10.00 BBC News. 10.25 Reporting Scotland; Weather.; National Lottery Update. 10.35 The Graham Norton Show. Guests include Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron. 11.20 Uncle. Andy has a day to forget. 11.50 EastEnders. Omnibus. 1.45 Weatherview. 1.50 BBC News.
6.05 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) 7.05 Caught Red Handed. (R) 7.35 Call the Council. (R) 8.20 Sign Zone: Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. (R) 9.05 The Great British Sewing Bee. (R) 10.05 First Time on the Front Line. (R) 10.35 The Travel Show. 11.00 BBC News. 11.30 BBC World News. 12.00 The A to Z of TV Gardening. (R) 12.05 Film: Alvarez Kelly. (1966) 1.50 Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. (R) 2.20 The Pallisers. (R) 3.15 Cash in the Attic. (R) 3.45 Big Cat Diary. (R) 4.15 Nature’s Great Events. (R) 5.15 Flog It! (R) 6.00 Eggheads. Quiz, hosted by Dermot Murnaghan. 6.30 The Minster. Graffiti artists are invited to spray paint inside York Minster. Last in the series. 7.00 Great British Menu. The two remaining chefs from Wales prepare their entire menus. 7.30 Landward. The team visits the River Spey, where Euan McIlwraith looks at the issue of water abstraction, and Sarah Mack tells the story of a flood in 1829 that devastated much of Strathspey. 8.00 The Beechgrove Garden. The team heads to Gardening Scotland at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre. 8.30 Gardeners’ World. Monty Don offers advice on making the perfect herb garden. 9.00 The Story of Women and Art. Opportunities for female artists in the years spanning the mid-19th century to the 1950s. Last in the series. 10.00 QI. (R) 10.30 Newsnight.; Weather. 11.05 Later – with Jools Holland. 12.10 Film: Valhalla Rising. (2009) 1.35 Sign Zone: Question Time. (R) 2.35 This Is BBC Two.
6.00 Good Morning Britain. 8.30 Lorraine. 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 10.30 This Morning. 12.30 Loose Women. 1.30 ITV News; Weather. 1.55 STV News; Weather. 2.00 Jo Frost Family Matters. 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. (R) 3.59 STV Weather Central. 4.00 Ejector Seat. 5.00 The Paul O’Grady Show. 6.00 STV News at Six; Weather. 6.29 Soapbox Scots. 6.30 ITV News; Weather. 7.00 Emmerdale. James tells Chas the truth about Adam – despite Moira’s objections – Diane discovers Eric’s big plans for Val, and Ross ignores Donna’s warnings not to sell on the stolen goods. 7.30 Wild Britain with Ray Mears. The survival expert explores the Isles of Scilly off the Cornish coast, where mild temperatures create an ideal habitat for many species normally associated with warmer climes; (R) STV News Headlines. 8.00 Film: On a Clear Day. (2005) A redundant shipyard worker vows to swim the English Channel in a bid to regain his self-respect and prove himself to his family. 9.55 Scottish Passport Shorts. Travel show highlights. (R) 10.10 ITV News; Weather. 10.40 STV News; Weather. 10.49 Soapbox Scots. 10.50 Film: Die Another Day. (2002) James Bond’s pursuit of a Korean terrorist leads to a British billionaire who has constructed a devastating orbital weapon. Spy adventure, starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry. 1.10 The Nightshift. 5.00 ITV Nightscreen.
6.00 Countdown. (R) 6.45 According to Jim. (R) 7.10 3rd Rock from the Sun. (R) 7.35 The King of Queens. (R) 8.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) 9.00 Frasier. (R) 9.30 Frasier. (R) 10.00 Undercover Boss Australia. (R) 11.00 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 11.30 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 12.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. 12.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 12.35 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.05 Come Dine with Me Down Under. (R) 1.40 French Collection. 2.40 Countdown. 3.30 Deal or No Deal. 4.30 Draw It! 5.00 Four in a Bed. 5.30 Come Dine with Me. 6.00 The Simpsons. Homer has his jaw wired shut. (R) 6.30 Hollyoaks. Cindy resolves to support Holly’s allegations against Dodger. 7.00 Channel 4 News. 7.35 Unreported World. Lack of access to morphine among cancer patients in Africa. Last in the series. 8.00 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. The team puts everything on the line to stop Garrett and the forces of Hydra. Last in the series. 9.00 Peter Kay Live at the Manchester Arena. A standup show recorded in 2003. (R) 10.00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. 11.05 Rude Tube. 12.05 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 12.30 Film: Hot Shots! (1991) 1.55 Random Acts. 2.00 Southland. 2.45 Desperate Housewives. (R) 3.25 Four Rooms. (R) 4.20 SuperScrimpers. (R) 4.40 Hugh’s 3 Good Things. (R) 5.05 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. (R) 5.10 Deal or No Deal. (R)
6.00 Milkshake!: Bananas in Pyjamas. 6.10 Igam Ogam. (R) 6.20 Fireman Sam. (R) 6.35 The WotWots. (R) 6.45 Peppa Pig. (R) 6.50 Family! (R) 7.00 Little Princess. (R) 7.10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) 7.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) 7.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) 7.50 Noddy in Toyland. (R) 8.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) 8.15 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.25 Peppa Pig. (R) 8.35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) 8.45 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) 9.00 Tickety Toc. (R) 9.15 The Wright Stuff. 11.10 Police Interceptors. (R) 12.10 5 News Lunchtime. 12.15 Cowboy Builders. (R) 1.15 Home and Away: In London. 1.45 Neighbours. 2.15 NCIS. (R) 3.15 Film: Unstable. (2009) 5.00 5 News at 5. 5.30 Neighbours. (R) 6.00 Home and Away: In London. Evelyn steals exam answer papers from Zac’s bag. (R) 6.30 5 News Tonight. 7.00 Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads. Three of the truckers deliver goods in the Himalayas; (R) 5 News Update. 8.00 Eddie Stobart’s Excellent Adventures. Mark Dixon races the company train from Rugby to Glasgow; 5 News at 9. 9.00 NCIS. A Navy Seal’s wife receives a package containing her husband’s severed head. Last in the series. 10.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. 10.55 Bangkok Brits. 11.55 Access. (R) 12.00 SuperCasino. 3.05 Ben Fogle’s Animal Clinic. (R) 4.00 House Doctor. (R) 4.45 Divine Designs. (R) 5.10 Wildlife SOS. (R)
BBC Three 7.00 Doctor Who 10.00 Russell Howard’s Good News 10.30 EastEnders 11.00 Family Guy BBC Four 7.00 World News Today 7.30 Concerto at the BBC Proms 8.00 Kathleen Ferrier: An Ordinary Diva 9.00 Searching for Sugar Man: Storyville 10.20 Troubadours: The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter 11.45 Singer-Songwriters at the BBC ITV2 5.00 Britain’s Got Talent 6.30 Britain’s Got Talent Results 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! 8.00 Film: Something Borrowed (2011) 10.20 Celebrity Juice 11.10 Take Me Out ITV3 2.45 Live French Open Tennis. The sixth day’s play at Roland Garros. 8.00 Midsomer Murders. Barnaby investigates the murder of a local councillor. 10.00 Wire in the Blood 11.30 Law & Order: UK ITV4 3.00 Live Indian Premier League Cricket. Coverage of the second qualifying match. 7.25 Highway Patrol 7.55 Live French Open Tennis. The sixth day’s play at Roland Garros. 9.00 Cycling: Tour Series 10.00 TT 2014 11.00 Film: Child’s Play 2 (1990) E4 4.00 Rude(ish) Tube 5.00 How I Met Your Mother 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.30 The Big Bang Theory 9.00 Film: Die Hard 2 (1990) 11.30 8 Out of 10 Cats Film4 3.05 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) 4.50 Step Up (2006) 6.55 Footloose (1984) 9.00 Friends with Benefits (2011) 11.10 Black Swan (2010)
26 Glasgow News | 23rd May - 30th May 2014
It will be all white on the night!
Wearing all white is bang on trend, and with these items all under £30, you can be stylish as Beyonce, without breaking the bank! Tall White Shawl Collar Blazer New Look
White Jeans Miss Selfridge
White Crochet Hem Shorts (as seen on Beyonce!) Topshop
Maureene chunky boots www.linzi.com
White Sleeveless Wrap Blouse River Island
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Linzi turns 25! Crazy for
Linzi, one of the UK’s most popular shoe e-tailers, turns 25 this year! Linzi shoes are bang on trend and at great prices. They have over 200 plus shoes, boots and sandals to suit everyone and come in sizes 3 – 8. Available online at www.linzi.com
Philippa Platform Stilett
Clara Embellished Sandal
Jermaine Cleated Sole
Coconut oil has become the latest health product on everyones lips, literally. Coconut oil is made by extracting the oils from the flesh of the coconut and is mostly used in countries with tropical climates. It has been hailed as the healthiest oil to fry with, as it is one of the best sources of heart-healthy fatty acids, which enhances the immune system through its antiviral and antibacterial effects. It also speeds up your metabolism and claims to aid weight loss.
The Smart Girls Guide to...
With the bank holiday this weekend, you diary is probably chock-a-block, which would be fabulous if... you weren’t on a diet. Fear not, we are here to help you meet up with the girls, eat out with your partner and still hit the beer garden without piling on the pounds!
Hit the beer garden, leave the beer No one wants a dreaded beer belly. Beer causes bloating, which is not a good look! Stick to a low calorie tipple such as
vodka, soda and fresh lime (76 kcals) or a gin and slim tonic (56 kcals) . If you can’t give up the wine, add soda water for a refreshing spritzer!
Eat smart If you have been asked out for dinner, don’t despair! Research the menu beforehand to see if they have any healthy options. Alternatively have a light bite at home before you head out. That way you can have a starter or a side salad instead of a main meal. If you are picking the restaurant why not go for sushi? It’s super healthy and still yummy!
Pop-tastic! Your other half is dying to see a new release but you can’t go to the cinema without popcorn and sweeties right? Wrong. Make healthy popcorn at home and take it in a food bag. Got a sweet tooth? Take chocolate covered cranberries to curb your cravings.
Girly gathering Meeting up with the girls doesn’t have to be in the pub. Grab the girls and go for a power walk. Lose pounds and get the goss, it’s win-win!
So how do you use it? The good thing is you just use it like any other oil, melt about a tablespoon in a frying pan and you’re good to go. It also gives off a delicious, light coconut taste, so it is ideal when cooking currys, Thai dishes or frying fish or chicken. You can use it as a substitute for butter when baking and also add it to smoothies. However, its uses don’t stop in the kitchen. It can also be used for a range of beauty treatments. Lather some on after shampooing hair and wrap hair in a towel for a deep conditioning treatment. Dab some on a cotton pad and it will remove make up. You can also use it as a body moisturiser and it will soothe chapped lips. The uses for it are endless! If you are looking to try coconut oil for yourself go for the raw oil, and organic if you can. It is available to buy it from most wholefood or health stores nationwide.
Lush – The Big Review! Love coconut? Try this! The lovely people at Lush have brought back some of their most popular products from their discontinued Retro range made freshly in their new online “Kitchen”. Here is my review of three of their returning favourites...
Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar - £5.75 Shaped like a strawberry and smelling divine, I couldn’t wait to try this out. It smells like strawberry milkshake and because it is made with fresh strawberries, you don’t that horrible artificial ‘fake-fruit’ smell. It is made with Fair Trade
organic cocoa butter, Shea butter and olive oil which leaves skin super soft! It doesn’t immediately sink in which is great, so you don’t need to keep applying it whilst massaging, but you will need to wash it off afterwards. It warms up quickly and by the looks of it, will last a long time.
Sakura Bath Bomb £3.25 This cosmic looking bath bomb looked amazing, with what seems like little neon rocks on the top and flecks of fluorescent specks throughout it. It smells even better, with a strong citrus smell, mixed
with floral jasmine. When dropped in the bath it fizzed away and produced a nice foam.
Ice Blue Soap £3.10 The smell of the bright blue bar of soap hit me as soon as I opened the bag. The vapour of menthol immediately awoke my senses and I couldn’t wait to try it. The peppermint was invigorating and the fine sea salt left my skin nice and soft. Products are available online at www.lush.co.uk/ and in stores nationwide.
Odylique Organic Coconut Candy Scrub
Love coconut? Try this yummy scrub that smells good enough to eat and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.The scrub itself is great for a gentle exfoliation when applied to wet skin and a deep exfoliation when dry. Made with exfoliating poppy seeds, virgin coconut and cocoa butter, it is 100% natural.
Available online at www.essential-care.co.uk
28 Glasgow News | 23rd May - 30th May 2014
I am delighted to be delivering your stars although; I won’t be doing them in the traditional way, as I am not an astrologer. For many years I have provided the stars using Tarot cards and that is what I will be doing here so, I guess in a sense they should be called, Taroscopes. Anyway, I do hope you enjoy what the cards have to say.
Aries Work takes priority this week over everything else and you could find that you are up to your eyes in paperwork that also needs your attention. A plan of action is required for you to get through things in an organised way.
I have never laughed so much at a play but I can tell you this one is a must see! Set in the housing schemes of Glasgow Dirty Water follow Jock the team leader who is trying to come to terms with becoming a father for the first time, Boab “ the sex machine”, Crawford the functioning alky and man of wisdom, and Brian the private school posh boy/struggling actor as
they work together for the worst close cleaning service in the country -- The Eager Beaver Cleaners.
After a mounting number of complaints the lads will undergo an inspection. With their jobs hanging in the balance, for this team of misfits mopping floors isn’t as simple as it seems.
Showing in the Webster Theatre 15th, 16th, 17th of May – the Albany Greenock 23/24th May – East Kilbride Arts Centre 30th of May and Bathgate Regal Theatre on the 4th and 5th of June. Check them out on FB as well for more details.
Learning is part of life but there are times when we learn something when the penny just drops and I’m sensing there will be a situation like this for you. It’s a very positive thing as it allows you to move on.
Gemini Drama and issues in connection with transport could drive you mad but take a deep breath and count to ten and look at your next course of action. Being in control of a situation is so much better then it ruling you.
Cancer Happy days, the sun is shining in your life and all is well in the world. I sense that you may be looking at a wee holiday or just getting away from the normal hum drum of everyday life to have some fun.
Leo Emotions may be running high and you need to be kind to yourself first and foremost. I sense a time of sentiment and looking back over the past, which is all fine however, try not to dwell on things.
Virgo A younger male will perhaps need your assistance to help him in a career sense – he will be looking at finding his way in the world and in a hurry to get there. You will be his guiding influence.
Libra Pennies from heaven could be on their way to you as I see a wee shift in your financial situation to something that is a bit more secure and stable. Also I am picking up foreign cash so you’ll be looking forward to getting away too.
Scorpio Life is full of every turning cycle and you are perhaps at a point where the wheel is ready to turn once more. It can be unsettling however what is coming will soon change your mood so don’t worry.
Sagittarius Time to cut away the rubbish and let go of anything that is holding you back in life. You are ready to forge ahead but your not taking passengers who can’t pull their weight so it’s all about breaking free.
Capricorn Perhaps a little bit of a turbulent week to begin with however things start to get better and there is a lovely light at the end of the tunnel so all is well. I’m sensing that you need to do what’s right for you.
Aquarius A blending phase is upon you and this means that you are starting to balance things up in a more manageable way and that you feel much more in control. I also sense that you will be assisting someone in a wee challenge they have to over come.
Pisces Oh yes, time for a bit of treating yourself and its just so nice to be able to spoil yourself and enjoy it. There could be things you want done in and around the home and I see this as part of your plan as well.
Clairvoyant, Columnist & Author
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The new movie ‘The Quiet Ones’ suggests that the paranormal is hidden from us, but paranormal researchers say that it’s different in Glasgow, which was identified last year as the second spookiest city in the UK because of the hundreds of paranormal experiences reported by its residents. The Scottish Society for Psychical Research (SSPR) has been investigating such reports for over two decades and is now celebrating over 26 years of public lectures on the paranormal, held in the Boyd Orr building of the University of Glasgow on the first Thursday of each month, September to May. This year’s programme includes: poltergeists, mediumship demonstrations, accounts of witchcraft and possession, post-mortem survival, near-death and out-of-body experiences and UFO encounters.
Archangel, Michael’s name means - He who is like god or he who looks like god. This is because his energies emanate the qualities of pure unconditional Love, Power, Strength and Unwavering Faith. Michael is very tall and very handsome, He has a fiery energy and is often seen with a sword of light and when he is around you might feel his warm energy when I do workshops about this Angel people in the room tell me they feel like they are having a hot flush. You can call on him in all areas of your life especially if you need help with courage, guidance, energy, motivation or protection. I work with this amazing Angel for protection, I ask him to put protection round my loved ones, my home and my car - he is like an Angelic bodyguard. He is also wonderful for shielding us from other people or places negativity. What I do before I experience someone or somewhere negative is to ask Archangel Michael please shield me from other people’s negativity. Like magic Archangel Michael will surround you in a powerful shield, which absorbs the negativity. Archangel Michael is wonderful if you are looking for guidance on what is the right path to take. My husband had just finished a university degree and did not know what would be the right move to make, so I told him to ask Michael before going to bed and see what he got so in the morning. When he woke up he had a feeling that he would know the answer that morning. He got up, the post had been and he had been accepted for a Masters University course, so he got his answer. The aura colour of Archangel Michael is Royal Blue with tinges of Royal Purple. Archangel Michael is also known as the light workers Angel as he helps, protects and guides
light worker down their right path. Archangel Michael is fabulous at lifting worries and stress. Just like everyone else, I find at times, I catch myself going into worry about family, work or other things. When I find myself doing this I say Archangel Michael “please help lift worries and stress off me now” and it is like magic you feel the worries melt away, but remember you also have a part to play you must be willing to let them. If you are feeling stuck or that you are having problems letting go of traumas and issues from your past or fears about the future, doing a cord cutting with Michael can really help you let go and help you move forward fearlessly. Archangel Michael carries a sword of light that he uses energetically to cut cords of fear from us so we can move forward to having the life we wish. I like to bring in the healing angel when doing a cord cutting as he can send healing to the issues.
Cord Cutting with Archangels Michael and Raphael Ask Archangels Michael and Raphael to come to your side and ask Archangel Michael with his sword of love and light to release you of all cords not serving you for your highest greatest good. Take several deep breaths and on the out breath imagine Michael going round you with his sword of light releasing all the cords. As you breathe out let go of all the cords in all directions of time past, present and future. Call Angel Raphael to send healing and love to all the cords that have been cut and back to all people places and issues in all directions of time past, present and future. Wishing you Love and Angel Blessings. For more details contact Diane on: Mob: 07968962395 Email: email@example.com
Glasgow has plenty of mysteries to offer, which Geoff Holder has written about in ‘Paranormal Glasgow’ and ‘A Guide to Mysterious Glasgow.’ Look around the city: the supernatural looks down from our Gothic buildings with gargoyles, angels, occult symbols and sacred geometry, captured even in our legendary coat of arms. Have you noticed St George killing a dragon in the Gallowgate? Tales abound of a vampire lynch mob in the Gorbals, ghosts on Byres Road and the haunting of so many of our buildings, including our oldest standing building, the Provan Hall. Don’t think that Bonnybridge is the main UFO hot spot either. In 2004 West Kilbride reported more sightings and Glasgow has been named as the UFO capital of Scotland. As a recognised Scottish charity and the second biggest organisation of its kind in the UK, the SSPR investigates the full range of ostensible paranormal phenomena in a scientific manner, confidentially and free of charge. SSPR investigators have been helping the public discreetly for decades to take a sensible attitude to paranormal phenomena. You can read some of their anonymised investigative case files and vigil reports on their website or in their quarterly magazine ‘The Psi Review.’ One vigil that you can read about on-line is the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall in the Trongate, the oldest surviving music hall in the world. It also hosted freakshows and a zoo and was reputed to be haunted. The murder in the basement added to the atmosphere and SSPR investigators found their filmed investigation to be intriguing and very worthwhile. One of the most impressive SSPR cases occurred in Pollokshields. A family had been disturbed by violent poltergeist activity that terrified them for over six months. Phenomena, such as loud bangs and objects being thrown had been witnessed by local politicians, doctors, joiners, plumbers, electricians, clergymen, spiritualists, reporters and the police. The SSPR founder President, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, the late Archie Roy, noted that the police officer in charge of the case said to him, “You know, I had to take some of my men off that case. They were turning in reports like ‘The bed was proceeding in a northerly direction.’” Working with a local clergyman, Prof. Archie Roy realised that the phenomena seemed to follow a teenager around and when
the teenager left for a holiday, the phenomena followed him, including when he returned. This wasn’t hoaxing but the teenager seemed to be a trigger for the poltergeist events. The SSPR has over a hundred members, from believers and open-minded enquirers to hard-nosed sceptics, dedicated to paranormal research in the UK, all of who share an interest in a scientific approach to paranormal experiences. The SSPR holds no corporate view on the paranormal; members are expected to make up their own minds about the evidence for para-normality. Nick Kyle, SSPR President, stated, “I think that it’s helpful for people to talk about their paranormal experiences and the SSPR also gives them opportunities, in informal discussion groups, to share and learn about experiences that they have not been able to explain.” If you believe that the paranormal doesn’t exist, then Nick may well agree with you. His conclusion is that, “It’s normal, for the people to whom it happens.” Prof. Archie Roy, who was an outstanding psychical researcher, said that, “There is an astonishingly impressive body of evidence that, to put it mildly, demolishes the widelyheld belief that a human being is merely a psycho-electro-chemical machine” Nick added, “If we use a narrow view of humanity that doesn’t include a ‘spiritual’ or extra-dimensional reality, then paranormal phenomena may appear and challenge that view and that can be frightening.” Looking to future events, the SSPR will be involved in the Scottish Paranormal Festival in Stirling next Halloween.
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PETS The Scottish SPCA’s Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming centre is hoping kind residents will be willing to offer a rescue pets a second chance at happiness. Here are four adorable guys looking to find forever homes
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PROPERTY Property prices in Scotland have risen by an average of around £6,500 in the last year, this is according to new figures released by LSL Property Services, this is the highest rise in Scottish property prices since October of 2010. The property market in Scotland is making an excellent recovery after the financial crash of 2008, with property prices having risen to only 2.4% below their 2008 peak. This rise is unique in the UK outside London, with the north of England only managing to get up to 8.4% below the 2008 peak.
current financial climate for Scottish property saying: “The average price in Scotland is now only £3,900below its pre-recession peak. The recovery in Scotland has now taken a stronger grip than in the northern most regions of England. As the independence vote looms on the near horizon and the debates become more ferocious, it will be interesting to note if this has any impact on current trends.”
Although the rise in property prices cannot be felt equally across Scotland, the area currently feeling most of the benefit in the property price surge is Inverclyde, just north of Glasgow, many are now commuting for work in the city from this idyllic locale.
“The Help to Buy scheme and buoyed demand from first-time buyers has been the catalyst spurring forward the Scottish market. Sustained growth is bedding down across the country and on an annual basis, average property prices have risen in two thirds of all areas of Scotland.”
Donald MacLellan, Chairman of Walker, Fraser, Steele Chartered Surveyors spoke positively of the
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Haunted hotel inspires Drive director to direct “The Bringing” Nicolas Winding Refn the director who critics love and hate in equal measure has been inspired to film a new horror movie after being inspired by the mysterious Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. The Cecil Hotel, long plagued with rumours of dark spirits haunting the hotel, has been the subject of multiple murders, deaths, suicides and guests complaining of being choked in the night by an unknown force. The hotels most recent brush with tragedy was the unexplained death of Canadian tourist Elisa Lam, who was found at the bottom of a water tank on the roof of the building, two weeks later. Guests complained of the water flowing out the taps being dark and
Canadian tourist Elisa Lam
tasting awful, the police soon found Lam’s body, which had spent two weeks decomposing in the water tank The most shocking part of the story however, Elisa managed to get through multiple padlocked, alarmed doors, without setting off a single alarm or alerting anyone. Before her death, CCTV footage recorded her acting bizarrely in an elevator, appearing to talk to thin air, even gesturing with her hands in the direction of no-one. At one point it appeared she was hiding from an unknown entity. With CCTV failing to pick up anything or anyone on camera. Police suspected Lam was high on drugs, however after an autopsy was ordered and carried out, no drugs or alcohol were found in the toxicology reports.
Police reiterated the fact that its impossible to reach the roof without setting off alarms or opening fire exits. The hotel has experienced an incredibly dark history, with no more than two serial killers carrying out their horrific crimes while staying there. Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez the Satanist who murdered and mutilated 13 woman and Jack Unterweger who idolised Ramirez,
and set about emulating him with copycat killings. Previous to that in the 50’s and 60’s the hotel experienced a spate of suicides and murders. Local tour guide Richard Schave tried to play down the supernatural suspicions surrounding the Cecil Hotel “Its just a place where people who were really down on their luck
were going. These hotels are filled with people who are at the fringes of society, waiting to be integrated.” Nicolas Winding Refn is in advanced talks to direct “The Bringing” inspired by Elisa Lam’s unexplained death. To watch the video of Elisa Lam acting strangely in the elevator moments before her death, type Elisa Lam into You Tube.
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Help to Buy scheme could be ‘pared back’ according to Clegg
The government backed Help to Buy scheme could be ‘pared back’ according to Deputy PM Nick Clegg, if the Bank of England believes the housing market is overheating. The Deputy PM has said that the Help to Buy scheme could be slowed depending on the Bank of England’s projections on the housing market, this comes after BoE Governor Mark Carney warned about letting the housing market get out of control again, instead suggesting that the market should rely in steady sensible rates of growth rather than another boom bust scenario. Mr Carney announced that the BoE was considering the provision of advice to the government on “changing the terms” of the Help to Buy scheme, in order to ensure the
stability of the housing market in the UK. Mr Carney has also said that there are not enough new homes being built to meet demand, further driving the boom in the market. PM David Cameron has agreed with Mr Carney and the BoE saying that they are “absolutely right” in saying that there are not enough new houses being built, though he believes that Help to Buy has been “extremely helpful” in encouraging new developments. The Help to Buy scheme was originally put in place by the government in order to encourage first time buyers to take a step onto the property ladder and increase growth in the post financial housing market which had stagnated after 2008. By
Letting agents to publish details of all fees In an announcement this week by the government, letting agents will now be required to publish full details of all fees and charges under new plans approved by the government. This announcement has came after the moniker ‘generation rent’ has became the go to phrase for describing people in their in their 20’s and 30’s, as it has become increasingly more difficult for people within this age range who are not already home owners to get onto the property ladder despite government assistance. The plans which are intended to protect both landlords and tenants from potentially ruinous hidden fees which some less reputable letting agencies are guilty of charging without prior warning, have been largely welcomed by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). ARLA has been campaigning for more regulation and transparency for the industry, as
ARLA and its members remit is to encourage a more transparent and fairer letting industry. Labour has called for a blanket ban on renters fees, which can run into hundreds of pounds, such a ban was proposed by Labour but failed to pass. Ian Potter, Managing Director of ARLA reacted to this saying: “Labour’s amendment was ill thought through and its failure to pass illustrates this. I’m glad that the majority of MPs recognise that a ban on letting agent fees will only lead to an increase in rents, as landlords and agents seek to achieve returns. Fees are not arbitrary or unnecessary, they represent a business cost that those tabling the amendment failed to recognise. ARLA’s call, as ever, is for wholesale regulation of the market to ensure fair and transparent practices for all consumers, landlords and agents alike.” By
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Less homeowners A billionaires playhouse by 2032 Its been called a billionaires dream home, a place where the super rich can just get away from it all.
In a report released recently it has been announced that more than 50% percent of all homes will be rented by 2032.
Where is this fabulous place? Monaco? New York? Some other fantastic exotic destination? Nope its situated in “Auld Reekie”, Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and its expected to smash the £5million pounds record set in 2007.
If the current trend continues to follow its projected route it will be the first time since the 1970’s that more people in Britain are renting than owning their home. Since 2007 the private rented sector has grown from 14% percent to 18% percent while at the same time people owning their own home has dropped significantly from 60% percent. It can be argued due to banks and building societies being more prudent in permitting mortgages for fear of people failing to keep up payments, statistics will show that less people are owning homes, however when banks inevitably start lending again, house owning will again come into vogue. The report released by Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association
also showed that social renting has plummeted. England, Scotland, and Wales saw the average time for a house on the market fall, with Home.co.uk reporting the North West to be the most improved area over the last month, with days on the market falling from 146 to 117. The average day for a house in both England and Wales to be on the market is 90 days.
Rory Ballantyne of Ballantynes Estate Agents, charged with marketing the property alongside Sothesbys. said “We would expect to pass through that £5million figure and beyond by a significant margin.” So far there is little information about the sellers and its not currently known whether they are based in Scotland. Craigcrook Castle seems like an unlikely city pad but with the relative ease in which you can reach Edinburgh City Centre from the property’s grounds (three miles). When you add the security and peace and quiet that four and a half acres of land can provide for you, its easy to
understand why the property wont be available on the market for very long. Craigcrook Castle has a long and prestigious history, erected in the sixteenth century, some of its most illustrious guests have been Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen and Sir Walter Scott amongst others. Following an invitation from literary critic Francis Jeffrey, some of the greatest writers in history spent time staying in the castle grounds. Lord Jeffrey also founded the Edinburgh Review.
Mr Ballantyne said of the 9,000 square feet property “The lure is the possibility of owning a castle without having thousands of acres of upkeep. It really could be described almost as a lock-up and leave and is therefore great for someone who has houses elsewhere.” The estate agent continued “it would be perfect for a owner with a romantic notion of a historic house but is still in relatively close proximity to the city centre. It could attract celebrities and those who value their privacy.”
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Retro and Dub Mania at Weston Park
The biggest show in the UK for retro car and VW group enthusiasts is being held next weekend at Weston Park in Shropshire, for those readers who don’t normally follow the show scene, Weston Park will ring a bell as it is most well known for being the venue for the annual ‘V’ festival. The weekend show runs across the weekend of the 31st and will be host to the first ever nationwide Volkswagen MK3 gathering, celebrating a generation of Volkswagens that until recently were unloved and sent to the scrap heap. The weekend will also feature a range of different entertainment options, including DJ sets for the adults and a fun fair for the kids. This is complimented by a range of different camping options including quiet camping and club camping for those travelling with their fellow VW obsessives. The show, providing the weather stays warm, promises to be a great weekend out for both enthusiasts and families looking for something different to do this show season.
Worthersee show debut for new Ibiza convertible
Last week at the Worthersee show, VW’s Spanish subsidiary unveiled the marques first small drop top, the concept car is reported to be identical to the standard Ibiza Cupra excepting the missing roof, as the concept doesn’t feature a roof of any sort. This special car has been produced in celebration of the Ibiza’s 30th anniversary, but it’s unlikely that this will be any more than yet another insane concept, never to see the light of day again or the showroom floor for that matter.
Convertible for coppers Summer, every motorists favourite time of the year. With mercifully dry roads, green fields, tree lined avenues and windswept coastal routes a chance to enjoy your time behind the wheel is finally here. For many motor enthusiasts, especially in Scotland with it’s as the weatherman puts it, ‘inclement weather’, a convertible seems a little pointless and to many, a toy for the rich and famous to enjoy while the rest of us stick to the more conventional fair of diesel commuters. However it doesn’t have to be this way, with so many fantastic options on the table for low cost convertible motoring, those of us who yearn to feel the wind through our hair don’t have to put on the leathers or god forbid the lycra and joint the b-road weekend cyclist brigade. Throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s many manufacturers had jumped on the coat tails of the Mazda MX-5’s success, while the little
Mazda remains the unbeaten champion and obvious choice for cheap summer convertible motoring, many of the decent examples have started to command a more serious price tag. In this article, I’d like to make a few more unconventional suggestions and hopefully provide some surprising revelations as to what you can get these days for under £1500 in time to catch our fortnight of sunny weather.
The first bargain roadster I’m going to look at may come as a surprise to many, in that it’s now within budget for use as a cheap summer toy. The BMW Z3, was one of the 90’s best known and most popular roadsters thanks to a certain Mr Bond making use of it in GoldenEye. The
Z3 is now the discerning motor enthusiasts choice in the bargain basement roadster sector. With a fantastic choice of engines that can cater to your budget, the Z3 has a lot going for it, but with prices as low as they are now, it would be sacrilegious not to pick up an example with the legendary BMW straight six for that perfect mix of seamless power delivery and reliability, which can only be afforded by the larger of the engine choices. While not the obvious choice for all out performance motoring, the Z3 while a capable B-road thrasher is more suited to gentlemanly pursuits, think taking the West Highland Way and staying in the more upmarket hotels while experiencing the time between rest points in comfort and style. By
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First up is the perky little Fiat Barchetta, while I can already hear many of you drawing breath through your teeth at the thought of picking up something from this much maligned Italian manufacturer, the Barchetta was one of the better examples of this era in Italian engineering, with fantastic looks and a style which no other car can match, handling which just shouldn’t be possible in a front wheel drive car and a rev happy little engine that can put a smile on anyone’s face the Barchetta seems almost too good to be true. Unfortunately it is, since it was only offered in left hand drive format, it doesn’t quite suit anyone who doesn’t intend taking a trip to the continent for a summer driving holiday. However, despite this major handicap, for thos who are brave enough to pick up something with the steering wheel on the wrong side, the rewards are numerous. Inside, the Barchetta has a first class interior, swathed in a selection of coloured leathers depending on your taste, (In this hacks opinion the red leather is the most striking). The Barchetta really is a special car to be in and be seen in, since no-one can match the Italians for style and most certainly not the Germans or Japanese who favour a more sombre black and silver or black on black scheme for their interiors.
On top of the top notch interior, there’s that little 1.8 16v engine, which is a hold over from the Punto Sporting of the same era, this little power plant can haul the Barchetta up to 60 in a surprisingly short amount of time, coming in at just over 8.5 seconds from a stand still, so for anyone willing to take the plunge there’s really something special to be found in the Barchetta.
Next up is our first Japanese offering for cheap summer motoring, the fantastic yet poorly received Toyota MR2 third generation. The last in a long line of Toyota two seater roadsters, which wasn’t revived until recently with the FR-S, the last of the MR2’s could be attributed with the death of Toyota’s love affair with the small roadster, with poor worldwide sales thanks to it’s love it or hate it styling which seemed to lack direction, channelling the spirit of the Porsche 9/11 up front and Ferrari in the rear. However, questionable styling choices aside, there’s lot’s to love about the last of the MR2’s. First of all is the handling, the designers were so utterly obsessed with the handling and maintaining a the perfect weight distribution that they effectively removed the boot, which was positioned over the front wheel’s. This allowed the MR2 to become known across the world as one of the most perfectly balanced and consequently one of the best handling cars of all time. This well sorted chassis was mated to a 1.8l L4 16v engine which while quite small was perfectly suited to the car, alongside it’s well made 6 speed gearbox. Although a prospective bargain motorist will struggle to find many examples coming in at under the £1500 budget, for those that do some seriously rewarding motoring is available for a small outlay and unlike some of the other entries on this list., repairs and general maintenance wont break the bank thanks to cheap parts.
Dearie Me, 7000 collisions between motorists and deer per year Scotland TranServ, on behalf of Transport Scotland is appealing to drivers across Ayrshire to keep alert for the presence of young deer running onto our trunk roads. At this time of year, accidents involving deer are more frequent, with the adolescent youngsters leaving their mothers in search of their own territories. Jamie Hammond, Scottish Natural Heritage’s South Scotland deer management officer, said: “Many people think most accidents with deer occur on remote Highland roads; in fact 70% occur on trunk roads or motorways. Accidents are particularly high in the spring and autumn because dusk and the peak commuting times coincide. Deer are more likely to be feeding near, or on,
road verges at this time.
deer are more active.”
“We would advise motorists to slow down and watch for deer crossing in front of traffic. Be particularly alert if you are driving around curves or near heavily-forested areas where deer can suddenly appear before you have time to brake.”
Latest statistics reveal that there are 7000 collisions between motorists and deer every year in Scotland, with more than 60 of these resulting in injury to humans. Through injury and damage to vehicles this is costing the Scottish economy around £7million annually.
In Ayrshire this is most prevalent on the A78, A77 and A76. Carol Walker, Scotland TranServ’s Environment Manager said: “This is an important time of year for young deer, when they finally leave their mothers and start to look for their own territory. They often find themselves wandering onto our trunk roads because they don’t have much of the necessary wisdom or experience to avoid them at that stage. The time of greatest risk is in the late evening, from sun down to the early hours of the morning when the
Malcolm Shanks, Scotland TranServ’s Operations Manager added: “This isn’t just something that is reserved for the Highlands, more and more across south west Scotland we are hearing of accidents involving young deer. If you are driving near woodland, or past a large estate then please be vigilant. Even roadside barriers aren’t a hindrance for these animals, they can easily clear such hurdles. Hitting one of these young deer could not only injure it, but potentially injure you and cause significant damage to your vehicle.”
I may have to cheat on my self imposed rule of £1500 for a budget roadster for this choice, as I wasn’t able to find any for below that threshold, however I did find a couple of examples for just north of £2000, so I’m making the decision to live a little and go wild with the final entry in this list with something special. Yet another entry from the land of the rising sun on this list, the S2000 is considered by many to be the best roadster ever to come out of Japan. With beautiful classic roadster styling, rear wheel drive, superb handling and one of the finest applications of the VTEC engine system ever seen outside of the NSX. The S2000 was the first car that could seriously challenge the eponymous MX-5, with more power and an arguably better chassis, the S2000 was Honda’s last foray into rear wheel drive territory, which it abandoned completely after the S2000’s demise in 2005. Hailed by many as the car that could knock the MX-5 of it’s perch as the supreme drop top roadster, the S2000 aimed for more power and a more capable chassis, which is purported to be able to take even more speed into the bends without losing composure, although it has been accused of biting back rather hard if who ever’s behind the wheel does run out of talent and road. The S2000 was something special, which many enthusiasts would love to see revived, even this one who generally isn’t a fan of Japanese cars, if I was searching for some convertible excitement and refinement on a budget, I’d definitely stretch to get myself one of these and head north, to the unsurpassed roads of the Highlands.
Clarity from DVLA on new car tax regulations
The DVLA have recently clarified exactly what’s going to happen in future when you’re taxing, selling or buying a car after the tax disc is abolished on October first of this year. First off, what will come as a relief to many, the old circular paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed in your windscreen, your tax will now be passed through your registration plate, much like your insurance status. This will at least solve the headache and anguish of having applied for a new tax disc and waiting for it in the post before you can take your pride and joy out onto the road again without running the risk of being hit with a fine from plod. The most important change to the taxation guidelines are in fact when
it comes to buying and selling a vehicle, since road tax will no longer be transferable between parties, buyers will now have to purchase road tax when they buy the car otherwise it will be illegal for you to drive a new purchase home after handing over the cash to the seller without also handing over more money to the powers that be. For those of you that are now a little worried about selling your car before the tax is up and losing out, don’t worry. There will be a new automated process for tax refunds, which in theory will issue a refund as soon as the car is registered to have changed owners or has been scrapped. However, it will be interesting to see how smoothly this new system works once it goes live in October. By
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World Cup stadiums struggling to be ready for grand opening Fifa bigwigs prepare to look away, with less than a month to go before the grand opening of the biggest footballing spectacle in the world, the stadiums deemed necessary to host the World Cup are still not fully ready. As Manchester and Scottish legend Sir Alex Ferguson once famously quoted “its squeaky bum time.” and it certainly is for FIFA. With the World Cup a mere three weeks away, FIFA would have hoped to have completed almost all safety checks and preparations for the tournament. However Brazilian officials are five months behind schedule and with the stadiums failing to be fully finished, control has been
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place, a lot more people would have been protected from the rain.”
Worringly, Brazilian organisers were made aware of issues with the structure of the roofing being unfinished and following a deluge of rainfall in Sau Paulo’s Itaquerao stadium the fans were forced to run for cover.
There have been others problems as well, such as the 3G network being flooded, meaning that no phone calls could be made from the stadium.
Even more worrying is that the roofing wont be finished until after the World Cup meaning that fans will face the risk of being drenched when the stadium is used during the tournament. Local organisers have reiterated that “it was never a requirement to have all seats covered at World Cup stadiums, but if the glass covers were already in
With workers having fallen to their death during construction, mass protests against the tournament, the ongoing fear of organised gangs targeting tourists, stadiums failing to be properly vetted at full capacity, FIFA don’t have their ills to seek, however it has been promised that the prestigious tournament will run smoothly from opening to closing. A pamphlet due to be issued by Brazilian embassies and consulates has warned visitors not to react,
Celtic to be seeded in Champions League. Neil Lennon’s Celtic side will find out who they will face in the second round of the Champions League on June 23. Lennon will be cutting his summer short and focussing on reaching the promised land of the Champions League for a third consecutive season. Although because of previous results in the Champions League and Gordon Strachan’s Scotland side which are gradually improving the countries football ranking, Celtic will be seeded in the second round meaning that they will be given an easier route to the Group Stages. There is still the possibility they could be facing Malmo, the Swedish
firecrackers who have had previous run ins with Scottish teams, defeating Rangers after two legs in 2011 and destroying Hibs 9-0 on aggregate in last seasons Europa League. With Celtic still rusty returning from the summer break Malmo could fancy their chances of claiming another famous Scottish scalp. Celtic qualified last year for the Champions League group stages dumping Shaktar Karagandy in the play off round. They also famously defeated Barcelona in the Group Stages on the way to reaching the last sixteen in Lennon’s first outing in the Champions League season 2012-2013.
scream or argue if they are robbed as it may provoke robbers into further violence or even murder. The common Brazilian term for robbery that leads to murder is latrocinios. With Brazil having one of the highest murder rates in the world, tourists are also warned “not to flaunt valuable objects, to be careful at night, make sure you’re always with people and be vigilant when checking for people following you.” FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke upon beginning his tour of the twelve World Cup stadiums said “At the
moment I am here to see that the finishing touches for the FIFA World Cup operation are completed in time for kick off.” He continued “We will be focussing primarily on ensuring that all is in place for the 32 teams, the approximate three million fans watching the matches live in 12 arenas and the billions watching the event on TV.”
Haggas scoops Braveheart at Hamilton Park
It was a James Forrest goal that helped secure Celtic their passage into the group stages last year. It appeared like Neil Lennon’s side would stumble at the final challenge, when Forrest finished the game with a goal and a 3-2 aggregate victory against Karagandy. Possible opponents Celtic might face in the second round are Cliftonville, St Patrick’s and minnows from Lithuania and Latvia If Neil Lennon’s Celtic successfully dispatches of the unseeded team, he will strongly fancy his chances of reaching the play off’s leading into the Champions League Group Stages. The draw for the second round will be made June 23rd and will be played July 15/16 and 22/23.
”Dare to achieve” was a game winner of the ginger grouseBbraveheart stakes as he landed last night’s listed handicap at Hamilton park by a neck from rawaki who was third in the corresponding race 12 months ago. Trained by William Haggas and ridden by Graham Lee, the 7-2 victor was running for the first time since being gelded during the winter. Lee said: “I’ve never ridden him before but he switched off good. He picked up when I asked him and he stuck on well - he might well turn out to be a progressive type.” The opening juvenile event has been win by some decent horses in recent
years and Billyoakes could be another as he romped for victory for Mick Channon and Graham Lee. The winning jockey said: “He certainly won like a good horse.” Lee went on to complete a 100-1 treble as Mick Channon- trained filly Divine took the Ford Windows William Wallace Handicap by threequarters of a length from Red Pike. Carluke-based Keith Dalgleish saddled a winner at his local track when Wee Frankie’s made a winning debut for Phillip Makin in the Billy Leslie Open Maiden Stakes. Dalgleish said: “We quite like him and it wasn’t too much of a surprise as he has been working well at home.”
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The new speedway season is now well and truly under way, with Glasgow Tigers having now tasted battle in each of this season’s Premier League competitions. Tigers failed to progress from their League Cup qualifying group, however they remain in the Knock Out Cup and have made a respectable start to their league campaign having won their opening two home fixtures. That bright start will be severely tested this Sunday however as, for the third time already this season, Tigers will face their fierce rivals Edinburgh Monarchs at Ashfield (start time 3pm). Whilst the Tigers have had a stuttering season so far, made worse by injury to key riders, the Monarchs have yet to taste defeat home or away in some 13 matches. With this Sunday’s visitors flying high and at full strength, the home side will look to recover from a hard fought home cup defeat at the hands of
Workington last Sunday, and are still without star French ace Dimitri Berge who has returned to his France base to recuperate from injuries sustained a month ago in a pile up at Ashfield.
this to happen this weekend - as well as a fighting display from every team member - if Tigers are to get close to pulling off what would be a shock victory over the Monarchs.
Being a rider short, and employing the rider replacement facility to cover, has had mixed fortunes for the Tigers and it does begin to take its toll on other team members and their equipment. It is believed that the club are searching for a new rider who can be introduced on a 28 day contract pending the hoped for return to the side of Berge.
There’s no let up for the Tigers next week as they head to the pacey East of England Showground to face a strong Peterborough side on Tuesday, before heading to Armadale Stadium next Friday with the daunting task of tackling the Monarchs in the return league fixture.
Frustratingly for fans of the Allied Vehicles Tigers it is the up and down form of their other riders which is not helping the team to perform optimally. Tigers No.1, German international, Kevin Wolbert was expected to be one of the league’s top men this season, however he has flattered to deceive so far and his actual point scoring is well below realistic expectations. There are signs that he may on the rise, however Tigers really do need
Tigers then welcome 2012 league champions Scunthorpe to Ashfield Stadium on Sunday, June 1st and will hope that fortunes, injury situation and rider form will have sufficiently improved to allow them to bag some more league points before the season begins to slip away. To catch-up on all the latest Glasgow Speedway information and check out forthcoming fixtures at Ashfield Stadium visit www.glasgowtigers.co
24th of May not only sees the Champions league final, but also sees the Irish 2000 Guineas take place at the Curragh. With 15mm of rain falling on the track, changing the course to soft conditions, this will suit the hot favourite Kingman. Ryan Moore takes the ride on the Sir Michael Stoute trained horse once again, the odds on favourite is my tip for the race. I fancy Aiden O’Briens War Command, saddled by his son Joseph to follow Kingman home, and at 6/1 is good each way value. Antepost betting is open for The Investec Oaks at Epsom on the 6th of June and I would take advantage of the, generous, early odds of 9/1 about the Dermot Weld trained Filly Tarfasha. Fresh from a convincing win in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Blue Wind Stakes, the Filly is sure to go well. Betting is also open for the holy grail of football, The World Cup in Brazil. Brazil are rightly favourites on home soil and at 3/1 look good value. However the Belgian team look like strong outsiders, boasting a squad valued at over 200 million, and at 20/1 are worth a small each way punt. With squads already announced, and no fresh injuries I see these odds shortening once the tournament starts so get in early for good value. In the more immediate Future, as mentioned previously, it’s the Champions League final. With Real only finishing 3rd in La Liga this season, I fancy them to topple a strong, and confident from their recent La Liga triumph, Athletico side. Take both teams to score and Real to win at odds of 3/1. Singles: 2000 Guineas - Kingman 4/6, War Command 6/1 (each way). Investec oaks - Tarfasha 9/1 (each way). World Cup - Brazil 3/1, Belgium 20/1 (each way). Champions League Final – Real Madrid and BTTS 3/1 By
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The latest on Celtic’s seeding in the Champions League
The results of Hamilton Racecourse’s ginger grouse Braveheart All the latest Tigers news & competition World Cup stadium woe for Brazil
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3 in a row Lennon quits Celtic Three title winning champion Neil Lennon has stepped down as Celtic manager fuelling rumours of discourse with the Peter Lawwell and the rest of the Parkhead board.
It follows days of furious speculation in regards to the extremely popular managers future. Lennon has guided Celtic to the last sixteen of the Champions League and the group stage twice, helped oversee a profitable period in Celtic’s financial history. With rumours of Lennon reaching the
Norwich three man short list and also admiring glances from the direction of West Brom. The Celtic board would have struggled to convince Lennon his future lay at Celtic Park. With a lack of competition, and the prospect of seeing his title winning side sold to the highest bidder, it was only a matter of time before Lennon grew tired and chose a new career path. Lennon has faced many battles
during his time as Celtic manager. Including several legal battles, however Scottish football will be a quieter place without him. Celtic legend and former Lennon team mate Henrik Larsson has been installed as shock favourite to succeed Lennon as Celtic manager by bookmakers. Larsson is currently managing Falkenberg in the Swedish Premier Division it might still seem risky to
appoint him to such a high profile job and risk tarnishing his illustrious career with the Scottish champs. Parkhead sources are adamant however that Lennon has not quit due to budgets or transfer targets. It brings to mind Georgios Samaras’ comments on the final day of the season in which he said “I didn’t want to leave but the board never offered me a contract.”
Lennon was known to be a huge fan
of Samaras, and with Fraser Forster
expected to leave after the World Cup and a host of other players in the shop window. Had Neil Lennon had enough and decided to quit while ahead?