Renfrewshire Council hold meeting for those affected by suicide

By Antonia Karamanli Renfrewshire support group Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) are holding an open evening for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The informal meeting will take place on Wednesday 22 December between 6:30pm and 8.30pm at the Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd, Paisley. There will be a chance to chat over some refreshments tea and coffee for those in attendance. SOBS are a self-help

From Rolls Royce to Lapland for Cardonald Lollypop Man

Billy Hughes made the jump from Rolls Royce supervisor to Cardonald lollipop man 15 years ago – and hasn’t looked back since. by EMILY CAPALDI On the darkest and coldest of days, Billy Hughes brightens up the lives of the kids of Cardonald Primary School. Billy, 74, is a lollipop man who helps children cross Paisley Road West from the bottom of Walkerburn Road in Cardonald. What makes this man

Young Langside Basketball Sensation Set for Scotland

CHRIS MCQUADE meets the 6’5″ basketball sensation from Langside set to represent Scotland this summer Scotland is not a land of giants. The average height of a Scottish person is around 5’9” and should you visit Glasgow you can expect that to shrink an inch. Basketball is definitely not the country’s national sport – but its popularity is on the rise. Sport in Scotland is evolving beyond football as people

Glasgow West End Parking Fines Cause Frustration

Residents and business owners in Mount Florida and Scotstoun are up in arms over unenforced parking restrictions on match days. They’ve been speaking to DEREK MURDOCH A residents’ association in the West End has lodged a petition with Glasgow City Council against illegal parking in their streets during Glasgow Warriors rugby fixtures. Victoria Park Residents’ Association have become increasingly concerned at the manner of some supporters’ parking – and have

Yet another referendum

BY CONNOR GORDON Another year, another referendum. It seems like every six months we Scots happen to be in a polling station voting on something. As a political geek, there’s nothing better than using the democratic privilege our forefathers handed down to us and crossing that X next to an option or candidate.  This referendum on June 23 sees the entire United Kingdom go to the booths to decide on

Sheridan's Shock Return

The veteran politician and campaigner on his return to Scottish politics. by PETER CASSIDY FORMER Scottish Socialist Party MSP, outspoken personality and Cardonald native Tommy Sheridan will be attempting a surprise political comeback this May as co-convener and Glasgow list candidate for Solidarity, a socialist and pro-independence party. The party are hoping to get Scottish independence back on the political agenda with a second referendum as early as 2018. Tommy,

Anger over match day parking restrictions

Residents in Mount Florida and Scotstoun have been speaking to DEREK MURDOCH about the impact parking restrictions on match days have on them and their businesses. Many local people have been given £30 fines for parking their cars near shops which discourages people from going into shops. One local business owner said: The restrictions for parking can last the whole day for our business. It’s killing the streets, and killing the

Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 - Interview and review

As I waited alongside 2,100 people on the sticky floor of the dusty old 1960s ballroom dancefloor in the Barrowlands, Glasgow, for Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five I was unsure of what to expect from the penultimate act of the Yellowlands gig. In Youtube videos it was clear the band loved to perform and didn’t take themselves too seriously with songs titled To Party To Make Music To Party