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Thu Mar 20 1:38 am  #1

Today's NEWS in Govan

Scottish Football - Dundee United seek neutral venue for clash.
Dundee United have repeated their plea for the Scottish Football
Association to move their cup semi-final against Rangers away from Ibrox.


Govan earns coaching stripes from the bench


Scottish Football - McCoist: Ibrox won't faze United


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Fri Mar 21 5:00 pm  #2

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'Mum was given the last rites, but she fought for her life to be at my wedding'

For Caroline Moore, though, the picture is especially precious.. . . . . 

Up until the day she married, she did not know if her mother, Bridie, would be there to see her take her vows. Just two months earlier, and suffering from an incurable lung condition, Bridie was given the last rites in hospital.

Caroline, 30, a nurse from Glasgow's Southside, believes it was a determination to see her only daughter marry that kept her alive. Bridie rallied and recovered enough to be allowed out of hospital, but died just two months later from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which claims around 25,000 deaths each year across the UK. Caroline told how she placed her wedding picture in her mother's hand as she took her final breaths.

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April will be defining month for Rangers on silverware targets

Ally McCoist has been through enough in recent years to know he can afford to take nothing for granted and look too far ahead.His focus is on Sunday's League One trip to Brechin, but it is the next month that will make or break Rangers' season as they set their sights on yet more silverware. The coming four weeks will define where Rangers are heading on and off the field as Graham Wallace prepares to announce the results of his widespread review of the club.

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Rangers fans chief blasts Arab 'safety' fears over Ibrox semi-final

The two clubs will meet in a William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final on April 12, with tensions stoked up this week due to Tannadice chairman Stephen Thompson's war of words with the SFA.

Thompson is unhappy that the last-four tie will be played at Ibrox and both he and boss Jackie McNamara have voiced their displeasure at the ticket allocation United will receive.

ArabTrust chairman Steven Hughes infuriated the Light Blue legions with comments yesterday that claimed fan safety was one of the 'biggest risks' and United supporters were 'nervous' regarding their safety at the stadium.

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Exclusive: six people treated at Glasgow hospital after contracting swine flu

The patients who contracted the H1N1 virus are being treated at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. A spokeswoman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said "appropriate infection control procedures" are in place.

The statement added: "Any patients who test positive for Influenza are isolated or nursed in a designated cohort area until they are no longer symptomatic."

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There is only one sensible shipbuilding option …
to keep Govan Having recently attended a consultative meeting on the proposed future of shipbuilding on the Clyde, I feel obliged to voice my opinion. I am now retired, having worked in the yards for 50 years and endeavouring all that time to keep the yards open, both as a steward in the "work-in" joint shop stewards committee and beyond until my retiral. So I have seen many iterations, configurations and manufacturing systems employed with varying success and forward my opinion on the two options.With the global markets in military and civilian shipping ever evolving and expanding, we should be maximising the potential range and size of ships that can be built in Scotland-UK, otherwise we will quickly find ourselves locked out of certain opportunities.

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Mon Mar 24 4:29 pm  #3

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Petrol station mistake made Mae feel like a complete fuel

I know this in not really about Govan but when I read it I thought I must post this silly Woman's actions.
And before you all shout at me "SILLY WOMAN!!" I am only referring to this lady.

SUNDAY afternoon and it's my turn to buy the drinks for our usual catch-up with my friends Christine and Mae. You Couldn't Make This Up! "Trust me," I exclaim, "I forgot to go to the cashpoint again and had to pay with my credit card."

"I'm the opposite," says Mae, "I'm always forgetting my card. What a time I've had recently." "Really"?" we ask reluctantly, knowing we are about to hear her unfold a catalogue of disasters.


Govan factory is shoe-in for stars

Sir Alex Ferguson and Rod Stewart are just two of the top names to snap up a pair of handcrafted shoes from Buchanan Bespoke Footwear.

The factory is a stone's throw from the Clyde and employs 55 people.

Buchanan Bespoke is part of Buchanan Orthotics, a family-run company that has been making shoes - about 8000 pairs a year; mostly speciality footwear for the NHS and ­private patients - since 1925.

It is one of only a few independent shoemakers in Scotland, and its Buchanan ­Bespoke range is a departure for the company, seen as an alternative for men interested in more than the standard ghillie brogue or black kilt shoe - boring in comparison to Buchanan's offerings - and one in which customers can choose a bespoke shoe of their own tartan or tweed choosing.

They average around £300 a pair.

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Tue Mar 25 5:15 pm  #4

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Clydesdale Bank to close Govanhill branch in shake-up

Among the 16 Clydesdale branches to be axed is one in Glasgow's Govanhill.

Six "flagship" branches will be developed - including a Clydesdale Bank in Glasgow - as well as improved mobile and internet banking services under a programme to "replace, renew, relocate and reinvest" across the retail branch network. Clydesdale and Yorkshire, part of National Australia Bank, said it will save £5m by the branch closures, adding that front line jobs will be safeguarded.

New posts are being created at the banks' busiest branches, while support will be given to displaced branch managers. David Thorburn, chief executive of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, said: "There's a lot of positive change being driven forward for our customers and there needs to be more as we build a better bank. Here we are making a significant investment to meet the changing needs of customers now and in the future.

Residents fear Fastlink will slow-up Govan

Locals attended the meeting at the Fairfield offices in Govan last night to discuss their objections to the new transport project. As reported in last night's Evening Times, the public meeting was called by Govan Community Council and gave residents the chance to voice their concerns over Fastlink.

The controversial £40m project will link the city centre to the new Southern General Hospital.However, residents believe it will reduce access to services around Govan Road and Govan Cross.

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