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Simply Swap – Duke St’s Fashion Exchange
Grand opening of Glasgow’s first fashion exchange, Simply Swap, in 439 Duke St on Friday 12th April where you can revamp your wardrobe for free!
The shop offers the opportunity to exchange good condition clothing and fashion items for others “new-to-you” and reducing the amount of unwanted clothing that is thrown out. As part of Playbusters ‘Grow Green with Glasgow’s East End’ programme, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, the shop has been designed, decorated and will be run by a team of dedicated volunteers.
The shop will also be a space to learn about waste reduction and recycling, take part in creative workshops and get energy saving advice. This is a family friendly experience with womenswear, menswear and childrenswear available so the whole family can freshen up their look.
The shop will be open Thursdays 9.30am - 5pm and Fridays 9.30am – 3pm.
For more information, please contact Aran on 0141 551 0071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Baker Opens New Shop
Baking For You is expanding their bakery business to the south side of Glasgow. They are opening a new takeaway shop in the Gorbals area in April 2013. The shop will sell hot and cold filled rolls and sandwiches as well as their popular range of freshly baked sausage rolls, pies, pastries, cakes, cookies and doughnuts.
Baking For You recently went through a complete refit of their bakery in Cumbernauld Road and expanded into the premises next door with a new tea room.
Raymond McNeill, proprietor, said: "This is a great opportunity to continue my good business relationships with my neighbour Mr Mirza. He owns Nisa next to my bakery and has a shop in Ballater Street. I feel the new Gorbals is a growing area and I want to offer the people who live and work there our range of quality baked products at a competitive price."
Glasgow City Council and private investors are improving the area and attracting people to move in. There is a new development of flats being built nearby and Strathclyde Distillery, famous for their Chivas Regal brand, is across the road from the shop.
The shop will open 7 days a week from 7am to 4pm and this will change according to customer requirements.
Dennistoun Care Home Supports Baking Competition Hopefuls
Golfhill Bupa Care Home manager Suzanne MacDonald (second from left) with JudoScotland Bupa Bake Off hopefuls (left to right) Frania Gillen-Buchert, Sally Conway and Kirsty Fowler
Residents of Dennistoun’s Golfhill Bupa Care Home are backing Scotland’s 2012 Olympian Sally Conway and her JudoScotland colleagues as they swap judo for baking to compete in a new national competition.
The judo specialists are using their 2012 fighting spirit to battle for the top prize in the Bupa Bake Off competition that is running until 8 March, starting with the Scottish heats. As well as recognising the best of baking talent across Great Britain, the competition aims to raise awareness of loneliness amongst elderly people who are living on their own, and raise valuable funds for WRVS.
The winning recipe will become the official ‘sweet bake’ of Communi-tea Week (15 - 21 April), when Bupa's care homes invite elderly people from their local community to join them for a cuppa.
Staff at Golfhill Bupa Care Home support Sally and her colleagues at JudoScotland every year on the annual charity judo competition in Ravenscraig – so they’re more than happy to extend this to their entries to the Bupa Bake Off. Susan MacDonald, manager of Golfhill Bupa Care Home, said: "It's fantastic that the girls are getting behind the baking competition and doing their bit - baking and sharing - to reach out to elderly people. We're really hoping that they encourage more people to enter, vote or donate to WRVS."
When Sally's not training, she's perfecting her culinary skills in JudoScotland's baking club. Her Bake-Off entry, a Florentine White Chocolate Cheesecake with a Blueberry Sauce, is up against cakes from two of her JudoScotland colleagues - a Chocolatey Gift from Frania Gillen-Buchert and a Zesty Cake Bake from Kirsty Fowler.
To enter the competition, baking enthusiasts simply post a photograph and details about their recipe on-line at bupa.co.uk/bakeoff before 8 March, for the public to vote. The Scottish recipe with the highest number of votes will compete against winners from the five other heats covering Great Britain, in a live bake-off judged by well-known TV baker Brendan Lynch.
Murder Inquiry as Man Found Dead in Dennistoun Flat
A murder inquiry is under way following the death of Paul Cunningham 35, found in his flat in Aberdour Street, Dennistoun around 6.15 pm on 11th February 2013.
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Carey said: “He was last seen in the local area around 11 am on Friday 8th February by a friend.”
“Officers are also working to gather as much information as possible on Mr Cunningham, including details on his lifestyle and the people he associated with. I would ask anyone who knew him and who has not yet spoken to police, to contact us as they may have information that will help our inquiry."
Phone London Road Police Office on 0141 532 4600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Dennistoun Community Council Meeting
12th February 2013 (7pm) Public welcome
Haghill Park Primary School, 415 Cumbernauld Road, G31 3LS
On the agenda includes Cubie Street Sorting Office relocation.
Market Gallery Looking for New Committee Members
Market Gallery is a contemporary art gallery based in Duke Street, Dennistoun. They are looking for volunteers where it is not necessary to have an artistic background but that you can demonstrate professionalism and have a keen interest in the arts. The position will offer a unique experience in the field and applicants should be available for meetings every Monday evening as well as being available to work in the gallery one day a week. Closing date for applications is 15th February 2013. CV and covering letter to: email@example.com