CARING schoolkids plan to rename a sports pitch after a late football coach who trained Barrhead pupils for more than 20 years. Youngsters from the town’s schools came up with the idea as a way of paying tribute to ex-Carlibar Primary coach Graham Hodgson, who died of a suspected stroke in July, aged 60. Pupils hope fundraising activities, held as part of an annual tournament, will generate enough cash to cover the cost of a commemorative plaque in his honour.
BARRHEAD residents are in for a fright as the town prepares to host its first-ever Hallowe’en parade. The steering group behind the Barrhead Business Improvement District (BID) has unveiled plans for a spook-tacular event which will involve LED lighting-clad dancers, torch bearers and live music. A number of BID member businesses will open their doors to members of the public to hold activities such as pumpkin-carving and mask-making workshops.
THE artistic talents of a team of youths shone brightly as a colourful mural was unveiled in Barrhead. Members of the Creative Pathways group proudly showed off the 30-feet-long design during a showcase exhibition at the town’s Auchenback Resource Centre (ARC). The artwork was the result of a 14-week, Impact Arts-funded initiative which saw participants get to grips with a range of design skills.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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