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Half Marathon Sign Up Spurred Mum To Drop Four Dress Sizes

A new Mum from the South Side of Glasgow has dropped an amazing four dress sizes in five months after her sister signed her up for a half marathon. 30 year old Sarah Connolly has never run before and had just given birth to her second child Imogen when her sister Alison Steward revealed the surprise.

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Fanelli’s restaurant offer pizza making classes

If you’ve ever fancied making your own authentic pizzas then Allan Brown’s class could be what you are looking for. Allan, the head chef at Fanelli’s in Merchant Square in Glasgow is giving cooking lessons for anyone who wants to learn how to prepare the perfect pizza at home.

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Road to happiness for 60 years for Glasgow lollipop couple

Glaswegian crossing patrollers Joe and Amy Ambler have come together to celebrate their diamond anniversary, even though they work at two different city schools. The Pollok locals have been married for 60 years and were presented with a special lollipop-style cake to mark the milestone.

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Magician Michael Neto In World Title Bid

Michael Neto has come a long way since doing magic tricks as a way to meet girls as a teenager. The 35-year-old Glaswegian magician is now set to compete in the competition of a lifetime, the World Championships of Magic which is taking place in Blackpool this July.

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Caledonian University Honours for Annie Lennox And Kofi Annan

Glasgow Caledonian University has honoured two leading human rights activists for their work. Scottish singing superstar Annie Lennox and former Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan were recognised at the Scottish Council for Development and Industry awards dinner.

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Makar Lochhead adapts Burns

The Makar, Liz Lochhead, has written a new drama about the Scottish bard, Robert Burns. Lochhead’s play Burns and the Bankers is based on a short story by Helen Simpson The play will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 25th January, Burns Night, and will star John Sessions, Greg Wise and Sophie Thompson.

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Atlantic rowing team ahead of schedule

A Scots adventurer, who is attempting to row the Atlantic in under 30 days, is already ahead of schedule. 29 year old Mark Beaumont from Perthshire is one of a team of six aboard the Sara G. They set sail from Morocco and will end their journey at St Charles in Barbados. The team are captained by Matt Craughwell.

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Fossil Grove Reopens

Glaswegians who have not visited the city’s Fossil Grove are being urged to give it a try – and they have been told they will not be disappointed. The attraction in Victoria Park has been reopened after a refurbishment.

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Bikers In Pink Bras

There was an unusual site in Glasgow’s George Square when leather-clad bikers arrived wearing pink bras and vests over their clothes. More than 100 bikers took part in a four-day 450-mile ride around Scotland to raise money for a fellow biker who died from breast cancer. The aim of the event was to raise £25,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Tall Ship Finds A New Home

Historic Tall Ship the Glenlee took one last journey up the River Clyde to her final home beside the Riverside Museum. The ship was pulled by three tugboats from its former home in Yorkhill Quay after a £1.5 million refurbishment by the Clyde Maritime Trust. The work took six years to complete and the ship now boasts an education area and a green heating system.

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