Fab Folkestone Four called to the capital

Four of Folkstone’s coolest teachers are hitting the big time after being booked for a gig in the capital. The King Rooks thought their first gig of the year at the Beehive was doomed but at the eleventh hour heard their London debut can go ahead on January 15. Formed by childhood friends and nowContinue reading “Fab Folkestone Four called to the capital”

Christmas treat from Paul Gurvitz

Veteran rocker Paul Gurvitz and The Acoustic Army will be blowing away the Christmas cobwebs on Boxing Day with a livestream concert. Paul has been touring since 1964 with The Londoners, The Knack, The Gun, Three Man Army, The Graeme Edge Band, Parrish and Gurvitz, and The Baker Gurvitz Army with Cream legend Ginger Baker.Continue reading “Christmas treat from Paul Gurvitz”

South Wales shoe seller bucks trend

While so many businesses are moving online one Blackwood shop owner is bucking the trend determined to save high street shopping. Owner of Footastic Footwear Rhodri Watkins opened his shop in October and vowed to keep in-person shopping alive. Rhodri said: “Instead of just looking at pictures online people need to really see and feelContinue reading “South Wales shoe seller bucks trend”

Government must pump cash into Scottish Water to avert crisis

A surface water expert in urging government ministers to pump cash into Scottish Water to avert a drainage crisis. Frank O’Donnell, AKA the Surface Water Guy, said the huge job ahead for Scottish Water to disconnect properties from storm drainage systems must receive additional government cash. Frank said: “The Scottish sewerage system is under aContinue reading “Government must pump cash into Scottish Water to avert crisis”

Water expert demands public sector green action

A surface water specialist is urging Scottish public and third sector organisations to use carbon-negative drainage systems on new construction projects. Frank O’Donnell, The Surface Water Guy, insists organisations should take proactive steps to reduce their carbon footprints. He said: “These bodies should embrace the need to deal with the surface water and sewage dischargeContinue reading “Water expert demands public sector green action”

Generous entrepreneur ploughing cash into the community

A big-hearted Bishopbriggs entrepreneur is donating a whopping 80 per cent of the money he makes to help three local charities. Get Well Gamers, Birth, Baby and Beyond and East Dunbartonshire Foodbank will benefit from a donation from RefermyJobs’ advertising revenue. RefermyJobs founder Richie Wan has turned job advertising on its head by charging aContinue reading “Generous entrepreneur ploughing cash into the community”

Chinese grannies are having their sound systems zapped

The Guardian reported: “The gangs, made up mostly of middle-aged and older women who went through the Cultural Revolution, take to a corner of a local park or sporting ground and dance in unison to Chinese music. Loud music.”

Aberdeen artist is “blown away”

By Patrick Barnham An Aberdeen artist is celebrating as his month-long exhibition approaches its final week. Neale Bothwell said he was “blown away” by the great response to his latest abstract exhibition at Castlegate Frames and Gallery. Scores of people went to Graham Fowler’s tiny gallery and frame workshop on Justice Street during September andContinue reading “Aberdeen artist is “blown away””