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  1. David Eustace: 'These guys don't want your pity. They just want a chance'

    From Glasgow fruit seller and Bingo caller to award-winning photographer, David Eustace speaks out about his new role as a Homeless World Cup Ambassador.

    [Full story]

  2. Hoops move three clear at top of Premiership

    Kris Commons helped Celtic cement their place at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a narrow 1-0 win over bottom side Ross County in Dingwall.

    The visitors got the breakthrough in the 52nd minute through a deflected long-distance drive by the Hoops midfielder, who has hit an impasse in new contract talks with the Parkhead club.

    Ross County 0-1 Celtic: Hoops move three clear at top of Premiership

    Ross County 0-1 Celtic: Hoops move three clear at top of Premiership

    via STV
  3. Fiver food bank benefit at Nice N Sleazy tonight

    At a loss as to where to go out today? What about Nice N Sleazy? From 4:30pm, there's a charity gig. Think six great local acts, one £5 door fee and all proceeds to Maryhill Food Bank.

    Organisers wrote: "We're living in some harsh times, your £5 on the door donation will go some way to helping those less fortunate than you but if you wish to give more and/or donate non perishable food items and toiletries then that gets you extra positive karma."

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  4. 'It's something different from anything else on the shelves'

    And Then Emily Was Gone, a comic book by Glasgow writer John Lees and Edinburgh artist Iain Laurie, will release a special #0 for Free Comic Book Day. The international initiative, which basically supplies comic book shops with books to give away, happens on May 2, 2015.

    The series, which merges horror and Scottish folklore, is available in trade paperback from February.

    FCBD Interview: John Lees Talks About And Then Emily Was Gone #0

    FCBD Interview: John Lees Talks About And Then Emily Was Gone #0

    via FREECOMICBOOKDAY
  5. X Factor star Lucy Spraggan to embark on spring tour

    The former X Factor contestant, who was known for her quirky mash-ups and a hilariously honest acoustic songs, is bringing her 2015 UK tour to the Garage.

    Spraggan, who is promoting the release of upcoming album "We Are", will play Glasgow on May 8. Tickets are on sale now.

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  6. Deal of the Day: cocktails and burgers at Princes Square

    If you're heading out tonight (but are still counting down the days until pay day), October at Princes Square has a decent deal on.

    You can any cocktail and any burger for £15 (instead of up to £31). If you're not a cocktail fan, the offer extends to include a bottle of Sol.

    October burgers & cocktails, Princes Sq

    October burgers & cocktails, Princes Sq

    via ITISON
  7. SNP: 'Westminster's agenda threatens to harm Scotland's budget'

    The SNP has confirmed its intention to vote on English health matters after Labour's shadow chancellor warned that the future of the NHS is at risk.

    The nationalists have a long-standing convention of abstaining on English-only matters, but leader Nicola Sturgeon recently confirmed that she would sanction votes on the English NHS to protect spending in Scotland.

    SNP: 'We will vote on English health matters to help protect NHS'

    SNP: 'We will vote on English health matters to help protect NHS'

    via STV
  8. Portrait of a nation: 100 weeks of Scotland hits the shelves

    Meet the photographer who undertook a revealing journey into the heart and soul of Scotland in the 100 weeks that led up to the independence referendum in September 2014.

    [Read more]

  9. Archbishop 'to return to Scotland next week'

    The Archbishop of Glasgow has "markedly improved" after suffering a heart attack in Spain.

    Archbishop Philip Tartaglia was taken to hospital in Salamanca on Thursday after falling ill.

    Archbishop has 'markedly improved' after suffering heart attack

    Archbishop has 'markedly improved' after suffering heart attack

    via STV
  10. Council votes to slash mental health charity budget by 40 per cent

    Glasgow City Council rejected a recommendation to reduce Glasgow Association of Mental Health's funding by 30 per cent. The Executive Committee voted 10-6 in favour of 40 per cent cuts.

    It's a blow to staff and service users who have been protesting the council's intention to reduce funding to the charity since November 2014.

    Unison officer Deborah Dyer wrote: "Today was a set back, that's all. Next week we begin the process of exposing this flawed decision. The truth always wins."

    via STV
  11. Deal of the Day: cocktails and burgers at Princes Square

    If you're heading out tonight (but are still counting down the days until pay day), October at Princes Square has a decent deal on.

    You can any cocktail and any burger for £15 (instead of up to £31). If you're not a cocktail fan, the offer extends to include a bottle of Sol.

    October burgers & cocktails, Princes Sq

    October burgers & cocktails, Princes Sq

    via ITISON
  12. Brides to be should head to Pollokshields for Glasgow Girls inspiration

    If you're planning a bride (or bridesmaid) to be, The Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide are hosting a free fayre tomorrow.

    Running from 12-4pm on Sunday at Pollokshields Burgh Hall, there are over 50 exhibitors, including venues, entertainment options, photographers, caterers and plenty of decorative inspiration.

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  13. Rangers match postponed due to 'frozen pitch'

    Rangers were due to play away to Cowdenbeath, however the match been postponed after Central Park failed a pitch inspection this morning.

    Cowdenbeath wrote on Twitter: "Unfortunately the referee has deemed the pitch unplayable at this time and as a result the match will not take place today."

    POSTPONEMENT: Today's match against @CowdenbeathFC has been postponed due to a frozen pitch at Central Park.

    Rangers FC

    @RangersFC
    via Twitter
  14. Burnsing down the house with haggis sliders and black pudding tarts

    Looking for some inspiration to host a Burns Night with a twist? Take a look at some of these more unusual recipes.

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  15. Glasgow's Clockwork Orange plan Burns Night subcrawl

    If you've been in Glasgow for any length of time, chances are, you'll have heard of a subcrawl. (If not, the premise is simple: you buy an all-day ticket on the subway and hit the pub closest to each stop.)

    Ahead of Robert Burns' birthday, the subway has come up with a timely alternative. A Burns Night subcrawl. Here you can get the best haggis spots in town.

    SPT wrote: "If you’re not planning on having your own Burns Supper but would like to pay homage, why not use the Subway to try out some of the best haggis dishes in town?"

    Happy Birthday Burns

    Happy Birthday Burns

    via SPT
  16. The Twilight Sad and Fatherson among Scots heading to Texas

    Creative Scotland has announced the line-up for its showcase at SXSW this year. Seven bands from across Scotland have been selected to fly out to the famous Austin music festival with support from the organisation.

    The acts include Dave Arcari, Fatherson, Hector Bizerk, Holy Esque, Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire, The Twilight Sad and United Fruit.

    Creative Scotland’s lead on Showcasing Scotland at SXSW, David Weaver, said: “The quality and diversity on show from the Scottish acts at SXSW is, once again, incredible. There’s a reason the Scottish Showcase is always one of the most anticipated events of the entire week in Austin; Scotland keeps managing to produce original, exciting music, with a unique Scottish identity."

    via STV
  17. Ryan Davidson talks new show's 'infinite possibilities'

    In just a couple of weeks, south side magician Ryan Davidson will take over Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel for a year-long residency of his intimate new show Little Mysteries.

    Forget everything you thought you knew about magic, because you've never seen it like this.

    [Read more]

  18. Celtic striker Griffiths charged under new football legislation

    Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been charged over an alleged incident that took place in a pub last year.

    A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "We can confirm that a 24-year-old man has been arrested, charged and cautioned with an offence under the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act and Threatening Communications Act."

    Celtic striker Griffiths charged under new football legislation

    Celtic striker Griffiths charged under new football legislation

    via STV
  19. Deal of the Day: cocktails and burgers at Princes Square

    Today Princes Square are offering a deal on cocktails and burgers (if you're not a cocktail drinker, the offer also extends to a bottle of Sol). Save up to 52% and pay £15 instead of up to £31.

    October burgers & cocktails, Princes Sq

    October burgers & cocktails, Princes Sq

    via ITISON
  20. Mild day as temperatures up to 5C

    The snow might be gone and the ice is (slowly) thawing, but that didn't stop us nearly falling face first when we stepped out the door this morning. Temperatures will reach highs of 5C and you're most likely to get caught in the rain from 6pm.

    via STV
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