Category: Alerts

Mooving on Swiftly

Cows on the loose (again) After seeing Blantyre cows escaping out on the roads yesterday, East Kilbride cows decided to “raise the steaks,”… sorry stakes. These EK cows were spotted running down Queensway at 3.00am last night. They got as far as Stewartfield. (The irony is not lost as they ran a little quicker past […]

Blaze at Timber Houses

There was some drama at the Timber Houses last night, just after midnight when a works compound caught fire. The blaze happened in the early hours of Sunday 14 July 2019 at the works site near Birdsfield Drive. Emergency Services responded and firefighters had the blaze put out by 12:50. An investigation is underway to […]

Takeaway Fire, Hamilton

Gateside Street Local Fire Services are having a busy day today and are currently responding to a fire in a Hamilton Takeaway. The “Spice of Life” in Gateside Street, Hamilton caught fire earlier this afternoon, Saturday 06 July 2019 just before 4pm. Smoke was observed coming from the back and by the time the emergency […]

Tenement Fire, High Blantyre

Main Street, High Blantyre A tenement is on fire in High Blantyre’s Main Street. Shortly before 10am this morning, Saturday 06 July 2019 the shops on the lower floor at ‘Kathy’s’ and ‘Snips Hairdressers’ could smell smoke coming from the flats above. Emergency services have been called with firefighters now on the scene. Main Street […]

Virgin Mobile Outage

Virgin Mobile is down for thousands of customers in the UK.  The firm says it is working to resolve the issue which has left many without the ability to make calls, send text messages and use mobile data.  Users of the mobile network voiced their frustrations over the problem which has seen thousands of reported […]

Columba Club Burns Down

We’re saddened to see the devastation caused today by the major fire at the Columba Club, Coatshill, Blantyre. The fire started sometime around 3pm today, Sunday 12 May 2019, with emergency services responding shortly after. As the flames took hold, thick black smoke engulfed the building. Police closed off nearby streets as firefighters got the […]

Alert for Dog Owners!

Attention dog owners in Blantyre! An alert goes out to anybody with dogs! Helpful Information for Dog Owners: There are a number of reasons why dog theft is increasing in the UK. The main issues are the high values attached to so-called ‘designer dogs’, a lack of awareness of the dangers, and lenient prison sentences […]