Category: Coronavirus

People Over 40 next for Jab

UK Citizens aged 40-49 will be prioritised next for a Covid-19 vaccine, with scientific advisers saying the move will “provide the greatest benefit in the shortest time”. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) had considered whether groups such as teachers and police officers should be vaccinated next. However, it concluded that the most […]

Happy 18th Birthday Lauren Brown!

Congratulations go out to Blantyre woman, Lauren Brown who turns 18 years old today, Saturday 20th February 2021. Like others, Lauren is having a lockdown birthday this weekend but it won’t stop her from celebrating! Mum Stacey writes, “Massive Happy 18th birthday Lauren! Have the best day! Lots of love from Mum, Dad and all […]

Different ATM for Glasgow Road

With yesterday’s announcement that Family Shopper is coming to Glasgow Road and the loss of banks in recent years, local businessman David Agnew tells us that he aims to provide another method for people to access their cash. A different ATM machine is planned for the new store (where the existing Londis is at present). […]

Competition Time!

How would you like to win £50 cash?! With the recent news this week that David Agnew is taking over the Londis store and Post Office to create a new Family Shopper, Bistro Café (and continuation of the PO), it of course leaves him wondering what to do with his smaller existing Agnew’s café next […]

Sledging Fun & Gritters update

No further snow fell in South Lanarkshire overnight last night but it certainly didn’t stop kids getting out and about to sledge. As our photo shows Greenhall Park in High Blantyre proving very popular and nice to see the family units all socially distanced. It was a cold one. Heading to work this morning it […]

Exclusive: Family Shopper Coming!

A brand new ‘Family Shopper’ convenience store is coming soon to Glasgow Road, Blantyre! The exciting announcement will see the end of an era for Londis, with an extensive refit planned. It’s not just the name that will change, but the products too, with a known, fresh range of amazing products under the Family Shopper […]

Moffat Place Igloo

Four talented sisters have swept away their lockdown blues by embarking on an amazing, snowy funfilled project. Over the last couple of days, making full use of the snowy weather, Islay, Sarah, Charlotte and Jura Young of Moffat Place, Blantyre have braved cold temperatures and built an amazing igloo in their garden. And then some! […]

Memorial Fundraiser Commences

Our 2021 campaign for remembering the miners of the Blantyre Pit Disaster got off to a flying start this month! In early January, we teamed up with the Miners Welfare to discuss creating a memorial which specifically names all the Blantyre miners lost in the Pit Disaster of 1877. The latest meeting today was with […]