Vote for the Scottish dancers on Sunday

March 2, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Fear of the Unknown will look very different for the final on Sunday 4 March

Everyone reading this is asked to watch Sky 1HD at 6pm on Sunday 4 March when Glasgow dance group ‘Fear of the Unknown’ will be finalists in the ‘Got to Dance’ competition. They need viewers’ votes to win the £250,000 prize!!!

They are the only Scottish dancers to get to the final which will be in the London Olympia before 6000 people.

Chosen from the best dancers in the Robert Hamilton School of Dance in Gorbals, the ‘Fear of the Unknown’ are rehearsing five hours at a time on four days every week. Said Lorna Munn who at 24 is one of the senior dancers: ‘ We are focussed on the final and making our presentation perfect. It is breath- taking to reach the final. It’s a dream come true. We can’t wait!’

One of the male dancers, Pierce Meehan (24) who is studying for his HND in dance at Anniesland College said: ‘It is an incredible achievement to get to the final. Only a handful of dancers have got there! It is also a wonderful experience working with the television people. That’s very interesting and they couldn’t be better to work with.’

The group make all their own costumes which are stunning. But the theme for the final will be a closely kept secret till they hit the screen on Sunday 4 March at 6pm on Sky 1 HD.

In addition, the dancers at the School do a lot of charity work and have raised more than £200,000 for a variety of good causes.

To see the ‘Fear of the Unknown’ audition performance:

And take a look at their Facebook fan page for updates –

It’s back to hearth for £3000 Ikea prizewinners

November 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Something is cooking for a Glasgow family and an after-school care club in Glasgow after they both scooped £3000 first prizes in an Ikea competition.

Mother-of-five Anne Cannon, from Baillieston, and Barlanark Out-of-School Care Club were the big winners as Ikea launched their latest catalogue. Both winners made kitchens their priority when it comes to splashing out.

Entrants were asked to say in 50 words why they deserved to win the prizes in the UK-wide competition.

Barlanark childcare worker Donna Keown said: ‘When I got the phone call to say we’d won I was completely taken aback. This means we’ll be able to give the kitchen a makeover and get lots of new equipment and toys for the children.’

Barlanark Out-of-School Care Club has been running for 13 years and caters for up to 70 children from local primary and secondary schools.

Anne and husband John have been looking to upgrade their kitchen since 2005.

‘Our kitchen is beyond repair,’ said Anne. ‘It needs some tender loving care now. It has been looking fairly sad for some time. We’d like to use the kitchen as a place for all the family to gather and help prepare the meal and share in the chat.’

The Cannons had their kitchen plans well in hand when they visited Ikea Glasgow store manager Lars Wingren to collect their prize.

‘The judging panel had a tough job,’ said Lars, ‘But both recipients are worthy winners.’

Win family tickets for Glasgow On Ice

November 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Glasgow On Ice is back by popular demand, and LOCAL NEWS GLASGOW has tickets to give away.

The outdoor ice rink and fairground are set beneath George Square’s stunning Christmas tree and sparkling lights, creating the essential festive family experience.

And why not make a night of it? Spend some time on the ice, enjoy a bite to eat and a hot drink and take in the fantastic programme of free entertainment on offer every night, from festive films and community shows to upcoming Glasgow bands and jazz – there really is something for everyone!

Tickets start at £6 per adult and £2.50 per child and can be booked in advance at the box office in George Square or by calling 0141 564-4220 or visiting  Please note online and telephone bookings will incur a booking fee.


LOCAL NEWS GLASGOW are giving away two family tickets to Glasgow on Ice, enabling you, a friend and up to three children the chance to skate under the illuminations for free. What better excuse is there to wrap up warm and get into the Christmas Spirit?

All you need to do to win is tell us where Glasgow On Ice will be staged. You can email your answer to us at You can snail mail your answer to Glasgow On Ice Competition, Local News Glasgow, Suite 9 Second Floor, 73 Robertson Street, Glasgow G2 8QD.


All entries must be with us by Wednesday, November 18.


Glasgow On Ice runs from Saturday November 21 until Sunday  January 3 in George Square and is open seven days, 10am – 10pm

Parent and Toddlers only sessions Sunday 10am – 11am and Wednesday 12 noon – 1pm, for toddlers aged 2 – 4 years

Please note: Under 4s are not permitted on the ice rink, excluding parent and toddler sessions. Children aged 4-7 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Terms and Conditions

Regular Local News T&Cs will apply.  The family ticket allows up to two adults and three children (aged 4 to 16 years old) to skate for free at anytime from 10am to 10pm

Monday, November 23 until Sunday, January 3, excluding parent and toddler session times and 10am – 12noon during week days until December 7, 2009 when school sessions are in operation.  We would strongly suggest pre-booking your sessions to avoid disappointment.