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Paisley Lollipop man is best in the world

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best in the world

best in the world

A former firefighter from Renfrewshire has seen off competition from 19,000 rivals to be crowned the UK’s favourite lollipop man.
John Foley, 56, from Paisley, was recognised for his work at the town’s Bushes Primary School.
He won a £1,500 holiday voucher and £3,000 for the school to build a community garden.
Staff and pupils at Bushes Primary nominated Mr Foley for his enthusiasm and dedication to the role.
As well as helping the school’s 358 pupils get safely across the road, he also helps the dinner ladies set up for lunch and has even stepped in to change car tyres for teachers with a puncture.
Mr Foley, who retired from the fire service last year when he was diagnosed with ME, said he was “grateful” for the award and praised the school for its “feel-good atmosphere”.

He’s such an important part of our school and we really don’t think the title could go to a better person. The kids love him and so do we
Moira Monaghan
Head teacher

He added: “It’s marvellous, it’s just marvellous. It’s very generous sponsorship so it is good for the school as well.
“It is a wonderful school, and I am doing a job that I love. It’s a wonderful place. The staff, the kids, the whole ambience to the place is just marvellous.”
Mr Foley won the Scottish title last month before taking the UK title of Kwik-Fit Insurance Lollipop Person of the Year.
He was presented with the award at a ceremony in the school on Monday.
Head teacher Moira Monaghan said: “We were over the moon when we heard John had been picked as the winner for Scotland but when we took the call saying he had won for the whole of the UK we just couldn’t believe it.
“He’s such an important part of our school and we really don’t think the title could go to a better person. The kids love him and so do we.”
During the presentation ceremony, pupils serenaded Mr Foley with their version of The Proclaimers’ hit 500 Miles, with the words changed to praise their lollipop man

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Paisley Beer Festival

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Dont forget the beer festival opens tomorrow…

The beer event of the year returns for
it’s 22nd outing.

Four days of excellent beer, music and food, entirely organised and served to you by CAMRA volunteers.  Here we are again at the highlight of the year for those that appreciate outstanding beer quality. It is also an opportunity for people to try the diverse choice presented at this now famous event.

We come to you from the Paisley Town Hall and we open on at 5pm on Wednesday 29th April. Preparations are underway and beer is on order, full beer lists will be available shortly but as usual we will be showcasing… read more

Paisley Beer Festival

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Glad to see that CAMRA Beer Festival is back for another year in Paisley Town Hall, I know they were maybe having to say last year was the last year and it certainly wasn’t for lack of interest as every year the Paisley Beer festival is well attended and gets drunk dry every year “I know I shouldn’t but I had to lol” so get yourself along from April the 29th till Saturday 2nd of May 2009.

for more information check out www.paisleybeerfestival.org.uk

The Paisley Beer Festival is coming to town.

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Paisley Town Hall
     

Paisley Beer Festival 2008 is coming!

The 21st Annual Paisley Beer Festival is coming to the town hall soon, Are you ready?
The festival opens on Wednesday 30th April and runs until Saturday 3rd May. Opening times as follows:
Wed 30th 5pm -11pm
Thu 1st 12pm -11pm
Fri 2nd 12pm – 12am
Sat 3rd 12pm – 9.30pm

Admission £5 / £3 concession Wed/Thurs, including a festival glass, program and free entry on any other days (just bring your glass along)

Entertainment – Friday: Medicinal Brew. Saturday: The Caledonian Brewery Pipe Band.

Attendance compulsory for Camra Members, We need Volunteers badly or this might be the Last Festival! Set up starts 28th, See you there!

For more information please visit CAMRA by clicking here. “I cant wait”