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Paisley Beer Festival starts this week.

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The beer event of the year returns for
it’s 23nd 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 28th April. Preparatons are underway and beer is on order, full beer lists will be available shortly but as usual we will be showcasing

The English Bar, specialising this year on the Yorkshire regions

The Scottish Bar, featuring, among others, our own local breweries

The Foreign Bar, with some old favourites as well as the usual surprises that need to be treated with caution

The Cider Bar where there is always an interesting collection of Real Cider, Mead and Perry.

Our chosen charity this year is Myeloma UK, and staff invite you to join them and dress like a James Bond character on Saturday to support the fund raising, and to give you an excuse to order your beer, “shaken not stirred”

Have a great festival, keep an eye on the strength of the beer you are drinking and be sure to grab something to eat before and during sampling the ales.

Check out the Beer Festival web page here http://www.paisleybeerfestival.org.uk/

Critical swine flu case Paisley

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First UK swine flu critical case

Swine flu test

There are now 339 confirmed cases of swine flu in the UK

A Scottish man is the first person in the UK to become critically ill wholly because of swine flu, it has emerged.

The 45-year old from Paisley is one of two new critical cases being treated in intensive care at the Royal Alexandra in Renfrewshire.

The other is a 38-year-old woman who has underlying health problems.

A 37-year-old man, also with underlying health problems, remains in a critical condition in a Glasgow hospital. There are now 362 swine flu cases in the UK.

The Scottish government said it expected the number of confirmed cases to increase significantly in the coming weeks.

The Health Protection Agency said it was important for parents and schools to be vigilant, and take prompt action if children who have been abroad during half-term start showing flu-like symptoms.

taken from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8079716.stm