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Goals hails ‘encouraging progress’ in five-a-side growth

Five-a-side football operator Goals Soccer Centres today said work on its third site in the US will begin next month as it reported “encouraging progress” in its sales recovery.

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Goals stressed there was no certainty that a deal with Powerleague would go ahead. Picture: Contributed

Goals confirms merger talks with rival Powerleague

Five-a-side football operator Goals Soccer Centres today confirmed it was in early-stage talks over a possible merger with rival Powerleague.

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From left: City Legacy directors Calum Murray of CCG, Ed Monaghan of Mactaggart & Mickel, Martin Kiely of WH Malcolm and John Gallacher of Cruden. Picture: Contributed

Six Scots firms scoop Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Six Scottish companies have been honoured in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Excellence, it was announced today.

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Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Thomas Clark. Picture: Police Scotland

Police search for elderly man, 84, missing for three days

Police have appealed for information on the whereabouts of an elderly man who has been missing since Thursday.

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Police are appealing for information. Picture; Police Scotland

Appeal to trace missing pensioner

Police have launched an appeal to find an 84-year-old man missing from his home in East Kilbride since Thursday March 23 2017.

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East Kilbride-based Goals Soccer Centres is expanding in California. Picture: Contributed

Goals eyes ‘dozens’ of US sites as sales accelerate

The new chief executive of five-a-side football firm Goals Soccer Centres is hopeful that the East Kilbride company could have “dozens” of sites across the US after seeing it move back into the black.

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The EK shopping centre enjoyed a 15.8% jump in footfall during the first week of January. Picture: Ross Gilmore

East Kilbride shopping centre hails record festive footfall

EK in East Kilbride, which claims to be Scotland’s largest shopping centre of its kind, is targeting further growth after seeing a year-on-year jump in festive shoppers.

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Former Goals chief Keith Rogers has left the board but will remain in an advisory capacity for a year. Picture: Contributed

Former Goals boss leaves pitch as sales edge higher

Goals Soccer Centres, the East Kilbride-based operator of five-a-side football pitches, today revealed that former chief executive Keith Rogers has left the board as it reported a rise in sales.

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Lovell is to build 112 low-cost rented homes for Clyde Valley Housing Association. Picture: Contributed

Lovell plans 112 affordable homes for South Lanarkshire

Housing developer Lovell has started work on the first of three developments for Clyde Valley Housing Association aimed at tackling the shortage of affordable homes in South Lanarkshire.

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East Kilbride celebrate Ross McNeil's goal, their second of the match, during their 3-1 win over BSC Glasgow. Picture: Getty/Mark Runnacles

East Kilbride beat Ajax’s record of 26 consecutive wins

East Kilbride made history today by recording their 27th successive victory, surpassing the record set by Ajax in the 1970s.

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Bryan Wilson of London & Scottish Developments at the firm's Crieff site. Picture: Contributed

Developer creating 2,000 jobs at former Tesco sites

Property firm London & Scottish Developments is on course to deliver 2,000 jobs across Scotland through the revamp of 14 former Tesco sites it bought last year.

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Traveltek founder and managing director Kenny Picken. Picture: Ashley Coombes

Travel booking tech firm checks in with £5.3m funding

An East Kilbride-based provider of booking systems for the travel sector is looking to ramp up its overseas presence after securing a £5.3 million investment.

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Goals saw a dip in first-half takings but said sales had returned to growth in recent weeks. Picture: Contributed

Goals Soccer Centres hails return to sales growth

The new chief executive at Goals Soccer Centres yesterday asserted that the turnaround at the business is well underway as the football pitch operator prepares to deepen its US footprint.

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Derby County's Richard Keogh, left, and Newcastle United's Mohamed Diame battle for the ball during a Sky Bet Championship match at the iPro Stadium. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire

East Kilbride’s Eureka Solutions signs for Derby County

Eureka Solutions, the East Kilbride cloud software specialist, has landed a deal with English Championship football club Derby County.

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Eland Oil & Gas was the best performing Scottish stock last week. Picture: TSPL

Top five performing Scottish stocks last week

Last week’s best performing Scottish shares on the stock market.

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TFD supplied windows for the trade and housebuilding sector. Picture: Cate Gillon/Getty Images

Windows supplier TFD goes bust with 63 jobs lost

More than 60 jobs have been lost after an East Kilbride-based windows supplier went out of business.

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Braveheart Investment Group was the best performing Scottish stock last week. Picture: TSPL

Top five performing Scottish stocks last week

Last week’s best performing Scottish-based shares on the stock market.

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David Sinclair was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Father who killed baby by shaking him jailed for seven years

A fatherwho killed his four-month-old baby son by shaking him in a fit of rage because he would not feed was yesterday jailed for seven years and three months.

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Ideagen chief executive David Hornsby. Picture: Contributed

Ideagen in £3.6m swoop for software firm Covalent

Ideagen, the software group with a sizeable Scottish presence, has acquired a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) specialist for £3.6 million in cash.

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Dan Wright at Heliex in East Kilbride, 
which is now making clean energy solutions for clients around the world. Photograph: John Devlin

The Big Interview: Dan Wright, founder of steam power spin-out Heliex

Dan Wright says his daughter thinks “just about everything” about him is retro, but he jokes that this has its advantages when it comes to his vintage Jaguar E-Type and Aston Martin, “and she doesn’t object to taking them for a spin now and again”.

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