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It was an­other busy week on the Hamil­ton Ad­ver­tiser’s Face­book page as our read­ers rushed to pay trib­ute to tragic Blan­tyre teen Dar­ren Valen­tine.

Celtic fan Dar­ren (17) passed away af­ter bat­tling sar­coma, a rare can­cer of the spine.

Anne Gro­gan paid trib­ute, say­ing: “RIP young man.”

An­n­marie Rooney added:“so sad RIP young man, fly high with the an­gels.” Me­lanie Mclear said:“god bless.” And An­drew An­der­son added:“rip taken far too young.”

Josephine Scott posted:“very sad RIP.”

An­other story to shake Hamil­ton last week was the dev­as­tat­ing town cen­tre fire at Tyre Fac­tory, the site of the Sponge‘n’hoses car wash.

Heather Allen said:“best bunch of guys. Hor­ri­ble. They’ll be back on their feet in no time cos they’re well loved.”

Jane Pater­son posted:“sorry to hear about this, know­ing the guys they will be up and run­ning again asap.”

Katy­oud said:“mark Gil­lies looks like a bad one.”

Elaine Currie said:“pure shame for them.”

Steven Mclaugh­lin said:“hard­work­ing fam­ily who have more than one lo­cal busi­ness and are well known in the area.

“A bunch of mates work­ing to­gether pro­vid­ing sec­ond-to-none ser­vice.”

An­other story hit­ting the head­lines last week was that of brave a Blan­tyre tot who is now fac­ing her fourth open-heart surgery.

Ella Rose Gil­bert­son was born on March 17 last year with a rare con­gen­i­tal heart de­fect.

Her par­ents, Charlene and Mark, had no warn­ing about their baby’s con­di­tion.

From the mo­ment she was born, the child was crit­i­cally ill and needed spe­cialised help to give her a chance of sur­vival.

And a char­ity event or­gan­ised by her fam­ily raised £10,000 for the Royal Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren in Glas­gow, where she had re­ceived treat­ment.

Read­ers were quick to re­spond and pass on their well wishes to the 17-month-old.

Heather Thom­son posted:“god Bless you sweet­heart xxxx.” Mar­garet Martin said:“wee soul.” And Jimmy Mil­lar posted: God Bless x.”

Linda Mcs­tay added:“war­rior xx.”

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