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Sql Server Trimming blank spaces

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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Hi, I have a view which users connect via Excel.

Now I have a table used in the view where there is column named 'NAME' and it has data with spaces at the end
and in between like below :
Andrew  - there is single space here right at the end of the word
John - there is double space here right at the end of the word
Gareth  Jones - there is double space here in between Gareth and Jones
Thirlestane Endurance E-3120,   36m tower -- there are 3 spaces before the 36m tower

so when in my function, I need to trim these spaces in my select statement like below -
all spaces at the end of the word needs to be removed
all double and more than double spaces in between the texts should be replaced with a Single Space.

Can anyone please give me that code which I can use in my SELECT ?
Many Thanks
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