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Stunning victory for heroic Bellshill Six fundraisers

A band of hard-hiking, tough-cycling heroes from Bellshill (one’s from East Kilbride but works locally) have raised a fortune for a children’s hospital charity.

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July strike for Coatbridge RMT workers

July strike for Coatbridge RMT workers

RMT members at Freightliner Coatbridge have voted “overwhelmingly” to strike, in a dispute over alleged bullying and harassment.

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Airdrie and Shotts MP Neil Gray

MP gets front bench role at Westminster

Airdrie and Shotts MP Neil Gray has been appointed to a front bench position by the SNP’s new Westminster leader Ian Blackford.

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Court heard friends argued after birthday drinking session

Birthday pensioner stabbed his friend

A man celebrating his 75th birthday stabbed and seriously injured his long time friend during a drink-fuelled row.

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Was your best man the best?

Hunt is on for Britain’s best best man

Stag and hen experts Red7 are scouring the country in search of Britain’s best best man.

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Cartoon of a dancing bear in the Glasgow Looking Glass, July 8 1825. PIC: Special Collections at Glasgow University Library.

The street bear shot for wrestling a Glasgow councillor

Bruin the performing bear was well known on the streets of mid-19th Century Glasgow as the sidekick of travelling showman Antonio Dallori, who also went by the stage name of Aunty Dolly.

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Blaze broke out in this yard in Fallside Road, Bothwell

One hurt in blaze at depot

One person needed treatment for burns after a fire at a transport depot in Bothwell late last night.

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Photos of the sea sought for charity competition

Photos of the sea sought for charity competition

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again calling on photographers to submit images celebrating Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view.

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Prosecco Festival could be on its way to Scotland

Prosecco Festival could be on its way to Scotland

It’s one of the most popular drinks of the summer and now a festival dedicated to the sparkly treat could be coming to Scotland’s biggest cities.

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North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones is joined by representaives from many different branches of the military

Provost thanks Armed Forces for their service

North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones led a ceremony at Motherwell Civic Centre this week to mark Armed Forces Day 2017.

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Livestock worrying crimes reduce during co-ordinated campaign

Livestock worrying crimes reduce during co-ordinated campaign

A Police Scotland co-ordinated rural crime campaign has seen livestock worrying drop by nearly 40 per cent during the spring lambing season, compared to last year.

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Everybody needs good neighbours ..?

Half of Brits don’t know their neighbours’ names, according to poll

More than half of all Brits don’t even know their neighbours’ full names, a survey has found.

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Scottish car insurance bills soar by 16.6% in a year

Scottish car insurance bills soar by 16.6% in a year

Drivers are facing accelerating increases in car insurance taking average premiums to £666 as Government compensation rules come into effect, new research1 from insurance research experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

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Motherwell's Louis Moult scores the opener at Ibrox during his side's last league meeting with Rangers in April

Motherwell start new league campaign against Rangers

Motherwell have landed a mouthwatering home fixture against Rangers in the first round of Scottish Premiership fixtures of the 2017-2018 season on Saturday, August 5.
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Working families in Scotland should spend more quality time outdoors

Working families in Scotland should spend more quality time outdoors

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to get active outside to protect their wellbeing.

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UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers

UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers

NHS union UNISON have launched a summer of campaign activity calling on the Scottish government to ‘scrap the cap’ on NHS pay, which will include UNISON members lobbying Scottish Government ministers on pay as they carry out their annual round of NHS board reviews.

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UK Coastguard issues beach safety plea

UK Coastguard issues beach safety plea

UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 separate missing children reports last weekend (17-18 June) across the UK Coast.

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Work has finished on the new M8 stretch between Newhouse and Baillieston, but MSP Margaret Mitchell says drivers are confused by the new layout and signs arent helping

Signs meeting a step in right direction - MSP

A call has been made for better signs for drivers using Lanarkshire’s new look motorways.

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Study to assess damage to Scotland’s hills from bulldozed tracks

Study to assess damage to Scotland’s hills from bulldozed tracks

Conservation bodies are calling on outdoor enthusiasts to help them assess the damage caused to Scotland’s iconic mountains by controversial vehicle tracks.

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There are battles and bonnets galore in the new online battlefield map.

Log on and follow the clans’ charge of the fight brigade

Scotland’s clans have clashed through the centuries and there’s a chance that claymores were once in full swing near you.

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