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Practical tips to ensure you are ready for winter

As the weather starts to get colder it is important to get prepared now rather than waiting until extreme weather affects us.

Lifestyle
A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

Health
Make sure you’re scam savvy say Santander

Make sure you’re scam savvy say Santander

One in four of us, equivalent to 13 million people, say they have been the victim of a scam, according to new research from Santander UK, while almost three quarters said they were concerned about falling victim to a scam.

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Some of the staff who have taken to the streets a number of times since September

Strike fund launched for housing workers

Unite has launched a strike fund appeal to support workers at Wishaw & District Housing Association.

Business
The Kwik Fit Insurance Services office in Tannochside

Interest in Kwik Fit Insurance being explored

Kwik Fit Insurance Services owners Ageas has opened talks to secure employment for its Tannochside staff as it looks to shut the office in March.

Business
Edge Testing CEO Brian Ferrie.

Edge Testing CEO reveals what he eats for breakfast to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust

The CEO and founder of Eurocentral-based Edge Testing Solutions, has contributed to a book called ‘What Do Leaders Eat For Breakfast?’ to raise funds for The Prince’s Trust

Business
The shuttle bus on North Road is no longer required

Bus services back to normal as roads reopen

First Glasgow’s 201 service has resumed its normal route following the reopening of North Road in Bellshill.

Transport
Mind the pie gap

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the ‘air gap’ from a mince pie.

Lifestyle
'A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People' outlines five ambitions for Scotland.

Plan to transform the lives of disabled people

A plan to transform the lives of disabled people has been published by the Scottish Government today.

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Mary and Joseph arriving at the airport if they were arriving in the UK today seeking asylum.

Mary and Joseph find seeking asylum in the UK is not child’s play

This Christmas a new Nativity video is imagining the welcome Mary and Joseph would receive if they arrived in the UK seeking asylum.

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Drivers are being reminded not to drink and drive over the festive season. Pic: Mark F Gibson / Warren Media

Launch of festive drink drive awareness campaign

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that ‘the best approach is none’ as the Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland launches its festive drink drive awareness campaign today (Friday).

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

Calls to cut transport worker abuse

With the Christmas party season getting in full swing, party goers and passengers are being asked to give transport staff the gift of goodwill.

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Motherwell residents are quick to complain if they receive poor service

Complaints from Motherwell residents to ombudsmen soar

Motherwell residents made almost 38,000 complaints to ombudsmen about shoddy service they had received last year.

Business
Mark McGhee watches his side employing a 4-2-2-2 formation in a 2-0 league defeat at Celtic Park in October (Pic by Alan Murray)

’Well may use 4-2-2-2 against Celts

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee is giving major consideration to once again employing revolutionary tactics for this Saturday’s home game against Celtic.

Motherwell FC
Scotland currently has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.

Crime 1
Pupils try out the new play equipment at Netherton Primary

New £50,000 play area opens

Pupils at Netherton Primary are ready for lots more play and learning following a £50,000 development of the school playground.

Education 1
Merrie is one of three cats now in the care of the SSPCA after being abandoned in Motherwell

Cats found abandoned in a cardboard box

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after three cats were found abandoned in a cardboard box on a Motherwell street.

Crime
Men involved in Restorative Justice's new scheme in North Lanarkshire show off some of the bikes they have refurbished.

New scheme encourages North Lanarkshire offenders to help kids

Offenders serving community payback orders in North Lanarkshire are refurbishing and donating bicycles to help local school children.

Crime
The number of food packages handed out by the Trussell Trust has increased by more than 900 per cent.

£1 million grant to tackle food poverty

A new three-year project aimed at preventing food poverty and reducing the need for food banks has been awarded almost £1 million in lottery funding.

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Football abuse hotline flooded with calls

Football abuse hotline flooded with calls

The NSPCC’s dedicated hotline launched to offer support to victims of child sex abuse within the world of football has received more than 800 calls within one week of opening.

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