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Motherwell is best value for commuters to the capital

Motherwell has been named as Scotland’s most affordable commuter town for people working in Edinburgh.

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Danielle Wotherspoon from Bellshill has worked at McDonald's for four years

Research reveals the benefits of different generations working together

As 16-year-olds born in the year 2000 enter the workforce for the first time new research released by McDonald’s reveals the positive impact a multigenerational workforce can deliver.

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There will be several closures of the junctions with Hamilton Road.

Road closures as gas work nears its end

SGN has announced there will be a series of road closures in the coming weeks as it continues upgrading the gas network in Motherwell.

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Apprentices (l-r) Paul Smillie, Aaron Smith, Lewis Gibson and Sean Dearie meet David Elliot (second, left) of EKGTA who will oversee their training with Dalzell plant staff (l-r) senior engineers Jamie McCallum and Charlie McGinty and chief engineer William McWhinnie.

Looking to the future with new apprentices

The next generation of Lanarkshire steelworkers are ready to get to work as Liberty House has taken on its first new apprentices.

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Motherwell woman Laura Devine has been nominated for an award after her popular wedding blog turned into a business

Blog is simply Devine as Laura becomes a rising star of the wedding industry

Motherwell woman Laura Devine has been shortlisted for Best Rising Star in the Wedding Blog awards run by Wedding and Wedding Flowers Magazine.

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John McCreadie cuts the first slab as the Dalzell works prepares to reopen

First production at Dalzell in 10 months

Preparations for the restart of plate rolling operations at Dalzell work later this month has taken another step forward.

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Charles Hanson (left) and James Braxton toured Scotland. Pic: STV Productions.

Join experts on a road trip

Find out how experts Charles Hanson and James Braxton got on when popular BBC One show Antiques Road Trip brought them to North Lanarkshire.

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Passengers at Bellshill station will be among those affected

Eight months of disruption for rail passengers

Rail customers face eight months of disruption as the next stage of the electrification programme on the Shotts line gets underway this month.

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Bellshill and Mossend YMCA

Bakery giant answers YMCA’s SOS

Bakery giant Warburtons has donated £6,000 to Bellshill and Mossend YMCA to support the SOS (Sharing our Success) Befriending Project.

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Edge Testing Solutions CEO Brian Ferrie

Edge commited to training

Bellshill-based software testing company Edge Testing Solutions has been shortlisted in the ‘Medium Employer of the Year’ category at the Scottish Training Federation (STF)Awards.

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North Lanarkshire Councils education convener Frank McNally breaks the ground as Bellshill Academy pupils show off how the development will look when complete.

Work begins on Academy facilities

Work has started on the new £250,000 outdoor sports facilities at Bellshill Academy, including three separate multi-sport courts to offer handball, basketball, hockey, tennis and football.

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The switching station in Tannochside Business Park which was operated by EE Ltd.

Switch needed to attract new client to EE site

A planning application has been submitted to change the use of a telecommunications switching station in Tannochside.

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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead

Fisheries projects to receive an £11m boost

Rural affairs secretary Fergus Ewing visited Bellshill to announce Scotland’s fisheries industry is to share more than £11 million of European and Scottish Government funding.

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Humza Yousaf meets construction staff on M87374 site

Drone footage reveals progress of new M8 ‘missing link’

A spectacular aerial video of the new M8 ‘missing link’ currently being constructed as part of the £500m M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project has been released.

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Owner Dimitri Stafylarakis and chef Frank McLellan hold the trophy from the Food Awards Scotland, joined by the Omorphia Taverna family.

Best of the Med is in Bellshill

A Bellshill restaurant has been named Best Mediterranean Establishment at the third annual Food Awards Scotland.

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A still from the video of the Boness Road Bridge being demolished

Bridge demolition over Scotland’s busiest road makes way for new M8

The Bo’ness Road Bridge over the A8 at Chapelhall Junction has been successfully demolished as part of the £500m M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project.

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The Argent Energy plant in Newarthill

£1.7m boost for biofuel firm

A Newarthill project promoting the use of biodiesels has been awarded £1.7 million in EU funding.

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Hope Street in Motherwell will only be closed for two days, despite a sign saying it will be closed for five days accidentally being erected.

Headache for drivers as town centre road closed for resurfacing

A key artery in Motherwell town centre will be shut all weekend due to roadworks.

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Lidl plans to open a new regional distribution centre in Lidl

Lidl secures site for new distribution centre

Lidl has secured a 50 acres site at Eurocentral for its planned regional distribution centre which will create up to 100 jobs.

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Councillor McCulloch with Alan and Margaret Thomson who recently moved into a brand new council house.

Huge investment for council housing plan

North Lanarkshire Council has announced it is to build nearly 1,800 new council houses in the next ten years.

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