More than 300 jobs to be created as Lidl gets go ahead for new distribution centre at Eurocentral

Lidl UK has today (Thursday) been granted planning permission by North Lanarkshire Council to build a new regional distribution centre at Eurocentral.

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The Bellshill branch of Airdrie Savings Bank will close in April

Chief executive tells MSPs how decision was made to close Airdrie Savings Bank

The chief executive of Airdrie Savings Bank has appeared before MSPs to explain why the organisation is being closed down.

The t-shirt has now been pulled from sale

Primark pulls Walking Dead t-shirt after row over racism

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by an angry shopper.

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Beattie has gone from strength to strength since being founded in Motherwell in 1986

Public relations firm enjoys record results

A public relations and ­communications group founded in Motherwell more than 30 years ago has unveiled record annual results.

Keith Brown, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, with Graeme Reid, project manager for the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project.

Pic: Chris Watt

Hopes that opening of Raith Underpass will deal with ‘historic’ congestion

A three-year construction programme to improve congestion is almost at an end with the opening of the new Raith Underpass.

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There are only a few days left for lottery winner to come forward.

Time running out for £1m Lanarkshire lottery winner to claim their prize

There is just over a week left for South Lanarkshire’s missing £1m Lotto Millionaire Raffle winner to claim their prize.

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M&Ds job fayre is on February 17.

Theme park looking to recruit 100 staff for summer season

M&D’s theme park is holding a recruitment fayre in association with Jobcentre Plus to find 100 seasonal staff.

NVT Group in Bellshill has signed a new partnership deal

Tech firms’ partnership creates 25 jobs ... with 300 to come

Bellshill-based IT and technology specialist NVT Group has announced a strategic partnership with green technology innovator Own Energy Solutions which will create 25 new jobs in the next 12 months, rising to around 300 within three years.

The former Craigneuk Library building

Employment service to move into former Craigneuk Library

Routes to Work is set to move into the former Craigneuk Library building once North Lanarkshire Council spend £40,000 doing it up.

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent a huge £37 million off-site when in the region in 2016 – an increase of £2 million compared to £35 million in 2015.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Thorniewood United Social Club closed at the weekend.

Thorniewood United hopes to reopen social club in ‘next few months’

Thorniewood United FC hopes to reopen the social club at Robertson Park in the coming months following its closure at the weekend.

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Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Scottish history sparks tourism rise

Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from international tourists who wish to explore the country’s history and heritage, Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

Work's been going on at the Raith for more than two years.

Light at end of the tunnel

Hopes are high that the tunnel which will cut traffic congestion at the Raith Interchange could open as early as next week.

The post office in Brandon Parade, Motherwell, faces closure

MP hits out at Post Office closure plan

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has opposed the closure of Motherwell’s main post office.

Former Caterpillar workers set off for Scottish Parliament.

Parliament tribute to sit-in workers

Former workers at Tannochside’s Caterpillar were given pride of place at the Scottish Parliament to mark the 30th anniversary of the factory sit-in.

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Apprentices are vital to the area's economy, says Skills Development Scotland.

New call for firms to invest in apprentices

A business-led group is urging local employers to take on more apprentices, arguing they are vital to the area’s economy.

Bellshill branch of Airdrie Savings Bank.

Double blow for town as bank branches set to close

Bellshill has been dealt a double blow with the loss of two Main Street bank branches.

The new Pizza Hut Delivery in Merry Street

Pizza chain delivers new takeaway to Motherwell

The new Pizza Hut Delivery in Merry Street, Motherwell, will open before the end of January.

Building work is due to begin at Tunnock's in May.

Tunnock’s parking plan could be just what doctor ordered

Tunnock’s is trying to tackle the problem of its workers parking on streets surrounding the Uddingston bakery.

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