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Last orders for takeaway after legal defeat

A takeaway owner who has lost a battle with council planners claims he could be forced to close his business after 15 years in Motherwell.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards judging day in Dunfermline

Shortlisted for pie awards

James Chapman (Butchers) Ltd and Denholm Bakers Ltd have both made the shortlist of the 18th annual World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2017.

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The planned closure of Kwik Fit Insurance offices was announced last week.

Firm in talks to save Kwik Fit jobs

Hundreds of jobs could be saved by a firm who are keen to take over the closure-threatened Kwik Fit Insurance Services offices.

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North Road has been closed for months.

Relief for drivers as road set to re-open after 10 months

A 10-month road closure in Bellshill is set to end tomorrow night (Wednesday).

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Latest stage of motorway work will mean road closure near Showcase leisure complex.

Road closure will hit cinema-goers

Cinema-goers face a diversion next week when work on a new motorway bridge takes place.

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Springfields (l-r) Elysha Duffy, Megan Scotland and Kim Kenealy with customers Noah Muhammad (left) and Jill (second, right) and Scott Murphy who queued up in the early hours to reserve their new homes.

Home-buyers queue up for four hours to bag Motherwell property

Hardy home-buyers braved the cold for four hours on Saturday morning to snap up a property at a new Motherwell development.

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Hundreds of jobs under threat as Kwik-Fit plans to close Uddingston offices

Hundreds of jobs under threat as Kwik-Fit plans to close Uddingston offices

More than 500 jobs are at risk under plans to close the Kwik Fit Insurance office in Uddingston.

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Edinburgh Houses Ian Knight (second left), shopping centre manager Geraldine El Masrour, and Councillor Gary ORorke (far right) met with John Allan, Michelle Syme and Scott Symington of Motherwell Past and Present Community Facebook group to discuss the future of the centre.

Centre owners in talks with new retailers

The owners of Motherwell Shopping Centre are currently in negotiations to bring six new retailers to the town.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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Demolition of the bridge gets underway. Photo courtesy of Stewart Miller.

Motorway bridge demolition hailed a success

Roads bosses are hailing the success of the operation to demolish a bridge which forced the weekend closure of the M74.

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

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The bridge at Bothwellpark Road which will be demolished, causing the M74 to close this weekend.

Express buses off road due to motorway closure

First Glasgow will not be running express bus services from Motherwell to Glasgow this weekend due to the M74 closure.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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Council Depute Leader Councillor Paul Kelly, Convener of Planning and Transportation Councillor James Coyle and Council Leader Councillor Jim Logue at Ameys Bargeddie depot to see the preparations for winter.

Working to keep North Lanarkshire safe this winter

Council gritters have been out on the local roads network in preparation for this winter’s big freeze.

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