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This FIT team’s working well for the benefit of everyone ...

More than £29 million of benefits have been won for North Lanarkshire residents, thanks to expert advice from a specialist council team.

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Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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Power station workers across Scotland are threatening strike action over pay.

Power workers threaten strike action over “derisory” offer

Workers at power stations across the country are threatening to go on strike after what has been described as a “derisory pay offer” by Scottish Power.

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Brandon Works manager Suzy White

Pub joins protest over VAT

A Motherwell pub is to cut the price of all food and soft drinks by 7.5 per cent on Wednesday, September 20.

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Showing off the new Ford star

This car can shift

Staff and customers at a Motherwell car showroom got a chance to view the new Ford GT, 50 years after the company’s iconic GT40 had a historic win at Le Mans.

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Omorphia Taverna celebrated further success at The Food Awards Scotland

Another award for Taverna

A Bellshill restaurant has successfully defended its title as the country’s Best Mediterranean Establishment.

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Brandon Arcade post office

Digby’s chosen for post office

The Post Office wants to switch its main Motherwell facility to a much smaller general store and off-licence.

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Wind farm boost for steel mill

Wind farm boost for steel mill

The Dalzell Works in Motherwell could be handed a major boost if a new wind farm is the Highlands is given the go ahead.

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BrewDog was one of the first companies in Scotland to achieve Living Wage accreditation.

Positive support for Living Wage from Scottish public and employers

The Living Wage has won overwhelming support from Scots who regard it as both a boost to a company’s status and helping to make products and services more attractive.

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There's a new wonder on the horizon. Picture: Greg Macvean

Queensferry Crossing opens to traffic

Move over Burj-Al-Arab, the Golden Gate Bridge and CN Tower – there’s a new man-made head-turner on the scene.

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Ricky Nicol , chief executive of the telecoms company Commsworld. Pic: Phil Wilkinson.

Call for action to improve Scotland’s poor digital infrastructure

Urgent and significant action is needed to address Scotland’s critically poor digital infrastructure which has already been “left in the dust” of European neighbours.

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How much do you need to earn?

How much more do you need to earn to live in Motherwell than Bellshill?

A new survey has revealed how much you would need to earn per hour to live in the Motherwell and Bellshill postcode areas

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Argent Energy's director of corporate affairs Dickon Posnett welcomes  Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows to the factory

Brexit fears of biodiesel firm

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows visited the Newarthill factory of Argent Energy to discuss the effects of Brexit on the business.

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There was a good turn out at the inaugural meeting of Motherwells Community Group which was held in South Dalziel Historic Building, having been initially formed online

First meeting takes Facebook group ‘live’

A meeting in South Dalziel Historic Building with the aim of making a Facebook group go ‘live’ has been hailed a success.

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All factory staff will soon benefit from the Living Wage.

Poppy factory becomes Living Wage employer

Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Edinburgh has been named an accredited Living Wage employer.

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Scott Burton is now working at Key Signs in Bellshill

‘Prospects’ of getting a job are improving

Over 1,000 people have been helped into employment in the last year following the launch of the ‘Prospects’ programme.

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Devro sees sales rise in first half of the year

Devro sees sales rise in first half of the year

Strong sales growth in markets including China, south east Asia and Russia together with currency fluctuations helped sausage skin manufacturer Devro see revenues rise 11 per cent to £125.2 million in the first half of the year.

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The Scotsman showed strong growth in digital revenue.

Johnston Press hails ‘milestone’ first half as revenues rise

Newspaper publisher Johnston Press today hailed a strong half-year performance including a double-digit hike in digital advertising revenues and audience numbers.

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Members of the Scottish Resistance demonstrate at Tunnocks as a counter protest goes on behind them. Pic: Alan Watson

Protest at Tunnock’s over rebranding of wafers in Japan

Members of the Scottish Resistance demonstrated outside the Tunnock’s factory in Uddingston last week over packaging in Japan.

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