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Crossing move ‘could cost lives’

Parents in Bothwell have warned council chiefs children’s lives are being put at risk by the removal of a school crossing patroller.

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Shannon McKenna gets to work on Bonnie the Shihtzu as she shows off the Aesculap Scholarship prize she picked up at Crufts.

Shannon being groomed for success after picking up prize at Crufts

A Mossend dog groomer has proved you don’t need to have a wet nose and a wagging tail to leave Crufts with a trophy.

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Gerry McCormick, the councils acting head of Standards and Inclusion, says there are many indicators to take into consideration and is confident progress is being made.

Just over 50 per cent of North Lanarkshire schools reach exam benchmark

Just over half of North Lanarkshire’s secondary schools hit their target for pupils gaining three or more highers.

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Cathedral pupils and staff show off the award

Pupils lead way in digital age

Motherwell’s Cathedral Primary was the first in North Lanarkshire, and only the fourth in Scotland, to be awarded Digital Schools status.

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Council leader Councillor Jim Logue.

Teachers union urges an end to row over pupils’ hardship cash

North Lanarkshire Council has been bluntly told by teachers union the EIS that it can’t use a special hardship fund for normal school services.

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Users tilt the device to control a pointer ball

Could this be the future of phone messaging?

A new way of phone messaging, which incorporates tilting the screen, is being hailed as the solution to typing one-handed on increasingly larger handsets.

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Firpark Secondary pupils with their pop-up banner detailing the story of Victoria Cross winner William Clamp from Craigneuk

Remembering a war hero

Pupils from Firpark Secondary school have been taking part in a project to learn more about the First World War, and one local soldier in particular.

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Debbie Cairns is worried about  her daughter Demi-Leighs education if staff changes are made at Mavisbank School

Please don’t harm my daughter’s education

A Motherwell mum has urged North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue not to let staffing changes at Mavisbank School go ahead.

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Children from Firtrees Nursery enjoyed a successful bear hunt at Craig Brae. Pic: Alan Watson.

Youngsters take first steps into a world of books

Children from Firtrees Nursery in Motherwell celebrated World Book Day by going on a ‘bear hunt’ at Barratt Homes’ Craig Brae development.

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The opening of the 2/3 years room at St Brendan's PS Nursery

Doors open to infants after £2.3million nursery class investment

Seven new nursery classes have opened in across North Lanarkshire following a £2.7m investment.

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Youth worker Laura Campbell

Laura’s on shortlist as she inspires others

A local youth worker has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to lives of vulnerable youngsters.

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Supporters of Newarthill Library committee at the Scottish Parliament with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (third, left), Uddingston and Bellshill MSP Richard Lyle and Kira Brown  (second, right) from Mr Lyle's team.

Newarthill Library activists celebrate victory with day out at the Parliament

Uddingston and Bellshill MSP Richard Lyle welcomed the Supporters of Newarthill Library committee on a visit to the Scottish Parliament.

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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

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Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

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Sacred Heart and Lawmuir head teachers Karen Sommerville (left) and Lorraine Hunter with pupils from both schools join Education convener Frank McNally (centre) and Bellshill councillors Harry McGuigan (left) and Harry Curran to launch the plans.

Shared campus plan for Bellshill schools

Plans are being drawn up for a new shared campus in Bellshill to be created for Sacred Heart and Lawmuir Primaries.

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The new exhibition is part of a campaign to introduce the first female figurehead to The Hall of Heroes.

New exhibition celebrating women from Scotland’s history

The National Wallace Monument, a top Scottish tourist attraction in Stirling, has unveiled a new exhibition as part of its campaign to introduce the first female figurehead to The Hall of Heroes.

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Students who helped New College Lanarkshire reach the top spot of a prestigious skills competition for the third time in four years have been recognised at the Scottish Parliament.

Students’ skills recognised at Parliament

Students who helped New College Lanarkshire reach the top spot of a prestigious skills competition for the third time in four years have been recognised at the Scottish Parliament.

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In the summer of 1917 three shepherd children, L�cia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto reported Our Lady had appeared to them at the Cova da Iria, in Fatima, Portugal.

Trip planned to celebrate 100th anniversary of apparitions

In the summer of 1917 three shepherd children, Lúcia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto reported Our Lady had appeared to them at the Cova da Iria, in Fatima, Portugal.

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Guests have a good time in support of the children of Namulenga

St Bernadette’s celebrating the completion of Malawi new build

A family night was held in St Bernadette’s Church Hall to celebrate the completion of a new build facility for children with special needs in Malawi.

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