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Special meeting called to discuss bin shambles in North Lanarkshire

The SNP Group on North Lanarkshire Council has successfully called a special meeting of the full council to deal with the crisis caused by the new bin scheme.

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Councillor Nathan Wilson

Council found it had responsibility to get ’Craig fence fixed

A vandalised fence has been mended after officers at North Lanarkshire Council accepted it was their responsibility.

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Cygnet on St Maurice's Pond had a lucky escape after being trapped by a plastic bag. Pic: SSPCA

Charity warns litter is a danger to wildlife

The Scottish SPCA was recently called out to Cumbernauld to save a baby swan that was trapped by a plastic bag.

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Mossend Railhead expansion is planned

Railfreight inquiry call over bridge work

A call for an independent probe into the decision to approve Mossend International Railfreight Park was made this week.

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Some residents haven't received the bags for their brown bins

Council may ask police to investigate missing bio bags

North Lanarkshire Council is considering calling in police over delays to the new bin collection scheme.

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New Ravenscraig plan has been revealed

New blueprint for ’Craig site

Developers unveiling fresh plans to develop the former Ravenscraig site are confident businesses will be attracted and jobs created.

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Clark Ferguson

Council pledges to keep cattle in field

North Lanarkshire Council has accepted responsibility for a broken fence that allowed cattle to wander on to the road in Newarthill.

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Work to restore Cemetery Marsh at Baron's Haugh

Creating homes for nature

More homes for wildlife will be created at Baron’s Haugh Nature Reserve this winter with work underway to transform Cemetery Marsh.

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Drew the snake is looking for a new home. Pic: SSPCA

Drew’s been in SSPCA care for over 800 days

The Scottish SPCA is seeking a new home for a snake that has been in its care for over 800 days.

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Bins have German supplier

Bins have German supplier

North Lanarkshire Council has admitted that new bins needed to be ordered “due to unprecedented demand.”

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The tree that crashed into Anne Love's garden

A lucky escape as tree falls during storm

A Bellshill woman has spoken of her shock at finding a large tree had come close to crashing into her house during Storm Ophelia.

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Maureen Boyle and Ian Forsyth with the Baird Watson Shield awarded to 1st Bellshill and Mossend Scouts

Recognised for work to develop Scouting

A local Scout group has been the recipient of a prestigious award for its service to the district.

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Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Tropical Storm Ophelia is set to hit parts of Scotland today, with travel operators warning of disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

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Fr Krzysztof is delighted with the  completely revamped St Patricks parochial hall

New life for parochial hall has saved it from closure

St Patrick’s parochial hall in Craigneuk has officially reopened following an extensive refurbishment.

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Elvan Tower

Tower block staffing queried

Concerns have been raised over what appear to be changes to working practices for high rise caretakers in Motherwell.

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L-R Scott Fraser, Scottish Waters Scottish Waters corporate affairs regional manager; Bruce Ritchie, head of business operations and visitor experience at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; Abi Walker waste water treatment modern apprentice.

Launch of new 3P’s campaign

Scottish Water has teamed up with Edinburgh’s famous penguins to raise public awareness of its new 3P’s campaign and prevent toilet and sewer blockages.

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The developer will be expected to contribute towards an upgrade of Wooddean Park which sits close to the Bothwellbank site where 105 homes are set to be built

Homes plans get the go-ahead

Plans to build 105 homes on a prime site near the River Clyde in Bothwell have been approved despite fears over increased traffic.

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Railfreight Park plans were drawn up ahead of M8 extension work

Government ‘yes’ to Railfreight Park

The controversial Mossend International Railfreight Park looks set to go ahead at last after a second thumbs-up from the Scottish Government.

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Site is earmarked for housing

Concerns raised as travellers pitch up

Mossend families have raised concerns after travellers moved on to a piece of land next to their homes.

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