Consultation shows support for ban on fracking in Scotland

Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard has called for an outright ban on fracking in Scotland.

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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

Tots n Toys enjoying their new surroundings

First phase of Bellshill centre refurbishment is finished

Phase one of the refurbishment of Bellshill Boys’ Club and Community Centre has now been completed.

Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

Tenants on walkabout with council officials in Bellshill

Tenants go walkabouts

Tenants got the chance to point out areas for improvement when they led North Lanarkshire Council officials on a walkabout in Bellshill and Viewpark.

Road between Bothwell and M74 will be closed this weekend

Bridge work will mean Raith delays

More delays are expected on the M74 over the next two weekends as work to replace a mini roundabout at Bothwell Bridge takes place.

Puppy farms face tighter legislation

Welcome for new animal laws

Bellshill MP Phil Boswell has welcomed new legislation which introduces tighter regulations for the sale of animals.

Council leader denies changes to bin collection in North Lanarkshire

Council leader denies changes to bin collection in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has denied there is any plan to reduce bin collections.

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General waste collections in North Lanarkshire will be reduced from every two weeks to every three weeks in October, residents will receive more information over the summer

Bin uplifts in North Lanarkshire to be reduced to once every three weeks

Residents of North Lanarkshire will have their rubbish uplifted just once every three weeks from October.

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Lexi the greyhound has been missing since March 31

Reward offered to help bring Lexi home

A Cambuslang family are offering a £500 reward to find their missing greyhound which may have found its way to Motherwell or Bellshill.

Atlantic puffin.

Iconic Scottish bird species are under threat

Two of Scotland’s most loved species, curlew and puffin, have joined the growing list of threatened bird species, according to a new report.

Cumbernauld North councillor Barry McCulloch at Drove Hill in Balloch

Councillor warns residents to check their mail as Virgin criticised over cable installations

Cumbernauld residents are being told to ensure they read any letters they receive from Virgin Media – as it may not be junk mail.

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Councillor Paul Kelly

Deal will be biggest change for 100 years

The redevelopment of Motherwell town centre and Ravenscraig has received a major boost from City Deal.

Ally McCoist, Walter Smith, Murdo Macleod and David Murray open the new clubhouse at Torrance Park Golf Club

Plans for 600 more homes in Holytown

Plans to build another 600 homes, plus shops, at the Torrance Park development in Holytown were unveiled this week.

Peter Marley opening the garden at Viewpark Family Centre

New community garden opens in Viewpark

A new community garden was formally opened in the grounds of the Viewpark Family Centre last week.

Up to 17 new boreholes will be created at Ravenscraig

Monitoring work for water quality to get underway at Ravenscraig

Work will soon get underway to drill a number of additional boreholes in Ravenscraig as part of the planning conditions issued by North Lanarkshire Council in 2013.

Councillors Gary O'Rorke, left, and Sam Love in Orbiston Street

Demolition job a ‘scandal’

A decision to demolish bungalows and flats in Motherwell despite a long council waiting list for homes has been branded “scandalous”.

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Drivers face more disruption on Airbles Road, Motherwell

Drivers face more delays

Drivers are being warned they face more delays in Motherwell due to roadworks.

Protestors handing over their petition last year. Hundreds more signatures have been added.

Protests delay link road plan

Fierce opposition to plans for a road linking Holytown to Eurocentral has led to the project being delayed.

Councillor Paul Kelly with the plans for the Windmillhill Street/Camp Street improvements

Regeneration work starts outside Motherwell Health Centre

Work starts today (Monday) on improvements to the public space outside Motherwell Health Centre on Windmillhill Street.

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