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Looking to pass on a box full of memories

A Bellshill family are hoping to find a good home for a box full of memories belonging to a former occupant of their house.

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The TouchBase Lanarkshire facility.

Julie gives her time to design sensory garden

Uddingston woman Julie Spence of DWA Landscape Architects is helping to create a sensory garden at TouchBase Lanarkshire

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Couple who took legal action stayed in Empire Way

Poisoned land appeal thrown out

Motherwell residents who claim they became ill through living on contaminated land look to have lost a fight for compensation.

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Residents protested at the railfreight park plans after they were lodged back in 2013.

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plan BACK 
ON TRACK

Campaigners have been stunned to learn that their long fight to stop huge industrial development on Bellshill greenbelt is not yet over.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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Sophie Wells at  Riccard Johnston Woodland

Call for action on littering in village woods

A woman who has spent the last year fighting a losing battle against littering in New Stevenston says it is time for the authorities to take action.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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Stuart Aitken from Bellshill tackles the Cateran Yomp

Stuart determined to complete Yomp endurance challenge

A Bellshill man is aiming to swap the golden nectar for a gold medal as he prepares to hike more than 50 miles in just one day for a soldiers’ charity.

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

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The Trusts specialized research yacht Silurian with Common Dolphins.

Survey records highest number of dolphin species

Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its marine research expeditions in 2016.

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Poppy joins the kinkajou family which already includes an infant named Sockie.

Catch a glimpse of Amazonia’s newest kinkajou

Visitors to Amazonia this spring are in for a rare treat as they will be able to catch a glimpse of the newest member of their kinkajou family, an infant named ‘Poppy’.

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Mossend and Holytown councillor Frank McNally cuts the ribbon at Hope Street Play Park in Mossend

Rain doesn’t dampen park opening

More than 200 people braved the wind and rain to celebrate the opening of the new Hope Street Play Park in Mossend on Saturday.

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Thorniweood councillor Bob Burrows visits Bellshill Men's Shed with the good news

Councillor steps in to help Bellshill shed group find a new home

An organisation which promotes creative, physical and recreational activities to combat loneliness has a new home.

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Keep Scotland Beautiful judging in Uddingston last year.

They’re aiming to Bloom

Uddingston Pride and Brighter Bothwell will both compete in this year’s Britain in Bloom competition.

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Tunnock's wants to create a temporary car park for workers.

Tunnock’s parking plan fury

A proposed temporary car park for Tunnock’s workers will worsen traffic “chaos” in the centre of Uddingston.

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Councillors Barry McCulloch, Paul Kelly and Jim Logue are shown round the new facilities by Aquatec staff Carol Kelly, Henry Kelly and Andrew Allen.

Aquatec reopens following £225,000 refurbishment

The Aquatec in Motherwell reopens tomorrow (Saturday) following a £225,000 refurbishment.

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Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.

Scottish fracking consultation begins

A public consultation on whether or not to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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