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Shadow chancellor believes Scotland is responding to Labour’s manifesto

Labour can win back Motherwell and Wishaw at the next General Election, according to the shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

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Could you be a hedgehog champion?

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

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Nicola Sturgeon officially opened new M8 stretch. Picture: Chris Watt

New M8 gets thumbs up from Sturgeon

Business leaders have joined the First Minister to lavish praise on the new M8 stretch in Lanarkshire.

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Airbles Tower residents Margaret Grier, left, and Vicky Turner

‘We’re being let down over lift’

Frail and elderly residents claim they’re trapped in a Motherwell tower block because a lift has been out of action for weeks.

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Waddle enjoys a good scrub to remove the oil. Pic: SSPCA

Duck gets stuck in machinery at Motherwell factory

The Scottish SPCA is caring for a duck who was discovered covered in oil at a Motherwell factory earlier this month.

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Hugh Gaffney

MP makes his opposition to Viewpark path plan known

Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill MP Hugh Gaffney has hit out at planned diversion of a path through Viewpark Glen.

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The ringed teal ducklings are settling into life at Amazonia

Go quackers for new arrivals at Amazonia

Five fluffy ducklings have hatched at Amazonia and are now on display for visitors to see.

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Last months Roman themed family fun day attracted hundreds of visitors to Strathclyde Park

Park is top of the list for outdoor visitors

Strathclyde Country Park has been named as Scotland’s most popular outdoor visitor attraction.

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M74 work lasted nearly three years

Motorway project could get an award

The M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project has been nominated in the Saltire Civil Engineering Awards which showcase the nation’s infrastructure.

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Work on the former Glencairn Tower site was stopped in October 2015 due to contaminated land

The true cost of unexpected delays

Delays to the building of new homes on the former site of Glencairn Tower cost North Lanarkshire Council more than £1 million.

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The single use carrier bags will not be available in store after August

Tesco getting rid of single use carrier bags

Tesco has announced that single use carrier bags will no longer be available in its stores from the end of this month.

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Enjoying the sunshine in the new look area on Windmillhill Street are (l-r) Councillors Kenneth Duffy and Agnes Magowan, Ameys Billy Cullen, Ground Controls Iain Arnott, Councillor Allan Graham, Motherwell Health Centres Jeanette Clarkson and Ameys  David Swan.

Landscaping works at health centre finished

Landscaping work to create an attractive public space on Windmillhill Street in Motherwell has been completed.

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The sewage and flooding problem has resurfaced again outside the Red Lion. Pic: Alan Watson

Find solution to flooding that’s afflicted us for far too long

The Oates family have run the Red Lion pub in New Stevenston for 27 years and say flooding has affected their business since the start.

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The first meeting is being held in South Dalziel Historic Building

Community group holds first meeting

The first meeting of Motherwell’s Community Group will take place in South Dalziel Historic Building on Wednesday from 7-9pm.

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Jo Maguire, holding Brooklyn, and Reg Armstrong, holding Jersey, show off all the prizes they took home from their debut appearance  at The Scottish Ferret Clubs summer show. Pic: Alan Watson

Brooklyn and Jersey were truly up ferret at national show

A pair of Bellshill ferrets were best in show as they racked up the prizes in their first ever competition.

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A new 10-year plan has been launched to protect Scotland's pollinating insects.

Plan to protect pollinator population

A new strategy has been launched to protect and safeguard the future of Scotland’s indigenous bee and butterfly populations.

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The latest national survey of Scotlands population of capercaillie, the worlds largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the countrys most endangered birds. Pic credit: Dave Braddock (rspb-images.com).

National survey results fuel plans to help one of Scotland’s most iconic birds

The latest national survey of Scotland’s population of capercaillie, the world’s largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals – making it one of the country’s most endangered birds.

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Eagle Inn after storm damage in 2012

Eagle has landed

A 117-year-old Motherwell pub has finally been flattened — five years after serious storm damage left it in a dangerous condition.

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The site of the former Craighead School

Still time to have your say on waste processing plant proposal

South Lanarkshire Council has extended the deadline for people wishing to comment on a plan to build a waste processing plant.

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Campaigners are calling for cameras in slaughterhouses to be required by law.

Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughterhouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

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