Dog walker Aileen picks up litter prize

A dog walker from Holytown has been recognised with a national award for her efforts to clear up litter in the village.

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

Council looking for feedback on improvement plans

North Lanarkshire Council has drawn up plans to enhance the corner of Windmillhill Street/Camp Street near Motherwell Health Centre.

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Marion Fellows MP

MP supports residents in hotel battle

MP Marion Fellows has backed Motherwell residents fighting plans to convert a former hotel into a centre for people who have suffered addictions.

North Lanarkshire is one of the top performing local authority areas in Scotland when it comes to recycling.

Changes to Waste Recycling Centre opening times

Waste Recycling Centres opening times are being changed throughout North Lanarkshire from Saturday, October 22.

Viewpark people want to continue to enjoy walks in the area.

Councillors clash over glen protection

Councillors have clashed over a move to protect publicly-owned land in Viewpark Glen from developers.

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Robert and Cameron Sanders and Alan Wilson  are worried about what may be beneath their feet.

Concerns over ground report

Concern has been expressed about the results of a ground investigation report into the former Strathclyde Hospital site.

Closure will affect staff at NHS Lanarkshire headquarters in Fallside Road, Bothwell.

Closure will affect drivers

Residents have been warned to expect disruption when a busy road in Bothwell is closed for repairs next week.

The masterplan for the Ravenscraig site is to be revised

Public asked to give their input to new ’Craig masterplan

North Lanarkshire Council intends to carry out a community consultation to help inform Ravenscraig Ltd’s revised masterplanning exercise.

Residents of Saltaire Avenue are concerned about parking.

Please end this parking hazard

Residents claim workers are putting them in danger by abandoning cars along grass verges on a busy road.

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Look out for the new Breast Cancer Now bra banks

Bra banks for breast cancer

Women in North Lanarkshire can now recycle their unloved or unwanted bras to help stop deaths from breast cancer.

Protestors get across their message in Sherry Avenue.

We don’t need more traffic on this road

Holytown residents protesting about plans for a new road are making sure their message gets across.

Beautiful summer flowers are a feature in Main Street, Uddingston.

Beautiful day at awards

Environmental groups in Bothwell and Uddingston have struck gold in the 50th annual Beautiful Scotland awards.

Triathletes dive into Strathclyde Loch during the Commonwealth Games

Loch treated to keep triathletes safe

North Lanarkshire Council are confident a major sporting event will go ahead at Strathclyde Park this weekend despite contamination of the loch.

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People queued up to get bottled water in New Stevenston last June after tap water became contaminated.

‘Major incident’ left 6,000 without water

A watchdog has sent a report to the Procurator Fiscal after 6,000 local customers were left without water last summer.

Strathclyde Park is attracting groups of men to meet for sex

Concern over male liaisons in park

Dog walkers have complained to the police they feel intimidated by men meeting for sex in Strathclyde Park.

Des Thompson says the drains have been overflowing for 25 years.

Families kick up a stink over sewage

Residents who claim raw sewage has been spilling on to their Bellshill street for the last 25 years say it’s high time a solution was found.

The cormorant was found with the hook, including a large artificial fish, stuck in its beak.

SSPCA warning for anglers

The Scottish SPCA is urging fishing enthusiasts to clear up after themselves after rescuing a bird found with a fishing line through its beak.

Chainsaw carver Hamish Maxwell is working at Strathclyde Park

Hamish is turning tree stump into art

North Lanarkshire Council has commissioned an artist to turn a tree stump in Strathclyde Park into a sculpture.

Peatlands are vital to the survival of many plants. Photograph: Martin Rimmer

Highland bog reveals global warming threat to peatlands

Rising sea levels and increased pollution linked to global warming are posing a huge threat to the future of the world’s peatland areas, new research has concluded.

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Developers are looking at the Green Belt.

Warehouse development won’t have an environmental impact on Green Belt

A firm won’t have to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before applying to build on 30 hectares of Green Belt near Newhouse.

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