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Year-long challenge for all young naturalists kicks-off at Strathclyde Park

Pull on your wellies and grab a pencil – it’s time to get involved in the Clyde and Avon Valley Wildlife Challenge 2017.

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St Patrick's Cemetery at Dalzell Estate.

Volunteers needed for cemetery survey at Dalzell Estate

North Lanarkshire Council is looking for volunteers to help with a survey at St Patrick’s graveyard in the Dalzell Estate.

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Children at the official opening of the park in 2013.

Fires spell trouble at woodland park

Vandals have been slammed for starting fires at Old Mine Nature Park in Fallside.

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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing.

Appointment of Agriculture Champions announced

The Scottish Government has appointed four Agriculture Champions to advise on the development of a strategy for the sector.

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Gales are expected to batter most of Scotland from Wednesday

Blizzards set to bring travel disruption across Scotland

Snow storms amid winds gusting up to 75mph are forecast to batter Scotland from tomorrow until Friday.

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Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland

Freezing air direct from the Arctic is set to descend over most of the country this week bringing with it the threat of snow.

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GTC is setting up a Scottish base in the middle unit at Western Campus.

Jobs coming to woodland site

Dozens of jobs are to be created in an industrial unit built on a controversial site between Bellshill and Viewpark.

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Foreign trees more a threat than grazing

Foreign trees more a threat than grazing

Scotland’s native woods will miss Biodiversity targets for 2020 unless urgent action is taken to address non-native tree species in the country’s forests.

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Wooddean Park which is set to be upgraded if homes are built on nearby farmland.

Homes plan just got bigger

Opponents of housing in Bothwell are gearing up for a new battle after hearing revised plans could lead to many more homes being built.

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Festive period is a busy time for recycling centres such as Reema Road in Bellshill.

Council plea on festive rubbish

Residents are being urged to make full use of their recycling bins after the festive period.

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Stevenston Street will see closure for more than two weeks.

Motorists facing diversions as main road is closed

A road closure later this month will mean lengthy diversions for drivers in Holytown and New Stevenston.

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The proposed housing site close to Strathclyde Park.

Plan for 150 homes at park thrown out

Plans for 150 “high quality” homes near Bellshill have been rejected despite a promise of £3 million to upgrade facilities at Strathclyde Park.

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Logans pupils Summer Heard and Patrick Delaney sit this one out as, from left, Mya Gordon, Eve McGugan, Jenna Straub and Carla Mason do handstands.

Looks like a hands down winner

A new wood sculpture celebrating the fun of childhood is on display at Strathclyde Country Park.

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Raith work has been going on for more than two years.

Residents rage ove helpline

People living near the M74 have again expressed anger at what they say is unacceptable disruption during motorway improvement work.

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Don’t be a dumper – dispose of festive waste sensibly

Don’t be a dumper – dispose of festive waste sensibly

Locals are urged to make full use of their recycling bins this Christmas and New Year.

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Walkers and climbers urged to stay safe this winter

Walkers and climbers urged to stay safe this winter

Many people will use the festive season to go walking and climbing with mountain safety experts urging them to take precautions to stay safe.

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MSP Margaret Mitchell and Scotrails Michael Hall during a visit to Uddingston train station where they identified 27 possible new car parking spaces.

More spaces on way for station car park

Much-needed extra spaces are on the way for Uddingston’s overcrowded train station car park.

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Warning after bird flu found on Lincolnshire farm

Warning after bird flu found on Lincolnshire farm

Bird keepers in Scotland have been reminded to keep their poultry and captive birds indoors after bird flu was confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire.

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Kilfinan Community Forest, Argyll.

Search on for Scotland’s finest woods

The search has begun to find and celebrate the finest and most inspiring woodlands in Scotland. The 2017 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards are an annual recognition of excellence among those who use, own or manage woods and forests - and a celebration of their contribution to the wealth and well-being of communities.

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Councillor Michael McPake.

NLC wins top award for second year running

North Lanarkshire Council has won the best UK performer in the Environmental Health category at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) awards for the second year running.

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