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Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Jim Elliot took part in MND Scotlands annual Fun Run at Strathclyde Park last month; his son Kevin pushed him in his wheelchair. Several members of his family took part and were called Callies Crew after the cartoon Calimero. The cartoon used to don the hats of Jim and his co-workers hats in the steel industry and his family soon nicknamed him Callie. The team have raised almost �2,000 for MND Scotland so far and are doing other things to fundraise for MND Scotland including a Tough Mudder, Rough Runner and a Halloween disco.

Bellshill man shares his story of living with Motor Neurone Disease

A former Bellshill driving instructor has described his heartbreak at being unable to even sit in his prized classic car due to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) robbing him of his mobility.

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Don’t ignore that breast screening date

Don’t ignore that breast screening date

Women in Bellshill are being urged to take up their breast screening appointment, because it can literally be a lifesaver.

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Wishaw General Hospital

Hospital must do better with patient files

NHS Lanarkshire must improve the time taken to assess elderly patients at Wishaw General Hospital.

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(l-r) Matt Muircroft, Bill Bulloch and David Muircroft with the new fountain in the Living well with Dementia garden

New fountain installed following vandalism in dementia friendly garden

Two dedicated volunteers were left heartbroken when a fountain used in tribute to those with dementia was destroyed by vandals.

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Iain Frame (left) with Jeff Stelling (right) on last year's march

Iain pulls back on his walking boots to join Sky Sports’ Jeff on a manly march

A former Netherton man will pull on his walking boots to join Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling on the Men United March tomorrow (Thursday).

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Figures highlight decline in number of hospital beds

Figures highlight decline in number of hospital beds

Official statistics show that Scotland’s hospitals have lost more than 8,000 beds since 2003, with NHS Lanarkshire losing up to 9.5 per cent.

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Bid to solve local GP shortage

Bid to solve local GP shortage

NHS Lanarkshire has launched a recruitment bid to try and solve a local GPs shortage – at a time when demands on services are increasing.

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Irene Barkby

What’s your health service top priority?

NHS patients and their relatives will asked “what matters to you?” on Tuesday, in a bid to find what people really expect from the health service.

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Dentists are urging us to protect our teeth against gum disease.

Gum disease: why are many of us ignoring the warning signs?

New research reveals many people may be increasing their risk of developing advanced gum disease by ignoring blood in their spit when they brush.

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New research by the Oral Health Foundation has found a troubling number of Scottish residents are having to face a 40-mile round-trip to visit a dentist.

Concerns raised about access to dental treatment

A leading charity has expressed concerns over access to oral healthcare in Scotland, as new research reveals an estimated 216,000 of the country’s residents are facing a 40-mile round-trip to be seen by a dentist.

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Blood samples will need to be redone

Over 1,000 Lanarkshire patients need to provide new blood samples following cyber attack

Over a 1,000 patients will be required to provide new blood samples following the recent cyber attack on NHS Lanarkshire.

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Staff at Specsavers in Motherwell give their backing to Comic Relief

Specsavers support for Comic Relief

Staff and customers at an opticians in Motherwell have donated £620 to Comic Relief.

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Winners at the NHS Lanarkshire awards, in Hamilton Town House.

Awards for NHS Lanarkshire’s inspiring staff and volunteers

Healthcare staff from across Lanarkshire have been recognised for their inspirational work at their trust’s second annual award ceremony.

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The funeral of Father Holmes will be held on Saturday

Long serving Spiritan priest passes away

The funeral of Carfin priest Father Ted Holmes CSSp will take place on Saturday.

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Bellshill Community Health Clinic

Safety concern raised at clinic

Flaws have been spotted in the construction of Bellshill Community Health Clinic, but officials insist there is no cause for concern.

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Andrew Pidgeon

Andrew taking on a Titan of a challenge

A New Stevenston man isn’t letting the loss of a leg stop him from tackling one of Scotland’s tallest landmarks.

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Dalzell Estate

Anger over sewage leak at beauty spot

A call for urgent action has been made after sewage was found to be seeping into a stream at a Motherwell beauty spot.

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A pile of rubbish, food and other debris down the side of a soiled bed in the flat.

The tenants from hell

A Bellshill landlady has been left out of pocket and with an enormous cleaning bill after renting to the tenants from hell.

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