Drugs report makes for grim reading

Lanarkshire has been identified as one of the worst-affected NHS areas hit by an increase in drug-related deaths.

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Peggy Baillie celebrates her birthday with several members of her large family at her home in Motherwell

Peggy celebrates her 100th birthday in style

Motherwell woman Peggy Baillie celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, but she has no time for taking it easy.

Derek Docherty will be cheering on Motherwell this season thanks to Coopers

Butcher ensures ’Well fan will see heroes in action

A Bellshill butcher has stepped in to ensure a football fan can watch his favourite team in action this season.

Lauren Magunnigal, from Motherwell, with the Hogwarts Express

Lauren takes a break from cancer treatment to enjoy a magical trip

Lauren Magunnigal from Motherwell was transported from a life of gruelling cancer treatment to Harry Potter’s magical world.

DWP funds CAB programme

DWP funds CAB programme

Motherwell and Wishaw Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has received £55,000 from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to launch a new programme.

Project Gambias Frank Devine, second left, and Paul Lafferty, far right, take delivery of more hearing aids after meeting ear specialist Arun Iyer and his NHS colleagues

NHS support for charity is loud and clear

Medics in NHS Lanarkshire have collected a huge number of hearing aids to boost the county charity Project Gambia: People Feeding People.

Cell therapy could make a big difference to the treatment of tumours. Pic: Lenny Warren.

€4m EU funding towards a cure for cancer

Eurocentral-based TC BioPharm has been awarded €4m of European Union funding as it continues working to find a cure for cancer.

Linda Barclay from Bellshill is urging other women to attend breast screening appointments following her own battle with cancer

Linda beat breast cancer thanks to early diagnosis

A Bellshill gran has encouraged women to take up the offer of free breast screening as she spoke about her own battle with cancer.

The walk will leave from Newarthill Community Centre

First evening health walk in Newarthill

A new weekly health walk will start in on Tuesday, August 22, from Newarthill Community Centre.

Suicides in Scotland have seen a rise for the first time in six years.

Sharp rise in Scotland’s suicide rate

Suicides in Scotland have risen for the first time in six years, according to newly released figures.

BMA Scotland is calling for minimum unit pricing of alcohol following a !0 per cent rise in alcohol-related deaths.

Calls for minimum pricing to tackle rising alcohol problem

Efforts to tackle alcohol misuse in Scotland should be redoubled, a leading medical authority has said.

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Children having fun at Birkenshaw Sports Barn last summer, but will the facility exist for much longer?

Does sports barn have a future?

Thorniewood councillor Bob Burrows is to meet with the general manager of NL Leisure to discuss the future of Birkenshaw Sports Barn.

Linda Barclay. Picture: Supplied

Bellshill gran encourages others to attend breast screening

A SCOTTISH grandmother is encouraging others to take up the offer of a free breast screening appointment after a routine mammogram picked up on breast cancer.

Shona Robison hopes the bursaries will encourage students.

Bursaries for new graduate medical course

Students on Scotland’s new graduate entry medical course will now be in line for bursaries of £4000 per year.

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Max was left feeling miserable after swallowing a corn on the cob whole

Family shocked by the reason for pet’s mystery illness

A Motherwell family fretted over their poorly dog before vets solved the mystery of his sickness – he’d swallowed a corn on the cob whole.


Blackwood gets five stars from inspectors

A housing and care provider for those living with disabilities, which includes Angela Way in Uddingston and Grange Avenue in Netherton among its facilities, has received a glowing report from the Care Inspectorate.

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Wishaw General Hospital.

Police at hospital over foetus report

Police were called to Wishaw General Hospital this morning after a report that what appeared to be an unborn baby had been found in the grounds.

Some of the products recalled by MacSween of Edinburgh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

MacSween recalls haggis products over ‘botulism fears’

A haggis company is recalling various products due to inadequate procedures to control bacteria that may cause serious food poisoning.

Katy-Anne and John McGlade with baby Grayson and Sarah Holder. Pic: SWNS

Couple hit jackpot with baby Grayson

A Motherwell couple who won £32,000 in the lottery used the cash to fulfil their dream of becoming parents.

Members of Bikers Against Bullies took time out from their journey to the Highlands to meet staff at Wishaw General along with Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson and local councillors

Bikers make a special stop to thank Wishaw General staff

Members of the charity Bikes Against Bullies made a special stop at Wishaw General Hospital last week.

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