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Fatal crash victim named as Newton Mearns man Ross Sloan

Police have named the man fatally injured in a road crash near Moodiesburn on Thursday as Ross Sloan (21) of Newton Mearns, whose relatives are aware.

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Farewell to Sir Bruce Forsyth

Farewell to Sir Bruce Forsyth

TV veteran entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth (89) passed away peacefully at his home yesterday, surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.

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Carnage of the Far East war remembered on VJ Day

Carnage of the Far East war remembered on VJ Day

The “unimaginable horrors” perpetrated by the Japanese military on Allied prisoners and countless Asian civilians were remembered in Motherwell this week.

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There’s still time to join a New College course

There’s still time to join a New College course

New College Lanarkshire still has places available at its Motherwell campus for courses as varied as engineering and sport.

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Art show will boost hospice facelift fund

Art show will boost hospice facelift fund

Airdrie’s St Andrew’s Hospice is staging its own ambitious art exhibition and sale to raise funds for its £9m Capital Appeal.

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Picture Toby Williams: 19/06/2006. 07852292420.  HEROIN / METHADONE / DRUG ABUSE / SMACK / SHOOTING UP / INJECTING / OVERDOSE.  PICTURE POSED BY MODEL.

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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Court heard of collisions

Four-year ban for double crash driver

A drink drive suspect has been banned from the roads for four years after causing two separate crashes.

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Argent Energy's director of corporate affairs Dickon Posnett welcomes  Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows to the factory

Brexit fears of biodiesel firm

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows visited the Newarthill factory of Argent Energy to discuss the effects of Brexit on the business.

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John McDonnell MP and Jackie Baillie MSP with Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard

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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Brannock High, Newarthill

School attack teen dodges custody

A youth who thumped a pupil over the head with a bicycle pump during a disturbance at a school must get help with addiction and mental health problems.

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Doddie Weir gets set for MND Scotland Fun Run

Doddie Weir gets set for MND Scotland Fun Run

Rugby legend, Doddie Weir, who was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, is calling on you to sign up for MND Scotland’s 5k Fun Run and Sponsored Walk at Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park on Sunday, August 27. 

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Pictured with the bust of Hutchison Sneddon are (l-r) North Lanarklshire provost Jean Jones, Culture NL chairwoman Heather McVey, Richard Marshalls wife Jean, Culture NL  chief executive Jillian Ferrie and Hutchison Sneddons wife Elizabeth

Bust of the last burgh provost is discovered

A bust of the final provost of Motherwell and Wishaw Burgh has been put on display at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre.

Politics
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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8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

New analysis by Churchill Car Insurance reveals there are over 11.6 million penalty points currently held on the licences of British drivers, with 74 per cent of them (8.6 million) related to speeding offences.

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William Anderson has died at the age of 82

Obituary: William Anderson, solicitor and choral singer awarded OBE for services to child welfare

William FT Anderson OBE. Born: 13 March, 1935. Died: 27 July, 2017 aged 82

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Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

The ideal ‘forever home’ for a resident in Scotland is a four-bedroom, detached house in the country, with sea views, worth £370,082 – and just down the road from the kids, it has emerged.

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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.

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NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

NFU Scotland has started a research project on the potential of share farming to assist both new entrants and farm owners worried about succession on their farm.

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Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

Thousands of Scottish domestic cats are at risk of potentially life-threatening feline diseases because a third (33 per cent) of owners in the region don’t feel regular vaccinations are necessary, experts warned today.

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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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