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Police to seek disposal of unused properties Police to seek

Police Scotland is to seek permission from the Scottish Police Authority this week to begin a three-month public engagement exercise over the future of 53 properties which are no longer required.

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Bellshill Community Council members John Devlin, left, and Joe Gorman have raised concerns over finances with officials at North Lanarkshire Council

Council hit by ‘debt’ claims

Bellshill Community Council is split over finances with two members claiming the organisation could be facing a debt crisis.

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Balancing childcare with work hits Scottish parents’ health and wellbeing

Balancing childcare with work hits Scottish parents’ health and wellbeing

More than a third of Scottish parents (35%) claim balancing childcare responsibilities with work has negatively impacted their health or mental wellbeing, research has revealed.

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NL Leisure has its headquarters within Broadwood Stadium

Merger is planned if rates relief removed

NL Leisure and Culture NL could be merged into one body if the Scottish Government removes rates relief for some charities.

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New Stonewall Scotland research on LGBT bullying in Scottish schools

New Stonewall Scotland research on LGBT bullying in Scottish schools

Stonewall Scotland, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has revealed that despite progress for LGBT people, many LGBT young people are still at risk in Scottish schools.

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Callum Murphy

Muirhouse teenager missing since Sunday

Police are asking for help to trace a 14-year-old boy has been missing from his home in Muirhouse since Sunday.

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More than half of students fear they’ll never pay off debt

More than half of students fear they’ll never pay off debt

More than half of undergraduates fear they will never pay off their student loan, according to a poll that reveals many aim to reduce debt by working while studying.

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Disabled young people feel failed at an early age

Disabled young people feel failed at an early age

Disabled young people may be held back from getting on the career ladder, going on to further education or work-based training – because they fail to get the support or encouragement they need at an early age.

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Attempts have been made to crack down on illegal phone use by inmates at Shotts Prison, but mobiles are still being smuggled in as cases involving Martin MacMaikan show

Killer caught with jail phone for second time

A murderer serving a life sentence has been caught with a mobile phone in jail for the second time in a matter of months.

Crime
Sir Matt Busby shares his joy and the European Cup with Manchester United players Pat Crerand and George Best in 1968

How Sir Matt Busby laid the foundations at Manchester United

Having spent 25 years in charge of Manchester United it can be no surprise that nearly every week carries an anniversary of significance in relation to Sir Matt Busby’s stewardship of the club.

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Picture: John Devlin

New Clydesdale Bank notes raise funds for hospice care

New £10 polymer bank notes from Clydesdale Bank will go under the virtual hammer to raise funds for hospice care this week.

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Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson. Picture: John Devlin

Research into juries to be carried out over the next two years

Research into how juries reach decisions, including their use of the ‘not proven’ verdict, will be carried out over the next two years.

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Last call for the Great Scottish Run

Last call for the Great Scottish Run

The Well Foundation charity is urging runners to join this year’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10K before the final 500 places are snapped up.

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Firm says thanks to Linda for 40 years

Firm says thanks to Linda for 40 years

A Motherwell insurance worker has been honoured at a national awards ceremony after clocking up 40 years’ service at the Swinton Group.

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Motherwell and Bellshill McDonald’s join £10k Cash for Kids bid

Motherwell and Bellshill McDonald’s join £10k Cash for Kids bid

Motherwell and Bellshill McDonald’s outlets have teamed up with branches in three other towns to raise thousands of pounds for Cash for Kids.

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New homes scheme officially launched in Moodiesburn

New homes scheme officially launched in Moodiesburn

Lovell and Link Group have launched a new £6million 55-home mixed tenure homes development on a formerly disused site in Moodiesburn.

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Council should have held a consultation

Council should have held a consultation

A survey carried out by SNP politicians found 9/10 people oppose changes to bin collections in North Lanarkshire.

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The site to the west of Prospect Hill Road may have been earmarked for a school at one time, but now it will be a new housing development

Go ahead for new ’Craig homes

Planning permission has been granted for another major housing development at Ravenscraig.

Politics
Firefighters at your service

Firefighters keep it clean for charity

Drivers can get their vehicle cleaned and help a good cause at the same time when a charity car wash is held at Motherwell Fire Station tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 2pm.

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Youth appeared at court in Hamilton

Unpaid work order for stabbing youth

A teenager who carried out a stabbing which left the victim badly injured has avoided a custodial sentence.

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