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Tenants go walkabouts

Tenants got the chance to point out areas for improvement when they led North Lanarkshire Council officials on a walkabout in Bellshill and Viewpark.

Environment
To avoid disappointment, the train operator is encouraging customers to plan ahead

Scotland-wide rail upgrade means journey changes

Customers are being advised to check before they travel as the next phase of the Scotland-wide rail upgrade programme gets under way.

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More than a quarter of cancer patients haven’t visited GP

More than a quarter of cancer patients haven’t visited GP

More than a quarter (28%) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in Northern Scotland hadn’t discussed any relevant symptoms with their GP beforehand, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Tuesday).

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Trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court heard of driver's eyesight problems

Crash driver (84) didn’t report eye condition

A pensioner who drove with a severe eye condition and knocked down a woman of 85 has been banned from the roads for life.

Crime
Woolworths could be set for a return?

Woolworths set for shock return to the high street

Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports.

Business
Taylor High School

Schools will get a facelift this summer

Motherwell’s Braidhurst High School and Taylor High in New Stevenston are to benefit from a £5 million package of work agreed by North Lanarkshire Council.

Education
Want to improve your mental health and wellbeing? Get craft-y

Want to improve your mental health and wellbeing? Get craft-y

Want to improve your mental health and well-being? Take up knitting or sewing, says Scotland’s textile craft community.

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Beechgrove Garden presenter Jim McColl visits Firpark Secondary

TV legend praises greenfingered Firpark kids

Greenfingered pupils at Firpark Secondary in Motherwell have been praised by gardening legend Jim McColl.

Education
Shocking statistics on electrical safety in the garden

Shocking statistics on electrical safety in the garden

Ahead of the May bank holiday weekend, Electrical Safety First is reminding gardeners of the importance of using a Residual Current Device (RCD) outside. Research undertaken by the charity shows that one in 10 people in the UK have experienced an electric shock or accident while using an electrical appliance in the garden.

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Motherwell Civic Centre

Council has rethink over using pupil cash to pay for existing services

North Lanarkshire Council has abandoned plans to use just over £1.2m from the Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) to prop up existing services.

Education
Motherwell Civic Centre

Council thinks again over using pupil cash for existing services

North Lanarkshire Council has abandoned plans to use just over £1.2m from the Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) to prop up existing services.

Education
The death of the house party?

The death of the house party?

New research has revealed that while three quarters of Britons are happy to attend house parties, just 38% would be happy to throw a house party at their own home.

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A bride and groom are photographed every six seconds during their big day

A bride and groom are photographed every six seconds during their big day

On average, a bride and groom are photographed more than 3,000 times throughout their wedding day, according to a new study by online smartphone retailer, Mobiles.co.uk

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Over 200,000 older people struggling financially

Over 200,000 older people struggling financially

Over 200,000 over-65s in Scotland – that’s one in five – are struggling financially, according to new research for Age Scotland, despite an estimated £292 million in Pension Credit and Housing Benefit alone going unclaimed each year.

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Katie Archibald with pupils

Champ Katie’s a gold star with pupils

Olympic cycling champion Katie Archibald MBE visited Motherwell and showed schoolchildren the gold medal she won this month at the UCI World Track Championships in Hong Kong.

Education
Local MPs get the nod to stand for re-election

Local MPs get the nod to stand for re-election

All four sitting MPs in the Times & Speaker circulation area have been chosen to stand in June’s snap General Election.

Politics
A total of �6.3 million Scottish Government funding will support delivery of the Towards 2020: Taking Care to the Patient strategy  focusing on increasing the Services capacity for care at home or in the community.

£6.3m government funding for Scottish Ambulance Service

Extra funding for the Scottish Ambulance Service will help them up-skill paramedics, treat more patients in the community and reduce the numbers requiring hospital admission.

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National Museums Scotland launches photography competition

National Museums Scotland launches photography competition

The ScottishPower Foundation and National Museums Scotland have today announced the launch of a new photography competition for primary and secondary school students across Scotland.

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New bucket list challenge launched

New bucket list challenge launched

Scotland’s six most iconic sites celebrated on World Heritage Day as part of the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

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Worrying rise in social sector evictions in Scotland

Worrying rise in social sector evictions in Scotland

The good progress made on social evictions between 2010 to 2014 has gone into reverse according to new analysis which shows there has been a 24% increase in evictions across Scotland’s social rented sector in the last two years.

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