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Parents urged to share their children’s dreams for the future

Families across Scotland are being encouraged to share their children’s dreams for the future as part of a new campaign.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Hannah Spearritt, Jon Campling and Charlotte Farrell (age 9) who uses Rachel House.

Over 6,000 sci-fi fans beamed down to Capital Sci-Fi Con 2017

6,000 sci-fi fans beamed down to Capital Sci-Fi Con in Edinburgh this weekend, which donates all profits to Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

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North Lanarkshire Council has distanced itself from baby bank.

MP welcomes council ban on baby bank

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has backed a decision to stop schools raising funds for Lanarkshire Baby Bank.

Health
Councillor Tom Johnston

SNP seeks assurances on safety of school buildings

The SNP group at North Lanarkshire Council is seeking assurances on the building standards of the local authority’s schools.

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Guests have a good time in support of the children of Namulenga

St Bernadette’s celebrating the completion of Malawi new build

A family night was held in St Bernadette’s Church Hall to celebrate the completion of a new build facility for children with special needs in Malawi.

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Mackie's of Scotland 30 flavours of ice cream for the Royal Highland show.

Scots’ ice cream tastes shift upmarket

Scottish consumers are buying more upmarket ice cream than ever before – and are turning their backs on budget and often non-dairy tubs as a result.

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Previous SRUC student Tom Cole on his SNH placement.  He is pictured at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve.

Opportunities for SRUC Students

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are offering student placement opportunities on some of Scotland’s top National Nature Reserves.

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Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win!

Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win!

To celebrate World Book Day’s 20th anniversary (March 2) vet charity PDSA has teamed up with award-winning children’s writer Hilary Robinson to launch its annual writing competition.

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Driving challenge to Monte Carlo…or bust!

Driving challenge to Monte Carlo…or bust!

Calling all petrol heads! Have you ever watched Top Gear or The Grand Tour and thought, “I could do that”? This could be your big opportunity!

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Supported jobs scheme is a winner

Supported jobs scheme is a winner

North Lanarkshire Council’s supported employment service has had a great year, from an increase in the number of jobs found to a rise in employees’ average earnings,

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Scottish homeowners believe their renovation and decorative works has led to a �11,437 increase in property value.

Scottish homeowners optimistic about house prices

Research from Co-op Insurance has revealed that 91% of homeowners think their house value has increased since they bought it - by an average of £27,542.

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Third of Scottish parents claim their children would have no supervision in the mornings and would be left to fend for themselves if it wasnt for childcare support of school breakfast clubs.

A third of Scots don’t have breakfast with their kids

From bribing their kids through the school gates with fizzy drinks and biscuits to leaving them to fend for themselves over breakfast, new research hears the shocking confessions of Scottish working parents.

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The penalty for this sort of driving offence just got much steeper.

Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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Hunt for missing ‘camper’ man

Hunt for missing ‘camper’ man

Police are asking Motherwell residents if they’ve seen missing Coatbridge man Alan O’Nion (54), who was last seen just after 11.30pm on Tuesday, February 14.

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79% of people say they are bored by their lunch choices.

Office workers eating the same lunch on repeat

Millions of office workers are eating the same lunch every single day, a study commissioned by New Covent Garden Soup has found.

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Vandals target £250,000 Mossend park just weeks after it opens

Vandals target £250,000 Mossend park just weeks after it opens

Just two weeks after its opening, Hope Street Adventure Park in Mossend has been vandalised.

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Sophie Wells at  Riccard Johnston Woodland

Call for action on littering in village woods

A woman who has spent the last year fighting a losing battle against littering in New Stevenston says it is time for the authorities to take action.

Environment
Councillor Alan Beveridge

Councillor who quit SNP finds treatment of David Baird ‘astonishing’

A North Lanarkshire councillor who quit the SNP in 2015 believes it is ‘astonishing’ the party has left Mossend and Holytown councillor David Baird off a list of potential candidates for this year’s local authority election.

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