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Lack of accountability and investment blamed for NHS cyber attack

A lack of accountability and investment in cyber-security measures has been blamed for the recent Wannacry virus that hit NHS IT systems last month, a report released today by The Chartered Institute for IT has found.

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Scots version of Harry Potter to be published

Scots version of Harry Potter to be published

June 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the first publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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More trainee nurses and midwives

More trainee nurses and midwives

An estimated 2,600 extra nursing and midwifery training places will be created over the next four years as part of wide-ranging measures to support and strengthen NHS Scotland’s workforce.

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Glen Tower in Motherwell

Night fire patrols at tower blocks

Safety checks stepped up after London tragedy

Politics
Ross Adamson teaches Jeane Freeman (left) how to make a perfect coffee flanked by Clare Adamson (right) and Joy Gillespie

Minister makes cafe visit

Social Security Minister, Jeane Freeman MSP, paid a visit to Motherwell-based social enterprise Windmills Café.

Education
General manager Drew McGhie welcomes Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows to the Dalzell Works

Focus on renewable energy can boost the steel industry

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows met with Dalzell Works general manager Drew McGhie to discuss the future of steel in Scotland.

Business
Councillor Tom Johnston with his wife Catherine, both are former teachers

Councillors banned from using ‘C’ word

The SNP’s attempts to make North Lanarkshire Council reconsider its decision to redeploy 198 classroom assistants descended into farce.

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Councillor Bob Burrows with members of Bellshill Mens Shed and Viewpark Gardens Allotment Association outside the building that was struck by vandals. Pic: Alan Watson

Vandalism causes asbestos danger

A community group are unable to move into their new home after vandals turned it into a health risk.

Environment
UK parents dread looking after their kids’ friends over the holidays

UK parents dread looking after their kids’ friends over the holidays

Research has revealed that more than 40% of parents in Scotland admit they actively dislike one or more of their children’s friends and that one in three can’t stand the parents of their kid’s pals either.

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Police Scotland launch campaign to tackle violence

Police Scotland launch campaign to tackle violence

A three-month national campaign to crackdown on Summer violence was launched by Police Scotland today, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

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Parents to spend £468 entertaining their children this summer

Parents to spend £468 entertaining their children this summer

With the summer holidays looming, parents across the UK are expecting to spend £468 on entertaining their children, according to the Post Office Money annual Parents’ Summer Spending report.

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Keith Ross

Motherwell man who turned flat into mini-zoo is sent to prison for animal neglect

A Motherwell man who kept a mini zoo of snakes, scorpions, turtles and lizards in his one-bedroom flat has been jailed.

Crime
Villagers during a protest against the road last year

Opponents angry at new road ‘done deal’

The controversial Holytown link road has moved a step closer after funding was approved — but opponents insist they will continue to fight it.

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BT customers warned over fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

Crime
Glen campaigner Tam McNeil at the Roman bridge section of core path 190

Glen path diversion bid runs into trouble

Walkers are treating with suspicion plans to divert a footpath that runs through Viewpark Glen.

Environment
Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

Health
Local pupils make the most of cycle scheme

Local pupils make the most of cycle scheme

East Dunbartonshire pupils who walk, cycle or scooter to school are bucking a national trend, according to Sustrans Scotland.

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Optimistic or idealistic? Brits paint a rosy picture of the future

Optimistic or idealistic? Brits paint a rosy picture of the future

British people are overwhelmingly optimistic when it comes to considering what may happen to them in the future, research from Cirencester Friendly has shown.

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Sight loss charity encourages the public to don their sunglasses

Sight loss charity encourages the public to don their sunglasses

Leading sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Scotland will be marking National Sunglasses Day today (Tuesday, June 27).

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Court heard Nisbet preyed on the elderly

More time behind bars for conman

A conman locked up for charging householders for non-existent repairs must serve extra time behind bars after admitting more charges.

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