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Carfin firm champions equality

Carfin firm Coach Tech Assist was named Employer of the Year (under 200 employees) at the second Annual ICON Awards.

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The three finalists Cody, Clyde and Milo, and their owners at Pollok House

Milo reaches podium in modelling contest

A Motherwell dog has finished third in a competition to crown Scotland’s Top Pet Model.

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Chris Wilson (centre) cuts her birthday cake with Nora Porteous and Bill Clark of Motherwell Heritage Society.

Birthday milestone for Chris

A former Motherwell swimming champion who supplied school uniforms to thousands of Lanarkshire children has celebrated her 100th birthday.

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Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents have been urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real in case the “lie” damages relations with their children.

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Laura Devine plants a kiss on Gethin Jones as she celebrates winning at the Wedding Blog Awards 2016.

Being a Rising Star is Devine

Motherwell woman Laura Devine was named Best Rising Star in the Wedding Blog awards in London run by Wedding and Wedding Flowers Magazine.

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Fireworks at Strathclyde Park. Pic: Andy Buchanan.

Free fireworks display at Strathclyde Park

North and South Lanarkshire Councils join forces to host a free fireworks display in Strathclyde Park on Saturday.

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The presentation to Ellen Williamson was made by Councillor Harry Curran

Presentation to Ellen kicks off a fun night

A presentation took place at the commencement of the Guild guest night in Bellshill Central Church following Ellen Williamson’s decision to resign from Bellshill Community Council after many years service.

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Children mark out the footprint of Motherwell Heritage Centre prior to work starting in 1995. Pic: John J McKillop.

Leaving a legacy for the town

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre celebrates its 20th birthday with a day of activities on Saturday, October 29.

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Highgate residents Olive Spence and Anne Kerr enjoyed an early Christmas dinner on day three of the care home culinary challenge

Serving up stiff competition

Three care homes served up a dish of stiff competition as they staged their own version of Come Dine With Me.

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The Panerai watch, made in Italy, is believed to be one of only 618 made between 1941 and 1943. Pic: SWNS

Watch that lay in Lanarkshire drawer for 70 years sells for £55k

A rare German military watch which lay unused in a drawer for almost 70 years has sold for more than £50,000 at auction.

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Janine Bell and boyfrend Craig Roe.

Holytown student proves when you snooze you sometimes win

Who knew sleeping in could land you £10,000?

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World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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