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A spring in their step for summer

The challenging Scottish weather did little to stop everyone at Parksprings Care Home from enjoying their summer fair.

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ML is luckier than most for producing lottery millionaires

ML is luckier than most for producing lottery millionaires

The ML postcode is one of the luckiest in Scotland when it comes to producing lottery millionaire.

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An event from last year's Refugee Festival Scotland. Pic: Iman Tajik

Festival celebrates refugees

A free event takes place in Forgewood Community Centre on Saturday as part of this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland.

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(clockwide from top left) Aleshia Lynch with her grandfather Scott and brother Ian in her first Communion dress, her great-grandmother Cathy Cowan, setting off the ballons and her note with was found by Shona Taylor

Balloons sent to great-grandmother in heaven end up in Speyside

A Motherwell youngster celebrating her first Communion sent balloons to ‘heaven’ and was shocked when they ended up in Speyside.

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Are you North Lanarkshire’s mystery Lotto millionaire?

Are you North Lanarkshire’s mystery Lotto millionaire?

A North Lanarkshire lottery winner has almost run out of time to claim their £1m prize.

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Betty Astle lived in Wrangholm Drive, New Stevenston

Hoping to reconnect with childhood friends after more 50 years

A woman who left New Stevenston more than 50 years ago to pursue a nursing career is trying to reconnect with some childhood friends.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson meets Sons on Anarchy star Tommy Flanagan on the streets of New York during Tartan Week

New York shows love for Scots

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson represented the Scottish Parliament at Tartan Week events across the USA and Canada.

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The 498 (Wishaw) Squadron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets has been voted as the winners of the West of Scotland Wing Efficiency Trophy

Air cadets gets their wings for being best in the west

The 498 (Wishaw) Squadron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets which is based in Scottish Rifles House in Muir Street, Motherwell, has picked up a prestigious award.

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Dean Cunningham from Bellshill is in running to be crowned Scotlands Best Barber

Dean is short (back and sides) listed

A Bellshill barber has made it on to the shortlist of Scotland’s biggest barbering competition.

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Bruce relaxes at home in Cleland after a hard day of housework

A dog’s work is never done

A rescue dog is enjoying life with his new family in Cleland so much that he even helps out with the housework.

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Corrine Thomson (right) with Tracey Ford from F3 Entertainments Ltd after winning the Confetti Wedding Award for Reception Entertainer of the year 2017

Happy couples ensure Motherwell wedding singer is rewarded

A Motherwell woman is in high demand after being named the top wedding singer in the country.

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Residents of Buckshaw Village show off their twinned toilet certificates, and soon someone in Uddingston will be able to do likewise

Chance to twin your toilet as annual music festival gets underway in Uddingston

Most people will be familiar with the concept of twin towns, which brings two places in different countries together to promote cultural and commercial ties — but what about a twin toilet?

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Foregone Fairytale Reminiscence by Brannock High pupil's Rebecca Anderson, Sophie McCrory, Lucy Brown for Junk Kouture.

Young designers hope to fashion a victory on Glasgow catwalk

A group of Brannock High pupils are asking the public to help increase their chances of winning the grand final of a national fashion show.

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Working with Personal Trainer Born Barikor, pet charity Blue Cross has created a new fitness boot camp called Work Out Like A Dog which sees humans doing exercises you would normally see dogs doing. Pic: Blue Cross.

Fitness boot camp launches where humans exercise like dogs

Chasing a ball and bringing it back again may sound like fun for dogs, but for participants of new fitness bootcamp Work Out Like A Dog, it’s strictly humans doing the retrieving.

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Referee Willie Collum with optician Alison Nee at Specsavers in Motherwell

Top ref gets help to focus on big game

Willie Collum will have no excuse for taking his eye off the ball when he referees Motherwell’s league clash with Rangers on Saturday.

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Viewpark police office closed to the public in 2014

Public offered chance to buy police offices

The former police offices in Viewpark and Newarthill have been put up for sale by Police Scotland.

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World Championship Scotch Pie. 2017. Denholm Bakers Ltd bakery manager David Dunion (second, left) collects bronze award from Carol Smillie. Pic: SWNS

Firms win bronze at pie championship

Denholm Bakers Ltd and James Chapman (Butchers) Ltd both received bronze awards in the Scotch Pie category at the 18th annual World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2017 held in Cumbernauld.

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Bear is currently being looked after by Dogs Trust Glasgow as he seeks a new home

Bear seeks ‘furever’ home on Winnie the Pooh Day

It’s National Winnie the Pooh Day tomorrow (Wednesday) and Dogs Trust Glasgow is hoping to find a home for their very own Winnie the Pooh look-alike, who has fittingly been named ‘Bear’.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows joins Santa as he meets youngsters Ben and Amy Fotheringham

Grand opening of Forgewood centre

Forgewood Community Centre held its grand opening on Saturday as it gave local residents their first chance to pop in and see the new facilities.

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Carfin firm Coach Tech Assist win ICON award

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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