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Empty homes being brought back to life

A scheme to bring empty homes in North Lanarkshire back into use is continuing to go from strength to strength.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows

EU Withdrawal Bill is an attack on democracy says MP

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Marion Fellows has accused the Westminster Government of attempting to undermine democracy as the UK moves towards leaving the European Union.

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Wishaw General Hospital

NHS insists jobs are being filled

Health bosses hope an influx of nurses next month will fend off criticism over unfilled vacancies in Lanarkshire hospitals.

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Jim Logue

Council leader cleared of corruption claim

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council has been cleared of any wrongdoing following a police investigation into allegations of corruption.

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By-election win shifts council dynamic

By-election win shifts council dynamic

North Lanarkshire Council’s Labour group has gained a new member following a by-election in Fortissat.

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LAPs give communties the chance to discuss and have an infleunce on issues such as planning applications

Communities have a platform to ensure their opinion matters

Representatives from organisations across North Lanarkshire met at Airdrie Town Hall on Monday to discuss priorities for communities in the area.

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Richard Leonard MSP (fourth, left) joined Clare Quigley to campaign for the Fortissat by-election last week

Richard announces plan to run for Labour leadership

Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard believes he is the man to lead the Labour party back to power in Scotland.

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MSP Graham Simpson

SNP told to end ‘sulk’ after secret report defeat

The SNP group on North Lanarkshire Council have been told to stop “sulking” after failing to get a report on a £20m million overspend made public.

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Jeremy Corbyn is in Motherwell today

Corbyn in Motherwell this afternoon

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will meet supporters in Motherwell town centre this afternoon.

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Depute SNP group leader Tom Johnston

Councillors must keep silent over £20m contracts ‘disaster’

Councillors have been warned they must keep quiet about a report into alleged corruption and a £20 million overspend on contracts.

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Councillor Paul Kelly

Leader will remain during police probe

A bid to get North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue to stand down while a police probe into his activities takes place has been thrown out.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Pictured with the bust of Hutchison Sneddon are (l-r) North Lanarklshire provost Jean Jones, Culture NL chairwoman Heather McVey, Richard Marshalls wife Jean, Culture NL  chief executive Jillian Ferrie and Hutchison Sneddons wife Elizabeth

Bust of the last burgh provost is discovered

A bust of the final provost of Motherwell and Wishaw Burgh has been put on display at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre.

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Councillor Paul Kelly

Depute leader describes special council meeting as ‘pointless’

Holding a special meeting to call for North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue to step aside has been described as ‘pointless’.

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Council leader Jim Logue

Special meeting will call for council leader to step aside

The SNP Group at North Lanarkshire Council has formally requested a special meeting of the council to hear a motion calling for Councillor Jim Logue to step aside as leader until a police investigation has been completed.

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Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig councillor Agnes Magowan asked for overgrown trees and shrubs in Dalzell Drive to be dealt with

New councillor ‘amazed’ by the variety of cases

Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig councillor Agnes Magowan is ‘amazed’ at the variety of cases brought to her since being elected.

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The Liber8 Health and Leisure Facility in Burnhead Street, Viewpark. Pic: Alan Watson

Viewpark centre to close this month

The Liber8 Health and Leisure Centre in Viewpark is set to close its doors at the end of this month.

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North Lanarkshire Council chief executive Paul Jukes

SNP’s anger over chief executive’s refusal to release audit report

The chief executive of North Lanarkshire Council has denied he is suppressing information from the opposition SNP Group.

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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell

Shadow Chancellor to speak at Motherwell conference

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP will visit Motherwell on Saturday, August 12, as part of Labour’s summer campaign ‘for the many’.

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SNP Group business manager Councillor Allan Stubbs

SNP calls for council leader to step aside while police investigate

The opposition SNP Group has called for the leader of North Lanarkshire Council to step aside while he is under a police investigation.

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