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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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Councillor Jim Logue

Council leader reported to police over North Lanarkshire Leisure ‘subsidiaries’

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has been reported to the police over allegations of corruption.

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Bellshill councillor Jordan Linden

Council aims to end bullying of LGBT students

A Bellshill councillor has asked how young people who may be bullied due to sexual orientation or gender identity are supported.

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Cutting the first sod are convener of Enterprise and Housing, Councillor Allan Graham and vice convener, Councillor Olivia Carson. Looking on are representatives from North Lanarkshire Council and Robertson Partnership Homes.

Work gets started on homes at school site

A sod cutting took place on the former New Stevenston Primary site signalling the start of work on a new NL Homes development.

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Motherwell will hoping for more to celebrate when the face Berwick Rangers on Saturday

Well Society invite Syrian guests to enjoy cup clash

Around 40 Syrian refugees currently residing in Lanarkshire will be guests at Fir Park on Saturday as Motherwell play host to Berwick Rangers.

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Former NLL chief executive Blane Dodds, left, and Councillor Jim Logue

Council chief under fire in audit report

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has been criticised by one of his senior officials over the running of NL Leisure.

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The Shields Road towers are among those being surveyed

Council carrying out tower block surveys

Structural surveys will be carried out on council tower blocks in North Lanarkshire over the coming weeks and months.

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Councillor Jim Logue.

Leader expresses his fears for the future

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has expressed his concerns about the future of local authorities.

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NLC Kirkin' o' the council 2017, Banton Parish Church

Kirkin’ of the Council 2017

North Lanarkshire Council celebrated its 21st anniversary at Banton Parish Church with the Kirkin’ of the Council service,

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The charge for community alarms was scrapped in April

Sign up now alarm service is free again

North Lanarkshire Council is encouraging residents get their community alarm reinstalled now the service is free again.

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North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue

Council leader doesn’t believe classroom assistants will experience much change in new roles

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council says more than three quarters of classroom assistants won’t see much change under redeployment.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows

MP’s anger at Tories continued pursuit of unlawful benefit cap

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has condemned the UK Government’s persistence to pursue a ‘benefit cap’, despite being declared unlawful by the High Court.

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Glen Tower in Motherwell

Night fire patrols at tower blocks

Safety checks stepped up after London tragedy

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