Julie is first to RISE in council election

Julie Fleming will be the first ever RISE candidate in a local election when she stands in the Motherwell West ward next month.

Candidate Ian Kelly

Candidate slams council management numbers

A candidate standing in the forthcoming council elections has criticised the number of management posts in the North Lanarkshire authority.

Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Local MPs get the nod to stand for re-election

Local MPs get the nod to stand for re-election

All four sitting MPs in the Times & Speaker circulation area have been chosen to stand in June’s snap General Election.

North Lanarkshire residents are being urged to make their votes count.

Your chance to influence how North Lanarkshire Council is run ...

North Lanarkshire residents are being urged to make their vote count in the council elections on Thursday, May 4.

Uddingston and Bothwell candidate Colin Robb outside Muiredge Primary, his old school

Colin decides to stop moaning and help his community

Uddingston and Bothwell candidate Colin Robb has decided to stop moaning and try to help his community by entering politics for the first time.

Marion Fellows won the Motherwell and Wishaw seat from Frank Roy in 2015

MP critical of decision to hold snap General Election

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows intends to stand for re-election after Prime Minister Theresa May announced a snap General Election on June 8.

PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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The Scottish Defence League is planning to march in Wishaw tomorrow

Counter-protest to far right march in Wishaw

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) Scotland is holding a counter-protest in Wishaw tomorrow (Saturday) after the Scottish Defence League (SDL) threatened to March in the town.

Clare Adamson MSP gets a selfie with Lisa Kelman

Kind-hearted families are recognised in Parliament

Three Motherwell families have had their fundraising efforts recognised in the Scottish Parliament.

Wishaw councillor Rosa Zambonini

Councillor gets slap on the wrists from Standards Commission

The Standards Commission for Scotland has censured Wishaw councillor Rosa Zambonini for a breach of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

Clare Adamson

‘Toxic legacy’ of PFI deals is robbing North Lanarkshire of services

North Lanarkshire Council is facing a bill of £22.5 million in PFI repayments this financial year in what has been described as a ‘toxic legacy’.

61 council officials were paid more than �150,000 in 2015/16. Picture: TSPL

Scots council chiefs with six figure salaries on the rise

The number of Scottish council bosses who are earning more than £100,000 per year is on the rise.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

Community alarms will be free in North Lanarkshire once again

Community alarms charges scrapped

North Lanarkshire Council has decided to scrap charges for community alarms less than a year after introducing the controversial fee.

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Scottish schoolchildren lay poppy crosses at the service at Faubourg dAmiens Cemetery, Arras. Picture: Warren Media

Scotland remembers ‘terrible price of war paid at Arras’

Descendants of soldiers killed in the Battle of Arras – including 18,000 Scots – 
gathered at events in Scotland and France yesterday to mark its centenary.

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Buirials will now cost the same no matter what day they take place

Council agrees to end practice of burials costing more at weekends and holidays

North Lanarkshire Council has agreed to start charging the same amount for burials, no matter what day of the week they take place.

Councillor David Baird

Baird wins appeal to get on ballot paper

Mossend and Holytown councillor David Baird has won his appeal to represent the SNP in next month’s North Lanarkshire Council elections.

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Jim McGuigan, left, and Phil Sykes are standing for SNP

SNP name two for Bothwell and Uddingston

The SNP have chosen Jim McGuigan and Phil Sykes to stand in Bothwell and Uddingston ward at next month’s South Lanarkshire Council elections.

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