Labour trying to ‘destroy’ former leader

Former North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim McCabe has accused Labour colleagues of trying to “destroy” his name and reputation.

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The VIP group including Scottish Secretary David Mundell (centre) is shown round the Terex Trucks factory in Newhouse by Volvo Production Systems manager David Rainey (right).

Minister given a tour of Terex Trucks factory

Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell paid a visit to the Terex Trucks factory in Newhouse.

Nicola Sturgeon has been linked with a move to Bothwell.

Nicola in Bothwell home link

SNP members in Uddingston and Bothwell constituency are thrilled at reports Nicola Sturgeon is considering a move to the area.

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The Humanist Society Scotland has launched a legal challenge to allow children to opt out of attending relgious services in schools

Humanist Society calls for reform on religious observance in schools

The Humanist Society Scotland are writing to Education Secretary John Swinney asking him to intervene after pupils at Taylor High in New Stevenston were punished for truanting when they failed to attend a religious service.

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North Lanarkshire Council carried out an internal investigation into the the allegations

Council investigation into procurement abuse allegations leads to staff being suspended

North Lanarkshire Council has suspended three members of staff following the completion of an internal audit investigation.

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart MSP with Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson at BRE Innovation Park in Ravenscraig.

Minister sees real innovation

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart MSP visited BRE Innovation Park at Ravenscraig ahead of International Day of Older Persons that was celebrated on Saturday.

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue.

Law firm considering action against North Lanarkshire Council leader

A Glasgow law firm has threatened legal action against North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue over “defamatory” comments.

Many families have found their tax credits stopped

Tax credit victims are urged to contact MP

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has asked people in her constituency to get in touch with her urgently if their tax credit payments have been recently stopped.

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Bothwellhaugh Cemetery

MP hits out at ‘astronomical’ increase in cost of burials

North Lanarkshire has seen an “astronomical” rise in burial charges.

CAB hoped a petition with 4,500 signatures would save it from cuts.

CAB fears funding cut will close office

Motherwell and Wishaw Citizens’ Advice Bureau claims it may have to close an office if councillors do not reconsider cutting its funding.

The Watling Street sports pavilion

Councillor backs club’s pavilion plan

Motherwell West councillor Paul Kelly has given his backing to North Motherwell Boys’ Club’s plans to take over the sports pavilion in Watling Street.

NLC headquarters will welcome another seven councillors.

Extra councillors and boundary changes will cost £1 million

Cash-strapped North Lanarkshire Council has warned that increasing the number of councillors and changing ward boundaries will cost more than £1 million.

The Duchess of Hamilton Park could be the venue for a new music festival.

Public support needed for new music festival

A campaign has been started to bring a new music festival to the Duchess of Hamilton Park in Motherwell .

CAB staff face an uncertain future

Cuts are long overdue claims council leader

North Lanarkshire’s five Citizens’ Advice Bureaus have been told they will survive after having their funding for this year cut.

The local authoritys Motherwell offices will house more councillors.

Public to pay seven more councillors

North Lanarkshire is to get another seven councillors despite the local authority itself branding the move a waste of money.

Citizens Advice Bureaux management and staff protest outside Motherwell Civic Centre as they fight to avoid having their budget cut by North Lanarkshire Council

Decision day on budget cuts for advice services

North Lanarkshire Council meets this afternoon (Thursday) to vote on cutting funding for external information and advice services.

Nicole Norman with twin boys Aaron (left) and Kaiden

Mum’s anger over son’s playground injury

A Motherwell woman has accused Ladywell Primary of negligence after her son was injured in a playground accident.

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Independence campigners refuse to give up on a second referendum. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor

Yes voters invited to giant Glasgow rally

Independence campaigners from across North Lanarkshire are to march on Glasgow in an event to mark two years since the Scottish referendum.

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The sports pavilion in Watling Street is no longer wanted by the council.

Football club’s fresh hope to take on sports pavilion

A football club are hoping North Lanarkshire Council will finally allow them to build a home after two years of frustration.

Crieff Hydro

NLC meeting moved due to COSLA event

Concern has been expressed about the decision to re-schedule a council meeting so a group of elected representatives can visit Crieff Hydro.

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