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Who is to blame for forcing bin changes?

North Lanarkshire Council’s leader put the blame on Zero Waste Scotland as he went back on a pre-election pledge not to change bin collections.

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Airdrie and Shotts MP Neil Gray

MP gets front bench role at Westminster

Airdrie and Shotts MP Neil Gray has been appointed to a front bench position by the SNP’s new Westminster leader Ian Blackford.

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North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones is joined by representaives from many different branches of the military

Provost thanks Armed Forces for their service

North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones led a ceremony at Motherwell Civic Centre this week to mark Armed Forces Day 2017.

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Changes to bin collections will be introduced in the autumn

Call for public consultation over bin collections blocked

A move by the SNP Group at North Lanarkshire Council to call for a public consultation on changes to bin collections has been blocked.

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Brown bins will now be used for garden and food waste

North Lanarkshire Council has approved changes to bin collections

North Lanarkshire Council has officially announced that general waste bins will only be collected every three weeks from this autumn.

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More houses are planned for Ravenscraig

Applications for housing on shelved Ravenscraig school site

A site at Ravenscraig that North Lanarkshire Council earmarked to build a secondary school on is now set to become a housing estate.

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Ellen Phillips with letter from the Cabinet Office informing her she is to receive a British Empire Medal in Queen's Birthday Honours

CAB stalwart recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A long-serving Motherwell and Wishaw Citizens’ Advice Bureau volunteer has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Marina Lyle chats to SNP group leader David Stocks at last month's North Lanarkshire Council election

Hearing says ex-councillor should have registered home ownership

The Standards Commission for Scotland has censured former Bellshill councillor Marina Lyle for a breach of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

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The remains of Grenfell Tower in London. Pic: SWNS.com

Tower block safety is an ‘absolute priority’

North Lanarkshire Council has moved to reassure tenants living in its tower blocks that their safety is an “absolute priority”.

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Hugh Gaffney celebrates with his wife, Anne, and election agent, Scott Lamond

The postman who always wins twice

New MP Hugh Gaffney has pledged to give away his councillor’s salary after pulling off a stunning General Election win for Labour.

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Meghan Gallacher, far left, applauds as Marion Fellows, far right, is re-elected

Meghan hails “extraordinary” result for Tories

Meghan Gallacher hailed the “extraordinary” General Election result of the Conservatives in Motherwell and Wishaw — and reckons there could be even better to come.

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Angela Feeney, left and Marion Fellows, right, await the result

Labour are back says beaten Angela

Labour’s Angela Feeney came agonisingly close to a General Election triumph — then insisted her party is back in business.

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Hugh Gaffney celebrates victory over Phil Boswell, far left

Mailman Hugh delivers for Labour

Post office worker Hugh Gaffney delivered the General Election result of the night for Labour in North Lanarkshire.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Meghan Gallacher and fellow Motherwell councillor Nathan Wilson

‘Wise’ Labour leader praised — by Tories

North Lanarkshire Council’s “wise” Labour leaders will ensure the authority “achieves its full potential”.

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Protestors unveil a 'Red Tories Out!' banner as the official North Lanarkshire Council photograph is taken, which the SNP refused to attend

Leader claims no deals done as Tories help Labour beat SNP for control of the council

Labour won support from the Conservatives to lead a minority administration at North Lanarkshire Council.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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The General Election is on Thursday, June 8

Five parties confirm their candidates for General Election

Five parties have now confirmed who’ll stand in the General Election in the Times & Speaker circulation area.

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Jim Logue and David Stocks were separated on stage by fellow candidates as they were reelected in Airdrie Central, and now seem further apart than ever

‘If you have proof 
then name names!’

The leader of the Labour group at North Lanarkshire Council claims several SNP councillors are planning to become independents.

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