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Council deal could create 100,000 jobs

North Lanarkshire is one of eight Scottish councils which jointly launched a new initiative to boost jobs, skills and inclusive growth.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Councillor Tom Johnston

SNP seeks assurances on safety of school buildings

The SNP group at North Lanarkshire Council is seeking assurances on the building standards of the local authority’s schools.

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Councillor Alan Beveridge

Councillor who quit SNP finds treatment of David Baird ‘astonishing’

A North Lanarkshire councillor who quit the SNP in 2015 believes it is ‘astonishing’ the party has left Mossend and Holytown councillor David Baird off a list of potential candidates for this year’s local authority election.

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Sir Tom Devine

Scots can be inspired by our global impact

The country’s pre-eminent historian believes Scots need to look to the past for inspiration in order to push forward in a post-Brexit world.

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Councillor David Baird

Councillor faces prospect of being unable to stand at election

Mossend and Holytown councillor David Baird has been left off an approved list of SNP members who can stand as candidates in this year’s local authority elections.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows joins a Communications Works Union demonstration against the closure of the Brandon Parade branch in Motherwell Shopping Centre.

MP launches petition against Post Office closure

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has launched a petition asking the UK Government to step in and stop plans to close and franchise 37 Crown Post Office branches.

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CWU & NLTUC demonstration at the Post Office in Brandon Parade, Motherwell

Union demo over Post Office closure

The Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) and North Lanarkshire Trade Union Council (NLTUC) held a demonstration on Saturday over plans to close Motherwell’s main Post Office and franchise it into an existing business.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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NLC has been investigating corruption claims for ten months.

Time to make findings of council corruption investigation available to the public

SNP councillors are demanding to see the findings of a corruption investigation into council contracts.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Council seeks views on ten year plan

Council seeks views on ten year plan

A consultation has opened on North Lanarkshire Council’s proposed Local Development Plan for the next ten years.

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Labour candidates at their election launch.

Labour defiant as it launches election campaign

North Lanarkshire Labour has launched its campaign for this year’s local elections.

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows talking to constituent Cassandra McHale outside the Brandon Parade branch of the Post Office.

MP wants your views on future of Motherwell post office

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows is urging the local community to make its voice heard on plans to close Motherwell’s main Post Office and franchise it into an existing business.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Elaine McHugh, head of Housing Solutions, has made the write-off request to councillors.

Council to write-off £800k in rent debt

North Lanarkshire Council is to write-off over £800,000 in rent arrears which are now considered irrecoverable.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows addresses Parliament about the banking sector

Demand for banking debate as Bellshill branches set to close

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has demanded a debate into the state of the UK banking sector.

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Members of the new Independent Alliance meet at council HQ.

Old Labour faces in new pact at council

Ten former Labour councillors have formed a new political force at North Lanarkshire Council with elections just four months away.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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