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Council agrees to give a home to more refugees

North Lanarkshire Council has agreed to increase the number of Syrian refugees it will take.

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Save Newarthill Library campaigners at Motherwell Civic Centre yesterday (Thursday)

Newarthill Library saved from closure

North Lanarkshire Council is to keep Newarthill Library open after an extensive campaign by members of the community.

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Could you be North Lanarkshire’s newest millionaire?

Could you be North Lanarkshire’s newest millionaire?

The National Lottery is on the lookout for a Lotto Millionare winner who is from within North Lanarkshire, it has emerged.

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North Lanarkshire Council is building 2,000 new homes

Council seeks views on rent

Council tenants in North Lanarkshire are being asked if they would be willing to pay more rent for additional services.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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MSPs Richard Leonard and Jackie Baillie visit Dalzell Works

MSPs visited Dalzell Works as part of a fact-finding mission

Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard visited the Dalzell Works in Motherwell to meet with staff and management as part of a ‘fact finding’ mission for the Scottish Parliament’s Economy Committee.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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Tackling gender stereotyping

Tackling gender stereotyping

Transforming gender stereotypes is key to tackling violence against women and girls, according to a report published today.

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Labour is under fire for its record at Motherwell Civic Centre-based North Lanarkshire Council.

Labour hits back at “ramshackle” claim

North Lanarkshire Council’s ruling Labour group has defended its record after being branded “ramshackle” by the SNP.

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Council leader Jim Logue, right, with depute Paul Kelly.

No confidence in Labour, but SNP won’t push for no confidence vote

Scottish Nationalists have ruled out a bid to take over control of North Lanarkshire Council from the “ramshackle” Labour administration.

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Richard Thomson

Tributes paid following death of MDC’s former director of housing

Richard Thomson, former director of housing at Motherwell District Council, has passed away at the age of 83.

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Councillor ORorke, left, with former council leader Jim McCabe.

Labour at war as two more quit

A war of words broke out this week after a Motherwell councillor became the latest to quit the Labour Party.

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The Blue Triangle Housing Association in Viewpark

Viewpark homeless unit’s future in doubt

North Lanarkshire Council has agreed to fund a Viewpark homeless unit for the next six months, but its long term future could be in doubt.

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Motherwell candidate Nathan Wilson with party leader Ruth Davidson.

Nathan gets Tory leader’s vote for council seat

That’s my man - Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson congratulates Nathan Wilson who has been chosen by the party to stand in Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig at the council elections next year.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

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OK, Trump won. Now what?

OK, Trump won. Now what?

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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Council leader Jim Logue and housing convener Barry McCulloch with builders

Major housing investment ahead

A ten-year Home Delivery Plan will build 11,000 homes, sustain 10,000 jobs and boost the economy by £1 billion, according to North Lanarkshire Council.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson

MSP encourages businesses to sign up for Living Wage

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson has welcomed the new Scottish Living Wage rate of £8.45 an hour and encouraged more employers to sign up as Accredited Living Wage Employers.

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The annual Tenant Conference is one way to interact with the housing service

Conference gives tenants opportunity to improve council housing service

North Lanarkshire Council’s annual Tenant Conference takes place on Saturday from 9am-12.45pm at Airdrie Academy.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows holding the tax credits consultation document

MP attacks Tory’s ‘medieval’ tax credits policy

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows is calling upon her constituents to help reject tax credit plans she claims are ‘tantamount to social engineering’.

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