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Council carrying out tower block surveys

Structural surveys will be carried out on council tower blocks in North Lanarkshire over the coming weeks and months.

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Councillor Jim Logue.

Leader expresses his fears for the future

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has expressed his concerns about the future of local authorities.

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NLC Kirkin' o' the council 2017, Banton Parish Church

Kirkin’ of the Council 2017

North Lanarkshire Council celebrated its 21st anniversary at Banton Parish Church with the Kirkin’ of the Council service,

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The charge for community alarms was scrapped in April

Sign up now alarm service is free again

North Lanarkshire Council is encouraging residents get their community alarm reinstalled now the service is free again.

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North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue

Council leader doesn’t believe classroom assistants will experience much change in new roles

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council says more than three quarters of classroom assistants won’t see much change under redeployment.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows

MP’s anger at Tories continued pursuit of unlawful benefit cap

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has condemned the UK Government’s persistence to pursue a ‘benefit cap’, despite being declared unlawful by the High Court.

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Glen Tower in Motherwell

Night fire patrols at tower blocks

Safety checks stepped up after London tragedy

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Councillor Tom Johnston with his wife Catherine, both are former teachers

Councillors banned from using ‘C’ word

The SNP’s attempts to make North Lanarkshire Council reconsider its decision to redeploy 198 classroom assistants descended into farce.

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General waste bins will now only be collected every three weeks

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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