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Event brings funders and the community together

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows hosted a funding information event in conjunction with the Lanarkshire Big Lottery Team.

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Marina Lyle and Jordan Linden

SNP name two for election fight in new look Bellshill ward

The Scottish National Party has named its candidates for Bellshill ward in May’s local authority elections.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard is backing the WASPI cause. Pic: Gus Campbell

Richard ready to fight on for WASPI women

Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard has been elected as a vice-convener of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) group at the Scottish Parliament.

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Indyref2: Nicola Sturgeon’s speech in full

Today, Nicola Sturgeon said she plans to trigger another independence referendum in a speech held at Bute House.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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Councillor Tom Johnston wants Contingency Fund used to cover shortfall

Committee row over grant funding cuts

A row broke out at North Lanarkshire’s Council Education Committee last week over cuts to grants for up to 66 organisations.

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Wishaw councillor Rosa Zambonini

Rosa hits out at sexism in the council as she announces she won’t stand in May

Wishaw councillor Rosa Zambonini blamed other councillors for making her a ‘laughing stock’ as she announced she will not be standing for reelection in May’s election.

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The public toilets in Brandon Parade South, Motherwell

Public toilets in Motherwell to close

The public toilets in Motherwell Shopping Centre are to close as North Lanarkshire Council seeks to save £50,000.

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North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue at the launch event

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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