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Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

Arts
Shift director Simon Sharkey is delighted to be working in North Lanarkshire again.

National Theatre coming to North Lanarkshire to investigate the ‘Shift’

The National Theatre of Scotland will deliver its first ever large scale participatory arts project in North Lanarkshire later this year.

Theatre and Comedy
Scotland's Makar Jackie Kay is making her debut at Uddingston Musicfest this year

Countdown to annual village music festival

There is exactly one month until the annual Uddingston Musicfest gets underway on Saturday, February 11.

Music
Crime writer Quintin Jardine

Double delight for fans of Quintin’s cop

Fans of Bob Skinner are in for a treat as Motherwell author Quintin Jardine revealed he is increasing his output of the Edinburgh cop’s adventures.

Whats on
Strathspey and Surreal play Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Main Auditorium on January 23.

Brazilian beats to warm up Celtic crowd

For most cities, January is a time to bring normality back to life after the festivities of Christmas and New Year.

Music
Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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New creme egg campaign rolls in

New creme egg campaign rolls in

The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years.

Arts
Gok Wan brings his Fashion Brunch Club to Scotland next month.

Fashion and fizz

Hello my darling! Gok Wan greeted me when I grabbed him for a chat ahead of his new fashion shows coming to Scotland next month.

Whats on 1
The Banter Thiefs perform at the St Enoch Centre

The Banter Thiefs are ready to steal the show once more

Motherwell band The Banter Thiefs will perform a rare home town gig on Monday at The Electric Bar.

Music
Don't let your Christmas meal go to waste this year.

Let’s prevent food waste this Christmas

In December alone Scots are expected to throw away over 3.5 million mince pies, more than 240,000 Christmas puddings, and the equivalent of over 100,000 turkeys.

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Gary Ellis (centre) loves being reunited with his pals Jamie Bannerman (left) and Ian 'Sheepie' Smith in Peter Pan at Motherwell Theatre.

Gary delighted to welcome young proteges to the stage

Gary Ellis loves having the opportunity to work alongside his own students at this year’s Motherwell pantomime.

Theatre and Comedy
Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

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Newarthill DJ John McDevitt. Pic: SWNS.

Deaf Newarthill DJ feels the beat

A Newarthill man who was born deaf has beaten the odds to become a successful nightclub DJ after he fell in love with vibrations coming from speakers.

Music
Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day

Tomorrow (Nov 25) is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes.

Music
Will Ferrell in Elf.

Holly hosts festive fun and films

Staff at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre will be joined by Holly the Elf throughout December for festive fun and films.

Arts
Review: ‘A treasure not to share’ Dakota Bar & Grill in South Queensferry

Review: ‘A treasure not to share’ Dakota Bar & Grill in South Queensferry

I confess from the get-go this is not an unbiased review – not that I have an undeclared interest in the Dakota Bar and Grill, just a long-time relationship based on never being let down whenever I’ve set foot across the threshold.

Whats on
Motherwell student Rachel Clinton appears with Christopher Brookmyre at City Lines

Clinton to make her debut at Book Week Scotland event

A talented student writer from Motherwell is set to make her public speaking debut alongside best-selling novelist Christopher Brookmyre.

Arts
Nicholas McDonald will switch on the Christmas lights in Motherwell

Motherwell’s Christmas lights will have the X Factor

The stage will be set on Sunday for some outstanding wintertainment at Motherwell Shopping Centre at the annual Christmas Lights spectacular.

Music
Ian  Sheepie Smith (right) as Smee on the deck of the Jolly Roger with Wendy (Stephanie Falls), Peter (Stewart McCheyne) and the Lost Boys.

It’s a pirates’ life for Sheepie as he returns to Neverland

Ian ‘Sheepie’ Smith believes he has grown as a performer as he picks up his cutlass to play Smee in Peter Pan at Motherwell Theatre for the second time.

Theatre and Comedy
Edward Reid will host the lights switch on

Get your dancing shoes on to light up Bellshill for Christmas

Get your dancing shoes on and join Santa as he Sloshes into Bellshill today (Thursday) to switch on the Christmas lights.

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