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Be responsible when it comes to alcohol

Asda Motherwell and Drinkaware, the UK’s leading alcohol education charity, worked together on Friday to provide free information and advice on alcohol to the local community.

Business
Brannock High teacher Mary Osei-Oppong. 

Pic: Chris James

Mary hopes to inspire

Brannock High teacher Mary Osei-Oppong has joined the Scottish Government’s ‘Teaching Makes People’ campaign.

Education
Police Scotland.

Travel with caution advice for drivers

Drivers across Scotland are advised to travel with extra caution, as the latest weather warnings for the country are announced.

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Police advise drivers to avoid travelling tonight in southern and central Scotland

Police advise drivers to avoid travelling tonight in southern and central Scotland

Police Scotland is advising drivers in much of the southern and central belt areas to avoid travelling on the roads tonight, following a warning by the Met Office of severe weather between 9pm tonight and 5am tomorrow.

Transport
Alan Muir with a  copy of the playbill from the night Muhammad Ali  boxed in Paisley, a time when most people still called him Cassius Clay despite his conversion to Islam. Also on the card was the legendary Walter McGowan. Pic: Robert Perry

Alan had the ‘Great’ idea for new Ali play

A controversial visit by boxing icon Muhammad Ali to Scotland at the height of his fame has inspired a new comedy drama.

Theatre and Comedy
Westerwood Community Council chairman Tom Law (left) and vice-chairman Bill Crosson

Time for residents to come together

Community council to hold first meeting after years of abeyance

Politics
Education convener Councillor Frank McNally at the opening of Orchard Primary in Wishaw. He now hopes to be able to open new schools at Ravenscraig in the near future.

Primary schools plan for ’Craig site

North Lanarkshire Council is developing plans to build two new primary schools at Ravenscraig.

Education
Uddingston and Bellshill MSP Richard Lyle disputes the Bellshill branch of RBS only sees 96 customers per week

Numbers don’t add up

Uddingston and Bellshill MSP Richard Lyle has launched a petition in a bid to save two local Royal Bank of Scotland branches from closure.

Business
Takeaway plan will increase congestion

Takeaway plan will increase congestion

A councillor is concerned that the opening of a Tim Hortons, at the junction of Windmillhill Street and Knowetop Avenue, will lead to more congestion.

Business
Reece McFadden celebrates his 52kg flyweight round of 16 win over Charlie Edwards at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (Pic by Andrew OBrien)

Motherwell boxer Reece McFadden hopes 2018 Commonwealth Games can be first step on road to world pro title win

Motherwell-based fighter Reece McFadden is hoping that landing a Commonwealth Games flyweight gold can be the catalyst for a future world professional title.
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Weather warning has been upgraded across Central Scotland

Weather warning has been upgraded across Central Scotland

Travellers are being warned of a high risk of disruption, after the Met Office upgraded its weather warning for parts of south west and central Scotland.

Environment
New Motherwell loan signing Tom Aldred (Pic courtesy of Motherwell FC)

Bury defender Tom Aldred joins Motherwell on loan until end of season

Bury defender Tom Aldred joined Motherwell on loan until the end of the season on Tuesday.

Football
Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

Lifestyle
Louis Moult says his goodbyes to Motherwell fans at a rain soaked Fir Park ahead of the Hamilton Accies game on December 30 (Pic by Angie Isac)

Agent says that Louis Moult joining Aberdeen or Rangers from Motherwell this month was "not an option"

A spokesman for the agency representing Motherwell striker Louis Moult has revealed that moving to either Aberdeen or Rangers was “not an option” for the ace.
Motherwell FC
New Motherwell signing Nadir Ciftci (Picture courtesy of Motherwell Football Club)

Nadir Cifti wants to help Motherwell reach another cup final this season

New Motherwell signing Nadir Ciftci wants to help the Steelmen reach their second cup final of the 2017-2018 season.

Motherwell FC
Driver tried to kill police officer in Bellshill

Driver tried to kill police officer in Bellshill

Police have launched a hunt for a driver who staged a deliberate bid to run down an officer in Bellshill’s Gartcosh Way.

Crime
Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

News
Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers

Volvo planning to build on 84 years of history

Terex Trucks’ range of rigid haulers is to be phased out as parent firm Volvo CE is set to enter the market with a complete Volvo-branded range.

Business
Supermarket rebuild starts

Supermarket rebuild starts

The Lidl supermarket on Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, will be demolished on Monday to allow the company to rebuild a new store on the site.

Business
Bellshill West minister The Rev Calum Stark, two of the eldest members Alex and Rena Davidson, and one of the youngest Logan Dickson with the Moderator of Hamilton Presbytery Roberta Hutton

Church celebrates 140th anniversary

Bellshill West Parish Church celebrated a special anniversary on Hogmanay as it was exactly 140 years to the day since the church first opened its doors.

Environment
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