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Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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Andy McDade is concerned about the future of his business. Pic: Craig Halkett

True cost revealed of school bus changes

Transport boss says plans will have ‘deep consequences’

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Central Scotland list MSP Graham Simpson (centre) with David (left) and John Goonery of Fix-PC

Support local retailers

Central Scotland list MSP Graham Simpson visited Fix-PC in Brandon Street, Motherwell, to help promote the recent Small Business Saturday.

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Ofcom reveals NL is connected

Ofcom reveals NL is connected

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth’s MP Stuart McDonald has praised the Scottish Government for ensuring the increased roll-out of superfast broadband in North Lanarkshire.

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Club gets criticised over staff wages

Club gets criticised over staff wages

The UK Government has criticised Motherwell FC for failing to pay some employees at least the minimum wage.

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Donations needed to help food bank

Donations needed to help food bank

Specsavers in Motherwell is collecting donations for Basics Food Bank (Lanarkshire).

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St Teresas Church is located on Benford Avenue, Newarthill

Village street has UK’s fastest broadband

A street in Newarthill has the fastest broadband in the UK, an analysis of Internet speeds has revealed.

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Times to benefit from BBC link for local democracy reporters

Times to benefit from BBC link for local democracy reporters

The Motherwell Times will benefit from a link-up with the BBC which will see dozens of local democracy reporters employed across the UK.

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RBS branches in Bellshill and Tannochside are at risk.

As news reaches Lanarkshire on Royal Bank of Scotland bank closures, the Times and Speaker can reveal that both Bellshill and Tannochside branches are at risk of closure.

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Pictured at Motherwell stations are, from left: John Malley, Station Team manager, Peter OConnell, head of Station and Retail Development with Scotrail, and North Lanarkshire Council Depute leader, Councillor Paul Kelly.

Motherwell station hub could be best in Scotland

North Lanarkshire Council is working with Abellio ScotRail and SPT on plans for an improved transport interchange at Motherwell station.

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Euan Russell has found his perfect career

Euan is determined to be a cut above the rest

Bellshill barber Euan Russell is proving himself a cut above the rest since trading in his football boots for a pair of scissors last year.

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Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Woods at the Dalzell Works with Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson

Plaid Cmyru leader learns about Motherwell steel revival

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson played host to Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood who had a particular interest in the steel industry.

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George McCluskey reopening Windmill pub in Birkenshaw

Revamped Windmill is opened by Celtic hero George McCluskey

Ex-Celtic and Hamilton player George McCluskey officially reopened the Windmill pub in Birkenshaw following a major refurbishment.

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BrightHouse

BrightHouse to pay £14.8m in redress to customers

A rent-to-own company which has stores across Scotland has committed to pay around £15m to 249,000 customers following discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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Old Bank Chambers was previously a lawyer's office

More time needed to create restaurant

An application has been submitted to renew the planning permission to turn the Old Bank Chambers in Motherwell, into a restaurant.

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Blacklaw Wind Farm near Forth

New guidelines considered for wind farms

South Lanarkshire Council is looking at changing its planning guidelines to cope with “repowering”.

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Edge Testing Solutions celebrates 10th anniversary

Edge celebrates going extra mile

Bellshill-based Edge Testing Solutions has been supporting 10 charities to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

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Civic Cafe in Motherwell

The end of an era for Motherwell institution

A Motherwell institution is set to close its doors before the end of the year after six decades of keeping the town refreshed.

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Marion Fellows

Action needed to halt decline

Motherwell & Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has written to Margot James MP, UK Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, to demand intervention over plans to franchise Crown Post Offices across the UK.

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