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SNP MP for Motherwell slams ‘despicable’ welfare sanctions affecting local families

Local families are being deprived of basic rights as a result of the UK Government’s welfare policy, according to Marion Fellows MP.

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Councillor Kenny McCreary and Margaret Mitchell MSP outside Uddingston Police Station

Shut police station may still be an asset

A councillor has criticised plans to dispose of Uddingston Police Station claiming it could still be an important community asset.

Business
Launching the North Lanarkshire Tribunal Representation Unit are Bellshill CAB manager Steven Rees, welfare rights officer Rosemary McGowan, information and coordinating officer Klyar Campbell, Airdrie CAB manager Aaliya Seyal, and Cumbernauld and Kilsyth CAB manager Stewart Mahon

CAB launches tribunal unit

A new service has been established by the Citizens Advice Bureau for those needing representation at social security tribunals.

Business
Carpetright closure concern

Carpetright closure concern

Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig councillor Nathan Wilson has voiced concerns about the proposed closure of the Carpetright store at Caledonian Retail Park.

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Aquapac Ltd  managing director Stephen Connachan (right) is pictured with Shirley Linton, head of Enterprise and Place, and Councillor Allan Graham, convener of the Enterprise and Housing Committee

NL economy is one of Scotland’s strongest

North Lanarkshire’s economy is one of the strongest and fastest growing in Scotland according to the Office for National Statistics.

Business
Dr Ryan Taylor

Biotech firm needs funds to develop biodegradable milk bottle made from crustacean shells

A chance conversation in a shop could lead to a Lanarkshire biotech company producing the world’s first compostable single use milk bottle.

Business
Former X Factor contestant Ryan Lawrie joins the staff of the new Specsavers in Bellshill

Ryan on song at store opening

Former X Factor contestant Ryan Lawrie was on song at the opening of the new Specsavers store in Bellshill.

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Chris Lawlor

A ‘Rising Star’ of business

New Stevenston man Chris Lawlor has been named as one of Strathclyde Enterprise Network’s (SEN) ‘Rising Stars’.

Business
Concept art of the Ravenscraig redevelopment

Regeneration of ’Craig site is a step closer

The developers of the Ravenscraig regeneration have submitted a new masterplan which aims to attract significant investment into the area.

Business
X Factor star to help open new Bellshill store

X Factor star to help open new Bellshill store

Specsavers will open its first ever store in Bellshill this weekend, creating 10 new jobs and marking a £370,000 investment in the area.

Business
Jobs at risk as Carpetright eyes store closures

Jobs at risk as Carpetright eyes store closures

Embattled retailer Carpetright has put jobs under threat as it draws up sweeping restructuring plans which will close poorly-performing stores and see it tap investors for up to £60 million.

Business
Stacey Neason with her Best Motherwell Business award

Groomed for great things

A former worker at Kwik Fit Insurance Services in Tannochside has rebounded from its closure to open her own award-winning business.

Business
An artists' impression of how the new rowing centre at Strathclyde Park will look

Planning permission granted for new rowing centre in park

A new £1 million rowing centre is set to be built in Strathclyde Park.

Business
Clare Adamson MSP cutting the ribbon with Trust housing coordinator Tricia Djuritschek and Mission Place tenant May Dougan

Senior citizens journey into cyberspace

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson helped to launch the new Digital Participation for Seniors programme at Mission Place in Motherwell.

Business
Uddingston and Bellshill MSP Richard Lyle visits Newarthill Credit Union to present the framed motions to manager Jackie Sweeney and volunteers Rose Reilly and Bobby Lees

Paying tribute as credit union celebrates 40th

Uddingston and Bellshill MSP Richard Lyle has added his voice to the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Newarthill Credit Union.

Business
Some of the apprentices involved in the project with the refurbished Terex Trucks R17

Truck restored to former glory

Apprentices in Newhouse and Cumbernauld completed the challenge of transforming a 43-year-old truck back to its former glory.

Business
Stock pic: John Devlin

Weather update: Job centres closed

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that all job centres in areas affected by adverse weather be closed until 12pm tomorrow (March 1).

Business
Angela Scott has focused on immuno-oncology, which uses the body's immune system 'to help fight cancer, with less severe 'side-effects than other treatments. Picture: ''''Lenny Warren

The Big Interview: Angela Scott, co-founder of biotech firm TC BioPharm

Angela Scott already has a high-profile achievement under her belt, having been part of the team of Roslin scientists that won the race to clone the first mammal from an adult cell – resulting in Dolly the sheep.

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Sanjeev Gupta

Lanarkshire was just the start for Sanjeev’s ambitious plans

Sanjeev Gupta has taken Scotland by storm in the past two years, hammering out a robust footprint across the steel, aluminium and hydro-power sectors.

Business
Misha Mclean pictured with her winning model.

Misha’s cutting edge

Local hairdresser, Misha Mclean of Rainbow Room International in Uddingston, has secured herself a place on the prestigious Schwarzkopf Professional Young Artistic team.

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