Complex celebrates its 25th annivesary

A celebratory lunch was organised for the residents of Baillie Court in Forgewood to mark a milestone anniversary.

New Lanarkshire College  students handing over the cheque to the hospital

New College Lanarkshire students raise cash for hospice charity

Students from New College Lanarkshire looking to get into a caring profession have showed they care after raising £1,300 for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

The cast of the Passion Play led by Bellshill actor Nicky Elliot who plays Jesus. Pic: Malcolm Cunningham

Be a part of the Easter story at Passion Play

Hamilton Churches have united once more to bring the Easter story to life – and this year it’s happening in the heart of the town!

Students will be able to study BA Acting and BA Musical Theatre at New College Lanarkshire after the summer  as QMU will take on validation of the courses

College performing arts degrees saved

Performing arts courses at New College Lanarkshire which have ben saved from cancellation following interest from a Scottish University.

Emily Wang and Sophie Rowan with their wining logo design. Pic: Iain McGuinness / Alamy Live News

Sophie has designs on charity

A student from Motherwell has helped create a winning design for a homelessness charity.

Lanarkshire Family History Society's Military Group

Project to catalogue county’s WW1 fallen

Lanarkshire Family History Society is moving forward with an ambitious project to catalogue every Lanarkshire man who fell during World War One.

Margo MacDonald

Margo features in new update of Oxford Dictionary of Biography

Bellshill-born politician Margo MacDonald has been included in the latest update of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography which adds 216 people who died in 2014.

Douglas with the Grant family, who were originally from Motherwell, in the mid 1890s.

Incredible story of ‘The Black Scotsman’ is now told on film

It is 100 years since prisoner of war Douglas Grant arrived in Motherwell following his release by the Germans.

Helen Salt (SAPHiR) and Anne Clyde (UKSE) with Cardinal Newman High pupils Oliva Paterson and Barry Linden

Pupils discover how to get hired

Pupils from Cardinal Newman High in Bellshill are one step closer to landing their dream careers after learning how to successfully prepare for job interviews.

a locust being offering by Jude Scullion is a tasty treat

Meerkat pups are saved by caring pupils

A class of primary school pupils in Muirhouse have been hand rearing a pair of meerkat pups.

The garden of the show home is looking great thanks to the hard work put in by the Firpark Secondary pupils as the horticulture group has come  a long waysince being founded as a lunchtime club

Pupils use their green fingers

Green fingered pupils at Firpark Secondary have been using their talents to maintain the garden at the new Springfield Properties’ show home in Motherwell.

Viridor's Ryan Porter became a CBeebies 'presenter' for the day

Bringing recycling to life for pre-schoolers

Viridor’s recycling facility in Newhouse is being featured on an episode of ‘Down of the Farm’, on CBeebies next week.

Some people are able to enjoy the snow which is causing disruption across North Lanarkshire. Pic: SWNS

Public services in North Lanarkshire fall victim to the weather

North Lanarkshire Council is holding meetings throughout the day to determine whether schools should reopen tomorrow (Thursday).

Many children go hungry without access to school meals

NLC plans to tackle hunger

North Lanarkshire Council aims to provide free meals for children in low income households every day of the year.

Protestors against the Newarthill Library closure campaigning in 2016, but it seems their efforts may not have been as successful as they thought.

Library under threat of closure ... again

Campaigners who fought to save Newarthill Library have been devastated to learn that it could be facing closure once again.

Closing Kilbowie is just one potential savings option, the rest can found at

SNP will oppose any move to close centre

The SNP Group at North Lanarkshire Council are determined to oppose any attempt to close Kilbowie Outdoor Centre.

Councillors and young people join together to launch the initiative

Year of Young People initiative launches

Lots of exciting things will be happening to celebrate the Year of Young People (YOYP) 2018 in North Lanarkshire.

Kilbowie Outdoor Centre accomodates up to 120 pupils every week  to take part in a range of activities

Council due to lose more cash than expected

A budget blunder by the Scottish Government is set to cost North Lanarkshire Council an extra £700,000.

Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

Schools to close early with snow forecast

Schools to close early with snow forecast

With a worsening weather forecast showing heavy snow is likely, North Lanarkshire Council schools will begin to close to pupils from 1pm today and schools in South Lanarkshire will also close at lunchtime.

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