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MSP Clare keeps an eye out for butterfly

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson visited Greenhead Moss Community Nature Park to see the small pearl-bordered fritillary in its natural habitat after the Scottish Environment Link invited her to become a ‘Species Champion’.

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Phil Salina with development cleaner Maria Speirs (left) and development manager Sharon McLean as he gets the funds to continue his garden at Baillie Court

Phil receives funds to let garden grow

A 75-year-old man, who transformed a small disused patio area at his sheltered housing complex into a garden, has been awarded funding from Gardening for Disabled Trust.

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Litter being thrown from cars has led to hundreds of fines. 'Picture posed by a model

Litterbugs are being caught

More than 400 people were fined for throwing litter from a vehicle in North Lanarkshire in the last year.

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Fox had to be put down after getting caught in netting

Fox put down after it got caught in netting

The Scottish SPCA is encouraging the public to ensure their gardens are tidy and free from any netting after a fox in Lanarkshire had to be put to sleep after getting caught in anti-weed fabric.

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Competition winner Jayden Young cuts the ribbon while Annalise Gribbon holds up the sign they designed for the play area

The idea to refurbish ‘Spider Park’ had legs

Children in the Orbiston area of Bellshill now have a superb new play area to enjoy after a major refurbishment of ‘Spider Park’.

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Cars parked illegally on Merry Street

Illegal car parking needs to be stopped

Concern has been raised about motorists parking their vehicles on the pavements in Merry Street/Brandon Parade East in Motherwell.

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Amazonia manager Amanda Gott

Amanda’s at one with nature ...in the heart of Lanarkshire

Amanda Gott has revealed what it is like to be in charge of a tropical rainforest in the heart of Lanarkshire.

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Soldiers carry an injured comrade during the First World War's battle of Passchendaele

Forgotten WW1 heroes should be remembered

An elder at Viewpark Parish Church is pushing for the town to have its own war memorial.

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Bellshill teenagers (l-r) Erin Gallagher, Kyana Gardner and Kaci Cunningham who found the horse's head in the burn

Grim discovery ruins birthday celebrations

A Bellshill teenager’s birthday celebrations were left ruined by the grim discovery of a severed horse’s head in a burn.

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Council urges participation in WWF’s Earth Hour event

Council urges participation in WWF’s Earth Hour event

North Lanarkshire Council has been awarded ‘Super Local Authority’ status by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Scotland for demonstrating its commitment to action on climate change.

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Danny Lowdon was shocked to find his parents' grave under water on Mother's Day at Bothwellpark Cemetery

Trying to fix flooding problem at cemetery

North Lanarkshire Council is currently carrying out work to try to alleviate flooding problems at Bothwellpark Cemetery.

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Clare Adamson MSP is pictured at the opening with Lanarkshire Childcare Services manager Margaret Brown, pastor John Murfin and church staff member Keiran Davidson

Church delighted to unveil new kitchen

The Elim Christian Centre in Motherwell has officially opened its new £21,000 kitchen.

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Charles Dunne mimics driving a car as he celebrates Motherwell's Scottish Cup quater-final win over Hearts (Pic by Ian McFadyen)

’Well star thanked for act of kindness

A Holytown man has sent his thanks to Motherwell defender Charles Dunne for talking him home safely during the recent blizzards.

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Council urged to sort flooding at boundary

Council urged to sort flooding at boundary

Margaret Mitchell has written to both local authorities in Lanarkshire council urging them to resolve the issue of flooding at the council boundary in Uddingston.

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Gayle Wilde from Kilsyth with Taz

Four-legged hero up for Crufts prize

Not many people can say they have helped with murder inquiries, helicopter disasters or missing persons probes – not many dogs can, either.

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Players from Dalziel Rugby Club offered to clear snow

Good hearts to the fore in time of need

The team from C&C MOT Centre ensured medical staff weren’t left stranded as the heavy snow made travel difficult.

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Councillor Meghan Gallacher

Tories hit out at £75k researchers proposal

Conservative councillors in North Lanarkshire have hit out at Labour and SNP members for proposing to spend £75,000 a year on political researchers.

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Councillor Nathan Wilson was concerned when he realised construction of the park and ride facility had not started weeks after it was supposed to begin.

Park and ride stuck in limbo

Works to create a park and ride facility at Shieldmuir station have been postponed despite confirmation late last year that construction would begin in the New Year.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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New Salvation Army UK and Ireland Commissioners Lyndon and Bronwyn Buckingham

New leaders visit to celebrate Salvation Army milestone

The new leaders of the Salvation Army in the UK and Ireland will be in Motherwell this weekend to celebrate 120 years of mission work in the town.

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