Ecumenical service in aid of cancer charities

The Knights of St Columba Council 246 (Carfin) organised this year’s Pause for Hope ecumenical prayer service at St Bernadette’s Church, Motherwell.

Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh take part in the SCIAF 6k

SCIAF 6k helps bring a sense of Dignity to lives

Deacon Blue stars Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh joined hundreds of SCIAF supporters at its 6k Family Fun Run in Strathclyde Park.

The opening celebrations of the Lanarkshire Dementia Resource Centre were led by North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones, along with Alzheimer Scotland chief executive Henry Simmons, convenor David Clements as well as staff, volunteers and local supporters.

Dementia resource centre refurbished

Alzheimer Scotland has officially opened the refurbished Lanarkshire Dementia Resource Centre in Motherwell.

MRRP clinical lead Dr Jim Ruddy (left) and project director Graeme Reid

Possible site for new hospital

NHS Lanarkshire is to look into building a new hospital in Gartcosh to replace the existing University Hospital Monklands.

Les Hoey at Morrison's in Bellshill to collect a cheque from Jamesey Laird and Heatherand Deke Johnston

Donation will make dreams come true

A Bellshill family has raised thousands of pounds for the Les Hoey DreamMaker Foundation.

Rob Watson-Worlidge, who runs the Bellshill Sacred Heart Parish Hall Slimming World groups, with some of the bags collected as part of the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw

Charity gains from lost pounds

Generous slimmers have raised funds for charity by donating the clothes they no longer need.

Wishaw councillor Fiona Fotheringham and Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows (second, right) with (l-r) Pamela Porter, Grace O'Neil and Jim McDonald from FAMS

MP joins mental health groups to mark Volunteer Week 2018

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows celebrated Volunteer Week 2018 with local charities Chris’s House and Families and Friends Against Murder and Suicide (FAMS).

Graham Simpson has called on the Scottish Government to do more about delayed discharge

Delayed discharge cost £17m

Central Scotland list MSP Graham Simpson is calling for urgent action after figures revealed that delayed discharge of patients cost NHS Lanarkshire nearly £17m last year.

Harley Shevill with her parents Coral and Graeme

Harley lost an eye to save her young life

A Motherwell couple is supporting a campaign which urges parents to get their child checked out if they have a squint, after their daughter was dianosed with an agressive cancer.

Claudia Todd (left) and Jordan McGill will be in the Miss Scotland final on June 15

County women vie for title of Miss Scotland

Bellshill and Bothwell will both be represented at this year’s Miss Scotland final which takes place in Glasgow next month.

Ritta Hay celebrates her 100th birthday with son Jim

Ritta celebrates reaching 100

Motherwell woman Ritta Hay was the centre of attention on Saturday as she celebrated her 100th birthday.


Revealed: The cost of free paracetamol to NHS Scotland

Scotland’s 14 health boards have spent more than £57 million on providing free paracetamol since charging for prescriptions was scrapped by the SNP government in 2011.

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Winners and finalists are pictured at the awards ceremony.

NHS stars shine at health board annual awards

Healthcare staff and volunteers from across NHS Lanarkshire have been recognised for the inspirational work that they do at the third annual staff awards ceremony.

Football ace Mark Reynolds wants Scots to sign up for SCIAF's 6k Family Fun Run on June 2 at Strathclyde Parkl to kick-start a new healthy lifestyle. Pic - Paul Chappells

On your Marks for SCIAF’s fundraiser

Former Motherwell defender Mark Reynolds has given his backing to SCIAF’s 6k Family Fun Run at Strathclyde Park on Saturday, June 2.

Duglas T Stewart and Chloe Philip from BMX Bandits show their support for the NHS

It’s east meets west as the NHS turns 70

BMX Bandits will be joined by a host of top Indian acts at a charity concert to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS at Motherwell Concert Hall.

Jan Vesely

Jan is going the extra miles for kids’ charity

A Motherwell man is aiming to walk the entire length of Britain as he attempts to raise £10,000 for charity.

Jamie McPherson, Jordan Cumming, Daniel Kane, Chris Higgins and Bryan Buckley reach John o'Groats

Bikers saddle up in memory of Aimee

A motorcycle run from Lanarkshire to the top of Scotland took place in memory of tragic Newarthill teenager Aimee Sweeney.

Scott Symington before joining Weight Watchers and the new slimmer version picking up his Gold Member award

Motherwell man is pain free after losing 128lbs

A Motherwell man says he is finally pain free nearly eight years on from an industrial accident after losing 128lbs.

Mears apprentices Lucy Vaughan, Ryan McGoldrick and Aidan Caldow with Councillor Allan Graham as they promote the OVO Energy Tour Series coming to Motherwell

TCA celebrate top sporting events

Motherwell will host a fun day on Saturday to celebrate the involvement of the town in two major sporting events: the OVO Energy Tour Series and the Scottish Cup Final.

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