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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’.

Environment
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP Stuart McDonald has been acknowledged by civil society organisations Scottish Detainee Visitors, the Detention Forum, Detention Action, Glasgow Quakers, Justice & Peace Scotland and Global Justice Glasgow as a 'Detention Champion'

MP recognised for contribution to immigration detention reform

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP Stuart McDonald has been acknowledged by a group of civil society organisations for his contribution to immigration detention reform.

Politics
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.

Health
Carole- Ann White from Mossend Primary (left) and Gillian Gallagher from Holy Family Primary with some of the children involved in the programme at Mossend Playpark

Kids win award as partnership fights bigotry

Pupils from two Mossend schools are celebrating after scooping a prestigious award from North Lanarkshire Council.

Education
New North Lanarkshire Council chief executive Des Murray

New man in charge at NLC

North Lanarkshire Council has appointed Des Murray as its new chief executive.

Politics
Some of the North Lanarkshire probationers (l-r): Caitlin Marsh (who did her probationer year at St Ignatius PS, Wishaw), Claire Friary (Coatbridge High School, Music), Sara MacCallum (Coatbridge High School, Drama), Lauren McCafferty (Glencairn PS) and Gordon Reid (Mossend PS).

New teachers are ready to start working

More than 200 people have successfully completed their training year in North Lanarkshire schools, with many ready to start work in classrooms across the area this August.

Education
Appeal after firearm discharged in Craigneuk

Appeal after firearm discharged in Craigneuk

Detectives are continuing enquiries and appealing for information after a firearm was discharged at a house in Craigneuk on Sunday.

Crime
Decision delayed so that Tim Hortons can revise its plans

Decision delayed so that Tim Hortons can revise its plans

North Lanarkshire Council’s planning sub-committee has posposed making a decision over Tim Hortons application to open a drive-thru in Motherwell.

Business
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.

Health
The Food Warehouse in Craigneuk. Pic: Andy Forman

Food Warehouse opens new supermarket in Craigneuk

The Food Warehouse has invested more than £750,000 opening a new 8694 sq ft supermarket in Caledonian Retail Park, Craigneuk, creating 30 new jobs.

Business
Councillor Allan Graham

Transport interchange plans put to the public

Plans for a transport interchange at Motherwell rail station will be on public display this month.

Transport
College finances under scrutiny

College finances under scrutiny

New College Lanarkshire’s financial shortcomings have been criticised by the Auditor General for Scotland.

Education
Hamilton Sheriff Court

Man sentenced to three years for sending indecent images

A Motherwell sex offender has been jailed for three years after sending indecent photos of himself to an undercover police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl.

Crime
Keith Ross

Motherwell man goes missing as he awaits sentencing

A Motherwell man has gone missing as he awaits sentencing for possessing 1651 indecent images of children and 3029 images depicting “extreme pornography” involving humans and animals.

Crime
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.

Health
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.

Health
Young people warned to be savvy about scams

Young people warned to be savvy about scams

People aged under 24 are being warned they’re more vulnerable to certain types of scams than other age groups.

Crime
Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson addresses the SNp Conference in Aberdeen

MSP hits out at Trump’s steel tariffs

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson MSP stood up for Scottish steel in Parliament and at the SNP Conference in Aberdeen.

Business
Viewcare Project coordinator Debbie Wilson addresses the networking meeting

Church needs more space for community services to grow

Viewpark Parish Church is aiming to raise £1000,000 to build an extension and allow its services to flourish.

Business
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