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Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

Business
Payback time for fraud couple

Payback time for fraud couple

A former company director and his ex-wife, jailed in March for tax fraud, have been ordered to pay back £154,900.

Crime
M74 will be linked to the M80

£190m road will link motorways

A £190 million roads’ programme to boost the regneration of Ravenscraig has been approved by the Glasgow City Region cabinet.

Transport
Last year's NHS Lanarkshire Staff award-winners. Photo: Gary Hutchison.

Last chance to nominate your healthcare hero

It is your last chance to nominate your healthcare hero for NHS Lanarkshire’s Staff Awards.

News
Andy McDade is concerned about the future of his business. Pic: Craig Halkett

True cost revealed of school bus changes

Transport boss says plans will have ‘deep consequences’

Business
Cannabis farmer gave the game away to cops

Cannabis farmer gave the game away to cops

A Mossend cannabis farmer gave the game away when he contacted the police to report he’d been assaulted.

Crime
Central Scotland list MSP Graham Simpson (centre) with David (left) and John Goonery of Fix-PC

Support local retailers

Central Scotland list MSP Graham Simpson visited Fix-PC in Brandon Street, Motherwell, to help promote the recent Small Business Saturday.

Business
Two to appear in court over £125,000 cocaine haul

Two to appear in court over £125,000 cocaine haul

Two men were expected in court today over alleged drugs offences after cocaine worth £125,000 was seized by police near Bothwell.

Crime
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

Health
Maureen McSherry (back, second from right) and Lyn Clyde (back, third from right) with members of the maternity team and baby Hunter Ness. Hunters mum is also an NHS Lanarkshire midwife.

NHS Lanarkshire midwifery team nominated for top award

NHS Lanarkshire’s midwifery team has been nominated for the prestigious Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Award for Midwifery Service of the Year.

Health
Ofcom reveals NL is connected

Ofcom reveals NL is connected

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth’s MP Stuart McDonald has praised the Scottish Government for ensuring the increased roll-out of superfast broadband in North Lanarkshire.

Business
Club gets criticised over staff wages

Club gets criticised over staff wages

The UK Government has criticised Motherwell FC for failing to pay some employees at least the minimum wage.

Business
Donations needed to help food bank

Donations needed to help food bank

Specsavers in Motherwell is collecting donations for Basics Food Bank (Lanarkshire).

Business
St Teresas Church is located on Benford Avenue, Newarthill

Village street has UK’s fastest broadband

A street in Newarthill has the fastest broadband in the UK, an analysis of Internet speeds has revealed.

Business
Peter Andre supports Christmas Jumper Day, North Lanarkshire councillors are being asked to do likewise. Photo by Jamie Baker.

SNP school transport motions rejected

The SNP Group in North Lanarkshire has accused provost Jean Jones of being more interested in Christmas jumpers than school transport.

Politics
Times to benefit from BBC link for local democracy reporters

Times to benefit from BBC link for local democracy reporters

The Motherwell Times will benefit from a link-up with the BBC which will see dozens of local democracy reporters employed across the UK.

Business

Detectives investigate car fire

Detectives are appealing for information after a car was deliberately torched in Uddingston yesterday (Tuesday).

Crime
Jimmy Hood pictured in 2015 with staff and volunteers of Lab on a Lorry

Tributes paid to Jimmy Hood

Tributes have been paid to former Labour MP Jimmy Hood who has died aged 69.

Health
Jackie Lockhart

Race night raises £6,960

A memorial night fundraiser for a much-loved Bellshill woman has managed to raise the staggering sum of £6,900 for two charities.

Health
Woman admits stalking priest

Woman admits stalking priest

A Motherwell woman has admitted conducting a stalking campaign against her parish priest after becoming infatuated with him.

Crime
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