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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…

Education
The Bellshill branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland is one of 62 across Scotland which are due to close before the end of June

MP blasts bank’s arrogance

Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill MP Hugh Gaffney has urged Royal Bank of Scotland customers to ‘vote with their feet’ and move their accounts.

Business
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.

Education
Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson with Asda Community Champion Bernadette Hart

Be responsible when it comes to alcohol

Asda Motherwell and Drinkaware, the UK’s leading alcohol education charity, worked together on Friday to provide free information and advice on alcohol to the local community.

Business
Brannock High teacher Mary Osei-Oppong. 

Pic: Chris James

Mary hopes to inspire

Brannock High teacher Mary Osei-Oppong has joined the Scottish Government’s ‘Teaching Makes People’ campaign.

Education
Police Scotland.

Travel with caution advice for drivers

Drivers across Scotland are advised to travel with extra caution, as the latest weather warnings for the country are announced.

News
Police advise drivers to avoid travelling tonight in southern and central Scotland

Police advise drivers to avoid travelling tonight in southern and central Scotland

Police Scotland is advising drivers in much of the southern and central belt areas to avoid travelling on the roads tonight, following a warning by the Met Office of severe weather between 9pm tonight and 5am tomorrow.

Transport
Westerwood Community Council chairman Tom Law (left) and vice-chairman Bill Crosson

Time for residents to come together

Community council to hold first meeting after years of abeyance

Politics
Education convener Councillor Frank McNally at the opening of Orchard Primary in Wishaw. He now hopes to be able to open new schools at Ravenscraig in the near future.

Primary schools plan for ’Craig site

North Lanarkshire Council is developing plans to build two new primary schools at Ravenscraig.

Education
Uddingston and Bellshill MSP Richard Lyle disputes the Bellshill branch of RBS only sees 96 customers per week

Numbers don’t add up

Uddingston and Bellshill MSP Richard Lyle has launched a petition in a bid to save two local Royal Bank of Scotland branches from closure.

Business
Takeaway plan will increase congestion

Takeaway plan will increase congestion

A councillor is concerned that the opening of a Tim Hortons, at the junction of Windmillhill Street and Knowetop Avenue, will lead to more congestion.

Business
Weather warning has been upgraded across Central Scotland

Weather warning has been upgraded across Central Scotland

Travellers are being warned of a high risk of disruption, after the Met Office upgraded its weather warning for parts of south west and central Scotland.

Environment
Driver tried to kill police officer in Bellshill

Driver tried to kill police officer in Bellshill

Police have launched a hunt for a driver who staged a deliberate bid to run down an officer in Bellshill’s Gartcosh Way.

Crime
Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

News
Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers

Volvo planning to build on 84 years of history

Terex Trucks’ range of rigid haulers is to be phased out as parent firm Volvo CE is set to enter the market with a complete Volvo-branded range.

Business
Supermarket rebuild starts

Supermarket rebuild starts

The Lidl supermarket on Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, will be demolished on Monday to allow the company to rebuild a new store on the site.

Business
Bellshill West minister The Rev Calum Stark, two of the eldest members Alex and Rena Davidson, and one of the youngest Logan Dickson with the Moderator of Hamilton Presbytery Roberta Hutton

Church celebrates 140th anniversary

Bellshill West Parish Church celebrated a special anniversary on Hogmanay as it was exactly 140 years to the day since the church first opened its doors.

Environment
People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt. Pic: Dustin Smith

Three lucky winners in Postcode Lottery

Three Motherwell residents are starting 2018 with an extra £1000 in the bank after winning with the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Business
Canon Noel Carey

Canon Carey passes away

The former Administrator of Motherwell Cathedral, Canon Noel Carey, passed away at his home in Barna, County Offaly, yesterday (Tuesday).

Health
Schools return to find they had been broken into over holidays

Schools return to find they had been broken into over holidays

Pupils and staff at Cathedral Primary and Firpark Primary had an unpleasant experience when they returned from their festive break on Monday to discover the joint-kitchen area had been broken into.

Education
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