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Bill for supply teachers in Scotland reaches £81m

The bill for supply teachers in Scotland has topped £81 million, sparking calls for the Scottish Government to review its deal on teacher pay.

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North Lanarkshire councillors join Scottish Labour leader and Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard as they protest at the Scottish Parliament ahead of the draft budget settlement being announced

Draft budget is ‘disastrous’

Members of the Labour administration at North Lanarkshire Council joined trade unions at the Scottish Parliament to protest cuts to the local authority budget.

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Councillors voted against suspending standing orders

Attempt to force vote on school transport fails

An SNP Group motion to suspend standing orders at North Lanarkshire Council to force a vote on school transport was defeated.

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Motherwells skyline could be changed forever if North Lanarkshire Council moves forward with plans to demolish all of its tower blocks over the next 30 years

Council proposal to demolish all towers

All of Motherwell’s tower blocks could become resigned to history under ambitious plans announced by North Lanarkshire Council.

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Braving the snow and the ice on Friday to demonstrate the safety issues that can be found of the safe walking route from Craigmarloch  to Greenfaulds High

Updated ‘walking to school’ policy is long overdue

North Lanarkshire Council has accepted that its current ‘Walking Routes to School’ criteria is badly outdated.

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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.

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Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

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Thorniewood councillor Steven Bonnar

Tannochside centre has its funding axed

North Lanarkshire Council has axed its funding to Tannochside Information and Advice Centre.

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The report going to the Infrastructure Committee can be found in the MARS section of the councils website

Bin motions fail to find support

An SNP motion calling for a report into the ongoing difficulties in North Lanarkshire with the new bin scheme failed ... because one already exists.

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North Lanarkshire Council assistant chief executive Des Murray with Housing convener Allan Graham at the recently built council houses in Oakdene Avene in Tannochside

Warning that North Lanarkshire could lose millions in council house funding

An MSP has warned North Lanarkshire could lose out on millions of pounds if the speed of council houses being built is not increased.

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Tenants feel like 2nd class citizens

Tenants feel like 2nd class citizens

North Lanarkshire Council is to carry out a review of the levels of caretaker services in its tower blocks.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows

MP warns: We will be cut in two

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has condemned proposals from the Boundary Commission for Scotland, which would result in her constituency being wiped out.

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David Stocks

SNP quits sounding board after refusing to work with Tories

The SNP Group in North Lanarkshire has confirmed it will not be taking part in the budget sounding board as it wants to avoid doing a deal with the Conservatives.

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Staff are not to blame for bins ‘chaos’

Staff are not to blame for bins ‘chaos’

The SNP Group in North Lanarkshire says councillors cannot shirk responsibility for forcing through changes to bin collections.

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Airdrie & Shotts MP Neil Gray. Pic: Anthony Upton 2016�.

Fury over bin collection changes

Airdrie and Shotts MP Neil Gray has written to North Lanarkshire Council to complain about the new bin collection scheme.

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Council refuses to discuss bin issues

Council refuses to discuss bin issues

A request for North Lanarkshire Council to discuss problems with the new bin collection schedule was refused.

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Alan Beveridge has concerns about councillors who owe the council money

NLC tight-lipped on council tax debtors

North Lanarkshire Council has stayed tight-lipped on which councillors are in council tax arrears.

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Margaret Mitchell

North Lanarkshire should have its say over plans for incinerator

Central Scotland list MSP Margaret Mitchell has backed demands for all councillors representing communities affected by the proposed Whitehill incinerator to be properly consulted.

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