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NLC councillor quits ‘toxic’ SNP

A North Lanarkshire councillor has blasted his former SNP colleagues as he quit the group.

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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.

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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.

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The donation of the Rolls Royce was accepted by Glasgow City Council.

Glasgow City Council’s Rolls Royce donated by Boyd Tunnock

It is not so much a storm in a tea cup as a storm in a tea cake.

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North Lanarkshire Council's head of housing solutions Stephen Llewellyn

Sheltered housing survey

People living in North Lanarkshire Council-run sheltered housing complexes are being asked their views on potential changes to current services.

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Councillor David Cullen, David Douglas and Veterans Champion David McAllister.

David is recognised for his service

A former Bellshill soldier has been presented with an armed forces Veterans badge in recognition of his services.

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Andrew Hilland, Labour's new parliamentary candidate.

Labour chooses new parliamentary candidate

Andrew Hilland has been selected as the Labour Party’s candidate for the UK parliamentary constituency of Lanark and Hamilton East at the next general election.

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North Lanarkshire Council's head of housing solutions Stephen Llewellyn

Council looks to simplify its rent structure

North Lanarkshire Council is aiming to restructure and simplify its system for calculating rent.

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An artist's impression of how a mixed use centre might look

Council to spend £32.75m making town centres fit for the future

Modern, vibrant communities where people live, work and socialise – that is North Lanarkshire Council’s ambition for the future of its town centres.

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Clare Adamson MSP receives her award from Bryan Finlay at the RLSS UK National Speed Championships

Clare recognised for dedication to safety

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson has become the first Parliamentarian to receive an award for championing drowning prevention from the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) UK.

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Tory leader told to quit over handling of Goldsack affair

Tory leader told to quit over handling of Goldsack affair

The SNP Group at North Lanarkshire Council has called on Councillor Meghan Gallacher to resign as leader of the Conservative group.

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North Lanarkshire Council headquarters in Motherwell

Scots Tory councillor expelled over links to BNP

A North Lanarkshire councillor has been expelled from the Scottish Conservatives over his past links to the British National Party.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson with actor Brian Cox

MSP Clare joins all-star panel to discuss future

Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson joined a number of prominent figures to discuss Scotland’s future.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows outside her constituency office

Motherwell wished luck for the final in Parliament

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has submitted a motion to Parliament cheering Motherwell FC in Scottish Cup final against Celtic.

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Jerviston Community Centre is among those affected

Community Centre opening days are cut as Culture NL seeks to save £400,000

Culture NL is to close 26 community centres across in North Lanarkshire for 14 of the weeks of the year in a bid to save £400,000.

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Councillor Allan Graham (second, left) was joined by North Lanarkshire Council's head of housing solutions Stephen Llewellyn ,assistant chief executive - enterprise and housing resources Des Murray and housing development manager Pamela Humphries as he outlined the council's ambitious plans to more than double its new council homes to 5000.

Council doubles its housing ambitions

North Lanarkshire Council proposes to more than double its affordable home plans by pledging to deliver 5000 homes by 2035.

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The consultation is looking at an overall strategy for all 19 of South Lanarkshire's stations.

South Lanarkshire park and ride consultation

A consultation on a park and ride strategy for all 19 railway stations in South Lanarkshire is underway.

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The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

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SNP MP for Motherwell slams ‘despicable’ welfare sanctions affecting local families

SNP MP for Motherwell slams ‘despicable’ welfare sanctions affecting local families

Local families are being deprived of basic rights as a result of the UK Government’s welfare policy, according to Marion Fellows MP.

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Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows (right) with WASPI volunteer Marjory Barrie who assisted with the surgeries

MP Marion on tour offering welfare advice

Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows held surgeries giving advice and assistance on Universal Credit and women’s state pension age increase.

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