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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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Councillor Allan Graham breaks ground in Draffen Street, Motherwell, watched by Councillor Ann Weir and representatives of  North Lanarkshire Council and Robertson Partnership Homes

New build on former Calder Primary site

A visit, marking the progress of new build council homes, took place at the site of the former Calder Primary site in Motherwell.

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Housing development manager Pamela Humphries

Council enters open property market to boost housing stock

North Lanarkshire Council is looking to purchase homes on the open market in order to boost its housing stock. .

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Cumbernauld North councillor Danish Ashraf

Equality and diversity training ordered for North Lanarkshire councillors

All 77 North Lanarkshire councillors are to undergo mandatory equality and diversity training.

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The most common age for under-18 housebreaking referrals was 15, with 208 instances since 2014-15. Picture: Bill Henry

Children as young as 8 caught housebreaking in Scotland

Children as young as eight have been caught breaking into someone else’s home in Scotland in recent years, it has emerged.

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Information packs will be delivered to each affected household by a local housing officer, who will be on hand to answer any questions.

Towers among the first to be demolished

Three Motherwell tower blocks are among the first to be earmarked by North Lanarkshire Council for demolition.

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£50m investment for council house improvements

£50m investment for council house improvements

North Lanarkshire Council has announced ambitious investment plans totalling £50.9m to deliver significant housing improvements.

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NLC’s £214m five-year capital plan

NLC’s £214m five-year capital plan

A near £214 million investment programme for the next five years has been unveiled by North Lanarkshire Council.

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North Lanarkshire Council Leader Jim Logue, John Lee, Chair of the SAIP Campaigns Group and Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scottish Grocers Federation and Superintendent Rob Hay, Police Scotland.

New resource to help roll-out campaign

Following its success in North Lanarkshire the You’re Asking For It campign has developed an online resource to support its roll-out across Scotland.

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North Lanarkshire Council chief executive Paul Jukes

NLC chief exec announces he’ll 
retire this year

North Lanarkshire Council chief executive Paul Jukes has announced his intention to retire later this year.

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Payments during cold weather are ‘snow fair’

Payments during cold weather are ‘snow fair’

Central Scotland list MSP Mark Griffin has highlighted a major flaw in the way Cold Weather Payments are calculated by the Department of Work and Pensions.

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Meeting which take place in the council chamber at  Motherwell Civic Centre will be broadcast

Council prepares to broadcast meeting on the Internet

North Lanarkshire Council is set to broadcast its committee meetings on the Internet for the first time.

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Balmer Developments plan to demolish Victorian villa and turn land into a care home

Care home plan goes before Government

A planning application to build a care home in Bothwell has been appealed to the Scottish Government after South Lanarkshire Council failed to make a decision.

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Motherwell Civic Centre

Facilities saved in council budget

North Lanarkshire Council was able to protect community facilities as it passed its budget last week, but has been criticised for a £1m cut to education.

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The employees union, the GMB have set out an ultimatum to North Lanarkshire Council.

GMB demands action is taken

GMB Scotland has demanded that North Lanarkshire Council bosses urgently recalculate and reward the pensions of hundreds of women affected by the equal pay scandal.

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Are savings still required?

Are savings still required?

North Lanarkshire is waiting with baited breath to learn if proposed council cuts can now be shelved - at least for this year!

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Anger at council committee meeting as SNP emergency motion is denied

Anger at council committee meeting as SNP emergency motion is denied

A row erupted at North Lanarkshire Council’s Infrastructure Committee when the SNP attempted to discuss gritting policy around icy schools.

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Draffen Tower in Motherwell

Tower block consultation

The first stage of consultation is now beginning on the council’s ambitious plans for the demolition of its 48 residential tower blocks over the next 20 years.

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Hugh Gaffney Labour MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill. Pic: John Devlin

Bellshill MP apologises for homophobic speech

Bellshill MP Hugh Gaffney has made an unreserved apology for his comments made at a recent Burns supper.

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