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13 hrs ago | Motherwell Today

Queues not our fault - blame the Games

Commuters say up to 20 minutes is being added to their journey to work because of queues at several locations. An alternative route via Jerviston is off limits because of roadworks there too.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Newsday

Shop worker attacked in armed raid

A shop worker has been injured after being attacked by a masked man during an armed robbery at a Tesco Express store in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. The shop, in the town's High Street, was targeted by two men wearing ski masks at about 23:20 on Sunday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Selkirk Today

Trust helps Chloe's dream

A big thank you for contributing... We really appreciate you taking the time to send your content...if it complements our coverage we'll use it in our website or in our newspaper. A local trust has stepped in to help a young Selkirk student realise her dream of studying at the UK's top music conservatoire in London.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Cumbernauld Today

Historic milestone for Langriggs

The green heart of Cumbernauld Village is now protected forever, thanks to the partnership between national charity Fields in Trust and Cumbernauld Village Action for the Community . By taking part in the Queen Elizabeth Fields Challenge CVAC is making their much loved space part of the fabric of the community for generations to come.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Record

'People power' win in Motherwell schools' saga

Long-running proposals to merge Taylor High School in New Stevenston and Our Lady's High School in Motherwell were knocked back at a meeting of North Lanarkshire Council's ruling Labour group on Monday. Labour councillors stressed that the merger idea had come from civil servants within the council and not from elected members.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Daily Record

Airdrie school merger plans dropped at special council meeting

Proposals to merge St Dominic's and St Edward's primaries at a new joint campus with Tollbrae on Craigneuk Park, and to amalgamate Dunrobin and Petersburn primaries in a new-build on the former site, attracted objections from parents and communities. North Lanarkshire's ruling Labour group is now suggesting a review of primary provision, "having listened to the people of Airdrie", to suggest new options to be taken forward next year.

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Newsday

VIDEO: Miliband's 'head, heart and soul' plea

Speaking in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, the Labour leader said: "I want to make the case to you from the head, which is that we are stronger staying together because we can better create a more equal, a more just, society. "I want to make the case to you from the heart, because of the ties that bind us together and which would be broken apart by separatism.

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Evening Times

Bike project to be rolled out for kids

Young children from across Glasgow will soon get the chance to learn how to ride a bike, thanks to a A 232,000 grant Play on Pedals, which teaches pre-school children, now has 500 bikes and will roll out its programme Glasgow-wide this month. During June and July, Play on Pedals development officer Polly Jarman piloted training resources with nurseries in Gorbals and Castlemilk.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Sunday Herald

Plans to close two NLC Catholic schools scrapped

Controversial plans to shut two Catholic secondary schools in Lanarkshire have been scrapped amid denials of bowing to church and political pressure. Controversial plans to shut two Catholic secondary schools in Lanarkshire have been scrapped amid denials of bowing to church and political pressure.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Daily Record

World War I: Lasting tribute for Airdrie's Victoria Cross recipients

John O'Neill and David Lauder, both from Airdrie, and John Carmichael from Glenmavis are among the six men set to be remembered with commemorative paving stones. 628 Victoria Crosses were awarded during the First World War and James Richardson of Bellshill, William Clamp from Motherwell and William Milne of Cambusnethan make up the remainder of the North Lanarkshire contingent set to be honoured.

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Evening Times

Third of transplant patients are obese

More than 30% of transplant patients have a body mass index in the obese range or above, reveals the region's transplant unit. Those in the 35-plus category have up to a 40% increased risk of transplants failing and a 30% increased risk of death, compared to patients with a lower BMI.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Sunday Herald

Queen's tree up for award

LEGEND says it was planted by Mary Queen of Scots during a visit to Cumbernauld Castle, the family home of one her ladies-in-waiting. LEGEND says it was planted by Mary Queen of Scots during a visit to Cumbernauld Castle, the family home of one her ladies-in-waiting.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Daily Record

Three men arrested after drugs worth around A 40,000 seized by police in Airdrie

THREE men are in police custody after the raid in North Lanarkshire on Friday afternoon in which the drugs were seized. Officers recovered the drugs following a search of a car and two properties in the Airdrie area, North Lanarkshire, at about 3.30 pm on Friday.

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Evening Times

Cops seize 40,000 of cocaine in North Lanarkshire drug haul

Officers recovered the drugs following a search of a car and two properties in the Airdrie area, North Lanarkshire, at about 3.30 pm on Friday. We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Sunday Herald

Key battlegrounds: Coatbridge

A Labour supporter and party member who will cast a No vote on September, he has been taken by surprise by one issue more than any other in Coatbridge's Referendum debate. "There's definitely a movement towards Yes.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Sunday Herald

Food waste helping to fuel energy boom

New figures show 8,000 tonnes of food waste is being collected from households and converted into energy using anaerobic digesting plants. Scottish Renewables said the AD industry was set to double in size in the next two years, fuelled by a rise in local authority food waste collections and the compulsory measures for businesses to separate their food waste, which came into effect in January.

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Sunday Herald

Man dies on offshore platform in North Sea

BP confirmed that "an incident" had occurred and the Health and Safety Executive said it was liaising with police. "The incident occurred on the Unity platform and enquiries to establish the circumstances are on-going," the force said in a statement.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Sunday Herald

Hargreaves vows to keep investing in Scottish mines

The logistics company joined the Scottish mining industry by taking over several open-cast mines from the Scottish Coal Company and a subsidiary of ATH Resources when both firms collapsed into administration last year.

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The Daily Record

Former PM warns Scotland would become 'international...

AN independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refuses to accept a share of the UK national debt, according to former prime minister Gordon Brown.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Cumbernauld Today

Homes scheme on track

Newbuild housing schemes in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth are among those claimed to show the council's ambitious local development plans are bearing fruit.

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