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Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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Roadworks delayed til 2017

Roadworks delayed til 2017

Roadworks planned to have taken place on Auchinstarry Road in Kilsyth last weekend have now been postponed.

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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Council Depute Leader Councillor Paul Kelly, Convener of Planning and Transportation Councillor James Coyle and Council Leader Councillor Jim Logue at Ameys Bargeddie depot to see the preparations for winter.

Working to keep North Lanarkshire safe this winter

Council gritters have been out on the local roads network in preparation for this winter’s big freeze.

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Protest day over train services

Protest day over train services

Rail union RMT is staging a day of action calling for train services to be publicly owned.

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The shake-up will see M&S left with about 60 fewer clothing and homewares stores. Picture: John Devlin

Marks & Spencer to close 60 UK clothing stores as profits plunge to £231m

High street giant Marks & Spencer has said it will close around 60 clothing and home stores as it focuses on food, and warned of more than 2100 job losses under plans to axe 53 overseas shops.

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High level of complaints about Cumbernauld Post Office lead to open day on Monday

High level of complaints about Cumbernauld Post Office lead to open day on Monday

Cumbernauld’s under-fire post office will stage an open day on Monday, November 7 as a means of responding to issues raised by aggrieved customers in recent weeks.

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Black Friday shoppers

Black Friday update for Cumbernauld

Both Tescos in Cumbernauld will be participating in the flash sale phenomenon that is Black Friday, it has been confirmed.

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Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Marmite-gate might be over, but it has highlighted the increased responsibility being placed on the shoulders of small business owners in the UK.

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The cost of keeping businesses going

The cost of keeping businesses going

More than 550,000 UK small businesses have been forced to halt trading due to a disruption in the last two years, according to new research.

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Independent body set up to tackle poverty in North Lanarkshire

Independent body set up to tackle poverty in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire Council has agreed to support the establishment of an independently-chaired Fairness Commission in a bid to tackle poverty and deprivation.

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Sponsors and 2016 winners gather to promote the 2017 Lanarkshire Business Excellent Awards at Taylor Wimpey's new Torrance Park Development

Nominations open as Lanarkshire businesses urged to share their success

The race is on to win one of the prestigious category titles of the 2017 Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards.

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Moira Jarvie (Unison steward at New College Lanarkshire) with Central Scotland list MSP Monica Lennon

Monica’s support for striking college staff

Central Scotland list MSP Monica Lennon joined striking college support staff as members of trade unions Unison and the GMB demonstrated outside the Scottish Parliament.

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Speakers (l-r) Liam Doyle and Alistair Shanks from Allied Timber and property services manager Ian Gillespie with job coach Paul Ruston at the supported employment event.

Employment scheme makes a difference

Contractors heard first-hand the business benefits of employing people from North Lanarkshire Council’s supported employment service.

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Weekend closure for motorway link road

Weekend closure for motorway link road

The M73 northbound link road to the M8 westbound near Baillieston will be closed over the weekend from 8pm on Friday until 6am on Monday.

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Irn-Bru manufacturers AG Barr, which is headquartered in Cumbernauld, is to lay off 90 staff

Job losses at Cumbernauld-based Irn-Bru manufacturer

Cumbernauld-based soft drinks firm AG Barr has announced it is to make 90 redundancies following a drop in revenues.

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Cumbernauld at the cutting edge as world first is struck

Cumbernauld at the cutting edge as world first is struck

Hard working staff at Wardpark have brainstormed their way to a discovery that will supercharge green energy for future generations.

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