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Classroom support and breakfast clubs targeted by cash-strapped council

North Lanarkshire could lose all of its school breakfast clubs and most classroom assistants as the council struggles to pay for services.

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New honour is icing on the cake for the ‘marzipan queen’

She’s already been dubbed the ‘Marzipan Queen’ for her incredible creations.

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Pictured Caitlin Frew 5 and Katie Walters 5 outside their den as night falls.  Forestry Commission Scotlands (FCS) Community Fund has contributed �15,000 to social enterprise Wildside Adventures for its North Lanarkshire Woodland Learning Project based at the new Kilsyth Woodland Centre based at Kilsyth Primary School.  Pic: Mark Gibson.

Funding for woodland activities

Community groups across Central Scotland are being invited to apply for grants to fund activity that will lead to greater use of woodlands and forests.

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16-05-2017. Picture Michael Gillen. CUMBERNAULD. Link Centre. Ken McGinness, newly crowned Scottish Open Scrabble Champion.

Cumbernauld’s Ken is Scottish Scrabble champion

Scrabble players from all over the UK and Ireland descended on Edinburgh over the weekend of May 13-14 for the Scottish Scrabble Open.

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Meet the Kilsyth civic party 2017

Meet the Kilsyth civic party 2017

Kilsyth Civic Week 2017 is fast approaching and this year’s civic party has been appointed.

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Mr MacFarlane worked at the old Greenfaulds High building

Former Greenfaulds High teacher struck off for looking at online porn during classes

A TEACHER has been struck off after creating a massive online database of female porn stars.

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Pupils Claire Finnigan, Bethany Lloyd and Charlotte Millar, from Hamilton Grammar School with their products.

Investing in Lanarkshire’s young entrepreneurs

More than 180 young people from across Lanarkshire are gaining entrepreneurial experience thanks to funding from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE).

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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Students and musicians collaborated to create four music videos in just four days at New College Lanarkshires Cumbernauld campus

Students are on the right tracks

Creative Industries students from New College Lanarkshire have produced four music videos in just four days.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Motherwell Civic Centre

Council has rethink over using pupil cash to pay for existing services

North Lanarkshire Council has abandoned plans to use just over £1.2m from the Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) to prop up existing services.

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College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturer members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest union for teachers and lecturers – have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over broken fair pay promises.

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Gerry McCormick, the councils acting head of Standards and Inclusion, says there are many indicators to take into consideration and is confident progress is being made.

Just over 50 per cent of North Lanarkshire schools reach exam benchmark

Just over half of North Lanarkshire’s secondary schools hit their target for pupils gaining three or more highers.

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Helping St Maurice’s High pupils get in touch with nature

Helping St Maurice’s High pupils get in touch with nature

Pupils from St Maurice’s High School are being helped to enjoy the great outdoors thanks to funding from Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Council leader Councillor Jim Logue.

Teachers union urges an end to row over pupils’ hardship cash

North Lanarkshire Council has been bluntly told by teachers union the EIS that it can’t use a special hardship fund for normal school services.

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Pupils ‘go fishing’ in the classroom

Pupils ‘go fishing’ in the classroom

Primary school pupils from Kilsyth an Cumbernauld are involved in an exciting nature project which involves hatching fish in the classroom.

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Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

Call for more young people to pursue apprenticeships

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is urging young people and parents to consider an apprenticeship as a way to work, learn, and earn on the way to gaining high-performing and highly qualified jobs.

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Ian Hughes, CITB Scotlands strategic partnerships director

Construction apprentice numbers reach six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

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The new exhibition is part of a campaign to introduce the first female figurehead to The Hall of Heroes.

New exhibition celebrating women from Scotland’s history

The National Wallace Monument, a top Scottish tourist attraction in Stirling, has unveiled a new exhibition as part of its campaign to introduce the first female figurehead to The Hall of Heroes.

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