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When Kitty came to Cumbernauld

Today we thought we’d give you a sneak peak of our popular Nostalgia page which will appear in next week’s paper.

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Cumbernauld woman’s link to legacy of heroism

Cumbernauld woman’s link to legacy of heroism

A Cumbernauld woman has discovered she is related to a heroic Scottish missonary worker who gave her life in Auschwitz to protect Jewish schoolgirls.

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People power triumphs in Cumbernauld

People power triumphs in Cumbernauld

The sheer force of opinion expressed by hundreds of irate residents in Kildrum has seen off plans for an off-license for a second time.

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Parking restrictions to return to Cumbernauld’s Tesco Extra

Parking restrictions to return to Cumbernauld’s Tesco Extra

Controversial parking restrictions will come into force yet again at Tesco Extra on Monday, December 5, store bosses have confirmed.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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Tackling gender stereotyping

Tackling gender stereotyping

Transforming gender stereotypes is key to tackling violence against women and girls, according to a report published today.

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Labour is under fire for its record at Motherwell Civic Centre-based North Lanarkshire Council.

Labour hits back at “ramshackle” claim

North Lanarkshire Council’s ruling Labour group has defended its record after being branded “ramshackle” by the SNP.

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Santa to arrive in Kilsyth for Christmas lights switch on

Santa to arrive in Kilsyth for Christmas lights switch on

Kilsyth doesn’t have long to wait for its Christmas lights switch on as the big event in Main Street will take place on Friday, December 2.

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Council leader Jim Logue, right, with depute Paul Kelly.

No confidence in Labour, but SNP won’t push for no confidence vote

Scottish Nationalists have ruled out a bid to take over control of North Lanarkshire Council from the “ramshackle” Labour administration.

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New year start for Cumbernauld bus station

New year start for Cumbernauld bus station

Council bosses have stated that work on a long-awaited plans to revamp Cumbernauld Bus Station could start in January.

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Councillor ORorke, left, with former council leader Jim McCabe.

Labour at war as two more quit

A war of words broke out this week after a Motherwell councillor became the latest to quit the Labour Party.

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Councillor Barry McCulloch

Secret talks on Westfield retail plans

North Lanarkshire Council intends to exclude the public from tomorrow’s discussion of the legal challenge to a planned retail park.

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Pic posed by model

Parents on Kilsyth school run branded ‘selfish shameless morons’ amidst safety fears

Selfish parents on a school run care more about keeping their engine on and using their mobile phones than ensuring that our children are safe.

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Cumbernauld retail park on hold after intervention from town centre bosses

Cumbernauld retail park on hold after intervention from town centre bosses

Plans to bring a retail park with 200 jobs to Westfield have been put to the side as the result of a legal challenge from Cumbernauld town centre chiefs.

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Questions being asked after key council tradition fell by the wayside on Armistice Day

Questions being asked after key council tradition fell by the wayside on Armistice Day

An annual two minute silence for our war dead was not honoured in the foyer of Motherwell Civic Centre in a move that’s caused an outcry.

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Croy grasps £25,000 chance to change

Croy grasps £25,000 chance to change

A breakthrough £25,000 funding package will be put in place to dramatically boost the number of amenities for the whole community in Croy.

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Sadnesss of North Lanarkshire statistics as our elderly people seek someone to talk to

Sadnesss of North Lanarkshire statistics as our elderly people seek someone to talk to

Saddening statistics state that North Lanarkshire is the area with the third highest number of lonely old people accessing a telephone helpline.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

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OK, Trump won. Now what?

OK, Trump won. Now what?

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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Cumbernauld councillor launches appeal against Labour party bosses

Cumbernauld councillor launches appeal against Labour party bosses

Longstanding Cumbernauld councillor Bob Chadha has now filed his appeal against Labour party bosses who controversially want him to stand down.

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