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New members of Scottish Youth Parliament elected

North Lanarkshire’s newest Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament have been elected.

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Independence campaigners holding public meeting in Cumbernauld

Independence campaigners holding public meeting in Cumbernauld

Yes Cumbernauld, which has been meeting informally for some time, has called a public meeting in the Muirfield Centre for Monday, April 3 at 7pm.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard is backing the WASPI cause. Pic: Gus Campbell

Richard ready to fight on for WASPI women

Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard has been elected as a vice-convener of the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) group at the Scottish Parliament.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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Councillor Tom Johnston wants Contingency Fund used to cover shortfall

Committee row over grant funding cuts

A row broke out at North Lanarkshire’s Council Education Committee last week over cuts to grants for up to 66 organisations.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Councillor Tom Johnston

SNP seeks assurances on safety of school buildings

The SNP group at North Lanarkshire Council is seeking assurances on the building standards of the local authority’s schools.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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NLC has been investigating corruption claims for ten months.

Time to make findings of council corruption investigation available to the public

SNP councillors are demanding to see the findings of a corruption investigation into council contracts.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Council seeks views on ten year plan

Council seeks views on ten year plan

A consultation has opened on North Lanarkshire Council’s proposed Local Development Plan for the next ten years.

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Labour candidates at their election launch.

Labour defiant as it launches election campaign

North Lanarkshire Labour has launched its campaign for this year’s local elections.

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Elaine McHugh, head of Housing Solutions, has made the write-off request to councillors.

Council to write-off £800k in rent debt

North Lanarkshire Council is to write-off over £800,000 in rent arrears which are now considered irrecoverable.

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Members of the new Independent Alliance meet at council HQ.

Old Labour faces in new pact at council

Ten former Labour councillors have formed a new political force at North Lanarkshire Council with elections just four months away.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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Depute Provost Jean Jones presents a hamper to new Barrie Place  tenants Stewart OConnor, partner Margaret and their daughter Samara.

Tenants welcomed to new homes

The official opening of a new council housing estate in Kilsyth has now been held.

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