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Council chief under fire in audit report

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has been criticised by one of his senior officials over the running of NL Leisure.

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Councillor Jim Logue.

Leader expresses his fears for the future

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has expressed his concerns about the future of local authorities.

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NLC Kirkin' o' the council 2017, Banton Parish Church

Kirkin’ of the Council 2017

North Lanarkshire Council celebrated its 21st anniversary at Banton Parish Church with the Kirkin’ of the Council service,

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The charge for community alarms was scrapped in April

Sign up now alarm service is free again

North Lanarkshire Council is encouraging residents get their community alarm reinstalled now the service is free again.

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North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue

Council leader doesn’t believe classroom assistants will experience much change in new roles

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council says more than three quarters of classroom assistants won’t see much change under redeployment.

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Councillor Tom Johnston with his wife Catherine, both are former teachers

Councillors banned from using ‘C’ word

The SNP’s attempts to make North Lanarkshire Council reconsider its decision to redeploy 198 classroom assistants descended into farce.

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General waste bins will now only be collected every three weeks

Who is to blame for forcing bin changes?

North Lanarkshire Council’s leader put the blame on Zero Waste Scotland as he went back on a pre-election pledge not to change bin collections.

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North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones is joined by representaives from many different branches of the military

Provost thanks Armed Forces for their service

North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones led a ceremony at Motherwell Civic Centre this week to mark Armed Forces Day 2017.

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Changes to bin collections will be introduced in the autumn

Call for public consultation over bin collections blocked

A move by the SNP Group at North Lanarkshire Council to call for a public consultation on changes to bin collections has been blocked.

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Brown bins will now be used for garden and food waste

North Lanarkshire Council has approved changes to bin collections

North Lanarkshire Council has officially announced that general waste bins will only be collected every three weeks from this autumn.

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Mr McDonald identified the restoration of the Dubs Amendment, which compelled the UK to rehome unaccompanied child refugees, as a top priority

McDonald re-appointed as SNP immigration spokesman

Following his recent re-election, Stuart McDonald MP has been reinstated as the SNP’s spokesman on immigration, asylum and border control.

The role ties in with Mr McDonald’s professional background as, prior to entering politics, he was a human rights solicitor working for the Immigration Advisory Service.

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Picture Alan Watson. 2017 Ravenscraig General Election - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth & Kirkintilloch East

Stuart McDonald holds Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East for SNP

Of the four results declared at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility on Friday morning, Stuart McDonald achieved by far the strongest majority.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Meghan Gallacher and fellow Motherwell councillor Nathan Wilson

‘Wise’ Labour leader praised — by Tories

North Lanarkshire Council’s “wise” Labour leaders will ensure the authority “achieves its full potential”.

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Councillor Jean Jones is pictured wearing the provosts chain of office at Burngreen Park in Kilsyth. Pic: Craig Halkett

NLC elects first female provost

A Kilsyth councillor has been elected as the first female provost of North Lanarkshire Council.

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Protestors unveil a 'Red Tories Out!' banner as the official North Lanarkshire Council photograph is taken, which the SNP refused to attend

Leader claims no deals done as Tories help Labour beat SNP for control of the council

Labour won support from the Conservatives to lead a minority administration at North Lanarkshire Council.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Jim Logue and David Stocks were separated on stage by fellow candidates as they were reelected in Airdrie Central, and now seem further apart than ever

‘If you have proof 
then name names!’

The leader of the Labour group at North Lanarkshire Council claims several SNP councillors are planning to become independents.

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Tory councillors with MSPs Margaret Mitchell and Graham Simpson

Tories gear up for key meeting

North Lanarkshire’s 10 new Conservative councillors were congratulated on their achievement by the party’s Central Scotland MSPs, Margaret Mitchell and Graham Simpson.

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