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Council should have held a consultation

A survey carried out by SNP politicians found 9/10 people oppose changes to bin collections in North Lanarkshire.

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Empty Homes officer Catriona Arbuckle welcomes Thomas Stanfield, Fiona Kerr and their childrena into their new home after it was brought back into North Lanarkshire Council ownership

Empty homes being brought back to life

A scheme to bring empty homes in North Lanarkshire back into use is continuing to go from strength to strength.

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Jim Logue

Council leader cleared of corruption claim

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council has been cleared of any wrongdoing following a police investigation into allegations of corruption.

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By-election win shifts council dynamic

By-election win shifts council dynamic

North Lanarkshire Council’s Labour group has gained a new member following a by-election in Fortissat.

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LAPs give communties the chance to discuss and have an infleunce on issues such as planning applications

Communities have a platform to ensure their opinion matters

Representatives from organisations across North Lanarkshire met at Airdrie Town Hall on Monday to discuss priorities for communities in the area.

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Richard Leonard MSP (fourth, left) joined Clare Quigley to campaign for the Fortissat by-election last week

Richard announces plan to run for Labour leadership

Central Scotland list MSP Richard Leonard believes he is the man to lead the Labour party back to power in Scotland.

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MSP Graham Simpson

SNP told to end ‘sulk’ after secret report defeat

The SNP group on North Lanarkshire Council have been told to stop “sulking” after failing to get a report on a £20m million overspend made public.

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Depute SNP group leader Tom Johnston

Councillors must keep silent over £20m contracts ‘disaster’

Councillors have been warned they must keep quiet about a report into alleged corruption and a £20 million overspend on contracts.

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Councillor Heather McVey

Council leader resists calls to stand down during police probe

A bid to get North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue to stand down while a police probe into his activities takes place has been thrown out.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Councillor Paul Kelly

Depute leader describes special council meeting as ‘pointless’

Holding a special meeting to call for North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue to step aside has been described as ‘pointless’.

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Council leader Jim Logue

Special meeting will call for council leader to step aside

The SNP Group at North Lanarkshire Council has formally requested a special meeting of the council to hear a motion calling for Councillor Jim Logue to step aside as leader until a police investigation has been completed.

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North Lanarkshire Council chief executive Paul Jukes

SNP’s anger over chief executive’s refusal to release audit report

The chief executive of North Lanarkshire Council has denied he is suppressing information from the opposition SNP Group.

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SNP Group business manager Councillor Allan Stubbs

SNP calls for council leader to step aside while police investigate

The opposition SNP Group has called for the leader of North Lanarkshire Council to step aside while he is under a police investigation.

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Councillor Jim Logue

Council leader reported to police over North Lanarkshire Leisure ‘subsidiaries’

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has been reported to the police over allegations of corruption.

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Former NLL chief executive Blane Dodds, left, and Councillor Jim Logue

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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