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£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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Coatbridge and Chryston MSP Fulton MacGregor

MSP hits back at council ‘barriers’ over teacher interviews

Coatbridge and Chryston MSP Fulton MacGregor has hit back at Education convener Frank McNally who claimed North Lanarkshire Council were keen to help him speak with local schools.

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Plan to transform Millcroft Road

Plan to transform Millcroft Road

Many run-down flats in South Carbrain’s Millcroft Road will be replaced with new build council houses, if a new plan goes ahead.

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Councillor Logue, centre, is warning of  a council tax increase.

Leader warns of three per cent council tax rise

North Lanarkshire Council’s leader has warned a three per cent council tax rise is inevitable.

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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James Dornan MSP criticised North Lanarkshire Council for refusing to allow teachers out of class to be interviewed for Scottish Parliament committee

Being interviewed by MSPs is not a good use of teaching time

North Lanarkshire Council has stated it will not take teaching staff away from their classroom duties at the whim of MSPs.

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Councillor Bob Burrows

Finance convener warns of Scottish Government council tax changes

North Lanarkshire Council’s finance convener has urged residents to be aware of changes brought in by the Scottish Government to the top levels of council tax.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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