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Council axes funding to advice service

North Lanarkshire Council has axed its funding to Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Unemployed Workers’ Centre.

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The report going to the Infrastructure Committee can be found in the MARS section of the councils website

Bin motions fail to find support

An SNP motion calling for a report into the ongoing difficulties in North Lanarkshire with the new bin scheme failed ... because one already exists.

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Alarm sounds over fate
of town’s fire station

Alarm sounds over fate of town’s fire station

An alarm has been sounded over the future of Scotland’s retained fire stations, including the one in Kilsyth.

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David Stocks

SNP quits sounding board after refusing to work with Tories

The SNP Group in North Lanarkshire has confirmed it will not be taking part in the budget sounding board as it wants to avoid doing a deal with the Conservatives.

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Staff are not to blame for bins ‘chaos’

Staff are not to blame for bins ‘chaos’

The SNP Group in North Lanarkshire says councillors cannot shirk responsibility for forcing through changes to bin collections.

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Council refuses to discuss bin issues

Council refuses to discuss bin issues

A request for North Lanarkshire Council to discuss problems with the new bin collection schedule was refused.

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Stuart Jeffrey from PCS gives a speech about the HMRC closures in Cumbernauld last year

Need to know impact of losing HMRC jobs

North Lanarkshire Council is to carry out a more “rigorous and far-reaching” impact assessment on the closure of HMRC in Cumbernauld.

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Alan Beveridge has concerns about councillors who owe the council money

NLC tight-lipped on council tax debtors

North Lanarkshire Council has stayed tight-lipped on which councillors are in council tax arrears.

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The once pristine site of the former 12th hole at Westerwood Gold Course is now scrubland

Objections to fore over housing plan

North Lanarkshire Council has received well over 200 objections to a proposed housing development in Westerwood.

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NL Leisure has its headquarters within Broadwood Stadium

Merger is planned if rates relief removed

NL Leisure and Culture NL could be merged into one body if the Scottish Government removes rates relief for some charities.

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Council should have held a consultation

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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