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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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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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Kilsyth councillor Heather McVey wants to see a better public transport system in North Lanarkshire.

Council is looking to get on the buses

Councillors are keen to set up a publicly-owned bus network in North Lanarkshire amid fears that people without cars are being cut off.

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Budget protest at Holyrood

Budget protest at Holyrood

Lanarkshire community groups and trade unionists joined Labour representatives for a demonstration at the Scottish Parliament in the wake of its latest budget.

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First Minister's Christmas party.

First Minister’s Christmas message

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Christmas is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad.

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Councillors want quiet in the chamber.

Time for council to cut back - on noise

The threat of more public service cutbacks might be expected to dominate discussion for councillors this week - but it seems some are more concerned about their noisy colleagues.

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North Lanarkshire Council has scrapped alarm charge for sheltered housing residents.

Residents sheltered from alarm charges

Sheltered housing residents have been given some festive cheer with the news they won’t have to pay for personal alarms after all.

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New legislation introduced by the Scottish Parliament will tighen up planning controls for pay day lenders and betting shops on Scotlands high streets.

Tighter controls over high street “blight”

The “blight” of pay day lenders and betting operators on Scotland’s high streets will be tackled with stricter planning controls from now on.

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Cumbernauld to host refugees

Cumbernauld to host refugees

Council bosses have confirmed that the Cumbernauld area will be the latest location of choice for the resettlement of Syrian refugees.

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Cumbernauld and Kilsyth candidates now named

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth candidates now named

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth constituency Labour parties have named all the candidates they will field in next May’s council elections.

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A welcome event was held in August for those arriving in Motherwell and Bellshill from Syria

Council agrees to give a home to more refugees

North Lanarkshire Council has agreed to increase the number of Syrian refugees it will take.

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Could you be North Lanarkshire’s newest millionaire?

Could you be North Lanarkshire’s newest millionaire?

The National Lottery is on the lookout for a Lotto Millionare winner who is from within North Lanarkshire, it has emerged.

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North Lanarkshire Council is building 2,000 new homes

Council seeks views on rent

Council tenants in North Lanarkshire are being asked if they would be willing to pay more rent for additional services.

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Forum slams Cumbernauld town centre’s retail park stance

Forum slams Cumbernauld town centre’s retail park stance

A key community group has become the latest party to criticise Cumbernauld’s town centre for its bid to block a new retail park in Westfield.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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