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Outlander fans find themselves on the set

A Cumbernauld woman came face to face with a dashing Highland warrior while out for a walk in the woods.

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The official opening of the play park in Castlecary

New play area for Castlecary

The community in Castlecary now has a stunning new play area at Castle View in the centre of the village.

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Diane (far left) grew up in the town and is keen to show it off to international delegates, like those pictured in the town last year.

Outlander effect could just be for starters in tourism terms

Lanarkshire has targets to hit for tourism with the hope that visitor numbers will grow by 2.5 per cent.

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Colin Smith returned home from holiday to find the new car park being installed outside his front door in Braehead Road, Kildrum

We should have been given more time to object

A Kildrum man has complained residents were given just a few days to object to new car parking being installed in their street.

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A Fairtrade mural which highlights the key message of the cause

Push for North Lanarkshire to become Fairtrade Zone

A public meeting will take place in Croy next week with the aim of moving North Lanarkshire forward to become a Fairtrade Zone.

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Litter being thrown from cars has led to hundreds of fines. 'Picture posed by a model

Litterbugs are being caught

More than 400 people were fined for throwing litter from a vehicle in North Lanarkshire in the last year.

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Fox had to be put down after getting caught in netting

Fox put down after it got caught in netting

The Scottish SPCA is encouraging the public to ensure their gardens are tidy and free from any netting after a fox in Lanarkshire had to be put to sleep after getting caught in anti-weed fabric.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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The cat was named 'Dusty' by Scottish SPCA staff, but sadly was later put to sleep

Cat found in Cumbernauld bin

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found in a bin in Cumbernauld earlier this month.

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Unexpected uplift charge sparks fury in South Queensferry

Unexpected uplift charge sparks fury in South Queensferry

Residents in Queensferry, Kirkliston and Dalmeny, who want to continue to have their garden waste collected, will have to pay a new ‘garden tax’

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The Highline bridge in Kilsyth.

Highline bridge closure has been double trouble

Local residents have welcomed the re-opening of the Highline bridge - after repair work ran months overdue.

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Westfield Household Waste Recycling Centre will close next month

Date set for closure of Cumbernauld recycling centre

Westfield Household Waste Recycling Centre in Cumbernauld will close on Sunday, May 6.

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Five-year-old Khianna has been heartbroken since her cat Precious disappeared back in January

Carbrain mother won’t stop until Precious the cat comes home

A Carbrain women says she will exhaust every avenue to bring her five-year-old daughter’s cat home.

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Notice of more roadworks between Dalmeny and Scotstoun

Notice of more roadworks between Dalmeny and Scotstoun

Overnight carriageway closures are planned on the A90 westbound between Dalmeny and Scotstoun on the nights of Monday 26 March and Tuesday 27 March.

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Council urges participation in WWF’s Earth Hour event

Council urges participation in WWF’s Earth Hour event

North Lanarkshire Council has been awarded ‘Super Local Authority’ status by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Scotland for demonstrating its commitment to action on climate change.

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Geri Horner with the Friends for Life finalists including Gayle Wilde and Taz (far left). Copyright Flick.digital

Four-legged Kilsyth hero a star at Crufts

A heroic rescue dog from Kilsyth who assisted in the Clutha disaster was recognised at last weekend’s Friends for Life competition at Crufts.

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Gayle Wilde from Kilsyth with Taz

Four-legged hero up for Crufts prize

Not many people can say they have helped with murder inquiries, helicopter disasters or missing persons probes – not many dogs can, either.

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Cumbernauld Village took on an otherwordly aspect at night after being covered in snow. Pic: Chris Suffredini

Heroes at a time of need

As Cumbernauld was caught by the grip of the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ last week plenty of stories of heroism emerged.

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Westfield Recycling Centre

‘Surprised’ by closure of recycling centre

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth MSP Jamie Hepburn has written to North Lanarkshire Council chief executive Paul Jukes following a decision to close the Westfield Recycling Centre.

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Councillor Meghan Gallacher

Tories hit out at £75k researchers proposal

Conservative councillors in North Lanarkshire have hit out at Labour and SNP members for proposing to spend £75,000 a year on political researchers.

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