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Tripping the light fantastic at tea dance

More than 220 Cumbernauld residents enjoyed an afternoon tea dance thanks to Cumbernauld Community Forum (CCF).

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Principal Martin McGuire; Avril Cutler of Stigma Free Scotland and Linda McTavish, chair of the Lanarkshire Regional Board sign the pledge.

College pledges to challenge mental health stigma

New College Lanarkshire has pledged to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination – the first educational establishment to do so.

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Corinne Hutton during her fight for life after contracting sepsis   an illness that kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.

Sepsis didn’t claim Corinne’s life – but she lost her hands and legs

When Corinne Hutton’s cough hadn’t cleared after a couple of weeks, she’d had enough, so she went to see her GP.

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Independent care homes are under threat, says sector chief

Missing out on extra support

Age Scotland and Cumbernauld Action for Care of the Elderly are hosting a series of events to raise awareness of rights and opportunities for older veterans.

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Dion McLean with his mum Yvonne

Tennis Aces is a real smash hit for Dion

An innovative sports group has served up success for a Kilsyth teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome who suffered badly from bullying as he grew up.

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Zara (11) and Mekaal (9) Rahim on Antarctica

Siblings aiming to finish a marathon on all seven continents

Two children who spend their summers in Cumbernauld have broken the record for the youngest male and female in the world to complete a full marathon in Antarctica.

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Alice Homer

Carbrain stalwart passes away

A stalwart of the Carbain community passed away in her sleep last week at Monklands Hospital following a period of ill-health.

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Video: Tesco Extra in Cumbernauld collects toys for Ronald McDonald House

Tesco Extra in Cumbernauld has donated sackfuls of toys to Ronald McDonald House in Glasgow.

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Clare Cogan Turner (SBH Comms Manager); Jackie Rocks (Craigmarloch Tesco); Doreen Reid (Community Champion Craigmarloch Tesco);  Gillian Riley (Cumbernauld Tesco); Allana Morrison (Community Champion Cumbernauld Tesco); Vikki Rothero (SBH Family Support Worker) as commemorative plaque has been unveiled at the new Bee and Butterfly Sensory Garden in Dullatur.

Plaque marks Tesco’s donation to garden

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled at the new Bee and Butterfly Sensory Garden in Dullatur.

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Allan Devlin was proud to receive an MBE last year

Westfield ‘pioneer’ has died

A Westfield man who gave three tireless decades of service to his community has died peacefully at the age of 74.

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Last year's NHS Lanarkshire Staff award-winners. Photo: Gary Hutchison.

Last chance to nominate your healthcare hero

It is your last chance to nominate your healthcare hero for NHS Lanarkshire’s Staff Awards.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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Maureen McSherry (back, second from right) and Lyn Clyde (back, third from right) with members of the maternity team and baby Hunter Ness. Hunters mum is also an NHS Lanarkshire midwife.

NHS Lanarkshire midwifery team nominated for top award

NHS Lanarkshire’s midwifery team has been nominated for the prestigious Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Award for Midwifery Service of the Year.

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Death rate down at NHS Lanarkshire hospitals

Death rate down at NHS Lanarkshire hospitals

All three NHS Lanarkshire acute hospitals are in the top seven performing hospitals in Scotland for reduction in hospital standardised mortality ratios (HSMR).

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Betty Mearns with deputy lieutenant Anne Walker

Betty has star quality on her milestone day

Kildrum woman Betty Mearns celebrated her 100th birthday this month as Carrickstone Care Home threw a party to celebrate.

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GP recruitment has failed

GP recruitment has failed

A Scottish Government initiative to recruit GPs has failed to bring a single doctor to Lanarkshire.

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Broadwood Stadium

Help need to ensure Broadwood race is a real cracker

NL Leisure needs volunteers to ensure the Christmas Cracker 5k at Broadwood Stadium on Sunday, December 3, runs smoothly.

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Health board says it is ready for attacks

Health board says it is ready for attacks

NHS Lanarkshire believes it is much better placed to deal with future cyber attacks.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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