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Young author raising cash for SBH Scotland

A seven-year-old boy, whose younger brother was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, has written a book to raise funds for a specialist charity which offers support for the complex condition.

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Rita Hutson

Rita passes away after short illness

Well known Seafar woman Henrietta Hutson passed away at the weekend following a short illness.

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MRRP clinical lead Dr Jim Ruddy (left) and project director Graeme Reid

Possible site for new hospital

NHS Lanarkshire is to look into building a new hospital in Gartcosh to replace the existing University Hospital Monklands.

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The Global Taekwon-Do Federation Scotland conditioning class at Raw Taekwondo in Westfield

After this challenge they’ll be a dirty dozen

A dozen members of the Global Taekwon-Do Federation Scotland conditioning class at Raw Taekwondo in Westfield are competing in Tough Mudder at Drumlanrig Castle on Saturday in aid of Help for Heroes.

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Stuart McDonald MP (centre) with 'Vision Express at Tesco' Cumbernauld optical assistants Ryan McGuckin (left) and Grant Hutchison. Pic: Mark Anderson/Vision Express

MP warns to beware ‘the silent thief of sight’

Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP Stuart McDonald opened the new Vision Express outlet within Cumbernauld’s Tesco store.

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Mark Young (left) and James McAvoy taking part in the MND Scotland Fun Run at Strathclyde Park

Brothers-in-law are brothers-in-arms for the cause

Cumbernauld brothers-in-law Mark Young and John McAvoy are preparing to hit the ground running in the 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon.

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Graham Simpson has called on the Scottish Government to do more about delayed discharge

Delayed discharge cost £17m

Central Scotland list MSP Graham Simpson is calling for urgent action after figures revealed that delayed discharge of patients cost NHS Lanarkshire nearly £17m last year.

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Revealed: The cost of free paracetamol to NHS Scotland

Scotland’s 14 health boards have spent more than £57 million on providing free paracetamol since charging for prescriptions was scrapped by the SNP government in 2011.

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Cheque presentation at British Heart Foundation store in Cumbernauld

A fitting memorial for Terry

A charity football match and fun day in memory of Condorrat man Terry Waters took place at Hat-Trix at Guys Meadow in Cumbernauld Village.

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Paul Meisak and his wife Bridget are still making  memories a year after he was told he had a year to live having been diagnosed with terminal cancer

Positivity is key to living with cancer

A Blackwood man with terminal cancer has become an unlikely star of television and radio.

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Quit advice for Cumbernauld smokers to them through the first 72

Quit advice for Cumbernauld smokers to them through the first 72

Advisers will be on hand to give advice to Cumbernauld shoppers looking to quit smoking today (Friday).

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Winners and finalists are pictured at the awards ceremony.

NHS stars shine at health board annual awards

Healthcare staff and volunteers from across NHS Lanarkshire have been recognised for the inspirational work that they do at the third annual staff awards ceremony.

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Members celebrate their Lottery award

Lottery bonanza for Cumbernauld organisation

More than £350,000 in Lottery funding has been awarded to CACE (Cumbernauld Action Care for the Elderly) to continue its exceptional work in helping older people in Cumbernauld and Northern Corridor.

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The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

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Members of North Lanarkshire Council and the NL Leisure team celebrate the award.

Cumbernauld 10k touches tape in first

When it comes to running 10-kilometre races, Cumbernauld is the best in Scotland.

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Westfield Senior Citizens group

Westfield centre pensioners club hit by NLC term time decision

Senior citizens are set to miss out on a vital service at their Cumbernauld community centre because of cuts by North Lanarkshire Council.

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Mental health campaigner Angela Hamilton.

Angela rewarded for mental health work

A Cumbernauld campaigner for mental health issues has been recognised in national awards.

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Stewart Bell ran the Marathon Des Stables for MND Scotland

Ex-pat Stewart tackles world’s toughest race

A Scots ex-pat braved the heat of the Sahara Desert to help raise awareness and funds for the charity MND Scotland.

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Continuing support all year round is provided by the miscarriage support group and the Lanarkshire branch of SANDS

Annual memorial service for lost children

NHS Lanarkshire’s annual memorial service for those who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death will take place on Saturday.

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Strathcarron recently celebrated its 37th anniversary. Staff are pictured here at the Denny hospice. Pic Michael Gillen.

Drive is on to recruit local volunters for Strathcarron fundraisers

The drive is on to recruit a band of volunteers from Cumbernauld and Kilsyth areas to help fund-raise for Strathcarron Hospice.

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