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New man in charge at NLC

North Lanarkshire Council has appointed Des Murray as its new chief executive.

Politics
Some of the North Lanarkshire probationers (l-r): Caitlin Marsh (who did her probationer year at St Ignatius PS, Wishaw), Claire Friary (Coatbridge High School, Music), Sara MacCallum (Coatbridge High School, Drama), Lauren McCafferty (Glencairn PS) and Gordon Reid (Mossend PS).

New teachers are ready to start working

More than 200 people have successfully completed their training year in North Lanarkshire schools, with many ready to start work in classrooms across the area this August.

Education
George with wife Elizabeth

Warm tributes paid to former South Queensferry and Kirkliston councillor who became city’s provost

Varied tributes have been paid to former Queensferry and Kirkliston councillor, George Grubb, who has passed away aged 83.

Politics
SPT steps in to save bus service serving Monklands Hospital

SPT steps in to save bus service serving Monklands Hospital

SPT has agreed to provide a bus service from Monklands Hospital to Kirkintilloch/Kilsyth via Cumbernauld after McGill’s announced it planned to withdraw the route.

Transport
Restrictions at Antonine car park from July

Restrictions at Antonine car park from July

Following a thorough review of car parking provision the Antonine Shopping Centre is introducing parking restrictions at its surface car park.

Business
Ann Sweeney (right) and her friend Suzy Smillie with Outlander star Sam Heughan

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.

Environment
Ethan Scott and his younger brother Jackson presnted a cheque for over �200 during SBH's recent Teddy Bears' Picnic. Pic:'Iain McLean

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.

Health
College finances under scrutiny

College finances under scrutiny

New College Lanarkshire’s financial shortcomings have been criticised by the Auditor General for Scotland.

Education
Rita Hutson

Rita passes away after short illness

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

Health
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.

Health
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.

Health
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.

Health
Ex-Braidhurst High head teacher Derrick Hannan represents The Church fo Scotland on the Education Committee

Church praises council as ‘Club 365’ is launched

The Church of Scotland has praised the new children’s programme ‘Club 365’ being launched by North Lanarkshire Council.

Education
Sammy went missing in 2016. Pictured: His sister Anne and Chief Inspector Brian Shaw

Family’s anguish over missing Sammy

Samuel Townsley went missing on October 19, 2016, after he was last seen at 9.30am in Glasgow’s Union Street.

Crime
Jamie Buttenshaw is nominated for The Games Making Award by BAFTA

Teenage games designer up for a BAFTA award

A teenage games designer from Cumbernauld is in the running to win a BAFTA award.

Education
North Lanarkshire Council's head of housing solutions Stephen Llewellyn

Sheltered housing survey

People living in North Lanarkshire Council-run sheltered housing complexes are being asked their views on potential changes to current services.

Politics
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.

Environment
Some of the New College Lanarkshire students volunteering at HebCelt

Perfect stage to help students’ careers

Students from New College Lanarkshire have volunteered to provide hands-on help at one of Scotland’s top music festivals.

Education
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