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Ten days left to use old paper notes

You only have until next week to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.


VIDEO: Cumbernauld pupils go busking for charity

Pupils from a Cumbernauld High School did a bit of busking as part of a charity launch this week.

The Care and Repair Handyperson service is a lifeline to many elderly and disabled residents.

Care and Repair continues

Many older and disabled residents have breathed a sigh of relief with the news that the Care & Repair Handyperson service will continue.

Cumbernauld and and district pensioners enjoyed an afternoon of companionship.

Tripping the light fantastic at tea dance

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

Residents may be seeing more traffic wardens on the streets if the enforcement scheme goes ahead.

Parking scheme moves on

North Lanarkshire Council has received approval from the Scottish Government to progress plans for a Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE) scheme.

Union members at HMRCs Cumbernauld office have vowed to fight on over the proposed closure.

Union calls meeting over HMRC campaign

The Public and Commercial Services Union has publicly stated its position on the announced closure of the local HMRC office in the town.

Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

British Transport Police are supporting the campaign to tackle knife crime.

Transport police take campaign to tackle knife crime on to our railways

British Transport Police officers in Scotland are supporting a national week of action tackling knife crime.

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is seeking the views of the public on proposed changes to the role of firefighters.

Dunnes Store in the  Antonine Shopping Centre - no date has been given for the closure

Another blow to Cumbernauld jobs as Dunnes pull the plug.

Staff employed at the Cumbernauld branch of Dunnes Stores were shocked this week to learn the store is closing.

Phil Gormley was facing allegations of bullying

Chief Constable Phil Gormley resigns from Police Scotland

Scotland’s most senior police officer has resigned his post with immediate effect.

Archbishop Leo Cushley at St Patrick's Church in Kilsyth

Archbishop joins parishioners in Kilsyth

Leo Cushley aims to go to every church in the archdiocese

Council leader Jim Logue and minister Keith Brown have become embroiled in a war of words over how best to tackle the threat to HMRC workers in Cumbernauld

Task force needed to look at under threat HMRC jobs

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has hit out after receiving no assurances an emergency task force would be set up to protect HMRC workers.

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.

Stock image. John Devlin Johnston Press

Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

There’s now less than a month to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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.

Closing Kilbowie is just one potential savings option, the rest can found at

SNP will oppose any move to close centre

The SNP Group at North Lanarkshire Council are determined to oppose any attempt to close Kilbowie Outdoor Centre.

Jim Smith has been talking about his dramatic experience as captain of the Riverdance a decade ago

Ferry captain breaks his silence a decade after ship ran aground

A Cumbernauld man who was captain of a ferry which ran aground near Blackpool a decade ago has spoken of the frantic final hours on board for the first time.

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