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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.

Health
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.

Health
Ofcom reveals NL is connected

Ofcom reveals NL is connected

Cumbernauld and Kilsyth’s MP Stuart McDonald has praised the Scottish Government for ensuring the increased roll-out of superfast broadband in North Lanarkshire.

Business
Peter Andre supports Christmas Jumper Day, North Lanarkshire councillors are being asked to do likewise. Photo by Jamie Baker.

SNP school transport motions rejected

The SNP Group in North Lanarkshire has accused provost Jean Jones of being more interested in Christmas jumpers than school transport.

Politics
News to benefit from BBC link for local democracy reporters

News to benefit from BBC link for local democracy reporters

The Cumbernauld News will benefit from a link-up with the BBC which will see dozens of local democracy reporters employed across the UK.

Business
Drugs bust nets £1.1m

Drugs bust nets £1.1m

Officers from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit (East) were on their ‘A’ game last week (Tuesday, November 28) after stopping a car on Cumbernauld Road in Muirhead, where they recovered a substantial quantity of drugs, believed to by Amphetamine.

Crime
PC Scott Douglas

Cumbernauld officer honoured for bravery

A police officer from Cumbernauld who prevented a woman from jumping off a bridge, has won a Scottish Police Federation Bravery Award.

Crime
L�n Chomais, all of whom are the product of tuition from F�is Lannraig a Tuath, was formed in March at Greenfaulds High

Hoping for song success

A group of Greenfaulds High pupils have recorded a new Gaelic Christmas song with the backing of almost 1000 North Lanarkshire young voices.

Education
Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Politics
College award thanks to Cumbernauld student

College award thanks to Cumbernauld student

A Cumbernauld student has helped New College Lanarkshire rank in the top three institutions in the UK for skills provision at national skills competition, WorldSkills.

Education
Community alarms - eligibility to be reviewed

Community alarms - eligibility to be reviewed

After the unpopular Community Alarm Service charge ceased earlier this year, North Lanarkshire Councillors have now received correspondence telling them that a review of the eligibility criteria for the alarm service is about to commence.

News
Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

Politics
Stock pic: John Devlin

Free school bus must be retained, says councillor

SNP Councillor Tom Johnston has demanded that free bus transport must be kept for Village pupils attending Cumbernauld Academy.

Education
The Swan Inn in Banton will soon be under new community ownership thanks to an innovative cash award.

Cheers! Banton residents to buy pub thanks to Scottish funds

An enterprising community in the village of Banton, is set to purchase its local pub and secure it as a community asset.

Business
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).

Health
The case was heard at Airdrie Sheriff Court. Stock pic: Michael Gillen

Cumbernauld man facing jail for attacking partner

A Cumbernauld man, who tried to throttle his partner and left her battered, bruised and covered in blood in a brutal attack, may yet face a jail term.

Crime
HRH Princess Royal, Princess Anne officially opens new CAB office. Pictures: Michael Gillen

Royal Seal of Approval for CAB

Cumbernauld was so often seen as the fresh start that families in Glasgow were crying out for but this belied the fact that many residents needed help on their arrival.

News
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.

Health
There will be days without any service.

When can I get a train over Christmas and New Year?

ScotRail has released the Christmas and New Year schedule, with warnings that there will be no trains on certain days over the festive period.

Transport
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