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School bus contract suspended after youngsters are filmed being choked by smoke

North Lanarkshire Council has suspended a school bus contract after youngsters were filmed being choked with smoke.

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Motherwell station will be the heart of a new transport hub

£3.5m project for transport links on track

Plans to create an improved transport interchange at Motherwell railway station were approved by the Glasgow City Region Cabinet last week.

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The heavily damaged car which was involved in an accident on Howe Road on March 24

Action needed at accident hotspot

Calls have been made for action to be taken on Howe Road following a number of accidents in recent weeks.

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Councillor Mark Kerr's motion calling for a working party to be set up to look into North Lanarkshire Council having its own transport network was successful

Working group will look into bus service

North Lanarkshire Council has taken the next step towards potentially operating its own transport network.

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CACE's longest serving volunteer Jenny McConkey cuts the ribbon on the newly arrived mini-bus

CACE unveils new mini-bus

Cumbernauld Action Care for the Elderly (CACE) unveiled its new minibus last week following a successful fundraising campaign.

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Public warned to stay safe as line goes live

Public warned to stay safe as line goes live

The public are being warned that overhead power lines on the railway between Cumbernauld and Greenhill Lower junction, near Bonnybridge, have gone live carrying 25,000 volts of electricity.

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Bus stances partnership breaks down as Hamcap go it alone

Bus stances partnership breaks down as Hamcap go it alone

Refurbishment of Cumbernauld bus stances will be carried out by Hamcap (Cumbernauld) LLP alone, after the company, North Lanarkshire Council and Campsies Centre (Cumbernauld) Ltd decided not to progress a joint project.

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The bridge at Twechar has been identified as a priority for repairs but it is unclear when Scottish Canals will undertake the work.

Canal bridges shut over safety fears

A health and safety row with cold hard cash at its core has cast a long shadow on the Forth and Clyde Canal.

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Delays in blue badge scheme renewal

Delays in blue badge scheme renewal

A disabled woman is concerned she will be without her blue badge for over a month due to problem with processing applications.

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Traffic Scotland published CCTV images of the motorway network near Cumbernauld on Wednesday night

Heroes brave the snow to assist stranded drivers

Three Cumbernauld men who came to the aid of drivers stranded in the snow on the motorway over night have been hailed heroes after delivering pizzas and Irn-Bru to people.

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Snow in Birkenshaw, North Lanarkshire, last night

Red warning lifted, but still major disruption due to snow

The Met Office’s red warning for snow across central Scotland has now expired, but an amber warning will be in place until at least 6pm this evening (Thursday).

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Commuters make their way through the morning rush hour after heavy snow fall on the M8 this morning and the Met Office has warned the weather is likely to get worse this afternoon. Pic: SWNS

Weather warning upgraded to Red

The Met Office has upgraded it weather warning to Red - the highest possible level - for Strathclyde, Central, Tayside, Fife, South West Scotland, Lothian and the Borders.

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The MET office has put out an Amber warning as Scotland is covered in a blanket of snow. Pic: SWNS

Warning not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary

People are being urged to avoid travel in the areas affected by the amber warning for snow which will affect parts of Scotland including Lanarkshire over the coming days.

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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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Police Scotland.

Travel with caution advice for drivers

Drivers across Scotland are advised to travel with extra caution, as the latest weather warnings for the country are announced.

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Police advise drivers to avoid travelling tonight in southern and central Scotland

Police advise drivers to avoid travelling tonight in southern and central Scotland

Police Scotland is advising drivers in much of the southern and central belt areas to avoid travelling on the roads tonight, following a warning by the Met Office of severe weather between 9pm tonight and 5am tomorrow.

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CACE nears target to replace minibus that was stolen

CACE nears target to replace minibus that was stolen

Cumbernauld Action Care for the Elderly (CACE) received a boost as it tries to raise £30,000 to replace the minibus that was stolen in September.

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M74 will be linked to the M80

£190m road will link motorways

A £190 million roads’ programme to boost the regneration of Ravenscraig has been approved by the Glasgow City Region cabinet.

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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.

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The minibus that was stolen from CACE last month, it has never been recovered

CACE fundraising to replace stolen bus

Cumbernauld Action Care for the Elderly (CACE) has launched a fundraising drive to replace its stolen minibus.

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