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Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Education
Pupils forced to flee after school bus fire

Pupils forced to flee after school bus fire

Schoolchildren were forced to run to safety after a fire ripped through a school bus.

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A selection of the tools police in Lanarkshire are hoping to reunirte with their owners

Police holding viewing day to reunite tools with owners

As part of ongoing enquiries into high value tool theft a quantity of power tools have been recovered and the police are looking to reunite them with their rightful owners.

Crime
Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

Education
New Lanark to host international touring textile exhibition

New Lanark to host international touring textile exhibition

New Lanark World Heritage Site will be hosting London’s Fashion and Textile Museum’s international travelling exhibition ‘Artist Textiles - Picasso to Warhol’ from January 26 – April 29 2018 in its new exhibition gallery.

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A party at Stirling Castle marked 100 years of the Boys Brigade's Junior Section

Boys’ Brigade Scotland director John Sharp spoke to Kirsty Paterson about how – and why – the organisation is so proud to be celebrating 100 years of the Junior section this year.

If you know a member of the Boys’ Brigade – and as one of Scotland’s largest youth organisations, the chances are you will – you might have noticed them baking a giant cake, planting 100 bulbs or learning to play marbles.

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Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

Business
Bogus calls for ambulances ‘almost doubled’ in five years

Bogus calls for ambulances ‘almost doubled’ in five years

Edinburgh West MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has warned malicious calls to the Scottish Ambulance Service are putting lives at risk.

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Enjoying her visit, HRH The Princess Royal

at Lanark Market    (Photo Chris Watt)

Princess helps mark milestone anniversary at Lanark market

Livestock auctioneer Lawrie and Symington welcomed the Princess Royal through its doors in Lanark on Friday as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations.

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Health board says it is ready for attacks

Health board says it is ready for attacks

NHS Lanarkshire believes it is much better placed to deal with future cyber attacks.

Health
Wind turbines in the future may be taller still.

Wind turbines now set to hit new heights

Energy companies are starting to ask to put up larger turbines as high as 200m on existing wind farms rather than build new developments, and South Lanarkshire Council is now looking at changing its planning guidelines to cope with that change of tack.

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Fibre optic cabinet being lowered into place to expand coverage in Clydesdale this summer.

Rigside business boss is waiting for better broadband

A businessman claims that his plan to create a new firm in jobs-hungry Rigside is under threat because he was misled about the village’s broadband coverage.

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Gill Murrary and her team of volunteers at last year's charity day.,

Gill is in the pink for her 21st charity day

Carluke’s Gill Murray holds her annual charity day on Saturday, November 4, this year, and as the event celebrates its 21st birthday, she hopes to beat last year’s record of £10,000

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Newall Hunter in training.

From Leadhills to the Gobi desert for latest challenge

An adventurer from Leadhills is attempting to become the first person to make a solo crossing of the Gobi Desert on foot, unsupported and in winter.

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The Cutkelvins are through to the next stage.

Cutkelvins make it to finals of X Factor

Hopes are growing that Lanark might soon be able to boast its very own X Factor-winning superstars in the form of the Cutkelvins after the family trio made it through to the ITV competition’s final stages at the weekend.

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Most of Clydesdale would be in huge constituency.

Anger over carve-up of constituencies

A proposed re-drawing of Scotland’s Westminster electoral boundaries could see most of Clydesdale become part of a giant constituency stretching from Carluke and Forth in the north to the English border in the south.

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Grace, centre, with volunteers at the Lanark shop. (Pic Sarah Peters)

Grace retires from Lanark Oxfam shop at the age of 91

When the charity Oxfam was founded 75 years ago, Grace Shaw, centre, was just sweet sixteen.

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BrightHouse

BrightHouse to pay £14.8m in redress to customers

A rent-to-own company which has stores across Scotland has committed to pay around £15m to 249,000 customers following discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Business
Carluke High Street.

Don't even think of driving down Carluke High Street!

Police are warning drivers that they should not be in Carluke High Street in daytime hours.

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