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Telephone torment for suicide helpline

The Gazette has been praised after it stepped in to help a Lanark charity resolve a two-year-old problem.

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The new development has been well received locally.

Derelict landmark is replaced by new flats

A landmark building in the centre of Carluke, derelict for seven years, has now been bulldozed and replaced with luxury flats.

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Ryan Newall and Jeannie Kielty of Banks Renewables Kype Muir wind farm

£101m boost to local economy?

An initiative that prioritises local communities and businesses is well on the way to delivering an estimated £101million boost to the South Lanarkshire economy.

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South Vennel Sod-Cutting gets home building project underway in Lanark.

South Vennel home building project gets underway

New social housing is to be built in the heart of Lanark after the council broke ground on a new development.

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Cleghorn Level Crossing is set to close for over two weeks

Cleghorn Crossing closure is set to cause chaos in Clydesdale as work starts

It’s set to be a two-week nightmare for drivers as Network Rail engineers close the Cleghorn level crossing during April and May as part of a £1m infrastructure upgrade project.

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Extra cash for rural roads and timber transportation.

£5m boost will help to deal with timber lorries on rural roads.

Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, announced a £5 million funding boost for projects that minimise the impacts on communities and the environment caused by timber lorries on the rural road network.

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25 jobs in Lanarkshire are up for grabs.

New career opportunities

Around 400 trainee engineers will be hired across Scotland – including 25 in Lanarkshire – as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by Openreach.

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The new Glenmuir pop-up store in Gangnam, South Korea.

Lanark business opens in South Korea

A business which was founded in 1891 in Lanark, has simply gone from strength to strength, and has now opened up a new outlet - in South Korea.

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Nellfield Gardens and Lane are Clydesdale Housing Association's locations in the village of Braidwood.  Stock Image

Fear and anxiety over eviction threat for Clydesdale resident

A Braidwood man is living in fear that he is about to lose his home following threats made by his landlord, Clydesdale Housing Association.

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Stock pic: John Devlin

Weather update: Job centres closed

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that all job centres in areas affected by adverse weather be closed until 12pm tomorrow (March 1).

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RBS has announced a temporary reprieve for both Biggar and Douglas branches

RBS announce branch reprieve

Residents in Biggar and Douglas are delighted to learn that RBS have granted their branches a temporary reprieve until the end of the year.

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Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

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

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NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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Local papers tie up BBC link for democracy reporters

Local papers tie up BBC link for democracy reporters

This newspaper is to benefit from a link-up with the BBC which will see dozens of local democracy reporters employed across the UK.

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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.

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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

Marketing teams wanted for £250k media prize

Marketing professionals from across the UK are invited to ‘shoot it out’ for a £250,000 media prize by showcasing their creativity with a one minute video.

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Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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Carstairs PO closure will allow for upgrade

Carstairs PO closure will allow for upgrade

Carstairs Village Post Office, based in the branch of McColl’s in Carstairs Road, will be forced to close for four days later this month while an extensive upgrade of its facilities and services takes place.

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Charity shop Volunteers celebrate with local councillors, board members, Dave Knight from the Lottery and John Archibald from the Clyde Windfarm. Picture Sarah Peters.

Buying shop building a big boost for group

Volunteers in Douglas were celebrating this week after the St Bride’s Community Group bought the Main Street property that houses its charity shop.

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