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CARS grants available

Communities across Scotland are set to benefit from a £10 million investment under Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) flagship conservation and regeneration funding programme.

Environment
Claudia Beamish is pictured with her Labour colleagues at the Scottish Parliament.

Backing for cancer drug campaign

Local MSP Claudia Beamish is backing a campaign to ensure that the breast cancer drug Perjeta is made available to women in Scotland.

Politics
Pictured from left are: Lorna McCafferty, trust fundr-aising officer, Pauline Milligan, director at John, Jackson & Dick Solicitors and Joy Farquharson, deputy chief executive, St Andrew's Hospice.

Sponsorship agreed for hopsice book

St Andrew’s Hospice has announced that Solicitors for Older People Scotland is sponsoring the first 1000 copies of its new All About Me book.

Health
A lump sum was allocated to help to cover the cost of weather maintenance.

Claim council has missed out on payment

South Lanarkshire Council is among a number of local authorities believed to have lost out as a result of a Scottish Government decision not to make awards through the Bellwin Scheme.

Politics
Some of the pupils with astronaut Commander Tony Antonelli at last week's space school, hosted by the University of the West of Scotland. Around 200 students from across the region were involved in the project.

Giant leap to make space programme

Secondary scholl pupils from South Lanarkshire are waiting eagerly to find out if their science experiments will be launched into outer space as part of a programme hosted by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

Education
Links to the discussion document and full consultation can be viewed and filled in online at www.ncra.scot.

Survey on rural economy now open for comment

One of the biggest consultations in recent years on the future of the rural economy in Scotland has been launched and everyone in South Lanarkshire who has an interest in rural matters is being urged to get involved and have their say.

Business

Gallery: Sun shines for Lanark’s Lanimers celebrations

The climax of Lanark’s Lanimer Week could not have been better as thousands of townspeople basked in sunshine on Lanimer’s Day last Thursday.

News
Samantha (right) received her prize from Lindi Harrison of EM Studios.

Samantha is named Student of the Year

Lanark student received a Student of the Year award for her work on New College Lanarkshire’s HNC 3D Computer Animation course.

Education
The Braidwood pupils' winning design, 'The Lazy Human'.

Pupils’ artwork raises awareness of plastic problem

The artistic talents of local primary school pupils won them a display at Blair Drummond Safari Park to highlight its World Oceans weekend, which ran on Saturday and Sunday.

Education
Two men are to appear in court today.

Two to appear in court in connection with armed robberies

Two men are expected to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court today (Friday) in connection with five incidents of armed robbery.

Crime
Local MSP Claudia Beamish wants the government to take action on 12-week commitmeent to patients.

Call for action on waiting times

A flagship SNP waiting time law was broken 2,457 times in the first three months of 2018 in Lanarkshire, according to local Labour MSP Claudia Beamish.

Health
A Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) is to be funded for the whole of the Clydesdale area.

Funding secured for public transport appraisal

SNP MSP for Clydesdale Aileen Campbell has welcomed news that, following a reconsideration of their position by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, a Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) will be funded for Clydesdale, allowing the STAG to progress to its next phase.

Politics
Police are seeking information in connection with a number of incidents.

Crime round-up for the Lanarkshire area

Police in South Lanarkshire are appealing for information following a number of incidents which were reported after the last few days.

Crime
The participants of this year's showcase are pictured with their trophies.

Speaking skills to the fore at showcase

Pupils from in and around Carluke showed off their verbal skills recently at an annual competition in the town.

Education
Helping to raise awareness can lead to early diagnosis.

Raising awarenss of bowel cancer

To mark Volunteers’ Week, which runs until Friday, Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer are encouraging local work places and community groups to host a talk about bowel cancer, to raise awareness of Scotland’s second biggest cancer killer.

Health
The recycling rate has seen a considerable increase since last year.

Scottish recycling rate rockets

Scottish recycling, composting and re-use of waste from all sources has rocketed past the 60 per cent milestone for the first time. That was the key finding of Official Statistics published today (29 May 2018) by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Environment
Andrew Hilland, Labour's new parliamentary candidate.

Labour chooses new parliamentary candidate

Andrew Hilland has been selected as the Labour Party’s candidate for the UK parliamentary constituency of Lanark and Hamilton East at the next general election.

Politics
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