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Health project launched

An innovative new project has been launched in Lanarkshire to support local Chinese communities to challenge hepatitis B and other blood borne viruses (BBV).

Health
Last year's NHS Lanarkshire Staff award-winners. Photo: Gary Hutchison.

Last chance to nominate your healthcare hero

It is your last chance to nominate your healthcare hero for NHS Lanarkshire’s Staff Awards.

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The Lesmahagow branch is one of those earmarked for closure.

MP calls for review of RBS closures

A petition against the closure of RBS branches in Strathaven and Lesmahagow has been presented at Westminster by local MP Dr Lisa Cameron.

Politics
The new care model to provide palliative care at home, or in a homely setting, was adopted after strong support from the public during consultation earlier

New model for palliative care

Lanarkshire is to get a new county-wide model for palliative care services and specialist hospice provision.

Health
A female member of staff was threatened with a knife during the incident in RS McColls at Rankin Gate Centre, Hamilton Street.

Appeal after armed robbery in Carluke

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a Carluke newsagent on Sunday morning.

Crime
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

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
The incident happened on Oxgangs Road, Edinburgh.

Investigation after man stabbed in Lanark street

A 56-year-old man was left fighting for his life after being stabbed in a Lanark street.

Crime
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.

Business
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
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
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 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
The Met Office have warned that ice is on the way. Picture: PA

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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