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Tragedy changed Alan’s outlook on life with a change of career

A Lanark dad of three met tragedy head-on after his wife died in 2012, giving up his high-powered role and a six-figure salary.

News
Craft Butcher Awards  Craig Black of Hugh Black and Sons Carluke and Lanark

Butcher gets gold award for top quality

Local butcher Hugh Black and Sons has struck gold with its special products for the summer of 2018 at the Craft Butcher Awards.

Health
Eating healthy foods could help reduce your risk of cancer.

Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

Health

Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

Crime
Farida has now launched her latest book and is hopeful it will do as well as her first.

Carluke author’s curry helps save lives

An author from Carluke has published her second cookery book and plans to donate all proceeds to the Ummah Welfare Trust which helps give access to clean water to people in developing countries.

Health
Some of the charity's staff who are based in the Lanark office.

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.

Business
Police are appealing for information on a number of local crimes.      Picture: John Devlin

Police crime call roundup for the Clydesdale area

Police Scotland is urgently appealing to the public for any information they may have on a sneak theft carried out on an 84 year old householder.

Crime
The council estimate that the new system will provide more employment opportunities.

Council to adopt new community hubs for care of the elderly

South Lanarkshire Council is to replace outdated residential care homes with modern community based care hubs in a move that will deliver better care to more people in Clydesdale.

Health
Calum Campbell, NHS Lanarkshire chief executive, makes his pledge .

Summit shows commitment to improvement

NHS Lanarkshire hosted a summit to demonstrate their commitment to improving breastfeeding rates.

Health
Agnes (Nan) Henderson celebrating her 104 birthday.

Nan hits an amazing 104!

A woman, believed to be the oldest in Lanarkshire, has just celebrated her 104th birthday surrounded by family and friends.

News
Agents lose income as Betterware catalogue goes into administration

Agents lose income as Betterware catalogue goes into administration

The business behind Betterware catalogue has collapsed with the loss of 100 jobs – and agents across Scotland facing the prospect of losing their income.

News
The president denies having any relationship with Stormy Daniels. Picture: AFP

Donald Trump retweets convicted Scottish forger in Stormy Daniels row

Donald Trump has retweeted a woman from Lanark convicted of forgery, in the latest example of the president’s unpredictable social media behaviour.

Politics
Billy Walker and Megan Garden, winners of the paper ball competition at this years Whuppity Scoorie.

Whuppity Scoorie goes ahead this time

The age-old tradition still kept alive in the Burgh to herald the awakening of Spring, had to be postponed this year due to the weather, which was decidedly wintry.

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South Lanarkshire Council HQ.

Tories claim a £1m benefit

Schools across South Lanarkshire would have shared an extra £1m if proposals by the Conservative councillors had been backed by other parties, they have claimed.

Education
Area Inspector for Clydesdale, Ross McCallum

A new inspector for for the Burgh

Police Scotland has appointed a new Inspector to cover the Clydesdale Valley patch, including Lanark and Carluke, along with the many outlying rural areas.

Crime
Police officers have said they believe the body is that of missing Lanark man William Higgins (Billy).

Missing Lanark mans body found in Cartland Crags woods.

Police officers searching for Lanark man, William Higgins, missing from Auctioneers Way, Lanark since Sunday,March 25, were called to a report of a body being found at Cartland Crags Woodland area, Lanark around 5.45pm yesterday (Tuesday April 17).

Crime
Caragh McKay took a podium place at this years World Irish Dance Championships.

Caragh’s Irish Dance success wins a top place

An Irish dancer from Carluke has a world title within her grasp as she continues to win her way to the top.

News
Beware of scam calls

Burgh family lose £6400 in ‘Facebook Lottery’ scam

A Lanark family are embarrassed and distraught to find they have lost £6400 in an elaborate online scam between March 29 and April 5.

Crime
Police say although stats are worrying, it's highly unlikely you'll be a victim by following some simple rules.

A worrying number of fraud cases have been recorded in the Burgh

MSP for Clydesdale Aileen Campbell has called on Clydesdale constituents to ensure they do not become victims of fraud.

Crime
The children from Auchengray Primary enjoying their day out at Almond Valley.

Auchengray win top prize

The kids from Auchengray Primary were delighted to learn they had won a competition run by the Almond Valley Heritage Centre.

Environment
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