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South Lanarkshire Council is to replace outdated residential care homes with modern community based care hubs in a move that will deliver better care to more people in Clydesdale.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

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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
Cllr John Ross - Leader of South Lanarkshire Council

A Council Leader’s perspective on the ‘Sugar Tax’

In my role as South Lanarkshire Council’s Leader, I was asked by a constituent the other day why the Scottish Government was introducing a “sugar tax”.

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The new signs will be placed at all entrances to the town and upon all platforms at Carluke railway station.  It is hoped they will be in place in time for the centenary later this year.

VC recipients to be honoured in Carluke

A prominent Scottish businessman is set to gift specially designed road signs to his native town of Carluke in memory of three VC awards to town residents.

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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.

Business
Angela Crawley MP

Angela calls for action over the latest DWP figures on appeals

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has highlighted the high proportion of PIP and ESA claimants who win their appeal at first tier tribunal which has increased to 69 per cent, according to figures released this week by the Tribunals Service.

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Labour are calling for a total ban.

Would a full ban on fox hunting make a difference to country life?

Scottish Labour has called for a full fox hunting ban ahead of a rally at Holyrood today.

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Claudia pictured with apprentices at Apco Dental.

MSP visits the dentist

Claudia Beamish MSP visited Lanark dentist Apco Dental during Apprenticeship week.

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Angela Crawley MSP has launched the petition.

MP calls for an end to ‘shameful tax’

The SNP’s Women and Equalities spokesperson marked International Women’s Day by launching a petition calling on the UK government to scrap the tax on child support for victims of domestic abuse.

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Local authority is set to receive cash towards the cost of the winter weather

Council is set to get more cash for winter weather

South Lanarkshire Council is one of the local authorities who can apply for financial assistance under the Bellwin Scheme following recent heavy snowfalls.

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Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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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.

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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.

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Education Secretary 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.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Councillor calls for rural Clydesdale to be given more say

Councillor calls for rural Clydesdale to be given more say

The new leader of South Lanarkshire Council’s Conservative group, Clydesdale East councillor Alex Allison, has called for a fair deal for rural areas from its new Scottish National Party administration.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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