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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The new post has been created to ensure food initiatives are comprehensively delivered and co-ordinated.

Officer to lead food strategy

A new post is being created by South Lanarkshire Council to help with its plan to combat food poverty in the region.

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Negative committee report for RBS

RBS has failed to appreciate the damage their closure programme will inflict on many communities across Scotland, according to a report by Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee.

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The new grant will apply to around 120,000 eligible families.

New clothing grant to help with school uniforms

An estimated 120,000 families will benefit from a new £100 national minimum school clothing grant in Scotland as a result of partnership working between Scotland’s Local Authorities and the Scottish Government.

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Claudia Beamish with protestors at the Scottish Parliament.

Call for right to appeal in planning process

Local MSP recently joined a demonstration at the Scottish Parliament by Planning Democracy, which is campaigning for the Planning Bill currently going through Parliament to recognisee an Equal Right of Appeal for communities when it comes to planning decisions.

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South Lanarkshire Council announce funding for pothole and general road repairs

£8m cash pot for local road repairs

Restoring roads is a challenge after the ravages of a harsh and lengthy winter – but it is a challenge South Lanarkshire Council’s roads workers are determined to meet head on.

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Over half a million households are in fuel poverty

Claim that pensioners will miss out on payments

A “blunder” by the SNP government means 4900 pensioners in South Lanarkshire will miss out on early winter fuel payments, according to local Labour MSP Claudia Beamish.

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Convoys sometimes pass through South Lanarkshire on their way to England.

Nuclear transport support questioned

Local MSP Claudia Beamish voiced concerns about the transportation of nuclear weapons during a recent Parliamentary debate.

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Angela Crawley is urging a change in the law to ensure that all workers are entitled to a real Living Wage.

Backing for campaign to end pay difference

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is backing a campaign calling on the UK government to change the law to end pay discrimination against young people.

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Local MSP Angela Crawley welcomed the figures.

High speed broadband connection nearing 100 per cent

More than 97 per cent of premises in South Lanarkshire are now connected to high speed broadband, according to the latest figures released by the Scottish Goverment

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The consultation is looking at an overall strategy for all 19 of South Lanarkshire's stations.

South Lanarkshire park and ride consultation

A consultation on a park and ride strategy for all 19 railway stations in South Lanarkshire is underway.

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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell. Scotland's abortion rate has hit a five-year high at the same time as a referendum was held to legalise the practice in Ireland

Assurance sought over “vital” bus service

SNP MSP for Clydesdale Aileen Campbell has written to the leader of Scottish Borders Council, Shona Haslam, regarding the authority’s decision to withdraw its funding contribution for the 101/102 bus service.

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The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

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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.

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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.

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