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Have you ever worked for nothing on a ‘trial shift’?

Local MSP Rona Mackay wants constituents to make their views heard on unpaid work trial shifts.

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Leader expresses fears for the future

Leader expresses fears for the future

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has expressed his concerns about the future of local authorities.

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Councillor Jim Logue.

Leader expresses his fears for the future

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue has expressed his concerns about the future of local authorities.

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The Catherine Street junction

Safety lights CAN go back now

The leader of East Dunbartonshire Council has pledged to put people ahead of money 
as the controversy over Kirkintilloch’s shared space project refuses to go away.

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Jo Swinson

Jo Swinson calls for “urgent” reopening of Lenzie Post Office

Newly elected MP for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson has put pressure on Post Office Ltd regarding the closure in February of the Lenzie branch.

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The charge for community alarms was scrapped in April

Sign up now alarm service is free again

North Lanarkshire Council is encouraging residents get their community alarm reinstalled now the service is free again.

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North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim Logue

Council leader doesn’t believe classroom assistants will experience much change in new roles

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council says more than three quarters of classroom assistants won’t see much change under redeployment.

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Councillor Duncan Cumming

Tuning in to council television

Web broadcasts of meetings are just one of the options to be considered in a bid to make council business more “transparent and democratic”.

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Councillor Susan Murray

Letter to Editor - No traffic lights at shared space until 2018 - but no delay, writes Councillor Murray

Sir, - After the report in last week’s paper I am writing to clarify that further consultation on Kirkintilloch town centre will not delay putting the traffic lights back. The council must honour the contract made with the contractor or pay penalties for any changes. The contract ends when the snagging period ends in June 2018 and the council has to wait until then before changes are made or risk uncontrolled costs. The SNP Leader of the Council, Gordan Low, knows this.

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Rona Mackay MSP

MSP backs new East Dunbartonshire group to help men in crisis

The number of young men committing suicide in Scotland is a “travesty”, Strathkelvin MSP Rona Mackay 
has said.

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Councillor Tom Johnston with his wife Catherine, both are former teachers

Councillors banned from using ‘C’ word

The SNP’s attempts to make North Lanarkshire Council reconsider its decision to redeploy 198 classroom assistants descended into farce.

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Councillor Ferretti

Council to consider new all-weather football pitch for Lennoxtown

A modern all-weather football park for Lennoxtown is on the agenda tonight before East Dunbartonshire Council, thanks to new local Councillor Paul Ferretti.

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General waste bins will now only be collected every three weeks

Who is to blame for forcing bin changes?

North Lanarkshire Council’s leader put the blame on Zero Waste Scotland as he went back on a pre-election pledge not to change bin collections.

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Former Depute Provost Anne Jarvis

Councillor’s travel expenses cause fury

East Dunbartonshire’s former depute provost has become embroiled in an expenses row after claiming over £5,000 for car travel in a single year.

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North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones is joined by representaives from many different branches of the military

Provost thanks Armed Forces for their service

North Lanarkshire provost Jean Jones led a ceremony at Motherwell Civic Centre this week to mark Armed Forces Day 2017.

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Changes to bin collections will be introduced in the autumn

Call for public consultation over bin collections blocked

A move by the SNP Group at North Lanarkshire Council to call for a public consultation on changes to bin collections has been blocked.

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Brown bins will now be used for garden and food waste

North Lanarkshire Council has approved changes to bin collections

North Lanarkshire Council has officially announced that general waste bins will only be collected every three weeks from this autumn.

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Rona Mackay MSP

Tory government “lame duck” after Queen’s Speech, say East Dunbartonshire MSPs

East Dunbartonshire’s MSPs have branded the Tory government a “lame duck” following an “empty” Queen’s Speech.

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East Dunbartonshire Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson

East Dunbartonshire MP is new LibDem Deputy Leader

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has been elected unopposed as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

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The proposed area

Boundary proposals revealed

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland has published proposals to redraw the boundary between North Lanarkshire and Glasgow.

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