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New Year, new leadership?

SNP minority administration may not make it to 2018...

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Peter Andre supports Christmas Jumper Day, North Lanarkshire councillors are being asked to do likewise. Photo by Jamie Baker.

SNP school transport motions rejected

The SNP Group in North Lanarkshire has accused provost Jean Jones of being more interested in Christmas jumpers than school transport.

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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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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.

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The report going to the Infrastructure Committee can be found in the MARS section of the councils website

Bin motions fail to find support

An SNP motion calling for a report into the ongoing difficulties in North Lanarkshire with the new bin scheme failed ... because one already exists.

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Rhondda Geekie

Former council boss on shared space group

Former East Dunbartonshire Council Leader Rhondda Geekie is to play a major role in the new public consultation process on the controversial shared space.

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David Stocks

SNP quits sounding board after refusing to work with Tories

The SNP Group in North Lanarkshire has confirmed it will not be taking part in the budget sounding board as it wants to avoid doing a deal with the Conservatives.

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The revised boundary proposals

Bishopbriggs boundary bust-up

A row has blown up over a proposal to remove parts of Bishopbriggs from East Dunbartonshire’s Westminster constituency.

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Staff are not to blame for bins ‘chaos’

Staff are not to blame for bins ‘chaos’

The SNP Group in North Lanarkshire says councillors cannot shirk responsibility for forcing through changes to bin collections.

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East Dunbartonshire council callers have been left on hold

Hanging on the telephone

Frustrated residents are being forced to wait an average of almost six minutes before calls to East Dunbartonshire Council are answered.

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Armed Forces Day event could be scrapped

Armed Forces Day faces the axe

Eastwood’s MP and MSP have called on council chiefs to rethink scrapping the area’s annual summer Armed Forces Day as part of budget cuts.

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Council refuses to discuss bin issues

Council refuses to discuss bin issues

A request for North Lanarkshire Council to discuss problems with the new bin collection schedule was refused.

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Alan Beveridge has concerns about councillors who owe the council money

NLC tight-lipped on council tax debtors

North Lanarkshire Council has stayed tight-lipped on which councillors are in council tax arrears.

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NL Leisure has its headquarters within Broadwood Stadium

Merger is planned if rates relief removed

NL Leisure and Culture NL could be merged into one body if the Scottish Government removes rates relief for some charities.

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Rona Mackay

Tribute to disaster victims

The 80th anniversary of the Kirkintilloch Disaster has been commemorated by the town’s MSP.

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Empty Homes officer Catriona Arbuckle welcomes Thomas Stanfield, Fiona Kerr and their childrena into their new home after it was brought back into North Lanarkshire Council ownership

Empty homes being brought back to life

A scheme to bring empty homes in North Lanarkshire back into use is continuing to go from strength to strength.

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Jim Logue

Council leader cleared of corruption claim

The leader of North Lanarkshire Council has been cleared of any wrongdoing following a police investigation into allegations of corruption.

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LAPs give communties the chance to discuss and have an infleunce on issues such as planning applications

Communities have a platform to ensure their opinion matters

Representatives from organisations across North Lanarkshire met at Airdrie Town Hall on Monday to discuss priorities for communities in the area.

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Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn

Minister launches new funding package at Kirkintilloch High

Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn has announced £390,000 to educate school pupils about careers in food and drink.

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Former councillor Eric Gotts

Former Provost Eric Gotts censured by Standards Commission

A former Provost of East Dunbartonshire Council has been censured for breaching the Councillor’s Code of Conduct.

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