Investigation launched after animals found dead in illegal traps

An investigation is under way after several animals were found dead in illegal traps. The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after it was alerted to two incidents of badgers caught in snares in North Lanarkshire since July 5. Almost 60 incidents involving animals caught in snares and traps – most dead on arrival – were dealt … More Investigation launched after animals found dead in illegal traps

Fraudster almost cons car dealership out of £41,000 Porsche using Covid-19 financial rescue scheme

THE relieved owners of a Chapelhall car dealership have warned people to be “unbelievably vigilant” after a “rotter” almost scammed them out of a £41,000 Porsche using a coronavirus financial rescue scheme. James Glen Car Sales was targeted by a con man who offered to buy the expensive sports car with a lump sum last … More Fraudster almost cons car dealership out of £41,000 Porsche using Covid-19 financial rescue scheme

XPO Logistics distribution site at Eurocentral to lose around 200 jobs

Unite Scotland has said an XPO Logistics distribution site at Eurocentral and transfer the work to Heywood in England with the potential loss of around 200 jobs. The warehouse and distribution site at Mossend provides distribution services for Argos and Sainsbury’s “if the proposal goes ahead there would be no workers left at the site by January 7, … More XPO Logistics distribution site at Eurocentral to lose around 200 jobs

Police investigate teenager who exposed himself to a woman in Coatbridge

A MANHUNT has been launched for a teen pervert who flashed at a woman in broad daylight in Coatbridge.  Cops have released a description of the sicko who struck on Tuesday at around 12.45 pm They revealed that the victim, 24, was walking along a canal path between Carnbroe and Calderbank when she saw a male youth exposing … More Police investigate teenager who exposed himself to a woman in Coatbridge

Coatbridge foodbank receives welcome donation from housebuilder

Volunteers at Coatbridge community foodbank have received a welcome boost of £1000 to help with their vital work in supporting people through the coronavirus crisis. The donation from the community fund run by Barratt Homes will be used to buy much-needed groceries and toiletries for the parcels distributed by the local organisation, and help them … More Coatbridge foodbank receives welcome donation from housebuilder

Offender told to stay away from partner after domestic lockdown row

A serial domestic offender has been warned to stay away from his partner after a lockdown row. William North, 35, admitted threatening or abusive behaviour in Nith Quadrant, Newarthill, on June 28. Hamilton Sheriff Court heard he went to his partner’s home at 7am and banged on a door, demanding she let him in. Andrew … More Offender told to stay away from partner after domestic lockdown row

Plans to close Clydesdale Bank in Wishaw reintroduced after stay of execution

The branch was originally due to shut last month but a postponement followed the lockdown introduced in response to Covid-19. Plans to permanently close the Clydesdale Bank in Wishaw have been reintroduced following a stay of execution. The branch was originally due to shut last month but a postponement followed the lockdown introduced in response … More Plans to close Clydesdale Bank in Wishaw reintroduced after stay of execution

SNP insist more action needs to be taken over North Lanarkshire rat problem

According to the Daily Record the party confirmed it will put forward a motion at the next council meeting in August to record and analyse all reports of vermin sightings. SNP councillors say North Lanarkshire has a rat problem and more action needs to be taken to address it. A poll of the party’s councillors … More SNP insist more action needs to be taken over North Lanarkshire rat problem

Visiting to be reinstated at NHS Lanarkshire hospitals

Patients at Monklands Hospital and others across Lanarkshire will be able to have visitors again from Monday. Health board officials say they are “delighted” that loved ones can be welcomed back to wards for the first time in four months, following an announcement by health secretary Jeane Freeman. All but essential visits have been suspended … More Visiting to be reinstated at NHS Lanarkshire hospitals