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

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

Public and NHS staff to evaluate options for new University Hospital Monklands

Members of the public and NHS Lanarkshire staff are to take part in a postal scoring process to evaluate the site options for a new, state-of-the-art University Hospital Monklands.  The exercise to score the three potential sites for the Monklands replacement began yesterday, following the approval by the Board of NHS Lanarkshire.  The potential sites … More Public and NHS staff to evaluate options for new University Hospital Monklands

Bellshill Actress Natalie J Robb tells of hospital drama as Moira Dingle is victim of a horror hit and run

Scots soap legend Natalie J Robb reveals how new rules meant she had to set up Moira’s ventilator herself. Having to lie in bed all day at work sounds like the perfect way to ease yourself into the new post-pandemic normal. But for Scots soap legend Natalie J Robb, it was nerve-wracking. On tomorrow night’s Emmerdale, Natalie’s character … More Bellshill Actress Natalie J Robb tells of hospital drama as Moira Dingle is victim of a horror hit and run

Community ‘disgusted’ after North Lanarkshire rainbow bench vandalised

Two benches which serve as a symbol of ‘hope and strength’ were stolen and vandalised in Motherwell.  Community members were left “disgusted” after a rainbow bench dedicated to a man who committed suicide was taken from Bellshill Road in Forgewood, while another was taken from Monklands memorial gardens.   One bench was recovered on July 1 after a … More Community ‘disgusted’ after North Lanarkshire rainbow bench vandalised