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

Car cruisers creating havoc in cinema carpark

RESIDENTS say their lives are being made miserable by car cruisers “tearing around” a cinema carpark through the night. Locals say drivers have been meeting at the Showcase Cinema in Coatbridge for the past two weeks and their evenings are disrupted by cars engines revving, handbrake turns and screeching brakes, sometimes until 3am in the morning. Car … More Car cruisers creating havoc in cinema carpark

Environment charity offers grants to community groups

Funding is available to those growing fruit and vegetables, promoting healthy eating and supporting outdoor exercise. Green-fingered residents across Monklands can apply for funding to support community growing projects. Central Scotland Green Network Trust has launched a new £100,000 fund entitled Growing Food Together, and can provide cash boosts for projects to grow fruit and … More Environment charity offers grants to community groups

Airdrie 12th most expensive place to rent in Scotland.

Airdrie has 7 properties with an average rental of £564 p/m. While buying isn’t an option or a desire for everyone in Scotland, we have taken a look at s1homes again to see where the most expensive place to rent is. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Edinburgh is also the most expensive place to rent with 382 properties averaging a price … More Airdrie 12th most expensive place to rent in Scotland.

Four-and-a-half-days plan for North Lanarkshire secondary pupils

Timetabled classes are set to be removed from one afternoon per week from August 2021 under the budget-cutting plan according to reports in the Daily Record. Secondary school pupils across Monklands could to move to a four-and-a-half-day week under plans currently being developed by North Lanarkshire Council. The authority is to reconfigure existing class time … More Four-and-a-half-days plan for North Lanarkshire secondary pupils

St Margaret’s High supporting the local Jack and Jill project.

Students at St Margaret’s High impressed Wood Foundation judges with their submission supporting the local Jack and Jill project. Pupils at St Margaret’s High secured a £4000 grant for their chosen charity through a new programme aiming to help communities tackle the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Students at the Airdrie school earned the bumper … More St Margaret’s High supporting the local Jack and Jill project.

Body found after fatal Airdrie house fire

A body has been discovered following a fatal house fire in Airdrie on Saturday morning.  Police Scotland confirmed a body was discovered after the fatal fire in Ewart Drive at around 3.05am. The occupants of eight nearby houses were evacuated at the time as a precaution. Formal identification of the body is still to take place. DS … More Body found after fatal Airdrie house fire