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Family and friends of a six-year-old girl who was killed on holiday have said farewell to a “special little girl” at her funeral. Alesha MacPhail was staying with relatives on the Isle of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, at the start of the summer break when she was found…
Four football clubs in North Lanarkshire are to display a suicide prevention logo on strips this season to raise awareness of an issue that claims the life of one person almost every week in the area. Motherwell, Airdrieonians, Albion Rovers and Clyde will all display the Suicide Prevention North Lanarkshire…
The health and social care partnership in North Lanarkshire is laying down “strong foundations” to support more integrated working, inspectors have found. They praised a number of important strengths in the partnership’s strategic plan, which shows how health and social care services will meet local people’s needs in the future.…
Councillors have approved plans to provide free school meals 365 days a year to children from low income households to help tackle "holiday hunger". North Lanarkshire Council agreed to expand its free meal entitlement to cover the 175 days of the year when pupils are not at school during weekends…
A council is planning to offer free school meals 365 days a year to children from low income households to help tackle "holiday hunger". North Lanarkshire Council proposes expanding its free meal entitlement beyond the school gate to cover the 175 days of the year when pupils are not at…
A campaign has been launched in an effort to stop adults buying alcohol for children in North Lanarkshire.You're Asking For It will run throughout the region to tackle underage drinking, antisocial behaviour, crime and violence. It builds on a scheme in Wishaw and Motherwell which saw violence dropping by 30%,…
A North Lanarkshire care home for older people has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Carnbroe Care Centre in Coatbridge following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists four areas which…
Almost 1,100 jobs are to go at one of Scotland's biggest councils under plans to plug a £68 million black hole in its budget over the next two years. North Lanarkshire Council will be asked at a meeting next week to accept more than £22 million of savings and approve…
Services for children and young people in North Lanarkshire are performing well according to a new inspection report published yesterday. It follows a joint inspection of services across the North Lanarkshire Community Planning Partnership by an expert team from the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Her Majesty’s…