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How Salmond won the referendum - Politics.co.uk

How Salmond won the referendum - Politics.co.uk | NLC | Scoop.it
Astonishingly for two losers, Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon are now in a win-win position.
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Airdrie councillor blames railway repairs for park being washed out - Scottish Daily Record

Airdrie councillor blames railway repairs for park being washed out - Scottish Daily Record | NLC | Scoop.it
ALAN Beveridge claims water problems at Katherine Park and surrounding houses stem from subsidence along the Airdrie to Caldercruix section of the line.
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Tax payers in North Lanarkshire forked out over £500,000 for taxis to take children between schools for lessons

Tax payers in North Lanarkshire forked out over £500,000 for taxis to take children between schools for lessons | NLC | Scoop.it
Local authority blasted by MSP Alex Neil
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Sillars: ‘New mandate for independence’ in 2016

Sillars: ‘New mandate for independence’ in 2016 | NLC | Scoop.it
WESTMINSTER won’t let Scotland stage another referendum and the SNP should be ready to negotiate independence if it wins a majority at Holyrood in 18 months, a former Deputy leader of the party has said.
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Labour chief quits amid vote fallout

Labour chief quits amid vote fallout | NLC | Scoop.it
A LEADING Labour Party office bearer has quit her post amid post-referendum fallout, citing disillusion with the party nationally.
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MSP warning on railfreight park appeal

MSP warning on railfreight park appeal | NLC | Scoop.it
Bellshill residents fighting a proposed international railfreight park on greenbelt land near their homes may yet face a battle to stop the project.
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Mossend Railfreight Park rejected

Mossend Railfreight Park rejected | NLC | Scoop.it
Residents in Bellshill have won their fight to persuade councillors to turn down controversial proposals for an international railfreight park near their homes.
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Schools convener
sidesteps quit call

Schools convener<br/>sidesteps quit call | NLC | Scoop.it
Councillor Jim Logue last week sidestepped commenting on his future as North Lanarkshire Council’s convener of learning and leisure.
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PM could face calls to postpone UK election if Scots vote for independence

PM could face calls to postpone UK election if Scots vote for independence | NLC | Scoop.it
Pressure on Cameron to take unprecedented step amid warnings that 'constitutional meltdown' would follow yes vote
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Postal votes being
sent out

Postal votes being <br/>sent out | NLC | Scoop.it
The first issue of postal votes for the Scottish Referendum took place on Thursday, and those registered should have received their postal package which must be completed and returned by September 18.
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Consultation report into North Lanarkshire school mergers move is revealed

Consultation report into North Lanarkshire school mergers move is revealed | NLC | Scoop.it
FINDINGS of a consultation into a merger plan affecting 10 schools have been published.
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Radical proposals to create 100 Scottish councils

Radical proposals to create 100 Scottish councils | NLC | Scoop.it
PLANS for the most radical overhaul of Scottish local government in decades, which could triple the number of councils and equip them with major tax-raising powers, have been unveiled.
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Scottish independence referendum debate: the drinking game!

Scottish independence referendum debate: the drinking game! | NLC | Scoop.it
Stuart Heritage: Alex Salmond and Alastair Darling clash on Tuesday night to discuss the big issues – and churn out loads of predictable clishes. So settle down and join in the fun with our drinking game
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Airdrie MSP and council leader clash over poll tax debt

Airdrie MSP and council leader clash over poll tax debt | NLC | Scoop.it
Alex Neil and Jim McCabe disagree over £70m unpaid tax which is owed to North Lanarkshire Council.
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Asda shelves plans for Viewpark store

Asda shelves plans for Viewpark store | NLC | Scoop.it
Asda’s withdrawal sparked an angry response from North Lanarkshire Council's leader – who blamed a competitor for instigating a judicial review of the council decision to approve the store.
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North Lanarkshire Council overpays almost £6m in housing benefit

North Lanarkshire Council overpays almost £6m in housing benefit | NLC | Scoop.it
NUMBERS show that of the £5.768m overpaid, the local authority has written off £491,000 in the year ending March 2014 – up 78.5 per cent on the same period the previous year.
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Lyle backing Sturgeon bid for leadership

Lyle backing Sturgeon bid for leadership | NLC | Scoop.it
MSP Richard Lyle this week backed Nicola Sturgeon’s bid to succeed Alex Salmond as party leader.
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No agreement on Yes victory

No agreement on Yes victory | NLC | Scoop.it
Political foes have clashed over the reasons for North Lanarkshire’s Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum.
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Labour Party have learned nothing. Cllr Mcguigan is lying through his teeth. I was at Ravenscraig. I sampled ballot boxes from Bellshill, mossend, viewpark and Holytown. I stood next to from faced Labour Party members as box after box from these area fell to Yes. I agree, the were not as spectacular as Coatbridge or Cumbernauld but they were Yes. What Cllr Mcguigan is deluding himself about is the boxes from Shotts. Shotts was a no and brought group C down.
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North Lanarkshire Votes for Scotland’s Secession

North Lanarkshire Votes for Scotland’s Secession | NLC | Scoop.it
North Lanarkshire has voted to become independent from the United Kingdom, with 51.1 percent of "yes" votes against 48.9 percent of "no" votes.
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Council may ditch school merger plan

Council may ditch school merger plan | NLC | Scoop.it
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In code what hppened was the prospect of the loss of 4000 catholic votes at the referendum cause the Labour Party to have one hell of a ding dong last night before party hierarchy ( yes ms Lamont's name was mentioned)  intervened. Now they are all not talking to one another. omeone shouid tell them, they are Better Together.

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Bellshill MP’s warning over school merger plan

Bellshill MP’s warning over school merger plan | NLC | Scoop.it
Another MP has joined the opposition to North Lanarkshire Council’s controversial plans to merge Our Lady’s High School and Taylor High.
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Couple’s fury at council tax double whammy

Couple’s fury at council tax double whammy | NLC | Scoop.it
A Mossend couple are furious they’re being ordered to pay double council tax for a house they’re renovating and can’t even live in.
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Black Friday protest held against school plans

Black Friday protest held against school plans | NLC | Scoop.it
Parents from Taylor High sent North Lanarkshire Council a clear message they are not going away in their fight to save the school.
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Are we all just tree-huggers, or is something else at play? - DigiAye - Scottish Independence

Are we all just tree-huggers, or is something else at play? - DigiAye - Scottish Independence | NLC | Scoop.it
A document about the democracy of Scotland and the UK as a whole pre-independence.
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