Fishers Laundry profits hit by ‘year of investment’

Fishers Laundry Group has unveiled an 11 per cent drop in annual profits following a “year of significant investment” for the venerable Fife firm.

One of Tannoy's upmarket loudspeaker models

Tannoy owner sounds out new Scottish base

Music Group, the owner of venerable loudspeaker maker Tannoy, is looking to retain a manufacturing base in Scotland.

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Cairnhill boss Neil Watson with London Scottish winger Jason Harries. Picture: Contributed

Coatbridge firm sponsors London Scottish rugby club

Heavy engineering and steel fabrication specialist Cairnhill Structures has beefed up its marketing strategy with a new sponsorship deal with London Scottish.

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Hollywood Bowl is set to float on the London market in July. Picture: TSPL

Ten-pin bowling group eyes £280m strike on stock market

Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest ten-pin bowling operator, has announced that it will float on the London Stock Exchange next month.

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Airdrie, Lanark, Coatbridge and Kilmarnock are among the best value for homes in terms of size. Picture: John Devlin

Which Scottish town has the ‘cheapest homes’ in the UK?

HOMES in Airdrie are the best value for money in Britain in terms of size, new research has revealed.

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Robert, Amy, Laura and Sophie Reid.

Schoolgirl who lost kidney to cancer backs CRUK campaign

A COURAGEOUS Scottish schoolgirl had to have her kidney removed in her fight against cancer.

The Scottish Government believes John Doyle should pay back some of the money he received. Picture: Katielee Arrowsmith

Holyrood urges ex-Coatbridge College chief to repay payoff

A former college principal who received a £304,000 payoff against official guidelines has been sent a letter from government lawyers urging him to pay some of the money back.

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Daniel Hamill.

Lanarkshire man to chop beard for charity

A Coatbridge resident is to shave off his lengthy beard in aid of cancer charity Maggie’s Lanarkshire after his mother died of lung cancer last year.

Coatbridge College. Picture: Google

Coatbridge College was ‘advised against’ payoff

Paymasters who signed off a controversial £304,000 severance deal to a departing college principal were advised the payout was against official guidelines, a former college director and lawyer told MSPs.

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Clive Miquel, chief executive of Lees Foods. Picture: Contributed

Profits snowball at sweet maker Lees Foods

Snowball and macaroon bar maker Lees Foods has reported some tasty full-year figures as a multi-million pound investment at its Coatbridge plant lifted margins.

Rio the Jack Russell. Picture: Hemedia

Pet dog abandoned in Scottish park with belongings

A PET dog was abandoned in a park with a bag full of his belongings, the Scottish SPCA has reported.

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Five burger van vendors are taking a local council to court over North Lanarkshire council's decision to prevent them from selling food to pupils. Picture: TSPL

Burger van owners claim ban infringes human rights

THEY are a source of hearty lunchtime fare that are not to the tastes of councillors, though children may disagree.

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