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Lovell plans 112 affordable homes for South Lanarkshire

Housing developer Lovell has started work on the first of three developments for Clyde Valley Housing Association aimed at tackling the shortage of affordable homes in South Lanarkshire.

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Rapist jailed for attacking women while they slept

A rapist who preyed on sleeping women after they had been drinking was jailed for six years.

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MGM Timber is also looking for sites in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Picture: Neil Doig

Timber supplier MGM buys Hamilton rival Robert Reid

Expansion-minded MGM Timber has snapped up a smaller rival for an undisclosed sum and confirmed it remains on the hunt for premises in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

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Bellway said shareholders were in line for a 40.3% hike in their total dividend. Picture: Daniel Lynch/Newscast/Handout/PA

Bellway gets round Brexit with profit and dividend leap

Housebuilder Bellway said trading since the Brexit vote has “remained resilient” as it yesterday posted soaring profits amid a jump in the number of homes sold and average selling price.

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Bill McClymont is stepping down as chief executive of Hamilton-based Energetics. Picture: Contributed

New team takes helm at utility services firm Energetics

Energetics, the Hamilton-based provider of utility connection services to residential and commercial developers, has undergone a boardroom shake-up including a change of leader.

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Sandy McBride said Keepmoat was committed to expanding in Scotland. Picture: Chris Bull

Keepmoat ‘taken aback’ by demand for housing projects

Construction and regeneration specialist Keepmoat is seeking to expand its presence in Scotland as it marks the first anniversary of its new homes operation north of the Border.

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Lookers' stable of marques includes Audi. Picture: Contributed

Record profits for owner of car dealer Taggarts

Lookers, the motor retailer that owns the Taggarts brand north of the Border, has reported record half-year profits after sales jumped by a third.

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Darth Vader and Stormtroopers give fan Andrew Strachan the send off he wanted. Picture: SWNS

Darth Vader and Stormtroopers give Star Wars fan send off

A STAR Wars fanatic was given an out-of-this-world send-off at his funeral - when the funeral director and his undertakers dressed as Darth Vader and his stormtroopers.

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The Queen in the silversmiths workshop during a visit to Hamilton and Inches jewellers. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Queen accepts ‘very useful’ gift from Edinburgh silversmiths

THE Queen’s apparent preference for using sticky notes has been recognised during a visit to an Edinburgh silversmiths and jewellery house.

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The attack happened on a footpath between Millgate Road and Westwood Crescent. Picture: Google Maps

Man, 25, arrested over Hamilton shooting incident

POLICE investigating the shooting of two men in a targeted attack have made an arrest.

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Eamonn Brophy (left) celebrates after equalising for Hamilton making it 2-2. Picture: SNS Group

James Penrice future of Partick Thistle, says Alan Archibald

MANAGER Alan Archibald pointed to 17-year-old James Penrice as the future of Partick Thistle following the 2-2 draw at Firhill on Saturday.

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‘Lost village’ of Cadzow under M74 reveals its secrets

ARCHAEOLOGISTS are to piece together life in the “lost” village of Cadzow after hundreds of objects including coins, pistol shot and gaming pieces were found during upgrading of the M74 in South Lanarkshire.

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Construction work to upgrade the M74 near Hamilton has unearthed rare archeological discoveries. Picture: Contributed

1,000-year-old ‘lost’ medieval village found under M74 motorway

THE LOST medieval village of Cadzow may have been finally located after artefacts more than 1,000 years old were unearthed during upgrading work on the M74.

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'Adultery rife' in Cumbernauld, poll claims

Cumbernauld is Scotland’s ‘cheating capital’, survey claims

IT may be one of the country’s newest towns - created in the 1950s - but a new poll suggests many residents are old hat at committing adultery.

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Billy Davies. Picture: PA

Rumour Mill: Locke quits, Davies in frame | Henderson branded a diver

IN the wake of Gary Locke’s resignation, Kilmarnock pursue Billy Davies for manager; Tommy Wright has branded Liam Henderson ‘a diver’; plus more news and gossip in Sunday’s Rumour Mill

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Grant Gillespie, right, wears the specially-made France shirt as he battles for possession with Peter Pawlett. Picture: SNS

Hamilton wear special France shirts in Paris tribute

HAMILTON Academical players have paid tribute to dozens of people killed in Paris earlier this month by wearing special France shirts against Aberdeen.

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Jackie Burns recently oversaw the closure of a number of public toilets. Picture: John Devlin

Councillor urinated in street after closing public toilets

A council chief involved in axing public toilets has been left “embarrassed” after he was caught urinating in the street by police.

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Trouble flared on Easter Road. Picture Neil Hanna

Hamilton fan ‘challenged Hibs supporters to fight’

A HAMILTON Accies fan who challenged Hibs fans to fight has been jailed for six months and banned from any football match in the UK for two years.

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Four arrests after Wishaw funeral fight

The funeral of 16-year-old Dylan Paton ended in a violent clash between mourners and police

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Christine McKelvie takes part in an anti-violence event in Edinburgh with Marco Biagi

Hamilton the venue for legal service launch

A new national service offering free legal information and advice to survivors of gender-based violence has been launched.

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