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Contact centre firm Ascensos goes live on Isle of Wight

Motherwell-headquartered Ascensos saw its new contact centre on the Isle of Wight go “live” for the first time yesterday.

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Steel for the wind farm would be rolled at Liberty's Dalzell plant in Motherwell. Picture: John Devlin

£170m Highlands wind farm set to generate economic boost

Plans have been unveiled for a £170 million wind farm development that could provide a jobs boost both in the Highlands and Lanarkshire.

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The fatal road crash occurred on the A73 at Newhouse. Picture: Google Maps

Man who died in speedboat accident ‘to blame for fatal road crash’

A MAN who died in a speedboat accident was to blame for the deaths of an elderly couple in a horror road accident, an inquest has heard.

Transport
Margaret Grier (L) and Vicky Turner outside Airbles Tower. Neighbours had to carry Margaret's mobility scooter down the stairs so she could get out. Picture: SWNS

OAPs ‘prisoners in own homes’ due to faulty lift in Motherwell

Frail pensioners living in a block of flats claim that they have become prisoners in their own home because a vital lift has been out of action.

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Phil O'Donnell.

Celtic hero Phil O’Donnell’s daughter leads charity walk

A FUNDRAISING trek along the West Highland Way in tribute to the former Celtic and Motherwell player has been led by his daughter, Megan.

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Ascensos chief John Devlin, left, with Isle of Wight operations director Lyle McLean. Picture: Contributed

Contact centre firm Ascensos to grow workforce by half

A contact centre business based in Motherwell today revealed that it is growing its workforce by up to half with a new site marking its first UK operation outside Scotland.

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Kier said the deals will provide about 50 job opportunities for suppliers across North Lanarkshire. Picture: Contributed

Schools deal is class act for construction group Kier

Two schools in Motherwell are to receive a facelift following the award of a £5 million contract to Kier Construction Scotland.

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The Lidl distribution centre could help the grocer create up to 360 jobs. Picture: Contributed

Lidl jobs boost in store as Eurocentral hub approved

Supermarket chain Lidl has been given the green light to develop its new regional distribution centre (RDC) at Eurocentral off the M8.

Retail
John Devlin said 2016 has been a 'very exciting year' for Ascensos. Picture: Alan Watson

Ascensos dials up 160 jobs in £2m Clydebank boost

Contact centre operator Ascensos is to create up to 160 jobs in Clydebank as part of a £2 million expansion programme.

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Kenny Miller joins children at their Christmas Party. Picture: Contributed

Kenny Miller celebrates Christmas with Scots sick kids

RANGERS star Kenny Miller has helped put smiles on the faces of terminally ill children.

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Celtic's Tom Rogic (right) celebrates scoring the winning goal with team-mate James Forrest. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Motherwell 3 - 4 Celtic: Tom Rogic scores late winner

Celtic twice came from behind before Tom Rogic’s late strike gave them a dramatic 4-3 win over Motherwell in a remarkable Ladbrokes Premiership game at Fir Park.

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Steven Chesney died in May.

Death in custody reported to prosecutors

A report has been submitted to prosecutors in connection with the death of a man in police custody.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
The Electric Bar in Motherwell is among five Central Belt sites revamped by Punch. Picture: Contributed

Punch raises glass to revamp of five Central Belt pubs

Pub operator Punch has completed five investments across the Central Belt totalling nearly £1 million, part of its commitment to invest £3m in Scotland and creating more than 30 jobs.

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Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Toal

Swinney asked to step in after school Mass row

Humanist Society Scotland are writing to Education Secretary John Swinney today asking him to intervene personally after reports that up to 50 non-Catholic pupils were punished for refusing to attend a religious service at a Catholic secondary school.

Politics
The last BHS stores closed their doors for the final time last month. Picture: Greg Macvean

BHS launches online following high street closures

BHS has relaunched online – backed by a call centre team in Glasgow – a month after the last of its high street shops shut down.

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Workers at Colvilles Strip Mill in Ravenscraig. The plant employed 12,000 workers at its peak but closed in 1991- three years after British Steel was privatised. PIC TSPL.

Steel industry in Scotland - a short history

Dalzell in Motherwell fired Scotland’s reputation as one of the world’s greatest steel producing nations after it opened in 1872.

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Liberty Steel Dalzell rolling mill in action.

Picture; Lenny Warren

‘Fantastic day’ for steel industry as Dalzell site reopens

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has formally reopened Scotland’s last major steelworks.

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Ascensos managing director John Devlin. Picture: Alan Watson

Motherwell-based Ascensos secures Dutch acquisition

Motherwell-based contact-centre business Ascensos today announced its acquisition of a Dutch firm operating in the same field, saying this marks its first overseas expansion and addresses greater customer demand for multilingual services.

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Steelworker at Dalzell plant at Motherwell

Reopening of steelworks moves step closer

The reopening of the Dalzell steelworks at Motherwell moved a step closer this week as the newly-recruited workforce began cutting steel slabs.

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