78-year-old Airdrie salesman proves age is no barrier

An Airdrie family business has appointed one of the UK’s oldest salespeople in a move that proves age is no barrier.

Bruce Street in Plains. Picture: Google

Girl ‘serious but stable’ after North Lanarkshire truck crash

A 12-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being knocked down by a truck.

Masked man uses battering ram in attempted robbery

Masked man uses battering ram in attempted robbery

A man in a ski mask used a battering ram to force his way into a couple’s home in a targeted attack.

Vehicle rental firm TOM has collapsed resulting in hundreds of job losses.

Hundreds lose jobs after Airdrie vehicle firm’s collapse

More than 400 workers are to lose their jobs after a vehicle firm stopped trading in North Lanarkshire.

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Man’s body found next to war memorial

Man’s body found next to war memorial

Police are investigating an unexplained death after the body of a 48-year-old man was found on a street in Airdre near a war memorial earlier this morning.

Markus Meechan's video of his girlfriend's dog Buddha. Picture: YouTube

Scot denies committing a hate crime by filming dog doing ‘Nazi salute’

A man has denied committing a hate crime by filming a pet pug giving Nazi salutes and putting the footage on YouTube.

Monklands Hospital

Operations cancelled due to rain leaks in hospital

Operations are being 
cancelled at one of Scotland’s busiest hospitals because heavy rain leaks into the 

Police later received a report of a man who presented himself at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie suffering from burn injuries. Picture: John Devlin

Man in critical condition after deliberate building fire

A building has partially collapsed after a fire broke out in a village which police say may have been deliberately set.

Sir Elton John is a national treasure but Jim Duffy was less than impressed by the catering at his Airdrie show. Picture: Robert Perry

Jim Duffy: What would Elton John think of Airdrie’s burgers?

This will indeed sound surreal – Elton John playing his Scottish gig as part of his world tour at Airdrie Stadium.

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Airdrie bakery closed while outbreak of Hepatitis A investigated

Airdrie bakery closed while outbreak of Hepatitis A investigated

A bakery has been closed following an outbreak of hepatitis A in North Lanarkshire.

MSPs will examine how Airdrie Savings Bank was hit by the financial crisis. Picture: Alan Watson

Holyrood to probe demise of Airdrie Savings Bank

The chief executive of ­Airdrie Savings Bank will appear before MSPs today as they examine the impact of the decision to close its doors for good.

Inver House's Roger Hall, left, toasts the funding deal with Simon Woodcock from Bank of Scotland. Picture: Chris Watt

Distiller Inver House eyes expansion with £45m deal

Inver House Distillers, the whisky firm behind single malts including Old Pulteney and Speyburn, has struck a £45 million financing deal with Bank of Scotland.

Asda fresh food buyer June Rose displays Scotty Brand's salmon products. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Salmon producer reels in higher sales as demand leaps

An Airdrie-based food manufacturer has seen sales of its salmon jump, particularly during the festive season, according to new research.

TOM Vehicle Rental was founded in 1991 and now employs more than 500 staff. Picture: Roddy Scott

Van hire firm TOM in buyout deal backed by Equistone

Private equity firm Equistone Partners has taken a majority stake in one of Scotland’s largest vehicle hire firms as part of a buyout deal.

Alice and Emily with mum Margaret (front) and dad Dougie Hall (back left) with staff from the neonatal unit including Dr Duncan Boyd, consultant neonatologist, (back right). Picture: Contributed

Twin Airdrie toddlers thank staff who saved their lives

TWIN girls took to the track to raise money for the hospital where their lives were saved.

Inver House boss Graham Stevenson is focusing on premium brands. Picture: Contributed

Sales down as distiller Inver House focuses on brands

Inver House Distillers, maker of Old Pulteney, Balblair and Speyburn whiskies and Caorunn gin, has seen sales and profits fall as it looks to shift the focus of its business.

Malcolm McLaren was found dead on Thursday.

Body in Airdrie flat prompts murder investigation

Police have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of man’s body in a flat in North Lanarkshire.

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Tributes paid to Airdrie nurse ‘killed in accident at home’

Tributes paid to Airdrie nurse ‘killed in accident at home’

Tributes have been paid to a nurse said to have died in a freak accident.

Scotty Brand general manager Richard Allison with Asda buying assistant June Rose. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scotty expands into baking with £150,000 Asda deal

Fruit and vegetables producer Scotty Brand has made its first foray into the bakery market after landing a £150,000 supply deal with Asda.

Monklands Hospital, Airdrie. Picture: Colin Templeton

Lizzy Buchan: Top doctors speak out over merger of trauma service

A group of top doctors have warned that patients would suffer due to proposals for an overhaul of services at a hospital that was saved by ministers.

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