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Leader comment: Let’s not wallow in Champagne

“Who wants to be a millionaire? I don’t,” goes the famous Cole Porter song from the 1956 film High Society.

Opinion
Picture: EuroMillions

Motherwell nurses set to splash out following EuroMillions win

When June Fraser turned up for duty at Motherwell’s Cleland Hospital a week past Saturday, there was an unusual addition to the NHS name badge on her nurse’s uniform.

News 6
Police were called to the scene.

Death of man found injured in house suspicious say police

The death of a man found seriously injured in a house is being treated as suspicious by police.

Motherwell
Angela Scott has focused on immuno-oncology, which uses the body's immune system 'to help fight cancer, with less severe 'side-effects than other treatments. Picture: ''''Lenny Warren

The Big Interview: Angela Scott, co-founder of biotech firm TC BioPharm

Angela Scott already has a high-profile achievement under her belt, having been part of the team of Roslin scientists that won the race to clone the first mammal from an adult cell – resulting in Dolly the sheep.

Tech
The first intake of new Ascensos staff began handling inquiries for JD Sports. Picture: Contributed

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.

Companies
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.

Companies
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.

Motherwell
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.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
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.

Companies
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.

Companies
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.

Companies
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.

News
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.

Celtic
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.

Retail
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.

Retail
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