Local News

Councillor concerned by reports of RBS approach to Hamilton fraud

A CONSERVATIVE councillor has spoken of his concern at reports a bank failed to spot suspicious activity that conned local football club Hamilton Accies out of nearly £1 million.

Local newspaper the Hamilton Advertiser described the club as "at war" with the Royal Bank of Scotland. 

South Lanarkshire Conservatives back Shelter campaign

CONSERVATIVE councillors joined a Shelter Scotland stall in Hamilton to support the charity’s campaign against homelessness.

More than 2,000 homeless applications were made in South Lanarkshire last year, with 651 households - including 522 children - living in temporary accommodation.

Conservative councillor wins extra time to save local bus route

LARKHALL'S Conservative councillor Richard Nelson has secured a lifeline for a threatened rural bus service.

The #73 route between Crawford and Lesmahagow was set to be withdrawn on 22 December, leaving people in the communities facing difficulties getting around.

Rutherglen Conservative slams SNP for fracking stance

CONSERVATIVE Rutherglen councillor Jared Wark blasted the SNP government for failing to allow fracking, despite clear advice it could be done safely and bring huge economic benefits to communities.