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The #73 route between Crawford and Lesmahagow was set to be withdrawn on 22 December, leaving people in the communities facing difficulties getting around.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

Hamilton Conservatives back grants for community groups

Hamilton's Conservative councillors backed proposals to give 44 community groups a welcome cash boost.

Clubs for young people and senior citizens are among those set to share almost £11,000 in community grants after the decision by South Lanarkshire Council's Hamilton Area Committee.