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Preventing the Spread of Omicron

The first cases of the Omicron variant have been identified in Scotland with four in Lanarkshire. Scientists are still working to understand the variant. Until more is known we must be cautious and do everything we can to minimise the risk of spreading infection. Therefore, we must all: Take up all vaccinations and booster jabs […]

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Education Qs: Supporting International Students and Universities against COVID

University of Stirling is taking steps to support international students from red list countries arriving for the new term to keep them and other students safe. The UK Government must provide financial assistance for all universities to replicate the good practice at Stirling.

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ONE RULE UK GOV AND ANOTHER FOR EVERYONE ELSE

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NEW REPORT: UK GOVERNMENT ADVICE “CONFUSING, INCONSISTENT AND LACKING IN COMPASSION” WHILE MOTHERWELL & WISHAW RESIDENTS TRAPPED ABROAD

In a new report, the cross-party Foreign Affairs Committee has slammed the Foreign Office’s repatriation initiative to bring UK citizens home at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, calling it slow and poorly co-ordinated. Years of budget cuts and lack of leadership has left the UK unable to match its European neighbours, such as Denmark, […]

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MP MARION BACKS LOCAL AVIATION WORKERS

BA AND ROLLS-ROYCE ANNOUNCE REDUNDANCIES AND ‘FIRE AND RE-HIRE’ WITH REDUCED RIGHTS This week, Motherwell and Wishaw MP, Marion Fellows, has defended workers of British Airways (BA) and Rolls-Royce (RR) and condemned the decision to sack hundreds at RR, and fire and re-hire thousands on contracts with reduced terms and conditions at BA. BA have […]

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MOTHERWELL & WISHAW MP JOINS CALLS FOR BORIS JOHNSON TO SACK DOMINIC CUMMINGS

“THERE CANNOT BE ONE RULE FOR THEM AND ANOTHER FOR THE REST OF US” Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows has joined calls for Boris Johnson to sack Dominic Cummings – after it emerged that police investigated the Tory Prime Minister’s most senior advisor for breaking his own government’s lockdown rules. Over the weekend, it […]

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SNP CALLS FOR GUARANTEE OF RETURN OF SATURDAY DELIVERIES

ROYAL MAIL MUST PROVIDE CLARITY ON WHEN SERVICE WILL RETURN In a letter to Royal Mail CEO, Rico Back, SNP MP, Marion Fellows, has called for the Royal Mail to review its decision to end Saturday deliveries and for a guarantee and clarity on when full service will return. Ending Saturday deliveries goes against Royal […]

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COMMUNITIES TOGETHER – SERVING BELLSHILL, MOSSEND & THORNIEWOOD

Communities Together – based in the Bellshill YMCA – will launch on Monday to assist people dealing with coronavirus, including:– Delivering food parcels and other essential items;– Providing shoppers to assist with getting your messages in;– Collecting and delivering prescriptions;– Befriending for those feeling especially isolated. You can each them on 01698 74 74 83 […]

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RADIO LAW RELAUNCH

Radio Law based at University Hospital Wishaw are relaunching on Monday 27th April. Tune in then. They are seeking to provide a link between patients and staff in hospitals with their loved ones outside. Much needed at this time. You can get in touch to give someone a shout out. Hopefully the sun will be shining […]

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LOCAL PEOPLE STEP UP

‘Good stuff from Gopi for NHS’ People like Mr Ageer and his family are demonstrating the importance of community. In the midst of this pandemic, we must all see to do what we can to support one another – especially our frontline workers. This can be small things like following the government’s advice to stay […]