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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 […]

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KIRSTY JONES: “DEVOTED HER LIFE TO CARING FOR OTHERS”

It is very upsetting to hear that Kirsty Jones, a healthcare support worker in Lanarkshire, has passed away due to covid-19 on Monday. My thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues. Kirsty’s husband, Nigel, said she “devoted her life to caring for others”. From reading the comments from those close to her, Kirsty’s selflessness […]

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LATEST NHS ADVICE

If you seek health advice, the following steps should be taken: • Patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are now asked to dial NHS 24 on 111, day or night, if their symptoms worsen or do not improve after seven days. • Please do not call your GP or go to the surgery. If you require […]

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NEW ADVICE: MINIMISING RISK

The UK and Scottish Governments have updated their advice to combat the Corona Virus epidemic. People should work from home where possible and avoid unnecessary travel – except for exercise and shopping for food. As a result, as a duty of care to my constituency staff, my Motherwell office will be closed and staff will […]

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UK BUDGET TODAY

Scotland – our people, communities and services – have suffered under a decade of Tory austerity. With today’s budget, it is expected that it will continue. The Scottish Government Budget 2020-21 is still 2.8% (£840 million) lower in real terms compared to 2010-11. The £1.2bn extra next financial year will not reverse the £13.9bn of […]

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COVID-19: MINIMISING RISK

The first case of covid-19 has been confirmed in Scotland. There are some useful steps that you, your family and colleagues can take to minimise the risk to you and those around you. If you are showing symptoms and have visited a hotspot area, STAY AT HOME and call your GP or 111. CLICK HERE […]

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SCOTTISH BUDGET AGREEMENT REACHED

Agreement has been reached in the Scottish Parliament for the 2020/21 budget. As well as the original pledges, the SNP Scottish Government will deliver: 🚌 Free bus travel for under-18s. 🏢 An extra £95m for local authorities – including £6m for North Lanarkshire. 👮‍♀️ £13m for frontline Police and £5m capital. 🌅 £25m on energy efficiency and tackling fuel […]

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MP WELCOMES RECORD HEALTH SPENDING IN SCOTTISH BUDGET

UK GOVERNMENT “MUST DELIVER ON ELECTION PLEDGES” Marion Fellows, SNP MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, has this week welcomed the Scottish Government’s budget which includes record spending of £15bn for health and social care. But the Scottish Government’s has had to estimate its budget due to the UK Government setting its budget in March. Scottish […]

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SCOTS MPs BLOCKED ON NHS SPENDING BILL

Tonight, all Scottish MPs were blocked from voting on matters which would affect how much money Scotland would get in our block grant due to English Votes for English Laws (EVEL). That means the Scottish people are being blocked from having their say over the decisions which affect our lives – again. The UK is […]