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Motherwell Health and Wellness Centre

One local volunteer at the Health and Wellness Centre in Motherwell got a pleasant surprise when an MSP popped in to present her with an award for service to the centre.  Saffron Croly recently completed 50 hours of volunteering through the Saltire Awards initiative and Graham Simpson MSP was on

Kiss Goodbye to MS

TORY Graham Simpson pledged his support for MS Society Scotland’s Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign after attending its launch at Holyrood recently.  The MSP heard how MS affects more than 11,000 people in Scotland and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel.

Hampden Roar Member's Debate

James Dornan debates always force me to talk football it seems, so here we go again.  The SFA has a decision to make about where the national stadium will be after 2020.  As a keen football fan and a supporter of the newly crowned SPFL champions, I have fond memories of Hampden and its famous “Ro

East Kilbride News Column May 2018

The recent story in the East Kilbride News about the family from Kittochside who were robbed by a gang of machete-wielding thugs shocked us all.  East Kilbride, like all other towns, has its share of crime, but this incident was on a different scale.  Breaking into someone's home at 4 am and subj

Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser Column May 2018

As the world finally wakes up to the plague of plastic pollution, I’m delighted to see one company from Airdrie at the forefront of the battle to tackle this epidemic.  Many of you may have already seen the horrific pictures from the excellent Sir David Attenborough programme The Blue Planet II o

Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Graham Simpson recently teamed up with The Brain Tumour Charity to support Brain Tumour Awareness Month (BTAM).

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and of adults under 40 in the UK and reduce life expectancy by 20 years on average.

Liberty Steel is Forging a Bright Future in Motherwell

A recent visit to Liberty Steel in Motherwell has left an MSP singing the company’s praises after hearing of its ambitious plans for the site.  Graham Simpson toured the Dalzell plant with CEO Jon Bolton and Managing Director Adrian Charman, who took time to explain future plans for the steel ope