Released on Bail

A man has appeared in court charged with raping a teenage girl in woods near Bothwell castle. A 25 year old male from Hamilton has been accused of attacking the teenager near Bothwell Castle in South Lanarkshire on May 20. He appeared in private at Hamilton Sheriff Court earlier this morning, Wednesday 27 May 2020. […]

Robins Flown the Nest

Around 5 weeks ago, this robin chose a Blantyre hut to build its nest. The bird nested in the outdoor building in a back garden in Strathmore Avenue in Coatshill and over the last few weeks the eggs hatched. The residents of the adjacent house took great delight in watching the chicks grow, being very […]

Space X set for historic launch

Away from all talk of Coronavirus, here’s a story you may have missed this evening. Space X is set for a historic launch tonight, the first private company to take humans space. Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to launch two Nasa astronauts as part of the DEMO2, final test at 9.33pm tonight from Florida’s Kennedy Space […]

House of Shah shows community spirit

The House of Shah will be opening shop an hour early between 3pm-4pm handing out food parcels of tins, dried pasta, tea, rice and biscuits.  Manager Joe Shah praises local food banks for the hard work they do in the area but spotted a gap in their current opening hours, deciding to create his own […]

Anybody Found Glasses?

A local woman lost her expensive glasses last night whilst out walking. She thinks they fell out her pocket They’re prescription glasses branded Ray Ban. She walked from Coatshill by the West End Bar , up towards the Hoolets, by Carrigans then down Stonefield Road before turning back on to Glasgow Road. Has anybody found […]

Update – Serious Sexual Assault, Bothwell

We can confirm tonight that a 25-year-old man has now been arrested following the report of a serious sexual assault in Bothwell.  The incident took place between 5.45pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday, 20 May, 2020 when a teenage girl was approached by a man who sexually assaulted her near to the Clyde Walkway.  The man […]

Tip Re-opens on Monday

Hamilton and Blantyre Waste and Recycling Centre re-opens on Monday, 1st June 2020. The local tip will open its gates in just a week resuming disposal services but things are going to be different from what people are used to. South Lanarkshire Council have introduced a raft of new restrictions including limits to the number […]

Trim for High Blantyre

Following on from our post this morning about grass cutting services resuming at Stonefield Public Park, it looks like SLC has had a busy day. Kirkton Park in High Blantyre now having a similar makeover. Grass being cut this afternoon. Please be aware children still cannot use the play equipment (for now).