BBC news for Lanarkshire

Murder inquiry into 'brutal' street attack

A 37-year-old man has died almost a week after he was discovered badly hurt in a street in Renfrew.

First recipients of MND scholarship named

The award was set up in memory of the motor neurone disease campaigner Gordon Aikman who died last year.

Paisley children's ward closure goes ahead

Minister agrees services can move from Paisley to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

Nun 'not aware' of beating boy unconscious at Smyllum Park

The 73-year-old was giving evidence to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry about her time at Smyllum Park.

Live BBC World News

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed militants in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria.

Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel

At least four gunmen launched the attack on Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say.

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.