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town (1991 pop. 47,517), near Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, SW Scotland. Cumbernauld, the 15th of Britain's new townsnew towns,
planned urban communities in Great Britain, developed by long-term loans from the central government and first authorized by the New Towns Act of 1946. The chief purpose of the act was to reduce congestion in the great cities (or at least prevent its increase) through
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, was designated in 1955 to alleviate Glasgow's growth problems. Cumbernauld's industries include food processing and the manufacture of adding machines and adhesive products. It was the first new town in which automobile traffic was adequately anticipated and provided for. Wherever possible, vehicular roads were completely separated from pedestrian ways.
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For the chain's giant new food hall will finally open its doors at Cumbernauld Retail Park at 10am.
The campus includes a 1,250 secondary school and a new venue for Cumbernauld Theatre with a 305-seat auditorium, 195-seat studio theatre, 80-seat digital media cinema, dance studio and cafe.
The students went in 2-0 ahead at half-time but were stunned when Cumbernauld scored four in 25 second-half minutes to lead going into the last 10.
Cumbernauld knew they had to win to go third in the league and keep their promotion hopes alive.
Sinclair's men could knock Cumbernauld out of the race tonight when they take each other on at Guy's Meadow, and then hope for Rossvale to drop points.
Police were called and Cumbernauld Road resident Prior was taken into custody at Coatbridge police office.
RESULTS CSS 3, Whitehill 1; Dalbeattie 0, Cumbernauld 1; East Kilbride 5, Gretna 2008 0; Edinburgh Uni 1, East Stirling 2; Edusport 1, Gala FR 2; Kelty Hearts 2, Stirling Uni 2; Spartans 0, BSC Glasgow 1.
And volunteers at public events covered an average of 12,000 steps while helping to spread news about the Cumbernauld Living Landscape project to 6000 locals.
Wilfried Hackenbroich, who led the German delegation, insisted: "Cumbernauld is probably the best example of a new town in Europe.
A second man, car dealer Neil Querns Anderson, 30, also from Cumbernauld, was cleared by a jury last month of being involved in the smuggling operation.
Locals in Cumbernauld have begged Channel 4 bosses to crown their 1950s-built town Britain's worst eyesore and have it flattened.
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