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Call to perform an act of kindness

The public are being asked to do a good deed on St Andrew’s Day to celebrate Scotland’s history, culture and the nation’s shared values.

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Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

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Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

With chocolate advent calendars becoming the norm, a couple of dozen sample-size products are now the ideal way to get us in the Christmas spirit.

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Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

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Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

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38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

With big corporations such as HSBC and Virgin actively encouraging their employees to work from home, a new survey has found that 38% of Scots spend their remote working hours doing personal tasks.

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Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit to try and win £1500 for their school.

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Ca-nine to five: One in five Scottish workplaces allow pets in the office

Ca-nine to five: One in five Scottish workplaces allow pets in the office

According to new research, one-fifth of Scottish workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office.

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The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas

The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas

The latest Nerf blaster, the original Stretch Armstrong action figure and the sequel to last year’s Hatchimals are the must-have toys this Christmas as British parents prepare to spend an average of £121 on each child.

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Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs - 10 things you shouldn’t recycle

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs - 10 things you shouldn’t recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Dream job as coffee and tea taster up for grabs

Dream job as coffee and tea taster up for grabs

A dream job as a coffee and tea taster is up for grabs at a Scottish company on the hunt for a hot drinks lover.

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The scam in action

Police issue warning over WhatsApp money-off voucher scam

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving ‘money off vouchers’.

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Top tips to help you bag a bargain this Christmas

Top tips to help you bag a bargain this Christmas

The festive frenzy is fast approaching and many people are turning attention to their Christmas shopping lists.

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8 things you didn’t know about Guy Fawkes

Every British schoolchild knows that the bonfire night celebrations of November 5th commemorate the events of November 1605, when Guy Fawkes was arrested for his part in the Gunpowder Plot.

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A party at Stirling Castle marked 100 years of the Boys Brigade's Junior Section

Boys’ Brigade Scotland director John Sharp spoke to Kirsty Paterson about how – and why – the organisation is so proud to be celebrating 100 years of the Junior section this year.

If you know a member of the Boys’ Brigade – and as one of Scotland’s largest youth organisations, the chances are you will – you might have noticed them baking a giant cake, planting 100 bulbs or learning to play marbles.

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Dogs and cats are often scared by fireworks, Pic: Shutterstock

5 tips to keep your pet safe this fireworks season

Every year eight million pets suffer in the UK because of fireworks.

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One of the photos of the early farmers at the market.

Help put names to Lanark Market’s first customers 150 years ago

It’s all too rare these days to have a business that has survived for 150 years and is still going strong.

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Jam Club.

Home town band will be jamming in Carluke

It might be third time lucky for a band of Carluke musicians. Twice Jam Club have played successful gigs, but then the musicians have returned to their normal lives.

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