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Riding the storm: Top tips to minimise damage to your home

Storm Ophelia, which hit large parts of the country this week, isn’t likely to be the last storm we will see this winter.

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Cheers! It’s International Gin and Tonic Day

If you’re partial to Mother’s Ruin today will need no explaining.

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Retailers slammed for selling ‘sickening’ Hallowe’en costumes

Retailers slammed for selling ‘sickening’ Hallowe’en costumes

Parents have slammed retailers for selling a sickening ‘Burnt Zombie Child’ Hallowe’en costume for young children in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

Almost a quarter (23%) of UK workers – around seven million people – say they would only take time off work if they were hospitalised and had no other choice.

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Dirty Dusting at Lanark.

Get Dirty Dusting at Lanark Memorial Hall

Treat yourself to an evening of pure theatrical Viagra when Dirty Dusting stops at Lanark Memorial Hall this Saturday October 21.

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Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

A worrying list of bizarre 999 calls from timewasters includes reports of a ‘confused’ horse and a complaint about too much sweetcorn on a pizza.

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At the front in World War One, the young Jack Watson (right) with his comrades.

Man from Biggar family was a hero of both world wars

The lush grasslands of the farms surrounding Biggar where the bleating of sheep and birdsong are about the only sounds to disturb the peaceful, tranquil atmosphere isn’t the most obvious breeding ground for warriors.

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Scotlands woodlands are ideal places for recharging batteries and increasing exercise levels.

Green spaces good for health

Scotland’s woodlands are the ideal places to help improve health and well-being as autumn continues and winter approaches, according to Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).

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Romance of the Falls.

Exhibition brings Romance of the Falls to Lanark

During the Napoleonic Wars when Europe was closed for the Grand Tour, the Falls of Clyde at Lanark became a must-visit destination on what became known as Le Petit Tour.

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When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

It might seem that summer’s only just ended, but we’re already in autumn.

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Wear it Pink for charity.

MSPs will Wear it Pink next week - will you?

South Scotland Labour list MSPs Claudia Beamish and Colin Smyth are in the pink in support of Breast Cancer Now.

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From October 15 the existing 1 coins will no longer be legal tender but can be given to charity or handed into banks or Post Offices.

Old pound coins – Lidl and M&S WON’T accept them from Sunday but Tesco confirm an extra week

Lidl and Marks and Spencer have all confirmed that the old pound coins will not be accepted in stores as of midnight on Sunday, October 15.

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Ruaraidh Purves and Rebecca OConnor help launch the competition.

Seabird Centre searches for next David Attenborough

Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, has launched a schools’ competition to find a rising star with a passion for nature and is appealing to schools across Fife to get involved.

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Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

If you’re prone to hangover hell every time the bubbly is popped Lidl have answered your prayers with a prosecco that’s allegedly hangover free.

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Apple releases Saltire emoji

Apple releases Saltire emoji

Apple has released a new set of emojis - which includes Scotland’s Saltire flag - as part of the technology giant’s latest software update.

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New poll reveals the nation's favourite penny sweet.

Revealed: the nation’s all-time favourite penny sweet

Penny sweets have always been a favourite amongst kids, and now a new survey has revealed the nation’s all-time favourite penny chew to be Black Jacks.

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Lanark Biggar and Peebles Foal Show will be held in Lanark Agricultural Centre.

Clydesdales come home to Clydesdale

One of Clydesdale’s most stunning spectacles takes place this month when Lanark Agricultural Centre hosts the Lanark, Biggar and Peebles Foal Show.

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Provost Ian McAllan unveils the plaque in Lanark cemetery, across from the original monument.

When Lanark was in the eye of Scotland’s religious storm

When it comes to Clydesdale’s role in the Covenanting history of Scotland, the village of Douglas – quite rightly – plays a dominant part.

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Primary 1 class photos - Carluke and Lanark

Primary 1 class photos - Carluke and Lanark

It’s an exciting time in any young person’s life, going to primary school for the very first time.

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How British are your favourite foods?

How British are your favourite foods?

It’s British Food Fortnight - but some of those quintessentially British foods, er, aren’t. Yes, there’s a variety of drinks and brands which don’t originate in or are no longer actually owned by companies based here.

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