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Funniest jokes of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Meet the contestants of this year's Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off 2017: Meet the contestants

The wait for The Great British Bake Off is nearly over and now the contestants for this year’s show have been revealed and they include a scientist, an architect and a former Officer in the Royal Artillery.

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From Bangkok to the Gillespie Centre in Biggar...Jane Fucella with her book, Behind the Smiles.

Going Behind the Smiles to walk with the dying in Thailand

It’s a long way from Bangkok Prison, Thailand’s notorious high-security jail - nicknamed the Bangkok Hilton – to the Gillespie Centre in Biggar, but Jane Fucella is equally content to work in either.

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The kids are back at school.

Five things about sending the kids back to school

It’s that time of year again.

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There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

This coming Monday, a solar eclipse is expected, with some parts of the world seeing a TOTAL eclipse as the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun.

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Putting off car maintenance when it is required could invalidate your car insurance.

10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

According to new research by price comparison site uSwitch.com, two thirds (63%) of drivers make simple errors which can leave them out of pocket should they need to make a claim.

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Lanark band The Mazdas.

CCI gig will be Lanark’s biggest rock concert in years

Tickets are selling fast for what is being billed as the biggest rock concert in Lanark in years.

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Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

That cheeky 5am pre-flight pint could soon be a thing of the past - if Ryanair gets its way.

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Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you’re engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC’s new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

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The BHF can reveal one of top ten hobbies we are most likely to have given up from childhood are playing a musical instrument (39 per cent).

More than a quarter of Scots can’t remember last time they took up a new hobby

New statistics show 93 per cent of adults in Scotland have given up at least one hobby from their childhood and more than a quarter (26 per cent) can’t remember the last time they took up a new one.

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Lanark's wee dug, high on the rooftop.

Wee dug of Lanark haunted its killer to her grave!

For the history-hunter visiting Lanark there’s much to be seen in the town’s Castlegate, amongst its very oldest streets.

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Willy Porter.

Wee Gig in Abington for US singer songwriter Willy Porter

American singer-songwriter Willy Porter has shared a stage with stars such as Sting, Paul Simon and Jethro Tull, but his next date is playing the Wee Gig in Abington Village Hall next Friday, August 18.

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Ethan with his younger sister Hannah.

Pianist Ethan makes welcome return to New Lanark this Sunday

Ethan Loch, a young pianist from Falkirk building up an international reputation despite having been blind since birth, is returning to New Lanark to give an afternoon recital for Music in Lanark this Sunday, August 13.

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Fun in store again at Leadhills Gala Day.

Leadhills gala day rounds off summer

The gala season comes to an end today, Saturday, with the final celebration of the summer, when Leadhills crowns its gala queen, Nadine Thomson.

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Close up of motorbike at Motorcycle Live show 2015. Copyright big-ashb on Flickr.com

Do you know a biking hero?

Do you know a biker who supports their local community, is involved with charity work or always goes the extra mile?

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Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

You won’t need a telescope to stargaze this weekend because the Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the night sky on Saturday.

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Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids - plus two days looking for them

Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids before the age of ten - and nearly two days in total looking for them, according to a study.

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The new RBS �10 note commemorating scientist Mary Somerville. Picture: PA

Astronomer Mary Somerville features on new RBS £10 note

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the date it will issue its first plastic £10 note.

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Lanark in Bloom volunteers welcome the judges to the polytunnel where plants are brought on. (Picture Sarah Peters)

Lanark is blooming – but is it enough?

Judges from Beautiful Scotland were shown round the town by volunteers from Lanark in Bloom last Wednesday, in their latest bid for gold in the national competition.

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Around 1800 children and  young people attend Scripture Union camps each year.

Still keeping the faith and spreading the Word

Scripture Union Scotland, often referred to as simply SU Scotland, has been part of Scotland’s life and culture for 150 years. Founded in 1867 as a non-denominational body making the Gospel inviting and accessible to the young, chief executive Andy Bathgate explains that its work still retains its relevance and is finding a new resonance in these troubled times.

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