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Markus is safe and sound, thanks to Shelter Scotland

From childhood, life has dealt Markus a difficult hand. There has seldom been a safe place to call home and, at his lowest ebb, he struggled to see a way forward.

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Call to action...rather than celebrating its 50th birthday, Shelter Scotland is planning a 12-month series of events and promotional activities under the banner We're Still Fighting.

Shelter Scotland: we’re still fighting, 50 years later

It is 50 years since Shelter Scotland was formed to help deal with the unique challenges of homelessness and bad housing in Scotland.

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That's my girl...Duncan Slater can now enjoy going out for a walk with his daughter Lilly (8), after having both his legs amputated. Despite life-changing injuries, he has no regrets about his RAF service.

Duncan Slater: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Despite almost every bone in his body being broken, Scotsman Duncan Slater remains both proud of the RAF and his service in it.

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Daddy's girl...Grace was just six months old when Kevin Ogilvie was injured while serving with the RAF. He and his family received a tremendous amount of support from the RAF Benevolent Fund as he tried to overcome his injuries.

Kevin Ogilvie: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Kevin Ogilvie was just 20 when he signed up to join the RAF and two years later, the young Scotsman’s life changed forever.

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Picture Gallery: CCI Scotland’s vital work in Clydesdale

With the news this week that Clydesdale Community Initiative Scotland has received a Big Lottery Fund pay out, we decided to find out more about the organisation.

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Picture Gallery: Douglasdale Players Ae A Moose and Men

Few community groups can lay claim to raising more than £50,000 for charity in the last 39 years.

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Discussion days...were held across the country, including at Stirling University where interim planning group members asked their peers for their views.

No matter your age, get involved in Year of Young People

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble for the last few months, you’ll know 2018 is the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People.

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Picture gallery: Loudon Pond nature reserve tree planting

A renewed effort is being made to revitalise the Rigside and Douglas Water Community Nature Reserve at Loudon Pond.

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Beefeater Newhouse

It’s all change at Newhouse

You know, there’s a bit of a food snob in all of us, but, to be honest, there’s really no need. It’s rare to come across something so dire that nothing is edible.

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Site plan lodged with South Lanarkshire Council along with the planning application for 16 new homes in Lanark.

Development plans approved by council

An application by the widow of former rally driver Colin McRae to build new homes near her husband’s accident site has been approved.

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Picture Gallery: Anything Goes at Lanark Memorial Hall

More than 600 people who packed into Lanark Memorial Hall on Friday and Saturday did not leave disappointed.

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How far will your car run on the fuel warning light?

How far will your car run on the fuel warning light - and can you get in trouble for running out of petrol?

It’s a feeling every motorist has experienced at least once in the run-up to payday: you’re trying to scrape every last drop of fuel out of your tank, and the dreaded fuel warning light comes on.

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Colourful antics...of Colonel Mustard and The Dijon 5 will be on the main stage on Friday night at Mugstock Festival 2018 in Mugdock Country Park, East Dunbartonshire.

Mugstock Festival at Mugdock just keeps growing

From small acorns, massive oak trees grow – and that’s certainly true of the boutique Mugstock Festival.

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Musical partners...Felix Slavin and Andrew Pankhurst are ably backed by Rosie Gemmell (13), Sarah Edwards (12), Freya Edwards (14) and Calum Shand (12).

Readers asked to play their part in Pass It On Week 2018

Zero Waste Scotland is asking readers to help make sweet music for this year’s national re-use week, which runs from Saturday, March 10, to Sunday, March 18.

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Making their voices heard...Enable's magnificent seven Change Champions have already given their own presentation to MSPs at the Scottish Parliament.

Help Enable Scotland stamp out bullying: Be The Change

Nine out of 10 people with a learning disability have been bullied in their own communities.

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All mapped out...VisitScotland celebrated our own stars of the big screen with its Six Degrees of Scotland map, linking this year's Oscar contenders with film locations across the country.

Scotland’s Oscar links mapped out by VisitScotland

There were no big Scottish winners at the 90th Academy Awards but Scotland is out in front in the Hollywood filming stakes, with a host of big-budget movies now being shot here.

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Staying power: Nearly a fifth of Scottish households have never switched energy provider

Staying power: Nearly a fifth of Scottish households have never switched energy provider

New research has found that nearly a fifth of Scottish households have never switched energy provider, despite average savings of up to £250 a year being available.

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72% of Scots admit they would keep lottery win a secret from friends and family

72% of Scots admit they would keep lottery win a secret from friends and family

In the event of a lottery win, 72% of Scots say they would hide the news from friends and family in a bid to keep the winnings for themselves.

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Killer set...Seal turned on the style with his big band at the Usher Hall in Edinuburgh on Saturday night, performing Standards as well as some of his biggest hits. (Pic: Robert Kidd)

Seal is a sensation singing Standards in Scotland

From the second Seal swaggered onto the stage, clicking his fingers as the big band played the opening chords for Luck Be a Lady, everyone in the audience knew they were in for a treat.

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