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Petition calls for compulsory CCTV in slaughtershouses

Animal charities and political activists are petitioning the Scottish Parliament to introduce mandatory CCTV in Scotland’s 35 abattoirs.

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Sanjeev Kohli (right) meets with Glasgow 2018 volunteers at Clydesdale Rowing Club - (L-R): Ewan Pringle, James Morrison, Cara Pringle, Vincent Jozajtis.

Call to boost Glasgow 2018 European Championships

‘Still Game’ star Sanjeev Kohli is appealing for volunteers to apply to become a Glasgow 2018 European Championships volunteer before applications close at midnight on July 31.

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Research has revealed that Scottish workers are finding fatigue at work to be an increasing problem.

Fatigue identified as growing workplace problem

More than half of Scottish workers claim tiredness negatively impacts on their productivity at work, new research has revealed.

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The Tamagotchi - Japanese for 'cute little egg' - was hugely popular in the Nineties. PIcture: TSPL

20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

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LEGO has increased in value and is among the hottest toy investments.

A LEGO fortune for Scots

Homes across Scotland could be unwittingly holding more than £5 million worth of LEGO – with the iconic toy seeing an average year-on-year increase of 12 per cent value since the millennium.

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A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

Study shows over half of Brits would like to write a book

A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

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Former Southern Reporter journalist Lorna Robertson, centre, with fellow Masterchef finalists Alison O'Reilly and Giovanna Ryan, who together make up Three Girls Cook.

Fancy being grilled by Greg?

Former Southern Reporter journalist and 2016 MasterChef finalist Lorna Robertson is urging “anyone and everyone” to apply to be in next year’s series of the popular BBC One cooking show.

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A new survey has revealed that 69% of motorists dont know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*, which could leave themselves, their passengers and other road users at risk if they cause an accident

Do you know the minimum legal UK tyre tread depth?

A new survey has revealed that 69 per cent of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*.

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David Duffy shows off the design of the Clydesdale Bank's new �10 note.

Clydesdale Bank launches new note

Clydesdale Bank will launch its second polymer bank note later this year and will for the first time include a feature to help blind and partially sighted people identify it.

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Almost three quarters of British adults use the 'red sky at night' adage to predict good weather.

Belief in weather lore is more than just Scotch Mist

A majority of the British public rely on traditional lore and superstition to help them predict the weather, according to a new survey.

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Conservator Mark Sandiford restoring the  rare, hand-painted Chinese wallpaper in The Boudoir at Bowhill House, Selkirk.

Bowhill’s boudoir gets a facelift

The boudoir at Bowhill House – which maintains its original décor dating back to 1834 – has undergone an extensive conservation project to restore it to a bygone era.

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Most causes of MOT failure can be picked up on basic pre-test checks, according to the AA.

Top cause of MOT failure could not be clearer, says AA

The majority of vehicles are failing their MOTs due mostly to issues which motorists could identify themselves, according to the AA.

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Kelso Civic Week 2007.

NOSTALGIA: Kelso Civic Week 2007

Gareth told to “Dae richt, fear nocht”

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Golden skies and misty seas in Wales. Pic: Kingsley Summers.

Deadline fast approaching for maritime photography competition

Amateur and professional photographers across the UK have just two weeks to enter their ultimate sea views in a photography competition being run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

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The Bee Orchid which has just been found for the first time in Berwickshire.

Bee Orchids are discovered for the first time growing in Berwickshire

So often it is bad news we hear about our local wildlife, the decrease in numbers or the loss of some population or an entire species.

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A typical Scottish home has a drinks cabinet worth �197.23, according to a new study.

Study reveals Scotland is a nation of premium drinkers

Scottish drinkers are curating a collection of increasingly premium drinks at home, with the average household ‘drinks cabinet’ now worth in excess of £190, according to a new nationwide study.

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Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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Dancing the reel in Ancrum.

Hundreds flock to Ancrum to welcome Callant Brodie

Jethart Callant Brodie Irvine concluded his rides to the town’s surrounding communities last Wednesday evening when he led more than 85 followers to Ancrum.

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