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Searching for sharks in the Clyde

This weekend will see the commencement of the 2017 Autumn basking shark survey in the Clyde.

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A visualisation of what the completed hotel would look like.

New hotel planned for Rothesay

Discussions are underway ahead of an ambitious proposal to build a new hotel on the site of the Isle of Bute Sailing Club.

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Drivers need to hang up, says AA

Drivers need to hang up, says AA

More than one fifth of drivers (22%) still can’t bear to turn off their phones whilst driving, according to the AA Charitable Trust.

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The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there.

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Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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ScotRail Alliance achieves best performance since May 2015

ScotRail Alliance achieves best performance since May 2015

The ScotRail Alliance’s performance in recent weeks is the best it has achieved since May 2015.

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ScotRail release top five travel tips

ScotRail release top five travel tips

The ScotRail Alliance is advising horse racing fans heading to the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup on Saturday, September 23, to make their travel plans now.

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L-R- Elaine Wyllie founder of daily mile, Chief med officer Dr Catherine Calderwood, Keith anderson CEO Scottish Power,
Aileen Campbell health minister, Aiden Cassidy, Rachel Short and Saul Dougherty.

Workplaces encouraged to sign up to Daily Mile initiative

Scotland is taking another step towards becoming the world’s first Daily Mile Nation – as workplaces are encouraged to sign up.

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Fyne Futures was one of many groups across Europe invited to a conference for small island communities.

Bute representatives impressed at Orkney conference

Fyne Futures delegates joined representatives from Ireland, Brittany, Greece and beyond at a conference and learning exchange for small island communities earlier this month.

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This pound coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker.

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.

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The search is on for hero pets to receive charity medal

The search is on for hero pets to receive charity medal

Blue Cross pet charity is calling out to hear about hero pets from across the nation as it opens nominations for the Blue Cross Medal 2018.

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Brits lose more than £3 million down the sofa each year

Brits lose more than £3 million down the sofa each year

With the old £1 coin due to expire next month, research has revealed that Brits could be sitting on a fortune, as more than £3 million is lost down the back of the nation’s sofas each year.

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New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you’re affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.

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Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic Logo

Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic Logo

Police Scotland has today (Tuesday, September 19) introduced its dual language logo featuring both English and Gaelic.

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Survey reveals transformation of childhoods in a digital world

Survey reveals transformation of childhoods in a digital world

The number of young teenagers who play outside, read books or get enough sleep has dropped sharply in comparison to teenagers from previous decades, a startling new survey from Barnardo’s reveals.

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Marc celebrates the end of his trip in Paris.

Mark Beaumont cycles around the world in less than 80 days

Ultra-endurance athlete Mark Beaumont has set a new Guinness World Records title, taking one third off the current record (123 days) for the fastest circumnavigation by bicycle, completing the 80-day challenge ahead of schedule on the Artemis World Cycle.

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Thousands could be spared devastation of stroke, report reveals

Thousands could be spared devastation of stroke, report reveals

A new report, published today by the Stroke Association, reveals that over 110,000 people could be saved from having a stroke by 2035 if research into the latest stroke prevention procedures were properly funded.

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The food and farming event captured the imaginations of Bute children.

Food and farming fun for youngsters at Mount Stuart

220 pupils from Bute’s primary schools visited Mount Stuart last Tuesday to learn about food and farming.

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New research for Meningitis Awareness Week revealed

New research for Meningitis Awareness Week revealed

New research published during national Meningitis Awareness Week, September 18-24, shows only 33% of UK teenagers surveyed (aged 14-18) think vaccines are needed at school or university, despite an urgent campaign to vaccinate teenagers to protect them against a deadly new strain of meningitis.

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