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Keep our roads lighter and brighter, says Brake

As we prepare, this weekend, to turn the clocks forward and welcome the start of spring, Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the UK government to commit to moving to Single/Double Summer Time (SDST), a change that would require us to move our clocks forward an additional hour all year round.

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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games celebrates 20 years of the original production. Pic: Brian Doherty.

Theatre Review: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at Edinburgh Playhouse

I had been looking forward to seeing Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games ever since I saw the original show on DVD 20 years ago and I have to say it didn’t disappoint.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison

Pay settlement for NHS staff announced

A pay increase has been confirmed for all NHS Scotland staff for the fourth year in a row.

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House moving priorities revealed

House moving priorities revealed

Home security is 43rd on the list of things we think about when moving house – with Brits more concerned about whether there are regular buses and the proximity to good friends.

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66% of families don’t talk at tea time

66% of families don’t talk at tea time

Conversations around the dinner table are fast becoming a dying trend, with British families choosing to either not eat around the table, feeling too tired to talk or too distracted by their gadgets to pay attention to those around them.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Refugee integration strategy unveiled

A new strategy on supporting refugees in Scotland’s communities will be published this year, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has confirmed.

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Top 10 most popular Mother’s Day gift purchases

Top 10 most popular Mother’s Day gift purchases

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday - but what will you be buying?

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EU student status confirmed

EU student status confirmed

EU nationals choosing to study in Scotland and enrolling in 2018-19 have been guaranteed free tuition for the duration of their entire course, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced today.

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Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24.

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Bute Community Council in session at its March meeting. (Picture: I.L. MacLeod.)

Menace of High St – call for 20 mph limit

Only recently returned from a photo safari in South Africa, Grace Strong, Bute Community Council chairman, presided over a session on local issues and concerns, which made saving the White Rhino seem no big deal.

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Warning of increased wildfire risk

Warning of increased wildfire risk

The Scottish Wildfire Forum (SWF) is raising awareness about the increased risk of wildfire across most parts of Scotland over the next few days - as weather forecasters predict very dry conditions.

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The First Minister made the announcement at Scotland Food and Drinks 10th annual conference in Glasgow.

A new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s food and drinks industry has been launched

A new, ambitious strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

Survey reveals high trust in the Scottish Government

High trust in the Scottish Government and strong support for its influence over the way Scotland is run are two key findings in a survey published today (Friday).

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Trust in government and politics revealed

Trust in government and politics revealed

The Chief Statistician today released a set of Official Statistics drawn from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2016, covering a range of topics including attitudes to government, economy, standard of living and the NHS and political engagement.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers

55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers

Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their MINDS, according to a study.

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Lady Sarra Hoy is the official ambassador for Bliss Scotland.

Lady Hoy becomes official Bliss Scotland ambassador

Lady Sarra Hoy has begun her new role as official ambassador for Bliss Scotland, the charity for babies born premature or sick.

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Status quo ‘not an option’: Swinney

Status quo ‘not an option’: Swinney

The status quo in education is ‘not an option’ if Scotland is to close the attainment gap and raise the bar for all, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said.

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More work needed in managing change in public finances: Audit Scotland

More work needed in managing change in public finances: Audit Scotland

The Scottish Government is well-organised to deliver game-changing new tax and spending powers, according to Audit Scotland.

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On average, an offence is reported every two hours in Scotland.

Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

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