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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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From left: Paul Waterson, Director, Sandra Millar, (Visitor) Stevie Ramage, Director, Paul Condron, Director Hunter McKay, (Visitor) Andrew Morrison, Director, John Hutchison, Director, Chris Cosh, Director, John Cameron,(Visitor) Lucie Cooney, Director, holding the sign Chris Gardner (Chief Executive) and Sue Buchanan (President).

Glass half full campaign launched for licensed trade

People who have experience working in the licensed trade but have fallen on hard times are being encouraged to apply for one-off grants as part of an industry charity’s ‘Glass Half Full’ campaign.

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The judging for 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year took place at Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline. The best bakers from Shetland to Stranraer sent samples of their customers favourites for consideration by a panel of independent experts.

Judging underway for the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards

Have you ever wondered what 850 scones, loaves, savouries, cakes, morning rolls and biscuits all in one room looks like?

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Medications can affect a motorists ability to drive safely.

Be sure your medicines don’t make you unsafe to drive this hay fever season

Hay fever sufferers need to be aware of the possible effects medication could have on their driving, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have warned.

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A relaxed attitude towards breaking driving laws in Scotland revealed

A relaxed attitude towards breaking driving laws in Scotland revealed

More than a quarter of Scottish motorists think it is BETTER to drive while using a mobile phone than speeding, according to new research carried out on behalf of car insurance expert Admiral.

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Ecotricity ranked number one by Citizens Advice

Ecotricity ranked number one by Citizens Advice

Ecotricity has the best customer service in the energy industry, according to a new ratings system launched by Citizens Advice today.

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The average British motorist will clock up a staggering 556,764 miles of driving in their lifetime.

Brits will drive 556,764 miles in their lifetime

The average British motorist will clock up a staggering 556,764 miles, fork out £168,880, have 1,935 rows – and 2,709 episodes of road rage in their lifetime, according to new research.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Call to halt full service roll-out of Universal Credit

Ministers are requesting an immediate halt to the roll-out of the full service of Universal Credit until problems with its implementation are fully resolved.

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Women twice as likely to take charge of building projects, says FMB

Women twice as likely to take charge of building projects, says FMB

When it comes to making vital decisions regarding building work, women are twice as likely to have the final say on the style and scope of the project, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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Pharmacist Hazel Close with Rianna Baillie (10) and Aylee Frazer (5) helping launch the "Be Healthwise this Easter" campaign for NHS24 at Dobbies Garden Centre, Dunfermline.

People are being urged to be Healthwise this Easter

People are being reminded to make the most of the Easter holiday weekend by taking a few simple steps to look after their health.

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Cameron McNeish, outdoor journalist and broadcaster, and patron of Mountain Aid.

Major hillwalking show in Glasgow this weekend

The great outdoors comes indoors this weekend as outdoor organisations get set for a major exhibition in Glasgow aimed at encouraging people to make the most of Scotland’s hills and mountains.

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Beavers win BBC Countryfile Magazine vote

Beavers win BBC Countryfile Magazine vote

The return of Eurasian beavers has won a public vote to be named ‘Wildlife Success Story of the Year’ in the 2017 BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Contributed

Fair pay at heart of childcare expansion

Scotland’s early learning and childcare (ELC) expansion plans will be built on a foundation of fairness and equality, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed today.

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Scots urged to host their own ‘Garden Gathering’

Scots urged to host their own ‘Garden Gathering’

With the clocks springing forward this Sunday, March 26, The Voice winner Stevie McCrorie joins Parkinson’s UK in urging people to get ready for sunnier days and bring the fun, festival vibe to their gardens.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

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The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill aims to tackle those who use coercive and controlling behaviour.

New law to tackle psychological abuse

A new bill to strengthen the laws against psychological domsetic abuse is being considered by the Scottish Parliament.

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One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

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Scotland fans urged to travel early for Scotland v Slovenia

Scotland fans urged to travel early for Scotland v Slovenia

The ScotRail Alliance has advised customers heading to the Scottish football team’s world cup qualifier against Slovenia on March 26 to leave plenty of time for their journey and get to the ground early.

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This is where you REALLY should store your food

This is where you REALLY should store your food

Do you store your bread in the fridge or cupboard? Should eggs really be stored on the kitchen worktop? And where do you keep bananas?

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Scotland's charity air ambulance (SCAA) team pictured from left: Captain Nigel Clarke, paramedic John Salmond, paramedic Graeme Hay, lead paramedic John Pritchard, paramedic Craig McDonald, paramedic Julia Barnes and captain Russell Myles. Pic: Graeme Hart/Perthshire Picture Agency.

Scotland’s charity air ambulance crew have been honoured with award

The life-saving crew of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) have been voted the country’s Rural Heroes 2017.

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