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Time running out to nominate your Young Scot

This is the final call for people in Argyll and Bute to nominate their local young heroes for the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2017.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

Politics
Hannah Spearritt, Jon Campling and Charlotte Farrell (age 9) who uses Rachel House.

Over 6,000 sci-fi fans beamed down to Capital Sci-Fi Con 2017

6,000 sci-fi fans beamed down to Capital Sci-Fi Con in Edinburgh this weekend, which donates all profits to Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

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Mackie's of Scotland 30 flavours of ice cream for the Royal Highland show.

Scots’ ice cream tastes shift upmarket

Scottish consumers are buying more upmarket ice cream than ever before – and are turning their backs on budget and often non-dairy tubs as a result.

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Previous SRUC student Tom Cole on his SNH placement.  He is pictured at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve.

Opportunities for SRUC Students

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are offering student placement opportunities on some of Scotland’s top National Nature Reserves.

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The penalty for this sort of driving offence just got much steeper.

Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

Crime
Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win!

Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win!

To celebrate World Book Day’s 20th anniversary (March 2) vet charity PDSA has teamed up with award-winning children’s writer Hilary Robinson to launch its annual writing competition.

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Driving challenge to Monte Carlo…or bust!

Driving challenge to Monte Carlo…or bust!

Calling all petrol heads! Have you ever watched Top Gear or The Grand Tour and thought, “I could do that”? This could be your big opportunity!

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Scottish homeowners believe their renovation and decorative works has led to a �11,437 increase in property value.

Scottish homeowners optimistic about house prices

Research from Co-op Insurance has revealed that 91% of homeowners think their house value has increased since they bought it - by an average of £27,542.

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Third of Scottish parents claim their children would have no supervision in the mornings and would be left to fend for themselves if it wasnt for childcare support of school breakfast clubs.

A third of Scots don’t have breakfast with their kids

From bribing their kids through the school gates with fizzy drinks and biscuits to leaving them to fend for themselves over breakfast, new research hears the shocking confessions of Scottish working parents.

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79% of people say they are bored by their lunch choices.

Office workers eating the same lunch on repeat

Millions of office workers are eating the same lunch every single day, a study commissioned by New Covent Garden Soup has found.

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Thomson Court, Rothesay.

Last chance to have your say on health redesign on Bute

Time is running out for members of the public to have their say on redesign plans affecting Thomson Court day centre.

Health
Call for adults in Scotland to get active in their local area

Call for adults in Scotland to get active in their local area

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to get active in their area to help protect their wellbeing.

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Independent review into care system

Independent review into care system

Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has been appointed as the chair to the independent root and branch Care Review in Scotland.

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Nearly half of Scottish households unprotected from carbon monoxide

Nearly half of Scottish households unprotected from carbon monoxide

Over 47 percent of people in Scotland are exposed to the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning at home due to the lack of an alarm, despite Scottish households being amongst the most likely in the UK to have a carbon monoxide alarm.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

Health
Black dogs are usually the last to be chosen for rehoming so the SWIs expert knitters are coming to the rescue... knitting colourful coats for dark dogs to wear.

Dogs to be helped by coats of many colours

Dozens of homeless dogs in Scottish rescue centres are being discriminated against because of the colour of their fur.

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New scheme to keep bees buzzing in Scottish countryside

New scheme to keep bees buzzing in Scottish countryside

The decline in bee populations and their vital role as pollinators is causing concern across the UK, but LPG supplier AvantiGas is sponsoring a project in Perth and Kinross to help counter the trend.

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Twelve-year-old Calum Speirs died on February 16, 2007, after battling an inoperable brain tumour for over a year.

Thank you, Calum

Ten years ago, on February 16, 2007, Calum Speirs lost his battle against an inoperable brain tumour. The 12-year-old wanted other families with sick children to be able to spend time together on Bute – the place he loved. Calum’s Cabin has now helped over 800 families share precious time together on the island.

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Scots are being urged to sign up to Moonwalk Scotland 2017. Pictured are participants from last year's event. Pic: Neil Hanna Photography


 Neil Hanna Photography
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Scots urged to ‘Walk the Walk’

Too difficult, too boring and too time consuming, just some of the excuses we’re making to avoid walking for fitness.

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