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Mince pies, pigs in blankets and chocolate - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Millions of dogs around the country will be fed festive treats which could potentially harm them this Christmas, a study has found.

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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.

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VIDEO: Bizarre reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust has revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as it prepares for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

There’s nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends’ pulses racing over Christmas.

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Celebs get behind Christmas Jumper Day this Friday

This Friday (December 15) is Christmas Jumper Day, which is pretty self-explanatory.

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Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Would you be upset if you didn't get a card?

Sentimental Brits want cards over texts or email

Sentimental Brits would prefer to receive a Christmas card than a text or email, a study has found.

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Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

With the country set to freeze this week as temperatures plummet, how cold does it have to be before you can leave work?

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Trail bike rider Duncan Shaw, who is taking part in the VisitScotland project to help showcase to a global audience what life is really like in Scotland.

Drive to promote life in Scotland

From a scallop diver in Mull to parkour athletes in Edinburgh, Harry Potter fans to an Outlander herbalist, Scottish locals are bringing the country to life in a unique new social media campaign.

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Children all over the country are drafting and sending their letters to Santa.

Letters reveal children’s Christmas wish list

With just under four weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail has revealed this year’s top 10 most wanted presents, according to children in their special letters to Santa.

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L-R Martin Courtney, Prince's Trust, Lucy Ayre, CHSS, Alasdair Allan MSP, Jemma Valentine, Stoats and Jenny Whyte, Crisis Scotland.

Call to perform an act of kindness

The public are being asked to do a good deed on St Andrew’s Day to celebrate Scotland’s history, culture and the nation’s shared values.

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Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

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Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

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Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

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38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

With big corporations such as HSBC and Virgin actively encouraging their employees to work from home, a new survey has found that 38% of Scots spend their remote working hours doing personal tasks.

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Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit to try and win £1500 for their school.

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Ca-nine to five: One in five Scottish workplaces allow pets in the office

According to new research, one-fifth of Scottish workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office.

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The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas

The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas

The latest Nerf blaster, the original Stretch Armstrong action figure and the sequel to last year’s Hatchimals are the must-have toys this Christmas as British parents prepare to spend an average of £121 on each child.

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