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Start your wild adventure by sleeping out under the stars

Owls, bats and hedgehogs are among the many creatures that RSPB Scotland is encouraging kids to keep an eye out for this weekend, as they take the first step on their own wild adventure by joining in the charity’s Big Wild Sleepout.

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Female engineers continue to face discrimination in the workplace

Female engineers continue to face discrimination in the workplace

Female engineers in the UK are still facing unacceptable behaviour and unequal treatment in the workplace, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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Tthe Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland confirms that 99.91 per cent of samples pass stringent water quality tests, but has highlighted that where failures do occur, many are a result of the hygienic condition of kitchen taps.

Scottish homeowners should take no chances with household plumbing

The quality of public drinking water supplies in Scotland is amongst the highest in the world.

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The Welsh rockers play the Caird Hall next month

Have a nice day! Stereophonics head to Dundee’s Caird Hall

Welsh rockers Stereophonics plus special guests are to play at Caird Hall, Dundee on Tuesday August 22, 2017

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Drivers still admit to taking risks by calling and texting while driving, although the number has fallen since new legislation introduced earlier this year.

Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Scotland has seen a 30 per cent reduction in drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, although some are still willing to take the risk, according to recent research.

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Fan got in trouble ahead of Motherwell-Celtic clash

Rowdy fan gets one-year match ban

A Celtic fan who sparked panic when he threw a flare-like device in Motherwell town centre has been banned from attending football matches for a year.

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Shona Robison hopes the bursaries will encourage students.

Bursaries for new graduate medical course

Students on Scotland’s new graduate entry medical course will now be in line for bursaries of £4000 per year.

Health
Theresa Campbell was badly beaten

Boy cleared of attacking woman in home

A boy aged 16 was today cleared of beating up and robbing a grandmother in her own home.

Crime
Picture Alan Watson. Club 100, formerly Fir Park Social Club - Reunion to mark 25th anniversary of Ravenscraig closure

Marking the legacy left by Ravenscraig ... 25 years on

It is hard to believe that 25 years have passed since communities in Lanarkshire were dealt a devastating blow with the closure of Ravenscraig steelworks.

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Cutting the first sod are convener of Enterprise and Housing, Councillor Allan Graham and vice convener, Councillor Olivia Carson. Looking on are representatives from North Lanarkshire Council and Robertson Partnership Homes.

Work gets started on homes at school site

A sod cutting took place on the former New Stevenston Primary site signalling the start of work on a new NL Homes development.

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Jo Maguire, holding Brooklyn, and Reg Armstrong, holding Jersey, show off all the prizes they took home from their debut appearance  at The Scottish Ferret Clubs summer show. Pic: Alan Watson

Brooklyn and Jersey were truly up ferret at national show

A pair of Bellshill ferrets were best in show as they racked up the prizes in their first ever competition.

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Bear Grylls

The Island with Bear Grylls looking for Scottish contestants

The producers of a TV survival show are looking for Scottish adventurers to test their skills in the wilderness.

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Jim Kerr made a surprise appearance at Rewind. Pic: Stephen Gunn Photography.

Review: Rewind to the music that stands the test of time

Heavy rain failed to dampen the spirits of the thousands of revellers who headed to Perth at the weekend for two days of 80s nostalgia.

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Brits waste £2bn a year ‘getting rid’ of currency on last day of holiday

Brits waste £2bn a year ‘getting rid’ of currency on last day of holiday

Many Brits don’t treat foreign currency as ‘real money’ leading to billions being ‘gotten rid of’ annually, with many billions more lying around our homes, according to the Holinomics study, released today by travel search engine KAYAK.co.uk

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Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

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BSE risk status announced

BSE risk status announced

Scottish beef exporters can today trade with the lowest risk level status available for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

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Motherwell will hoping for more to celebrate when the face Berwick Rangers on Saturday

Well Society invite Syrian guests to enjoy cup clash

Around 40 Syrian refugees currently residing in Lanarkshire will be guests at Fir Park on Saturday as Motherwell play host to Berwick Rangers.

Politics
Alastair shows off the official Team Lanarkshire kit ahead of the Transplant Games

Let the Games begin for Alastair

A kidney transplant patient is set to be a jack of all sports this week – a year after the surgery that changed his life.

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Lanarkshire team members show off their kilts, supplied by Motherwell firm Glen Isla

Let the Games begin!

A packed sporting programme has been lined up for the British Transplant Games which kick off in Lanarkshire tomorrow (Thursday).

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Concern has been expressed over use of tasers by police

Taser man jailed for ten months

A former Motherwell man who was caught with a taser has been jailed for ten months.

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