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Brian Whittle encourages PSYV members

Former Olympic athlete, now MSP, Brian Whittle is encouraging PSYV members to become fitter and eat well.

Love Food Hate Waste campaign manager, Ylva Haglund, is on the left in the pumpkin patch pictures, with Rebecca McEwan of Arnprior Pumpkins on the right and her youngest daughter Erin amidst the pumpkins.

Turning food waste into a teatime Halloween treat

Scots are being urged to stop scary seasonal food waste by turning their pumpkins into teatime treats this Halloween.

The research also discovered fewer tenants are renting purely because they cannot afford to buy a property.

Average tenant ‘expects to rent for another 10 years’

A typical tenant in the UK believes they will be renting a home for at least another 10 years, a new study has found.

Tea parties prevent the elderly bcoming lonely

Friendship charity nominated for award

A charity which offers a vital lifeline of friendship to older people in the local area has had its work recognised by being shortlisted for a national award.

The Young Artist award winner for 2016, Bernadett Timko with her piece, Studio 7.

Artists invited to compete for major art prize

Artists are being challenged to show their artistic skills with the chance to win up to £15,000 and a gold medal in this year’s national Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.

Beehive, fridge, sink? Tenants reveal the strangest items they are happy to take when moving out.

Tenants reveal items they feel are ‘fair game’ to take when moving out

New research by landlord insurer Direct Line for Business reveals that nearly one in three (30 per cent) people who have rented a property in the last five years think it is acceptable to take items that don’t belong to them when they move out.

Screen time, unhealthy snacks and dinner in front of the TV are becoming the order of the day.

Parents in Scotland failing to recognise their children are overweight


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Advice offered to make sure your tortoise is kept in good health.

Don’t leave your tortoise in a shoebox, say vets

Over half of vets saw tortoises with weight loss or anorexia following their last hibernation, reveal the latest figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

The cost of keeping businesses going

The cost of keeping businesses going

More than 550,000 UK small businesses have been forced to halt trading due to a disruption in the last two years, according to new research.

Scotlands Court of Session has given its approval to Scottish Government plans to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol. Pic: John Devlin.

Minimum unit pricing decision on alcohol upheld

Scotland’s Court of Session has given its approval to Scottish Government plans to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol.

Dr Bav Shergill, has some top tips for keeping skin in good shape this winter.

How to protect your skin this winter

The dreary British weather can play havoc with our skin, especially for those with existing skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

Stephen McGuire competing at the London 2012 Games. Credit: Getty Images

Paralympian has a new quality of life

For years Stephen McGuire could play football and run around, but he was living with an undiagnosed condition that started to catch up with him.

Motherwell Army Cadets Conor Mullen and Mellisa Rodger with Sergeant David Beveridge of 105 Royal Artillery as they attended the Auban Sodger Presentation at Edinburgh Castle.

Cadets pay tribute to a hero of the Somme

Two Army Cadets from Motherwell won a competition to at Edinburgh Castle to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

The VIP group including Scottish Secretary David Mundell (centre) is shown round the Terex Trucks factory in Newhouse by Volvo Production Systems manager David Rainey (right).

Minister given a tour of Terex Trucks factory

Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell paid a visit to the Terex Trucks factory in Newhouse.

As clocks go back, Scottish Water is offering advice to beat bogus callers.

Beat bogus callers by following ‘Three Cs rule’

With the clocks going back on Sunday, October 30, and darker nights coming, Scottish Water is urging customers to help stop bogus callers by using our three Cs rule to beat these callous conmen.

Motherwell FCs Chris Cadden promotes St Andrew's Hospice's  Nine4Thirty campaign.

Pull on your boots to help hospice appeal

St Andrew’s Hospice has launched a five-a-side tournament to encourage football enthusiasts to support its £9m Capital Appeal.

More than 200 shoppers tried learning an instrument, including Leonardo the turtle

Soundminds takes over shopping centre

Soundminds took to Motherwell Shopping Centre with a range of musical activities to promote positive mental health.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Consultation launched on Independence Referendum Bill

A draft bill giving Scotland the ability to reconsider the question of independence before the UK leaves the EU has been published for consultation.

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Expect delays on the M8 next week

Next phase of refurbishment work continues on the M8

The third phase of a £6m rolling programme to refurbish the overhead gantries on the M8 motorway will commence on Monday.

Driver across the country admitted to driving while over the drink drive limit.

Survey reveals extent of motorists’ bad behaviour

Road users across the UK have confessed their driving misdemeanours as part of a new survey with some unsettling results.

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