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Just a quarter of Scottish workers get enough mental health support

New research has found that only a quarter (24%) of Scottish workers feel their employer provides them with enough mental health support in the workplace.

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Extra drive on roads maintenance

Scotland’s trunk roads are set for a maintenance investment boost with a rise in funding for improvements across the network.

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Brits tell 20 fibs a week about their ‘healthy’ living habits!

Brits tell 20 fibs a week about their ‘healthy’ living habits!

The majority of Brits (61 percent) are in complete denial about their health, according to new research.

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Homes pay out £86m to retired Scots

Homes pay out £86m to retired Scots

Property wealth is boosting the retirement standard of living of Scottish pensioners by more than £86 million, according to new analysis from Keyretirement.com

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Top illnesses of British travellers revealed

Top illnesses of British travellers revealed

An online flight comparison company has discovered the top illnesses and injuries that British travellers have encountered on their holidays where they’ve had to seek medical assistance.

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Over 50s are big spenders on home and lifestyle

Over 50s are big spenders on home and lifestyle

Aspirations for dream homes and cars are not just for the young, many of us live this dream after we turn 50 by carrying out major spending on homes, cars and holidays.

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Evidence suggests some children do not wake to commonly used smoke alarms.

Families wanted for new smoke alarm study

Researchers are seeking hundreds of families across Scotland to help them trial a new smoke alarm sound aimed specifically at waking children.

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One in six fear they will need money from their kids in retirement

One in six fear they will need money from their kids in retirement

Forget the Bank of Mum and Dad – nearly one in six parents worry they will have to turn to their children for financial support in retirement, research from MetLife shows.

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Scots warned to hang up on new phone scam

Scots warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in Scotland are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK.

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Students learn to blossom at horticulture careers day

Students learn to blossom at horticulture careers day

Horticulture students from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) were among those from around Scotland who attended the Grow Careers event at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh to learn more about opportunities in their chosen field.

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BEAR Scotland plans ahead of expected snowfall

BEAR Scotland plans ahead of expected snowfall

In light of The Met Office issuing yellow and amber warnings for snow across much of Scotland on Thursday (February 23), BEAR Scotland’s winter maintenance teams in the North-east will complete pre-winter treatments in advance of the expected cold front and also respond to conditions as they develop.

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Scottish campaigner Gordon Aikman. Pic: Jane Barlow.

New scholarship set up in honour of prominent MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

A new £25,000 scholarship to support improvements in motor neurone disease (MND) care is to be set up in honour of Scottish campaigner Gordon Aikman.

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Volunteering boosts tolerance, new study finds

Volunteering boosts tolerance, new study finds

As intolerance and hate crime continue to rise, a new study by national disability charity Revitalise to mark Student Volunteering Week has discovered that student volunteers are leading the way when it comes to making society a more tolerant place.

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Severe weather preparations in place

Severe weather preparations in place

Scottish Government resilience arrangements have been activated to ensure Scotland is as prepared as possible for the severe weather expected across the country tomorrow.

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TV licensing is urging local salon owners to ensure their businesses are correctly licensed.

Hairdressers are being reminded about TV licensing

Salon managers who attempt to cut corners when styling hair by not buying a TV licence could be at risk of a ‘brush’ with their local magistrate.

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Heritage Awareness Day to show heritage is for all

Heritage Awareness Day to show heritage is for all

North-east residents are being encouraged to get up close and personal with their history this year as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) unveils a programme of events and initiatives to show that heritage is for all as part of Scotland’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

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Barnardo’s receives Foundations LGBT Charter award

Barnardo’s receives Foundations LGBT Charter award

Children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland was delighted to receive the Foundations level LGBT Charter Award from LGBT Youth Scotland.

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Renewal of Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

Renewal of Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone covering Scotland will be extended until at least April 30, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

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Search is on for Scotland’s food and drink suppliers

Search is on for Scotland’s food and drink suppliers

Morrisons is launching a search for Scotland’s best food and drink producers and is inviting suppliers from across the country to pitch for a place on its shelves.

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Donation helps life-saving Scottish air ambulance

Donation helps life-saving Scottish air ambulance

Staff at leading rural insurer NFU Mutual have raised much-needed cash to help Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance save and improve lives.

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