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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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One week left for Shire to nominate young heroes

One week left for Shire to nominate young heroes

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

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Young Farmers host Northern Spotlights

Young Farmers host Northern Spotlights

The annual Young Farmers Northern Spotlights Competition has taken place at the Thainstone Exchange, with a record crowd of nearly 600 people being entertained by teams of local Young Farmers.

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The £16.1bn Great British childcare crutch

The £16.1bn Great British childcare crutch

Nine million (65%) UK grandparents provide childcare for their grandchildren, propping up pressurised UK families, according to new research from insurer Ageas.

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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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Last chance for Shire groups to enter awards

Last chance for Shire groups to enter awards

Time is running out for community projects in Aberdeenshire to enter Clydesdale Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards 2017 for a chance to share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area.

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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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