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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results

The results are in for the 2017 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and this year over 35,000 people took part in Scotland and counted 626,184 birds.

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BBC weather presenter Judith Ralston, an ambassador for Cancer Support Scotland, is backing the campaign. Pic: Robert Perry.

‘Pound’ cancer by donating old coins in new campaign

Cancer Support Scotland in association with the Bank of Scotland has launched a campaign for people to donate old pound coins to the charity before they stop being legal tender.

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Small grants to help fight global poverty

Small grants to help fight global poverty

Wells and solar pumps will be installed to supply water to 4,500 farmers in Malawi thanks to small grant funding from the Scottish Government.

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Firefighter recruits walk Forth Road Bridge in full breathing apparatus

Firefighter recruits walk Forth Road Bridge in full breathing apparatus

Trainee firefighters proved they can go the distance after crossing the Forth Road Bridge in full breathing apparatus.

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Nadine Coyle is asking glasses wearers to prove their specs appeal and be in with a chance of winning �10,000 cash.

Nadine Coyle launches 2017 search for Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year

Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle is asking glasses wearers to prove their specs appeal and be in with a chance of winning £10,000 cash.

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New project to get cancer sufferers back into work

New project to get cancer sufferers back into work

A new project to get people back into work following a cancer diagnosis is being launched at the University of Dundee.

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College students visit Holyrood

College students visit Holyrood

College students from across Scotland have visited Holyrood to discuss future opportunities after higher education and the transition from school to college.

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First steps toward male infertility treatment taken

First steps toward male infertility treatment taken

Scientists from the University of Dundee believe they have taken the first steps towards developing drugs to treat infertile men.

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No rabbits for sale this Easter

Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its 430-plus stores this Easter, in order to educate and inform children on the importance of responsible pet ownership.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison

Funding to boost cancer screening rates

A new scheme to decrease health inequalities connected to cervical cancer screening rates has been given £180,600.

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Drop in number of home repossessions

Drop in number of home repossessions

The number of home repossession cases going through the courts has fallen by more than 40% in a year.

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Children raise money for NSPCC Scotland

Children raise money for NSPCC Scotland

The UK’s leading children’s charity is encouraging schools across the country to take part in Big Board Game Day and have pupils bring in their favourite board games from home to the class, raising awareness of the charity’s work and having fun at the same time.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Mesh implant final report published

Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has accepted the recommendations of the final independent report into the use of transvaginal mesh implant procedures.

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BHF reveals wardrobe secrets of Scotland

BHF reveals wardrobe secrets of Scotland

A fifth (20%) of Scots feel guilty about the amount of money we spend on our wardrobes, with almost a fifth (19%) even lying about our spending sprees to friends and family, according to new statistics released as part of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Spring Clear Out campaign.

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Keep our roads lighter and brighter, says Brake

Keep our roads lighter and brighter, says Brake

As we prepare, this weekend, to turn the clocks forward and welcome the start of spring, Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the UK government to commit to moving to Single/Double Summer Time (SDST), a change that would require us to move our clocks forward an additional hour all year round.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison

Pay settlement for NHS staff announced

A pay increase has been confirmed for all NHS Scotland staff for the fourth year in a row.

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House moving priorities revealed

House moving priorities revealed

Home security is 43rd on the list of things we think about when moving house – with Brits more concerned about whether there are regular buses and the proximity to good friends.

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66% of families don’t talk at tea time

66% of families don’t talk at tea time

Conversations around the dinner table are fast becoming a dying trend, with British families choosing to either not eat around the table, feeling too tired to talk or too distracted by their gadgets to pay attention to those around them.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Refugee integration strategy unveiled

A new strategy on supporting refugees in Scotland’s communities will be published this year, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has confirmed.

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EU student status confirmed

EU student status confirmed

EU nationals choosing to study in Scotland and enrolling in 2018-19 have been guaranteed free tuition for the duration of their entire course, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced today.

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