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Scotland steps up to become a lifesaving nation!

Hundreds of people will learn life saving CPR skills today (Monday, October 16) at community events across Scotland – skills that could save a life when someone goes into cardiac arrest.

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Scottish Government urged to act on climate emergency

Scottish Government urged to act on climate emergency

Activists inflated a huge warming earth globe outside Scottish Government headquarters at St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh today to highlight the emergency of climate change and urge greater action from the Scottish Government.

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Hate has no home in Scotland

Hate has no home in Scotland

The Scottish Government has joined with Police Scotland and the Crown Office (COPFS) to launch a new campaign against hate crime.

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Seven types of bad driver revealed

Seven types of bad driver revealed

Bad drivers are the bane of every motorist’s life but now a new study claims poor drivers always fall into one of seven categories - so do you recognise them?

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Fun and frolics of pet ownership revealed

Fun and frolics of pet ownership revealed

From eating passports, getting stuck behind fireplaces or escaping onto the house roof, vets have compiled a list of amusing and extraordinary antics of puppies and kittens.

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House move heebie jeebies on Friday 13th

House move heebie jeebies on Friday 13th

With Friday, October 13, upon us (today), analysts at Registers of Scotland (RoS) took a peek at our records to see whether this noteworthy date affects people’s property buying habits.

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Renters at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning

New research for the ‘Carbon Monoxide Be Alarmed!’ campaign has revealed that almost a third of renters in the UK do not have a life-saving CO alarm in their property, with four in five unaware that it is their responsibility - and not their landlord’s - to provide one.

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Dog name choice reveals where in the UK you are from

Dog name choice reveals where in the UK you are from

You are more likely to hear calls for Hugo, Bailey, Alfie and Max in parks in Scotland, than you are in many other areas of the UK, a survey of the most popular dog names has revealed.

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Mountain hare culls continue despite a period of “voluntary restraint”

Mountain hare culls continue despite a period of “voluntary restraint”

A coalition of ten environmental and outdoor organisations have repeated their appeal to the Scottish Government to introduce urgent safeguards for mountain hare populations.

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2,000 Sleep in the Park places gifted by Scotland’s top philanthropists

2,000 Sleep in the Park places gifted by Scotland’s top philanthropists

Four of Scotland’s top philanthropists have dug deep and each donated £25,000 to fund places for the nation’s young people to take up the Social Bite Sleep in the Park fundraising challenge.

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Nationwide search for pet look-a-likes begins

Nationwide search for pet look-a-likes begins

The ‘Doggie Doubles’ campaign aims to collate the UK’s largest collection of photographs of people who resemble their much-loved animals.

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GMB warns industrial action at nuclear stations could lead to Christmas power shortages

GMB warns industrial action at nuclear stations could lead to Christmas power shortages

GMB Scotland has today (Wednesday, October 12) warned that industrial action at both of Scotland’s nuclear power stations could leave the country without a third of its electricity supply this Christmas, as a dispute over cuts to staff terms and conditions intensifies.

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Get set to fight flu

Get set to fight flu

More than 1.8 million people in Scotland are being urged to get their flu vaccine as early as possible this winter to help protect themselves.

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New research finds LGBTI people in Scotland face repeated hate crime

New research finds LGBTI people in Scotland face repeated hate crime

Scottish LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) equality charity the Equality Network has today published the Scottish LGBTI hate crime report 2017.

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Chimney fire warning as temperatures drop

Chimney fire warning as temperatures drop

As temperatures drop and the colder months approach, homeowners in Scotland are being warned to keep their chimneys in check to prevent a house fire.

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Rural tourism infrastructure fund to be set up

The Scottish Government is to establish a fund to provide investment in infrastructure to support sustainable growth in rural tourism across Scotland.

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Aspiring engineers from Scotland wanted for UK’s largest rocket competition

Aspiring engineers from Scotland wanted for UK’s largest rocket competition

Scotland’s top students are being called upon to reach for the stars and compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition.

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Finance Secretary Derek McKay  Picture: Lisa Ferguson/TSPL

Youth employment target met four years ahead of schedule

The Scottish Government has fulfilled its commitment to reduce youth unemployment by 40%, four years ahead of schedule.

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New Scottish drivers too nervous to brave motorway

New Scottish drivers too nervous to brave motorway

Following the announcement that learner drivers will be allowed on the motorway in a matter of months, a new study from Co-op insurance reveals almost a fifth of drivers still feel nervous driving on the motorway.

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65% of Scottish parents have no will, survey reveals

65% of Scottish parents have no will, survey reveals

More than half of Scottish parents with children under 18 have made no will, a new survey has revealed.

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