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Public urged to stay safe around water

Scottish Water is calling on people to stay safe around watercourses this winter.

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Mince pies, pigs in blankets and chocolate - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Mince pies, pigs in blankets and chocolate - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Millions of dogs around the country will be fed festive treats which could potentially harm them this Christmas, a study has found.

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More people seeking help to stop looking at online sexual images of children

More people seeking help to stop looking at online sexual images of children

There has been a sharp rise in recent months in the number of people from Scotland seeking help to stop themselves or another person from viewing sexual images of children online. The rise follows a successful awareness raising campaign.

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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.

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VIDEO: Bizarre reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust has revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as it prepares for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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L-R Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins; Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson; Craig Rankine, national Co-ordinator, and George Thomson, Investing in Volunteers manager for Scotland.

Police Scotland awarded highest accolade for its work with volunteers

Scotland’s national police service, is the first in the UK to be awarded the highest accolade in working with volunteers.

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QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

There’s nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends’ pulses racing over Christmas.

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Celebs get behind Christmas Jumper Day this Friday

This Friday (December 15) is Christmas Jumper Day, which is pretty self-explanatory.

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Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Would you be upset if you didn't get a card?

Sentimental Brits want cards over texts or email

Sentimental Brits would prefer to receive a Christmas card than a text or email, a study has found.

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Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

With the country set to freeze this week as temperatures plummet, how cold does it have to be before you can leave work?

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Trail bike rider Duncan Shaw, who is taking part in the VisitScotland project to help showcase to a global audience what life is really like in Scotland.

Drive to promote life in Scotland

From a scallop diver in Mull to parkour athletes in Edinburgh, Harry Potter fans to an Outlander herbalist, Scottish locals are bringing the country to life in a unique new social media campaign.

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Children all over the country are drafting and sending their letters to Santa.

Letters reveal children’s Christmas wish list

With just under four weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail has revealed this year’s top 10 most wanted presents, according to children in their special letters to Santa.

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Asda's Giant Eclair

Asda launch FOOT LONG chocolate eclair

The most gluttonous time of the year just got a bit more decadent as Asda have revealed their latest addition to the bakery aisle – a foot long chocolate éclair.

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L-R Martin Courtney, Prince's Trust, Lucy Ayre, CHSS, Alasdair Allan MSP, Jemma Valentine, Stoats and Jenny Whyte, Crisis Scotland.

Call to perform an act of kindness

The public are being asked to do a good deed on St Andrew’s Day to celebrate Scotland’s history, culture and the nation’s shared values.

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Hollyoaks star to lead Pride event in Aberdeen

Hollyoaks star to lead Pride event in Aberdeen

Hollyoaks actress and Aberdeen-born Annie Wallace will lead a celebration of diversity in the city next May.

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Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

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Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

With chocolate advent calendars becoming the norm, a couple of dozen sample-size products are now the ideal way to get us in the Christmas spirit.

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Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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