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Police warning about the dangers of illegal pesticides

Officers from Police Scotland are to visit farms and agricultural suppliers across the country to warn of the dangers which illegal and counterfeit pesticides pose to the integrity of the food chain, and to peoples’ health.

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Allan and Matthew

Classical guitar duo to entertain at Gatehouse

Gatehouse Music Society’s next concert, on Thursday 16 March at 7.30pm, will be by Allan Neave and Matthew McAllister who both play classical guitar.

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How will you be having yours? Why not try some yummy chocolate sauce? Copyright digipam/Flickr

12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!

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The egg table last year

Poultry Show hopes to beat avian flu ban

With Wigtown Show just five months away the promotion for the poultry section of the show is normally well underway.

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A sea of yellow ready to walk through Glasgow to raise money for the Cancer Charity.   Photograph by Alan Peebles

Charity pledges £14 million to fight cancer

As it marks its third anniversary Beatson Cancer Charity, one of Scotland’s leading cancer charities, has confirmed that in its first three years it has pledged over £14 million in its determination to beat cancer.

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View are being sought as part of Police Scotlands public consultation.

Public consulted on future of Police Scotland

People across Scotland are being invited to contribute their views on the futre direction of the police force.

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Snow falling in Newton Stewart

It’s snowing!

The sudden arrival of snow caught Newton Stewart by surprise this morning.

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The new Fairtrade film shows the condensed journey of our produce  from the beginning of the supply chain, where workers toil away in rough conditions, directly to the end of the journey, where we bring the produce into our homes.

New Fairtrade film challenges Scots not to feed exploitation

New research published shows that an impressive 84 per cent of Scotland’s residents drink tea or coffee at break time, but one in five (21 per cent) “never think” about who produces their food and drink.

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DVLA is reminding motorists that there is just over one month to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force for all cars and some motor homes that are first registered from April 1, 2017.

New vehicle tax rates to be introduced

DVLA is reminding motorists that there is just over one month to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force for all cars and some motor homes that are first registered from April 1, 2017.

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The Scottish Women's Curling Champions 2017 with coach Glenn Howard
Photo credit - Brian Battensby

Vicki Adams wins Scottish championship with Team Muirhead

Stranraer curler Vicki Adams and the rest of Team Muirhead were crowned 2017 Scottish Curling Women’s Champions at Perth Ice Rink yesterday and will now represent Scotland at the World Women’s Curling Championship – this year taking place in Beijing, China, 18th – 26th March 2017.

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Just a quarter of Scottish workers get enough mental health support

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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5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

When the Conservatives won a majority in 2015’s general election, a petition which originated during the Scottish referendum campaign, gained a new lease of life.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay
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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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Bobby Lammie and Gregor Cannon will represent Great Britain at the World University Winter Games
Photo credit - Marissa Tiel  / WCF

Bobby and Gregor into finals of Scottish

Stranraer curlers Bobby Lammie and Gregor Cannon won a dramatic semi-final last night at the Scottish Curling Championships at Perth Ice Rink, and now face David Murdoch in this afternoon’s final.

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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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Stranraer Sheriff Court

100mph on illegal tyres

A teenage driver who admitted speeding on the A75 at over 100mph in a car with illegal tyres, lost his licence for a year at Stranraer Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

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Stranraer Sheriff Court

Drink driver was five times over the limit at school gates

A driver who was five times over the drink drive limit when picking her child up from school was fined £750 and banned from driving for two years by a sheriff on Wednesday at the court in Stranraer.

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