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20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

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LEGO has increased in value and is among the hottest toy investments.

A LEGO fortune for Scots

Homes across Scotland could be unwittingly holding more than £5 million worth of LEGO – with the iconic toy seeing an average year-on-year increase of 12 per cent value since the millennium.

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One of the winners

Monster truck art winners

Wigtown Show’s primary school art competition winners were announced this week. As the UK’s number one Monster Truck team is coming to this year’s show, the children had to design a Monster Truck with an agricultural show theme.

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Arts and Crafts Trail

The popular Creative Whithorn Arts and Crafts Trail is back this weekend, showcasing talented artists in the Machars.

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The Rambers at the mile post near Creetown

Rambling up Cairnsmore of Fleet

On Saturday, July 15, Wigtownshire Ramblers set off up Cairnsmore of Fleet.

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A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

Study shows over half of Brits would like to write a book

A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

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A new survey has revealed that 69% of motorists dont know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*, which could leave themselves, their passengers and other road users at risk if they cause an accident

Do you know the minimum legal UK tyre tread depth?

A new survey has revealed that 69 per cent of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*.

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David Duffy shows off the design of the Clydesdale Bank's new �10 note.

Clydesdale Bank launches new note

Clydesdale Bank will launch its second polymer bank note later this year and will for the first time include a feature to help blind and partially sighted people identify it.

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Ceefax, Jodie and Dana will feature on Border Life

Schoolgirl falls in love with rescue horse

The bond between 12-year-old Douglas Ewart High School pupil Jodie Stewart and her 21-year old rescue horse Ceefax would warm any heart.

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Almost three quarters of British adults use the 'red sky at night' adage to predict good weather.

Belief in weather lore is more than just Scotch Mist

A majority of the British public rely on traditional lore and superstition to help them predict the weather, according to a new survey.

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Most causes of MOT failure can be picked up on basic pre-test checks, according to the AA.

Top cause of MOT failure could not be clearer, says AA

The majority of vehicles are failing their MOTs due mostly to issues which motorists could identify themselves, according to the AA.

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Have you seen Freya in Kirkcudbright?

Cat escapes from Kirkcudbright vets

Cats Protection are asking Kirkcudbright residents to keep an eye out for a tabby cat around Galloway Vets after she escaped from the vets on Tuesday. She will not be handled, so please just report any sightings. Any information would be welcomed. email: cpwigtownshire@btinternet.com or call 0345 371 2759.

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Golden skies and misty seas in Wales. Pic: Kingsley Summers.

Deadline fast approaching for maritime photography competition

Amateur and professional photographers across the UK have just two weeks to enter their ultimate sea views in a photography competition being run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

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Kirkcudbright ride out ignore the rain

Kirkcudbright ride out ignore the rain

A grand total of 95 horses took part in the Riding of Marches in the Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright last Friday night.

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A typical Scottish home has a drinks cabinet worth �197.23, according to a new study.

Study reveals Scotland is a nation of premium drinkers

Scottish drinkers are curating a collection of increasingly premium drinks at home, with the average household ‘drinks cabinet’ now worth in excess of £190, according to a new nationwide study.

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Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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Gordon Bennis hands over to new Rotary vice-president David Inglis and President Keith Best

Rotary end charges for bike show entry

This year the Rotary Club of Newton Stewart has made the decision to stop charging the public for entry to their Wheelie Good Bike Show, which takes place on August 6.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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Galloway Past Picture

As THE Wimbledon fortnight reacheD its climax yesterday in SW19, here’s a look back to the champions at Newton Stewart Tennis Club in the 1950s.

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