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Seal is a sensation singing Standards in Scotland

From the second Seal swaggered onto the stage, clicking his fingers as the big band played the opening chords for Luck Be a Lady, everyone in the audience knew they were in for a treat.

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Red flags...should be flying for potential puppy owners if they are ever asked to pick up their new pet from a car park. So its best to Adopt, Dont Shop. (Pic: Courtesy of the SSPCA)

Readers can help improve animal welfare in Scotland

The Environment Minister, MSP Roseanna Cunningham, has asked our readers to have their say on the public consultation to regulate and license animal sanctuaries and rehoming centres in Scotland.

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Video: How to make the ‘perfect’ pancake

Whether you like to have them savoury or sweet, Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it’s also known in the UK, is the perfect excuse for a treat this Tuesday.

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On the street...and in classes across Scotland, No Knives, Better Lives positive message has witnessed an 80 per cent reduction in young people carrying knives.

Scotland is a role model for the UK on knife crime

Scotland is leading the way in tackling knife crime and is now being held up as a role model for others to follow.

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Just walking the dog...is proven to improve your health, as dog walkers are usually fitter and healthier than people who don't go walkies with man's best friend!

Simple changes could reduce your cancer risk

It’s World Cancer Day on Sunday, February 4, but are there steps you can take right now to safeguard against the dreaded disease?

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This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.

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Problems with Facebook? Pic: John Devlin

Is Facebook down in your area?

Media outlets found themselves unable to post as normal on Facebook today, following multiple reports of outages on the social media platform last night.

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Scottish Government announces ban on electric shock collars

Scottish Government announces ban on electric shock collars

Electric shock collars for dogs are to be banned in Scotland with immediate effect, the Scottish Government has announced.

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Sound idea...to commemorate Armistice Day centenary in November 2018, composer Martin Suckling is looking for readers help to sample church bells across Scotland.

Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

Readers are being asked to help create a new classical music composition to commemorate the centenary of armistice in November 2018.

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Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

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Chris has still to complete his challenge

Tales of a Wandering Loon: Walking to raise awareness of mental health

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase – never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.

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How do you celebrate? Pic: George McLuskie

Quiz: How do they celebrate New Year in these countries?

For you, ringing in the new year might mean having a drink in your hand surrounded by family and friends.

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The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

Britain’s favourite Christmas carol has been revealed, and it’s the first festive tune ever played over the radio.

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The most popular baby names for boys and girls have remained unchanged this year.

Jack and Olivia are Scotland’s top baby names for 2017

Jack and Olivia are the most popular first forenames for babies whose births were registered in 2017, National Records of Scotland (NRS) has announced today.

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Scottish Water is urging everyone to take care and stay safe near water courses and open bodies of water this winter, especially if they are accompanied by children or pets.

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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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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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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