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Kids describe their dream homes

Kids have the wildest imaginations, and it seems this is definitely true when it comes to what they want from their future home.

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UK working parents can save more than �50 every week by sending their children to breakfast clubs.

School breakfast clubs a ‘lifeline’

New research reveals a third of today’s working British mums would have to give up work if it wasn’t for the support of school breakfast clubs.

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Movie lovers in Scotland are the biggest snackers when watching movies in the UK

Scots are the biggest movie snackers!

Movie lovers in Scotland are the biggest snackers, according to a new survey.

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The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships attracts more than 700 young people from around 120 schools.

Last chance for youngsters to pipe up for Championships

Time is running out for schools across Scotland to get their entries in for the world’s biggest schools pipe band event before the final deadline for this year passes.

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60% of Scots would get a Friday feeling on Blue Monday by finding a fiver in their pocket.

Don’t let January 16 make you blue!

This Monday, January 16, otherwise known as Blue Monday, is renowned for being the most depressing day of the year.

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Scottish students are best in the UK for understanding financial jargon.

Scots students most financially savvy in the UK

Students at Scottish universities are more financially savvy than their UK counterparts, according to new research commissioned by the UK’s largest specialist student lender, Future Finance.

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Derek Mackay visited Mad Hatters Coffee House in Paisley today (Friday).

Finance Secretary announces support for small business

More than half of all commercial properties will pay no business rates in 2017-18, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said today.

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Lucky or unlucky... Do you suffer from Triskaidekaphobia, a fear of Friday the 13th?

A third of Brits are petrified by Friday 13th

Tomorrow a third of Britons are expected to change their plans as its Friday the 13th, the traditional day of bad luck. This phobia is so common in Britain that it now has its own special name, Triskaidekaphobia - a fear of Friday the 13th.

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Latest statistics show an increase in the number of students engaged in higher education.

Student numbers increase in Higher Education

Latest statistics show an increase in the number of students engaged in higher education in Scotland’s HEIs or colleges in 2015-16, with the number of Scottish domiciled full-time first degree entrants now 12 per cent higher than 2006-07.

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A new film shows how to spot the signs of dometic abuse. Pic: John Devlin.

Spotting the signs of domestic abuse

A powerful film showing how professionals such as GPs, dentists, hairdressers and emergency workers, can help to spot the signs of domestic abuse has been unveiled.

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Top tips on driving in winter weather

Top tips on driving in winter weather

Blessed with a moderate climate, the UK doesn’t experience extreme winter weather as often as some countries, but when the snow and ice does hit, the consequences can be severe.

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Arctic blast to cause misery for households

Arctic blast to cause misery for households

The UK is set to be hit by freezing temperatures and snow as an artic blast sweeps across the nation.

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Don’t leave your tyre safety out in the cold

Don’t leave your tyre safety out in the cold

With Met Office yellow warnings of snow and below zero temperatures across much of the UK forecast for the end of this week TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, is urging motorists to ensure their tyres are suitable for the adverse driving conditions.

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Keep your mobile charged  - if your mobile is out of battery or signal, its worth having an analogue phone as this doesnt run off the main electricity supply. Remember, the 105 national helpline number and the SP Energy Networks number completely free to call.

Advice for Scots on staying safe during power cuts

With strong winds forecast across much of Scotland this week, SP Energy Networks has issued advice to help customers across the country stay safe, informed and connected in the event of a power outage.

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Nicola Sturgeon will become the first serving Scottish First Minister to write a column.

Improving trauma care in Scotland

The next steps in the delivery of a new network of trauma services across Scotland have been outlined by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Water charges in Scotland among lowest in Great Britain

Water charges in Scotland lowest in Great Britain

Household water charges in Scotland are expected to remain among the lowest in Great Britain.

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Joanna  Rowsell Shand at the post box painted gold in honour of her gold medal at the olympics 2012. Pic: Chris Gray

Olympic cyclist backs Sustrans big school challenge

Schools across Scotland are being invited to get involved in The Big Pedal 2017 – a UK-wide challenge to get more young people cycling and scooting to school, backed by two times Olympic gold medallist cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand.

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Could you get a better broadband deal?

Brits throw away £322 by not switching to a better broadband deal

UK households could save an average of £322 per year by switching to a better broadband deal, yet 42% have never changed broadband provider, reveals analysis by Ofcom-accredited broadband deals comparison site Cable.co.uk.

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Hundreds of private landlords have been supported through test projects.

Hundreds of landlords supported to raise standards

Private landlords in Scotland need support if they are to give tenants a better service according to housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland.

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Remember to keep your pets healthy this winter.

Snow flurries no fun for small furries warn vets

As temperatures drop, vets are warning owners not to forget about small pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs that usually live outdoors yet are vulnerable to the cold and damp despite their furry coats.

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