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Research reveals how Brits use their phone

New research shows that Brits are more obsessed with their phones than ever before - posting an average of 41 social media updates per week.

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52% wellbeing divide between societys most and least financially confident.

Money worries the biggest cause of stress

With Christmas just under weeks away, worrying about money has been revealed as the single biggest cause of stress for UK adults, according to new research.

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Nearly two out of five pensioners fear running out of money in retirement as they dont have enough guaranteed income.

Two out of five pensioners ‘worry about running out of money’

Nearly two out of five pensioners – the equivalent of 4.4 million people – fear running out of money in retirement as they don’t have enough guaranteed income, new research from MetLife shows.

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32% have lost sleep due to money worries, with many struggling to pay the bills each month.

One in three Scottish workers are losing sleep over financial worries

New research into the financial health of workers in Scotland has revealed one in three people (32%) have lost sleep due to money worries, with many struggling to pay the bills each month.

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SFRS has issued five easy steps to take to stay safe this festive period.

Warning to stay safe this Christmas

Families are being urged to stay safe over the festive period by taking easy steps to avoid the risk of fire.

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Scots typically stop receiving a stocking at the age of 20, but over one in ten Scots over 30 will be gifted one this Christmas.

‘Apples’ are the new satsumas as technology becomes stocking filler of choice

Expensive technology is contributing to a rise in the value of the average Christmas stocking, with items such as smartphones, tablets, action cameras and fitness bands easing out traditional chocolate coins and satsumas as the go-to stocking fillers.

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Good manners do not come cheap with consumers splashing out �27 on thank you cards and even gifts.

Scots spend £103 over Christmas to avoid upsetting others

‘Tis the season to be jolly, yet consumers in Scotland often find themselves wrapped in guilt for all of the things they feel obligated to do to avoid displeasing friends, family and even colleagues and neighbours.

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New rail timetable begins on Sunday

New rail timetable begins on Sunday

ScotRail’s new timetable starts on Sunday, December 11, and the train operator is asking customers to take a minute to check their own journeys before travelling.

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Digital depictions of Robert The Bruce -  pre-illness. Credit: Professor Caroline Wilkinson, director of Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University and the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow.

Face of Robert The Bruce finally revealed ...

For the first time in almost 700 years, Scots will be able to look into the face of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots 1306 – 1329, who won Scotland’s independence at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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People are being asked to give their views on a consultation on tissue and organ donation. Pic: Rob McDougall.

Consultation on increasing donor numbers

People across Scotland are being asked to give their views on organ and tissue donation, including the introduction of a potential soft opt out system.

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Zeki Basan, from Speyside, walked and cycled all 134 miles of the John Muir Way.

Young Scottish film maker captures vision of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish filmmaker has followed in the footsteps of John Muir, creating a short film on the wild places found along the John Muir Way.

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NHS 24 is reminding people who take regular medication to make sure repeat prescriptions are at the top of their Christmas list.

NHS 24 issues prescriptions reminder for Christmas

NHS 24 is reminding people who take regular medication, to make sure repeat prescriptions are top of their Christmas list, this year.

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The winning image.

#SeeingScotland competition winner revealed

A photograph of a boy and his dog taken on the Solway Coast has been chosen by people across Scotland as their favourite image in the Parliament’s #SeeingScotland photography competition.

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Light The Way is aiming to support people fleeing conflict and violence this Christmas.

Christian Aid to help ‘Light The Way’

Christian Aid is urging the Scottish public to help Light The Way for millions of people fleeing conflict and violence this Christmas.

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Over 250 eminent Scots from the worlds of industry, academia, leisure, politics and media to take part in the first CEO Sleepout.

Leading Scots to sleep rough for Social Bite Village

Over 250 eminent Scots from the worlds of industry, academia, food & drink, leisure, politics and media will spend the night in the open at Charlotte Square on Thursday, December 15, for the first Social Bite CEO Sleepout.

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The law - which makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying anyone under 18 - comes into force on Monday.

Smoking in cars with children becomes an offence

A new law which makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying anyone under 18 comes into force tomorrow (Monday).

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Accident deaths across all age groups are rising, according to RoSPA.

Parents need more help to keep kids safe from accidents

Most parents are unaware that accidents cause the most deaths of children and young people aged 0-19, according to research conducted for the 100th anniversary of UK safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

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1 in 3 UK travellers want to see ‘quiet zones’ on flights

1 in 3 UK travellers want to see ‘quiet zones’ on flights

An online flight comparison company has revealed the most irritating disturbances that Britons encounter on flights, including crying children, rowdy stag/hen groups and parents telling their children off.

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The driving test statistics suggest men are better drivers.

Some gender differences – behind the wheel

If there is one topic which is sure to cause men and women to argue it is their performance behind the wheel of a car.

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