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The Buzzcocks: Still Going Steady

There are few groups who were born in the chaotic early days of the British punk scene that have created a more lasting impact than the Buzzcocks.

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A survey by hitched.co.uk reveals the average cost of a wedding has risen to the highest its ever been.

Average cost of a wedding soars to over £25,000

A survey by hitched.co.uk, the UK’s largest wedding website, has revealed the average cost of a wedding in 2016 to be £25,090 – the highest it’s ever been and up 21% from the last study.

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72 per cent of football fans have heard homophobic abuse.

Homophobic views still prevalent in sport, research shows

New ICM research for Stonewall into homophobic, biphobic and transphobic attitudes and experiences among sports fans shows that abuse is still regularly heard at live sporting events.

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Third of prospective homebuyers (30 per cent) see the deposit as the biggest barrier to homeownership.

Over eight million expect to never own their own home

Four in every 10 renters (40 per cent) expect to be renting forever, according to the latest Post Office Money Mortgages report.

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The restrictions will be in place overnight

Evening restrictions on M90 on-slip

An overnight closure is planned on the northbound slip-road onto the M90 at Junction 1 Admiralty tonight (Friday), to allow for routine repair work.

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Safe Drive Stay Alive secures funding from sponsors.

Safe Drive Stay Alive campaign set to continue

The future of a long-running road safety show which helps inform the next generation of drivers of the potential risks they face has been secured by generous sponsors.

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Changes to National 5 and Higher assessments have been proposed by John Swinney.

Exam changes for National 5 and Higher courses

A strengthened final exam and externally assessed coursework will replace mandatory unit assessments for qualifications at National 5 and Higher level under proposals outlined by Deputy First Minister John Swinney today.

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College support staff across Scotland will walk out for a second time.

More college strikes announced, says UNISON

College support staff across Scotland will walk out for a second time this month in an increasingly bitter pay row in the troubled further education (FE) sector.

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RMT union to hold referendum ballot

RMT union to hold referendum ballot

Following a meeting of rail union RMT’S executive today, the union is recommending members accept a deal that protects guards and their safety critical role on Scotrail.

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Don’t give a dog a bone, vets warn pet owners

Don’t give a dog a bone, vets warn pet owners

Despite that satisfied look on their faces when they are busy gnawing away on them, dogs should not be given bones, vets are increasingly warning.

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New game aims to help fight cybercrime.

New serious game to boost cybercrime-fighting

Scotland’s ability to combat cybercrime could be massively boosted thanks to a unique partnership between Abertay University, Police Scotland and private company Droman Crime Solutions.

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Bargain hunters are being urged by Scottish cyber security chiefs to be wary of scammers operating on the popular sales website.

Gumtree shoppers can get more than they bargain for

Eagle-eyed shoppers and bargain hunters are being urged by Scottish cyber security chiefs to be wary of scammers operating on a popular classified sales website.

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One in ten to abandon online shopping basket at checkout according to research commissioned by Royal Mail.

One in ten online shoppers abandons shopping basket

One in ten online shoppers abandons their online shopping basket at checkout, when they see how much they could be spending, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail.

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Cricket legend Shane Warne to play practice round with auction winner.

Win the golfing chance of a lifetime!

Amateur golfers have the chance of a lifetime to play alongside many of the world’s leading professionals and celebrity amateurs in the prestigious invitation-only Alfred Dunhill Links Championship held over the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns from October 6-9.

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The charity is urging people to sign up to Feast your Eyes and host a dinner in the dark.

Feast your Eyes on National Eye Health Week

Fight for Sight, the UK’s main eye research charity, is calling on local communities to show their support for National Eye Health Week by signing up to Feast your Eyes and hosting a dinner in the dark.

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A dentist was one of the preferred career choices with parents

Parents aspirations for their children revealed

A new survey has revealed the jobs parents would prefer their children to do when they grow up.

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Three in five parents in Scotland think children should be fitness-tested in schools.

Only 18% of kids in Scotland doing physical activity every day

New research has revealed that only 18% of children are doing physical activity every day.

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Do you seek solace in your garden shed?

One in five Brits hide from kids and partners in the shed

One in five (20%) Brits admit they hide from their partners and children in the garden shed, according to a survey carried out by garden shed experts Shedstore.co.uk

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Allergy sufferers given advice ahead of National Eczema Week.

Experts team up to give allergy advice

More than six million people in the UK suffer with eczema, with one in five children and one in 12 adults diagnosed with the irritating skin condition.

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Do you have old clothes that could be put to good use?

Clothes Aid asks Brits to reclaim their wardrobes

Latest research by the UK’s leading clothing collection agency, Clothes Aid, reveals that as the average Brit has 29 items of clothing which is unwanted in their wardrobes at any one time.

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