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Police Scotland launch campaign to tackle violence

A three-month national campaign to crackdown on Summer violence was launched by Police Scotland today, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

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Parents to spend £468 entertaining their children this summer

Parents to spend £468 entertaining their children this summer

With the summer holidays looming, parents across the UK are expecting to spend £468 on entertaining their children, according to the Post Office Money annual Parents’ Summer Spending report.

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Optimistic or idealistic? Brits paint a rosy picture of the future

Optimistic or idealistic? Brits paint a rosy picture of the future

British people are overwhelmingly optimistic when it comes to considering what may happen to them in the future, research from Cirencester Friendly has shown.

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Sight loss charity encourages the public to don their sunglasses

Sight loss charity encourages the public to don their sunglasses

Leading sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Scotland will be marking National Sunglasses Day today (Tuesday, June 27).

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Wonderful woodland winners honoured

Wonderful woodland winners honoured

Wonderful woodlands and fabulous forests from all across Scotland have been recognised in an annual awards ceremony.

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Record breaking year for Royal Highland Show

Record breaking year for Royal Highland Show

A record breaking 190,000 visitors flocked to the Royal Highland Show over the last four days (22-25 June) demonstrating once again the strength and enduring appeal of Scotland’s iconic celebration of farming, food and rural life.

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Safety of Scotland’s high rise homes to be examined

The safety of Scotland’s high rise tower blocks will be examined by a Holyrood Committee, following the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

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Photos of the sea sought for charity competition

Photos of the sea sought for charity competition

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again calling on photographers to submit images celebrating Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view.

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Livestock worrying crimes reduce during co-ordinated campaign

Livestock worrying crimes reduce during co-ordinated campaign

A Police Scotland co-ordinated rural crime campaign has seen livestock worrying drop by nearly 40 per cent during the spring lambing season, compared to last year.

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Scottish car insurance bills soar by 16.6% in a year

Scottish car insurance bills soar by 16.6% in a year

Drivers are facing accelerating increases in car insurance taking average premiums to £666 as Government compensation rules come into effect, new research1 from insurance research experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

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Working families in Scotland should spend more quality time outdoors

Working families in Scotland should spend more quality time outdoors

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to get active outside to protect their wellbeing.

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UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers

UNISON launch campaign to scrap the 1% pay rise cap on NHS workers

NHS union UNISON have launched a summer of campaign activity calling on the Scottish government to ‘scrap the cap’ on NHS pay, which will include UNISON members lobbying Scottish Government ministers on pay as they carry out their annual round of NHS board reviews.

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UK Coastguard issues beach safety plea

UK Coastguard issues beach safety plea

UK Coastguard has issued a plea for parents to keep a close eye on their children at the beach this weekend after responding to 68 separate missing children reports last weekend (17-18 June) across the UK Coast.

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Study to assess damage to Scotland’s hills from bulldozed tracks

Study to assess damage to Scotland’s hills from bulldozed tracks

Conservation bodies are calling on outdoor enthusiasts to help them assess the damage caused to Scotland’s iconic mountains by controversial vehicle tracks.

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Ensure children are safe on Scotland’s farms and crofts this summer

Ensure children are safe on Scotland’s farms and crofts this summer

With Scottish schools starting to break up for the holidays next week, NFU Scotland is warning farmers and crofters of the dangers of letting children play on farm during the summer.

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What Scottish women want revealed

What Scottish women want revealed

It’s the age old question – what do women want in men? What’s more important, height? Muscles? Beards?

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Drivers support diesel scrappage scheme: survey

Drivers support diesel scrappage scheme: survey

Around two thirds of UK road users would support a scrappage scheme for older diesel cars, vans and lorries in an effort to get the worst polluting vehicles off our roads, according to a survey by IAM RoadSmart.

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Brits name stars they’d most like to bring back for festival

Brits name stars they’d most like to bring back for festival

New research has revealed which late musicians people would most like to see perform at a festival if they hadn’t passed away.

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New poll shows public support for child benefit top up

New poll shows public support for child benefit top up

A recent poll carried out for the Poverty Alliance, found that almost 65 per cent of people in Scotland support topping up child benefit by £5 per week.

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Policing 2026 strategy published

Policing 2026 strategy published

A ten-year strategy to ensure Police Scotland is equipped to tackle new and emerging threats has been published.

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