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Steak out a lunch treat

I don’t want to rub salt in the wounds of hard-working colleagues, but there’s nothing nicer when you have a day off – and particularly when it’s normally one of the busiest of the week – to go for a relaxing and long lunch.

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Experts had warned of a 9 per cent rise in the cost of Prosecco.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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In good stead...Iain and Jacqui have transformed  a rundown part of the steading into a four bedroom guest house.

Falkirk features in 300 Farmers of Scotland

With 16,000 farmers the length and breadth of Scotland, there’s a rich seam of talent in our country.

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James Fitzmorris

James Fitzmorris – Polmont air ace

I was talking this week to my friend Kenny Baird of Bo’ness Hill Climb fame when the conversation turned to First World War aeroplanes and in particular the exploits of the Polmont air ace Major James Fitzmorris.

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Helping hand...this taxi driver knows how to treat those with sight loss, and their guide dogs. Sadly, others dont.

Stop treating us like second class citizens...

Imagine you were turned away from a shop, restaurant or pub or ordered a taxi to take you home only to be told by the driver that you weren’t welcome.

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Video: Distillery cat was just ‘feline’ like a holiday!

The well-loved cat of one of Scotland’s most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently.

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The Humanist Society Scotland can now authorise its own celebrants.

Holyrood makes it easier for Humanists to appoint celebrants

A new provision approved by The Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) will see Humanist Society Scotland officially recognised as the first non-religious organisation to be ‘prescribed’ under the 1977 Marriage Act.

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How to get your FREE Subway sandwich this Valentine’s Day...

It’s the day of love, and one fast food chain is marking it with a very special giveaway.

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Veteran Dennis Bolter during a previous trip to Normandy.

Chance for veterans to pay their respects

A national armed forces charity is looking for all surviving D-Day veterans to take part in a series of special trips funded by HM Treasury.

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Pic by: Rahim Packir Saibo/Flickr

Quiz: How much do you know about Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is just a day away, but how much do you know about the heart-shaped holiday?

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5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

As a new parent, exercise is often the furthest thing from your mind - but in order to match the energy levels of your little ones, finding time for fitness is key.

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11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

Trying to get into a pub or club when you’re underage is a universal rite of passage. Unfortunately, more often than not said ‘passage’ is blocked by a brute of a doorman.

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Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in 10 workers fear they will never be able to retire, according to new research.

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Segway time...SWI is no longer just all about jam and Jerusalem

It’s the SWI but less admin and more Facebook

Segway racing, social media and rum tasting – not the activities you would expect from the ladies of the women’s institute.

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The opening of Dawson Park in 1904 and (below) Powfoulis, the family home of the Dawsons.

One name that can’t be avoided in Bainsford

One name that is hard to avoid if you live down Bainsford way is Dawson. There is a street and a park as well as the Dawson Community Centre, the Dawson Mission and, of course, the former Dawson Park school, now renamed and relocated to Stenhousemuir.

Nostalgia
Raymond Macdonald and Christian Ferlaino with Jane Gardner at the launch of the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema 2017.

Silent Film Festival returns to the Hippodrome

Sometimes, no words are needed. And the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema proves that stories can be funny, touching, scary and exciting, without a single one being spoken.

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Royal Mail is installing 150 new postboxes across Scotland.

Royal Mail boxing clever with expanded service

Postal coverage in Scotland is about to improve with the addition of around 150 new postboxes.

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Trash can styles win out for pupils

Trash can styles win out for pupils

Pupils from Braes High School have been shortlisted for the grand final of trash fashion competition Junk Kouture taking place at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on February 9.

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Scouts Scotland is giving youngsters more say on activities.

Scouts become Youth Approved

Scouts Scotland is involving its members more in setting its agenda to that every part of Scouting becomes “Youth Approved”.

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Hairdresser John Gillespie has invented the Arconic hairbrush

New Scottish hairbrush is ahead of the curve

A new type of brush that’s creating waves in hairdressing is proudly made in Scotland.

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