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Casualties after care home fire

Five people were taken to hospital with minor injuries following a fire at a Kincardine care home.

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Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised

Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised

Compared to those who work, and in contrast to many popular perceptions, older people who are retired, home-makers, unemployed, or not working because of sickness or disability are more likely to feel that their status results in poorer social and mental engagement and lower self-esteem, according to a new study.

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5.3 million adults want to see their life in words

5.3 million adults want to see their life in words

One in ten UK adults, equivalent to 5.3 million people, intend or would like to write their autobiography, according to new findings from Type & Tell, the leading self-publishing company.

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Royal Mail has revealed a new stamp issue featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years.

Royal Mail issues special stamps to celebrate iconic children’s toys

Royal Mail has revealed a new stamp issue featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years.

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Pictures: Michael Gillen

Elderly people evacuated after fire spreads through care home

Dozens of elderly residents were evacuated after fire badly damaged a care home.

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05-11-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. FALKIRK. Upper Newmarket Street. Exterior of St Andrew's West Church.

Man robbed at Falkirk bus stop

The hunt is underway for a man who robbed a 60-year-old as he waited at the bus stop.

Crime
Pair assaulted by gang after leaving Grangemouth pub

Pair assaulted by gang after leaving Grangemouth pub

A couple were assaulted in the early hours of Saturday after leaving a Grangemouth pub.

Crime
Nursing home evacuated after fire

Nursing home evacuated after fire

Elderly residents of a nursing home have been evacuated after a fire broke out this afternoon.

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Scott Thomson has turned his life around  after a decade of alcohol abuse. Picture: Michael Gillen

‘I didn’t really have a life and before I knew it I had lost everything’

At one stage in his life Scott Thomson was downing up to nine litres of cider a day.

Health
Eilidh Doyle and Bran get the SSPCA campaign off the ground. Picture: Peter Devlin

Eilidh Doyle gets SSPCA campaign off to a flier

Team GB track star Eilidh Doyle made sure the Scottish SPCA’s first-ever ‘Pound for Paws’ event got off to a flier when she got the campaign out of the starting blocks.

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Indecent assault on train

Indecent assault on train

A train passenger who pulled up the skirt of a woman is being hunted by police

Crime
The myth of the ‘relaxing bath’ revealed

The myth of the ‘relaxing bath’ revealed

A national survey conducted by Faith in Nature reveals that only 4% of us find time to luxuriate in a relaxing bath, revealing that the ‘relaxing bath’ is just a myth.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

Politics
First Minister’s Reading Challenge expands

First Minister’s Reading Challenge expands

A scheme to encourage literacy and a love of reading in young people is being expanded to secondary schools across Scotland.

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Bought alcohol for children to drink

Bought alcohol for children to drink

Christopher Roy (32) purchased five bottles of Mad Dog and a bottle of Buckfast for 13 and 14-year-olds to consume.

Crime
Don't leave your dog in the car without ventilation on a hot day.

Social experiment shows hundreds of people ignoring distressed dog in hot car

Hundreds of people ignored the distressed cries of a dog trapped in a hot car in a social experiment caught on film.

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Sarah Glendinning is pictured with her children Kairan and Jaimie.

£3 million boost for Edinburgh and Glasgow cancer centres

Scientists and doctors in Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer.

Health
Baby Box registrations reach 10,000

Baby Box registrations reach 10,000

Almost 10,000 parents have registered to receive a Baby Box and more than 500 have been delivered in the first week of the national roll-out.

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Mairi Davies, climate change manager for Historic Environment Scotland with David Barnes, litter & flytipping manager, Zero Waste Scotland. Photo: � Sandy young Photograph.

Zero Waste Scotland launches new partnership approach to prevent litter

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a nationwide initiative calling on businesses, local authorities and other organisations to help cut the cost of litter clean-up and join forces to prevent it from happening in their communities.

Environment
Drunk kicked bin then hurled abuse at police

Drunk kicked bin then hurled abuse at police

A drunken thug kicked a bin over and then turned his attention on police and the public to hurl vile sectarian and sexual taunts at them.

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