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John’s ‘green’ legacy marches from strength to strength

This weekend the John Muir Way celebrates the third anniversary of what’s now a famous 134-mile coast to coast route enjoyed by countless thousands.

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Meeting on airport flight paths is called

Meeting on airport flight paths is called

A public meeting to discuss Edinburgh Airport’s controversial flight path proposals has been arranged for next week.

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Beverley Knight is going on tour this summer

Beverley Knight is bringing some Memphis soul to Scotland ...

Following the release of her latest Top 10 album last year singer, songwriter and actress Beverley Knight is embarking on a new UK tour for summer 2017.

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Dad who lost family to heart disease now fighting for every heartbeat

Dad who lost family to heart disease now fighting for every heartbeat

Pensioner James McDonald survived double heart bypass surgery to beat the odds - then suffered the anguish of seeing a son and step-daughter both die of heart attacks less than a decade later - and just three years apart.

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Food recall after pieces of metal found in trimmed beans

Food recall after pieces of metal found in trimmed beans

Morrisons is recalling packets of its own-brand trimmed beans over fears they could contain pieces of metal.

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M80 slip road to close overnight on Wednesday

M80 slip road to close overnight on Wednesday

Essential carriageway repair works are to be carried out on the M80 on Wednesday night.

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Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson.

New curbs against drug-driving

Drug-driving limits and roadside testing will be introduced in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has announced.

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Muscle, bone and joint injuries are looked up more than any other conditions.

Revealed: Conditions researched most on national health website

New statistics have revealed that Scots looking for health information online look at muscle, bone and joint injuries more than any other condition.

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Pet of the Week: Pedro

Pet of the Week: Pedro

The Scottish SPCA is looking for a new home for Pedro – an inquisitive cat who loves to get his nose into everything.

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Grangemouth Childrens Day Queen for 2017 Kara Wilson

Kara’s fairytale big day beckons

What could be better than enjoying the biggest, most exciting day of your young life with all your best pals?

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Sheriff Craig Caldwell dealt with a reluctant witness at court last week

Witness says he was ‘too busy’ to attend court

A witness who failed to turn up to a trial because he was too busy was told he was lucky he was not getting locked up.

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Nan and Murray McIntyre celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary this week

Grans set diamond couple off on their way

If it had not been for their grannies’ intervention over 60 years ago a Falkirk couple may not have been celebrating their diamond anniversary this week.

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Jack Marshall founded the business 35 years ago

Surge in demand leads to expansion

Tapside Coffee Machine Rentals is celebrating its 35th anniversary with expansion plans and the creation of new jobs.

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Appeal for witnesses after man dies in crash

Appeal for witnesses after man dies in crash

Police in Forth Valley are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a road accident.

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Katie Sneddon started a pressure group calling for a review into mental health services for children

Mums and dads will have a say in national review

Parents who claim mental health care services are failing their children have welcomed a review they will be able to take part in.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Gary Hayes, managing director of Campers Scotland Ltd, at the launch of the new EcoCamper range

Gateway to increase in staff and turnover

A company which prides itself on being Scotland’s leading campervan importer and conversion company aims to triple its turnover by 2019.

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Annette Tonner (front right) with Michael Matheson MSP and other guests at last Thursday's launch

Enterprise idea will boost jobs

A recruitment and training firm with the community at its heart has been launched.

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Doctor Craig R Martin, top, believes Junes general election is a chance to topple Theresa Mays Tories, while SNP MPs Martyn Day, left, and John McNally will have to stand for election again if they want to retain their seats

Prime minister’s election call could backfire according to Labour member

A local politician believes Theresa May’s call for a snap general election is a chance for the UK to finally get the Tories out of government.

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Friday 21st April is the official day of tea (AKA National Tea Day).

Survey reveals which city drinks the most tea

Today, Friday, April 21 is the official day of tea (AKA National Tea Day).

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