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Two in three Scots not eating enough fish

Nearly two thirds of Scots (66%) are eating fish only once a week or less, a World Cancer Research Fund survey has found. However, people should aim to eat fish at least twice a week, according to the charity.

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Nursery teachers may be sent to teach in some primary schools due to teacher shortages.

Parents in Scotland spend just 44 minutes a day talking to their children

Parents in Scotland only spend 44 minutes a day talking to their children, according to new research.

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The Cairngorms national park

Scots say national parks are their favourite places to visit

With National Parks Week around the corner (July 24 to 30), a new poll has revealed that Scottish people rate national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty as their top places to visit and that it’s the mood-boosting potential of a place that makes it special to them.

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New statistics reveal Scots aren’t leaving their comfort zone

New statistics reveal Scots aren’t leaving their comfort zone

Almost half (47 per cent) of people in Scotland don’t venture outside of their comfort zones and fear that one day they might live to regret it.

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Ministerial Working Group on building and fire safety

Ministerial Working Group on building and fire safety

The third meeting of a Ministerial Working Group, convened to examine building and fire safety regulatory frameworks, has taken place.

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81% consider the washing machine an appliance they could not live without

81% consider the washing machine an appliance they could not live without

Britain has become a nation reliant on appliances, unable to carry out basic tasks without the help of a gadget, according to new research.

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Scotland votes Ed Sheeran best songwriter of today

Scotland votes Ed Sheeran best songwriter of today

As if two-time Grammy and three-time Brit Award-winner Ed Sheeran needed more accolades, he’s just been named as the best songwriter working today by more than half (51 per cent) of 16-24 year olds and more than a third (36 per cent) of all respondents in a new poll.

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42% of parents rely on technology for peace and quiet

42% of parents rely on technology for peace and quiet

A new survey has revealed 60 per cent of parents are concerned that social media is having a negative effect on childhood development with nearly a quarter (22 per cent) recognising that they themselves are setting a bad example!

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Research shows private landlords are out of touch with tenants

Research shows private landlords are out of touch with tenants

New research conducted by leading online letting agent Upad has discovered there is a huge disconnect between what tenants and what private landlords think they want.

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Flap-free Scottish glamping on the rise, say parks

Flap-free Scottish glamping on the rise, say parks

More younger people than ever are visiting Scotland, thanks to the popularity of fresh-air holidays which don’t involve the flap of putting up a tent.

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Trade body warning on dangers of Giant Hogweed

Trade body warning on dangers of Giant Hogweed

National trade body The Property Care Association is urging caution as the invasive weed Giant Hogweed takes hold this summer.

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Scottish regions hit by highest quarterly increase in car insurance costs

Scottish regions hit by highest quarterly increase in car insurance costs

Drivers in Scotland have recently been hit by some of the steepest quarterly rises in the cost of car insurance of any part of the UK. That’s according to Confused.com’s Q2 2017 car insurance price index, powered by Willis Towers Watson.

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Most Scottish businesses prepared for Brexit, survey says

Most Scottish businesses prepared for Brexit, survey says

The majority of middle market businesses in Scotland are prepared for an EU-exit, according to a new YouGov survey, the Brexit Monitor, commissioned by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM.

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Michael Matheson, MSP

Vision and priorities for justice announced

An ambitious new strategy to create safer, just and more resilient communities across Scotland was unveiled by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson today.

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Revealed: The UK’s ten worst sickie excuses used to get out of work

Revealed: The UK’s ten worst sickie excuses used to get out of work

Almost eight in ten UK employees have called in sick in the past year, according to new survey findings, with Facebook relationship politics and party injuries uncovered as some of the worst sickie excuses used to get out of work.

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Equifax warns of under 25s becoming more vulnerable to scams

Equifax warns of under 25s becoming more vulnerable to scams

The latest YouGov research commissioned by Equifax reveals how the online behaviour of 18 to 24 year-olds could result in them falling victim to fraudsters.

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Michael Matheson, MSP

Prisons reform milestone as justice ‘vision’ launched

The transformation of Scotland’s female prison estate reaches a key milestone on Tuesday (July 11) as demolition work begins at HMP & YOI Cornton Vale.

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Samuel L Jackson to the fore as top partner for golfing Scots

Samuel L Jackson to the fore as top partner for golfing Scots

Pulp Fiction star Samuel L Jackson is the celebrity that most Scots would like to play a round of golf with, according to a survey for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

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Families Need Fathers Scotland has launched www.sharedparenting.info, a new information and discussion website.

‘Families Need Fathers’ launch new website

The charity Families Need Fathers (FNF) Scotland has launched a new website to raise awareness of the benefits of parents sharing the care of their children after they separate.

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A fifth of Scots have no savings, a bank survey has found

Scots have average of £12,500 in savings, study reveals

Whether saving for home renovations, for a holiday or for their children’s futures, the amount that Britons have tucked away differs vastly throughout the country; from less than £2,000 to more than £13,000, on average.

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