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Petition seeks to protect hedgehogs

A petition calling for hedgehogs to become a protected species has attracted over 43,000 online signatures.

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Three in every four adults in Scotland think that empty homes directly cause anti-social behaviour, a new survey has revealed. Pic: Shelter Scotland.

Around 75 per cent of Scots think empty homes cause anti-social behaviour

Three in every four adults in Scotland think that empty homes directly cause anti-social behaviour, a new survey has revealed.

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Employers are being blamed for contributing to obesity levels.

Scottish workers blame employers for contributing to obesity

Two in five Scottish workers claim their employers have directly contributed to higher levels of obesity, according to new research.

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Advice issued for employers ahead of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Advice for employers ahead of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Workplace expert, Acas, has launched new guidance today to help employers prepare for potential issues that could arise during the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro next month.

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The Black Watch Castle and Museum

Summer activities at the Black Watch Castle and Museum

The Black Watch Castle and Museum is Perth’s must visit destination this summer.

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A new study has revealed that men are spending more time chatting on the phone than women.

New study shows men just can’t leave their phone alone!

A new innovative experiment has revealed that men spend more time chatting on the phone than women.

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With the football season underway, many pubs will be showing live games.

Pubs urged not to fall foul of TV Licensing

With the new Scottish football season now underway, many pubs and clubs will be showing live games on their TV screens.

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Provost Oswald who was joined by her daughters Kirsten and Linsey and grandchildren Harry, Tom, Isla and Evie at the Race for Life in Dundee.

Angus Provost gives cancer charity a cash boost after taking part in Race for Life

Angus Provost Helen Oswald was among the thousands of participants at last month’s Race for Life event in Dundee, raising £2025 for Cancer Research.

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The pandas are still a big attraction at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo wants you to get close to its animals, discovers Deborah Punshon

It’s not everyday you feed a two-ton rhino or make dinner for a family of hungry armadillos.

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Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station yesterday and today starkly illustrate the changing nature of the British summer.  Credit:  NEODAAS/University of Dundee.

What a difference a day makes ...

These satellite images show the unpredictability of the British summer.

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Visitors to the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle are in for a special treat with the arrival of three healthy osprey chicks. Credit: Forest Enterprise Scotland.

Healthy osprey chicks are a new attraction at a Scottish visitor centre

Visitors to the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle are in for a special treat with the arrival of three healthy osprey chicks.

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New bill aims to combat child poverty in Scotland. Credit: Ian Georgeson.

New legislation aims to tackle child poverty in Scotland

Scotland is set to bring forward legislation to tackle the ‘deep-rooted’ causes of child poverty.

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Heather Morning with Pok�mon characters found in the Cairngorms.

Search for Pokémon in the Cairngorms ... safely

Pokémon Go fans can enjoy searching for characters in the Cairngorm mountains, but experts are urging them to do so safely.

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A helpline is available for young people

Help is available whatever the exam result ...

More than 142,000 pupils in Scotland will receive their National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher

results next month.

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North Sea oil and gas workers to strike for the first time in a generation.

North Sea oil and gas workers set to strike

Almost 400 members of Unite and RMT unions working for Wood Group across eight Shell oil and gas platforms in the North Sea will be striking for the first time in a generation.

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Scotrail strike picket line at Waverley Station in Edinburgh. Credit:  Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

Two new dates of rail strike action announced

RMT union members working for ScotRail have announced a further two days of strike action.

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A new strategy aims to protect thousands of homes and properties against flooding.

Strategy to protect 10,000 homes from flooding

More than 10,000 families are to benefit from a 10-year strategy to protect homes in many of Scotland’s most flood-prone communities.

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The importance of keeping our eyes safe this summer.

Keeping our eyes safe this summer

When it comes to staying safe in the sun we all know how to protect our skin, but what about our eyes?

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Driving test changes to improve road safety

Driving test changes to improve road safety

Millions of newly qualified drivers will be better prepared for life on the road under changes to the driving test that will better reflect real life driving.

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The Magic Numbers - headlining at Butefest 2016

Butefest 2016 - counting down to Rothesay’s great music festival

The countdown is on to Butefest - the island’s own three-day festival of live music.

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