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Sturgeon pledges to listen to young people in care

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today pledged to listen to 1,000 young people with experience of care.

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Tesco colleagues in Scotland are preparing to hold their own mini-festival to raise funds for the National Charity Partnership.

Tesco staff to Rock the Shop for charity

Tesco colleagues in Scotland are preparing to hold their own mini-festival to raise funds for the National Charity Partnership, a partnership between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco.

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Recorded crime at a 42 year low

Recorded crime in Scotland is at its lowest level since 1974 according to new figures released today (Tuesday, September 27).

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Formula 1 star Jenson Button has also backed the Stay Bright campaign.

IAM RoadSmart backs safety initiative

IAM RoadSmart is backing the FIA’s Stay Bright campaign, which is encouraging youngsters to wear bright reflective clothing on their way to and from school as the days get shorter.

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More than four out of ten Scottish workers believe disability is a barrier in peoples careers.

Disability still seen as a barrier to career progression

Nearly half (43 per cent) of Scottish workers believe disability is still a barrier to career progression, despite anti-discrimination legislation.

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Some of the different kinds of sight-loss.

Number of Scots with sight loss could double by 2030

Warnings that the number of Scots with sight loss could potentially double by 2030 have been voiced at the end of a national awareness week to highlight the importance of eye-health.

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Over a quarter of households face unexpected energy bill shocks by not supplying regular meter readings.

A quarter of households face energy bill shock

Over a quarter (26%) of households – equivalent to over seven million homes – face unexpected energy bill shock by not supplying regular meter readings, according to new analysis by uSwitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service.

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Tackling hate crime should be a priority for the whole of society, according to a new report.

Tackling hate crime should be a priority: report

Addressing the issue of hate crime should be a priority for the whole of society, according to an independent report published recently.

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The Buzzcocks

The Buzzcocks: Still Going Steady

There are few groups who were born in the chaotic early days of the British punk scene that have created a more lasting impact than the Buzzcocks.

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A survey by hitched.co.uk reveals the average cost of a wedding has risen to the highest its ever been.

Average cost of a wedding soars to over £25,000

A survey by hitched.co.uk, the UK’s largest wedding website, has revealed the average cost of a wedding in 2016 to be £25,090 – the highest it’s ever been and up 21% from the last study.

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72 per cent of football fans have heard homophobic abuse.

Homophobic views still prevalent in sport, research shows

New ICM research for Stonewall into homophobic, biphobic and transphobic attitudes and experiences among sports fans shows that abuse is still regularly heard at live sporting events.

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Third of prospective homebuyers (30 per cent) see the deposit as the biggest barrier to homeownership.

Over eight million expect to never own their own home

Four in every 10 renters (40 per cent) expect to be renting forever, according to the latest Post Office Money Mortgages report.

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Safe Drive Stay Alive secures funding from sponsors.

Safe Drive Stay Alive campaign set to continue

The future of a long-running road safety show which helps inform the next generation of drivers of the potential risks they face has been secured by generous sponsors.

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Changes to National 5 and Higher assessments have been proposed by John Swinney.

Exam changes for National 5 and Higher courses

A strengthened final exam and externally assessed coursework will replace mandatory unit assessments for qualifications at National 5 and Higher level under proposals outlined by Deputy First Minister John Swinney today.

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College support staff across Scotland will walk out for a second time.

More college strikes announced, says UNISON

College support staff across Scotland will walk out for a second time this month in an increasingly bitter pay row in the troubled further education (FE) sector.

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RMT union to hold referendum ballot

RMT union to hold referendum ballot

Following a meeting of rail union RMT’S executive today, the union is recommending members accept a deal that protects guards and their safety critical role on Scotrail.

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Don’t give a dog a bone, vets warn pet owners

Don’t give a dog a bone, vets warn pet owners

Despite that satisfied look on their faces when they are busy gnawing away on them, dogs should not be given bones, vets are increasingly warning.

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New game aims to help fight cybercrime.

New serious game to boost cybercrime-fighting

Scotland’s ability to combat cybercrime could be massively boosted thanks to a unique partnership between Abertay University, Police Scotland and private company Droman Crime Solutions.

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Bargain hunters are being urged by Scottish cyber security chiefs to be wary of scammers operating on the popular sales website.

Gumtree shoppers can get more than they bargain for

Eagle-eyed shoppers and bargain hunters are being urged by Scottish cyber security chiefs to be wary of scammers operating on a popular classified sales website.

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One in ten to abandon online shopping basket at checkout according to research commissioned by Royal Mail.

One in ten online shoppers abandons shopping basket

One in ten online shoppers abandons their online shopping basket at checkout, when they see how much they could be spending, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail.

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