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Christmas costs expected to reach until spring

On average UK adults spent £158 more than they intended over the Christmas period, according to research from Post Office Money Credit Cards, with only 30 per cent managing to keep within their budget.

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The Scotsman reporters' room, 1948.

BBC documentary celebrates 200 years of The Scotsman

As The Scotsman prepares to celebrate its 200th birthday from Wednesday 25th January, its full story is about to be told in a major new television documentary, airing tonight on BBC Two Scotland, at 9pm.

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Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell.

Projects given a sporting chance

Six projects that will deliver programmes to improve access to physical activities for people across Scotland are sharing £210,000 of funding.

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The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods. The move has been backed by Shona Robison, health secretary.

Review of health and care public holiday services

The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods.

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A report has been published by the Institute of Physics.

Physics businesses bring in over £15 bn to the Scottish economy

Physics-based industries contribute more than £15 bn annually to the Scottish economy and are responsible for the employment of more than half a million people, according to a new report published today by the Institute of Physics.

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Consumers in Scotland are splashing cash on new goals they are likely to give up on before the end of January.

Scots spend £121 a month on broken New Year resolutions

With each New Year comes New Year resolutions, but research reveals consumers in Scotland are splashing cash on new goals they are likely to give up on before the end of January.

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Royal Voluntary Service has revealed over 432,000 people in Scotland aged 55 and over plan to volunteer in 2017.

Older people to boost workforce in 2017

With increased pressure on health and social care expected throughout 2017, thousands of older people in Scotland plan to step in and help ease the burden by gifting their time.

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Children give the lowdown on their dream homes.

Kids describe their dream homes

Kids have the wildest imaginations, and it seems this is definitely true when it comes to what they want from their future home.

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UK working parents can save more than �50 every week by sending their children to breakfast clubs.

School breakfast clubs a ‘lifeline’

New research reveals a third of today’s working British mums would have to give up work if it wasn’t for the support of school breakfast clubs.

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Movie lovers in Scotland are the biggest snackers when watching movies in the UK

Scots are the biggest movie snackers!

Movie lovers in Scotland are the biggest snackers, according to a new survey.

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The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships attracts more than 700 young people from around 120 schools.

Last chance for youngsters to pipe up for Championships

Time is running out for schools across Scotland to get their entries in for the world’s biggest schools pipe band event before the final deadline for this year passes.

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60% of Scots would get a Friday feeling on Blue Monday by finding a fiver in their pocket.

Don’t let January 16 make you blue!

This Monday, January 16, otherwise known as Blue Monday, is renowned for being the most depressing day of the year.

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Scottish students are best in the UK for understanding financial jargon.

Scots students most financially savvy in the UK

Students at Scottish universities are more financially savvy than their UK counterparts, according to new research commissioned by the UK’s largest specialist student lender, Future Finance.

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Derek Mackay visited Mad Hatters Coffee House in Paisley today (Friday).

Finance Secretary announces support for small business

More than half of all commercial properties will pay no business rates in 2017-18, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said today.

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Lucky or unlucky... Do you suffer from Triskaidekaphobia, a fear of Friday the 13th?

A third of Brits are petrified by Friday 13th

Tomorrow a third of Britons are expected to change their plans as its Friday the 13th, the traditional day of bad luck. This phobia is so common in Britain that it now has its own special name, Triskaidekaphobia - a fear of Friday the 13th.

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Latest statistics show an increase in the number of students engaged in higher education.

Student numbers increase in Higher Education

Latest statistics show an increase in the number of students engaged in higher education in Scotland’s HEIs or colleges in 2015-16, with the number of Scottish domiciled full-time first degree entrants now 12 per cent higher than 2006-07.

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A new film shows how to spot the signs of dometic abuse. Pic: John Devlin.

Spotting the signs of domestic abuse

A powerful film showing how professionals such as GPs, dentists, hairdressers and emergency workers, can help to spot the signs of domestic abuse has been unveiled.

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Top tips on driving in winter weather

Top tips on driving in winter weather

Blessed with a moderate climate, the UK doesn’t experience extreme winter weather as often as some countries, but when the snow and ice does hit, the consequences can be severe.

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Arctic blast to cause misery for households

Arctic blast to cause misery for households

The UK is set to be hit by freezing temperatures and snow as an artic blast sweeps across the nation.

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Don’t leave your tyre safety out in the cold

Don’t leave your tyre safety out in the cold

With Met Office yellow warnings of snow and below zero temperatures across much of the UK forecast for the end of this week TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, is urging motorists to ensure their tyres are suitable for the adverse driving conditions.

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