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VIDEO: Take a virtual ride on Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25m rollercoaster

It’s a popular holiday destination for thousands of Scots and now Blackpool Pleasure Beach bosses have announced a new £16.25m rollercoaster for the park.

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North Rona could have been turned into a penal outpost

When Rona could have been Scotland’s own Devil’s Island

Devil’s Island, Robben Island, Asinara, Pianosa, Alcatraz – all prisons remote and with very little chance of escape... and little hope. But 150 years ago a small island in the Hebrides could have joined that list, its merit resting on the belief that it would “have all the terrors and none of the attractions of transportation to Australia”.

Debbie Clarke looks at the case put in 1852 for turning North Rona into a penal colony on Stornoway’s doorstep.

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Lock 7 under construction, 1923. Photo: J.A. McDonald. Brock University Alan Sykes Welland Canal Collection.

Workers’ memorial group seeks details on canal’s tragic Scottish cousins

The Welland Canal in Ontario, Canada, links Lake Ontario and Lake Erie and forms a key section of the St Lawrence Seaway.

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Baljaffray 2005 FC raise cash for Macmillan Cancer charity

Baljaffray 2005 FC raise cash for Macmillan Cancer charity

Baljaffray 2005 Football Club boys recently took part in a 5k run around the waterworks in Milngavie.

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Women across the UK would strike hormonal and hysterical from day to day vocabulary.

British women weigh in on the words they want banned

Bird is most definitely not the word, according to a new study published today.

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Billington's Deli, Lenzie, Winner of best Deli in Glasgow 2014. Mark and Sue Billington and employee Claire Stevenson.

Billington’s shortlisted in BBC Good Food Guide comp

Billington’s delicatessen in Lenzie is hoping to regain its title of Glasgow’s Best Independent Food Shop - after it was announced as one of the 10 shortlist in the BBC Good Food Show competition.

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The Beano is getting an update

Do you remember these kids’ comics from your childhood?

Kids’ favourite The Beano is getting a revamp. The DC Thompson-published comic has had its print edition redesigned and has launched a brand-new website they’re calling the ‘Ultimate Feed of Awesome’.

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A user tries out Oculus Rift (Photo: PA)

Oculus Rift has arrived in the UK, and it’s (almost) amazing

Tired of normal reality? Don’t worry, there’s an alternative.

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Quiz: Match the famous Scots with their quotes

Quiz: Match the famous Scots with their quotes

Do you know your Robert Burns from your Sir Walter Scott? Billy Connolly from Frankie Boyle?

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WATCH: The world’s biggest bouncy castle ...

This is the world’s biggest bouncy castle - and it’s for adults!

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Shopkins Smoothie Truck. Picture: PRNewsFoto/Toys 'R' Us.

Toys ‘R’ Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain’s biggest toy store have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids’ Christmas lists this year - and it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.

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Revealed: The 25 worst online passwords

Revealed: The 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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Is this Nessie? Pic: Contributed

Most convincing picture of the Loch Ness monster ever taken?

A whisky warehouse worker has taken a picture of what could be one of the most convincing Loch Ness Monster sightings to date.

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How good are you at lipreading? Take the test

How good are you at lipreading? Take the test

People around the country are being challenged to see how they would cope without their hearing to mark Lipreading Awareness Week.

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David Bowie, eligible for airplay on Radio Dead

Radio Dead - the new station playing only deceased artists

Dead air - that moment when the music unexpectedly stops - is the greatest fear of the radio DJ.

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The new-look Sindy

Sindy doll returns with a makeover

One of the most popular British toys of all time is making a comeback.

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Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

With the advancement in technology over the years the current generation is more interested in PlayStations and iPads these days than playing outdoors.

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Firestarter by The Prodigy was one of the top 10 unusual funeral songs. Pic: Katy Blackwood

Revealed: The Top 10 most unusual music requests at funerals

A Top 10 with a difference has been revealed - of the most unusual music requests made for funerals.

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A Crane Fly AKA Daddy Longlegs. Pic: Shutterstock

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs heading our way

Dislike creep crawlies? Well, brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddy longlegs.

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One of the largest, free Scottish events dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs is being held at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

Kidz to Adultz Scotland event

One of the largest, free Scottish events dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs is being held at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh.

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