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Survey reveals support for a ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation system

Two thirds of people support a ‘soft’ opt-out organ donation system, a new survey has revealed.

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School pipe band competition

Success at contest is not just a pipe dream

Pupils will be pitching their musical skills against youngsters from across Scotland in the world’s largest schools pipe band competition.

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Cat owners across Scotland are being asked to help protect the Scottish wildcat.

‘Supercats’ can help protect the Scottish wildcat

Cat owners across Scotland are being asked to help protect a highly endangered native species, the Scottish wildcat.

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With little variation across the country, it only the  Scots who will be broadening their pancake palette and experimenting with a variety of toppings.

Top that – Scots are the most adventurous on Pancake Day

On this Shrove Tuesday, Brits aren’t expected to be particularly adventurous when it comes to pancakes with nearly half (43 per cent) opting for the classic lemon and sugar topping ...

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Fancy a wander through a giant inflatable bowel? Well now you can!

It’s a first for Glasgow - a giant inflatable bowel!

Bowel Cancer UK is giving Glaswegians the chance to walk inside an inflatable bowel when it comes to Scotland for the first time on Saturday, April 1 from 10am – 4pm on Argyle Street, Glasgow to launch the beginning of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. (And, no it’s not an April fool).

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Bearsden community hub is going to be completed soon.

New Bearsden Community Hub will open on Monday

An exciting new facility in Bearsden - the new community hub - is going to open its doors to customers on Monday, March 6.

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Officers from Police Scotland are to visit farms and agricultural suppliers across the country to warn of the dangers which illegal and counterfeit pesticides pose to the integrity of the food chain, and to peoples health.

Police warning about the dangers of illegal pesticides

Officers from Police Scotland are to visit farms and agricultural suppliers across the country to warn of the dangers which illegal and counterfeit pesticides pose to the integrity of the food chain, and to peoples’ health.

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Boclair House Hotel

Boclair House Hotel named ‘Wedding Hotel of the Year’

Boclair House Hotel in Bearsden has been named ‘Wedding Hotel of the Year’ at the recent Prestige Scottish Hotel Awards.

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A sea of yellow ready to walk through Glasgow to raise money for the Cancer Charity.   Photograph by Alan Peebles

Charity pledges £14 million to fight cancer

As it marks its third anniversary Beatson Cancer Charity, one of Scotland’s leading cancer charities, has confirmed that in its first three years it has pledged over £14 million in its determination to beat cancer.

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View are being sought as part of Police Scotlands public consultation.

Public consulted on future of Police Scotland

People across Scotland are being invited to contribute their views on the futre direction of the police force.

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The new Fairtrade film shows the condensed journey of our produce  from the beginning of the supply chain, where workers toil away in rough conditions, directly to the end of the journey, where we bring the produce into our homes.

New Fairtrade film challenges Scots not to feed exploitation

New research published shows that an impressive 84 per cent of Scotland’s residents drink tea or coffee at break time, but one in five (21 per cent) “never think” about who produces their food and drink.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police hunt thugs who attacked bus driver

Police have launched a hunt for thugs who assualted a bus driver in Springburn last week.

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DVLA is reminding motorists that there is just over one month to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force for all cars and some motor homes that are first registered from April 1, 2017.

New vehicle tax rates to be introduced

DVLA is reminding motorists that there is just over one month to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force for all cars and some motor homes that are first registered from April 1, 2017.

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Save The Children in Bearsden needs volunteers.

Could you spare a few hours to help Save The Children?

Save the Children are looking for a team of volunteers to help run their shop in Bearsden.

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Pictured are, left to right, Catriona Blacker, Robert Howatt, Councillor Frank McAveety, Senga Murray (centre manager) and  David Williams, chief officer for Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership.

A senior citizens’ centre to be proud of

A new day care centre for older people in north east Glasgow has been opened by Glasgow City Council leader Councillor Frank McAveety.

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Playground boost for Lenzie Meadow Primary

Playground boost for Lenzie Meadow Primary

A school playground in Lenzie is really growing places, thanks to a property firm’s community fund.

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Just a quarter of Scottish workers get enough mental health support

Just a quarter of Scottish workers get enough mental health support

New research has found that only a quarter (24%) of Scottish workers feel their employer provides them with enough mental health support in the workplace.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay
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Extra drive on roads maintenance

Scotland’s trunk roads are set for a maintenance investment boost with a rise in funding for improvements across the network.

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Brits tell 20 fibs a week about their ‘healthy’ living habits!

Brits tell 20 fibs a week about their ‘healthy’ living habits!

The majority of Brits (61 percent) are in complete denial about their health, according to new research.

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Council homes in Oak Drive, Lenzie.

East Dunbartonshire rents are to rise

East Dunbartonshire Council is to increase council house rents by 2.5 per cent, while creating a further 121 homes in the coming year.

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