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New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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Has your pooch piled on the pounds over Christmas?

Almost half of Scotland’s dogs gained too much weight over Xmas

Scotland’s bloated canines will be put on a strict diet this January, after piling on the pounds by being fed too many Christmas dinners, crisps and cakes, and other ‘festive treats’.

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Car window smashed on Almond Road, Bearsden

Car window smashed on Almond Road, Bearsden

The police are appealing for information after a car window was smashed in Almond Road, Bearsden, between 4.30pm on Saturday, January 21 and 2am the following day.

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The Eurasian beaver is one of four species shortlisted in the Wildlife Success Story category following its successful reintroduction to Scotland.

Public urged to vote for Scotland’s beavers

People are being asked to give their backing to beavers in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.

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The Forth Road Bridge.

Forth comes first in UK-wide public vote

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) People’s Choice Award winner was announced today (January 23) after the public voted the Forth Road Bridge reopening as the greatest civil engineering achievement of 2016.

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Female motorist reports attempted carjack at traffic lights in Bishopbriggs

Female motorist reports attempted carjack at traffic lights in Bishopbriggs

Police are investigating after a report of a frightening attempted carjack in the early hours in Bishopbriggs.

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Men charged with alleged possession of cannabis in Bearsden

Two men were charged with possession of cannabis last week.

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A new programme has been launched to encourage potential officers from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds to consider a career in policing.

Police Scotland launches BME recruitment project

Police Scotland has launched a new programme to encourage potential officers from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds to consider a career in policing.

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Volunteering as a befriender can make such a difference to someone's life.

Can you spare an hour or two to help the armed services community?

Throughout this month SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is urging the people of Glasgow to build on their New Year’s resolutions and learn new skills, whilst giving something back to their local Armed Forces community, by becoming a new volunteer.

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Fundraisers smash £470k target for Crohn’s vaccine

Fundraisers smash £470k target for Crohn’s vaccine

Trials on a new vaccine to treat and prevent Crohn’s 
disease start this month thanks to a fundraising 
campaign by sufferers, their families and friends.

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Cancer Research UK Unity Bands.

Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day

Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.

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Police plea after bogus workmen strike in Bishopbriggs

Police plea after bogus workmen strike in Bishopbriggs

Police are appealing for information to help them trace bogus workmen operating in Bishopbriggs.

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The police are appealing for information about a bike that was stolen from a house in Bearsden.

Appeal for information about mountain bike theft

The police are appealing for information in connection with the theft of a mountain bike of significant value from a house in Speirs Road, Bearsden, between 6.15pm and 6.45pm on Wednesday, January 18.

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Local schools’ musicians in peace concert

Local schools’ musicians in peace concert

Today is no ordinary Sunday for the young musicians of East Dunbartonshire Schools’ Senior Strings Orchestra, as they prepare to perform in Glasgow.

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Rona Mackay MSP with, right, Children 1st chief executive Aileen Todd.

Kit-bag that could help solve family disputes

An innovative kit-bag initiative was flagged up at a special Scottish Parliament reception for a leading children’s charity.

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Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

Health
Help is at hand for Fifers who are drowning in debt.

Advice and support for Fifers struggling with debt worries

Many Fifers will be feeling the pinch after Christmas after spending money on food, drink and presents for loved ones.

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Seven fascinating facts about Robert Burns

Seven fascinating facts about Robert Burns

You don’t have to like Robert Burns’ poetry to enjoy a typical Burns Night – but it probably helps.

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The poll is being organised by the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

Votes sought in Scottish nature photography poll

There’s still time for the public to cast their vote in an online poll celebrating Scottish nature photography books.

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