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Baljaffray Primary and Nursery - ‘positive’ education report

Baljaffray Primary and Nursery in Bearsden has received a positive Education Scotland report as it became the first establishment in East Dunbartonshire to be inspected under the new inspection model.

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Plea after mini bus stolen from Kirkintilloch yard

Plea after mini bus stolen from Kirkintilloch yard

Police are appealing for help to track down thieves who made off with a mini bus from a yard in Kirkintilloch on Saturday night.

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MSP’s praise for heading aid scheme

MSP’s praise for heading aid scheme

Green MSP Ross Greer is backing a life-changing hearing aid support service in East Dunbartonshire after visiting a session in Bishopbriggs.

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Give us a name - and win a bike!

Give us a name - and win a bike!

Local youngsters are being urged to get on their bikes to help create an identity for East Dunbartonshire’s newest active travel route.

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Wheels of fortune for Kirky Powerchair champ

Wheels of fortune for Kirky Powerchair champ

A Kirkintilloch teenager who plays for Clyde Powerchair Football Club scored a winner when he was presented with a new Sports Powerchair.

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Greens urge the need for more 20mph zones

Greens urge the need for more 20mph zones

Green MSPs are urging East Dunbartonshire Council to extend 20mph zones to all of the area’s residential streets to stop people being put at risk.

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Hunt for Shawlands man who needs medication

Hunt for Shawlands man who needs medication

Police are appealing for help in their bid to trace a Shawlands man who set off on a mystery train trip down south yesterday,

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Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win!

Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win!

To celebrate World Book Day’s 20th anniversary (March 2) vet charity PDSA has teamed up with award-winning children’s writer Hilary Robinson to launch its annual writing competition.

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Driving challenge to Monte Carlo…or bust!

Driving challenge to Monte Carlo…or bust!

Calling all petrol heads! Have you ever watched Top Gear or The Grand Tour and thought, “I could do that”? This could be your big opportunity!

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Much of Scotland is expected to enjoy unseasonally warm weather

Scotland looks forward to wave of warm weather

A blast of Caribbean hot air could push Scottish temperatures over that of Menorca, Majorca and Sardinia next week.

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ATTACK: The child was assaulted on a train which had left Waverley Station Photo: Ian Georgeson

ScotRail paying £2000 a day in compensation to passengers

ScotRail is handing over £2000 per day in compensation payments to disgruntled train passengers

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Supported jobs scheme is a winner

Supported jobs scheme is a winner

North Lanarkshire Council’s supported employment service has had a great year, from an increase in the number of jobs found to a rise in employees’ average earnings,

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Caring service calls for volunteers

Caring service calls for volunteers

Carers LInk needs more volunteers for its call service, which has helped no less than 749 carers across East Dunbartonshire to have the bes possible quality of life.

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Heartless owner abandoned ‘Jack’

Heartless owner abandoned ‘Jack’

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned yesterday morning at its Glasgow rescue and rehoming centre.

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Twechar Healthy Living Centre, where many of the youth group's activities take place.

£10k boost for Twechar Youth Group

Twechar Youth Group has won a very welcome £10,000 award from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust .

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Scottish homeowners believe their renovation and decorative works has led to a �11,437 increase in property value.

Scottish homeowners optimistic about house prices

Research from Co-op Insurance has revealed that 91% of homeowners think their house value has increased since they bought it - by an average of £27,542.

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Third of Scottish parents claim their children would have no supervision in the mornings and would be left to fend for themselves if it wasnt for childcare support of school breakfast clubs.

A third of Scots don’t have breakfast with their kids

From bribing their kids through the school gates with fizzy drinks and biscuits to leaving them to fend for themselves over breakfast, new research hears the shocking confessions of Scottish working parents.

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The penalty for this sort of driving offence just got much steeper.

Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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79% of people say they are bored by their lunch choices.

Office workers eating the same lunch on repeat

Millions of office workers are eating the same lunch every single day, a study commissioned by New Covent Garden Soup has found.

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