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Headache for motorists as road closes for five days

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Schools to close early with snow forecast

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Local MSP Rona Mackay takes unpaid trial shifts debate to Holyrood

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Peter’s pies are perfect

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Three charged with abducting and robbing two East Dunbartonshire pensioners for £20,000

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Almost half of the British Isles covered in snow

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Temporary lights signal hold-up for motorists

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Cheesefest is coming to Edinburgh

Cheesefest 2018: A festival for cheese lovers is coming

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Artists and guests mingle at gallery opening

New exhibition features local artist

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Nominate an ‘Unexpected Star’ for new Michael McIntyre TV series

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Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

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Strictly embargoed 00.01 Monday 3rd April; Cycling star Mark Beaumont, best known for cycling around the world in 194 days in 2008, will take ultra-endurance to another level by circumnavigating the globe in less than half that time.

Beaumont will be attempting to travel 18,000 miles around the world, starting from Paris on Sunday 2 July. As a warm up to the Artemis World Cycle, he will first cycle around the coastline of Britain, leaving on 4th April. The 3,500 miles, 15-day training ride will be at 80 days pace, with Beaumont cycling for 16 hours and 240 miles per day.

As part of his mission to travel around the world in 80 days, breaking the current world record of 123 days, set by New Zealands Andrew Nicholson, the Scottish adventurer is raising funds for Orkidstudio, which works to benefit communities worldwide through innovative architecture and construction. The journey will also be tracked through Twinkl, a global educational platform for primary schools.

Mark Beaumont lays down cycling challenge

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Sound idea...to commemorate Armistice Day centenary in November 2018, composer Martin Suckling is looking for readers help to sample church bells across Scotland.

Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

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