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John goes the extra mile

A dedicated handyman has been recognised as among the leading care home employees in Scotland at a prestigious awards ceremony.

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Workers on the site of Harestanes Community Centre

Community centre gets a helping hand

Around £20,000-worth of work has been carried out to give a Kirkintilloch community centre a much-needed facelift.

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Council leader Gordan Low

New Year, new leadership?

SNP minority administration may not make it to 2018...

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Mince pies, pigs in blankets and chocolate - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Mince pies, pigs in blankets and chocolate - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Millions of dogs around the country will be fed festive treats which could potentially harm them this Christmas, a study has found.

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More people seeking help to stop looking at online sexual images of children

More people seeking help to stop looking at online sexual images of children

There has been a sharp rise in recent months in the number of people from Scotland seeking help to stop themselves or another person from viewing sexual images of children online. The rise follows a successful awareness raising campaign.

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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.

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VIDEO: Bizarre reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust has revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as it prepares for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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L-R Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins; Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson; Craig Rankine, national Co-ordinator, and George Thomson, Investing in Volunteers manager for Scotland.

Police Scotland awarded highest accolade for its work with volunteers

Scotland’s national police service, is the first in the UK to be awarded the highest accolade in working with volunteers.

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Peter Kay has cancelled his entire tour

Comedian Kay cancels tour

Peter Kay has cancelled his upcoming tour, which included eight dates at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro venue.

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QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge

There’s nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends’ pulses racing over Christmas.

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Fearne Cotton

Celebs get behind Christmas Jumper Day this Friday

This Friday (December 15) is Christmas Jumper Day, which is pretty self-explanatory.

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Maia Lumsden helped Team GB win the BNP Paribas Master'U title in Lille (pic by Etienne Jeanneret)

Lenzie tennis star Lumsden wins world event with Team GB

Lenzie tennis player Maia Lumsden has rounded off her year in style by helping Team GB lift the world’s leading university team event.

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Rossvale celebrate after Jamie Hunter's winner (pic by Helen Templeton, Twitter: @dibsy_)

Rossvale 2 Greenock 1: Vale stay top with hard-fought win

Rossvale ensured they will top the Central First Division table at Christmas after a hard-fought win over Greenock on Saturday.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



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Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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Debi McKay is looking for your votes

Debi is a real role model

A fitness fanatic whose dedication to sport runs in the family is leading the race to become the face of a global nutrician company.

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Councillor Vaughan Moody has defended the actions of the Lib Dem group

Redundancy terms row rolls on

The leaders of the Lib Dem and Tory groups on East Dunbartonshire Council have defended their decision to vote to cut workers’ redundancy terms.

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Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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The best-selling author during her visit

A real best-seller

One of the world’s best-selling authors was welcomed to Harper Collins’ Bishopbriggs distribution centre recently.

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A surprise proposal

Wedding bells are ringing at Woodilee

A couple enjoyed a double celebration when picking up the keys to their new home provided the perfoect opportunity for a marriage proposal.

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The newly-regenerated Kirkintillcoh Town Hall has been chosen as the location for one of 40 new artworks

On the trail of local history

A total of 40 new artworks are set to spring up across East Dunbartonshire next year, shining a light onthe area’s historic past.

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