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Revealed: Scots blind to the world’s most endangered species

A new survey has revealed what Scots don’t know about the most endangered animal species on Earth.

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Are you ready for winter?

Practical tips to ensure you are ready for winter

As the weather starts to get colder it is important to get prepared now rather than waiting until extreme weather affects us.

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Mind the pie gap

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the ‘air gap’ from a mince pie.

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Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Scots are celebrating St Andrew's Day

Test yourself with our St Andrew’s Day trivia quiz

As Scots across the world celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to show how much you know about your country.

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Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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Chocolate contains theobromine  - highly toxic to dogs

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

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Countdown for annual Angus Toy Appeal

Countdown for annual Angus Toy Appeal

Collection boxes have now been distributed for the Angus Toy Appeal and once again we are delighted to support this great charity effort.

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Volunteers are needed for Relay for Life in Kirriemuir.

Volunteers sought for Relay for Life in Kirriemuir

Cancer Research UK’s Relay for Life returns to Kirriemuir in August 2017 for the sixth time, marking 10 years of Relay for Life in Kirriemuir.

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Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits have no idea what their home telephone number is, according to new research.

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Handout still taken from video issued by the Advertising Standards Authority of a Heinz advert that teaches viewers how to use tin cans to drum out a song which has been banned for encouraging behaviour that risks health and safety.

Heinz rapped over baked beans ad safety

A Heinz baked beans ad which showed children drumming on empty tins has been banned because young viewers could copy it and slice their fingers open on sharp edges.

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Many shoppers are unaware of their Black Friday rights

More than half of shoppers unaware of online consumer rights

With the Black Friday shopping bonanza approaching, a survey has found that the majority of UK shoppers don’t know that their rights differ when we shop in store and online.

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Pictured, from left, Forfar Dramatic Society vice-president Martin McKay; Dundee  poet Mark Thomson;  John Buick of Dundee Rep Ensemble and Forfar Dramatic Society President Drew Barnett.

Forfar Dramatic Society opens new studio

The champagne corks were popping last week when Forfar Dramatic Society officially opened its new drama studio.

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Winter safety in the Scottish mountains

Winter safety in the Scottish mountains

Scotland’s mountains are a winter playground for thousands of hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers, with a wide range of experience levels. Examination of the fatal accident statistics for the last year shows it isn’t just novices getting into difficulties.

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Carol Robertson with some winter woollies.

Beat the big freeze across Angus with Barnardo’s shops

With temperatures plunging below zero, Barnardo’s Scotland shops are putting out their winter woollies to keep the community warm and toasty without breaking the bank, in their stores in Arbroath, Montrose and Dundee.

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Adventure on the high seas

Adventure on the high seas

Next month Sinbad sets sail on his pirate ship for adventures this panto season, will you be joining him?

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The new look website

New website for Mountaineering Scotland

Mountaineering Scotland has announced the launch this week of a brand new website {http://www.mountaineering.scot/|www.mountaineering.scot|Click here to visit site}.

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When do you put your Christmas decorations up? Pic: Shutterstock

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We’re not even into December and we’ve already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.

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The Wallace Monument, Stirlingshire. Pic: Wikimedia Commons.

Quiz: Do you know these 25 Scottish words and phrases?

The Scots language is famous the world over for being rich, varied and difficult for non-natives to understand. Even locals struggle sometimes!

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