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Theatre Review: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at Edinburgh Playhouse

I had been looking forward to seeing Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games ever since I saw the original show on DVD 20 years ago and I have to say it didn’t disappoint.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison

Pay settlement for NHS staff announced

A pay increase has been confirmed for all NHS Scotland staff for the fourth year in a row.

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MP and MSP say ‘make Town Centre a regeneration site’

MP and MSP say ‘make Town Centre a regeneration site’

Patchy public transport and the need for more affordable housing are among key issues North Lanarkshire Council must tackle, according to local SNP politicians.

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House moving priorities revealed

House moving priorities revealed

Home security is 43rd on the list of things we think about when moving house – with Brits more concerned about whether there are regular buses and the proximity to good friends.

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A taste of the George Cross island

A taste of the George Cross island

Malta is a popular holiday destination – but a group of Motherwell and Cumbernauld students won’t be spending much time on the beach.

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Kilsyth’s MP attacks bank’s closure of local branch

Kilsyth’s MP attacks bank’s closure of local branch

The Royal Bank of Scotland has come under fire from unions and politicians for its plan to close its Kilsyth branch.

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66% of families don’t talk at tea time

66% of families don’t talk at tea time

Conversations around the dinner table are fast becoming a dying trend, with British families choosing to either not eat around the table, feeling too tired to talk or too distracted by their gadgets to pay attention to those around them.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Refugee integration strategy unveiled

A new strategy on supporting refugees in Scotland’s communities will be published this year, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has confirmed.

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Top 10 most popular Mother’s Day gift purchases

Top 10 most popular Mother’s Day gift purchases

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday - but what will you be buying?

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EU student status confirmed

EU student status confirmed

EU nationals choosing to study in Scotland and enrolling in 2018-19 have been guaranteed free tuition for the duration of their entire course, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced today.

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Balaclava men target Cumbernauld businesses

Balaclava men target Cumbernauld businesses

Balaclava-claid raiders broke into a total of 11 premises in an industrial estate this morning (Friday)

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Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24.

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Warning of increased wildfire risk

Warning of increased wildfire risk

The Scottish Wildfire Forum (SWF) is raising awareness about the increased risk of wildfire across most parts of Scotland over the next few days - as weather forecasters predict very dry conditions.

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The First Minister made the announcement at Scotland Food and Drinks 10th annual conference in Glasgow.

A new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s food and drinks industry has been launched

A new, ambitious strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

Survey reveals high trust in the Scottish Government

High trust in the Scottish Government and strong support for its influence over the way Scotland is run are two key findings in a survey published today (Friday).

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Kilsyth bank faces axe

Kilsyth bank faces axe

Kilsyth is to lose its Royal Bank of Scotland after being named in a line-up of 30 Scottish branches earmarked for closure yesterday (Thursday)

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Trust in government and politics revealed

Trust in government and politics revealed

The Chief Statistician today released a set of Official Statistics drawn from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2016, covering a range of topics including attitudes to government, economy, standard of living and the NHS and political engagement.

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Abronhill woman’s book triumph

Abronhill woman’s book triumph

A creative writing student from Abronhill has published a volume of poetry in her battle against anxiety and depression.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers

55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers

Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their MINDS, according to a study.

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