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Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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BONNYRIGG: Workers' memorial, King George V Park. International Workers' Memorial Day service and wreathlaying

Communities across Scotland mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

Throughout Scotland communities will gather on Friday, April 28, to remember those killed or who have suffered injury at work.

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A new survey has revealed British cats prefer the comfort of their home than the great outdoors.

Survey provides new insights into the lives of cats

A new survey has revealed British cats prefer the comfort of their home than the great outdoors.

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Thousands of Further Education lecturers in colleges across Scotland are on strike.

College lecturers take strike action

Thousands of Further Education Lecturers in colleges across Scotland are on strike today (Thursday) over claims the College Management has refused to honour a deal on pay and conditions that was reached more than a year ago. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) claims support for the strike has been overwhelming, with picket lines in place at colleges across Scotland and messages of support from the Scottish Trades Union Congress, sororal and fraternal trade unions, student representatives, political parties and candidates, and the wider community.

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Thistle Divers member Anna Illington who learned to dive after she retired, is 81 now and still diving all over the world. In the pool at Kilsyth Leisure centre with Rob Sewell, Diving Officer at Thistle Divers. 
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Adventures ahead for ocean diver Anna, 81

A member of Kilsyth’s scuba diving club is preparing for a very special 82 birthday celebration – by going on a diving trip in Indonesia.

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The cast of The 306: Day by the National Theatre of Scotland

Untold stories of the women left behind

The second part in a powerful new First World War drama that will tour Scotland looks at an aspect of the war that is still rarely talked about.

Lifestyle
Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

Health
Students and musicians collaborated to create four music videos in just four days at New College Lanarkshires Cumbernauld campus

Students are on the right tracks

Creative Industries students from New College Lanarkshire have produced four music videos in just four days.

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High tech centre secures Cumbernauld’s place at vanguard of energy industry

A new multimillion pound facility which has just opened will help enhance Cumbernauld’s reputation as an important hub for the energy industry.

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Two fifths of male football fans admit to destruction of items

Two fifths of male football fans admit to destruction of items

Mugs and glasses, or plates and bowls might be one thing, but British football fans confess that in football-related rage they’ve also broken smartphones, TV’s, coffee tables and even bones.

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100 days Of President Trump

100 days Of President Trump

With U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office this Sunday (April 30), new search trends analysis research today reveals the top twenty funniest online searches from Americans relating to their new President.

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Cumbernauld enjoyed a vital victory over Shettleston

Cumbernauld 3 Shettleston 2: United boost hopes of beating drop

Two Scott Murphy goals in a storming final five minutes gave Cumbernauld victory over Shettleston on Wednesday and three precious points in their battle to avoid relegation.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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MP demands Westminster stop Universal Credit

MP demands Westminster stop Universal Credit

Local MP Stuart McDonald is calling for the UK Government to stop the rollout of full service Universal Credit.

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Four out of five children feel that social media companies arent doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, NSPCC and O2 research has found.

Social media sites are failing to shield children from inappropriate content

Four out of five children feel that social media companies aren’t doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, NSPCC and O2 research has found.

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EU funding for Seafood Scotland

EU funding for Seafood Scotland

Seafood Scotland has been awarded just under £1 million of EU funding to showcase Scottish produce at international trade shows.

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Four weekends of disruption on Lanarkshire trains

Four weekends of disruption on Lanarkshire trains

There will be more disruption for train passengers in Lanarkshire over the next four weekends as improvement work continues on the railways.

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New figures have shown that  uptake of breast screening continues to decline.

Figures show more women are missing out on breast cancer screening checks

New figures have shown growing numbers of women are missing out on potentially life-saving breast cancer checks in Scotland.

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Colossal Clansman launches piping hot summer in Glasgow

Colossal Clansman launches piping hot summer in Glasgow

The landscape of Glasgow Green looked very different recently, as a giant 23ft piper mural, known as The Colossal Clansman, popped (or piped) up in the park – announcing that Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival and The World Pipe Band Championships are returning to the city from August 7 – 13.

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Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa cost parents in Scotland £2,830 per child

Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa cost parents in Scotland £2,830 per child

From cash gifts for Easter to decorating the house as though the Tooth Fairy has paid a visit, new research reveals how much money parents in Scotland are spending to keep childhood characters alive for their kids.

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