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Bursaries for new graduate medical course

Students on Scotland’s new graduate entry medical course will now be in line for bursaries of £4000 per year.

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Poppy the Parrot

Missing parrot Poppy found in Dunblane

An African grey parrot which went missing from a home in Greenfaulds was found four days later – twenty miles away in Dunblane.

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Volunteers are being sought by Macmillan Cancer Support and partners to help people affected by cancer across North and South Lanarkshire.

Volunteers wanted to make a difference in the community

If you are wanting to make a real difference to your community and help people affected by cancer a new partnership project is wanting to hear from you.

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Some of the products recalled by MacSween of Edinburgh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

MacSween recalls haggis products over ‘botulism fears’

A haggis company is recalling various products due to inadequate procedures to control bacteria that may cause serious food poisoning.

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Health campaign makes progress

Health campaign makes progress

Mental health campaigner Angela Hamilton is continuing to make progress in her fight for better, more accessible services and treatment.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Brody McAteer

Briggs staff help end nights of worry for Brody and his family

A disabled five-year-old now has a safer future thanks to the efforts of staff at a Cumbernauld firm.

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Zac Borland unpacking his computer from Make A Wish

Make-A-Wish give Carbrain’s Zac a fantastic birthday present

Carbrain teenager Zac Borland won’t forget his recent 17th birthday in a hurry.

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Twin town’s gift keeps on giving

It was a generous and novel gift handed over to Cumbernauld’s French twin in honour of the links the two towns had shared over a decade.

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Mark Griffin welcomes transplant opt-out

Mark Griffin welcomes transplant opt-out

Central Scotland MSP Mark Griffin has welcomed the Scottish Government’s plans for a soft opt-out on organ donation.

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Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Figures highlight decline in number of hospital beds

Figures highlight decline in number of hospital beds

Official statistics show that Scotland’s hospitals have lost more than 8,000 beds since 2003, with NHS Lanarkshire losing up to 9.5 per cent.

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Bid to solve local GP shortage

Bid to solve local GP shortage

NHS Lanarkshire has launched a recruitment bid to try and solve a local GPs shortage – at a time when demands on services are increasing.

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Irene Barkby

What’s your health service top priority?

NHS patients and their relatives will asked “what matters to you?” on Tuesday, in a bid to find what people really expect from the health service.

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Dentists are urging us to protect our teeth against gum disease.

Gum disease: why are many of us ignoring the warning signs?

New research reveals many people may be increasing their risk of developing advanced gum disease by ignoring blood in their spit when they brush.

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Aidan Turner (left, blue shorts) wins South Pacific bodybuilding title

Kilsyth’s Aidan wins South Pacific bodybuilding title

A Kilsythian ex-pat turned personal fitness coach has won a prestigious bodybuilding contest on the other side of the world.

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New research by the Oral Health Foundation has found a troubling number of Scottish residents are having to face a 40-mile round-trip to visit a dentist.

Concerns raised about access to dental treatment

A leading charity has expressed concerns over access to oral healthcare in Scotland, as new research reveals an estimated 216,000 of the country’s residents are facing a 40-mile round-trip to be seen by a dentist.

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Blood samples will need to be redone

Over 1,000 Lanarkshire patients need to provide new blood samples following cyber attack

Over a 1,000 patients will be required to provide new blood samples following the recent cyber attack on NHS Lanarkshire.

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