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Hairdressers are being reminded about TV licensing

Salon managers who attempt to cut corners when styling hair by not buying a TV licence could be at risk of a ‘brush’ with their local magistrate.

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Renewal of Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

Renewal of Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone covering Scotland will be extended until at least April 30, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

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21-02-2017. Picture Michael Gillen. CUMBERNAULD - Tesco Craigmarloch. Representatives from Tesco Craigmarloch, Doreen Reid, community champion and Tesco Kirkintilloch, Leslie Currie, community champion presents cheques to Seagull Trust Kirkintilloch, �8000, Redburn School �10000 and SBH Scotland �12000. Bags of Help, local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is used to fund local projects in the community.

Local charities get £30,000 thanks to “bag tax”

The Tesco branches at Craigmarloch and Kirkintilloch presented local charities with £30,000 raised through the company’s “Bags of Help” scheme.

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The t-shirt has now been pulled from sale

Primark pulls Walking Dead t-shirt after row over racism

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by an angry shopper.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

Health
Search is on for Scotland’s food and drink suppliers

Search is on for Scotland’s food and drink suppliers

Morrisons is launching a search for Scotland’s best food and drink producers and is inviting suppliers from across the country to pitch for a place on its shelves.

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Donation helps life-saving Scottish air ambulance

Donation helps life-saving Scottish air ambulance

Staff at leading rural insurer NFU Mutual have raised much-needed cash to help Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance save and improve lives.

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Biomechanics day at Tannoch Stables

Biomechanics day at Tannoch Stables

On Saturday, February 18 Tannoch Stables in Palacerigg hosted a Biomechanics Day with BHS Scotland and Centaur Biomechanics.

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The £16.1bn Great British childcare crutch

The £16.1bn Great British childcare crutch

Nine million (65%) UK grandparents provide childcare for their grandchildren, propping up pressurised UK families, according to new research from insurer Ageas.

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Parents are being urged to share their childrens dreams as part of the Scottish Governments Read, Write, Count campaign.

Parents urged to share their children’s dreams for the future

Families across Scotland are being encouraged to share their children’s dreams for the future as part of a new campaign.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Hannah Spearritt, Jon Campling and Charlotte Farrell (age 9) who uses Rachel House.

Over 6,000 sci-fi fans beamed down to Capital Sci-Fi Con 2017

6,000 sci-fi fans beamed down to Capital Sci-Fi Con in Edinburgh this weekend, which donates all profits to Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

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Councillor Tom Johnston

SNP seeks assurances on safety of school buildings

The SNP group at North Lanarkshire Council is seeking assurances on the building standards of the local authority’s schools.

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Mackie's of Scotland 30 flavours of ice cream for the Royal Highland show.

Scots’ ice cream tastes shift upmarket

Scottish consumers are buying more upmarket ice cream than ever before – and are turning their backs on budget and often non-dairy tubs as a result.

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Previous SRUC student Tom Cole on his SNH placement.  He is pictured at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve.

Opportunities for SRUC Students

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are offering student placement opportunities on some of Scotland’s top National Nature Reserves.

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Glasgow City Region unites to create 100,000 jobs

North Lanarkshire is one of eight Scottish councils which jointly launched a new initiative to boost jobs, skills and inclusive growth.

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Funding boost for Twechar youth group

Funding boost for Twechar youth group

Twechar Youth Group has won a very welcome £10,000 award from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust . The grant amounts to a major slice of the £40,000 it is distributing to grassroots community groups across Scotland.

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Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win!

Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win!

To celebrate World Book Day’s 20th anniversary (March 2) vet charity PDSA has teamed up with award-winning children’s writer Hilary Robinson to launch its annual writing competition.

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Driving challenge to Monte Carlo…or bust!

Driving challenge to Monte Carlo…or bust!

Calling all petrol heads! Have you ever watched Top Gear or The Grand Tour and thought, “I could do that”? This could be your big opportunity!

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