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Christian Aid to help ‘Light The Way’

Christian Aid is urging the Scottish public to help Light The Way for millions of people fleeing conflict and violence this Christmas.

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STV presenter David Farrell and care assistant Isobel Fox

Hang a special bauble on the Christmas tree

One of Scotland’s leading cancer charities is inviting people in Central Scotland to show their support by taking part in its festive appeal to help raise vital funds for patients and their families across Scotland facing cancer this Christmas.

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Over 250 eminent Scots from the worlds of industry, academia, leisure, politics and media to take part in the first CEO Sleepout.

Leading Scots to sleep rough for Social Bite Village

Over 250 eminent Scots from the worlds of industry, academia, food & drink, leisure, politics and media will spend the night in the open at Charlotte Square on Thursday, December 15, for the first Social Bite CEO Sleepout.

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The law - which makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying anyone under 18 - comes into force on Monday.

Smoking in cars with children becomes an offence

A new law which makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying anyone under 18 comes into force tomorrow (Monday).

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Accident deaths across all age groups are rising, according to RoSPA.

Parents need more help to keep kids safe from accidents

Most parents are unaware that accidents cause the most deaths of children and young people aged 0-19, according to research conducted for the 100th anniversary of UK safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

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1 in 3 UK travellers want to see ‘quiet zones’ on flights

1 in 3 UK travellers want to see ‘quiet zones’ on flights

An online flight comparison company has revealed the most irritating disturbances that Britons encounter on flights, including crying children, rowdy stag/hen groups and parents telling their children off.

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Drive for Justice: Our campaign for stiffer sentences for dangerous drivers

Drive for Justice: Our campaign for stiffer sentences for dangerous drivers

Almost 100 people convicted of killing others on Scottish roads have walked free from court since 2005.

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The driving test statistics suggest men are better drivers.

Some gender differences – behind the wheel

If there is one topic which is sure to cause men and women to argue it is their performance behind the wheel of a car.

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Frozen and burst water pipes can be a problem in winter.

Shaun shares his plumbing tips for winter

Frozen and burst water pipes can cause flooding, damage and leave homes without water.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

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Make sure you’re scam savvy say Santander

Make sure you’re scam savvy say Santander

One in four of us, equivalent to 13 million people, say they have been the victim of a scam, according to new research from Santander UK, while almost three quarters said they were concerned about falling victim to a scam.

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Cumbernauld man jailed after setting fire to flat

Cumbernauld man jailed after setting fire to flat

A fireraiser who set a house ablaze within a block of flats in Kildrum has been sentenced to 27 months in jail.

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'A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People' outlines five ambitions for Scotland.

Plan to transform the lives of disabled people

A plan to transform the lives of disabled people has been published by the Scottish Government today.

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Mary and Joseph arriving at the airport if they were arriving in the UK today seeking asylum.

Mary and Joseph find seeking asylum in the UK is not child’s play

This Christmas a new Nativity video is imagining the welcome Mary and Joseph would receive if they arrived in the UK seeking asylum.

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Drivers are being reminded not to drink and drive over the festive season. Pic: Mark F Gibson / Warren Media

Launch of festive drink drive awareness campaign

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that ‘the best approach is none’ as the Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland launches its festive drink drive awareness campaign today (Friday).

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When Kitty came to Cumbernauld

When Kitty came to Cumbernauld

Today we thought we’d give you a sneak peak of our popular Nostalgia page which will appear in next week’s paper.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

Calls to cut transport worker abuse

With the Christmas party season getting in full swing, party goers and passengers are being asked to give transport staff the gift of goodwill.

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Scotland currently has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.

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Abronhill festive event will make a comeback

Abronhill festive event will make a comeback

A popular yuletide event which did not take place last year will return to Abronhill on Saturday, December 10, thanks to volunteers.

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Man dies after being struck by train

Man dies after being struck by train

Transport police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a train near Linlithgow.

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