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Traffic flowing again following M80 closure

The Cumbernauld and Kilsyth is the area of North Lanarkshire worst affected by the snows of Storm Doris.

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Reporter caught up in mid-air drama

Johnston Press reporter John MacInnes was involved in a mid-air drama this morning when his plane was forced to declare a mayday and return to Glasgow airport for an emergency landing.

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Students learn to blossom at horticulture careers day

Students learn to blossom at horticulture careers day

Horticulture students from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) were among those from around Scotland who attended the Grow Careers event at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh to learn more about opportunities in their chosen field.

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Roads chaos in Cumbernauld due to Storm Doris

Roads chaos in Cumbernauld due to Storm Doris

The Cumbernauld and Kilsyth is the area of North Lanarkshire worst affected by the snows of Storm Doris.

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Students who helped New College Lanarkshire reach the top spot of a prestigious skills competition for the third time in four years have been recognised at the Scottish Parliament.

Students’ skills recognised at Parliament

Students who helped New College Lanarkshire reach the top spot of a prestigious skills competition for the third time in four years have been recognised at the Scottish Parliament.

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Scottish campaigner Gordon Aikman. Pic: Jane Barlow.

New scholarship set up in honour of prominent MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

A new £25,000 scholarship to support improvements in motor neurone disease (MND) care is to be set up in honour of Scottish campaigner Gordon Aikman.

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Volunteering boosts tolerance, new study finds

Volunteering boosts tolerance, new study finds

As intolerance and hate crime continue to rise, a new study by national disability charity Revitalise to mark Student Volunteering Week has discovered that student volunteers are leading the way when it comes to making society a more tolerant place.

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Severe weather preparations in place

Severe weather preparations in place

Scottish Government resilience arrangements have been activated to ensure Scotland is as prepared as possible for the severe weather expected across the country tomorrow.

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TV licensing is urging local salon owners to ensure their businesses are correctly licensed.

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.

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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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