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Lack of space holds back Scottish homeowners from pursuing their passions

Scottish homeowners do not feel their homes are fit for purpose, according to research by roof window manufacturers VELUX®.

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Cumbernauld van warning

Cumbernauld van warning

A dangerous incident at a Cumbernauld industrial estate has prompted a police search for a thief who was prepared to run a man over to make a getaway.

Crime
Lynsey Haggarty of RBS with Kilsyth Library supervisor Jane Lauder

RBS banking clinics begin

RBS community banker Lynsey Haggarty has now begun her new service designed to help Kilsyth residents who no longer have a local branch..

Business
Start your wild adventure by sleeping out under the stars

Start your wild adventure by sleeping out under the stars

Owls, bats and hedgehogs are among the many creatures that RSPB Scotland is encouraging kids to keep an eye out for this weekend, as they take the first step on their own wild adventure by joining in the charity’s Big Wild Sleepout.

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Female engineers continue to face discrimination in the workplace

Female engineers continue to face discrimination in the workplace

Female engineers in the UK are still facing unacceptable behaviour and unequal treatment in the workplace, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

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Tthe Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland confirms that 99.91 per cent of samples pass stringent water quality tests, but has highlighted that where failures do occur, many are a result of the hygienic condition of kitchen taps.

Scottish homeowners should take no chances with household plumbing

The quality of public drinking water supplies in Scotland is amongst the highest in the world.

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Drivers still admit to taking risks by calling and texting while driving, although the number has fallen since new legislation introduced earlier this year.

Law leads to drop in drivers using phones

Scotland has seen a 30 per cent reduction in drivers using mobile phones at the wheel, although some are still willing to take the risk, according to recent research.

Crime
Shona Robison hopes the bursaries will encourage students.

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.

Health
Hayley helps defend title

Hayley helps defend title

A student chef from Cumbernauld was part of a team from City of Glasgow College which won a cook-off challenge in America.

Education
ASBO woman arrested in Kilsyth

ASBO woman arrested in Kilsyth

Police have arrested a 41-year woman in Kilsyth following an incident on Wednesday, July 26.

Crime
Van thefts increase across Cumbernauld

Van thefts increase across Cumbernauld

Police have admitted that there has been a spike in van theft after at least six vehicles were stolen from across town in little more than a week.

Crime
Brits waste £2bn a year ‘getting rid’ of currency on last day of holiday

Brits waste £2bn a year ‘getting rid’ of currency on last day of holiday

Many Brits don’t treat foreign currency as ‘real money’ leading to billions being ‘gotten rid of’ annually, with many billions more lying around our homes, according to the Holinomics study, released today by travel search engine KAYAK.co.uk

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Call for more action to tackle air pollution, despite Government ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars.

More action needed on air pollution

Environmental groups and The Scottish Greens have called on the UK Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

Transport
BSE risk status announced

BSE risk status announced

Scottish beef exporters can today trade with the lowest risk level status available for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

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Alastair shows off the official Team Lanarkshire kit ahead of the Transplant Games

Let the Games begin for Alastair

A kidney transplant patient is set to be a jack of all sports this week – a year after the surgery that changed his life.

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Westerwood wins two awards

QHotels were delighted to award The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort with the main award for ‘Spa of the Year’ for the second year running.

Business
Jobs boost in Cumbernauld

Jobs boost in Cumbernauld

There is good news on the jobs front after it emerged that bus giant Stagecoach is looking to recruit more staff at its Carbrain-based depot.

Environment
Vandals break in at St Maurice’s

Vandals break in at St Maurice’s

Vandals broke into St. Maurice’s High School, Condorrat during the evening of Tuesday, July 25.

Crime
Mixed picture for Scottish insolvencies

Mixed picture for Scottish insolvencies

The number of Scottish businesses becoming insolvent or entering receivership dropped by almost 25% compared to a year ago, according to figures from Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) for the first quarter of 2017-18.

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Scottish workers are only thanked once a month

Scottish workers are only thanked once a month

Sixteen per cent of British workers have never been thanked for their hard work, according to new national research.

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