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A LEGO fortune for Scots

Homes across Scotland could be unwittingly holding more than £5 million worth of LEGO – with the iconic toy seeing an average year-on-year increase of 12 per cent value since the millennium.

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Brew Toon to supply RugBeer Festival

Brew Toon to supply RugBeer Festival

Peterhead microbrewery ‘Brew Toon’ will supply it’s product to a beer festival for the first time in the companies short history later this month.

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A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

Study shows over half of Brits would like to write a book

A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

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A new survey has revealed that 69% of motorists dont know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*, which could leave themselves, their passengers and other road users at risk if they cause an accident

Do you know the minimum legal UK tyre tread depth?

A new survey has revealed that 69 per cent of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*.

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David Duffy shows off the design of the Clydesdale Bank's new �10 note.

Clydesdale Bank launches new note

Clydesdale Bank will launch its second polymer bank note later this year and will for the first time include a feature to help blind and partially sighted people identify it.

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Almost three quarters of British adults use the 'red sky at night' adage to predict good weather.

Belief in weather lore is more than just Scotch Mist

A majority of the British public rely on traditional lore and superstition to help them predict the weather, according to a new survey.

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Most causes of MOT failure can be picked up on basic pre-test checks, according to the AA.

Top cause of MOT failure could not be clearer, says AA

The majority of vehicles are failing their MOTs due mostly to issues which motorists could identify themselves, according to the AA.

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Golden skies and misty seas in Wales. Pic: Kingsley Summers.

Deadline fast approaching for maritime photography competition

Amateur and professional photographers across the UK have just two weeks to enter their ultimate sea views in a photography competition being run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

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A typical Scottish home has a drinks cabinet worth �197.23, according to a new study.

Study reveals Scotland is a nation of premium drinkers

Scottish drinkers are curating a collection of increasingly premium drinks at home, with the average household ‘drinks cabinet’ now worth in excess of £190, according to a new nationwide study.

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Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.

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Do you remember taking part in the Scottish Week parade?

Crossies float brings back fond memories

As it’s Scottish Week we thought you’d enjoy this little gem of a photograph taken from a Scottish Week parade in days gone by.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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Undercover investigation reveals puppy smuggling trade is rife

Undercover investigation reveals puppy smuggling trade is rife

Dogs Trust is calling on the government to take immediate action to address the illegal importation of puppies into Great Britain, after an undercover investigation discovered smugglers across Central and Eastern Europe continuing to abuse the system.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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Beeb’s call for budding Masterchefs

Beeb’s call for budding Masterchefs

The BBC is on the lookout for the next amateur MasterChef champion.

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Do you know your rights when it comes to taking a break at work?

Do you know your rights when it comes to taking a break at work?

You’ve been slogging away at your desk for hours and are desperate to get outside for some fresh air.

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Did you spend many a happy hour at the Lido playpark?

Happy memories of playing down at the Lido

With Scottish Week almost upon us, we thought we'd share this old photograph of the playpark at the Lido.

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Anxious about travelling? Take control and have a contingency plan in place in advance.

Scots pack a hol of worries

Going on holiday is supposed to be a time when any cares and worries disappear but Scots manage to find plenty to fret about before flying.

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Is this the best British film of all time?

Is this the best British film of all time?

Can you guess what movie tops the list as the greatest British film ever made?

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Darren Cocker (left) and Paul McDonald are pictured during an earlier build in Africa. Darren has managed on-site contruction for Aberdeen-based GEF for the last two years.

Darren helps charity build on its success

A big-hearted North east builder will be taking his skills to Africa later this year when he will swap an Aberdeen building site for one in Kenya.

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