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5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

When the Conservatives won a majority in 2015’s general election, a petition which originated during the Scottish referendum campaign, gained a new lease of life.

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“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

New BBC Scotland channel a “shift in the right direction”

Scotland’s new BBC television channel is a welcome step in the right direction, but must be properly resourced, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said today.

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B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings.

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In the driving seat...Perry McCarthy may have been one of the unluckiest Formula One Drivers ever, but is now a hugely successul motivational speaker.

Original Stig at Wacky Races event in Inverurie

Perry McCarthy might be a typical East End boy but he owes his driving career to the North Sea oil rigs.

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Experts had warned of a 9 per cent rise in the cost of Prosecco.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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Helping hand...this taxi driver knows how to treat those with sight loss, and their guide dogs. Sadly, others dont.

Stop treating us like second class citizens...

Imagine you were turned away from a shop, restaurant or pub or ordered a taxi to take you home only to be told by the driver that you weren’t welcome.

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Could the nokia 3310 be making a comeback?

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

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Video: Distillery cat was just ‘feline’ like a holiday!

The well-loved cat of one of Scotland’s most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently.

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SWI knitter Winnie Anderson is pictured with Barney the spaniel.

Coats of many colours to help homeless dogs

Homeless dogs being discriminated against because of the colour of their fur are being given a makeover by members of the Scottish Women’s Institutes (SWI).

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Childrens author and competition judge Claire McFall.

Aberdeenshire kids urged to tell their travel tales

Children’s author Claire McFall is reminding children in Aberdeenshire that there is still time to express themselves in a top national writing competition.

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The Humanist Society Scotland can now authorise its own celebrants.

Holyrood makes it easier for Humanists to appoint celebrants

A new provision approved by The Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) will see Humanist Society Scotland officially recognised as the first non-religious organisation to be ‘prescribed’ under the 1977 Marriage Act.

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Veteran Dennis Bolter during a previous trip to Normandy.

Chance for veterans to pay their respects

A national armed forces charity is looking for all surviving D-Day veterans to take part in a series of special trips funded by HM Treasury.

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Quiz: How much do you know about Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is just a day away, but how much do you know about the heart-shaped holiday?

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5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

As a new parent, exercise is often the furthest thing from your mind - but in order to match the energy levels of your little ones, finding time for fitness is key.

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11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

Trying to get into a pub or club when you’re underage is a universal rite of passage. Unfortunately, more often than not said ‘passage’ is blocked by a brute of a doorman.

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Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in 10 workers fear they will never be able to retire, according to new research.

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Alastair Brookes, who had been appointed head of fund-raising.

New appointment to north east cancer charity

CLAN Cancer Support has north east announced the appointment of Alastair Brookes as its new head of fund-raising.

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Segway time...SWI is no longer just all about jam and Jerusalem

It’s the SWI but less admin and more Facebook

Segway racing, social media and rum tasting – not the activities you would expect from the ladies of the women’s institute.

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What's your favourite topping? Pic Andy Rodgers/Flickr

Poll: National Pizza Day - what’s your favourite topping?

Today is National Pizza Day.

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