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Retailers slammed for selling ‘sickening’ Hallowe’en costumes

Parents have slammed retailers for selling a sickening ‘Burnt Zombie Child’ Hallowe’en costume for young children in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

Almost a quarter (23%) of UK workers – around seven million people – say they would only take time off work if they were hospitalised and had no other choice.

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Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

A worrying list of bizarre 999 calls from timewasters includes reports of a ‘confused’ horse and a complaint about too much sweetcorn on a pizza.

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Scotlands woodlands are ideal places for recharging batteries and increasing exercise levels.

Green spaces good for health

Scotland’s woodlands are the ideal places to help improve health and well-being as autumn continues and winter approaches, according to Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).

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Templeton, or Liptons as it was more commonly known, was in Marischal Street.

Who remembers these popular shops?

In delving into our historical archive, we came across a few photographs of local shops which are, sadly, no longer with us.

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When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

It might seem that summer’s only just ended, but we’re already in autumn.

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The Scallywags...but who were in the band?

Anyone help out with band names?

Buchanie reader Roddy Allan is keen to see if any of our FB friends can help identify some band members.

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The Salvation Army performing in Peterheads Longate which used to be called the Kingis Common Gate.

Neish claims it’s all in the name

While gleaning through the annals of the Buchan Observer we came across an article marking the paper’s 125th year.

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There is no record of exactly when we decided to call ourselves The Ambassdors, but in January there was a mention of the fact we now had a name

January 1940...we have a name!

We continue our tale of the Peterhead Kings of Swing in this, the final chapter of our story, which was written by Tom Peter for an edition of the Buchan Observer back in 1968.

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Having fun at the Buchanness Hotel in Boddam.

Buchanness buddies

These lads are pictured on a night out in the early 1950s at the Buchanness Hotel in Boddam

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A popular finish to band rehearsals in the Waverley was the trek to Joes dads place, Zanres chip shop in Queen Street, next door to Scotts Garage which was, in turn, next to the courthouse.

Great nights with Zanres chips!

We continue our story on Peterhead’s Kings of Swing, The Ambassadors as written by Tom Peter back in the Buchan Observer of 1968...

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From October 15 the existing 1 coins will no longer be legal tender but can be given to charity or handed into banks or Post Offices.

Old pound coins – Lidl and M&S WON’T accept them from Sunday but Tesco confirm an extra week

Lidl and Marks and Spencer have all confirmed that the old pound coins will not be accepted in stores as of midnight on Sunday, October 15.

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The Ambassadors...perhaps Peterheads most famous swing band

The Blue Toon ‘Kings of Swing’

They were perhaps Peterhead’s most famous swing band, and to many who regularly attended the ‘dances’ in and around the town, they were synonymous with a fun-filled musical event. But how did The Ambassadors begin on their road to stardom?

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Ruaraidh Purves and Rebecca OConnor help launch the competition.

Seabird Centre searches for next David Attenborough

Conservation and education charity, the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick, has launched a schools’ competition to find a rising star with a passion for nature and is appealing to schools across Fife to get involved.

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Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

If you’re prone to hangover hell every time the bubbly is popped Lidl have answered your prayers with a prosecco that’s allegedly hangover free.

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Apple releases Saltire emoji

Apple releases Saltire emoji

Apple has released a new set of emojis - which includes Scotland’s Saltire flag - as part of the technology giant’s latest software update.

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New poll reveals the nation's favourite penny sweet.

Revealed: the nation’s all-time favourite penny sweet

Penny sweets have always been a favourite amongst kids, and now a new survey has revealed the nation’s all-time favourite penny chew to be Black Jacks.

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How British are your favourite foods?

How British are your favourite foods?

It’s British Food Fortnight - but some of those quintessentially British foods, er, aren’t. Yes, there’s a variety of drinks and brands which don’t originate in or are no longer actually owned by companies based here.

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Where’s the cheapest place in Scotland to hail a cab?

The Western Isles has the cheapest taxis in Scotland, according to a new report.

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Buckfast-flavoured sweets to appeal to “younger generation”

The monks behind a controversial tonic wine have blasted a Scottish confectioner as “highly irresponsible” for making Buckfast flavoured sweets.

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