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Meteor showers to light up sky in October

Stargazers are in for a treat next month as two meteor showers are set to light up the night sky this October, with the first due next week.

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Linlithgow dogs help break record

Linlithgow dogs help break record

How many wet dogs does it take to break a record? Lots it seems.

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Angus Kirk from Kirkliston is taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Angus will be all at sea on round the world yacht race

An investment banker is celebrating his 50th birthday year by taking part in a global yacht race.

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Walking rugby classes are staged at Linlithgow Rugby Club

A walk in the park is as good as a run to keep members fit

Sports involving walking as opposed to running are becoming ever more popular with people who may not be as fit as they once were.

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Happier times...Craig and Fiona celebrating Christmas 2010 with their much-cherished first child, Robert.

Sepsis awareness fight taken to Scottish Parliament

FEAT chairman Craig Stobo speaks to Julie Currie about the necessity for a public awareness campaign on the life-threatening condition sepsis.

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The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there.

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This pound coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker.

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.

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New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you’re affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.

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IN PICTURES: Pedal for Scotland in the burgh

Saboteurs scattered metal tacks on the road in a bid to disrupt Scotland’s biggest charity cycling event.

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IN PICTURES: Festival strikes the right chord

Visitors from all over came to enjoy Linlithgow Folk Festival as organisers toasted the success of another great event and vowed to make it even bigger and better next year.

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The Humanist Society Scotland is questioning how official figures relating to religious adherence are recorded.

Questions raised over official figures on religion

The Humanist Society Scotland is questioning how people’s religious identity is recorded officially after a recent survey indicated that more than 70 per cent of Scots say they are not religious.

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Dog owners are being encouraged to treat their pets for this year's World Animal Day.

Treat your dog to the best on World Animal Day

Dog owners are being urged to pamper their pooches as part of World Animal Day, which will take place at the start of next month.

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Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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The winners at the the first ever Scottish Gin Awards.

Awards raise a glass to the best of Scottish gin producers

The winners in the first ever Scottish Gin Awards were revealed last night at a near sell-out event held in Glasgow last night.

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Pictured (from left) are: Alex Rowley, Patrick Harvie, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson and Willie Rennie.

Party leaders rally round to support cancer charity

Party leaders from across Scotland’s political spectrum are in the pink to support women with breast cancer and to encourage the public to back a major campaign.

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The gardens are managed and maintained by Robert McAllister; William Rintoul; Andrew Liddle; Mary Rockland; William McAllister and Helen Rintoul, who are all pictured above. Not pictured, Ian Bark and Peter Haggerty. Picture: Michael Gillen

Church garden is a thing of beauty

Green-fingered parishioners from Bo’ness did their church proud by taking one of the top prizes in this year’s council garden competition.

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The cast give their all in 9 to 5 this week at Bo'ness Town Hall.

Society is working more than 9-5 to entertain its audiences

Dolly Parton’s ultra-catchy song ‘‘Nine to Five’’ was written on the set of the film of the same name which also saw her acting debut.

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Online smartphone retailer, Mobiles.co.uk, has conducted the poll to find out just how text-savvy we are, and whether we know our FYIs from our OMGs.

Are you fluent in text speak?

Abbreviations such as LOL, OMG and BTW are now part of our everyday lingo with one in ten (10 per cent) people using them everyday, but three quarters of those polled (75 per cent) don’t know what they mean.

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Heritage Awareness Day aims to bring us face to face with our past

Kirsty Paterson finds out more about Scotland’s first Heritage Awareness Day – and what you can do to get involved ...

Remember your first date? Maybe you arranged to meet outside a particular shop or went to the cinema.

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