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Fears over polluted beach

Campaigners fear a popular sandy beach in Bo’ness is in danger of being taken over by plastic pellets.

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Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Tropical Storm Ophelia is set to hit parts of Scotland today, with travel operators warning of disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

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L-R Scott Fraser, Scottish Waters Scottish Waters corporate affairs regional manager; Bruce Ritchie, head of business operations and visitor experience at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; Abi Walker waste water treatment modern apprentice.

Launch of new 3P’s campaign

Scottish Water has teamed up with Edinburgh’s famous penguins to raise public awareness of its new 3P’s campaign and prevent toilet and sewer blockages.

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MSP backs fracking ban

MSP backs fracking ban

Fracking ban gets thumps up from MSP

Business
High Street development facing further problems

High Street development facing further problems

Residents’ patience is running out with a High Street development which has been described as “hideous” and faces further problems.

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Grow Wild reaps benefits of organic lifestyle

Grow Wild reaps benefits of organic lifestyle

With the country confronted by an obesity epidemic, climate change and a decline in wildlife, the demand to produce healthy food, curb greenhouse gas emissions and restore animal habitats becomes greater.

Lifestyle
Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop

Tell them how bus services can improve, MSP urges

Bus users across West Lothian are urged to get involved and have their say in two new public consultations that will help shape the future of bus services and smart ticketing in Scotland.

Business
Gardeners should look out for an impressive autumnal emergence of species such as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the coming weeks.

Can autumn offer a butterfly boost?

Gardeners are being asked to look out for butterflies this autumn after species struggled during the cold and wet summer holiday season.

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Haugh Park in Fife was among the 2017 Scottish award winners. Pic: Katrina Johnstone.

Vote for your favourite Scottish park

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite Scottish Green Flag Award park as part of a UK-wide competition.

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Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging people to recycle more. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Businesses urged to be ‘Waste Warriors’

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on local authorities, businesses and organisations to sign up and join its Recycle Week army of ambassadors in a bid to get people to recycle more.

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Kevin Stewart joins Rachael Gifford, Leon Kinsman, Ben Ramsey and Kyle Mcinnes from Newtongrange Silver Band

Funding boost for Scottish mining towns

An organisation which supports former mining towns and villages has been awarded £800,000.

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Normal service resumed at Croy Station

Normal service resumed at Croy Station

Services are back to normal at Croy Station after a lorry smashed into a nearby bridge

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Experts are issuing advice as wasps emerge this autumn.

Take action to prevent wasps having an autumn sugar rush

Wasp figures could be set to rise after the mixed summer weather created a delay in their usual pattern of emergence.

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People are urged to sign up for the Great British Beach Clean.

Sign up for the Great British Beach Clean

A leading marine charity is looking for volunteers to get on board with the UK’s biggest beach clean event.

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