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Campaign calls for people to put their butts away

Drivers who smoke while behind the wheel are being urged to bin their butts rather than throwing the away after stubbing out.

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Shortage of doctors leads to changes in out-of-hours care

Shortage of doctors leads to changes in out-of-hours care

A shortage of doctors has led NHS Forth Valley to make changes to its out-of-hours care for patients.

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Hospice will be quids in

Hospice will be quids in

Win a car for only £1 – and help a good cause into the bargain is the offer from Strathcarron Hospice.

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Some of the products recalled by MacSween of Edinburgh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

MacSween recalls haggis products over ‘botulism fears’

A haggis company is recalling various products due to inadequate procedures to control bacteria that may cause serious food poisoning.

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Alice Ferguson

Alice hopes to stand up for youngsters and give them a voice

It started out with debates around the dinner table at home, now a Linlithgow teenager is standing up for young people’s rights in Parliament.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Alex Linkston, chairman NHS Forth Valley

Search for new NHS Forth Valley chief

The hunt is on for a new chief executive to head NHS Forth Valley.

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Runner to do half marathon in memory of mum

Runner to do half marathon in memory of mum

A Linlithgow runner whose mum died of ovarian cancer is hoping to raise funds for the cancer charity by running a half marathon.

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‘Keep ward open’

‘Keep ward open’

Fury grows over NHS Lothian closure plan for children’s service

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Closure fears over St Michael’s Hospital in Linlithgow

Closure fears over St Michael’s Hospital in Linlithgow

A charity has raised fears over the future of a local hospital after staff dropped hints about it closing.

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Closure concerns over children’s ward at St John’s hospital

Closure concerns over children’s ward at St John’s hospital

There are fresh fears over the future of the children’s ward at St John’s Hospital after it was closed because of staff shortages.

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Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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‘Shocked’ council leader condemns children’s ward closure

‘Shocked’ council leader condemns children’s ward closure

West Lothian Council has condemned NHS Lothian’s move to yet again close the children’s ward at St John’s Hospital this summer.

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Children’s ward forced to close

Children’s ward forced to close

The children’s ward at St John’s Hospital has been forced to close during the summer because of staff shortages.

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Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Schools are safe, say council

Schools are safe, say council

Education chiefs have said that Falkirk Council’s schools are safe after it was revealed more than two-thirds contain asbestos.

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Catering staff serve up an Eat Safe Award at Grange Primary School

Catering staff serve up an Eat Safe Award at Grange Primary School

Staff and pupils at Grange Primary in Bo’ness were celebrating after their school kitchen was given an Eat Safe Award.

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South Queensferry's Ferryburn dental practice nurses Jennifer Allison and Rhona Anderson, inset, will taking part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk to raise funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health

Dental nurses step out for mental health

Dental nurses will be getting their teeth into a marathon challenge later this year when they take on the mighty Edinburgh Kiltwalk.

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National Clean Air Day has been set up in response to the health concerns raised by pollution levels

Don’t be idling: It’s time to do something about air quality

We’ve all done it. Sat waiting in the car for the kids to come out of school; our partners to leave a shop; friends to finish work ...

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