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New book delves into the past of former Bonnybridge chief inspector Ian

The thinking-man’s Billy Connolly is how Ian McNeish was once described.

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Killer set...Seal turned on the style with his big band at the Usher Hall in Edinuburgh on Saturday night, performing Standards as well as some of his biggest hits. (Pic: Robert Kidd)

Seal is a sensation singing Standards in Scotland

From the second Seal swaggered onto the stage, clicking his fingers as the big band played the opening chords for Luck Be a Lady, everyone in the audience knew they were in for a treat.

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Red flags...should be flying for potential puppy owners if they are ever asked to pick up their new pet from a car park. So it's best to Adopt, Don't Shop. (Pic: Courtesy of the SSPCA)

Readers can help improve animal welfare in Scotland

The Environment Minister, MSP Roseanna Cunningham, has asked our readers to have their say on the public consultation to regulate and license animal sanctuaries and rehoming centres in Scotland.

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In pictures: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Capital

Hundreds of people turned out to greet Prince Harry and his fiance Meghan Markle as they visited the Scottish capital today (February 13).

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Video: How to make the ‘perfect’ pancake

Whether you like to have them savoury or sweet, Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it’s also known in the UK, is the perfect excuse for a treat this Tuesday.

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First place for musician Laurie Whike, pictured with judge Aaron Calder and Queensferry Rotary Club president Neil McKinlay. (Contributed image)

South Queensferry heat of Rotary Young Musician Competition

Talented singers and musicians from South Queensferry stepped into the limelight recently.

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On the street...and in classes across Scotland, No Knives, Better Lives positive message has witnessed an 80 per cent reduction in young people carrying knives.

Scotland is a role model for the UK on knife crime

Scotland is leading the way in tackling knife crime and is now being held up as a role model for others to follow.

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Just walking the dog...is proven to improve your health, as dog walkers are usually fitter and healthier than people who don't go walkies with man's best friend!

Simple changes could reduce your cancer risk

It’s World Cancer Day on Sunday, February 4, but are there steps you can take right now to safeguard against the dreaded disease?

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This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.

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Ian Walker band performing at a previous Matt McGinn Night hosted by Linlithgow Folk Club. Photo: Cat Egerton.

Linlithgow honours Scotland’s ‘King of Folk’

Folk music fans will pay tribute to the memory of the late great Matt McGinn in an evening of songs and music at Linlithgow Academy Theatre on Saturday, March 3.

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Massice decline...in chaffinch numbers was recorded in West Lothian, Bo'ness and Falkirk last year so readers are being asked to ensure they regularly clean bird feeders and baths. (Pic: rspb-images.com)

Chaffinch and greenfinch numbers plummet in West Lothian

Readers are being asked to regularly clean out their bird baths and feeders – to help stop the decline of chaffinch and greenfinch numbers in West Lothian.

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Problems with Facebook? Pic: John Devlin

Is Facebook down in your area?

Media outlets found themselves unable to post as normal on Facebook today, following multiple reports of outages on the social media platform last night.

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Alex Salmond Linlithgow date now announced

Alex Salmond Linlithgow date now announced

Alex Salmond has finally announced the date that he will bring his sell-out stage show to his hometown of Linlithgow.

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Scottish Government announces ban on electric shock collars

Scottish Government announces ban on electric shock collars

Electric shock collars for dogs are to be banned in Scotland with immediate effect, the Scottish Government has announced.

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LJMU Face Lab  created the ground-breaking new animated facial reconstruction of Robert Burns.

New animation brings Rabbie Burns to life

The team at LJMU Face Lab have created a ground-breaking new animated facial reconstruction of Robert Burns reciting one of his own poems in collaboration with the Scots poet Rab Wilson, the University of Dundee and Dimensional Imaging (DI4D) in Glasgow.

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You can-can...enjoy a visit to Linlithgow's twin town Guyancourt this year over the course of the Easter weekend.

Linlithgow’s lasting French connection with Guyancourt

Linlithgow Twinning Association is inviting readers to sample a taste of France this Easter by joining its biannual trip to Guyancourt.

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Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

Scots across the country are being asked to participate in the biggest celebration of world famous poet Robert Burns by raising a toast and saying #CheerstoRabbie.

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Cycling star Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont lays down cycling challenge

World record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont is calling on families to take up the challenge of ‘Around the world in 10 days’.

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Sound idea...to commemorate Armistice Day centenary in November 2018, composer Martin Suckling is looking for readers help to sample church bells across Scotland.

Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

Readers are being asked to help create a new classical music composition to commemorate the centenary of armistice in November 2018.

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