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Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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Video: Plea to keep Bield care homes open

A granddaughter has made an impassioned plea urging people to support a bid to keep care homes open.
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Review will aim to find truth about A&E waiting times at St John’s

Review will aim to find truth about A&E waiting times at St John’s

An independent review has been ordered into an alleged cover-up of true A&E waiting times at St John’s Hospital in Livingston.

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Children’s ward closure at St John’s Hospital is a “disgrace”

Children’s ward closure at St John’s Hospital is a “disgrace”

Parents continue to face a 20-mile trip to Edinburgh if their sick child needs to be admitted overnight to hospital.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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 General View of Bield Housing care home in Linlithgow

Residents left in limbo over care home closure

Campaigners described a housing provider’s decision to close its care homes as a “disaster” for families in Linlithgow.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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Award-winnning bike project is on right track

Award-winnning bike project is on right track

A bike refurbishment group which aims to help those in recovery from addiction has won a prestigious award.

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Bield Housing care homes to close

Bield Housing care homes to close

Concern has been raised after a leading provider of housing for the elderly announced its decision to withdraw from care home services in Bo’ness and beyond.

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Claire MacDonald of Strathcarron Hospice, and Liddle & Anderson staff Izzy Edmendson, William MacRae and Fiona MacDonald

William and the team put best foot forward for Strathcarron

Staff from a law firm will be taking on a gruelling challenge to raise funds for a charity close to all their hearts.

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YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

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This fish art model of the Qeensferry Crossing for Seafood Week was made out of three whole plaice, mussel shells, seafood sticks and Cavolo Nero Kale

Seafood Week: You don’t have to shell out a fortune to eat well

If you like seafood, you should be in the middle of having a good week.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell today joined four-year- old Lyle Findlay at his vaccination appointment. Pic: Mark F Gibson.

Parents urged to join the fight against flu

Parents of two-five year olds are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

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Robert Hogg preparing for his daring sky dive

Robert braves 10,000ft drop for charity

A coach builder took a leap of faith in a thrilling tandem skydive to raise funds for charity.

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The labour ward at St John's Hospital, Livingston.

Giving birth at home could become routine

The future of maternity in Scotland could see more women giving birth at home, with no doctor in attendance - if there are no obvious risks.

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Linlithgow runner Drew Meakin accompanied by his children Finlay and Phoebe after finishing the Great North Run in memory of his late mum Kath

Fundraising in Kath’s name

A father-of-two smashed his fundraising target after completing a half marathon in memory of his late mum.

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