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Scotland could face worst of THIRTEEN more storms set to hit this winter

While most of Scotland escaped the worst of Storm Brian last week, forecasters are predicting further severe weather with as many as 13 named storms expected to hit the UK this autumn/winter.

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When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

It might seem that summer’s only just ended, but we’re already well into autumn.

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Citizens Advice reveal what you can do to save on your phone contract

Citizens Advice reveal what you can do to save on your phone contract

After exposing that mobile phone networks are overcharging customers by as much as £38 a month, Citizens Advice are now urging phone users to stay on top off their contract to avoid being ripped off.

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There's a Take Me Out over 50s special being planned.

Take Me Out looking for ‘silver foxes’ and ‘golden girls’ for over 50s special

Hit ITV dating show Take Me Out is looking for ‘silver foxes’ and ‘golden girls’ to appear in a new over 50s special.

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Riding the storm: Top tips to minimise damage to your home

Riding the storm: Top tips to minimise damage to your home

Storm Ophelia, which hit large parts of the country this week, isn’t likely to be the last storm we will see this winter.

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Cheers! It’s International Gin and Tonic Day

If you’re partial to Mother’s Ruin today will need no explaining.

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Retailers slammed for selling ‘sickening’ Hallowe’en costumes

Retailers slammed for selling ‘sickening’ Hallowe’en costumes

Parents have slammed retailers for selling a sickening ‘Burnt Zombie Child’ Hallowe’en costume for young children in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

Almost a quarter (23%) of UK workers – around seven million people – say they would only take time off work if they were hospitalised and had no other choice.

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Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

A worrying list of bizarre 999 calls from timewasters includes reports of a ‘confused’ horse and a complaint about too much sweetcorn on a pizza.

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Scotlands woodlands are ideal places for recharging batteries and increasing exercise levels.

Green spaces good for health

Scotland’s woodlands are the ideal places to help improve health and well-being as autumn continues and winter approaches, according to Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).

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From October 15 the existing 1 coins will no longer be legal tender but can be given to charity or handed into banks or Post Offices.

Old pound coins – Lidl and M&S WON’T accept them from Sunday but Tesco confirm an extra week

Lidl and Marks and Spencer have all confirmed that the old pound coins will not be accepted in stores as of midnight on Sunday, October 15.

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Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

If you’re prone to hangover hell every time the bubbly is popped Lidl have answered your prayers with a prosecco that’s allegedly hangover free.

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Overall show Champion William Thomson with judge Mr F Irvine.  Photos by Bill McBurnie.

Crowds flock to Border Shepherds’ Show

The region’s final agricultural show of the season boasted huge crowds at the weekend as fine weather pulled in a huge crowd to Yetholm at the weekend.

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Apple releases Saltire emoji

Apple releases Saltire emoji

Apple has released a new set of emojis - which includes Scotland’s Saltire flag - as part of the technology giant’s latest software update.

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New poll reveals the nation's favourite penny sweet.

Revealed: the nation’s all-time favourite penny sweet

Penny sweets have always been a favourite amongst kids, and now a new survey has revealed the nation’s all-time favourite penny chew to be Black Jacks.

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How British are your favourite foods?

How British are your favourite foods?

It’s British Food Fortnight - but some of those quintessentially British foods, er, aren’t. Yes, there’s a variety of drinks and brands which don’t originate in or are no longer actually owned by companies based here.

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Where’s the cheapest place in Scotland to hail a cab?

The Western Isles has the cheapest taxis in Scotland, according to a new report.

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Buckfast-flavoured sweets to appeal to “younger generation”

The monks behind a controversial tonic wine have blasted a Scottish confectioner as “highly irresponsible” for making Buckfast flavoured sweets.

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Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

A new campaign to increase the recycling of dangerous, yet potentially precious batteries has been launched across the UK.

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Monarch Airlines administration - what to do if you’re affected

As of today Monarch Airlines has ceased trading, affecting 110,000 holidaymakers currently abroad and 300,000 passengers yet to travel.

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