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Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint

With another expensive Christmas period behind us, a new survey reveals the bad spending habits leaving Scots struggling to survive in the first month of the new year.

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10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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Bonnyrigg councillors rally to the defence of the under-threat railway line through the town.

Call to fund Dalkeith welfare hall

It’s a new year and Dalkeith residents launch a new endeavour – to raise £5000 to pay for a permanent old people’s club building.

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The hack is sophisticated, and has fooled even the tech-savvy users of Gmail

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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Blacksmith David Patterson shoes a horse at Woolmet farm, Newton parish, Midlothian, in 1929. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

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Sir Tom Hunter is pictured with (from left) Kiltwalkers Stuart Sharp, Kerry Murdoch and Chris Quinn.

Boost for Kiltwalk’s fund-raising drive

Charity fund-raisers now have more reason to enter this year’s Kiltwalk with news that Scottish philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter will boost the amounts raised at all four walks.

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The report of a social event organised by the Scottish Co-operative Women's Guild, Dalkeith Branch, in 1919. Photo: Midlothian Council Local Studies/Scran

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - Scottish Co-op Women’s Guild

This image is of a 1919 report by the Dalkeith branch of the Scottish Co-operative Women’s Guild.

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Mystery surrounds death of  SAS man on  daring raid

Mystery surrounds death of SAS man on daring raid

Newtongrange man William Dodds enlisted in the Royal Engineers in December 1940 as a miner, writes John Duncan (Newbattle at War).

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A family of croquet-players, Mount Esk, Lasswade, Midlothian, c. 1900. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

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New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing ‘the boot’ - but you can vote on what you’d like to see in their place.

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Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

We’ve all rushed out of a hotel to catch our flight or train back home, and most of us will have forgotten some vital item - our phone, or a pair of socks, or perhaps the papers for that presentation that your business trip was all about.

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Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK?

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Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Fraud and cybercrime experts Action Fraud are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon.

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Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

NHS 24 is encouraging people to take up the challenge of exercise this winter to ward off unwanted illness. Getting fit and healthy is usually at the top of most people’s New Year resolution lists and small changes can help protect against common colds and flu.

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Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study.

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The new �1 coin

Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin

The Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin, set to enter circulation in early 2017.

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Quiz: Can you recognise Scotland’s towns and cities from these old pictures?

Quiz: Can you recognise Scotland’s towns and cities from these old pictures?

Test your knowledge of Scotland’s cities and towns by trying to identify each one from these old photographs.

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Two of the notes have already been found. Pic: SWNS

Jane Austen fiver worth £50k discovered in Scots Christmas card

A rare plastic £5 note which features a micro-engraved portrait of Jane Austen has been discovered inside a Christmas card in Scotland.

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Five things you can do with your real Christmas tree when the festive period is over

Five things you can do with your real Christmas tree when the festive period is over

It was an exciting time at the start of the month when you got the Christmas decorations down from the loft and went shopping for your new tree.

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