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Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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Helping hand...this taxi driver knows how to treat those with sight loss, and their guide dogs. Sadly, others dont.

Stop treating us like second class citizens...

Imagine you were turned away from a shop, restaurant or pub or ordered a taxi to take you home only to be told by the driver that you weren’t welcome.

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Could the nokia 3310 be making a comeback?

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

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Action on the Roslin Curling Pond c 1910. Photo: Bryce Collection, Midlothian Council Local Studies

Roslin’s links with the Roaring Game

For centuries, curling has been played in Scotland where the ‘North Winds doth Blaw’ – frequently, writes Winnie Stevenson (Roslin Heritage Society).

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Video: Distillery cat was just ‘feline’ like a holiday!

The well-loved cat of one of Scotland’s most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently.

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A group of schoolgirls at the "English School", Penicuik, c 1990. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

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A centenary jewel for Lodge Rosslyn St Clair, No. 606. Photo: Lodge Dalkeith Kilwinning, No. 10/Scran

Midlothian’s 100 Objects – Centenary Masonic jewel

After being constituted on May 7, 1877, Roslin-based Lodge Rosslyn St Clair, No. 606 met in numerous locations until securing its present rooms in Main Street.

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The Humanist Society Scotland can now authorise its own celebrants.

Holyrood makes it easier for Humanists to appoint celebrants

A new provision approved by The Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) will see Humanist Society Scotland officially recognised as the first non-religious organisation to be ‘prescribed’ under the 1977 Marriage Act.

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How to get your FREE Subway sandwich this Valentine’s Day...

It’s the day of love, and one fast food chain is marking it with a very special giveaway.

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Veteran Dennis Bolter during a previous trip to Normandy.

Chance for veterans to pay their respects

A national armed forces charity is looking for all surviving D-Day veterans to take part in a series of special trips funded by HM Treasury.

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Pic by: Rahim Packir Saibo/Flickr

Quiz: How much do you know about Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is just a day away, but how much do you know about the heart-shaped holiday?

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5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

As a new parent, exercise is often the furthest thing from your mind - but in order to match the energy levels of your little ones, finding time for fitness is key.

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11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

Trying to get into a pub or club when you’re underage is a universal rite of passage. Unfortunately, more often than not said ‘passage’ is blocked by a brute of a doorman.

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Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in 10 workers fear they will never be able to retire, according to new research.

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Segway time...SWI is no longer just all about jam and Jerusalem

It’s the SWI but less admin and more Facebook

Segway racing, social media and rum tasting – not the activities you would expect from the ladies of the women’s institute.

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Nitten sites were seen as possible bombing targets

Nitten sites were seen as possible bombing targets

This week my Dad Alex Duncan recalls his childhood in wartime Newtongrange, writes John Duncan (Newbattle at War).

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What's your favourite topping? Pic Andy Rodgers/Flickr

Poll: National Pizza Day - what’s your favourite topping?

Today is National Pizza Day.

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A horse and cart makes its way to the Roslin Gunpowder Mill. Photo: Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

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Royal Mail is installing 150 new postboxes across Scotland.

Royal Mail boxing clever with expanded service

Postal coverage in Scotland is about to improve with the addition of around 150 new postboxes.

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A badge, possibly belonging to 1st Dalkeith Company, awarded for PE prowess. Photo: Dalkeith History Society/Scran

Midlothian’s 100 Objects - Dalkeith Boys’ Brigade badge

In the early years of the Boys’ Brigade metal badges would have been worn by members.

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