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Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Party poppers or party poopers?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Health experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

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The black rhino is critically endangered

Revealed: Scots blind to the world’s most endangered species

A new survey has revealed what Scots don’t know about the most endangered animal species on Earth.

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Are you ready for winter?

Practical tips to ensure you are ready for winter

As the weather starts to get colder it is important to get prepared now rather than waiting until extreme weather affects us.

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Mind the pie gap

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the ‘air gap’ from a mince pie.

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The school in Back Street, Dalkeith

Star fades as support dwindles for junior football

At the beginning of December, the unthinkable happened – Nitten Star closed down because of a lack of support, writes Alan Mason (Dalkeith History Society).

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A miners' bar in Newtongrange, before 1910. Photo: National Mining Museum Scotland/Scran

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Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Scots are celebrating St Andrew's Day

Test yourself with our St Andrew’s Day trivia quiz

As Scots across the world celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to show how much you know about your country.

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More local youngsters will be encouraged to play outdoors.

Playtime – thanks to £110k

Local youngsters will be jumping for joy in the great outdoors thanks to a Big Lottery boost of more than £110,000 for a Dalkeith play project.

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Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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Chocolate contains theobromine  - highly toxic to dogs

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

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A bus stops at traffic lights at the High Street, Dalkeith, Midlothian. It was announced in 1953 that a one-way system was to be introduced to ease the bottleneck in the High Street.

Striking Dalkeith men were playing with fire

The plight of Dalkeith firefighters was one of the top issues of the day back in November 1951.

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Roslin Gunpowder Mills workers, Midlothian, c. 1880. Photo: National Museums Scotland/Scran

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Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits have no idea what their home telephone number is, according to new research.

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Handout still taken from video issued by the Advertising Standards Authority of a Heinz advert that teaches viewers how to use tin cans to drum out a song which has been banned for encouraging behaviour that risks health and safety.

Heinz rapped over baked beans ad safety

A Heinz baked beans ad which showed children drumming on empty tins has been banned because young viewers could copy it and slice their fingers open on sharp edges.

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Salters Inn pub in Woodburn, Dalkeith where the landlord was fined �10,000 for showing sports using a domestic Sky box rather than a commercial one. Pic: Greg Macvean

Midlothian pub slapped with £10k Sky TV fine

A PUB has been ordered to pay £10,000 after showing Sky Sports on TV illegally.

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Winter safety in the Scottish mountains

Winter safety in the Scottish mountains

Scotland’s mountains are a winter playground for thousands of hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers, with a wide range of experience levels. Examination of the fatal accident statistics for the last year shows it isn’t just novices getting into difficulties.

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When do you put your Christmas decorations up? Pic: Shutterstock

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We’re not even into December and we’ve already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.

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