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Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships launched

Chefs and industry professionals from the seafood sector are being asked to ‘shuck off’ to Stranraer this September and take part in Seafood Scotland’s first Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships.

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Radical Road won gold in the World Beer Awards

Loanhead firm raises a glass to a world title

Award-winning Stewart Brewing is toasting success at the World Beer Awards.

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Cats Protection outlines simple steps to keep puss purring throughout the year

Cats Protection outlines simple steps to keep puss purring throughout the year

Cats Protection has outlined a series of steps which can be taken to help keep felines safe throughout the year.

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Staff at The Kabin in Loanhead, left to right: ross McKay Kitchen assistant, Daniel Dolan Hard Landscaping Tutor, Ashley Watt Gardening Assistant, Caroline Hudson Kitchen Manager and volunteer Jay Lukey

Kabin calls on local community support

The Kabin Community Centre faces the serious threat of closure just seven years after opening, and has turned to crowdfunding to stay open.

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Thousands urge Scottish Government to raise their ambition on climate change

Thousands urge Scottish Government to raise their ambition on climate change

Over 8,000 people have written the Scottish Government urging them to rethink their climate plans.

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There has been an increase on child neglect reports to the NSPCC. PHIL WILKINSON / TSPL

Reports of child neglect on the rise

Reports of child neglect to the NSPCC helpline in Scotland has reached record numbers.

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Barleyknowe Road in Gorebridge.

Too fast and we’re furious

People living on a Gorebridge road hit by speeding issues are calling for help, saying it is only a matter of time before someone is killed.

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The Forth Awards will be held at the Ushere Hall, Edinburgh. Photo: Rob McDougall

Search on for Midlothian heroes

Radio Forth has launched its 14th annual awards and is asking listeners to nominate their community heroes.

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Keith Brooke steps down as RHASS chairman

Keith Brooke steps down as RHASS chairman

The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced that Keith Brooke has stepped down from his role as Chairman of the Society for personal reasons.

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Scotland’s happiest place is on a beach in the Hebrides

Scotland’s happiest place is on a beach in the Hebrides

Admiring the white sandy beaches of the Hebrides has been voted the country’s ultimate “happy place”, according to a new study.

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Scottish SPCA

Animal charity seeks volunteers

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to kind hearted people in Midlothian to help raise funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals by volunteering.

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Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised

Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised

Compared to those who work, and in contrast to many popular perceptions, older people who are retired, home-makers, unemployed, or not working because of sickness or disability are more likely to feel that their status results in poorer social and mental engagement and lower self-esteem, according to a new study.

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5.3 million adults want to see their life in words

5.3 million adults want to see their life in words

One in ten UK adults, equivalent to 5.3 million people, intend or would like to write their autobiography, according to new findings from Type & Tell, the leading self-publishing company.

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Royal Mail has revealed a new stamp issue featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years.

Royal Mail issues special stamps to celebrate iconic children’s toys

Royal Mail has revealed a new stamp issue featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years.

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Eels

Country Corner - Seaside discovery uncovers an amazing tale

Rockpooling with my grandchildren at Longniddry recently, we were surprised to catch this young eel, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Teenager charged with assault

Teenager charged with assault

Police in Midlothian have confirmed that a 16-year-old male has been arrested and charged following a serious assault in Buckie Road, Mayfield.

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The myth of the ‘relaxing bath’ revealed

The myth of the ‘relaxing bath’ revealed

A national survey conducted by Faith in Nature reveals that only 4% of us find time to luxuriate in a relaxing bath, revealing that the ‘relaxing bath’ is just a myth.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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First Minister’s Reading Challenge expands

First Minister’s Reading Challenge expands

A scheme to encourage literacy and a love of reading in young people is being expanded to secondary schools across Scotland.

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Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, the Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Group, receives Honorary Doctorate of Science from Edinburgh Napier University. Photo: White House Studio

Honorary degree for Midlothian professor

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, the Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Group, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Napier University.

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