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Amazon launches 40 new channels

More than 40 subscription TV channels including Discovery and ITV Hub+ are now available to watch for Amazon Prime members as part of the new Channels service.

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Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

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Peter Capaldi as the Doctor

POLL: Who is your favourite Doctor Who?

Peter Capaldi has announced he is stepping down from the role of Doctor Who later this year, with the 58-year-old Glasgow-born star telling the BBC it was ‘time to move on’.

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The shortlist features 14 remarkable women from different fields in Scottish society.

Search is on for gallery’s first Scottish heroine

Stirling’s Wallace Monument is set to add its first female figurehead to its Hall of Heroes gallery within the famous landmark.

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Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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New creme egg campaign rolls in

New creme egg campaign rolls in

The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years.

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Local men Ross Bathgate (left) and Mark Hallworth have released their first book Darkview Psychosis.

New mental health-themed novel from first-time Dalkeith authors

Two Dalkeith authors have released a mental health-themed novel in a bid to increase awareness of the illness and are donating profits to a mental health charity.

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Roger Hipkin, secretary  of Penicuik Community Development Trust,  pictured at the site of the Battle of Rullion Green.

Although not a story from history that you might remember from your school days, the Battle of Rullion Green near Penicuik played a huge part in the history of our country, and is seen as a decisive step towards establishing Presbyterianism as the form of governance of the Church of Scotland and the supremacy of local democracy over the divine right of Kings.

On November 28, 1666, the bloody Battle of Rullion Green in the Pentlands took place, the culmination of the ‘Pentland Rising’, which saw the rout and slaughter of about 900 Covenanter rebels by government troops under TamDalyell of the Binns.

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Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick star in The Accountant

Film Review: The Accountant (15)

Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow

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Ice Guardians - poster for new film on ice hockey enforcers

Update: Second screening added for ‘Ice Guardians’ in Kirkcaldy

A second screening of Ice Guardians has been confirmed for Kirkcaldy after its Scottish premiere sold out within 24 hours.

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Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Charlie Sheen reveals all about THAT meltdown, his HIV secret, family and big screen comeback

Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has revealed big screen comeback plans after admitting for the first time that his public ‘meltdown’ was a result of dealing with his HIV secret.

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Marks and Spencer Footglove Suede Wide Fit Perforated Trainers, available from marksandspencer.com Photo: PA Photo/Handout

Work wonders

If you’re still struggling to shake those lingering ‘back to school’ blues (aren’t we all?), what you need is an occupational refresh.

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Sable Panel Saddle Bag, available from accessorize.com. Photo: PA Photo/Handout

Get a feel for folk

It started on the catwalks last spring, when Valentino’s floaty, fringe and feather print-filled autumn show caused fashion editors everywhere to swoon.

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Avon Halo Set Square Diamond Earrings. Photo: PA Photo/Handout

The bold and the beautiful

Somewhat ironically, when you look at SS16 as a whole, individuality is what ties together the catwalk collections.

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Models wearing creations for Prada women's Fall-Winter 2015-2016 collection. Photo: AP Photo/Antonio Calanni/PA Photos

Upgrade your updo

Free-flowing, poker-straight hair is often the norm on the catwalks, but AW15 saw designers embracing hair accessories and elaborate styles in a big way.

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Butler & Wilson crystal square drop earrings, available from QVC. Photo: PA Photo/Handout

Get a feel for festive fashion

We all long to sparkle at our many festive soirees and shindigs, but if you really want to stand out amid the sea of sequins, it’s time to think texture, not tinsel.

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The Baby Blue Inka Clutch and Powder Blue Hand Cuff Key Clip, available from romyldn.com. Photo: PA Photo/Handout.

Caught by the fuzz

Just a few years back, whenever faux fur was seen on the catwalks, it was always in natural hues or neat animal prints that mimicked the real thing.

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A model wears the Plume Print Dress, available from House of Fraser. Photo: PA Photo/Handout

Busy bodies

If you’re looking to rebel against pared-back minimalism, this season’s optical prints trends could be just the multi-dimensional answer.

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A model wearing the Coldwater Silk Dress, available from jigsaw-online.com.  Photo: PA Photo/Handout

Fashion with the X Factor

It’s first thing on a Monday morning and Gemma Sheppard is, by her own admission, exhausted.

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