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Markus is safe and sound, thanks to Shelter Scotland

From childhood, life has dealt Markus a difficult hand. There has seldom been a safe place to call home and, at his lowest ebb, he struggled to see a way forward.

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Call to action...rather than celebrating its 50th birthday, Shelter Scotland is planning a 12-month series of events and promotional activities under the banner We're Still Fighting.

Shelter Scotland: we’re still fighting, 50 years later

It is 50 years since Shelter Scotland was formed to help deal with the unique challenges of homelessness and bad housing in Scotland.

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That's my girl...Duncan Slater can now enjoy going out for a walk with his daughter Lilly (8), after having both his legs amputated. Despite life-changing injuries, he has no regrets about his RAF service.

Duncan Slater: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Despite almost every bone in his body being broken, Scotsman Duncan Slater remains both proud of the RAF and his service in it.

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Daddy's girl...Grace was just six months old when Kevin Ogilvie was injured while serving with the RAF. He and his family received a tremendous amount of support from the RAF Benevolent Fund as he tried to overcome his injuries.

Kevin Ogilvie: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Kevin Ogilvie was just 20 when he signed up to join the RAF and two years later, the young Scotsman’s life changed forever.

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Discussion days...were held across the country, including at Stirling University where interim planning group members asked their peers for their views.

No matter your age, get involved in Year of Young People

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble for the last few months, you’ll know 2018 is the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People.

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11 road signs most people don’t know the actual meaning of

Motorists are being reminded to maintain their knowledge of road signs after passing their driving test.

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THE FAMILY CHASE ''Pictured:  The Bennet Family with host Bradley Walsh '(l-r)  Rich, Laura, Bradley Walsh, Judy and Ali ''Photographer Steve Peskett ''� ITV

Midlothian families wanted for special series of ‘The Chase’

An appeal has been made to local families to apply for the second series of The Family Chase.

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Scots are wasting up to 50 million annually replacing household goods before checking the warranty

Scots are wasting up to 50 million annually replacing household goods before checking the warranty

Consumers are throwing an estimated £49.5m down the drain each year by replacing household appliances and electrical goods without even checking their warranties.

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Big Brother is on the lookout for new contestants

Big Brother 2018 seeking applications from Midlothian residents

Big Brother is on the hunt for Scottish housemates to feature in this year’s version of the reality television series.

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How far will your car run on the fuel warning light?

How far will your car run on the fuel warning light - and can you get in trouble for running out of petrol?

It’s a feeling every motorist has experienced at least once in the run-up to payday: you’re trying to scrape every last drop of fuel out of your tank, and the dreaded fuel warning light comes on.

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Musical partners...Felix Slavin and Andrew Pankhurst are ably backed by Rosie Gemmell (13), Sarah Edwards (12), Freya Edwards (14) and Calum Shand (12).

Readers asked to play their part in Pass It On Week 2018

Zero Waste Scotland is asking readers to help make sweet music for this year’s national re-use week, which runs from Saturday, March 10, to Sunday, March 18.

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Making their voices heard...Enable's magnificent seven Change Champions have already given their own presentation to MSPs at the Scottish Parliament.

Help Enable Scotland stamp out bullying: Be The Change

Nine out of 10 people with a learning disability have been bullied in their own communities.

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All mapped out...VisitScotland celebrated our own stars of the big screen with its Six Degrees of Scotland map, linking this year's Oscar contenders with film locations across the country.

Scotland’s Oscar links mapped out by VisitScotland

There were no big Scottish winners at the 90th Academy Awards but Scotland is out in front in the Hollywood filming stakes, with a host of big-budget movies now being shot here.

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The clocks go forward by one hour at 1 am on Sunday, March 25.

When do the clocks go forward in 2018?

The light nights are coming - and hopefully they’ll bring some warmer weather with them.

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Marvellous Mother’s Day out ideas to show mum how much you really care

Marvellous Mother’s Day out ideas to show mum how much you really care

Mother’s Day takes place this Sunday (March 11) and you may be wondering what you are going to buy your mum in order to show her how much you really care.

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Quiz: How well do you know your classic literature?

Quiz: How well do you know your classic literature?

It’s World Book Day today (Thursday, March 1).

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Scots lose out on £122m online travel savings annually

Scots lose out on £122m online travel savings annually

While we believe we’re a nation of savvy shoppers by using vouchers to save on restaurant bills or weekly food purchases, Scots are losing out on a whopping £122m of savings when it comes to booking holidays online.

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Staying power: Nearly a fifth of Scottish households have never switched energy provider

Staying power: Nearly a fifth of Scottish households have never switched energy provider

New research has found that nearly a fifth of Scottish households have never switched energy provider, despite average savings of up to £250 a year being available.

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72% of Scots admit they would keep lottery win a secret from friends and family

72% of Scots admit they would keep lottery win a secret from friends and family

In the event of a lottery win, 72% of Scots say they would hide the news from friends and family in a bid to keep the winnings for themselves.

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