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3 hrs ago | Buteman Today

New CalMac ferry to take part in Commonwealth Flotilla

The newest ship in the Caledonian MacBrayne fleet will take part in the Commonwealth Games Flotilla on the Clyde this Saturday - and The Buteman will be on board to capture the scenes from what promises to be a memorable day.

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7 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

Gates opened for Games ceremony

Excitement is building in Glasgow as thousands of people arrive to take their seats for the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games.

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Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom,

11 hrs ago | Newsday

Man jailed for bin lorry rampage

A man who went on the rampage in a stolen bin lorry, trying to ram police cars and crashing into a bridge, has been jailed for four months.

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Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News,

15 hrs ago | Forfar Today

Experiment to gauge towns' social connections

Voluntary Action Angus is gearing up to replicate a now famous social experiment to answer the question of "How connected are we?" The experiments will take place in Kirriemuir and Brechin during August and will follow the concept of six degrees of separation, which originated from Stanley Milgram's 'small world experiment' in 1967 that tracked ... (more)

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16 hrs ago | Evening Times

Two men have lucky escape after fire breaks out in shed in Cleland

Crews from Motherwell Station were called to the "well-developed" blaze in Biggar Road, in Cleland, shortly after 6am today.

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Related Topix: Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom

18 hrs ago | Kidderminster Shuttle

Former Local Lad Picked to Guard Commonwealth Baton

A FORMER Wolverley CE Secondary School pupil is guarding the Queen's Baton on its relay around Scotland as part of this year's Commonwealth Games.

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Related Topix: Worcestershire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Shropshire County, England, Strathclyde County, Scotland

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Painting/Wallcovering Contractor

Scotland Touts Steel Steeds

Standing nearly 100 feet tall and weighing 300 tons a piece, "The Kelpies" are one of the largest equine sculptures in the world and are the largest public artworks in Scotland.

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Related Topix: Horse, Pets, World News, United Kingdom, Central County, Scotland

Scotsman.com

Extending and developing Scotland's rail network

Over the past 30 years, Scotland has been the trailblazer for re-opening railways in response to growing gridlock on the British road network.

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Related Topix: Fife County, Scotland, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

The Independent

Deadly Asian Hornet 'seen in Scotland,' builders claim, yet not is all as seems

Defra believes otherwise as not one official sighting of the Asian Hornet has been verified in the UK Workmen in Fife were shocked discover what they say was an insect "two to three inches long" with a 6mm-long sting "the length of a needle."

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Fife County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, Central County, Scotland,

BBC News

Glasgow's winding river of fortunes

The best way to see the city of Glasgow is from the River Clyde. From here, there are two Glasgows that stare back at you.

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Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom

Falkirk Herald

Fire at Dunipace takeaway disrupts traffic

A fire at a takeaway restaurant in Dunipace led to the temporary closure of a busy main street this afternoon.

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Newsday

Woman cut free after A1 accident

A woman had to be cut free from her car by firefighters after a crash on the A1 near Cockburnspath in the Scottish Borders on Monday evening.

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Related Topix: Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

The Daily Record

Teen performs sex act on Troon beach in midst of chaos that descended on the area during warm weather

Police were out on force at Troon's South Beach to confiscate alcohol from underage drinkers.

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Mirror.co.uk

Woman flies 10,500 miles to visit sick dad - only to hear husband has died in mountain accident

Diane Francis, 45, jetted back from to Britain from her home in Australia after her father Sylvester Paterson, 79, was admitted to a hospital's coronary care unit Diane flew 10,500 miles from Sydney to visit her ill father in Dundee, only to hear her partner died falling from a New Zealand mountain A woman flew 10,500 miles to be with her sick dad ... (more)

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sunday Herald

New look as country park to get A 3.5m revamp

PLANS have been approved for a 3.5million revamp of a country park owned by the UK's largest private landowner.

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Kirkintilloch Today

Queen's Baton Relay

From Bearsden to Twechar and all the towns and villages in between, local residents tunred out in force to mark the special occasion.

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The Daily Record

Body of a man recovered from Water of Leith, Police say cause of death is 'unexplained'

POLICE in Edinburgh are trying to determine the cause of death of a man found in the Water of Leith in Edinburgh A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in Edinburgh responded to the Water of Leith, near to the Stenhouse Industrial Estate, at around 9.30am on Monday July 21 where the body of a man was recovered from the water.

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Midlothian Today

No place like home

A woman from Gorebridge is celebrating having spent all 65 years of her life in the same Midlothian Council house.

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Fife Now

More support to Yes Campaign

More well-known Scottish figures have come forward and shown their support in backing a Yes vote in September's independence referendum.

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Eastlothian Today

Musselburgh engineer admits assault

Christopher Patterson, of 45 Whitehill Avenue, shouted and swore at the women before pushing her on to a bed during the incident at High Street, Musselburgh, on June 21 last year.

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