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  1. Calls for a flat rate for energy, wherever you liveRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    Alistair Phillips-Davies, chief executive of SSE, has written to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, urging him and his department to consider the merits of a move away from the present regime of regional pricing. He said his letter followed "media and political interest," particularly in Scotland, in the fact that all electricity suppliers face different costs for transporting electricity to different parts of the country, so charge varying prices.

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  2. Ten of world's best pipers ready for Glenfiddich on SaturdayRead the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | Pipes Drums

    The 41st annual Glenfiddich Invitational Solo Piping Championship is poised for staging all day on Saturday, October 25th, at Blair Atholl, Scotland, where 10 of the world's most successful competing pipers will go at it hammer-and-tongs in a no-holds-barred solo piping smackdown. Or, more accurately, in dignified Piobaireachd and MSR events in the world's most elegant piping venue: the antler- and arms-festooned Great Hall of Blair Castle, ancestral home of the Duke of Atholl.

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  3. Dawning of a new musical era for Oxford's Dreaming SpiresRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Oxford Times

    Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. It's the stuff of music legend and, for one Oxfordshire band, is the inspiration behind some of their best music.

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  4. SSE urges move to 'national pricing'Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Newsday

    The boss of power firm SSE has urged the UK energy secretary to consider adopting "national pricing" on supplier costs in order to end regional price differences for electricity. It follows criticism that people living in the Highlands and Islands pay a 2p surcharge per unit to meet higher delivery costs.

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  5. Bronze Age pottery found on Isle of LewisRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

    A dig site in Point Braighe, just outside Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis where Bronze Age pottery thought to date from around 2000 BC was found. Picture: PA More than 100 fragments of pottery thought to date from around 2000 BC were found during recent work at Point Braighe, just outside Stornoway.

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  6. Call for musician deportation U-turnRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Newsday

    The Scottish government has called on the Home Office to reconsider the case of an American percussionist who is at risk of being deported from Scotland. Dr Steve Forman, who has played with David Bowie and Pink Floyd, could not extend his visa due to salary restrictions.

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  7. Red squirrel areas may escape virusRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | BBC News

    The virus, thought to have been brought to the UK by grey squirrels, has had a devastating effect on the population of the native red squirrel. But research commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage has indicated that it could be kept out of areas dominated by reds.

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  8. New petrol station raid CCTV appealRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | BBC News

    The masked man threatened a member of staff at the Shell petrol station on Forfar Road at 20:50 on Tuesday, 7 October. He is described as being 5ft 7in tall, in his late 20s, and was wearing a blue baseball cap, a dark hooded jacket with grey sleeves, and dark jeans, gloves and trainers.

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  9. It's the dawning of a new musical era for The Dreaming SpiresRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

    Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. It's the stuff of music legend and, for one Oxfordshire band, is the inspiration behind some of their best music.

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  10. Significant Bronze Age pottery findRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BBC News

    The site was initially thought to be an Iron Age dwelling but experts now believe they are dealing with something older. "But since then we have found much more pottery and it is definitely Middle Bronze Age, which is much older in date.

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  11. Drug dealers 'could be evicted'Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Newsday

    Councillors will meet next week to discuss plans to use additional powers to remove people from properties if they are convicted of using the house for "immoral or illegal" purposes. Police records show that 50 council houses were subject to at least one drug search resulting in criminal charges in 2013.

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  12. Cameron asks SNP to accept No vote as finalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Sunday Herald

    The Prime Minister made his challenge as the potential difficulty of banning Scottish peers from voting on English-only legislation was raised in the Lords when Lord Wallace, the Advocate General, noted how members of the Lords did not have constituencies like MPs but were "peers of the United Kingdom." During Commons question time, Angus MacNeil, the SNP MP for the Western Isles, pointed out how before the referendum Mr Cameron had made clear that if there were a No vote, then all options on further devolution to Holyrood would be possible.

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  13. INFOGRAPHIC: Gonzalo's Swath of Damage From Bermuda to EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | AccuWeather.com

    On Friday and Friday night, Gonzalo passed directly over Bermuda as a Category 2 hurricane bringing wind gusts over 160 kph to the island. Widespread wind gusts of 65 to 90 kph were reported across Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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  14. October 22: Daily Record breakfast news blog LIVERead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Daily Record

    JOIN us on the Daily Record breakfast blog until nine o'clock this morning, for all the latest news, sport, entertainment and lifestyle stories, as well as your traffic and weather updates to ease you into the working day. We've made it to the middle of the week in one piece, so let the Daily Record news room help you through the early morning shift with all the day's top stories broken down into one handy news blog.

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  15. Country faces up to Gonzalo's wrathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Sunday Herald

    A wind speed of 63mph was recorded in Salsburgh in North Lanarkshire in the early hours, while a 62mph gust hit Machrihanish on the Mull of Kintyre at around 5am. Meanwhile, nearly 600 Scottish Hydroelectric Power Distribution customers were left without electricity in Dunblane, Dunoon, Fort William and the Western Isles.

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  16. UK's subsea cable policy is 'discriminatory'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Sunday Herald

    David Ross UK AUTHORITIES are acting in a "discriminatory" manner by considering subsea cables to foreign countries while continuing to drag their feet over a link to the Western Isles. The leader of the Western Isles Council, Angus Campbell, has written to Prime Minister David Cameron of his feelings at seeing renewable energy developers unable to invest in the islands because of the failure to provide an interconnector to take green energy to the mainland.

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  17. Three people killed and another three injured as Hurricane Gonzalo...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Daily Record

    SCOTLAND was battered by 75mph winds as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo stormed the country - but forecasters said the worst is now over. A man in his 30s was killed under a Transit van in Essex when his jack collapsed in high winds.

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  18. Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo Bring Rain, Wind to EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Insurance Journal West

    The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo battered Ireland and the United Kingdom with locally damaging winds and downpours on Monday night and Tuesday. Widespread wind gusts of 65 to 90 kph were reported across Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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  19. VIDEO: Higher energy bills for HighlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | BBC News

    People in the Highlands and Islands are paying 2p more for a unit of electricity than other areas of Scotland. The Western Isles Council has branded the higher hidden tariff "a disgrace" which can add hundreds of pounds to an electricity bill.

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  20. Tail of a hurricane: Gonzalo brings disruption to ferries, roads, flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Sunday Herald

    Gale-force winds and heavy rain are causing disruption for people travelling today, as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo pass over the country. Gale-force winds and heavy rain are causing disruption for people travelling today, as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo pass over the country.

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