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  1. Water charges, but no waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Sunday Herald

    Small businesses across the Highlands and Islands hope they may benefit from a decision by the Ombudsman that a couple were unreasonably charged water rates for a building which has no water. Small businesses across the Highlands and Islands hope they may benefit from a decision by the Ombudsman that a couple were unreasonably charged water rates for a building which has no water.

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  2. Hailstones the size of marbles smash car windscreen in ScotlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Metro UK News

    The lumps of ice pounded the ground in Lewis, Scotland yesterday as thunder and lightning flashed across the island Hailstones the size of marbles terrified locals in a remote village on the Scottish island of Lewis as they pounded down from the sky - smashing a car windscreen. The huge blocks of ice - described as the size of pound coins - battered the village of Ness on the Isle of Lewis in a freak winter storm.

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  3. MP highlights fund for listed Church buildingsRead the original story

    Friday | Stornoway Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Western Isles MP, Angus MacNeil is encouraging local churches to apply for funding from a special 15 million fund for the repair of roofs and guttering on vulnerable listed church buildings.

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  4. Police patrols to increase over festive periodRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Stornoway Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Western Isles Area Commander Chief Inspector Gordon MacLeod has issued an appeal for those out and about over the Christmas and New Year period to stay safe while enjoying the festivities.

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  5. Monster hailstones battered Scottish island Isle of LewisRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Daily Mail

    Boy, 5, is found murdered - hours after his babysitter claimed he was kidnapped by two masked men from trailer in the woods Christmas Storm set to bring rain, snow and thunder across the East Coast as almost 100million head home for the holidays 'Have some ear plugs in case you don't enjoy my first public serenade!' Parents on first flight with baby distribute goodie bags to placate passengers at 35,000ft Blood money: How ISIS is selling human organs harvested from living hostages and its own dead soldiers to fund terror across the Middle East 'We cannot be told what we can see by Kim Jong-un, of all f***ing people': Clooney criticizes Hollywood big-hitters who refused to back Sony movie - because they were afraid Revealed: North Korea terror squads infiltrated the US in the 1990s - and were ordered to attack nuclear power stations if war broke out Hackers now demand Sony remove all ... (more)

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  6. Time capsule found at surgeons' hallRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | BBC News

    Two newspapers from 19 March 1909, two postcards and a list of names dated 26 March 1909 have been found inside a snuff tin by workmen in Edinburgh. The 105-year-old time capsule was found at the museum section of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh under the Playfair Building.

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  7. Viking women were most certainly not stay-at-home momsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Ars Technica

    The traditional picture of Vikings is one of boatloads of hairy men pillaging their way along the coasts of Europe. Though true to some degree, this stereotype has more recently been tempered with the appreciation of Vikings as explorers and settlers, founding colonies from the Black Sea to Canada.

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  8. Acclaimed theatre company exits stage after funding snubRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Sunday Herald

    ONE of Scotland's most acclaimed theatre companies is to shut after failing to receive backing from the national arts funding body. ONE of Scotland's most acclaimed theatre companies is to shut after failing to receive backing from the national arts funding body.

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  9. Man stabbed his ex at flat-warmingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | BBC News

    A man who stabbed his former partner after he turned up uninvited to her flat-warming party has been jailed for five years and four months. John McIntyre, 51, attacked 39-year-old Alison Lyons when she found him standing in her bedroom at the flat in Greenock, Inverclyde, in August.

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  10. Second child in city stranger alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | BBC News

    In the first, a young child was approached by a man near the city's Drakies Primary School on 8 December. At 18:20 on Tuesday, a man sitting in a car parked on Union Road spoke to a child on a nearby footpath.

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  11. Historical abuse inquiry announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | BBC News

    And she said abusers would "face the full force of the law" where it brought to light evidence of crimes. The move followed a number of scandals involving the abuse of children in care, including at institutions run by the Roman Catholic church.

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  12. Waving witness to A7 crash soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | BBC News

    Police want to trace a woman seen waving her arms to try to stop a lorry driver involved in an accident in which a pensioner was seriously hurt. Marion Fair, 84, from Selkirk, is in a serious but stable condition in hospital as a result of the incident.

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  13. Santa fined over 'cone' statue stuntRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | BBC News

    Police said the 51-year-old had been given a fixed-penalty ticket following the stunt at the iconic statue in Royal Exchange Square. He scaled the statue and waved to passers-by, until fire crews arrived with a ladder and took him down.

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  14. Glan Llyn landlady Gwawr Adams, with Helen Roberts, of Cadwyn Clwyd,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | IcNetwork

    When a pub closes in rural Wales it can rip the heart out of the community, but one pub in particular is thriving, thanks to a little help from its friends The Glan Llyn, in the village of Clawddnewydd, between Ruthin and Cerrigydrudion, in North Wales, was on its last legs in last October. Now it's thriving again, already making a healthy profit, and about to employ a full-time chef and assistant in time for the Christmas trade.

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  15. Rare life found in island lagoonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Newsday

    One of the least understood habitats in Scotland has been explored by ecologists and specialists from the National Museum of Scotland. The condition of dozens of saline lagoons on the Uists in the Western Isles were tested in the study for Scottish Natural Heritage .

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  16. Viking women travelled too, genetic study revealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Raw Story

    The traditional picture of Vikings is one of boatloads of hairy men pillaging their way along the coasts of Europe. Though true to some degree, this stereotype has more recently been tempered with the appreciation of Vikings as explorers and settlers, founding colonies from the Black Sea to Canada.

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  17. Campaign leaders collect public service awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Shetland Today

    The leaders and chief executives of Scotland's three islands councils have won another award in connection with their work on the Our Islands Our Future campaign. Launched in June 2013 the campaign aimed to tackle a range of shared issues on the back of the opportunity presented by the independence referendum.

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  18. UK weather: Astronaut takes stunning photo of storm from spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | Mirror.co.uk

    The image's breathtaking effect was created by a mixture of lightning and aurora - an electrical phenomenon caused by charged particles entering the atmosphere, famously seen in the Northern Lights visible in the Antarctica.

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  19. Astronaut captures UK storm in stunning space photoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | ITV

    A Nasa astronaut has captured a stunning photo showing recent storms off the UK as seen from the International Space Station. The startling effect was created by a mixture of lightning and aurora - an electrical phenomenen created by the interaction of charged particles from the sun stimulating molecules in the earth's atmosphere.

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  20. When is a weather bomb not a weather bomb?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Sunday Herald

    Top, a car drives along Seaview Road, Saltcoats as the storm approached. Above, giant waves hit the lighthouse wall in WhitehavenMain photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Weather forecasters say the so-called "weather bomb" that hit Scotland was a "cry wolf" alert that they fear may result in people ignoring genuine warnings of much more serious weather conditions.

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