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Ten driving rules you might have forgotten

They are the rules of the road every driver forgets. So how many of these laws are you breaking?

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Football fans warned over behaviour ahead of weekend of games

Football fans warned over behaviour ahead of weekend of games

As numerous football matches prepare to kick off this weekend, British Transport Police is warning fans over their behaviour.

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Last few tickets remaining as Enchanted Forest proves to be most popular ever

Last few tickets remaining as Enchanted Forest proves to be most popular ever

With only a few thousand tickets remaining for this year’s Enchanted Forest show, organisers are urging the public to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

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Asda cuts its national fuel price cap

Asda cuts its national fuel price cap

Asda today (Friday, September 22) announced that it will be dropping the price of fuel by up to 2ppl on unleaded and 1ppl on diesel bringing prices down to a new national price cap of 115.7ppl on unleaded and 116.7ppl on diesel at all 308 filling stations.

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Twin towns celebrate 25 years of friendship with visit

Twin towns celebrate 25 years of friendship with visit

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first time the hand of friendship was extended across the Atlantic Ocean and grasped by residents of Pendleton, South Carolina, and Stornoway respectively.

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Benbecula range hosting month long US led ‘high end training’

Benbecula range hosting month long US led ‘high end training’

The South Uist rocket range will be engaged in ‘high-end training’ over a period of four weeks as the US Navy host a major ballistic missile defence exercise off the Western Isles.

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Blistering race pace and tumbling PB’s aplenty

Blistering race pace and tumbling PB’s aplenty

The SRAC Invitational Track and Field Match - back on the SRAC calendar after an absence in 2016 - saw over 200 athletes gather in Stornoway on Saturday 9th September.

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Happier times...Craig and Fiona celebrating Christmas 2010 with their much-cherished first child, Robert.

Sepsis awareness fight taken to Scottish Parliament

FEAT chairman Craig Stobo speaks to Julie Currie about the necessity for a public awareness campaign on the life-threatening condition sepsis.

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Could an air freshener hold the key to combatting road rage?

Could an air freshener hold the key to combatting road rage?

A new project from Leasing Options and an expert at the University of Oxford is aiming to help drivers by introducing a combination of scents into the car which could help with negative emotions experienced on the roads.

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Josie outside Dumfries House

A Royal appointment for Stornoway singer

An accomplished singer from Lewis was among students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who entertained members of the Royal Family at Dumfries House in Ayrshire to mark ten years since HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, saved the estate for the nation.

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Peter’s Patter - Uncle Buck

Peter’s Patter - Uncle Buck

I was watching the Breakfast News recently and there was an item on the dangers of cyclists being injured as people open their car doors without checking first.

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Looking back - Lucky winners

Looking back - Lucky winners

30-years-ago, Stornoway Chip Shop proprietors Colin Cameron and his wife Isabel celebrated a £74,584 win on the pools.

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Scotland’s employers are failing workers who face violence at work, says UNISON

Scotland’s employers are failing workers who face violence at work, says UNISON

Violence at work is not ‘part of the job’ says UNISON as it launches a new health and safety guide today (Thursday).

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New Iceland store will create 23 jobs

New Iceland store will create 23 jobs

The new Iceland store coming to Stornoway will create work for more than 20 islanders with posts due to be advertised this week.

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Hat trick of league defeats on the spin for Stornoway RFC

Hat trick of league defeats on the spin for Stornoway RFC

Stornoway suffered their third consecutive defeat of the season as they struggled to get going against a fired up Ross Sutherland XV.

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Cash boost for local charities

Cash boost for local charities

Staff from BiFab at Arnish Yard in Stornoway present representatives from Bethesda Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support with a pair of cheques for £600 each.

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New poll shows mixed housing experience across Scotland

New poll shows mixed housing experience across Scotland

Eighty-three per cent of Scots are satisfied with their current housing situation while 16% are not, according to an exclusive new opinion poll commissioned to coincide with Scottish Housing Day, which takes place today, (September 21).

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Team Jak launches £180,000 crowdfunding campaign

Team Jak launches £180,000 crowdfunding campaign

The Team Jak Foundation, a charity offering practical and emotional support to young people in Scotland diagnosed with cancer, is launching a new crowdfunding campaign today (Thursday, September 21) to help raise £180,000.

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Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

Pioneering app to transform the lives of people with dementia

An innovative new app could help enhance home and hospital environments for people with dementia – improving patient outcomes and reducing the strain on health services, according to University of Stirling academics.

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Drivers need to hang up, says AA

Drivers need to hang up, says AA

More than one fifth of drivers (22%) still can’t bear to turn off their phones whilst driving, according to the AA Charitable Trust.

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