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Travel: ABode, Glasgow

Just five minutes’ walk from Queen Street Station, you’ll find this imposing Edwardian townhouse.

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Killer set...Seal turned on the style with his big band at the Usher Hall in Edinuburgh on Saturday night, performing Standards as well as some of his biggest hits. (Pic: Robert Kidd)

Seal is a sensation singing Standards in Scotland

From the second Seal swaggered onto the stage, clicking his fingers as the big band played the opening chords for Luck Be a Lady, everyone in the audience knew they were in for a treat.

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Red flags...should be flying for potential puppy owners if they are ever asked to pick up their new pet from a car park. So its best to Adopt, Dont Shop. (Pic: Courtesy of the SSPCA)

Readers can help improve animal welfare in Scotland

The Environment Minister, MSP Roseanna Cunningham, has asked our readers to have their say on the public consultation to regulate and license animal sanctuaries and rehoming centres in Scotland.

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Tasty fundraiser at Sgoil an Rubha

Tasty fundraiser at Sgoil an Rubha

Sgoil an Rubha’s P7 Trip Fundraiser will be taking place on Saturday 17th February,

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On the street...and in classes across Scotland, No Knives, Better Lives positive message has witnessed an 80 per cent reduction in young people carrying knives.

Scotland is a role model for the UK on knife crime

Scotland is leading the way in tackling knife crime and is now being held up as a role model for others to follow.

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Just walking the dog...is proven to improve your health, as dog walkers are usually fitter and healthier than people who don't go walkies with man's best friend!

Simple changes could reduce your cancer risk

It’s World Cancer Day on Sunday, February 4, but are there steps you can take right now to safeguard against the dreaded disease?

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Problems with Facebook? Pic: John Devlin

Is Facebook down in your area?

Media outlets found themselves unable to post as normal on Facebook today, following multiple reports of outages on the social media platform last night.

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Yatra (meaning Journey) will be performed at the India Museum on February 10th.

Cultural links strengthened

An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway is celebrating the continued success of its Festival of South Asian Art and Culture, Purvai in 2018 as the festival travels to India for some very special events and live performances.

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Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

Raise a glass and say #CheerstoRabbie

Scots across the country are being asked to participate in the biggest celebration of world famous poet Robert Burns by raising a toast and saying #CheerstoRabbie.

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Tour to France and Belgium

Tour to France and Belgium

An Eight-day bus tour from Skye to France and Belgium is being arranged for June 2018, visiting the cemeteries and memorials of the Western Front, particularly those where the Highland regiments suffered their most grievous losses including the Somme, Arras, Loos and Ypres.

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Sound idea...to commemorate Armistice Day centenary in November 2018, composer Martin Suckling is looking for readers help to sample church bells across Scotland.

Record your church bells for new Scottish composition

Readers are being asked to help create a new classical music composition to commemorate the centenary of armistice in November 2018.

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Basket making with a new twist at exhibition

Basket making with a new twist at exhibition

A new exhibition opening in An Lanntair arts centre Stornoway is based on the Shetland basket making tradition but gives it a new spin.

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Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

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WILL committee members presenting cheque to Mairi Macdonald of the Playpark Committee.

Eoropie playpark gets boost for public toilets

A fundraising campaign is underway to install public toilets at the popular Eoropie Playpark and a cheque for £1,615 was presented to the Committee by the Western Isles Lottery to assist the cause.

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Moving forward with new musical collaboration Lahira

Moving forward with new musical collaboration Lahira

The award-winning musical collaboration between Skye’s celebrated Gaelic singer Anne Martin and Manchester electro artist Jason Singh has taken another step forward.

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Library assistant Helene LaGrange (left) presents Fiona Knape with her prize a new ipad mini donated by Bolinda UK.

Borrow books digitally at Western Isles libraries

A lucky Western Isles library member has won a tablet as part of a competition to promote the library’s eAudio and eBook collections.

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Slimming World manager Rachel Fyfe meets singer and presenter Peter Andre.

Peter helps slimmers celebrate successes

A Slimming World manager from Stornoway was congratulated on helping slimmers to lose weight and change their lives by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

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How do you celebrate? Pic: George McLuskie

Quiz: How do they celebrate New Year in these countries?

For you, ringing in the new year might mean having a drink in your hand surrounded by family and friends.

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The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

Britain’s favourite Christmas carol has been revealed, and it’s the first festive tune ever played over the radio.

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