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Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint

With another expensive Christmas period behind us, a new survey reveals the bad spending habits leaving Scots struggling to survive in the first month of the new year.

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Cooking up a right royal recipe at the BBC

Cooking up a right royal recipe at the BBC

It is always interesting when television takes two popular kinds of programme and puts them together. We know that a large number of the viewing public are interested in programmes about food and cooking.

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Past picture - Barr’s generation quiz

Past picture - Barr’s generation quiz

Pictured in January 1992 are the contestants at the annual generation quiz night organised by Barr Community Association which was held in the village hall.

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Thought for the Week with Rev. Ian McLachlan

Thought for the Week with Rev. Ian McLachlan

Do you enjoy doing crosswords? I know that there are many people who would say that one of their hobbies was completing crosswords.

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10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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Pictured left to right are piper Allan Brown, Annie McGarvie, May Reid, Denis Reid, chairman, Niamh Rae and David Hunter.

Hillcrest toasts the Bard

Hillcrest Care Home in Girvan held its annual Burns Supper for residents and friends on Wednesday, January 18.

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The hack is sophisticated, and has fooled even the tech-savvy users of Gmail

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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Sir Tom Hunter is pictured with (from left) Kiltwalkers Stuart Sharp, Kerry Murdoch and Chris Quinn.

Boost for Kiltwalk’s fund-raising drive

Charity fund-raisers now have more reason to enter this year’s Kiltwalk with news that Scottish philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter will boost the amounts raised at all four walks.

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Once again, North Carrick Community Benefit Company has been presenting cheques to local organisations.

More funds for North Carrick

Once again, North Carrick Community Benefit Company has been presenting cheques to local organisations.

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Peter McCloy of Rangers FC gives last minute instructions to Lawrie McIntyre, Billy Bone, Frankie Robertson and Ronnie Davidson of Girvan Amateurs.

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RSPB Big School Birdwatch

All eyes are on the skies for the RSPB’s Big birdwatch 2017

Thousands of schoolchildren across Scotland will be swapping books for binoculars this term to take part in the UK’s biggest schools wildlife survey.

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37th Brit Awards nominees revealed

37th Brit Awards nominees revealed

Although the BBC screened two new Top of the Pops shows over the festive season these days there is no regular mainstream TV programme which recognises the range of new music that is currently being produced.

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Thought for the Week with Rev. Ian McLachlan

Thought for the Week with Rev. Ian McLachlan

Only the gospels of Matthew and Luke contain the birth stories of Jesus. Luke is the only one which has the birth story of John the Baptist.

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New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing ‘the boot’ - but you can vote on what you’d like to see in their place.

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Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

We’ve all rushed out of a hotel to catch our flight or train back home, and most of us will have forgotten some vital item - our phone, or a pair of socks, or perhaps the papers for that presentation that your business trip was all about.

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Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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Overweight dogs across the UK

Healthy dogs in Maybole

Dogs in Maybole are tenth most likely to be closest to their ideal weight, weighing just 2.8% more than their ideal weight, according to a study of over half a million dogs by Pets at Home. The pet retailer found that British dogs are on average 22 per cent overweight, meaning that dogs in Maybole are actually significantly less likely to have an issue with their weight than elsewhere nationally.

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Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK?

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Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Fraud and cybercrime experts Action Fraud are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon.

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Past picture: Christmas card competition 1991

Past picture: Christmas card competition 1991

A creative young Maidens Girl designed a Christmas card that outshone over 200 entries in a recent competition in December 1991.

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