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Police issue an ‘avoid travel’ warning

People in the south of Scotland are being urged to avoid travel this evening, following an amber warning for snow from the Met Office.

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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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Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

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Chris has still to complete his challenge

Tales of a Wandering Loon: Walking to raise awareness of mental health

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase – never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.

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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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Grave concern about Universal Credit

Grave concern about Universal Credit

South Ayrshire Council is asking the UK Government to pause the roll out of its controversial Universal Credit.

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Mark Bailey at his company's guitar making workshop in Maybole.

Guitar company buys premises

Crowdfunding has secured the Maybole based workshop for one of the UK’s leading guitar and instrument makers - Bailey Guitars.

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Stewart Donnelly has been appointed chair of the RCN Scottish Board.

Stewart’s new national role

Ayrshire’s Stewart Donnelly has been appointed the new chair of the Royal College of Nursing Scottish Board and will take up his new role on January 1, 2018.

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QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

Test your knowledge of the sporting year with our fun quiz.

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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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Jane Rorison, pharmacist from Ogg and Co. Pharmacy in Ayr helps to launch the Pharmacy First campaign.

Pharmacy First medication

Pharmacies across NHS Ayrshire & Arran could become the first port of call for prescription medicines for common conditions.

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The cateogry winners of the South Ayrshire Youth Forum Awards take to the stage.

Celebrating South Ayrshire’s young stars

Talented South Ayrshire youngsters were celebrated at the area’s youth forum awards, the 15 winners being selected from 296 nominations this year.

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Fergus McMillan, chief executive of LGBT Youth Scotland, Councillor Laura Brennan-Whitefield and Councillor Julie Dettbarn

Youth team’s LGBT award

South Ayrshire Council’s Community Learning and Development youth work team has received a prestigious Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Silver Charter Mark Award.

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The most popular baby names for boys and girls have remained unchanged this year.

Jack and Olivia are Scotland’s top baby names for 2017

Jack and Olivia are the most popular first forenames for babies whose births were registered in 2017, National Records of Scotland (NRS) has announced today.

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Scottish Water is urging everyone to take care and stay safe near water courses and open bodies of water this winter, especially if they are accompanied by children or pets.

Public urged to stay safe around water

Scottish Water is calling on people to stay safe around watercourses this winter.

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NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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Mince pies, pigs in blankets and chocolate - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Mince pies, pigs in blankets and chocolate - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Millions of dogs around the country will be fed festive treats which could potentially harm them this Christmas, a study has found.

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