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Mary’s Meals expanding food project to Syrian schools

A Scottish charity has expanded its school feeding programme into Syria to help youngsters rebuild their lives following years of civil war.

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Nurses at Edinburghs Western General with the new scalp coolers

A cool head in a crisis – all thanks to MoonWalkers

Thousands of women with breast cancer could be spared the devastation of hair loss thanks to a cooling cap worn during chemotherapy that could halve the chance of patients losing their hair.

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Staff and volunteers from homeless charity Streetwork, which provides 24-hour support across the city, met with MSPs. Picture: Rob McDougall/TSPL

MSPs hear first-hand from Edinburgh’s homeless community

A GROUP of MSPs has met with Edinburgh’s homeless community at the Streetwork crisis centre to explore how people are accessing homelessness services in the city.

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Colin Murray prepares for Etape Loch Ness charity cycle. Picture: Contributed

Grandad with cancer to do 66-mile Loch Ness charity cycle

A 62-year-old grandfather suffering form an incurable cancer will take part in the Etape Loch Ness challenge to raise money for Maggie’s Centre.

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Eve, 7 and Daniel, 5, have some fun at  a previous NSPCC event. Picture: Contributed

Gardening Scotland unveils NSPCC Scotland as charity partner

THE organisers of Gardening Scotland – the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – have announced NSPCC Scotland as its charity partner for this year’s event at Ingliston.

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Jim Taylor, the Hearts and Balls ambassador, with rugby players from Glasgow Warriors and GHK rugby club.  Picture: Martin Shields/Contributed

Injured Scottish rugby players to get Kiltwalk cash boost

A RUGBY charity which supports players who suffer life-changing ­injuries in the sport are set to ­benefit from this year’s massive ­Kiltwalk event.

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An example of some of the postcards being left around the Capital. Picture; contributed

Why are postcards being left at Edinburgh landmarks?

Social media has been filled with reports of postcards being found across Edinburgh, from bus stations to historic landmarks such as Holyrood Palace.

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Springer spaniel Barney has a new jacket, courtesy of the SWI. Picture: Contributed

Women’s Institute knit jackets for homeless dogs

KNITTERS from Scotland’s Women’s Institutes (SWI) have stepped in to help dozens of homeless dogs being discriminated against because of the colour of their fur.

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Church helping patients fight dementia through hymns

A SCOTTISH church is helping support dozens of people with dementia through the medium of music.

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Margaret Bayne with the Kenyan family she helped. Picture: Contributed

Gran builds a house with tablet for homeless Kenyan family

A SCOTS granny has come to the rescue of a Kenyan family who had been squatting on a beach for five years by raising cash to build a house - by selling homemade tablet.

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Andrew Lincoln, left, and Keira Knightley are expected to appear in the  charity short film. Picture: Contributed

Love Actually ‘set for TV sequel’

Love Actually, the popular Christmas film, is to get a television sequel of sorts, it has announced.

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Musician Pete Townshend has praised work of Tannoy workers PICTURE: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The Who’s Pete Townshend backs Tannoy workers

Pete Townshend, lead guitarist of The Who, has sent a letter supporting workers at the Tannoy speaker firm in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, who could face losing their jobs next month.

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Reg and Barry Chisholm with children Aaron, 14, and Abbie, 12, and Hamish the dog. Picture: Contributed

Transplant dad teams up with son to cycle in memory of donor

A FATHER and son who have both suffered heart attacks have teamed up to tackle one of country’s most beautiful cycling events – in memory of the organ donor who has allowed them to ride Etape Loch Ness side by side.

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Kayaker Dominic Jackson. Picture: SWNS

Tragic kayaker’s family hail response to sea safety campaign

THE sister of a kayaker who was found dead days after going missing has welcomed the “phenomenal” response to the family’s plans to set up a charity promoting sea safety.

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Comedian Craig Hill with Alzheimer Scotland staff. Contributed

Comic Craig Hill leads funding boost for dementia projects

Alzheimer Scotland has been awarded £150,000 to create two new Befriending schemes.

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Elaine Hopley, 45, from Dunblane in Scotland as she arrives in Antigua having spent nearly two months at sea competing in the 2,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. 
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Scottish rower makes history with solo Atlantic crossing

A mother-of-two has rowed her way into the record books with a history-making solo crossing of the Atlantic.

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The body of missing kayaker Dominic Jackson was recovered from the sea off the Aberdeenshire coast. Picture: PA

Family to set up sea safety charity after death of kayaker

The family of a kayaker found dead days after going missing on a solo trip plan to set up a charity to raise awareness of sea safety.

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The Edinburgh Community Yoga Outreach teachers are reaching out to vulnerable people within the capital. Picture: Vytaute Valentaite

Edinburgh yoga festival brings light to dark places

Search for yoga on social media and you could be forgiven for thinking the ancient Indian practice has evolved into a work-out for the designer-clad super bendy whose every pose is captured on Instagram.

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The Moonwalk Scotland 2016. Picture: Neil Hanna/TSPL

10 Reasons to join The MoonWalk Scotland

Where will you Walk the Walk in 2017?

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Abertay University pupils learn the pyschology of Vikings. Picture: Alan Richardson

Abertay Uni uses sport - and Messi - to reach deprived kids

AN innovative Abertay University education programme that has used Lionel Messi’s wages, the Tour de France and the Six Nations as hooks to engage some of Scotland’s most deprived children has reached an incredible 40,000 participants.

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