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Record books sales as e-reading loses out to words on a page

Scottish publishers have welcomed record book sales, including a boom in printed titles at the expense of the e-book.

How likely you are to be excluded from chronic care  reviews can often be determined by whether you live in a socially deprived area. Picture: Getty Images

Deprived ‘more likely’ to be excluded from chronic care

GP practices in Scotland’s most-deprived areas are twice as likely to exclude patients due to non-attendance for chronic disease management appointments than surgeries in more affluent areas.

Labour won the most seats at the previous local authority elections in Falkirk, but the SNP has high hopes of regaining power in what is Scotland's fifth largest urban area. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP

Falkirk council election a two-way race between SNP and Labour

It’s Scotland’s fifth largest urban area after the four cities, with an increasing population taking advantage of its central location and excellent transport links.

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Shoppers in Princes Street, Edinburgh. The capital saw the highest population growth in Scotland in 2016. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP Resell

Migration sees Scotland’s population reach record high

Migration to Scotland has seen the population rise to its highest ever level reaching 5,404,700 at the end of June last year.

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Theresa May greets European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of a Brexit meeting. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Poll: ‘More people think Brexit is wrong than right’

More people think Brexit was the wrong decision than the right one for the first time since last June’s referendum, a poll has found.

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Emmanuel Macron will contest the second round of French presidential voting on May 7. Picture: Thibault Camus/AP

French voters in Scotland look on as election battle heats up

As France prepares for the second round of its presidential election on May 7, French voters living in Scotland have been following the dramatic campaign with bated breath.

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St Andrews University is ranked highest in latest UK university guide. PICTURE: NEIL HANNA

St Andrews University ranked third in UK guide

St Andrews University has risen to its highest ranking to scoop third place in the online 2018 Complete University Guide released today.

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Shelter Scotland report shows social evictions in Scotland have risen over last two years.

Social sector evictions up by a quarter in Scotland

Social sector evictions in Scotland have risen by almost a quarter over the last two years, a report from Shelter Scotland shows.

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The former cattle market in Duke Street, Glasgow, which has lain empty since 1988. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Amount of vacant or derelict land in Scotland declines

More than 320 hectares of derelict or vacant land – the equivalent of about 450 football pitches – was brought back in to use in Scotland last year, a report has revealed.

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Coal powered the UK from the Industrial Revolution to the present day but that is changing  and changing fast. Picture: PA

UK sees first full day without coal-fired electricity

Britain was on course yesterday to see its first full day without generating any electricity from coal since the Industrial Revolution, the National Grid has said.

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Online patients using the NHS24 website were seeking information on conditions ranging from flu to and joint ache. Picture: Getty Images

Scots look up muscle and bone injuries most on NHS 24 website

New figures released by NHS 24 reveal that anxious Scots looking for health information online look at the category including muscle, bone and joint injuries more than any other conditions.

SNP MP Alison Thewliss  (Photo: John Devlin)

Election 2017: Will the SNP sweep Glasgow again?

Glasgow has given the Scottish National Party some of its most historic moments.

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Iain McClune of Whisky Auctioneer with a bottle of Karuizawa 1960 Single Cask. Picture: 
Fraser Band

Scotch whisky faces stiff competition from international brands

A reminder of the competition Scotch whisky faces from international distillers was given this week as global sales of Irish whiskey outstripped homegrown brands such as Chivas, The Glenlivet and Ballentine’s.

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Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps tees off during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships at the Old Course, St Andrews, in 2012. Picture: Jane Barlow/TSPL

Value of golf tourism to Scotland soars by 30 per cent

Overseas visitors driven by a long-held ambition to play on a course in the country they regard as the “home of golf” have helped boost the economic value of golf tourism in Scotland by 30 per cent over the past decade.

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Drinks with artificial sweeteners were examined in the US study. Picture: Getty Images

Consuming diet drink everyday ‘increases stroke risk’

People who consume diet drinks every day are almost three times more likely to suffer a stroke or dementia, research has suggested.

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Get on your bike and live longer is the message from researchers who looked at cancer and heart disease. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Cycling to work cuts cancer and heart disease risk in half

Using your bike to get to work could cut the risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half according to new research.

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Obesity charity is calling for an overhaul of Scotlands school dinners to offer healthier options. Picture: Ian Rutherford

‘Cultural step change’ called for over Scottish school meals

Scotland’s school meals need to be transformed “from a feeding culture to an eating culture”, an obesity charity has warned.

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The SNP won 56 out of 59 Westminster constituencies at the 2015 General Election. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

General Election 2017: Can the SNP repeat its 2015 success?

Nicola Sturgeon has said the SNP plans to hold the 56 seats the party won in 2015 when voters return to the polls in June, as well as “having a go at the other three”.

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A new study aims to discover how many beavers are living wild around Tayside in a population that is thought to have sprung from animals that escaped or were illegally released from captivity

Study begins to count ‘unofficial’ beaver population in Tayside

Scientists are beginning a new study to accurately establish how many ‘rogue’ beavers are currently living in the wild around Loch Tay.

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