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Does Edinburgh want to be a theme park?  – Stephen Jardine

Does Edinburgh want to be a theme park? – Stephen Jardine

The capital is paying a high price for this Christmas and New Year fiasco, writes Stephen Jardine

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Can you recycle Christmas cards? What to do with cards and wrapping paper and where to recycle them in Scotland

Can you recycle Christmas cards? What to do with cards and wrapping paper and where to recycle them in Scotland

It’s estimated that around 2 billion greetings cards are purchased each year in the UK.

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Christmas tree collection: when do Christmas trees get picked up in Glasgow?

Christmas tree collection: when do Christmas trees get picked up in Glasgow?

Having a real tree is a lovely part of Christmas that makes everything feel a little bit more festive.

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Puppy farm buyers fuelling an illegal trade – Mike Flynn

Puppy farm buyers fuelling an illegal trade – Mike Flynn

As a nation of dog lovers, it’s understandable that emotions play a major role when it comes to our four-legged friends. I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds it hard to walk past a dog or pup without stopping and commenting on how cute it is.

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When should you take your Christmas tree and decorations down? Twelfth Night and Epiphany traditions explained

When should you take your Christmas tree and decorations down? Twelfth Night and Epiphany traditions explained

Too early and you’re a Scrooge, too late and you’re in for a bout of bad luck – here’s when you should dress down your tree, according to tradition. 

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A New Year Resolution: 10 minutes of exercise and a slightly smaller helping – Dr Catherine Calderwood

A New Year Resolution: 10 minutes of exercise and a slightly smaller helping – Dr Catherine Calderwood

This is a special time of year for Boxing Day child Dr Catherine Calderwood, who has some suggestions on how to recover for those feeling over-fed and watered.

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‘Regifting’ is now a thing – leader comment

‘Regifting’ is now a thing – leader comment

Pretending you like your Christmas presents? Here’s what to do…

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This is what time the Gavin and Stacey Christmas Day special is on TV

This is what time the Gavin and Stacey Christmas Day special is on TV

The iconic British sitcom ended nearly 10 years ago in 2010, but this Christmas Gavin and Stacey are coming back to our TV screens for a festive special. This is everything you need to know so you don’t miss the Christmas episode. What time and which channel is it on? The Gavin and Stacey Christmas […]

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This is what the weather will be like over Christmas

This is what the weather will be like over Christmas

Christmas is shortly upon us, but are we set to see a white Christmas or will the weather be bleak and grey? Here’s the forecast for over the Christmas period. Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Dan Suri, said. “For Christmas week there are signs of a quieter spell of weather and slightly colder temperatures […]

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Marc Almond interview – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Marc Almond interview – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

The icon shares memories and stories with Janet Christie, from breaking through with Soft Cell, recording with Gene Pitney and meeting Andy Warhol to almost losing his life in a motorcycle accident

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