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MoonWalk heroes: Willa Denham: ‘What it’s like to be retired’

AHEAD of MoonWalk Scotland next month, we speak to five different participants from five different backgrounds about who they are, where they come from and why they’re ‘walking the walk’. Today we hear from the inspirational Willa Denham from Livingston on what it’s like to be retired.

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MoonWalk heroes: Diane Davie: ‘What it’s like to be a four-time World Irish Dance Champion’

MoonWalk heroes: Diane Davie: ‘What it’s like to be a four-time World Irish Dance Champion’

AHEAD of MoonWalk Scotland next month, we speak to five different participants from five different backgrounds about who they are, where they come from and why they’re ‘walking the walk’. Today, we hear from four-time world Irish dance champion Diane Davie.

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Dunbar Dream Team - Audrey Cameron, Abigail Sheridan, Anna Sheridan, Erin Ross,  Isla Ross, and Lisa Ross.

MoonWalk heroes: Dunbar Dream Team: ‘What it’s like to be a child walker’

AHEAD of MoonWalk Scotland next month, we speak to five different participants from five different backgrounds about who they are, where they come from and why they’re ‘walking the walk’. Today we hear from the inspirational young girls who make up the ‘Dunbar Dream Team’.

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Michelle Obama will be in Edinburgh in July

Michelle Obama to attend charity dinner in Edinburgh

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is set to appear at a charity dinner in the Capital.

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Niall Iain Macdonald, 44, before setting off from Norfolk, Virginia, on his third attempt at the North Atlantic row. Picture: PA

Man makes third attempt to row solo from US to Scotland

An island adventurer has set off on his third attempt to row solo across the North Atlantic Ocean to his home in the Hebrides.

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Derek Knox and his Tartan Taxi supporting the Walk the Walk. Picture: Ian Rutherford

MoonWalk heroes: Derek Knox: ‘What it’s like being an Edinburgh taxi driver’

AHEAD of MoonWalk Scotland next month, we speak to five different participants from five different backgrounds about who they are, where they come from and why they’re ‘walking the walk’. First up is Edinburgh cabbie Derek Knox from Prestonpans.

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In pictures: First look at Social Bite homeless village in Granton

One man’s vision has become a reality, but Josh Littlejohn has said Edinburgh’s first homeless village would not have been possible without “phenomenal” public support.

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The report calls on the Scottish Government to set a national minimum target for the provision of wheelchair accessible housing. Picture: Flickr

Scotland’s disabled housing shortage at ‘crisis’ point

Thousands of disabled people in Scotland are being robbed of their dignity and independence due to the nation’s chronic shortage of accessible housing, the UK’s human rights watchdog has warned.

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The MoonWalk takes place at Holyrood Park next month. Picture: Greg Macvean

Walk the Walk: Inspiring real life stories

Thousands of fundraisers will Walk the Walk in Edinburgh next month to raise money for breast cancer research. The MoonWalk takes places at Holyrood Park on June 9. Here are some inspiring and personal real life stories from participants and organisers of the event telling us why they are walking the walk to raise awareness for breast cancer.

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The Scottish SPCA teaches children about animal welfare through game-based learning

Gilly Mendes Ferreira: Teach kids at school to be kind to animals – and break the cycle of cruelty

The Scottish SPCA, ­Scotland’s animal welfare charity, champions ­animal welfare across Scotland.

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Jo Cox's sister Kim Leadbetter to discuss plans for Great Get Together events in Scotland. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Murdered MP Jo Cox inspires ‘call to action’ in Scotland

The sister of murdered MP Jo Cox has issued a “call to action” urging people to get behind a weekend of community events inspired by the late politician.

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In pictures: Over 10,000 take part in ‘world’s biggest kiltwalk’

A record breaking 10,063 walkers took to the streets of Glasgow today (29 April) to take part in the biggest ever Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk, which is set to raise over £2 million for charity.

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More than 10,000 people are expected to take part in Scotland's annual Kiltwalk event this Sunday. Picture: Elaine Livingston

More than 10,000 people sign up for Sunday’s Kiltwalk event

More than 10,000 people are expected to take part in Scotland’s annual Kiltwalk event, raising £2 million for charity.

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Diane Hastings is set to run the London Marathon

Diane Hastings, wife of rugby legend Gavin, to run London Marathon

Diane Hastings, wife of Scottish rugby legend Gavin Hastings, was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s aged just 39 and is now set to run the marathon for a leading Parkinson’s charity .

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John Casserly, Mental Health and Money Advice Adviser

John Casserly: Money’s too tight to mention for many with mental health issues

I remember the first person I supported through Mental Health and Money Advice. Meg (not her real name) rang up as she was feeling very anxious and frightened at the thought of going through the assessment process for the disability benefit Personal Independence Payment, to help her cope with her severe mental and physical health difficulties.

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Glasgow Sheriff Court. Picture: John Devlin

Volunteer who stole £62k from children’s charity jailed

The treasurer of a children’s book charity has been jailed for a year for embezzling more than £62,000 to fund a gambling addiction.

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The focus group will take place in Edinburgh. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor / J P License

Charity seeks Scots MS sufferers for Edinburgh focus group

A multiple sclerosis charity is looking for people living with the neurological condition to take part in a focus group in Edinburgh this month (April).

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Kira Noble has already battled neuroblastoma three times since first diagnosed

Teenage Kira set to raise funding for life-saving cancer surgery

The parents of a brave teenager battling a rare cancer are in a race to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds so she can travel to America for potentially life-saving surgery.

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Controversy forces Edinburgh Castle to drop charity partner

RED-faced bosses at Edinburgh Castle have been forced into an embarrassing change of plans after public outrage over a charity partner.

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Motorbikes take part in Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run on their motorbikes. Pic: PA Wire/Andrew Milligan

Bikers take to streets of Glasgow for charity Easter parade

Hundreds of bikers in fancy dress have taken to the streets of Glasgow for a charity Easter parade.

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