Cancer Sufferer Dies Before Brave Skydive — but Day Care Manager Vows to Do It in his Honour

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Cancer sufferer dies before brave skydive — but day care manager vows to do it in his honour. An Angus OAP who had planned a fundraising skydive has lost his battle with cancer before being able to fulfil his courageous dream. -> Read more at The Courier

Stolen Plaques Set to be Replaced

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Stolen plaques set to be replaced. Three wooden plaques stolen from Orkney's famous Italian Chapel at the beginning of August are set to be replaced. -> Read more at BBC News

Lee Murray's Bayview Vision Slips out of Focus

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Lee Murray's Bayview vision slips out of focus. Plans to host a Hognamany bash at Bayview Stadium look to have gone up in smoke with the resignation of Lee Murray as chairman of East Fife Football Club. -> Read more at Fife Today

Chair of Further Education Regional Board for the Highlands and Islands Takes Up Post

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Chair of further education regional board for the Highlands and Islands takes up post. Dr Michael Foxley has taken up his post as chair of the University of the Highlands and Islands' new further education regional board. The Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act makes the... -> Read more at Hebrides Today

New Strathcarron Hospice Service Will Allow People Near the End of Life to Remain at Home

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New Strathcarron Hospice service will allow people near the end of life to remain at home. A ‘first of its kind’ service will allow more terminally ill people to choose to spend their final days in the comfort of their own home. -> Read more at Falkirk Herald

Green Bin Petition Launched as Ex-councillor Dubs SBC ‘recycling Pariah’

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Green bin petition launched as ex-councillor dubs SBC ‘recycling pariah’. A FORMER senior councillor has launched a petition demanding that garden waste collections are reinstated across the region. -> Read more at Peeblesshire News

Galashiels Family Return Home Following Holiday Tragedy

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Galashiels family return home following holiday tragedy. THE mother of a three-year-old girl who drowned in a hotel swimming pool last Thursday has returned home to Galashiels. -> Read more at Border Telegraph

Help Me Beat Anorexia

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Help me Beat anorexia. A TEENAGER from the Borders who revealed worries at school led to her developing an eating disorder has scored top marks in her exams. -> Read more at Border Telegraph

Balfour Rejects Carillion's Sweetened Approach

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Balfour rejects Carillion's sweetened approach. Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty today rejected a third merger proposal from rival Carillion, arguing that it represented a “only a small value change” compared with its previous advance... -> Read more at The Scotsman

Photo Gallery: Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo in Dundee

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Photo gallery: Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo in Dundee. Thousands of people turned out as Dundee City Square rang to the sound of pipes and drums for the Taste of the Tattoo on August 19. There was a host of acts from all over the world, including the Armed Forces and the Ellipsis dancers of Malta, haka dancers from New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra, iNgobam... -> Read more at The Courier

Mr Fixit: Celtic Can Take Advantage of Champions League Lifeline Despite Woeful Lapses Against Legia

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Mr Fixit: Celtic can take advantage of Champions League lifeline despite woeful lapses against Legia. MARIBOR are an attractive price at 2-1 to qualify but Ronny Delia's men should have learned from their Polish nightmare and are favourites to go through. -> Read more at Daily Record

No Wakaso Deal for Celtic Before Tie

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No Wakaso deal for Celtic before tie. Celtic are unable to complete the signing of Ghana winger Wakaso Mubarak ahead of their Champions League play-off. -> Read more at BBC News

Peacemakers Gathering in the Borders

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Peacemakers gathering in the Borders. As conflicts rage in Gaza, Ukraine, Libya, Syria and now again in Iraq, international observers and peacemakers are converging on the Borders next weekend, to explore how Scotland can be a greater force for good in the world. -> Read more at Peeblesshire News

Trial Date Fixed

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Trial date fixed. A trial date has been fixed for a Forfar man who has pleaded not guilty to driving dangerously on the Forestmuir Road in January which resulted in a road traffic collision... -> Read more at Forfar Dispatch

Appeared from Custody

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Appeared from custody. A Forfar man had his sentence deferred when he appeared from custody at Forfar Sheriff Court... -> Read more at Forfar Dispatch

Man Admits Stealing Laptop

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Man admits stealing laptop. An Arbroath man who admitted stealing a laptop was sentenced to 80 hours community service when he appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court... -> Read more at Forfar Dispatch

Stole Two Tins of Paint

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Stole two tins of paint. A 27-year-old woman pleaded guilty to stealing two tins of paint from B & M Bargains, Academy Street, Forfar, when she appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court... -> Read more at Forfar Dispatch

Six Penalty Points and £200 Fine

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Six penalty points and £200 fine. A 23-year-old Brechin man was fined £200 and had six penalty points added to his driving licence when his case was heard at Forfar Sheriff Court... -> Read more at Forfar Dispatch

Gillespie Macandrew Profits from Perth Office

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Gillespie Macandrew profits from Perth office. Legal firm Gillespie Macandrew yesterday hailed the contribution of its new Perth office as it booked an increase in profits. -> Read more at The Courier

Galashiels Slaughterhouse Fined £100,000 Following Death of Employee

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Galashiels slaughterhouse fined £100,000 following death of employee. THE owners of a Galashiels slaughterhouse have been fined £100,000 after being found guilty of two health and safety breaches following the death of an employee. -> Read more at Border Telegraph

Transport Interchange on Track

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Transport interchange on track. Galashiels Transport Interchange was beginning to take shape this week as photographer Alwyn Johnston’s photograph shows. The £5.2m transport interchange will help to connect the railway with a new bus station and pedestrian access to the town centre... -> Read more at The Southern Reporter

Galashiels Porn Addict Escapes Jail

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Galashiels porn addict escapes jail. A PORN addict who downloaded indecent images of children on his home computer has escaped a jail sentence. -> Read more at Border Telegraph

August 20: Daily Record Breakfast News Blog LIVE

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August 20: Daily Record breakfast news blog LIVE. JOIN the news team every morning for a look through some of the biggest stories making the headlines in today's newspaper and on the Daily Record website. -> Read more at Daily Record

Cairn Energy Losses Narrow Substantially

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Cairn Energy losses narrow substantially. Losses at Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy narrowed substantially to $62 million in the first half of the year. -> Read more at The Courier

Appeal After 15-year-old Dundee Teen Goes Missing

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Appeal after 15-year-old Dundee teen goes missing. Police are appealing for information after teenager went missing from her home in Dundee. -> Read more at Evening Telegraph