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Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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BONNYRIGG: Workers' memorial, King George V Park. International Workers' Memorial Day service and wreathlaying

Communities across Scotland mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

Throughout Scotland communities will gather on Friday, April 28, to remember those killed or who have suffered injury at work.

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A new survey has revealed British cats prefer the comfort of their home than the great outdoors.

Survey provides new insights into the lives of cats

A new survey has revealed British cats prefer the comfort of their home than the great outdoors.

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Thousands of Further Education lecturers in colleges across Scotland are on strike.

College lecturers take strike action

Thousands of Further Education Lecturers in colleges across Scotland are on strike today (Thursday) over claims the College Management has refused to honour a deal on pay and conditions that was reached more than a year ago. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) claims support for the strike has been overwhelming, with picket lines in place at colleges across Scotland and messages of support from the Scottish Trades Union Congress, sororal and fraternal trade unions, student representatives, political parties and candidates, and the wider community.

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The cast of The 306: Day by the National Theatre of Scotland

Untold stories of the women left behind

The second part in a powerful new First World War drama that will tour Scotland looks at an aspect of the war that is still rarely talked about.

Lifestyle
businesses urged to get involved with Bike Ride

businesses urged to get involved with Bike Ride

Local businesses are being encouraged to get behind Aberdeenshire’s newest cycling event by showcasing the best of what the region has to offer.

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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

Health
Two fifths of male football fans admit to destruction of items

Two fifths of male football fans admit to destruction of items

Mugs and glasses, or plates and bowls might be one thing, but British football fans confess that in football-related rage they’ve also broken smartphones, TV’s, coffee tables and even bones.

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100 days Of President Trump

100 days Of President Trump

With U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office this Sunday (April 30), new search trends analysis research today reveals the top twenty funniest online searches from Americans relating to their new President.

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Shepherd's Hall toddlers

Picture Spotlight

Shepherds Hall Toddlers held their annual sponsor event last week.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Stonehaven Recreation grounds

Funding boost for local projects

Stonehaven’s Recreation Grounds Trust are to receive a funding boost of almost £8,000 to help replace fencing which runs along the Beach Road boundary of the facilities.

Politics
This weeks Picture from the Past comes from the Leader archive of April 1992.
It shows Portlethen Cub Scouts, with Hamish Reid, John Doig and Philip Snodgrass in the foreground, proudly displaying their Adventure Crest certificates, the highest award achievable in the movement.

Picture from the Past

This week’s Picture from the Past comes from the Leader archive of April 1992.

Lifestyle
42 year-old Aaron Wilson

Brave cancer battlers take to the catwalk

New event will see 24 men who have faced

diagnosis become models at

charity fashion show

Health
This weeks Picture from the Past comes from the Leader archive of April 1992.
It shows Portlethen Cub Scouts, with Hamish Reid, John Doig and Philip Snodgrass in the foreground, proudly displaying their Adventure Crest certificates, the highest award achievable in the movement.

It Happened in the Mearns

We take a look back at what was making the headlines locally on this week in 1992, 1967 and 1917.

Lifestyle
Craig Brown lists his  pool of footballers to play England at Hampden  on the 13th November 1999
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Craig Brown at The Grassic Gibbon Centre

Next month sees the second of an occasional series of events entitled ‘Football in Question’ at The Grassic Gibbon Centre in Arbuthnott.

Football
Four out of five children feel that social media companies arent doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, NSPCC and O2 research has found.

Social media sites are failing to shield children from inappropriate content

Four out of five children feel that social media companies aren’t doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, NSPCC and O2 research has found.

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EU funding for Seafood Scotland

EU funding for Seafood Scotland

Seafood Scotland has been awarded just under £1 million of EU funding to showcase Scottish produce at international trade shows.

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Resurfacing begins on March 13 and runs for three nights

Overnight closures at Charleston this weekend

The A90 at Charleston will close overnight for three nights from Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April between 8pm and 6am as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

Transport
New figures have shown that  uptake of breast screening continues to decline.

Figures show more women are missing out on breast cancer screening checks

New figures have shown growing numbers of women are missing out on potentially life-saving breast cancer checks in Scotland.

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