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Five things about sending the kids back to school

It’s that time of year again.

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There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

This coming Monday, a solar eclipse is expected, with some parts of the world seeing a TOTAL eclipse as the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun.

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Stonehaven Lifesaving Club rescued by donation

Stonehaven Lifesaving Club rescued by donation

Stonehaven Lifesaving Club are celebrating following a donation by Apache North Sea Limited.

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It Happened in the Mearns

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:

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Putting off car maintenance when it is required could invalidate your car insurance.

10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

According to new research by price comparison site uSwitch.com, two thirds (63%) of drivers make simple errors which can leave them out of pocket should they need to make a claim.

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Stonehaven Youth FC players pose in their new strip

Picture from the Past

This week’s Picture from the Past takes us back to the Mearns Leader archive of 1992.

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Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

That cheeky 5am pre-flight pint could soon be a thing of the past - if Ryanair gets its way.

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Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you’re engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC’s new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

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The BHF can reveal one of top ten hobbies we are most likely to have given up from childhood are playing a musical instrument (39 per cent).

More than a quarter of Scots can’t remember last time they took up a new hobby

New statistics show 93 per cent of adults in Scotland have given up at least one hobby from their childhood and more than a quarter (26 per cent) can’t remember the last time they took up a new one.

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Close up of motorbike at Motorcycle Live show 2015. Copyright big-ashb on Flickr.com

Do you know a biking hero?

Do you know a biker who supports their local community, is involved with charity work or always goes the extra mile?

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Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

You won’t need a telescope to stargaze this weekend because the Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the night sky on Saturday.

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Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids - plus two days looking for them

Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids before the age of ten - and nearly two days in total looking for them, according to a study.

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The new RBS �10 note commemorating scientist Mary Somerville. Picture: PA

Astronomer Mary Somerville features on new RBS £10 note

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the date it will issue its first plastic £10 note.

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Michael Hopkins and Daniel Veltman from Stonehaven Lions Club.

Local Lions members attend Chicago convention

Two Stonehaven Lions Club members travelled to Chicago recently for a convention to celebrate 100 years of the International organisation.

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The Gala Queen arrives at Bervie Gala in 1992.

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.

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Around 1800 children and  young people attend Scripture Union camps each year.

Still keeping the faith and spreading the Word

Scripture Union Scotland, often referred to as simply SU Scotland, has been part of Scotland’s life and culture for 150 years. Founded in 1867 as a non-denominational body making the Gospel inviting and accessible to the young, chief executive Andy Bathgate explains that its work still retains its relevance and is finding a new resonance in these troubled times.

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1965: Surrounded by Guides and Brownies, 16 year-old Shirley Emslie, Woodlands, Inverbervie, holds her Queen's Guide badge and certificate. She iwa the third member of the 1st Inverbervie company to gain this high award.

Picture from the Past

This week’s Picture from the Past takes us back to the Mearns Leader archive of 1965:.

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Tooth Fairies pay Scottish children an average of £1.60 per tooth

Tooth Fairies pay Scottish kids an average of £1.60 per tooth - one of the highest amounts in the UK.

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Scottish respondents to the survey said they downloaded or streamed material 10 times per month on average.

Scots least likely to download illegally

More than two thirds of British adults are willing to illegally download or stream their favourite television shows, although Scots are the least likely to partake, according to a new study.

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Supermarket to launch UK’s longest sausage roll

Supermarket to launch UK’s longest sausage roll

Morrisons is to sell the UK’s longest sausage roll – for just £1.

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