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Butcher placed in pudding contest

A Laurencekirk butcher has won a silver award for Scotland’s other national pudding – the White, or Mealie as it is known as in these quarters.

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New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing ‘the boot’ - but you can vote on what you’d like to see in their place.

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This photograph was taken at the Auchenblae Farmers Ball in December 1966.

It happened in the Mearns

We take a look at what was being reported in the Mearns Leader on this week in 1992, 1967 and 1917.

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Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

We’ve all rushed out of a hotel to catch our flight or train back home, and most of us will have forgotten some vital item - our phone, or a pair of socks, or perhaps the papers for that presentation that your business trip was all about.

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Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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Picture from the Past

Picture from the Past

This week’s Picture from the Past comes from the Leader archive of December 20, 1991.

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Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK?

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Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Fraud and cybercrime experts Action Fraud are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon.

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Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

NHS 24 is encouraging people to take up the challenge of exercise this winter to ward off unwanted illness. Getting fit and healthy is usually at the top of most people’s New Year resolution lists and small changes can help protect against common colds and flu.

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Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study.

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Crowds of 'Nippy Dippers' run into Stonehaven Harbour on New Year's Day (photo by Iain Wood)

Nippy Dippers raise cash for RNLI

Stonehaven Harbour saw its most successful ‘Nippy Dip’ ever this New Years Day, despite fears that the event may not go ahead.

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The new �1 coin

Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin

The Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin, set to enter circulation in early 2017.

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Quiz: Can you recognise Scotland’s towns and cities from these old pictures?

Quiz: Can you recognise Scotland’s towns and cities from these old pictures?

Test your knowledge of Scotland’s cities and towns by trying to identify each one from these old photographs.

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Two of the notes have already been found. Pic: SWNS

Jane Austen fiver worth £50k discovered in Scots Christmas card

A rare plastic £5 note which features a micro-engraved portrait of Jane Austen has been discovered inside a Christmas card in Scotland.

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Five things you can do with your real Christmas tree when the festive period is over

Five things you can do with your real Christmas tree when the festive period is over

It was an exciting time at the start of the month when you got the Christmas decorations down from the loft and went shopping for your new tree.

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RSPCA release pictures of 2016’s weirdest animal rescues

The RSPCA have released their top ten most bizarre animal rescues of 2016 - including a sheep with a traffic cone stuck on its head and a snake trapped in a vacuum cleaner.

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Your biggest diet questions answered

There’s the old saying that we are what we eat.

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John Hastie of J&A Hastie & Son with first footing products by Greg Macvean

Lidl encouraging community to revive first footing tradition

Discount supermarket Lidl is encouraging people to revive the tradition of ‘first footing’ by giving its customers a lump of coal from today (Thursday, December 29) after they’ve shopped for all their food and drink for the New Year festivities.

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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 in the Mearns Leader on this week in 1991, 1966 and 1916.

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An expert’s guide to low alcohol wines

After the excessive indulgence of the Christmas period, it’s hardly surprising that so many people want to give their liver a break.

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