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Infant carriers recalled over fire safety fears

Argos has recalled two separate infant carriers following fears that the products could present a fire risk.

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Did you know flying a kite could get you into trouble with the law?

The top 40 ‘small laws’ Brits break every year

The average Brit commits 32 different ‘crimes’ every year - including not paying for supermarket carrier bags, parking on the payment and pocketing incorrect change.

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New app that ‘helps Buckfast fans locate their nearest supplier’

New app that ‘helps Buckfast fans locate their nearest supplier’

A website dedicated to the popular tonic wine brand has just announced the launch of a new app that will help Buckfast fans find their nearest supplier.

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Sanjeev Kohli (right) meets with Glasgow 2018 volunteers at Clydesdale Rowing Club - (L-R): Ewan Pringle, James Morrison, Cara Pringle, Vincent Jozajtis.

Call to boost Glasgow 2018 European Championships

‘Still Game’ star Sanjeev Kohli is appealing for volunteers to apply to become a Glasgow 2018 European Championships volunteer before applications close at midnight on July 31.

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Research has revealed that Scottish workers are finding fatigue at work to be an increasing problem.

Fatigue identified as growing workplace problem

More than half of Scottish workers claim tiredness negatively impacts on their productivity at work, new research has revealed.

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The Tamagotchi - Japanese for 'cute little egg' - was hugely popular in the Nineties. PIcture: TSPL

20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

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LEGO has increased in value and is among the hottest toy investments.

A LEGO fortune for Scots

Homes across Scotland could be unwittingly holding more than £5 million worth of LEGO – with the iconic toy seeing an average year-on-year increase of 12 per cent value since the millennium.

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A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

Study shows over half of Brits would like to write a book

A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

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A new survey has revealed that 69% of motorists dont know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*, which could leave themselves, their passengers and other road users at risk if they cause an accident

Do you know the minimum legal UK tyre tread depth?

A new survey has revealed that 69 per cent of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*.

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1992: 12 year-old Kelly Warrender accepts one of the t-shirts donated to Stonehaven otters Amateur Swimming Club.

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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Adorable: Little Cooper Ward won first prize in our Bonny Baby competition.

Pictures: Bonny Baby Competition winners

The 2017 Mearns Leader Bonny baby competition winner, little Cooper Ward, and his parents Samantha Haggart (left) and Jai Ward were presented with their prize of a framed 15x12 print recently.

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David Duffy shows off the design of the Clydesdale Bank's new �10 note.

Clydesdale Bank launches new note

Clydesdale Bank will launch its second polymer bank note later this year and will for the first time include a feature to help blind and partially sighted people identify it.

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Almost three quarters of British adults use the 'red sky at night' adage to predict good weather.

Belief in weather lore is more than just Scotch Mist

A majority of the British public rely on traditional lore and superstition to help them predict the weather, according to a new survey.

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Most causes of MOT failure can be picked up on basic pre-test checks, according to the AA.

Top cause of MOT failure could not be clearer, says AA

The majority of vehicles are failing their MOTs due mostly to issues which motorists could identify themselves, according to the AA.

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Golden skies and misty seas in Wales. Pic: Kingsley Summers.

Deadline fast approaching for maritime photography competition

Amateur and professional photographers across the UK have just two weeks to enter their ultimate sea views in a photography competition being run by national maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society.

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This week's Picture from the Past comes from the Leader archive of 1992.
It shows the Stonehaven Youth Football Club's Under 15s side, The Swifts, just prior to setting off on their weekend tour of the Inverness area.

Picture from the Past

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

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A typical Scottish home has a drinks cabinet worth �197.23, according to a new study.

Study reveals Scotland is a nation of premium drinkers

Scottish drinkers are curating a collection of increasingly premium drinks at home, with the average household ‘drinks cabinet’ now worth in excess of £190, according to a new nationwide study.

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Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Blocks in the attic - are you sitting under a hidden Lego fortune?

Could your kids be playing with a hidden fortune? According to new data, households across the UK could contain more than £50 million worth of highly-collectable LEGO.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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Undercover investigation reveals puppy smuggling trade is rife

Undercover investigation reveals puppy smuggling trade is rife

Dogs Trust is calling on the government to take immediate action to address the illegal importation of puppies into Great Britain, after an undercover investigation discovered smugglers across Central and Eastern Europe continuing to abuse the system.

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