Publication: Herald Scotland

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Charity urges carers to look out for early symptoms of sight loss

CARERS who look after older friends or relatives or people with diabetes are being urged to look out for sight problems so they can be diagnosed before it is too late.RNIB Scotland said 50 per cent of sight loss can be avoided or improved with treatment ... [Published Herald Scotland - 3 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

New college for 'switched-off' pupils has to pass funds test

A GROUND-BREAKING new model of education for disaffected young people is to be launched this week by one of Scotland's leading businessmen - but without the hoped-for public money to help run it.Tomorrow multi-millionaire Jim McColl will unveil the country's ... [Published Herald Scotland - 5 hours ago]
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Gordon Brown must return

HAVING listened to Gordon Brown speaking in Fife this morning, I would make a plea to him.Mr Brown, as a Labour Party member I urge you to return to frontline politics, preferably to the Scottish Parliament. The country - Scotland and the United Kingdom ... [Published Herald Scotland - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Child criminal records 'should be wiped clean' to allow work

CHILD and young offenders should have their criminal records wiped sooner to help them get back on the straight and narrow, a major new study has found.The Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ), a leading think tank, warned that many young people ... [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
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Salmond quips

SO Alex Salmond is to step down as First Minister.As people praise his statesmanlike qualities we are reminded instead of his sense of humour. When he was asked to contribute to a charity joke book to raise funds to combat dementia, Alex told them: "What ... [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
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As the dust settles on one vote, efforts are now focused on securing the next ones

A Pandora's Box has been opened.The idea of all that fluffy constitutional stuff being settled in the wake of the historic No vote is for the birds. The debate rages on.David Cameron was accused by opponents of shamelessly linking extra Scottish devolution ... [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
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Birds shun garden feeding stations to opt for rich natural pickings instead

BRITISH birds abandoned gardens for the countryside last winter because of the extremely mild weather.New research shows even frequent visitors, such as the robin, were seldom seen at feeding stations because of a bumper crop of natural foods available ... [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
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Prince gets his kicks on Malta trip

THE Duke of Cambridge proved a whizz at table football when he joined a group of teenagers for a lunchtime match - and scored the winning goal.William showed off his skills while visiting a centre that provides a range of services for youngsters and adults ... [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Malta, Pregnancy
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Wilful fire-raising revealed as cause of 60% of blazes

WILFUL fire-raising has accounted for more than 60 per cent of blazes over the past four years.Figures obtained from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has found deliberately started fires lead to around 1,600 emergency call-outs every month ... [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

TV review: the new series of Downton Abbey

Time is catching up with the languid aristocrats of Downton Abbey.As the fifth series opens it's 1924. This gives Lord Grantham the opportunity to flap his newspaper in snooty despair at the new Labour government who're a bunch of grubby, working class ... [Published Herald Scotland - 10 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Sheridan's rallying call to Yes supporters: vote SNP next year and aim for 2020 indyref

Solidarity leader Tommy Sheridan has tonight urged pro-indy voters to unify around the SNP at next year's general election.In what he stressed was a personal statement posted on his Facebook page, Sheridan outlined his belief that party differences had ... [Published Herald Scotland - 13 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

SNP Leadership: Nicola Sturgeon gains backing of two of her rivals

Two possible candidates for the post of Scottish first minister have ruled themselves out - and backed current deputy Nicola Sturgeon to take on the top job.It had been suggested that both Alex Neil, who succeeded Ms Sturgeon as Scottish Health Secretary, ... [Published Herald Scotland - 19 hours ago]

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"Around 188,000 people in Scotland are blind or have significant sight loss," he added. "But these figures are set to increase as we are an ageing population and the rates of sight-threatening conditions such as diabetic retinopathy are rocketing. Without action, the number of people with sight problems is likely to increase dramatically over the next 25 years. Unless we wake upup to the importance of taking better care of our vision, the costs to society and the individual could be high."
Mr McColl, who wants to open more such colleges, said: "I believe passionately that there is a cohort of young people that really aren't suited to the academic style of education - 80 per cent of kids are, but 20 per cent switch off at 14."
...Conservative leader, together with all other party leaders north and south of the Border, signed another pledge - to a stronger Scottish Parliament "while retaining full representation for Scotland in the UKUK Parliament" . Full representation. This, of course, will not happen if EVEL is implemented
SO now the iPhone 6 is out. A Glasgow reader heard a young fellow at Partick station tell his pal: "I asked my dad what he wanted for his birthday and he had the cheek to say he would be happy getting any Apple product."

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Gordon Brown must return [Published Herald Scotland - 5 hours ago]
As the dust settles on one vote, efforts are no... [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
Salmond quips [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
Wilful fire-raising revealed as cause of 60% o... [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
Prince gets his kicks on Malta trip [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
Birds shun garden feeding stations to opt for r... [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
Child criminal records 'should be wiped clean' ... [Published Herald Scotland - 6 hours ago]
TV review: the new series of Downton Abbey [Published Herald Scotland - 10 hours ago]
Sheridan's rallying call to Yes supporters: vot... [Published Herald Scotland - 13 hours ago]
GMB Union: Labour's refusal to offer EU referen... [Published Herald Scotland - 15 hours ago]
Anger at Labour conference: Senior sources say ... [Published Herald Scotland - 19 hours ago]
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Poll tips SNP as winners in next Scottish election [Published Herald Scotland - 20 hours ago]
Politicians on both sides of indy ref attend ch... [Published Herald Scotland - 21 hours ago]
It failed to win independence but Yes transform... [Published Herald Scotland - Sep 21 2014]
Last-minute appeal felt like a cynical trick [Published Herald Scotland - Sep 21 2014]
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Let's get down to business [Published Herald Scotland - Sep 21 2014]
46 hostages held by Islamic State rescued by se... [Published Herald Scotland - Sep 21 2014]
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Gay councillor targeted by hardline loyalists i... [Published Herald Scotland - Sep 21 2014]
Vote for Yes would have done away with foodbanks [Published Herald Scotland - Sep 21 2014]
SNP sees membership spike post-referendum [Published Herald Scotland - Sep 20 2014]
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Six arrested after trouble flares in George Square [Published Herald Scotland - Sep 20 2014]
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