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Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint

With another expensive Christmas period behind us, a new survey reveals the bad spending habits leaving Scots struggling to survive in the first month of the new year.

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Brechin snow scene, Public Park 1987

Down Memory Lane in Brechin

We take a look at what was making the headlines locally on this week in 1957 and 1977:

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10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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A new exhibition at Montrose Museum explores how organisms made the transition from sea to land. It offers a unique insight into what life was like before the dinosaurs.

Glimpse of life before the dinosaurs

Montrose Museum is hosting a major touring exhibition which tries to shed light on how prehistoric life managed to make the transition from sea to land.

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Tesco have recalled a product.

Tesco recalls product over allergy risk

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal after it was revealed to be a risk to customers with allergies.

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The hack is sophisticated, and has fooled even the tech-savvy users of Gmail

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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Sir Tom Hunter is pictured with (from left) Kiltwalkers Stuart Sharp, Kerry Murdoch and Chris Quinn.

Boost for Kiltwalk’s fund-raising drive

Charity fund-raisers now have more reason to enter this year’s Kiltwalk with news that Scottish philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter will boost the amounts raised at all four walks.

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Entries for this years World Marmalade Awards will be taken at Mackays Arbroath premises up to Sunday, February 5.

Competition with broad ‘apeel’

Marmalade makers across Scotland are being invited to submit their entries for this year’s World Marmalade Awards.

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Shelterboxes provide vital life-saving equipment for those in crisis.

Shop’s proceeds provide vital aid

Forfar Rotary Club is buying humanitarian aid for Iraqi refugees with the proceeds of a ‘pop-up shop’ run during December.

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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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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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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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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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Death of Legion stalwart

Death of Legion stalwart

The Arbroath Herald regrets to report the death of Keith Baldry, a stalwart of the Arbroath branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland.

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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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Sign up to the Dry January Chall​enge in 2017

Sign up to the Dry January Chall​enge in 2017

Taysiders are being challenged to banish the booze this January and make a healthy start to the New Year. The Focus on Alcohol project in Tayside, which is part of the Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADP) in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross, is supporting the annual Dry January Challenge and encouraging people to give up alcohol for up to 31 days or as many days as you can manage.

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