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Rich tackles Snowdon ascent in wheelchair for charity

RICH Osborn was in the water scuba diving off Cyprus when it happened. The accident that is.

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Dr Ian Elliott has so far raised around �1700 from taking part in Alzheimer's Research UK's Running Down Dementia challenge

Ian steps up in 200k Alzheimer’s challenge for mum

A UNIVERSITY lecturer whose mum has Alzheimer’s disease is the top fundraiser in a charity running challenge supporting dementia research.

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Revealed: New plans for trams and cars to share single lane on Leith Walk

Cars could be set to share single lanes with trams along part of Leith Walk under blueprints for the next stage of Edinburgh’s tram project.

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Lynzi Leroy is founder of the Scottish Design Exchange

Retail rebel creates sales as an art form

WITH more shops than ever closing across the country, at least one retailer is trying hard at reversing the downward trend.

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‘I’m excited to get the chance to go back to a normal life’ says brave Kira Noble

IT was the moment Kira Noble and her family had waited four long years for.

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Artist and model Rosalind Main is raising money for The Butterfly Trust

Artist and model Rosalind in charity fundraising drive

As a model, artist, body positive activist and Miss Scotland finalist, Rosalind Main is a busy woman but she’s never too busy to raise funds for charities close to her heart.

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Make like Drew Busby and dig out your vintage Hearts strip

Retro strip to work day is a real winner

NATIONAL mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland is planning to introduce a fun twist to Friday the 13th next month by calling on people to wear retro sports tops for the day.

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Eve Smith-Lang started wakeboarding at the age of eight

Eve Smith-Lang makes GB wakeboarding team at age 13

CHAMPION wakeboarder Eve Smith-Lang from Dunbar is celebrating after making it into the GB Wakeboard Team.

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Pictured Keith Armour, X-Wing Pilot, Gordon McGuire and Derek McLean Rebble Fleet Troopers, Tsarion, X-Wing Trooper. Credit Steven Scott Taylor

Sci-fi Con set to set to return next year in a 3 day format

FOR grown-ups, it’s the highlight of the cosplay year. But for those of a younger vintage, including those with life-ending conditions, it’s simply a chance to encounter a galaxy far, far away in their minds.

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A bottle recycling point at Iceland store in Musselburgh.

Musselburgh supermarket installs reverse vending machine for plastic bottles

An Iceland store in Musselburgh has become the first supermarket in Scotland to install a reverse vending machine that will pay customers to return drinks bottles for recycling in a bid to cut the amount of plastic waste polluting the environment.

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John Bell, who helps other dads, with Carmen Pieraccini

Capital carers win awards for efforts

Three parents and carers from Edinburgh have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to their families and communities at the Scottish Parent Awards, now in its second year.

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Leith Docks permanent new home for luxury floating hotel

Plans for Scotland’s first floating hotel in heart of Leith have been approved by city planners – by just one vote.

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Suzanne Simpson and her children love the outdoors

Family bonds over conserving nature

Keeping five children amused might sound like a effort of epic proportions but when the whole family loves nature and the outdoors it isn’t as hard as one might expect.

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Liam Hamill has grown in confidence

Liam mixing with the best in bar job

Living with Asperger’s syndrome meant that Liam Hamill struggled with the pressure of interviews, so when he lost his job in a bar it knocked his confidence and he plummeted into depresssion.

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Justin named top student chef

A COOKERY student came out on top against four of his classmates to bag himself a visit to one of the UK’s top hotel and restaurants,

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Ali Jumani is a regional winner in the National Young Writers' Awards

Literary victory for rising star writers

Two budding writers are a step closer to going on a dream trip to Disneyland Paris after being named regional winners in the National Young Writers’ Awards.

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Lucy Bolstock and her son Charlie

Mum’s nightmare turns to TV dream

IT started off as every parent’s nightmare, but looks like ending in a dream career.

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Teachers from Broughton High School and representatives from Circle start their daily run.

Celebs back calls for teachers to run a mile a day for charity

AN inspirational school teacher has recruited celebrities to help raise money for local families.

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The polar academy selection weekend included tough hiking in the hills near Glenmore Lodge by Aviemore

Greenland for go in polar kids trek trial

TEN teenagers have been selected to work with ground-breaking Scottish charity The Polar Academy on a trip of a lifetime to Greenland.

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Scott Bradley raised money in honour of much-loved Felix

Way to go – Scott’s epic run raises cash

IT was a journey born from the tragic death of Scott Bradley’s young relative.

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