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Iceland shoppers slam 'rubbish' shopping change that will affect all UK stores

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The move has sparked a debate on social media from shoppers.

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British Gas and Post Office offer free energy debt advice at pop-up shop in Glasgow

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People with any energy supplier can get free advice and a benefits eligibility check on May 24th and 25th.

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The Crichton Trust appoints new chief operating officer for Dumfries estate

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Rachel Cowper has joined the team to work closely with chief executive Gwilym Gibbons

Monday, May 23

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Millions of UK holidaymakers face paying extra mobile charges in Europe from today

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Three has reintroduced roaming charges for customers heading to a number of destinations across the globe.

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Haunted Scots castle with 'spook room' goes back on market with lower asking price

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The owners have dropped the asking price for the 'Castle of Spite' to offers over £1.2m.

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Millions of Samsung and Apple customers could get compensation - are you are entitled?

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If successful, Which? says around 30 million UK customers who purchased an Apple or Samsung smartphone since October 1, 2015, could be in line for compensation.

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People on DWP benefits using Fuel Direct scheme to pay energy bills may be switched to pre-payment meter

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The DWP boss has written to Ofgem over concerns about some energy suppliers' responses to changes to Fuel Direct.

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Dominic Cummings claims Boris Johnson's partygate 'lies' to Commons will be exposed in photos

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Dominic Cummings has promised that photos from the 'partygate' events in Downing Street will show Boris Johnson misled MPs on what went on under his roof.

DWP arresting powers to stop benefit fraud - everything you need to know about the new proposals

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Under new plans to tackle fraud, officers will also be able to execute warrants and seize evidence.

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Aldi shoppers fume as Jubilee Kevin the Carrot toys sell out and turn up on eBay for £99

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Many shoppers were left outraged as they all sold out and turned up on eBay for extortionate prices.

Three Scottish seaside hotels named in Best of Britain list

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The Times has just revealed their pick of the 25 best coastal stays in the UK.

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Sainsbury's major fuel change will impact all 315 petrol stations

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The supermarket-giant will phase Russian diesel out all of their 315 forecourts across the UK by the end of the year.

Consultation into new Carer’s Allowance payment set to replace current DWP benefit will close today

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When the benefit launches it will allow people who are eligible for support but not yet getting Carer's Allowance from the DWP to claim.

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ScotRail and Aslef say no talks planned to end dispute as passengers hit by cuts

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The Scottish Government has said work is under way to recruit more train drivers and reliance on rest-day working must stop.

State Pension payment dates are changing for some people next week due to bank holidays

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The DWP has confirmed changes to payments due on the Spring and Platinum Jubilee bank holidays.

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New leadership of Dumfries and Galloway Council set to be announced

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A fresh administration will be put in place at the first council meeting of the new term which kicks off on May 24

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Biggest cut to train services in half a century leaves Scots high and dry

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Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar takes a swipe at the savage cut to rail services in his latest column for the Daily Record.

Fish supper prices in Scotland could soar amid plastic packaging crackdown

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From June 1, the polystyrene containers used for fish suppers will be banned as part of a driveto reduce single-use plastics.

Sunday, May 22

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Number of people in fuel poverty will double in October as cost of living crisis hits, energy boss warns

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Michael Lewis, the chief executive of E.ON, said that the company was already seeing customers go into arrears and that when prices increase in a few months time they will not be able to manage.

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TV News has a lot to answer for when it comes to mass shootings in America

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John Niven says Fox News is helping radicalise white men in the United States.

Saturday, May 21

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Lanarkshire pupils host fair trade café and dish out free meal to community

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P7 pupils at St Ninian's Primary in Hamilton made a fair trade curry and raised awareness of ethical trading.

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Asda is offering big discount for workers in these five sectors amid cost of living crisis

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The supermarket is bringing back the Blue Light discount that knocks off 10 percent with the Blue Light discount.

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SNP Government accused of failing to rule out 12% rise in water charges

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Jackie Baillie, Labour MSP for Dumbarton, slammed the Scottish Government for signing off on a two per cent rise above inflation on bills.

Friday, May 20

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National Lottery defends EuroMillions winners' decision to go public

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A spokesperson for the firm said that, for some winners, going public can bring "peace of mind".

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Tesco and Sainsbury's to ban buy-one-get-one-free deals on junk foods

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The supermarket giants will withdraw the deals - despite the Government delaying its crackdown on high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products until October 2023.

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PIP, Universal Credit and other benefits to be paid early due to Spring and Platinum Jubilee bank holidays

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DWP benefits and Tax Credits payment dates may change if it falls on June 2 and 3.

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Windfall tax would put investment in North Sea at risk, says Sir Ian Wood

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Sir Ian Wood, one of the most influential figures in the oil and gas industry, warned that investment would be at risk from a windfall tax.

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New DWP plan to tackle benefit fraud to focus on these five areas of Universal Credit claims

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A new 2,000-strong team will review more than 2m existing Universal Credit claims over the next five years.

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NHS Lanarkshire chief executive announces retirement

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Heather Knox will step down from the health board in November.

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Claim PIP for 87 muscle or joint conditions and you could get up to £156 every week from DWP

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If you are living with any of these musculoskeletal conditions you may be eligible for PIP.