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Men have the bragging rights when it comes to perfect driving tests

New figures reveal a higher proportion of men pass their test first time with no faults. But which part of the country performs best under pressure? Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. Learner driver. Perfect pass: The new figures show more men get a zero …

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Watch moment hero grandad saves pod of dolphins who got stranded on beach

This is the moment a hero grandad on his summer holiday single-handedly saved a pod of dolphins who had stranded themselves on a Scottish beach. Astonishing video footage shows Simon Lane, 59, wading into the freezing waters on a remote beach on …

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Bacon, butter, breast implants – chocolate isn't the only thing we've faced …

The world is currently in a chocolate deficit – last year we ate 70,000 tons more cocoa than was produced. Dry weather and diseased crops are being blamed – as well as the world's sweet tooth. So chocolate prices have soared as scientists try to work …

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Scottish independence will weaken British defence and security – but it'll be …

At the age of 18 I joined the British Army and over the 44 years I served, I was often alongside Scottish soldiers and regiments. We were together in the Far and Middle East, Africa, Central America, Germany and Northern Ireland and at no time has my …

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See Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons gutted after Scottish 'No' vote

At various times in the long-running series he's described as having come from Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, lived in Glasgow and supported Aberdeen. No doubt the No vote would have hit him hard. Unfortunately for Willie, he would not have been able …

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Sonny Grey murder police show CCTV footage

CCTV footage of three suspects near the home of a Lincoln man on the evening he was fatally attacked has been released. Sonny Grey, 70, died in hospital after an assault on 29 October which included boiling water being poured over him. The footage …

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Cornish artist puts up Celtic surfing sculptures by A30

He also makes silver jewellery that is inspired by his Pagan beliefs. He expects millions of people will see his new work, especially during the summer season as tourists pass the granite surfers on their way to Land's End and other parts of west Cornwall.

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St George's Cross or Union Flag, what should we fly?

The English flag should always be flown over English local government buildings just as the Saltire is flown over Scottish regional government buildings. …. Burglars steal thousands of pounds in cash, watches and jewellery in raid on Colchester home …

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Sensex Yo-Yos 800 Points on Budget Day, Ends Lower

10.32 a.m. Titan Company is down 0.34 per cent, TBZ is down 0.65 per cent, PC Jewellers up 2.31 per cent. It is expected that government will give guidance on reducing the import duty on gold. If import duty is reduced it will reduce the retail selling …

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Watch: Supreme Court's Coal Verdict – Stain on Manmohan's Legacy?

Supreme Court has called all coal block allocations since 1993 'illegal'. But is it especially a blot on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's legacy? We debate on The Buck Stops Here. BJP's Mission Kashmir: Ambitious or audacious? On a day BJP …

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Gold Extends Gains on Festive Season Buying, Global Cues

Traders said increased buying by jewellers and retailers to meet ensuing festive season demand mainly kept gold prices up for the third straight day. Besides, a firming global trend where gold prices rose the most in a week after US employers added …

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Supreme Court will take up Obamacare challenge that threatens to cut off …

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's health care law that would threaten federal subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their health insurance premiums. The justices said they …

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Why I chose to keep my manufacturing in the UK

How much are they willing to spend? Another major aspect is of course your brand. Who are you? What do you stand for? What experience do you offer your customers? When I answered these questions myself, I felt my brand needed to offer jewellery that is …

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Scottie Dog Cufflinks – Yi.org

Hand made in Edinburgh, these striking hand pierced silver cufflinks by Hannah Louise Lamb feature an oxidised Scottie dog detail. scottish-terrier-cuff-links-scottie-dogThese SCOTTISH TERRIER Cuff links were handmade using LARGE Silver. Call Us 1-866-4MY-CUFF Mon to Fri 9 a.m. www./scottie-dog-on-red-lEasy to wear, the Scottie is against a striking red background and the 18ct gold. www. … […]

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Queen calls for respect on all sides after ''enduring love of Scotland'' kept …

The Queen made a dramatic call for unity tonight as she spoke of the UK's "enduring love" for Scotland. In a rare personal statement following the divisive Scottish referendum, Her Majesty called on the whole country to respect the result. The Monarch …

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Scottish independence: Egged, heckled by animals and called a traitor but I …

My tour across Scotland didn't start when eggs were thrown, but for lots of people south of the border that's the first time they heard about it. I've been getting around Scotland on my street-corner tour for three months because a vote is about to …

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Why the Scottish independence vote matters to YOU – healthcare, immigration …

But Rob McNeil, of The Migration Observatory at Oxford University, says much would depend on whether Scotland wanted to maintain the policy that allows movement between England, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands. That decision would also …

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Ice Bucket Challenge blamed for water shortage on Scottish island after supply …

The 60-year-old told the Sun: "The challenge spread round the island like wildfire. "It hit a peak on Sunday evening. The water system must have thought there was a burst main." The water supply on the tiny eight-mile island, off the west coast of …

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City gamers ready for a 48-hour 'jam'

This weekend's Scottish Game Jam will see events take place in Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Linlithgow. Games designers will stay at Glasgow Caledonian University's Saltire Centre as they attempt to design and develop new games over the weekend.

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Scottish referendum: Political leaders unite to plead with Scotland to stay …

David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg will race to Scotland on Wednesday to deliver the desperate joint plea: “We want you to stay.” The rattled Tory, Labour and Lib Dem leaders ditched Prime Minister's Questions as investors were warned to get …

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Best pictures from opening ceremony

There were huge cheers for the parading teams – and the jacketed Scottie dogs which were lead out in front of each group. The Saltire was held aloft by judo's Euan Burton, who said: "It was a phenomenal reception when we entered the stadium. "It's a …

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Jeremy Clarkson's Falklands row and other controversial number plates

Meanwhile the decision to ban the Scottish Saltire flag from licence plates north of the border in 2001 angered the Scottish National Party. Instead cars manufactured anywhere in the UK should bear the letters GB together with the European Union circle …

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Gold, Silver Soften on Sluggish Demand

Traders said apart from fall in demand from jewellers and retailers at prevailing levels, a weak trend overseas on expectations that US borrowing costs will increase mainly kept pressure on gold and silver prices. Gold in Singapore, which normally sets …

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HMS Erebus lost 170 years ago found at bottom of Arctic

Captain Franklin's wife Lady Jane commissioned search parties and even left cans of food on the ice, hoping her husband, 59, would find them. In 1859 an expedition to nearby King William Island found a note in a cairn which said they abandoned their …

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Ted Cruz claims next week's elections are about stopping President Barack …

Hunter gets the fright of his life as deer 'rises from the. ….. Samantha Barks highlights her petite frame in a ladylike lace dress and festive red ribbon heels Debuted her new West End show in London; Geraldo Jewellery dinner at the Langham Hotel …

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Tiny village in Wicken garden that fell into disrepair is restored by volunteers

Great-grandmother Pat Bullman and her husband Oliver, both 80, spent over 50 years creating the miniature attraction at their home in Wicken, Cambridgeshire. They started with a windmill for their daughter and gradually added other buildings, including …

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Charity auction at IJL raises more than GBP3,200

The event brought together 12 lots from a variety of designers and brands, including Fei Liu, Ingenious Jewellery, Harriet Bedford, Sarah Ho, Carat* and Rosie Sanders, with bidding for the unique creations lighting up the Runway at the Olympia show. In …

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Professional Jeweller moves to new London office

Professional Jeweller and WatchPro magazines are relocating this week, making a move to a larger office in central London. The magazines, part of the wider ITP Promedia Publishing group in the UK, will move from Hatton Garden to the Clerkenwell area.

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Trenta raises a glass to Danhov's 30th anniversary

Danhov has marked the milestone of its 30th year with the new Trenta Collection pearl and diamond jewellery. The US brand is known for its elegant handmade bridal and fine jewellery designs and, as it celebrates 30-years of handmade creations, it has …

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Lack of customers biggest threat to 49% at UKJC

Retailers at the UK Jewellery Conference said a lack of customers is what threatens their businesses most in 2014. Retailers at this year's UK Jewellery Conference hosted by the Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) stated that a lack of customers is the …

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Gemworld Munich 2014 draws 6000 trade guests

In addition to this, buyers are also able to work with the goods they have purchased on the very next day.” Exhibitors included jewellery brand Hans D. Krieger, which presented its diamond collections in the Gemworld Pavilion. The next Gemworld Munich …

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Five Christmas Markets To Visit

Whether it's authentically German or not, Edinburgh's biggest Christmas market certainly takes its cues from similar events across Europe. For your fill of festive wooden toys, meaty sausages and Glühwein, there's nowhere better to be than this hive of …

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::Surroundings::: Travel Tuesday: Paris!

Shine And Sparkle, Fine And Feminine – *Fine and feminine* is the latest trend in jewellery. It started with the …. 4 days ago. The Paris Apartment · fantasy vs reality – I believe that in previous lives I've been a princess, a kidnapped maiden, a peg-legged pirate and a court jester of Louis XVI. […]

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Days of history: Timeline for the Scottish independence referendum

10:00am: Polls close. Ballot boxes are sealed and sent to 32 counts. Results from each centre will be sent to the chief counting officer at the Royal Highland Centre, in Ingliston, near Edinburgh, for verification and official announcement. Cupcakes at …

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Sick ice bucket challenge thugs dunk PUPPY headfirst into freezing water

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a young man dunked his puppy in freezing water as part of the ice bucket challenge. Shocking footage shows a teenage lad thrusting the black pup into a green bucket, reports the Sunday People. The dog can …

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