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The award puts it alongside the Pyramids of Egypt, the great Wall of China and the Sydney Opera House in terms of cultural significance.
The Forth Bridge becomes the sixth Scottish landmark to be awarded Unesco World Heritage Site status.
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The end of an era. Back in the day this was the  place to procure a post-pub pie.
The Aberdeen bakery firm Thain's - famous for its 24-hour shop - is to be taken over by an Aberdeenshire-based bakery.
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Doomed. We're aw doomed.
New model suggests that as the universe expands everything from galaxies to space-time itself will be torn apart - but not for about 22 billion years
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It's so bloody frustrating. We have it within our power to seriously reduce CO2 emissions. Maybe we don't all like "windmills" because some of us think they spoil the view (I'm lookin' at you, Mr Trump), but I don't see wind turbines as a blot on the landscape any more than I do the huge electricity towers that carry the high-voltage cables across our countryside. 

It's not just about saving the planet as a whole. It's also about improving the atmosphere in our towns and cities; the places where we live and work. 

We have technology that works now, and technology that's in development, but seriously at risk because of a lack of investment. New technology needs a wee bit of nurturing, but if the investors are looking for short-term gain, it was always going to be doomed. 

It was never going to be all about wind, or all about wave. Renewable energy is about providing a mixture of generation methods, combined with improving energy storage.

Communities will hop on the bandwagon if they know that some or all of the profits of a particular scheme will come their way. Expect apathy if those profits only go to line the pockets of some remote, faceless investor. 
As we slowly make the urgent transition towards a low carbon energy grid there is a danger that the future may not be all that different from the past. The UK Government has so far focused its less...
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Yeah, yeah, I know I'm a "greenie" and all that, but sometimes my inner petrol-head takes over. By 'eck it's gorgeous.
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It will be interesting to see how this Citizens Income works in practice. It's an idea that I'm greatly in favour of. 
Idea is for guaranteed basic level of income for everyone in society regardless of circumstance THE city of Utrecht in the Netherlands is set to trial a universal, unconditional income – known most commonly as citizen's income – to see if it the idea works effectively in practice. The citizen's income is supported by the Scottish Greens and the SSP in Scotland, and means that a basic level of non-taxable income is provided to all citizens regar...
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How much is a loaf of bread? Sarah Willingham thinks it's 75p. One of the other dragons was at least honest enough to say that he didn't know and that his housekeeper buys it. 

Bread is £1.50 in my local shop. Same stuff that I buy in Tesco, or the Co-op, and delivered by the same van, but at very different prices. 

These are the people that are allegedly driving our economy. Forgive me for my lack of faith.
Meet the new dragons, they've full of fire and they're ready to go, but who are they?
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It will be interesting to see what else turns up in the latest batch of declassified documents. This is just bizarre!
British officials considered transplanting the population of Hong Kong to a new “city state” in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles under a plan to deal with the end of Britain’s lease on its Far East colony.
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I was just drifting off to sleep when it passed through. Best storm I've seen for a while.
A dramatic thunder and lightning storm lit up many parts of Scotland overnight.
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Damn it. These fucking websites that throw up the old "please like us on Facebook" popups are doing my head in. 

First of all, you're assuming that I use Facebook. I do, to keep in touch with family and friends, and I am in a group for work purposes, but that's it. I don't follow brands, etc on Facebook, and have no intention of doing so. 

Secondly, if you have an RSS feed, I'll subscribe to that if I read your content on a regular basis. Chances are that I've landed on your website because I'm already subscribed. 

If you want to suggest that I like you on Facebook, please put the relevant links to the side of the page. I will still see them, and I'll make my choice. I don't need it right in my face, thank you very much. 
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I really shouldn't complain, but it's too bloody warm! 
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That reminds of when I checked a few years ago, it was 30 Celsius at midnight, I despaired.
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Mark Carne:
Some 600 railway employees and contractors a year are injured to the extent that they can’t return to work the next day. In the oil and gas industry, the comparable figure for the same numbers of hours worked would be fewer than 60. “Our work practices have not kept pace with comparable heavy engineering industries,” he concluded

I think we're comparing apples and pears here. Despite the fact that rail and oil workers are now represented by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT), historically things are rather different. Railways have had strong union representation for a long time; union activity amongst oil workers was almost forbidden until fairly recently (I stand to be corrected, but I suspect that the Piper Alpha disaster was probably the tipping point). I suppose what I'm trying to say here is than an injured railway worker will find the process of going home to recuperate somewhat easier than an injured oil worker who happens to be stuck in the North Sea, 200 miles away from the nearest coastline. 

Actually, it doesn't matter which industry you work in. If you're sick or injured, you're simply a broken part in the machine. If repairing the part is cost-effective, they will do so. If, as is the case with much of our disposable, throw-away society, it's cheaper to simply replace the defective part they will do so. 

If the whole machine is deemed to be too militant faulty, then they'll just get rid and bring in a whole new one from an outside supplier. 

I love capitalism. 
The question is whether the necessary improvements can happen within a timeframe acceptable to government and passengers
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