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Down Memory Lane in Forfar and Kirrie

We take a look at what was making the headlines locally on this week in 1987 and 2007:

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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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Ashley and Liam Wilkie at the finish of The Great North Run.

Kirrie couple raise thousands for suicide prevention charities

A dedicated Kirriemuir couple set themselves a year-long challenge in 2016 to raise funds for suicide prevention charities.

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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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The Lochside Leisure Centre in Forfar.

What now for Forfar swimming pool and leisure centre?

No decision has been made on the future of the Forfar Swimming Pool and Lochside Leisure Centre in the wake of the opening of the new Forfar Community Campus.

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The community cafe.

Open weekend at new Forfar Community campus

An invitation has gone out to all interested in getting a sneak peek of the facilities at the Forfar Community 
Campus before it opens to 
the public.

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Some of the Kirriemuir team and volunteers in the dementia garden behind the library.

Major recognition for dementia project

A pioneering project to make Kirriemuir a dementia-friendly town has received major recognition from The Royal Town Planning Institute.

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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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Rachel with Stephen

Praise for slimming group manager

A Forfar woman got the chance to meet TV presenter Stephen Mulhern at Slimming World’s annual awards ceremony.

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Members of the 2nd Forfar Boys Brigade posting their cards. (EOMedia)

Card delivery success for Boys Brigade and Scouts

Volunteers for the 2nd Forfar Boys Brigade Company and the 6th Forfar Scout Group delivered over 31,500 cards in the run up to Christmas.

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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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