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ANGUSalive puts down roots in the county

ANGUSalive has put down new roots on long-established ground to celebrate a first full year of operation as the culture, sport and leisure charity for Angus.

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Entries sought for Beautiful Angus Competition 2017

Entries sought for Beautiful Angus Competition 2017

Angus Council have announced that they are now taking entries for the Pride in Place Beautiful Angus Competition 2017.

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Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

New fisheries measures now in effect

Beginning on April 17, fishermen without a licence will be restricted to a daily limit on a number of shellfish species.

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Survey of Tayside beavers begins this week

Survey of Tayside beavers begins this week

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has commissioned additional survey work to provide an up-to-date estimate of beaver family numbers in Tayside. The work begins this week.

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Atlantic puffin.

Iconic Scottish bird species are under threat

Two of Scotland’s most loved species, curlew and puffin, have joined the growing list of threatened bird species, according to a new report.

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Why pay subs mid-season?

Why pay subs mid-season?

A Forfar reader asks about Angus Council’s green bin service, by which once a fortnight Angus Council collects your garden waste. The charge is £25 per annum.

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Funding restored for Angus offshore windfarm project

Funding restored for Angus offshore windfarm project

Angus South MSP Graeme Dey has welcomed the news that an offshore windfarm project has cleared a significant hurdle.

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WWF Earth Hour, Portcullis House, London 15/03/2017

Angus MP to mark Earth Hour this weekend

Mike Weir MP will switch his lights out for WWF’s tenth Earth Hour as he makes a special pledge to help protect the planet.

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Local MSP Graeme Dey, who is backing this years WWF Earth Hour.

Lights out in Angus to support Earth Hour

Angus South MSP Graeme Dey is making WWF’s Earth Hour matter this year by showing his support for a strong Climate Change Plan for Scotland.

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Security for Lochside Leisure Centre

Angus Council has tightened security at the Lochside Leisure Centre car parks in Forfar.

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Communities are encouraged to enter the Beautiful Scotland awards.

Angus groups urged to enter awards

Angus communities are being called upon to take part in this year’s annual Beautiful Scotland awards and repeat last year’s success.

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Local dog walker Sally Harding pictured with Baillie, Alfie and Rex, some of the dogs she walks as part of her business Walks4Paws.

Forfar dog walker hits out at dogs’ mess after her pet falls ill

A Forfar woman who runs a dog walking business has called on owners to pick up their pets’ mess after her own have been struck down by viruses.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Liftshare team Members Roz Aves and Alys Kimberley with Philip Wilde.

NHS Tayside staff sign up for greener travel options

NHS Tayside staff are being encouraged to take part in greener travel by signing up to share their car journey to work.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

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The Trusts specialized research yacht Silurian with Common Dolphins.

Survey records highest number of dolphin species

Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its marine research expeditions in 2016.

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Conservation volunteers at work. Pic: National Trust for Scotland.

Tayside conservation volunteers clock up hundreds of hours for heritage

Dedicated volunteers with the National Trust for Scotland’s Tayside Conservation Volunteer Group completed more than 1,848 hours work conserving and promoting Scotland’s heritage last year, the charity has revealed.

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