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Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning

Yellow rain warning for Angus

Angus may have been basking in glorious sunshine in recent days - but it all looks set to change tomorrow (Saturday).

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Millie Wark pictured with her sculpture.

Sculpture raises £3700 for Greyhope Bay Project

Lathallan School pupil, Mille Wark in S3, was asked to create a marine sculpture for the Greyhope Bay project in Aberdeen.

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Inchmill Gardens.

Public openings for Angus gardens

Two of the region’s most popular gardens, Inchmill Cottage and Dundee and Angus College will be opening their doors to the public in the week’s ahead.

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MSP calls on Angus businesses to apply for environment awards

MSP calls on Angus businesses to apply for environment awards

A local MSP is calling on businesses in Angus to apply for the Scottish Environment Awards 2017.

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Rory Stodart at the Angus Monitor Farm. Photo: Alan Richardson.

Angus Monitor Farm meeting to look at undersowing

The Angus Monitor Farm’s next meeting, on May 23, will look at key issues affecting herd health, as well as grass seed trials which aim to identify a mix which can be sown under spring barley.

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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New park project to save rare insects

A new project is being launched in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park to save six of Scotland’s rarest invertebrates.

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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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ANGUSalive puts down roots in the county

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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Pictured from left are: David Pullar of Pullar Horticulture, Gordon Brown, Gordon Patterson, David May, Courtnay Craig and Jamie Livingston.

Boat to promote Ferryden’s fishing heritage

The community is being asked to name an iconic salmon boat which has been placed at the entrance of Ferryden to promote the historic fishing village.

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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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The seal pup that likes being rescued!

The seal pup that likes being rescued!

There has been an increase in the number of reports of seal pups apparently stranded on Angus foreshores.

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