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Fitness boot camp launches where humans exercise like dogs

Chasing a ball and bringing it back again may sound like fun for dogs, but for participants of new fitness bootcamp Work Out Like A Dog, it’s strictly humans doing the retrieving.

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Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents have been urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real in case the “lie” damages relations with their children.

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Praise the lard!

RECENT storms caused some rather strange sights at Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) nature reserves in Eastern Scotland this month.

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Big cat on the loose?

A MONTROSE woman is warning dog walkers to be on their guard after encountering a large “cat-like” creature near the former Broomfield airfield.

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Optician’s most unusual request

A LOCAL optician is still a little bemused after the most bizarre question ever asked.

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Never a dull moment for the Port Chaplain

Never a dull moment for the Port Chaplain

WHEN you are the Port Chaplain, you never know what you are going to learn!

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Montrose’s new steeple?

Has Montrose Day Care Centre, formerly St Mary’s Church, acquired a steeple?

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170-year-old model train to run

THE UNIQUE and almost priceless ‘Green Train’ at Montrose Museum will be in action at the weekend, the first time for a year.

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Goslings’ new mum!

BONNIE Blair-Imrie, Lunan Farms, has alerted us to a delightful video on YouTube.

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Montrose lemonade’s part in football legend

A READER asked us if we had any recollections about the Dye family, who had a lemonade factory in Montrose.

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Microlight mystery - questions still are asked

THERE are still no reports of traces or wreckage from a microlight in the sea off Usan.

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Local bowlers in despair at constant gull raids

HOPE Paton Bowling Club has come under intense attack from gulls, with the green having been declared temporarily unplayable and fixtures switched to other clubs.

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Thug Bambi headbutts pet

EVERYONE knows that mothers are protective of their young. This is never more true than in the animal kingdom, where even a sheep can become aggressive if she thinks her young one is threatened.

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The road sign that went into hiding

THIS is the story of a speed warning sign that was put up hidden by leaves and branches - was taken down again - and, hopefully, will be re-erected in a more conspicuous place.

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Planking - enjoy the fun but stay safe

THE INTERNET-fuelled craze of planking has reached Montrose and even has its own dedicated Facebook page.

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Fascinating find of decades-old pot

A MOST extraordinary set of circumstances has allowed Montrose-educated Ralph Barnett to present a historic flour jar to the town’s museum.

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