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Revealed: Scots blind to the world’s most endangered species

A new survey has revealed what Scots don’t know about the most endangered animal species on Earth.

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Are you ready for winter?

Practical tips to ensure you are ready for winter

As the weather starts to get colder it is important to get prepared now rather than waiting until extreme weather affects us.

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Mind the pie gap

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the ‘air gap’ from a mince pie.

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Santa and Marion Short, Chair of Hawick Community Council prepare to turn the Christmas lights on.  SR  BMCB 10

Crowds turn out for Hawick’s Christmas parade

Festive cheer was aplenty when crowds turned out to watch Hawick’s Christmas parade last night.

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Legion Dinner 1996, Hawick

NOSTALGIA: 1996 Hawick Legion

This week in 1996 around 90 members and guests attended the British Legion annual dinner in the O’Connel Street Clubrooms.

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Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Scots are celebrating St Andrew's Day

Test yourself with our St Andrew’s Day trivia quiz

As Scots across the world celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to show how much you know about your country.

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Deeply dippy - the courting couple of dippers on the Ettrick last week.

Cold weather helps gets natural cycle of things back onto a proper footing

It must have been five below freezing last week, when I set out on my daily dog walk along my usual riverside route.

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Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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Chocolate contains theobromine  - highly toxic to dogs

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

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Athletes at Tweedbank in 2006

NOSTALGIA: 2006 Borders athletes run with the stars

This week in 2006, local athletes were mixing with Scotland’s top track and field stars as part of a Bank of Scotland talent development camp at Grangemouth.

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Southern Reporter nostalgia. Knitting campaign 1991.

NOSTALGIA: 1991 knitters

This week in 1991 students at the Scottish College of Textiles in Galashiels were supporting the Anneka Rice knitting challenge to Scotland as part of the BBC television Children In Need campaign.

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A small section of the mixed gaggle of geese feeding with the sheep and inset one of the roadside red grouse posing for my camera.

Special day spent at the Watch Water Reservoir in remote Lammermuirs

It was great to break new ground at the weekend and on the coldest day so far of the winter, I set out to explore one of the remotest and most interesting wildlife sites in Berwickshire.

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The type of cat to get is a serious decision.

Animal Matters

Obviously at this time of year everyone’s thoughts turn to Christmas; who we need to send cards to, who we need to buy presents for, who we sit next to who at the table etc etc.

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Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits don’t know their home phone number

Millions of Brits have no idea what their home telephone number is, according to new research.

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Handout still taken from video issued by the Advertising Standards Authority of a Heinz advert that teaches viewers how to use tin cans to drum out a song which has been banned for encouraging behaviour that risks health and safety.

Heinz rapped over baked beans ad safety

A Heinz baked beans ad which showed children drumming on empty tins has been banned because young viewers could copy it and slice their fingers open on sharp edges.

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Many shoppers are unaware of their Black Friday rights

More than half of shoppers unaware of online consumer rights

With the Black Friday shopping bonanza approaching, a survey has found that the majority of UK shoppers don’t know that their rights differ when we shop in store and online.

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When do you put your Christmas decorations up? Pic: Shutterstock

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We’re not even into December and we’ve already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.

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The Wallace Monument, Stirlingshire. Pic: Wikimedia Commons.

Quiz: Do you know these 25 Scottish words and phrases?

The Scots language is famous the world over for being rich, varied and difficult for non-natives to understand. Even locals struggle sometimes!

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