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Over a third of girls face online pressure to live the ‘perfect life’

Pressure to showcase a ‘perfect’ life online is affecting the wellbeing of girls and young women, according to new research.

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Here's a taste of some of the funniest jokes of this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

Funniest jokes of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe revealed

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Meet the contestants of this year's Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off 2017: Meet the contestants

The wait for The Great British Bake Off is nearly over and now the contestants for this year’s show have been revealed and they include a scientist, an architect and a former Officer in the Royal Artillery.

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A sign promoting Stow's 'Stowed Out' festival in a village field

Sign of the festival times at Stow

Giant letters, spelling ‘Stowed Out’, erected last weekend have been causing a bit of a stir.

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Night Safe Bistro bosses David and Karen Wilson.

Bistro rated simply the best

A Hawick High Street restaurant is proving the most popular in the whole of the Borders on online review site TripAdvisor.

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The kids are back at school.

Five things about sending the kids back to school

It’s that time of year again.

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There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

This coming Monday, a solar eclipse is expected, with some parts of the world seeing a TOTAL eclipse as the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun.

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Putting off car maintenance when it is required could invalidate your car insurance.

10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

According to new research by price comparison site uSwitch.com, two thirds (63%) of drivers make simple errors which can leave them out of pocket should they need to make a claim.

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Dunbar cider company Thistly Cross serving up refreshments in the beer tent

Perfect ten for Berwick Food & Beer Festival

The Berwick Food & Beer Festival is always something to celebrate, but this year it has reached the grand old age of ten.

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Border Exploration Group visit Africa in 2007.

NOSTALGIA: Zambia trip 2007

Having spent most of 2007 planning and fundraising, 33 members of the Borders Exporation Group flew to Southern Africa for a five-week tour that would see them helping at local schools and health and wildlife centres.

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Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

That cheeky 5am pre-flight pint could soon be a thing of the past - if Ryanair gets its way.

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Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you’re engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC’s new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

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The BHF can reveal one of top ten hobbies we are most likely to have given up from childhood are playing a musical instrument (39 per cent).

More than a quarter of Scots can’t remember last time they took up a new hobby

New statistics show 93 per cent of adults in Scotland have given up at least one hobby from their childhood and more than a quarter (26 per cent) can’t remember the last time they took up a new one.

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Melrose’s New Year fireworks cancelled

Melrose’s New Year fireworks cancelled

A lack of willing volunteers has been cited as the reason why Melrose will not see in 2018 with its popular firework display, which has attracted around 4,000 people from across the region to the town each Hogmanay.

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Close up of motorbike at Motorcycle Live show 2015. Copyright big-ashb on Flickr.com

Do you know a biking hero?

Do you know a biker who supports their local community, is involved with charity work or always goes the extra mile?

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Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

You won’t need a telescope to stargaze this weekend because the Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the night sky on Saturday.

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Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids - plus two days looking for them

Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids before the age of ten - and nearly two days in total looking for them, according to a study.

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Impact of grouse estates revealed

Impact of grouse estates revealed

Scotland’s grouse estates have contributed more than £23m to the country’s economy, according to a recent survey.

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Around 1800 children and  young people attend Scripture Union camps each year.

Still keeping the faith and spreading the Word

Scripture Union Scotland, often referred to as simply SU Scotland, has been part of Scotland’s life and culture for 150 years. Founded in 1867 as a non-denominational body making the Gospel inviting and accessible to the young, chief executive Andy Bathgate explains that its work still retains its relevance and is finding a new resonance in these troubled times.

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Cornet Hagen Steele gets proceedings underway on common riding morning.

Lauder nearly last, but not least, as Hagen leads celebrations

Almost last, but certainly not least, Lauder was the latest Borders town to stage its annual summer celebrations at the weekend.

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