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Hunt is on for Britain’s best best man

Stag and hen experts Red7 are scouring the country in search of Britain’s best best man.

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Everybody needs good neighbours ..?

Half of Brits don’t know their neighbours’ names, according to poll

More than half of all Brits don’t even know their neighbours’ full names, a survey has found.

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Hawick councillors Watson MacAteer and Stuart Marshall at the Wilton Lodge Park cafe site.

Firm in charge of new Hawick park cafe revealed

The operator set to run the new cafe in Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park has finally been revealed.

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Barbara Frost, who retired as chief executive at Wateraid UK in May, has been made a dame in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Borderers recognised in Queen’s latest birthday honours list

Six Borderers have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours list for helping others.

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Hawick Scout Pipe Band play on top of Ruberslaw as part of the band's centenary celebrations.

Band’s celebrations reach new heights

Hawick Scout Pipe Band hit new heights to mark their centenary by performing a gig at the top of Ruberslaw on Sunday.

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Stuart Smith addresses Bari Gadgi Joseph Mallen and Bari Manushi Amberlie Allan from the Stob Stane.

Sun shines on Stob Stanes for Yetholm Festival

Excellent turnouts and glorious weather blessed each and every event of Yetholm Festival week.

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Selkirk Common Riding in 2007.

NOSTALGIA: 2007 Common Riding is wild but wonderful

Selkirk slept only briefly and lighly ahead as Souter hearts beat with eager anticipatcion of what was to come this week in 2007.

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The cost of attending a wedding is going up

Attending a wedding can set you back £800

Couples face an average bill of £800 each time they attend a wedding, according to a survey on the wider costs associated with tying the knot.

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Chicken of the Woods fungi.

Yetholm Loch is a great place for birdwatching all the year round

Yetholm Loch is a Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve about one and a half miles from Town Yetholm and eight miles from Kelso along the B6352, there is a narrow road to Lochside and along this road is a small parking area for the reserve.

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Never enter fields with young calves - the mothers are fiercely protective.

Take great care around livestock

When taking your dog for a country ramble, you should follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and here are just a few simple rules to follow.

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Supermarkets enter fuel price war following overcharging claims

Supermarkets enter fuel price war following overcharging claims

At least two major supermarkets have cut the price of forecourt fuel from today (Friday).

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One in five would include their pet in their wedding day

One in five would include their pet in their wedding day

We’ve long been a nation of pet lovers but new research has revealed how much we really value them as one in five (20 per cent) would consider including their pet on their wedding day.

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Some brits though the Leaning Tower of Pisa was taller than London's Big Ben

Time to brush up on general knowledge?

Which is taller - the Empire State Building or Mount Everest?

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Charity advises owners to micropchip their cats

Cat owners reminded of importance of microchipping

National charity Blue Cross has reminded cat owners to microchip their pets now or risk losing them forever if they stray.

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Cornet Ali George carries the banner blue back to town on Saturday.

I’ve had the time of my life, says Hawick Cornet Ali

All eyes were on the beaming smile of this year’s Hawick Cornet, Ali George, at the weekend as he brought the town’s six-week long common riding celebrations to a close.

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Kevin Fairbair, chairman of the Common Riding Executive Committee, receives the flags from Border Studio owner Kate Reinsch.

Fresh look for traditional flags

A theatrical supplier based in Selkirk is giving this year’s common riding festivities a fresh new look.

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Billy Connolly. Pic: Shutterstock

Billy Connolly fans asked to submit drawings of ‘The Big Yin’ for special tribute

A series of fascinating portraits depicting comedy legend Billy Connolly have been unveiled following a public appeal to his fans.

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Morrisons Daddy of all Burgers. Pic: Jon Super/PA Wire

Meat wars: Aldi announce 16oz steak for a fiver as Morrisons launch giant 1lb burger

Can your dad handle these big daddies?

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Hawick Common Riding 1967. Cornet George Peden.

NOSTALGIA: Hawick Common Riding 1967

Cornet George Peden was the toast of Hawick back in 1967 when he led the town in the annual Common Riding celebrations.

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From left: Liz Mack, John Edwards, Cathy Chick, Margaret Edwards, Dr Lindsay Neil (Selkirk Regeneration Company) and Janis Cornwall.

Photographers’ eye on the past

The descendants of Selkirk-based photographers Andrew and Robert Edwards travelled to the Royal Burgh last week for the launch of a new book which triumphs their work.

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