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Women could face longer wait for free bus passes

Councillors have backed potential changes to Scotland-wide concessionary travel schemes.

Politics
Hawick highland dancers, 1987.

Nostalgia: Hawick’s highland dancers 1987

Pupils of the Lesley McFarlane School of Highland Dancing gained many successes on the competition circuit in 1987.

Lifestyle
Kelso bikers in 1992.

Nostalgia: Kelso cyclists 1992

Off they went to Kangaroo Island to the skirl o’ the Kelso pipes, this week in 1992.

Lifestyle
David Heard announced and presented the Jim Oliver Memorial Shield for Selkirk's Personality of the Year to Caroline Penman.

Caroline is Selkirk’s personality of the year

A Selkirk businesswoman has been named the town’s personality of the year.

Lifestyle
Nostalgia: Galashiels congregation rallies round

Nostalgia: Galashiels congregation rallies round

Members of St Paul’s Church congregation in Galashiels helped collect tons of aid this month in 1992 to send to warn-torn Bosnia.

Lifestyle

Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

Lifestyle
What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

Lifestyle
Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

With chocolate advent calendars becoming the norm, a couple of dozen sample-size products are now the ideal way to get us in the Christmas spirit.

Lifestyle
Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

Lifestyle
Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

Lifestyle
Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

Lifestyle
38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

With big corporations such as HSBC and Virgin actively encouraging their employees to work from home, a new survey has found that 38% of Scots spend their remote working hours doing personal tasks.

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Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children get creative to win ultimate Christmas present for school

Children across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit to try and win £1500 for their school.

Lifestyle
Ca-nine to five: One in five Scottish workplaces allow pets in the office

Ca-nine to five: One in five Scottish workplaces allow pets in the office

According to new research, one-fifth of Scottish workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office.

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Teviotdale Leisure Centre's swimming pool.

Hawick swimming pool to shut for seven weeks for revamp

The swimming pool at Hawick’s Teviotdale Leisure Centre will be closed for up to seven weeks from the end of this month to allow a £263,000 revamp to get under way.

News
The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas

The 12 predicted top-selling toys this Christmas

The latest Nerf blaster, the original Stretch Armstrong action figure and the sequel to last year’s Hatchimals are the must-have toys this Christmas as British parents prepare to spend an average of £121 on each child.

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Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs - 10 things you shouldn’t recycle

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs - 10 things you shouldn’t recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Selkirk Remembrance parade, 2007.

NOSTALGIA 2007: Lest we forget

Silently they stood, side by side. A generation - sometime two - apart.

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Dream job as coffee and tea taster up for grabs

Dream job as coffee and tea taster up for grabs

A dream job as a coffee and tea taster is up for grabs at a Scottish company on the hunt for a hot drinks lover.

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