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The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there.

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Children at St Mary's Nursery, Melrose. in 2007.

NOSTALGIA: St Mary’s 2007 Ready Teddy Smile campaign

St Mary’s Kindergarten in Melrose helped to put a smile on the British Red Cross Teddy this week in 2007.

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This pound coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker.

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.

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New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you’re affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.

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Nikki Cassidy, left, being presented by Sarah Bellis with the Campaign for Real Ale's Scottish and Northern Irish pub of the year award for the Bridge Inn at Peebles.

Peebles pub named as best bar none in land

A Borders pub has been named as the best bar none in the country and beyond by beer buffs.

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The Humanist Society Scotland is questioning how official figures relating to religious adherence are recorded.

Questions raised over official figures on religion

The Humanist Society Scotland is questioning how people’s religious identity is recorded officially after a recent survey indicated that more than 70 per cent of Scots say they are not religious.

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Dog owners are being encouraged to treat their pets for this year's World Animal Day.

Treat your dog to the best on World Animal Day

Dog owners are being urged to pamper their pooches as part of World Animal Day, which will take place at the start of next month.

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Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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The winners at the the first ever Scottish Gin Awards.

Awards raise a glass to the best of Scottish gin producers

The winners in the first ever Scottish Gin Awards were revealed last night at a near sell-out event held in Glasgow last night.

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Pictured (from left) are: Alex Rowley, Patrick Harvie, Nicola Sturgeon, Ruth Davidson and Willie Rennie.

Party leaders rally round to support cancer charity

Party leaders from across Scotland’s political spectrum are in the pink to support women with breast cancer and to encourage the public to back a major campaign.

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Melrose Abbey, Melrose in the Scottish Borders.

Where in Selkirk did monks begin building abbey?

“... it is a point worth emphasising that the earliest settlement anywhere in Britain of any of the communities of ‘reformed’ Benedictines – Cistercians, Tironesians, Savignacs and others – through which the religious life of western Europe underwent so profound a transformation was the abbey of Selkirk in Scotland.” – Professor Geoffrey Barrow.

If Selkirk Abbey was so important, why do we know so little about it? When was it established, where and why? In this, the second of a series looking into the abbey, local historian Frank Harkness looks into possible locations for the building.

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Online smartphone retailer, Mobiles.co.uk, has conducted the poll to find out just how text-savvy we are, and whether we know our FYIs from our OMGs.

Are you fluent in text speak?

Abbreviations such as LOL, OMG and BTW are now part of our everyday lingo with one in ten (10 per cent) people using them everyday, but three quarters of those polled (75 per cent) don’t know what they mean.

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Heritage Awareness Day aims to bring us face to face with our past

Kirsty Paterson finds out more about Scotland’s first Heritage Awareness Day – and what you can do to get involved ...

Remember your first date? Maybe you arranged to meet outside a particular shop or went to the cinema.

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Only one month left to spend your old pound coins

Only one month left to spend your old pound coins

Look under your sofa, empty your piggy bank and check your pockets – there are only 30 days left to spend the old £1 coin before it becomes worthless.

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IAM RoadSmart is warning that there is no such thing as "multitasking" while driving.

“Multitasking” drivers are risking disaster

Motorists are being urged by the UK’s largest road safety charity to keep their cool to avoid distraction and potential disaster.

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Will you be splashing out on the Prosecco?

Aldi to sell 3-litre bottle of Prosecco this Christmas

Stop making your Christmas list - because we’ve found the ultimate festive buy for all Prosecco fans out there.

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Royal Mail is releasing a series of stamps based on the classic Ladybird children's books.

Stamp of approval for children’s classic books

A new series of stamps celebrating a British childhood institution is being released today by Royal Mail.

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Of those polled, 96 per cent said they are happier now than they have ever been.

Things retirees do not miss about being young

*Driving their children around, the daily commute and the stress of running a family home are just some of the things the over 60s do not miss about being younger, according to a recent survey.

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Archeological dig near St Abbs Lighthouse to try to uncover some dwellings probably once owed by the Lighthouse Board. Volunteers l-r, Helen Gibson and Carrie Gibson from St Abbs.

History experts dig what’s under the ground in coastal town

More than 65 history enthusiasts turned out at St Abbs’ Head at the weekend for an archaeological dig to examine the remains of a 19th century signal station.

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