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Craig is Kelso’s main man for Civic Week

The young man chosen to represent Kelso at the town’s civic week and across the Borders this summer was named as Craig Logan last Friday evening.

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Braw Lad and Braw Lass are announced in Galashiels 1967.

Nostalgia: Galashiels unveils its principals

The life ambitions of two Galashiels youngsters were fulfilled when the town’s Braw Lad and Lass for 1992 were chosen.

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Whipman and Lass Elect 2017 Rob and Becs Norris.

Whipman Play Society raises the curtain on this year’s principals

The main players in West Linton’s Whipman week were announced at the introduction concert in the Graham Institure on Friday night.

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Jay Hutton, Alice Perrin and Steven Porter of E4's Tattoo Fixers

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in the Borders

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo?

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Four eggs in a Dunnock's nest.

Breeding behaviour of Dunnocks makes them stand out from rest

The Dunnock or Hedge Sparrow is one of our most common garden birds but as it tends to scutle around amongst shrubs and leaf litter on the ground and below bird tables and feeders rather than on them, it can remain unnoticed in a crowded garden.

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Fun time for dogs at a Borders daycare centre.

Answer to dog owners’prayers

Does your dog engage in destructive chewing, nuisance barking, over enthusiastic greetings, poor canine social skills, mouthing and biting or separation anxiety?

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A new place to watch the world go by

A new place to watch the world go by

A popular walking trail near Peebles has been extended by 2km – a move that has been widely praised.

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Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

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Treasure trove...of historical information has been unearthed by society members at kirkyards, like Lennel, and war memorials in our local communities.

Borders historians build database of local history

You could not accuse members of Coldstream and District Local History Society of lacking ambition.

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10 places to visit in Scotland you may not know about

Scotland is famed for its beautiful landscapes and welcoming people and there are many a tourist guide that cover the length and breadth of the country, however not all attractions are as well known as Edinburgh Castle or the Fairy Pools of Skye.

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Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Brits are a nation of telly watchers, and according to a new survey, comedy is always what has kept us glued to the small screen.

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Upcycle and recycling...Lynne Marshall with just some of the bikes which have been recycled or donated to the Just Cycle charity in the last year.

Tweeddale charity lacks funding but not ambition

A charity launched in the Borders in October 2015 is not short on ambition.

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9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

Scotland has had a long and varied history, which has been told in word and song down the centuries.

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“Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists

Children aren’t safe crossing the road on their own until they’re 14, say scientists.

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Lorna Robertson

Lorna sails into Masterchef quarter-finals

A former Southern Reporter journalist is taking on her toughest challenge yet as a contestant on BBC cookery show Masterchef.

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92-year-old Robert Cheape with mini-Shetland pony, Wilson at Riverside Health Care Centre, Selkirk.

Borders debut for mini ponies

Residents at Selkirk’s Riverside Health Care Centre enjoyed the mane attraction on Tuesday when they received a visit from miniature Shetland ponies Wilson and Edwardo.

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Lorna Robertson, who appears on BBC Ones Masterchef tonight.

Lorna cooks up a storm on BBC’s Masterchef

A former Southern Reporter journalist is taking on her toughest challenge yet as a contestant on BBC cookery show Masterchef.

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Kelso Ladies in 2007.

NOSTALGIA: Kelso Ladies 2007

Not many teams can run successfully with no paid coaches, no substantial funding and no venue to call their own.

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Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can’t tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll.

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Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women are more hooked on smartphones than men... making them vulnerable to problems at home, work and with friends, according to new research.

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