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Manor is first for Borders in top tourism award

A Walkerburn manor is now the only restaurant with rooms to hold a coveted five-star-award in the Scottish Borders.

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Close collaboration...Brendan and Aileen are working together to tell the Borders own unique war story, featuring Wojtek the bear - but it definitely won't be a Disney-fied production!

Big names are in the frame for Wojtek: the movie

When Aileen Orr first mentioned her family connections to Wojtek the bear to MSP Mike Russell in 2008, she had no way of knowing that conversation would change her life.

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Diversify to survive...was key at Glenrath Farm and it has turned into a major success story for John Campbell OBE.

Borders has starring role in 300 Farmers of Scotland

With 16,000 farmers the length and breadth of Scotland, there’s a rich seam of talent in our country.

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Experts had warned of a 9 per cent rise in the cost of Prosecco.

Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine ‘Progrigio’

Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike.

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Could the nokia 3310 be making a comeback?

The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back

Everyone’s favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320.

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Video: Distillery cat was just ‘feline’ like a holiday!

The well-loved cat of one of Scotland’s most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently.

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Stuart Bannon and his daughter Joy-Ann in 1988.

NOSTALGIA: Valentine’s Day 1988

It was a happy Valentine’s Day indeed for Galashiels salesman Stuart Bannon in 1988 when he rocketed to top of the British sales league for greetings cards.

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The Humanist Society Scotland can now authorise its own celebrants.

Holyrood makes it easier for Humanists to appoint celebrants

A new provision approved by The Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday) will see Humanist Society Scotland officially recognised as the first non-religious organisation to be ‘prescribed’ under the 1977 Marriage Act.

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Dogs love the freedom of safe open spaces like this wonderful beach at Dornoch in Sutherland.

Planning a holiday? What about your pets?

It is the time of year when many of us are booking holidays. For those who also have much loved family pets there are a few extra considerations.

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How to get your FREE Subway sandwich this Valentine’s Day...

It’s the day of love, and one fast food chain is marking it with a very special giveaway.

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Veteran Dennis Bolter during a previous trip to Normandy.

Chance for veterans to pay their respects

A national armed forces charity is looking for all surviving D-Day veterans to take part in a series of special trips funded by HM Treasury.

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Pic by: Rahim Packir Saibo/Flickr

Quiz: How much do you know about Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is just a day away, but how much do you know about the heart-shaped holiday?

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5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

5 ways for new mums to get fit in Scotland

As a new parent, exercise is often the furthest thing from your mind - but in order to match the energy levels of your little ones, finding time for fitness is key.

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11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

11 things kids did to sneak into pubs

Trying to get into a pub or club when you’re underage is a universal rite of passage. Unfortunately, more often than not said ‘passage’ is blocked by a brute of a doorman.

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Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire

Four in 10 workers fear they will never be able to retire, according to new research.

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Segway time...SWI is no longer just all about jam and Jerusalem

It’s the SWI but less admin and more Facebook

Segway racing, social media and rum tasting – not the activities you would expect from the ladies of the women’s institute.

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What's your favourite topping? Pic Andy Rodgers/Flickr

Poll: National Pizza Day - what’s your favourite topping?

Today is National Pizza Day.

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Aircrash at Broadlaw.

NOSTALGIA: Air crash 1936

This photo is thought to be the only existing one of the Gypsy Moth aircraft which crashed on Broad Law, near the Ettrick Valley on July, 25, 1936.

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Sukie and Bill Barber at home in Priestrig Croft.

Fundraisers Sukie and Bill pass £16k mark

A pop-up bakery is celebrating after selling its 13,000th scone, raising more than £16,000 for African charities over the last two years.

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Royal Mail is installing 150 new postboxes across Scotland.

Royal Mail boxing clever with expanded service

Postal coverage in Scotland is about to improve with the addition of around 150 new postboxes.

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