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Perfect ten for Berwick Food & Beer Festival

The Berwick Food & Beer Festival is always something to celebrate, but this year it has reached the grand old age of ten.

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Border Exploration Group visit Africa in 2007.

NOSTALGIA: Zambia trip 2007

Having spent most of 2007 planning and fundraising, 33 members of the Borders Exporation Group flew to Southern Africa for a five-week tour that would see them helping at local schools and health and wildlife centres.

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Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

That cheeky 5am pre-flight pint could soon be a thing of the past - if Ryanair gets its way.

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Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you’re engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC’s new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

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The BHF can reveal one of top ten hobbies we are most likely to have given up from childhood are playing a musical instrument (39 per cent).

More than a quarter of Scots can’t remember last time they took up a new hobby

New statistics show 93 per cent of adults in Scotland have given up at least one hobby from their childhood and more than a quarter (26 per cent) can’t remember the last time they took up a new one.

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Melrose’s New Year fireworks cancelled

Melrose’s New Year fireworks cancelled

A lack of willing volunteers has been cited as the reason why Melrose will not see in 2018 with its popular firework display, which has attracted around 4,000 people from across the region to the town each Hogmanay.

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Close up of motorbike at Motorcycle Live show 2015. Copyright big-ashb on Flickr.com

Do you know a biking hero?

Do you know a biker who supports their local community, is involved with charity work or always goes the extra mile?

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Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

You won’t need a telescope to stargaze this weekend because the Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the night sky on Saturday.

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Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids - plus two days looking for them

Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids before the age of ten - and nearly two days in total looking for them, according to a study.

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Impact of grouse estates revealed

Impact of grouse estates revealed

Scotland’s grouse estates have contributed more than £23m to the country’s economy, according to a recent survey.

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Around 1800 children and  young people attend Scripture Union camps each year.

Still keeping the faith and spreading the Word

Scripture Union Scotland, often referred to as simply SU Scotland, has been part of Scotland’s life and culture for 150 years. Founded in 1867 as a non-denominational body making the Gospel inviting and accessible to the young, chief executive Andy Bathgate explains that its work still retains its relevance and is finding a new resonance in these troubled times.

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Cornet Hagen Steele gets proceedings underway on common riding morning.

Lauder nearly last, but not least, as Hagen leads celebrations

Almost last, but certainly not least, Lauder was the latest Borders town to stage its annual summer celebrations at the weekend.

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Lauder's trophy cabinet.

Lauder fancy dress brings fun despite the rain

Despite heavy rain, Lauder’s fancy-dress contest was, as ever, a fitting spectacle last Wednesday night.

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Selkirk RFC win Kelso Sevens in 2007.

NOSTALGIA: Kelso Sevens 2007

Poynder Park was the place to be as the “Kings of the Sevens” series kicked off this week in 2007.

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Tooth Fairies pay Scottish children an average of £1.60 per tooth

Tooth Fairies pay Scottish kids an average of £1.60 per tooth - one of the highest amounts in the UK.

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Scottish respondents to the survey said they downloaded or streamed material 10 times per month on average.

Scots least likely to download illegally

More than two thirds of British adults are willing to illegally download or stream their favourite television shows, although Scots are the least likely to partake, according to a new study.

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Supermarket to launch UK’s longest sausage roll

Supermarket to launch UK’s longest sausage roll

Morrisons is to sell the UK’s longest sausage roll – for just £1.

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Royal Mail warn of fake ‘missed delivery’ cards

Royal Mail and Action Fraud are warning households not to duped by fake missed delivery cards.

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Fancy being a contestant? Here's 12 things you might not have known about the show...

Take Me Out looking for singletons for new series

Ever fancied being on TV? Well if you’re single and looking for love, now’s your chance!

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The two main stars from Outlander  Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall and Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser.

Outlander – ‘a love letter to Scotland’

Ever since historical time travel series Outlander was first screened in 2014 it has captured the imagination and hearts of fans across Scotland and the rest of the globe.

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