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Vote: What’s your favourite Christmas film?

Everyone loves a Christmas film. But which is your favourite?

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Revealed: Is this the face of Robert the Bruce?

Scots will finally be able to look at what could have been the face of Scotland’s greatest king, after scientists and historians joined forces to create the images.

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Which Christmas song do you like to listen to at parties?

Vote: What’s your favourite Christmas song of all time?

It’s the festive season, so time once again to dust off all the old Christmas songs and ask the question - which is the best of all time?

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Not one of the Jane Austen fivers ...

Fiver that could be worth £50,000 spent in Borders shop

People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Dogs that are regularly left alone for long periods can become unpredictable and unhappy.

Animal Matters

It is indeed true that we occasionally admit dogs into our centre that have been physically abused or willfully neglected. Way more common by far, however, are the dogs that arrive with more subtle, yet equally damaging, psychological and behavioural issues.

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Celery is even less popular than Brussels sprouts

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Santa and Marion Short, Chair of Hawick Community Council prepare to turn the Christmas lights on.  SR  BMCB 10

Crowds turn out for Hawick’s Christmas parade

Crowds turned out in Hawick last night to celebrate the town’s Christmas parade and Christmas lights switch-on.

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Party poppers or party poopers?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Health experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

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Within these walls lurks an amazing network of footpaths just waiting to be discovered by disabled nature lovers.

Hopefully visitors to Selkirk will make the most of unique new feature

About this time last year, I was writing about how much of a nightmare it was just trying to get out of Selkirk for a walk, due to the ongoing flood protection works.

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The black rhino is critically endangered

Revealed: Scots blind to the world’s most endangered species

A new survey has revealed what Scots don’t know about the most endangered animal species on Earth.

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Are you ready for winter?

Practical tips to ensure you are ready for winter

As the weather starts to get colder it is important to get prepared now rather than waiting until extreme weather affects us.

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Mind the pie gap

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the ‘air gap’ from a mince pie.

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Legion Dinner 1996, Hawick

NOSTALGIA: 1996 Hawick Legion

This week in 1996 around 90 members and guests attended the British Legion annual dinner in the O’Connel Street Clubrooms.

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Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Scots are celebrating St Andrew's Day

Test yourself with our St Andrew’s Day trivia quiz

As Scots across the world celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to show how much you know about your country.

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Deeply dippy - the courting couple of dippers on the Ettrick last week.

Cold weather helps gets natural cycle of things back onto a proper footing

It must have been five below freezing last week, when I set out on my daily dog walk along my usual riverside route.

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Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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Chocolate contains theobromine  - highly toxic to dogs

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

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Athletes at Tweedbank in 2006

NOSTALGIA: 2006 Borders athletes run with the stars

This week in 2006, local athletes were mixing with Scotland’s top track and field stars as part of a Bank of Scotland talent development camp at Grangemouth.

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