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Souters show up despite rain

Souters were out in force at Saturday’s Newtown St Boswells and District Farmers’ Show, the 103rd.

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Selkirk to celebrate Borders heritage

Selkirk to celebrate Borders heritage

Creative pupils from Selkirk are to get in tune with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as part of this year’s Scottish Borders Heritage Festival.

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Bear Grylls

The Island with Bear Grylls looking for Scottish contestants

The producers of a TV survival show are looking for Scottish adventurers to test their skills in the wilderness.

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Loco 78048.

NOSTALGIA: 1950s no nonsense attitude

Reader Gary Straiton sent us this photo of locomotive 78048 which he thinks is from the late 1950s.

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Not long now to spend your old �1 coins

The date when shops can start refusing your old £1 coins

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.

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The Fisher Price carrier

Infant carriers recalled over fire safety fears

Argos has recalled two separate infant carriers following fears that the products could present a fire risk.

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Did you know flying a kite could get you into trouble with the law?

The top 40 ‘small laws’ Brits break every year

The average Brit commits 32 different ‘crimes’ every year - including not paying for supermarket carrier bags, parking on the payment and pocketing incorrect change.

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New app that ‘helps Buckfast fans locate their nearest supplier’

New app that ‘helps Buckfast fans locate their nearest supplier’

A website dedicated to the popular tonic wine brand has just announced the launch of a new app that will help Buckfast fans find their nearest supplier.

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Soldiers from the Lothian Levy re-enactment group.

Re-enactors get set to take the road to Pinkie

Among the events making up this year’s Borders Heritage Festival are a number of re-enactments marking the Borders’ role in the biggest battle ever to have been fought in Scotland – the Battle of Pinkie.

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Sanjeev Kohli (right) meets with Glasgow 2018 volunteers at Clydesdale Rowing Club - (L-R): Ewan Pringle, James Morrison, Cara Pringle, Vincent Jozajtis.

Call to boost Glasgow 2018 European Championships

‘Still Game’ star Sanjeev Kohli is appealing for volunteers to apply to become a Glasgow 2018 European Championships volunteer before applications close at midnight on July 31.

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Research has revealed that Scottish workers are finding fatigue at work to be an increasing problem.

Fatigue identified as growing workplace problem

More than half of Scottish workers claim tiredness negatively impacts on their productivity at work, new research has revealed.

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The Tamagotchi - Japanese for 'cute little egg' - was hugely popular in the Nineties. PIcture: TSPL

20 of the biggest Scottish school playground crazes

Pogs, slap bracelets and of course, Tamagotchis. We’ve looked out 20 of the most popular playground fads from the last 50-60 years.

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LEGO has increased in value and is among the hottest toy investments.

A LEGO fortune for Scots

Homes across Scotland could be unwittingly holding more than £5 million worth of LEGO – with the iconic toy seeing an average year-on-year increase of 12 per cent value since the millennium.

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A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

Study shows over half of Brits would like to write a book

A new poll has found that over half of Brits would like to write a book or have already done so.

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Former Southern Reporter journalist Lorna Robertson, centre, with fellow Masterchef finalists Alison O'Reilly and Giovanna Ryan, who together make up Three Girls Cook.

Fancy being grilled by Greg?

Former Southern Reporter journalist and 2016 MasterChef finalist Lorna Robertson is urging “anyone and everyone” to apply to be in next year’s series of the popular BBC One cooking show.

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A new survey has revealed that 69% of motorists dont know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*, which could leave themselves, their passengers and other road users at risk if they cause an accident

Do you know the minimum legal UK tyre tread depth?

A new survey has revealed that 69 per cent of motorists don’t know the correct legal tyre tread depth limit of 1.6mm*.

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David Duffy shows off the design of the Clydesdale Bank's new �10 note.

Clydesdale Bank launches new note

Clydesdale Bank will launch its second polymer bank note later this year and will for the first time include a feature to help blind and partially sighted people identify it.

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Almost three quarters of British adults use the 'red sky at night' adage to predict good weather.

Belief in weather lore is more than just Scotch Mist

A majority of the British public rely on traditional lore and superstition to help them predict the weather, according to a new survey.

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Conservator Mark Sandiford restoring the  rare, hand-painted Chinese wallpaper in The Boudoir at Bowhill House, Selkirk.

Bowhill’s boudoir gets a facelift

The boudoir at Bowhill House – which maintains its original décor dating back to 1834 – has undergone an extensive conservation project to restore it to a bygone era.

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Most causes of MOT failure can be picked up on basic pre-test checks, according to the AA.

Top cause of MOT failure could not be clearer, says AA

The majority of vehicles are failing their MOTs due mostly to issues which motorists could identify themselves, according to the AA.

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