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Revamp of Hawick track looks to be a racing certainty

The odds are looking good for a major revamp to be carried out at St Leonard’s Park Racecourse in Hawick.

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Tom Burnham.

Borderers invited to join pioneering trip to North Korea

Adventurous Borderers are being offered the chance to become the first Westerners to make a train trip across North Korea since the country’s creation almost 70 years ago.

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New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing ‘the boot’ - but you can vote on what you’d like to see in their place.

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Graham Marshall and pupils in January 1992.

NOSTALGIA: 1992 Calcutta Cup call-up

In 1992, 25 years ago, Graham Marshall was celebrating his Five Nations call-up with first year pupils from the Selkirk High School.

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Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

We’ve all rushed out of a hotel to catch our flight or train back home, and most of us will have forgotten some vital item - our phone, or a pair of socks, or perhaps the papers for that presentation that your business trip was all about.

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Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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A sparrowhawk in Ron's garden at Lamberton.

On The Wildside

Three birds of prey are regular visitors to my garden at Lamberton over the winter months, each with a quite different hunting strategy, therefore they do not directly compete with each other and have different prey items as their food.

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Rio is in need of a 'forever' home.

Poor Rio in need of ‘forever’ home

As you make (or break) your New Year’s resolutions, spare a thought for Rio. As an animal rescue charity, our resolution is to ensure Rio finds a loving new ‘forever’ home.

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Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK?

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Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Fraud and cybercrime experts Action Fraud are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon.

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Holly and Tracey Crawford at the Bonchester meet.

Bonchester plays host to hunt on Hogmanay

Spectators and riders alike poured into Bonchester Bridge on Saturday to observe the traditional new year’s meet organised by the Jedforest Hunt.

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Congo the clown, aka Max Marshall from Peebles performed at Scottish Borders Council in 2007.

NOSTALGIA: 2007 Congo the clown

Congo was the first clown to be granted an official audience with Scottish Borders Council in January 2007.

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Peebles Hogmanay. Photos: Ian Linton.

Peebles shines bright at Hogmanay

More than 2,000 people braved wintry weather to see in 2017 as part of a sparkling new tradition in Peebles.

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Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study.

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The new �1 coin

Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin

The Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin, set to enter circulation in early 2017.

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Quiz: Can you recognise Scotland’s towns and cities from these old pictures?

Quiz: Can you recognise Scotland’s towns and cities from these old pictures?

Test your knowledge of Scotland’s cities and towns by trying to identify each one from these old photographs.

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The winners, sponsors and organisers in the Bank of Scotland Chess Championship at the Focus Centre, Galashiels in 1991. In front row are the Philiphaugh winners Careen Redman, Michael Douglas, Michael Brown and Sam McLean.

­NOSTALGIA: 1991 Chess Champs

This week in 1991, Philiphaugh Community School in Selkirk took top honours in the Bank of Scotland Chess Championships at Galashiels’ Focus Centre.

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Whipper in Johnny Richardson at the hunt in Denholm.

Jedforest Hunt keeps Boxing Day tradition alive

The Jedforest Hunt held its traditional meet in Denholm on Boxing Day, attracting a large crowd of supporters.

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Five things you can do with your real Christmas tree when the festive period is over

Five things you can do with your real Christmas tree when the festive period is over

It was an exciting time at the start of the month when you got the Christmas decorations down from the loft and went shopping for your new tree.

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Rhymer's Tower at Earlston.

Tower trust to be revived

Moves are afoot to help preserve a landmark once home to one of the Borders’ best known historical figures.

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