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12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!

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5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

5 reasons Scotland and North East England share more than just a border

When the Conservatives won a majority in 2015’s general election, a petition which originated during the Scottish referendum campaign, gained a new lease of life.

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A picture from the 2013 Elliot Gathering with Clan Chief Margaret Elliot pictured centre

Military precision is needed for the 2017 Elliot Gathering

In ancient times, if you got wind that the Elliot clan was getting together, you’d be right to expect some trouble.

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Dawyck Scottish Snowdrops Festival 2017.

Flower power on show for event

Three Borders tourist attractions are adding their flower power to a nationwide outdoor festival.

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Mary Somerville, Scientist, (1780-1872), was an outstanding	 mathematician, astronomer, scientist and successful writer of	the Victorian era. She was one of the first two women elected as honorary members of the Royal Astronomical Society and Somerville College, Oxford, was named after her. PIC The Wallace Monument.

Borders scientist in running for honour

Scientific pioneer Mary Somerville is in the running to become the first woman to be honoured at the the National Wallace Monument’s hall of heroes.

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“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

“What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions

Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing.

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Jed-Forest RFC members head for Ireland in 1992.

NOSTALGIA: 1992 Jed-Forest RFC

As Scotland prepared for Lansdowne Road, their enthusiastic supports were also getting ready for occasion, this week in 1992.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

New BBC Scotland channel a “shift in the right direction”

Scotland’s new BBC television channel is a welcome step in the right direction, but must be properly resourced, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said today.

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B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q safety warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings.

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Windlestraw owners John and Sylvia Matthews with VisitScotland Regional Director Doug Wilson.

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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