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Lauder lights up for Christmas

In Lauder, more than 400 people enjoyed the annual torchlight parade and lights switch-on on Saturday.

Arts
Organic egg producer Anne Rae,  from Ednam.

Borders poultry farmers told to keep birds indoors

Poultry farmers in the Borders are being told to keep birds indoors as a precaution against a deadly bird flu strain recently found in Europe.

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Suspected hare coursing has been reported in Berwickshire.

Suspected hare coursing in Berwickshire

Two incidents of suspected hare coursing have been reported to Borders police.

Crime
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Zeki Basan, from Speyside, walked and cycled all 134 miles of the John Muir Way.

Young Scottish film maker captures vision of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish filmmaker has followed in the footsteps of John Muir, creating a short film on the wild places found along the John Muir Way.

News
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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Rosie Foreman prepares to switch on the lights with Santa, the Sandard Bearer and his attendants.

Selkirk sparkles at its Christmas lights switch-on event

The highly anticipated Christmas lights switch-on in Selkirk has been deemed a huge success by organisers and townsfolk alike.

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Councillor Stuart Marshall looking over the River Teviot a year on from the 2015 floods that caused havoc in Hawick.

Hawick still at risk from flooding one year on, response group warns

One year on from a devastating deluge that wreaked havoc in Hawick, the town remains at risk of a repeat performance, a flood response co-ordinator has admitted.

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Hawick's Volunteer Park.

Deals gives Hawick youngsters a sporting chance

Hawick youngsters are being offered hope of following in the footsteps of the likes of rugby union internationals Stuart Hogg and Jim Renwick and becoming sports stars of the future by the news that a £40,000 fund is to be retained despite the imminent demise of the body in charge of it.

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Elves Charlie Lauder and Chloe Cooper with Winter Princess Abigail Stephenson.

Jedburgh celebrates Christmas with a wonderful winter festival

Families flocked to Jedburgh’s winter festival to welcome Santa’s Christmas parade and enjoy the unveiling of the town’s new lights on Friday evening.

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Hammermen nail funding for museum

Hammermen nail funding for museum

Selkirk’s Incorporation of Hammermen are putting their members’ skills to the test by transforming a derelict building into a museum.

News
NHS 24 is reminding people who take regular medication to make sure repeat prescriptions are at the top of their Christmas list.

NHS 24 issues prescriptions reminder for Christmas

NHS 24 is reminding people who take regular medication, to make sure repeat prescriptions are top of their Christmas list, this year.

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Light The Way is aiming to support people fleeing conflict and violence this Christmas.

Christian Aid to help ‘Light The Way’

Christian Aid is urging the Scottish public to help Light The Way for millions of people fleeing conflict and violence this Christmas.

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Over 250 eminent Scots from the worlds of industry, academia, leisure, politics and media to take part in the first CEO Sleepout.

Leading Scots to sleep rough for Social Bite Village

Over 250 eminent Scots from the worlds of industry, academia, food & drink, leisure, politics and media will spend the night in the open at Charlotte Square on Thursday, December 15, for the first Social Bite CEO Sleepout.

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The law - which makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying anyone under 18 - comes into force on Monday.

Smoking in cars with children becomes an offence

A new law which makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying anyone under 18 comes into force tomorrow (Monday).

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Accident deaths across all age groups are rising, according to RoSPA.

Parents need more help to keep kids safe from accidents

Most parents are unaware that accidents cause the most deaths of children and young people aged 0-19, according to research conducted for the 100th anniversary of UK safety charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

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1 in 3 UK travellers want to see ‘quiet zones’ on flights

1 in 3 UK travellers want to see ‘quiet zones’ on flights

An online flight comparison company has revealed the most irritating disturbances that Britons encounter on flights, including crying children, rowdy stag/hen groups and parents telling their children off.

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Frozen and burst water pipes can be a problem in winter.

Shaun shares his plumbing tips for winter

Frozen and burst water pipes can cause flooding, damage and leave homes without water.

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A festive fund-raising pack is available online to help MRF finance vital research into vaccines to treat different strains of the disease. Information about symptoms can also be found on its website.

Expected rise in cases of meningitis

Cases of meningitis and septicaemia are expected to rise over the winter and a leading charity is urging greater awareness of the symptoms.

Health
'A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People' outlines five ambitions for Scotland.

Plan to transform the lives of disabled people

A plan to transform the lives of disabled people has been published by the Scottish Government today.

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