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Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.

Help is at hand for Fifers who are drowning in debt.

Advice and support for Fifers struggling with debt worries

Many Fifers will be feeling the pinch after Christmas after spending money on food, drink and presents for loved ones.

The poll is being organised by the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

Votes sought in Scottish nature photography poll

There’s still time for the public to cast their vote in an online poll celebrating Scottish nature photography books.

Property expert and TV presenter Amanda Lamb.

Scottish home sellers pay out £156 million in the great commisery sleepwalk

Home owners in Scotland paid estate agents a staggering £156.7 million in commission for selling property over the last year.

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Sleep Stories are a new way of winding down and drifting off.

‘Bedtime stories for adults’ prove online hit

First there were colouring books for adults, which started as a new way to beat stress, then became a publishing sensation.

Those who borrowed to fund their festivities expect to have paid it back by May.

Christmas costs expected to reach until spring

On average UK adults spent £158 more than they intended over the Christmas period, according to research from Post Office Money Credit Cards, with only 30 per cent managing to keep within their budget.

Souters to look into ways of preserving historic Auld Kirk

Souters to look into ways of preserving historic Auld Kirk

The future of Selkirk’s Auld Kirk, and ways to involve the local community in the site, will be discussed at a public meeting on Tuesday, January 24, during which a ‘Friends of the Auld Kirk’ group will be established.

Ali Hay takes on the Ninja Warrior UK course.

Borderer Ali through to Ninja Warrior semi-finals

A Kelso man has survived being put through his paces on one of the UK’s toughest game shows to compete another day.

L-r, Jake Young, Stuart Toolan (carer) and Andy Knox of Cornerstone Connect in Galashiels who are receiving �12000 from Tesco to upgrade their garden.

Good causes bag windfalls worth £60,000

Tesco’s Bags for Help initiative has awarded £60,000 to outdoor community projects across the region.

Walter Thomson's printers in Scott's Close, Selkirk.

New lease of life for our old home

One of Selkirk’s most historic buildings could get a new lease of life after a planning application to redevelop it was submitted on Tuesday.

Joint-ill or Septic Arthritis affects the joints of new born lambs and causes painful swelling.

Free tests offered on lambs

With anecdotal evidence of an increase in ‘joint-ill’, a disease affecting the joints of young lambs, investigators from Scotland’s Rural College are offering free post mortem tests to sheep farmers and their vets who suspect their lambs are infected.

Kelvin Pate.

Kelvin is Lothian and Borders chairman

NFU Scotland’s Lothian and Borders region has a new chairman with Gifford farmer Kelvin Pate taking on the role.

The Westbury family , from left,  Matthew, Tony, Kirsty and Heather.

Westbury family set a charity challenge a month in memory of Ailsa

The children and husband of a Borders doctor killed by cancer last year have launched a year-long fundraising campaign aimed at raising £10,000 for charity.

Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team with their new specialist unit.

Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue team welcomes £67k control unit

Volunteers at Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue celebrated the arrival of their state-of-the-art £67,000 advanced control unit vehicle at the weekend.

Eileen Paris at the Exchange Bar, in Hawick.

Border pubs hailed as real glass acts

Two Borders pubs have been given reason for cheer by the quality of their beer.

Galashiels veteran Adam Kelly.

Adam is third Gala war veteran to be given French honour for D-Day role in less than a year

Former ice-cream man Adam Kelly was officially recognised for his part in the liberation of France during the Second World War this week.

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Rev Louise MacKay being ordained and inducted as the minister of St Nicholas Church, Lanark.
The Moderator of the General Assembly Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, who was Miss Mackays mentor at his church Cramond Kirk in Edinburgh until recently, will be taking part in the service. 
Two other women were recently inducted into charges within the Presbytery of Lanark joined Rev Mackay: Rev Elspeth MacLean (wearing pink with glasses) and Rev Maudeen MacDougall.

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Moderator’s prodigy called to St Nicholas

Former supermarket checkout girl Louise Mackay, 27, from Selkirk has been ordained and inducted into St Nicholas Church in Lanark.

Supermarket worker’s £7,000 benefits fiddle

Supermarket worker’s £7,000 benefits fiddle

A supermarket worker from Hawick has admitted receiving more than £7,000 in benefits that she was not entitled to.

Forty-four-year-old Mandie Murray pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to receiving a total of £7,090 in housing benefit and carer’s allowance over a two-year period.

Depute procurator fiscal Tessa Bradley told the hearing the accused was working part-time in Sainsbury’s in Hawick and her hours of work were increased, but she did not declare them.

Murray’s solicitor, Fiona Hamilton, said: “It was always something she was going to do, but never got round to it.”

After being told Murray, who lives at Drumlanrig Court, had already started repaying the money, Sheriff Kevin Drummond ordered her to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work during the next six months.

Group looks to revive interest in textiles

Group looks to revive interest in textiles

An organisation has drawn together machinery and memorabilia that focuses on the textile trade that once made the Borders great.

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