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Dandie Dinmont’s Selkirk origins to feature on The Secret Life of Dogs

An under-threat terrier breed native to the Borders will be given a welcome boost next week as The Secret Life of Dogs helps raise its profile by highlighting its plight on prime-time television.

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Kelso's Ali Hay in the semi final of Ninja Warrior UK.

Ali chasing Ninja Warrior title after reaching final

A Borders fitness fanatic has become only the third Scot ever to reach the final of one the country’s toughest gameshows.

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Selkirk transmitter to be updated

Selkirk transmitter to be updated

Telly watchers around Selkirk may have to retune their sets next month to keep receiving BBC channels.

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Pictured with Christine and Ewan, back, are, middle row, from left, Edith, Isla, Roberta, Charlotte, Finlay and Faizan, with, front, Nicole, Ella, Kitty and Ellie.

Borders bookworms make their mark in library competition

A dozen youngsters from all over the region are celebrating after making their mark in a contest run by Live Borders’ libraries team.

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Alasdair Gray author living in Glasgow's west end.

Artist/author Alasdair Gray is Scottish national treasure

Zembla Gallery, Hawick, are delighted to announce an exhibition of works by Alasdair Gray, entitled ‘A Retrospective Selection’.

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Jed-forest Rugby Club, Riverside Park.

Jed-Forest out to try for £300,000 revamp

A Borders rugby team’s club room could be in line for a £300,000 makeover if funding applications and plans submitted this week are given the go-ahead.

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Rob Hain's painting of Midlem Village Green.

Rob’s artwork could take Zoe to Bolivia

A limited edition print featuring Midlem village green has been created to help fund a Selkirk High School pupil’s bid to join the Borders Exploration Group visit to Bolivia this summer.

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Peter Capaldi as the Doctor

POLL: Who is your favourite Doctor Who?

Peter Capaldi has announced he is stepping down from the role of Doctor Who later this year, with the 58-year-old Glasgow-born star telling the BBC it was ‘time to move on’.

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John Davidson.

Calls going out for reward for Borders Tourette’s campaigner’s work

Tourette’s syndrome sufferer John Davidson says he is “totally flattered” by calls for him to be honoured in recognition of his work to raise awareness of the condition.

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The shortlist features 14 remarkable women from different fields in Scottish society.

Search is on for gallery’s first Scottish heroine

Stirling’s Wallace Monument is set to add its first female figurehead to its Hall of Heroes gallery within the famous landmark.

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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.

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Jim issues a ticket to read with new book

Jim issues a ticket to read with new book

Hawick bus driver Jim Inglis is offering passengers a magical mystery tour following the release of his science fiction book A Magic Triangle.

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Andrew Poole on one of the recently upgraded seats in screen one.

Pavilion bids to make you more comfortable

The manager of the Pavilion Cinema in Galashiels hopes a new membership and loyalty scheme will see people return to the idea of going to the movies as a social occasion.

Business
Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.

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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.

Lifestyle
Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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New creme egg campaign rolls in

New creme egg campaign rolls in

The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years.

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Community dance project at The Maltings

If you would like the opportunity to dance, create a piece with other people and then perform it, then Beneath the Shadow could be the project for you.

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Dancers from the Fiona Henderson School of Dance performing at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Peebles dancers stage sell out shows

Over 50 dancers from the senior school of the Peebles-based Fiona Henderson School of Dance and Performing Arts took to the stage at the Eastgate Theatre on Saturday, December 10, for two sell out performances.

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Rory, 12, is champion of inclusion

Rory, 12, is champion of inclusion

The needs of Scottish schoolchildren who require additional educational support are being championed by a 12-year- old Jedburgh Grammar pupil.

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