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Average Brit will eat three days worth of calories on Christmas Day

The average Briton will wolf down a whopping 5,373 calories this Christmas Day – nearly three times the recommended daily intake for the average female and twice the RDA for the average male.

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Edenside Primary pupils with the first Edenside Extravaganza newspaper in 2007.

NOSTALGIA: Edenside Extravaganza 2007

Edenside Primary pupils turned into journalists in an effort to keep Kelso in the know about goings-on at the school this week in 2007.

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Watch as kids spoof newspaper review with toy catalogues

Watch as kids spoof newspaper review with toy catalogues

What happens when you review the newspapers, but the papers are Christmas toy catalogues and the guests are kids?

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Would you be upset if you didn't get a card?

Sentimental Brits want cards over texts or email

Sentimental Brits would prefer to receive a Christmas card than a text or email, a study has found.

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Gardening Scotland

When can I get tickets to Gardening Scotland 2018?

Gardening fans can dream of a green Christmas as tickets go on sale for Gardening Scotland 2018.

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Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

Are you freezing at work? This is how cold it has to be before you can legally go home

With the country set to freeze this week as temperatures plummet, how cold does it have to be before you can leave work?

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Trail bike rider Duncan Shaw, who is taking part in the VisitScotland project to help showcase to a global audience what life is really like in Scotland.

Drive to promote life in Scotland

From a scallop diver in Mull to parkour athletes in Edinburgh, Harry Potter fans to an Outlander herbalist, Scottish locals are bringing the country to life in a unique new social media campaign.

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Audrey Brown, Bank Manager, TSB Castle Douglas and Charlene Kirk, Centre Manager, Dalbeattie & District Community Day Centre for Older People

Donation helps with cost of Christmas

TSB Castle Douglas has given Dalbeattie & District Community Day Centre for Older People £100 to help with the cost of their Christmas celebrations.

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BASE Rugby is launched in November 2007.

NOSTALGIA: BASE Rugby 2007

Aspiring young players were given a new base of operations this week in 2007.

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Children all over the country are drafting and sending their letters to Santa.

Letters reveal children’s Christmas wish list

With just under four weeks to go until Christmas, Royal Mail has revealed this year’s top 10 most wanted presents, according to children in their special letters to Santa.

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Asda's Giant Eclair

Asda launch FOOT LONG chocolate eclair

The most gluttonous time of the year just got a bit more decadent as Asda have revealed their latest addition to the bakery aisle – a foot long chocolate éclair.

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Bus concessions could be amended by Transport Scotland.

Women could face longer wait for free bus passes

Councillors have backed potential changes to Scotland-wide concessionary travel schemes.

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Hawick highland dancers, 1987.

Nostalgia: Hawick’s highland dancers 1987

Pupils of the Lesley McFarlane School of Highland Dancing gained many successes on the competition circuit in 1987.

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Kelso bikers in 1992.

Nostalgia: Kelso cyclists 1992

Off they went to Kangaroo Island to the skirl o’ the Kelso pipes, this week in 1992.

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David Heard announced and presented the Jim Oliver Memorial Shield for Selkirk's Personality of the Year to Caroline Penman.

Caroline is Selkirk’s personality of the year

A Selkirk businesswoman has been named the town’s personality of the year.

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Nostalgia: Galashiels congregation rallies round

Nostalgia: Galashiels congregation rallies round

Members of St Paul’s Church congregation in Galashiels helped collect tons of aid this month in 1992 to send to warn-torn Bosnia.

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Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

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What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

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Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

With chocolate advent calendars becoming the norm, a couple of dozen sample-size products are now the ideal way to get us in the Christmas spirit.

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