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NOSTALGIA: Lindsay’s bakers 1968

Lindsay’s legendary travelling bakers van made its final delivery this week in 1968.

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Stop being a stick in the mud...and get down and dirty in it when Tough Mudder returns to Drumlanrig Castle on June 16 and June 17 this year. (Pic: Robert Perry)

Make Scottish charities your New Year resolution

Losing weight, getting in shape, finally packing in the fags. All very worthwhile resolutions to make and keep this year.

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So, what's it like to go down the re-opened flume in Hawick?

If you've always fancied having a shot of the flume in the Teviotdale Leisure Centre, but are not so sure now that it's actually open, this video is for you!
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Lynella Highland Dancing School dancer Robyn Jerdan, Zoe Young,  Sara Whillans and Rebecca Fairbairn in 2008.

NOSTALGIA: Lynella dancers 2008

Lynella Highland Dancing School dancers were celebrating their success this week in 2008.

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Flume is a big hit with youngsters

Flume is a big hit with youngsters

Life is a slippery slope for delighted youngsters in Hawick, after the reopening of the Teviotdale Leisure Centre’s new flume last Friday.

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Chris has still to complete his challenge

Tales of a Wandering Loon: Walking to raise awareness of mental health

You’ve no doubt heard the phrase – never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.

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Ten years of the Borders through Google eyes

This year, Google celebrates a decade of its Street View application – and with its new history feature, we thought it would be interesting to see how much of the Borders has changed in that time.

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Huntsman Tim Allen in Kelso on New Year's Day.

Hunt sees in the new year in Kelso

Dozens of horses and hounds took to the cobbles of Kelso town square for a traditional New Year’s Day meet on Monday.

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Southern Reporter's 2008 Christmas Day babies.

NOSTALGIA: Christmas babies

Staff at the maternity ward of Borders General Hospital had their very own nativity play to contend with on Christmas Day in 2007, with no less than three new arrivals.

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How do you celebrate? Pic: George McLuskie

Quiz: How do they celebrate New Year in these countries?

For you, ringing in the new year might mean having a drink in your hand surrounded by family and friends.

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PoppyScotland fundraisers Mike and Sheila Stark.

Borders couple reach £100,000 poppy target ahead of centenary

A Borders couple have poignant reasons to feel proud after raising £100,000 for Poppy Scotland before the centenary of the end of the First World War next year.

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Braidwood Christmas shoot 2007.

NOSTALGIA: Shooters 2007

Shooters at Braidwood donned their best Santa hats as the Midlem-based club held its Christmas shoot this week in 2007.

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The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

The nation’s favourite Christmas Carol revealed

Britain’s favourite Christmas carol has been revealed, and it’s the first festive tune ever played over the radio.

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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Darin Hutson
Editor of the Southern Reporter

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Darin Hutson Editor of the Southern Reporter

It is no surprise that the Frank Capra film It’s a Wonderful Life remains one of our foremost festive favourites over 70 years on from its original 1946 release.

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Scottish Borders Council convener Graham Garvie and the lord-lieutenant for Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale, the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Richard Scott, opening the new Leader Valley School at Earlston.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: The Duke of Buccleuch Lord lieutenant of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale

It is a particular pleasure to write this Christmas message for the first time, having become lord lieutenant almost exactly a year ago.

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John Lamont (Scottish Conservative)
Duns election hustings.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: John Lamont MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk

It’s a pleasure to be able to wish all readers a very happy 2018.

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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Dr Derek Browning
Moderator, Church of Scotland

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Dr Derek Browning Moderator, Church of Scotland

In September 2017, I was privileged to bless the new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth, which is a thing of great beauty, more than the steel and stone with which it is built.

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David Mundell says the falling employment rate in Scotland is a concern

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: David Mundell MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale

This time of year is always one to reflect on the 12 months gone by and to think of those less fortunate than ourselves.

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Borders MSP Christine Grahame has unveiled a plaque to celebrate Scots poet Allan Ramsay at the hotel with the same name in Carlops.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: Christine Grahame MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale

Its been a busy year for myself and my team, with hundreds of cases dealt with, campaigns and school visits and surgeries both in the office and in Tesco.

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