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Eyemouth Co-op customers do their bit to help local charities

Eyemouth Co-op is holding a celebration day on Saturday, November 25, when it will hand out funds raised as part of the Co-op membership scheme to three local community charities.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Education
Fiona Hyslop Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, James Walker Eyemouth Harbour Trust Representative, Will Haegeland Chairman of Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership, John Henderson Vice Chair of Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership, Paula Ward Regional Director Scottish Borders VisitScotland.

Harbour trust’s tourism commitment

Eyemouth Harbour Trust has become the 500th member of the Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership.

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Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam.

Public asked to help set budget priorities

Scottish Borders Council is asking for members of the public to contribute their thoughts and ideas on the council’s 2018-19 budget.

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Local lord champions growing of GM crops

Local lord champions growing of GM crops

Lord Palmer, of Manderston, Duns, voiced his support for genetically modified crops during a recent debate in the House of Lords.

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4G signals may cause a problem for freeview viewers

Eyemouth 4G switch on may affect TVs

The fourth generation mobile phone services, known as 4G, have gone live in Eyemouth and may cause TV interference to households that receive Freeview.

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Borders Youth Orchestra will perform at  Galashiels Academy on Sunday, November 19.

Talented local young musicians perform classical concert

Some of the region’s most talented young musicians will be on display at the weekend when the Borders Youth Orchestra and Junior Wind Band perform at Galashiels Academy on Sunday, November 19.

Music

Classical song recital from talented husband and wife team

Internationally-renowned Welsh baritone, Phil Gault, will give a song recital in Melrose Parish Church Hall on Sunday, November 26.

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Claire Griffiths from Peebles whose story 'Can It' will be included in the Nourish book.

Tales of her granny’s cooking from local author Claire Griffiths

Every year for Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, releases a book of stories around a theme.

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Leon McCarron's tales of his solo trek through the Middle East.

Leon McCarron shares stories from his Middle Eastern journey

The adventurer and film maker Leon McCarron will speak in Galashiels on November 21 as part of the RSGS Inspiring People Talks Programme.

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Artist Sheila Mullen and curator Andrew Brown at the new Clock Tower Gallery, Glen House.

New gallery opens

The new Clock Tower Gallery at Glen House near Innerleithen, is Scotland’s latest contemporary arts venue.

Arts

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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Rachael Hamilton MSP with the Eyemouth & District Rehab Support group

Gap in region’s health support

A new report by Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland highlights the fact that the 1500 people in the Borders living with lung disease are not receiving the support they need.

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An Activity Day run by Berwickshire Christian Youth Trust and Duns and District Parishes was attended by 50 youngsters last week.

Bible based activity day

Over 50 Duns children attended an activity day run by BCYT and Duns and District Parishes on the teachers in-service training day last week.

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Big Gers too strong for Wee Gers

Big Gers too strong for Wee Gers

More than 500 fans turned up at Shielfield for long-serving Berwick player Steven Notman’s testimonial match, but it was the Rangers XI from Glasgow who came out on top against their Berwick namesakes with a comfortable 4-0 win.

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Jack & the Beanstalk cast.

Jack’s eventful trip up a magic Beanstalk

It is always a pleasure to attend a Eyemouth and District Community Youth Theatre Group pantomime and this year was no exception.

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Daniel Pauley, a 25 year old podiatry student from Duns, was presented with the award of Outstanding Achievement in Education at the Fostering Excellence Awards in London.

Daniel fosters belief in his new career

A student from Duns who transformed his life through university education has won the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Education’ award at the Fostering Excellence Awards ceremony in London.

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Coldingham scrabble competitor Allan Simmons

Scrabble champion banned

Scrabble champion Allan Simmons, from Coldingham hit the headlines across the world this week after being given a three year ban from the game.

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The Rev. David Taverner conducted a short service at Birgham's War Memorial Cairn on Sunday morning with Duncan Bell from Coldstream Pipe Band playing a lament. Wreaths were laid on behalf of Birgham Community Development Trust, Scottish Border's Council and Royal British Legion Scotland Riders Branch. Representing the youth of Birgham Shay Dyet also place a Poppy Cross in front of the cairn.

Remembrance in Berwickshire

Old and young took part in Remembrance day services across Berwickshire at the weekend as towns and villages paid their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice over the past century.

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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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