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Brits lose more than £3 million down the sofa each year

With the old £1 coin due to expire next month, research has revealed that Brits could be sitting on a fortune, as more than £3 million is lost down the back of the nation’s sofas each year.

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New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

New TV game show looking for the country’s worst singers

A new television game show is aiming to find the country’s worst singers - and giving them the chance to win a major cash prize.

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The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you’re affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.

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Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic Logo

Police Scotland rolls out dual English-Gaelic Logo

Police Scotland has today (Tuesday, September 19) introduced its dual language logo featuring both English and Gaelic.

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Selkirk Vintage Car Rally at Sunderland Hall.

Selkirk rally is hailed one of the best yet

A host of weird and wonderful vehicles were on display in one of Scotland’s largest rallies at Sunderland Hall at the weekend.

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Flamenco Flow with Flamenco guitarist and composer Ricardo Garcia brings the sizzling heat of Spain to Spittal.

Sizzling Spain comes to Spittal

Spittal Improvement Trust’s Highlights autumn season kicks off on September 23 with a concert to keep the temperatures sizzling.

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Survey reveals transformation of childhoods in a digital world

Survey reveals transformation of childhoods in a digital world

The number of young teenagers who play outside, read books or get enough sleep has dropped sharply in comparison to teenagers from previous decades, a startling new survey from Barnardo’s reveals.

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Local reservists head to Italy

Local reservists head to Italy

Soldiers from the Borders and Berwickshire serving with the 52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (6 SCOTS) left for Italy last Friday.

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Nikki Cassidy, left, being presented by Sarah Bellis with the Campaign for Real Ale's Scottish and Northern Irish pub of the year award for the Bridge Inn at Peebles.

Peebles pub named as best bar none in land

A Borders pub has been named as the best bar none in the country and beyond by beer buffs.

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Thousands could be spared devastation of stroke, report reveals

Thousands could be spared devastation of stroke, report reveals

A new report, published today by the Stroke Association, reveals that over 110,000 people could be saved from having a stroke by 2035 if research into the latest stroke prevention procedures were properly funded.

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Michael McKenna fires home the winner for Berwick. Picture: Alan Bell

Black & Gold leave it late but magic McKenna wins thriller

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Rachael Hamilton MSP

Broadband speeds continue to disappoint

A Which? 2017 snapshot of the Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire constituency reveals residents attitudes and concerns about public and utility services, and their own finances.

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New research for Meningitis Awareness Week revealed

New research for Meningitis Awareness Week revealed

New research published during national Meningitis Awareness Week, September 18-24, shows only 33% of UK teenagers surveyed (aged 14-18) think vaccines are needed at school or university, despite an urgent campaign to vaccinate teenagers to protect them against a deadly new strain of meningitis.

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An iguana found in a layby on the A702 near Broughton in the Borders.

5ft-long iguana rescued after being left by side of road in Borders

An iguana measuring more than 5ft has been found apparently abandoned by a roadside in the Borders.

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Famous Scottish faces doodle for epilepsy charity

Famous Scottish faces doodle for epilepsy charity

Famous faces from Scotland are busy doodling to raise much-needed funds for national charity Epilepsy Action.

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Opticians’ advice ahead of National Eye Health Awareness Week

Opticians’ advice ahead of National Eye Health Awareness Week

It’s National Eye Health Week (September 18-24), and Specsavers is encouraging everyone to make sure they are taking care of their sight.

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More than 100,000 older Scots targeted by phone scammers

More than 100,000 older Scots targeted by phone scammers

Age Scotland is urging older people and their families to protect themselves from phone scams following the Scottish Government’s announcement of its Nuisance Calls Action Plan.

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Ruins of Cessford Castle near Kelso

The case for national park status

A compelling case has been made for the creation of a Scottish Borders National Park to help alleviate the “economic fragility” of the area.

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The Eyemouth High School team who are working on the green powered racing car.

Tesco bags give green powered car a boost

The Eyemouth High School team who are working on building a green-powered racing car have been given a £2,000 grant from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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