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Events to celebrate the life of Elsie

She was famously told by the war office to ‘‘go home and sit still’’ but, instead, Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis went on to establish the Scottish Women’s Hospitals which played an invaluable role in the First World War.

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Research: women in relationships get the wardrobe...

Research: women in relationships get the wardrobe...

Whilst they may live and share their home together, Britons in relationships have areas of the home where they are likely to dominate the storage space.

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From left: Freya Brown, Anna Wardrop and Adam Khairi are encouraging other youngsters to sign up for the Great Scottish Run.

Young ones step out for Great Scottish Run

Youngsters Freya Brown, Anna Wardrop and Adam Khairi are urging others to join them at this year’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run.

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Scots new music talent to perform at 2017 Solheim Cup

Scots new music talent to perform at 2017 Solheim Cup

Be Charlotte, one of Scotland’s most exciting new music acts, is set to perform to a huge global TV audience as part of the official handover ceremony for The 2019 Solheim Cup coming to Scotland, the Home of Golf.

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Duke of Edinburgh attends service at Coldstream Church

Duke of Edinburgh attends service at Coldstream Church

Coldstream Parish Church’s congregation was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh for their Sunday morning worship at the weekend.

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The site of the battle of Flodden.

Fletcher to the fore in Gary’s take on Flodden

The tale of Fletcher, the only Selkirk man to survive Flodden, shares the spotlight with James IV in Galashiels-born Gary Mill’s offering about one of the bloodiest and brutal battles staged on British soil.

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Paxton, the sheepdog who couldnt is the debut childrens book from Selkirk writer, J K Fox, with pictures by experienced Scottish illustrator, Alexa Rutherford.

Paxton, a rubbish sheepdog

Melrose and the Borders countryside are at the heart of the latest book from Eyemouth-based Serafina Press.

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Celebrated guitarist Preston Reid to perform at The County Hotel, Selkirk on September 16.

Grab your YES contemporary arts festival tickets now

Tickets for the YES (Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk) Arts Festival go on sale this weekend,

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Dunbar cider company Thistly Cross serving up refreshments in the beer tent

Perfect ten for Berwick Food & Beer Festival

The Berwick Food & Beer Festival is always something to celebrate, but this year it has reached the grand old age of ten.

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Disabled Ramblers take on 1,400ft climb at Bowhill.

Disabled Ramblers take on 1,400 ft climb at Bowhill

Members of the Disabled Ramblers from across the UK recently paid a visit to Bowhill House and Country Estate.

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Bloomin’ good show

For well over 100 years, Hutton and Paxton Horticultural Society have held an annual display of the best garden produce.

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Billie Piper's powerful portrayal of a childless woman in NTL's production of Yerma.

Emotional and powerful performance

Yerma, starring the incredible Billie Piper, is the next NTL production for Wauchope Hall, Town Yetholm.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears - a fun interactive show for all the family.

Not too hot, not too cold, just right

The much loved fairytale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, is brought to life on stage at the Macarts, Galashiels on August 27.

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The Scottish Fishing Museum's fifie, the White Wing.

Remembering 1917 fishing tragedy

A commemoration to mark the centenary of the loss of an Eyemouth fishing boat and her crew off St Abbs during World War 1, was marked this week.

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Scottish baby and children’s unit closures highlighted

Scottish baby and children’s unit closures highlighted

A new report, released today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing.

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Scottish EDGE launches creative award

Scottish EDGE launches creative award

Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, is launching a special award today.

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Rubbish dumped in Hawick's Lower Mansfield Road.

Hawick fly-tipping clean-up about to begin

Scottish Borders Council is to begin a clean-up operation today, August 17, to tackle what is described as a serious fly-tipping incident in Hawick.

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Coldstreamer Andrew Guthrie gallops up Branxton Hill with the burgh flag flying.

Flodden Day ceremony is second to none for Coldstreamer Andrew

The 2017 Coldstreamer, Andrew Guthrie, led 300 horses and riders over Coldstream Bridge and south into England for the town’s annual pilgrimage to commemorate the fallen of the 1513 Battle of Flodden.

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Farmer Neil White, of Greenknowe Farm near Swinton, took this picture after another shower stopped him cutting rape. He said: It looks like the pot of gold is in the combine? Must have a look! Please email your photographic contributions, with a brief caption, to berwickshirenews@jpress.co.uk

Your picture of the Week

Farmer Neil White, of Greenknowe Farm near Swinton, took this picture after another shower stopped him cutting rape.

He said: “It looks like the pot of gold is in the combine? Must have a look!” Please email your photographic contributions, with a brief caption, to berwickshirenews@jpress.co.uk

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court

Theft landed Jedburgh man before the bench

A memorial garden bench which had gone missing from a grassy area in Jedburgh was spotted several days later, repainted and with the plaque missing, at a property elsewhere in the town.

When Alexander Wood was confronted by police about the matter, he said he thought the bench had been abandoned and there was no plaque on it when he came across the structure.

The 42-year-old pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to a charge of stealing the bench by finding it on land at Old Bridge End on March 20 without attempting to discover the true owner.

Prosecutor Tessa Bradley told the hearing on Monday that the bench had been donated by the landowner in memory of his wife and also a man who had landscaped the area for the enjoyment of others.

He had noticed it had gone missing and around a week later his daughter spotted the bench in a garden in Jedburgh’s Grieve Avenue. Although it had been painted green, she recognised it due to its distinctive shape.

Wood was apologetic to police, saying he thought it had been abandoned and had painted it green to blend in with his garden.

Sentence was deferred on Wood – who is currently serving a custodial sentence for another matter – until October 30 to allow him to start saving up £200 for the cost of restoring the bench to its original condition.

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