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When do the clocks go forward this year?

The light nights are coming - and hopefully they’ll bring some warmer weather with them.

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Around 180,000 families in Scotland will be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare

Government child care website now online

Millions of parents can pre-register from today (Wednesday) for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

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Top 10 most popular Mother’s Day gift purchases

Top 10 most popular Mother’s Day gift purchases

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday - but what will you be buying?

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Most Scots manage to 'find themselves' by the age of 29.

Scots settle into their own identites by the age of 29

*Scots finally know who they are and feel comfortable in their own skin at the age of 29 – but their sense of identity starts to fade at 58, according to new research.

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Watch millions of new 12-sided £1 coins being produced at Royal Mint

The new £1 coin is within striking distance as the Royal Mint makes preparations for it entering circulation next week.

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One in four Scottish millennials care more about their body image than career

One in four Scottish millennials care more about their body image than career

A new study has revealed that career aspirations are at the bottom rung of the ladder with young Scots, with two thirds happy to take a pay-cut if it meant achieving the perfect body.

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NFU Scotland president Andrew McCornick.

Shoppers urged to buy Scottish amid ‘rotten’ Brazilian meat claims

Shoppers are being urged to buy Scottish in the wake of allegations that Brazilian meat processors are selling rotten beef and poultry.

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Down's Syndrome Scotland

Ending the stigma about Down’s syndrome

Schools and communities have been urged to pull on their favourite pair of socks to back Down’s Syndrome Scotland’s awareness week.

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Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

The average Brit spends over £1,000 on new clothes every year, shops for new gear every two months - but leaves a third of it hanging in the wardrobe, according to new research.

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Smokers warned over new cigarette laws coming into force soon

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws coming into force soon

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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Sometimes a rescue centre environment is just too stressful.

Thought of being an animal foster carer?

Sometimes rescue centres have animals in their care who desperately need to stay in a home with a foster family.

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10 things we’re sure you won’t know about St. Patrick

10 things we’re sure you won’t know about St. Patrick

Today’s is St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland’s patron saint’s day is commemorated around the world.

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Half of the painting's �8 million price tag was raised with grants and donations.

‘Monarch of the Glen’ painting saved for the nation

One of Scotland’s most iconic paintings, ‘The Monarch of the Glen’ by Sir Edward Landseer, has been saved for the nation after a public campaign raised the £4 million needed for its purchase.

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Some of the young dancers who sat their exams.

Dancers are put to the test

Around 60 pupils of the LJ Dance school in Duns sparkled and shone over two days last week as they sat their dancing exams in the new Duns RFC’s clubrooms.

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This simple trick can slash your SKY TV bill

This simple trick can slash your SKY TV bill

Want to save £139 a year on your Sky TV subscription with a single click of a button?

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The clumps of grass on the branches of the willow bushes show how high the floodwater ran.

There’s plenty of wildlife to see along the banks of the Whiteadder

Early spring is always a nice time to go pottering down by a river and the Whiteadder at Edrington Mill is a nice sheltered spot to spend an hour or two watching and listening to the wildlife.

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The For Me app makes it easier for children to access support.

New app opens access to Childline services

A leading children’s charity is making it easier for children to access help they need by launching a new smartphone app giving access to its services.

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Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

Turn any surface into Lego with this AMAZING Lego-friendly sticky tape.

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Seeing the Northern Lights is in the top 20 of the bucket list

Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50

Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach.

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No need to wait at the bar anymore...

Pub chain launches free app so customers can avoid the bar and order straight to their table

Forget queuing at the bar, a pub chain with branches in the Scottish Borders has launched a free ‘Order & Pay’ iPhone and android app, so food can be now be delivered directly to customer’s tables.

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