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Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint

With another expensive Christmas period behind us, a new survey reveals the bad spending habits leaving Scots struggling to survive in the first month of the new year.

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10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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The hack is sophisticated, and has fooled even the tech-savvy users of Gmail

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed.

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Sir Tom Hunter is pictured with (from left) Kiltwalkers Stuart Sharp, Kerry Murdoch and Chris Quinn.

Boost for Kiltwalk’s fund-raising drive

Charity fund-raisers now have more reason to enter this year’s Kiltwalk with news that Scottish philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter will boost the amounts raised at all four walks.

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The Great Banyan Tree is a true wonder.

On the Wildside

On our recent holiday in northern India we spent a few days in Calcutta (now Kolkata) where we made a special visit to see one of the true wonders of the botanical world - the ‘Great Banyan Tree’ which grows in the Indian Botanic Garden beside the Hooghly River.

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Royal Pythons are becoming a popular exotic pet.

Animal Matters

It has never been easier to get yourself a Royal Python or a Bearded Dragon. The exotic pet industry has experienced significant growth in recent years through specialist retailers and online.

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Aileen Orr of Sunwick Farm near Hutton in Berwickshire with teddy bear named Wojek. Aileen is collecting donated teddies and distributing them to children.

Aileen wants every young Scot to grin and bear it

A Borders author is now seeking to ensure no child in Scotland need be without a teddy bear.

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New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin

Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing ‘the boot’ - but you can vote on what you’d like to see in their place.

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Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms

We’ve all rushed out of a hotel to catch our flight or train back home, and most of us will have forgotten some vital item - our phone, or a pair of socks, or perhaps the papers for that presentation that your business trip was all about.

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Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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A sparrowhawk in Ron's garden at Lamberton.

On The Wildside

Three birds of prey are regular visitors to my garden at Lamberton over the winter months, each with a quite different hunting strategy, therefore they do not directly compete with each other and have different prey items as their food.

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Rio is in need of a 'forever' home.

Poor Rio in need of ‘forever’ home

As you make (or break) your New Year’s resolutions, spare a thought for Rio. As an animal rescue charity, our resolution is to ensure Rio finds a loving new ‘forever’ home.

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Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old?

You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK?

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Richard and Julie Burnett, Tineke and Kevein Jennings, Kerry and Nathan Close and Jonathan Shute with Lynne Bogle enjoying the tropical weather at Coldingham on New Years Day.

New year dip in North Sea still a splash hit despite rain

Hardy souls turned out en masse for this year’s New Year’s Day dip at Coldingham Bay despite dauntingly brisk temperatures and rain later on.

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Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails

Fraud and cybercrime experts Action Fraud are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon.

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Master of the hunt Ryan Mania.

Crowds turn out in Duns for new year’s hunt

The historic Berwickshire Hunt held its traditional New Year meet in Duns on Monday.

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Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing

It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study.

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The new �1 coin

Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin

The Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin, set to enter circulation in early 2017.

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Quiz: Can you recognise Scotland’s towns and cities from these old pictures?

Quiz: Can you recognise Scotland’s towns and cities from these old pictures?

Test your knowledge of Scotland’s cities and towns by trying to identify each one from these old photographs.

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Five things you can do with your real Christmas tree when the festive period is over

Five things you can do with your real Christmas tree when the festive period is over

It was an exciting time at the start of the month when you got the Christmas decorations down from the loft and went shopping for your new tree.

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