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Green spaces good for health

Scotland’s woodlands are the ideal places to help improve health and well-being as autumn continues and winter approaches, according to Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).

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When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

It might seem that summer’s only just ended, but we’re already in autumn.

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From October 15 the existing 1 coins will no longer be legal tender but can be given to charity or handed into banks or Post Offices.

Old pound coins – Lidl and M&S WON’T accept them from Sunday but Tesco confirm an extra week

Lidl and Marks and Spencer have all confirmed that the old pound coins will not be accepted in stores as of midnight on Sunday, October 15.

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Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

If you’re prone to hangover hell every time the bubbly is popped Lidl have answered your prayers with a prosecco that’s allegedly hangover free.

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Overall show Champion William Thomson with judge Mr F Irvine.  Photos by Bill McBurnie.

Crowds flock to Border Shepherds’ Show

The region’s final agricultural show of the season boasted huge crowds at the weekend as fine weather pulled in a huge crowd to Yetholm at the weekend.

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Apple releases Saltire emoji

Apple releases Saltire emoji

Apple has released a new set of emojis - which includes Scotland’s Saltire flag - as part of the technology giant’s latest software update.

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New poll reveals the nation's favourite penny sweet.

Revealed: the nation’s all-time favourite penny sweet

Penny sweets have always been a favourite amongst kids, and now a new survey has revealed the nation’s all-time favourite penny chew to be Black Jacks.

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How British are your favourite foods?

How British are your favourite foods?

It’s British Food Fortnight - but some of those quintessentially British foods, er, aren’t. Yes, there’s a variety of drinks and brands which don’t originate in or are no longer actually owned by companies based here.

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Where’s the cheapest place in Scotland to hail a cab?

The Western Isles has the cheapest taxis in Scotland, according to a new report.

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Buckfast-flavoured sweets to appeal to “younger generation”

The monks behind a controversial tonic wine have blasted a Scottish confectioner as “highly irresponsible” for making Buckfast flavoured sweets.

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Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

Call for better recycling of hazardous batteries

A new campaign to increase the recycling of dangerous, yet potentially precious batteries has been launched across the UK.

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Monarch Airlines administration - what to do if you’re affected

As of today Monarch Airlines has ceased trading, affecting 110,000 holidaymakers currently abroad and 300,000 passengers yet to travel.

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A train near Stow on the Borders Railway.

Borders Railway making all the write moves, say award judges

The Borders Railway has got the write stuff, according to the judges of a national competition.

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Charles Dewhurst is undertaking a trek to Everest base camp.

Charles takes on Everest to help lifeboat

A former landlord of Coldingham’s Anchor Inn is undertaking a trek to Everest base camp to raise money for the St Abbs in dependent lifeboat.

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John Patchett and his dogs in 2007.

NOSTALGIA: John’s Scottish Championship Challenge dashed

This week in 2007, Berwickshire man John Patchett, offered members of the public an opportunity to become a Scottish champion - as long as they could control a group of the fastest dogs in the world while on a small rig.

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Kelso Community Cinema group volunteers, from left, Eleanor Wood, Peter Cooper and Verity Mutch.

Group bringing magic of movies back to Kelso

The silver screen is returning to Kelso this week as part of a pilot project aimed at bringing monthly showings of new films back for good.

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Mary Queen of Scots.

Lecture to honour James IV

Till Valley Archaeological Society will host its fifth annual James IV memorial lecture in Etal next month.

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A new guide book created by Yetholm residents.

New Yetholm book being launched

A new book detailing the history of Yetholm and its buildings both old and new is being launched next month at the annual Yetholm Border Shepherds’ Show.

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Social media users turn on McVities after Jaffa Cake boxes downsized

Toblerone, Terry’s Chocolate Orange, Quality Street, Cream Eggs, Fredos and now Jaffa Cakes - it appears no treat is safe from the downsizing trend that’s struck biscuit aisles around the country.

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Over 450 entries filled the marquee at the annual Swinton Flower Show.

Quality exhibits are commended at Swinton Show

Despite less the colourful weather and a slight dip in numbers, Swinton Horticulatural Show boasted a host of impressive entries on Saturday.

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