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Rhododendron ponticum was first introduced in 1763 from its native Spain and Portugal and in Victorian times was extensively planted in country estates for its ornamental value and as cover in woods for game birds.

Impenetrable to man and beast

With its large, showy purple flowers in late May and June Rhododendron ponticum is certainly easy to spot in some of our local woods and estate ground.

The fox cub explores its new pen.

Weasel kit and fox cub off to Alloa

This weekend we took the fox cub up to the SSPCA wildlife Centre at Alloa. It needed the space to become ‘wild’ again as we were worried it was getting to know us for food supplies, although it growled at us and showed aggression when we moved it from one pen to another for cleaning.

The fox cub explores its new pen.

Borders actress, 18, aims for career on big stage

A talented actress from Lauder hopes her starring role in a performance of Spring Awakening at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre will set her on the path to a glittering stage career in London’s West End.

Cranshaws festival returns for fifth year

Back for its fifth year, the crew behind Audio Soup are delighted to be bringing their festival back to Cranshaws this summer.

Oliver

Oliver review

In the words of one of the characters in last week’s production of Oliver by the Berwickshire High School, “I’ll eat my own head” if you were lucky enough to be in the audience and have managed to stop singing any of the fabulously rendered tunes yet.

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Leona Thomson from Eyemouth will be behind the bar welcoming people to the Allanton Inn beer festival

Allanton beer festival

The Allanton Inn is preparing to celebrate the arrival of summer by holding its first festival, to be held over this coming weekend.

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Lieutenant Colonel Vernon presenting the Haddington Cup to Sheila Henderson with her winning cushion at Coldstream RBLS's Waterloo Dinner.

Coldstream RBLS ladies’ Haddington Cup success

Coldstream RBLS Women’s Section are the proud custodians of the Haddington Cup after a 25 year wait for its return to the Borders.

'Art Challenge' day during Gunsgreen Communities week

Communities Week at Gunsgreen

Gunsgreen House was taken over for its inaugural Community Week recently as the building’s trust paused to take stock of their work over the last few years.

Borders based British flower growers Paula Baxter and Emma McLellan

Borders under friendly flower bomb attack

Mill Pond Flower Farm near Foulden is one of two Borders growers to flower bomb the region this week- leaving bouquets in unlikely places.

SBBN berwickshire High School Oliver! June 2015

Stage shows return to BHS with Oliver!

Pupils from Berwickshire High School will take to the stage to perform their own version of Oliver! next week.

Andrew Marr had behind-the-scenes tales for Borders Book Festival audiences. Picture: Neil Hanna

Politicians brought to book at brainy Borders Book Festival

OF ALL the claims you could ever made for book festivals, the best one is that they join up your thinking. By the time they finish, if you’ve gone to enough events, you can’t help but emerge – however briefly – a wee bit brainier than you were when you went in.

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