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Career opportunities in the rural sector

A two day Food and Farming event at Springwood Park, Kelso gave second and third year pupils from eight Borders high schools an idea of career opportunities in agriculture.

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The Fairy Godfather and his posse are ready for action in Duns and District Amateur Operatic Society's pantomime Cinderella.

Cinderella pantomime fun at Duns

Duns and District Amateur Operatic Society’s production of Cinderella in the Volunteer Hall, Duns, starts next Wednesday, November 29, and is on each night at 7pm ending with a matinee performance on Saturday, December 2, at 2.30pm.

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Kevin pictures as he set out on his Slimming World experience.

Kevin is Eyemouth’s biggest loser

Slimming groups are not “just for women” as Kevin Kelly from Eyemouth once thought - and after losing seven stone he is living proof that going to them can work.

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Colder weather is on the way

Most of Scotland to be hit with icy weather

The Met Office has warned that most of Scotland, save for a few patches on the East coast, will be hit by ice later this evening, leading to a risk of slippery surfaces and travel problems.

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Holly and Clive Millar with Will and Katrina Reynolds of the Allanton Inn.

Great support for Clive and Holly’s charity challenge

A Berwickshire farmer and his daughter are now just five months away from embarking on one of the world’s toughest physical challenges - the Marathon Des Sables in the Sahara Desert - all in aid of charity.

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On Sunday, November 19,at Duns Rugby Club, 49 dancers from LJ Dance academy based in Duns took part in a world record attempt to raise funds in aid of Children in Need. The event raised �119.69 on the day on top of the �540 entry for the Tapathon event.  All those who took part and now looking forward to finding out if they have been successful in breaking the world record!

World record attempt for Children in Need

On Sunday, November 19, at Duns Rugby Club, 49 dancers from the Duns-based LJ Dance Academy took part in a world record attempt to raise funds in aid of Children in Need.

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Scotland mascot Max Martin (right) pictured with his brother Kaylen, former All Black Mark 'Sharkey' Robinson and All Blacks legend Jeff Wilson.

Mascot Max lives his dad’s dream

When ​Duns mini rugby player Max Martin ran out as a mascot with the Scottish team at Murrayfield on Saturday he was living out his dad Hayden’s dream.

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Pauline Burbidge with her work Hedges and Edges.

Abstract vision draws together Allanton artists

An exhibition ‘Songs for Winter’ currently showing at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre explores the work of Allanton-based artists Pauline Burbidge and Charles Poulsen.

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Berwickshire Granarchists sought out Borders MP John Lamont to challenge him about the rolling out of Universal Credit in the region next year.

Borders Universal Credit roll out in 2018

Borders MP John Lamont came under pressure from Berwickshire Granarchists when the political activists lobbied him at Duns and Eyemouth last week.

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The winners of the AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year award from left Andrea, Tom, Jessica and Charley Walker.

Barnside is the Scottish sheep farm of the year

Abbey St Bathans farmers Charley and Andrea Walker have picked up the 2017 Agriscot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year award.

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Ingredients for young grouse with salt baked celeriac, brmables, girolle mushrooms and roasted nuts.

Head chef at the top of his game

Grouse from the Lammermuirs are the stars of Great British Game Week, as moorland groups highlight the ‘hill-to-plate’ credentials of the game bird.

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Borders MP John Lamont in Westminster.

Chancellor supports Borderlands Growth Deal

Borders MP John Lamont has welcomed the 2017 Budget, saying that it ‘delivers for Scotland’ and shows the effectiveness of the lobbying by Scottish Conservative MPs.

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Floral tributes laid at the site of the fatal crash during the Swinton stage of the 2014 Jim Clark Rally.

Rally deaths could have been avoided

System was ‘weak,

ambiguous and ultimately

inadequate says Sheriff

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The Keystore shop premises where the town's post office could be moving to.

Change of address at Coldstream Post Office

Coldstream Post Office users are being asked for their views on a proposal to move the service 60 metres along the High Street to the Keystore shop.

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Scots booze cruises to Berwick expected

Scots booze cruises to Berwick expected

Booze cruises to Berwick have been predicted as a result of new minimum pricing rules being brought in north of the border on May 1, 2018.

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2017 Eyemouth Herring Queen, Colbie-Kate Ross with former Herring Queens on thebeach

Eyemouth Co-op customers do their bit to help local charities

Eyemouth Co-op is holding a celebration day on Saturday, November 25, when it will hand out funds raised as part of the Co-op membership scheme to three local community charities.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Fiona Hyslop Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, James Walker Eyemouth Harbour Trust Representative, Will Haegeland Chairman of Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership, John Henderson Vice Chair of Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership, Paula Ward Regional Director Scottish Borders VisitScotland.

Harbour trust’s tourism commitment

Eyemouth Harbour Trust has become the 500th member of the Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership.

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Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam.

Public asked to help set budget priorities

Scottish Borders Council is asking for members of the public to contribute their thoughts and ideas on the council’s 2018-19 budget.

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Local lord champions growing of GM crops

Local lord champions growing of GM crops

Lord Palmer, of Manderston, Duns, voiced his support for genetically modified crops during a recent debate in the House of Lords.

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