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Fitness boot camp launches where humans exercise like dogs

Chasing a ball and bringing it back again may sound like fun for dogs, but for participants of new fitness bootcamp Work Out Like A Dog, it’s strictly humans doing the retrieving.

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Art gallery owner Tony Huggins-Haig and Alan Malone, head baker at Granny Jean's Home Bakery in Kelso.

Fiver worth £50,000, thanks to micro-engraving, found in Borders

A special £5 note estimated to be worth up to 10,000 times its face value has turned up in the Borders, not far from where it was put into circulation a month ago.

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Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents have been urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real in case the “lie” damages relations with their children.

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Darth Vader (Gavin Harrison) is walking from Coldstream to London to raise money for Children in Need

Jedi on 400-mile march for Children in Need

Darth Vader, alias Gavin Harrison, sets out from Coldstream on Sunday, October 30, on Pudsey’s Imperial March to raise money for Children in Need.

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King Charles II in the robes of the Order of the Garter, painted by John Michael Wright

Stichill baronetcy row rumbles on

Senior judges are analysing further legal argument in the dispute over who is the rightful claimant to the ancient baronetcy of Pringle of Stichill.

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The back cover page of Cameron halfpenny's new translation of Alice in Wonderland into Scots dialect to mark the 150th anniversary of the book's original publication

Hawick writer brings ‘Alice’ to life in Scots

The first translation into Border Scots of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been done by Cameron Halfpenny, originally from Hawick.

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David and Carol Martin, a husband and wife from Hawick in the Scottish Borders, celebrate at the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club in Edinburgh after winning half of the historic �66 million Lotto jackpot. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 13, 2016. The rollover Lotto prize was split between two tickets that had all six winning numbers from Saturday's draw - 26, 27, 46, 47, 52 and 58. See PA story LOTTERY Winners. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

LOTTERY: Nicola Sturgeon and Hawick provost congratulate lucky winners

Scotland’s First Minister has tweeted her congratulations to the Hawick couple revealed as Britain’s biggest Lotto winners.

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David and Carol Martin, a husband and wife from Hawick, celebrate after winning half of the historic �66 million Lotto jackpot. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

LOTTERY: Winners asked if they will invest in troubled knitwear firm

Hawick lottery winners David and Carol Martin were asked at this morning’s press conference about what they will spend their record-breaking £33million share of Saturday’s jackpot on.

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Borders couple win £33million on Lottery

Borders couple win £33million on Lottery

A couple from the Scottish Borders has won half of the historic £66 million lottery jackpo.

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Selkirk man shows true Xmas spirit

Selkirk man shows true Xmas spirit

Malky Smith lives his life by a simple motto that says while one person might not be able to change the world, the world can be changed for one person.

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Train at Kelso Station

Call for Kelso railway case to be examined

Any expansion of the new Borders Railway should include consideration of re-opening the line to Kelso and on to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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WATCH: Flood waters damage Kelso mill

While Kelso residents have not faced flooding hazards to the same extent as their fellow Borderers in Hawick, Newcastleton and Selkirk over the weekend, the heavy rains have seen some damage in the town.

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The memorial of Wojtek 'the Soldier Bear is unveiled in Edinurgh. Picture: Neil Hanna

Statue of soldier bear unveiled by Polish veterans

Hundreds of people braved heavy rain for Saturday’s unveiling of a memorial featuring one of the Second World War’s unlikeliest heroes.

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The checkpoint at Carter Bar, near Jedburgh. Picture: Jon Parker Lee

Jokers set up fake Scotland-England border control

Three days before one of the biggest events in Scottish history a group of pranksters have decided to inject a little light-hearted humour into proceedings.

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Clock change could put kids at risk, warns Beith

CONCERN has been voiced by Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith that local children will be put in danger by a move to put the clocks forward by an hour.

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