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Community spirit shines at Berwick Sevens

Berwick-upon-Tweed played host to round five of the Kings of the Sevens tournament on Sunday.

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Safe and sound...Markus is grateful for Shelter Scotland's support; he is now happy in his own home.

Markus is safe and sound, thanks to Shelter Scotland

From childhood, life has dealt Markus a difficult hand. There has seldom been a safe place to call home and, at his lowest ebb, he struggled to see a way forward.

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Call to action...rather than celebrating its 50th birthday, Shelter Scotland is planning a 12-month series of events and promotional activities under the banner We're Still Fighting.

Shelter Scotland: we’re still fighting, 50 years later

It is 50 years since Shelter Scotland was formed to help deal with the unique challenges of homelessness and bad housing in Scotland.

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That's my girl...Duncan Slater can now enjoy going out for a walk with his daughter Lilly (8), after having both his legs amputated. Despite life-changing injuries, he has no regrets about his RAF service.

Duncan Slater: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Despite almost every bone in his body being broken, Scotsman Duncan Slater remains both proud of the RAF and his service in it.

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Daddy's girl...Grace was just six months old when Kevin Ogilvie was injured while serving with the RAF. He and his family received a tremendous amount of support from the RAF Benevolent Fund as he tried to overcome his injuries.

Kevin Ogilvie: So proud to be part of the RAF story

Kevin Ogilvie was just 20 when he signed up to join the RAF and two years later, the young Scotsman’s life changed forever.

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Discussion days...were held across the country, including at Stirling University where interim planning group members asked their peers for their views.

No matter your age, get involved in Year of Young People

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble for the last few months, you’ll know 2018 is the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People.

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In pictures: Motorsport fans pay tribute to Jim Clark

Motorsports enthusiasts visited the Borders in their droves at the weekend to pay their respects to late racing legend Jim Clark.

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Revealed: Top 10 highest rated restaurants in the Scottish Borders

Fancy trying somewhere new to eat out but not sure where to go?

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10 words you’ll only know if you’re from the Scottish Borders

Here in the Borders, there are some words and phrases that even to other Scots, just won’t make sense.

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Borders couples wanted for new series of ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’

Borders couples wanted for new series of ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’

Are you and your partner planning to get married?

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10 reasons why we love the Scottish Borders

Whether you grew up here, holidayed here or stay here today, the Scottish Borders holds a wee piece of the hearts of thousands.

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Borders families wanted for special series of ‘The Chase’

An appeal has been made to local families to apply for the second series of The Family Chase.

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Big Brother is on the lookout for new contestants

Big Brother 2018 seeking applications from Borders residents

Big Brother is on the hunt for Scottish housemates to feature in this year’s version of the reality television series.

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How far will your car run on the fuel warning light?

How far will your car run on the fuel warning light - and can you get in trouble for running out of petrol?

It’s a feeling every motorist has experienced at least once in the run-up to payday: you’re trying to scrape every last drop of fuel out of your tank, and the dreaded fuel warning light comes on.

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Musical partners...Felix Slavin and Andrew Pankhurst are ably backed by Rosie Gemmell (13), Sarah Edwards (12), Freya Edwards (14) and Calum Shand (12).

Readers asked to play their part in Pass It On Week 2018

Zero Waste Scotland is asking readers to help make sweet music for this year’s national re-use week, which runs from Saturday, March 10, to Sunday, March 18.

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Making their voices heard...Enable's magnificent seven Change Champions have already given their own presentation to MSPs at the Scottish Parliament.

Help Enable Scotland stamp out bullying: Be The Change

Nine out of 10 people with a learning disability have been bullied in their own communities.

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All mapped out...VisitScotland celebrated our own stars of the big screen with its Six Degrees of Scotland map, linking this year's Oscar contenders with film locations across the country.

Scotland’s Oscar links mapped out by VisitScotland

There were no big Scottish winners at the 90th Academy Awards but Scotland is out in front in the Hollywood filming stakes, with a host of big-budget movies now being shot here.

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Floors Castle, Kelso hosts the Great British Food Festival for the first time. The event, over the weekend of September 8-9 , promises to be a foodie feast.

Floors has the perfect recipe for a fun, foodie family day out

This summer the stunning Floors Castle, Kelso hosts the Great British Food Festival for the first time.

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Staying power: Nearly a fifth of Scottish households have never switched energy provider

Staying power: Nearly a fifth of Scottish households have never switched energy provider

New research has found that nearly a fifth of Scottish households have never switched energy provider, despite average savings of up to £250 a year being available.

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