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E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in the Borders

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo?

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Four eggs in a Dunnock's nest.

Breeding behaviour of Dunnocks makes them stand out from rest

The Dunnock or Hedge Sparrow is one of our most common garden birds but as it tends to scutle around amongst shrubs and leaf litter on the ground and below bird tables and feeders rather than on them, it can remain unnoticed in a crowded garden.

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Fun time for dogs at a Borders daycare centre.

Answer to dog owners’prayers

Does your dog engage in destructive chewing, nuisance barking, over enthusiastic greetings, poor canine social skills, mouthing and biting or separation anxiety?

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Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

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Treasure trove...of historical information has been unearthed by society members at kirkyards, like Lennel, and war memorials in our local communities.

Borders historians build database of local history

You could not accuse members of Coldstream and District Local History Society of lacking ambition.

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10 places to visit in Scotland you may not know about

Scotland is famed for its beautiful landscapes and welcoming people and there are many a tourist guide that cover the length and breadth of the country, however not all attractions are as well known as Edinburgh Castle or the Fairy Pools of Skye.

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Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Brits are a nation of telly watchers, and according to a new survey, comedy is always what has kept us glued to the small screen.

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9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

9 maps that tell the history of Scotland

Scotland has had a long and varied history, which has been told in word and song down the centuries.

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“Kids shouldn’t be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists

Children aren’t safe crossing the road on their own until they’re 14, say scientists.

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Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed?

More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can’t tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll.

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Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women ‘more susceptible’ to smartphone addiction

Women are more hooked on smartphones than men... making them vulnerable to problems at home, work and with friends, according to new research.

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Frozen Light production Home is aimed at people with  Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities

Unique theatre show for people with learning disabilities comes to Scotland

An innovative new show aimed at people with complex learning difficulties is coming to theatres in Scotland.

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Trains in, and heading to, Glasgow will be busy with sports fans on April 21-23.

Busy weekend for sports fans on Scotland’s railways

ScotRail is advising customers that rail services to and from Glasgow over the weekend of April 21-23 will be extremely busy due to three major sporting events taking place.

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A monk brewing the famous caffeinated wine. Pic: SWNS

Call for Buckfast monks to be stripped of charitable status

Campaigners are calling for monks who make a controversial alcoholic drink to be stripped of their charitable status.

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Criminals can steal PIN by tracking motion of your phone

Criminals can steal PIN by tracking motion of your phone

Hackers can steal PINs and passwords simply from the way we tilt smartphones when typing in information, say security experts.

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So what's your favourite Easter Egg?

Dairy Milk set to be Scotland’s most popular Easter treat

As the Easter eggs roll off the shelves ahead of this Sunday, old favourite Cadbury’s Dairy Milk has been named as Scotland’s most popular chocolate to have for Easter.

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Lichens grow on the branches of many trees at Dawyck.

Trees sourced from around the world planted at Dawyck Garden

The Dawyck Botanic Garden is a 62 acre Regional Garden of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and is situated about 10 miles from Peebles, near Stobo. The garden is famous for its old and majestic specimens of trees, especially conifers.

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Shadow is 15 years old and has only three legs - he is delightful and desperate to find a new family.

Reasons to take on an elderly cat

Elderly cats are often overlooked in Rescue Centres because people think that they will end up paying excessive vet bills or may not have the cat for very long.

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Making a contactless payment while driving could be costly

Contactless payments could land drive-thru users with £200 bill

Drivers could be fined up to £200 for using contactless payment via their mobile phone while at the wheel, police have warned.

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Hunt is on for Scotland’s best gardener

Hunt is on for Scotland’s best gardener

The organisers of Gardening Scotland - the country’s national outdoor living show and garden festival – are urging people up and down the country to get their nominations in for this year’s Gardener of the Year Award.

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