True blue Tory in the pink over opportunity to dress up to show support for charity

Village People fans fearful that this photo could spell the end for the band need not worry.

All flavours of Macb water have now been recalled.

Scots soft drinks maker recalls all flavoured water due to "presence of mould"

A Scottish drinks brand which had previously recalled its raspberry and kiwi flavoured water has now been forced to withdraw its entire range from sale "due to the presence of mould".

Dr Mhairi Thurston

Call to rectify “patchy” school counselling services

A psychology expert has called for school-based counselling services to be available for all children across Scotland.

Health Secretary Shona Robison with Amanda Kopel.

Frank’s Law - Free personal care for under 65s

At least 9000 families in Scotland will benefit from the introduction of free personal care for everyone who requires it, regardless of age.

The Mental Health Foundation Scotland has launched its 'It's time to talk about it campaign' ahead of Suicide Prevention Day.

Charity calls for action to tackle rising suicide rate

A mental health charity has called for an open discussion on suicide prevention after the first rise in suicides in Scotland for six years.

New figures show a  third (33 per cent) of homes in Scotland do not have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm.

Families in Scotland at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes

A third of homes in Scotland don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm to help protect people from potentially fatal CO poisoning.

Conversation Cafes are being held this week on 14 routes across Scotland.

Conversation Cafés to help mark Suicide Prevention Day

Conversation Cafés will be set up in railway station across Scotland this week to offer support to people as part of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.

Susan Shaw (from Scottish slimmers) and professor Linda Bauld are pictured firmly crossing items of junk food off a shopping list to back Cancer Research UKs call to the Scottish Government to restrict sales of bargain-buy unhealthy food and drink.

Too much junk food on promotion say Scots parents

Parents are being persuaded by supermarket special offers to fill their trolleys with bargain-buy junk food, new research by Cancer Research UK has found.

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Rise in kids admitted to A&E after drink binges

A Borders MSP has warned that work is still needed to be done to shake off the country’s culture of binge drinking after figures show an increase in the number of alcohol-related attendances at Borders General Hospital.

A new initiative to reduce NHS waiting times and improve the way elective care services are managed, has been announced.

New initiative to tackle NHS waiting times

A new initiative to reduce NHS waiting times and improve the way elective care services are managed, has been announced by Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Students are being urged to look after themselves by eating healthily and doing regular exercise.

Scotland’s students urged to learn to look after their health

Universities and colleges across Scotland are gearing up for the arrival of students in the next couple of weeks.

Crumhaugh House in Hawick.

Crumhaugh House being explored for use by health and social care partnership

Crumhaugh House could soon be open to patients once again as Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership has confirmed that it is now seeking new ways to utilise the vacant building.

Wendys mission now is to help promote eye care across generations in the Borders community.

Wendy keeps eye on Borderers health

After a sterling 25 year career with Boots Opticians (formerly Dolland and Aitchison) in Hawick, the idea of taking it easy in life is not something former practice manager Wendy Douglas had ever contemplated.

Sarah Glendinning is pictured with her children Kairan and Jaimie.

£3 million boost for Edinburgh and Glasgow cancer centres

Scientists and doctors in Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer.

Suicides in Scotland have seen a rise for the first time in six years.

Sharp rise in Scotland’s suicide rate

Suicides in Scotland have risen for the first time in six years, according to newly released figures.

BMA Scotland is calling for minimum unit pricing of alcohol following a !0 per cent rise in alcohol-related deaths.

Calls for minimum pricing to tackle rising alcohol problem

Efforts to tackle alcohol misuse in Scotland should be redoubled, a leading medical authority has said.

Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland - Community Hub, Hawick.

MSP, Rachael Hamilton officially cut the ribbon with from left, Ronnie Frost, John Wilson, deputy Lord Lt John Scott, John Lamont MP and Dr Roger Smith.

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Charity defies burglars to open new community hub

An innovative charity community hub has overcome the setback of having been burgled just weeks ago to open its doors in Hawick High Street.

Shona Robison hopes the bursaries will encourage students.

Bursaries for new graduate medical course

Students on Scotland’s new graduate entry medical course will now be in line for bursaries of £4000 per year.

Some of the products recalled by MacSween of Edinburgh. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

MacSween recalls haggis products over ‘botulism fears’

A haggis company is recalling various products due to inadequate procedures to control bacteria that may cause serious food poisoning.

Mark Baxter is pictured with some of his friends and family handing over the cheque to the Margaret Kerr Unit.

Mark’s marathon effort for Margaret Kerr Unit

A Duns man has raised £3,200 for the Margaret Kerr Unit by cycling from Duns Golf Club to the BGH and then running back again - a total of 48 miles!

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