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‘Get yersel’ away!’ Queen’s guard soldier yells at dancing tourist outside St James’s Palace

A video showing a Queen’s guard soldier yelling in a broad Scots dialect at a dancing tourist outside London’s St James’s Palace has proved to be a big hit online.

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Working with Personal Trainer Born Barikor, pet charity Blue Cross has created a new fitness boot camp called Work Out Like A Dog which sees humans doing exercises you would normally see dogs doing. Pic: Blue Cross.

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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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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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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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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