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Rediscovered silent film makes a rare appearance in Hawick

Members of the Borders public are being given a rare chance to see a film which is almost 100 years old and which was considered lost for over eight decades.

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Hawick Common Riding, Friday 5th June 2015. The Hut.

Women could be granted equal rights for Hawick’s common riding

Radical changes could be on the way at this year’s Hawick Common Riding, with women being granted equal rights to participate more fully than ever before in its 315-year history.

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Charles Hanson checks out Anita Mannings paintings in Hawick.

Telly pair show you can get a bargain

Popular BBC show Antiques Road Trip featured the Borders heavily last week, with experts Anita Manning and Charles Hanson scooting around the region in a Triumph Stag in scenes filmed last August.

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Steve Hunter creating a mural of Stevie Ray Vaughan in Dallas.

Hawick artist creates hat-trick of tributes to US guitar legend

An expatriate Teri now living in Texas in the US has created a hat-trick of tributes to a guitar legend still the pride of joy of his home city of Dallas almost three decades after his death.

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Teviotdale Young Farmers' Club members meeting Matt Baker.

Hawick welcomes rickshaw charity challenge team

About 1,000 people lined the streets of Hawick last night, November 15, to welcome the One Show’s rickshaw challenge team back to the town for the first time since its inaugural journey six years ago.

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Jackie Charley with her controversial Christmas cards.

Borders artist baffled after robin painting is given the bird by Facebook

A Borders artist was left baffled after her painting of a robin redbreast was banned from Facebook apparently for being too sexual.

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Matt Baker and Alex Jones, presenters of the One Show, with 2017's Team Rickshaw.

Rickshaw charity challenge returns to Borders next week

The One Show’s charity rickshaw challenge returns to the region next week, and Borderers are being urged to show their support.

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Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in the 1986 movie Top Gun.

Cruise control on show as Heart of Hawick launches nostalgia series

The 1986 Tom Cruise film Top Gun is set to be the first in a series of monthly nostalgia movie screenings at the Heart of Hawick.

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How the proposed Great Tapestry of Scotland visitor centre in Galashiels would look.

Heritage society opposing Galashiels tapestry centre plans

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland is objecting to plans by Scottish Borders Council to create a £6.7m permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in central Galashiels.

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Hawick councillor Watson McAteer in the Heart of Hawick cinema.

Hawick offers to roll out red carpet for Hollywood star Mel Gibson

Hollywood legend Mel Gibson could be heading to Hawick if an audacious bid to stage the world premiere of a new blockbuster film in the town comes to fruition.

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Mel Gibson in The Professor and the Madman, playing James Murray.

Mel Gibson film about Borders bookworm facing hold-up

Fears are growing that a movie tribute to a famous Teri might never hit the silver screen.

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Scenes from ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools And Horses to air for the first time

Viewers are to get a glimpse of a ‘lost’ episode of Only Fools and Horses for the very first time.

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Paxton, the sheepdog who couldnt is the debut childrens book from Selkirk writer, J K Fox, with pictures by experienced Scottish illustrator, Alexa Rutherford.

Paxton, a rubbish sheepdog

Melrose and the Borders countryside are at the heart of the latest book from Eyemouth-based Serafina Press.

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A still from the 2014 film Paddington.

Paddington screening offers chance for Borders film fans to grin and bear it

The Hawick Movie Lovers group, formerly known as the Little Theatre Film Club, will hold an annual general meeting in the club cinema at 8 Croft Road, next Sunday, July 16, from 2pm.

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The BBC's Antiques Roadshow filming today at Floors Castle in Kelso. Fiona Bruce during filming at Floors Castle.

Antiques Roadshow rolls into Floors Castle

The Antiques Roadshow rolled into Kelso yesterday – and more than 3,500 people brought along their family treasures to be assessed.

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One of Steve Messam's creations in the Mellerstain House estate

Archie returns bigger and better for 2017

Taking a taxi ride to discover the city, creating a village of play dens, and printing 3D building blocks to create a super space are just some of the highlights this summer as architecture takes centre stage with its own fringe.

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Judy Murray toasts her hosts at the Borders Book Festival.

30,000-plus turnout sets new record for Borders Book Festival

Fine summer weather for the most part, an A-list line-up of authors and celebrities and more than 100 events drew more than 30,000 visitors to Melrose for this year’s Borders Book Festival.

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The Bistritsa Babi / Bethan Huws 'A Work for the North Sea'. Sugar Sands, Longhoughton, Northumberland, 22,23 and 24 July 1993. Commissioned by Artangel.

Artists sing to the North Sea

A new exhibition exploring the language and sound of the North Sea opens at the Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick on Saturday, June 17.

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Dare to Dance 2017 rehearsal by the Fiona Henderson School of Dance at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

Junior dancers triumph in Peebles

The Junior School from the Borders-based ‘Fiona Henderson School of Dance’ took to the stage at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, on June 3-4 for two sell-out performances of their ‘Dare to Dance’ show.

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The Sea Unicorn of Mull, the latest book Jennifer T. Doherty, is published by Eyemouths Serafina Press.

New book from Eyemouth’s Serafina Press

After a successful launch in Tobermory, and now available in the Borders, The Sea Unicorn of Mull is the latest book from Eyemouth’s Serafina Press.

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