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Scotland could face worst of THIRTEEN more storms set to hit this winter

Scotland could face worst of THIRTEEN more storms set to hit this winter

While most of Scotland escaped the worst of Storm Brian last week, forecasters are predicting further severe weather with as many as 13 named storms expected to hit the UK this autumn/winter. And Scotland looks set to face the brunt of the extreme...

yesterday, 16:02 in Regional North East
 
Helping people to stay found

Helping people to stay found

A national charity that helps missing people and their loved ones reconnect has received £59,519 of Scottish Government funding to offer a different kind of help. There are around 100 reports of missing people in Scotland every day – and many of these...

yesterday, 14:12 in Regional North East
 
Wilson’s Tales Revival Edition

Wilson’s Tales Revival Edition

Northumberland Theatre Company present a humorous dramatisation of ‘The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong’ on October 19 at Berwick’s Watchtower Gallery. The play is a collaboration with Wilson’s Tales which aims to revitalise and update the works of...

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional North East
 
TillVAS lecture on Mary Queen of Scots

TillVAS lecture on Mary Queen of Scots

The subject of the TillVAS James IV Memorial lecture on Etal Village Hall was James’ granddaughter Mary Queen of Scots. Former Holyrood Palace guide Jordan Evans, who is now attached to the Royal Household, delivered the lecture on the controversial...

Saturday, 10:46 in Regional North East
 
Suicidal thoughts on rise amongst children

Suicidal thoughts on rise amongst children

Childline held almost 1,100 counselling sessions with children in Scotland who harboured thoughts of taking their own lives. This was a 17 per cent rise from the previous year, the charity’s 2016-17 annual review has revealed. This is also higher than...

Saturday, 07:47 in Regional North East
 
Citizens Advice reveal what you can do to save on your phone contract

Citizens Advice reveal what you can do to save on your phone contract

After exposing that mobile phone networks are overcharging customers by as much as £38 a month, Citizens Advice are now urging phone users to stay on top off their contract to avoid being ripped off. The independent advice charity has revealed that...

Friday, 16:10 in Regional North East
 
Take Me Out looking for ‘silver foxes’ and ‘golden girls’ for over 50s special

Take Me Out looking for ‘silver foxes’ and ‘golden girls’ for over 50s special

Hit ITV dating show Take Me Out is looking for ‘silver foxes’ and ‘golden girls’ to appear in a new over 50s special. The show, presented by Paddy McGuinness, has become hugely popular over recent years, and spawned a number of catchphrases including...

Friday, 15:59 in Regional North East
 
Riding the storm: Top tips to minimise damage to your home

Riding the storm: Top tips to minimise damage to your home

Storm Ophelia, which hit large parts of the country this week, isn’t likely to be the last storm we will see this winter. Although storms can come and go quickly, if they are severe the damage they cause can be disruptive to homes and buildings and...

Friday, 12:20 in Regional North East
 
Four talented musicians with voices to match

Four talented musicians with voices to match

Top Floor Taivers, a young and fresh Glasgow-based band, will perform at Wauchope Hall, Yetholm, on October 28. Band members are Claire Hastings (who won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland’s Young Traditional Musician of the Year award in 2015), Tina...

Friday, 04:36 in Regional North East
 
Illusion of motion

Illusion of motion

Alchemy film and arts presents American artist Bill Brown at the Hawick High Street venue from October 27 to November 9. Brown’s ‘Moving Pictures’ is a three-channel slide projector installation in which an animated series of colorful geometrical...

Friday, 04:36 in Regional North East
 
Borders MP welcomes proposed tougher sentences for killer drivers

Borders MP welcomes proposed tougher sentences for killer drivers

Borders MP John Lamont has welcomed the tougher sentences for killer drivers announced by the UK Government this week. Motorists responsible for causing death by dangerous driving could now be set to face life sentences rather than the current maximum...

Thursday, 18:45 in Regional North East
 
Heritage society opposing Galashiels tapestry centre plans

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. The Edinburgh-based body, set up in 1956 to “protect and...

Thursday, 18:35 in Regional North East
 
Slurry deadline extended

Slurry deadline extended

The wettest summer in Scotland for 80 years has posed problems for farmers in nitrate-vulnerable zones as they have been prevented from spreading slurry due to the poor weather. Now, after pressure from the National Farmers’ Union, the Scottish...

Thursday, 16:26 in Regional North East
 
Cheers! It’s International Gin and Tonic Day

Cheers! It’s International Gin and Tonic Day

If you’re partial to Mother’s Ruin today will need no explaining. It’s International Gin and Tonic Day!

Thursday, 15:44 in Regional North East
 
Veteran Ken, 89, reports for duty

Veteran Ken, 89, reports for duty

Old soldier Ken Fraser is coming up to his 90th birthday, but 25 years after officially retiring, he still reports in at Berwick Barracks at least four days a week. The former King’s Own Scottish Borderer was assistant regimental secretary at Berwick...

Thursday, 15:08 in Regional North East
 
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