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Over 200,000 older people struggling financially

0 Have your say Over 200,000 over-65s in Scotland – that’s one in five – are struggling financially, according to new research for Age Scotland, despite an estimated £292 million in Pension Credit and Housing Benefit alone going unclaimed each year. With

today, 08:33 in Regional North East

Man in court to face charge of murdering his wife in Melrose

A retired firefighter has appeared in court charged with the murder of his 70-year-old wife. Eileen Thomson died in hospital nine days after an incident at her sheltered housing complex home in Melrose Her husband David, 69, appeared in private at Jedbur

yesterday, 17:44 in Regional North East

Borders historians build database of local history

0 Have your say You could not accuse members of Coldstream and District Local History Society of lacking ambition. For the mainly retired group of dedicated volunteers have a host of projects on the go. And their efforts will ensure that generations to c

yesterday, 17:14 in Regional North East

£6.3m government funding for Scottish Ambulance Service

Extra funding for the Scottish Ambulance Service will help them up-skill paramedics, treat more patients in the community and reduce the numbers requiring hospital admission. A total of £6.3 million Scottish Government funding will support delivery of th

yesterday, 14:55 in Regional North East

National Museums Scotland launches photography competition

0 Have your say The ScottishPower Foundation and National Museums Scotland have today announced the launch of a new photography competition for primary and secondary school students across Scotland. Budding photographers (aged 9 to 14) are being asked to

yesterday, 13:52 in Regional North East

Plans for 11 new beach huts at Coldingham Bay

0 Have your say Permission has been given for 11 new beach huts at Coldingham Bay and new guidelines drawn up for any changes or replacement of the existing 60 huts in the bay. Scottish Borders Council own the 60 beach huts at the bay which are rented ou

yesterday, 13:23 in Regional North East

New bucket list challenge launched

0 Have your say Scotland’s six most iconic sites celebrated on World Heritage Day as part of the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. The Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Giza and Machu Picchu are at the top of many traveller’s lists – but

yesterday, 13:23 in Regional North East

Worrying rise in social sector evictions in Scotland

0 Have your say The good progress made on social evictions between 2010 to 2014 has gone into reverse according to new analysis which shows there has been a 24% increase in evictions across Scotland’s social rented sector in the last two years. Releasing

yesterday, 12:54 in Regional North East

Children really do believe that money grows on trees

0 Have your say A pint of milk costs £5, an interest rate is how interesting the bank thinks you are, and money comes from heaven – that’s what kids aged 7-12 really think, according to a new study by pensions advice specialist, Portafina. Portafina quiz

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North East

MSP leads Addaction debate in Holyrood

0 Have your say South of Scotland MSP Christine Grahame led a debate last week in the Scottish Parliament, commending the work of the drug, alcohol and mental health charity, Addaction. Ms Grahame says the charity has been instrumental in turning lives a

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North East

Tackling abusive behaviour and sexual harm

Four new laws aimed at tackling abusive behaviour and sexual harm come into force today (Monday) including a requirement for judges to direct juries when dealing with trials relating to certain sexual offences. It is now mandatory for judges to give spec

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North East

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. But how well do you really know the country? Take this fun quiz and see if you can tell the difference between Scotland and England.

yesterday, 08:48 in Regional North East

Beverley Knight is bringing some Memphis soul to Scotland ...

Following the release of her latest Top 10 album last year singer, songwriter and actress Beverley Knight is embarking on a new UK tour for summer 2017. And the new tour includes a Scottish date at the Glasgow 02 ABC on Wednesday, June 28. Beverley is ta

Saturday, 18:32 in Regional North East

Oasis frontman among big names added to bill for Leeds Festival

0 Have your say The final line-up for this year’s Leeds Festival is now taking shape following the addition of Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher to its bill. Gallagher will be second on the bill to Muse on the West Yorkshire three-dayer’s opening night, Frid

Saturday, 17:50 in Regional North East

Feeder and British Sea Power to join Frightened Rabbit at 2017’s Kendal Calling

0 Have your say Further acts have been announced to join the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics and Tinie Tempah on the bill for this year’s Kendal Calling festival south of the border in Cumbria. Alternative rock acts Feed

Saturday, 15:55 in Regional North East

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