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Midwives are under growing pressure

The increase in obesity levels, age of mothers in pregnancy and a big rise in midwifery vacancies is putting Scottish maternity services under pressure. In its latest State of Maternity Services Report for Scotland the RCM says that levels of...

yesterday, 12:25 in Regional North East

Mix of great live music, excellent acting and Shakespeare thrown in now and then

A quirky take on Shakespeare awaits audiences at Longformacus village hall, Duns on September 28. Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) presents ‘Heartspur’ - the thrilling story of Northumbrian hero Harry Hotspur in Shakespeare’s ‘Henry IV Part 1’....

yesterday, 10:27 in Regional North East

Original twist to Oscar Wilde’s tale of depravity

Box Tale Soup present Oscar Wilde’s classic about debauchery and scandal in The Picture of Dorian Gray at St Cuthbert’s Church, Norham this autumn. Dorian Gray, young and exceptionally beautiful, sinks deep into a frivolous lifestyle of glamorous...

yesterday, 10:27 in Regional North East

Top jazz talent plays at Eyemouth Hippodrome

Jazz concerts at Eyemouth Hippodrome are becoming a regular, and very popular, local fixture. The first concert of the autumn season, the Matt Carmichael Quartet, held on September 7, was a roaring success with the audience. Next up on September 26 is...

yesterday, 10:27 in Regional North East

Kelso High School memories are brought to book

GALLERY: Kelso High School memories Some say your schooldays are the best days of your life – and the memories of almost 150 former and current Kelso High School pupils, gathered together in a book about its old Bowmont Street home, appear to back up...

Tuesday, 14:58 in Regional North East

Borders farmer takes top QMS role

Borders farmer Kate Rowell has been appointed by Scottish ministers as the new chair of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Mrs Rowell, who has been a member of the QMS board since April 2015, will take over the role on October 1st when current chair Jim...

14 September 2018 in Regional North East

Oktoberfest will transform Kelso into a Bavarian wonderland this autumn

Join the celebration of food, beer and music at this year’s Oktoberfest at Springwood Park, Kelso on October 4-6. The Munich Oktoberfest has been running since 1810 and now hosts 6 million people a year, celebrating everything German. It creates an...

13 September 2018 in Regional North East

An analogue foray into a digital world

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival are delighted to announce a very special project in next week’s Festival. The Hurt Goes On is an exhibition of collaborative work made by young people who attend the Beehive at Berwick...

13 September 2018 in Regional North East

Local photographers wanted by Wikipedia

Wikipedia is seeking the help of local photographers to expand world knowledge of historical monuments. Wikipedia and their sponsor, Archaeology Scotland and Wikimedia UK, are calling all professional and amateur photographers to take part in this...

13 September 2018 in Regional North East

An unfrequented hidden gem

The journey north to Sutherland is long and winding but well worth the effort to get to this beautiful wild landscape. The area around Loch Shin and Lairg can be stunning and is a wonderful hidden gem and relatively unfrequented. It was raining when...

12 September 2018 in Regional North East

Scottish FA agrees to remain at Hampden Park

The Scottish FA is going to remain at Hampden Park, it announced today. And as part of the deal it has agreed terms to buy the stadium from Queen’s Park FC, when the existing lease of Hampden expires in summer 2020. The decision follows a lengthy and...

11 September 2018 in Regional North East

Putting more money in carers’ pockets

Carers will receive the first payments of the new Carer’s Allowance Supplement from mid-September, back-dated to April.   This new benefit will be paid twice a year by Social Security Scotland, the first major new public service to be created since...

11 September 2018 in Regional North East

Lifetime honour for Borders farmer

Ninety-two year-old Borders sheep breeder James Jeffrey is set to be honoured for a lifetime’s commitment to the region’s sheep industry next Friday (14 September). Mr Jeffrey will perform the Ringing of the Bell, alongside Show Secretary, Mags Clark,...

9 September 2018 in Regional North East

Defibrillators installed at both Upper and Lower Burnmouth

Burnmouth village now has two public use defibrillators - one at First & Last guest house in Upper Burnmouth, and the second down at the harbour in Lower Burnmouth. Local resident Andrew Binns initiated the project to raise funds for...

8 September 2018 in Regional North East

Grass cutting row goes on

A plea to ensure lawnmowers are deployed more often in the Borders’ cemeteries has been kicked into the long grass. However, council chiefs have pledged to do their best to keep graveyards as tidy as they can. At last Thursday’s full meeting of...

8 September 2018 in Regional North East

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