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Vote: What’s your favourite Christmas song of all time?

It’s the festive season, so time once again to dust off all the old Christmas songs and ask the question - which is the best of all time?

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Not one of the Jane Austen fivers ...

Fiver that could be worth £50,000 spent in Borders shop

People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Celery is even less popular than Brussels sprouts

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Party poppers or party poopers?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Health experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

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Margo Black at Wigtown Flower Circle

Wigtown Flower Circle Open Evening

It was certainly ‘Merry and Bright’ at Wigtown Flower Circle’s Open Evening, on Wednesday, November 30, thanks to a wonderful demonstration by Mrs Margo Black from Airdrie. With her beautiful designs, we experienced Christmas customs from ‘All around the world’. Margo gave us a potted history of favourite traditions of the season, many flower arranging tips and had the whole audience laughing heartily at personal anecdotes.

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The black rhino is critically endangered

Revealed: Scots blind to the world’s most endangered species

A new survey has revealed what Scots don’t know about the most endangered animal species on Earth.

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Are you ready for winter?

Practical tips to ensure you are ready for winter

As the weather starts to get colder it is important to get prepared now rather than waiting until extreme weather affects us.

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Mind the pie gap

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the ‘air gap’ from a mince pie.

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Gall past pic

Galloway Past Picture

Here’s a cracking photo of some Galloway bee-keepers having a night out in the Monreith Arms Hotel, Port William, in the mid-1960s.

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Sergeant J McMillan

McMillan family’s second loss

SECOND TRAGEDY FOR GRIEVING FAMILY

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Second-Lieutenant R Mair

Jeweller’s son rewarded for mining work

MILITARY CROSS AWARDED

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The ramblers on the walk to Drigmorn Hill

Mystery walk for Wigtownshire ramblers

Next week’s planned Wigtownshire Ramblers walk is a 10.5 mile “mystery” walk in the woods and countryside near Gatehouse, graded C+ i.e. easy to moderate.

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Thought for the week with Rev. Edward Lyons

Thought for the week with Rev. Edward Lyons

It is not worth waiting for things which have no worth. That really is a waste of time. But let’s consider waiting for something that is worth more than we can fully appreciate. I am meaning something worth waiting for in other words.

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The DeLorean DMC12 looking towards the Ailsa Craig. Picture by Jim Ryder.

Picture This

Spotted on the A77 was this DeLorean DMC12 in a picturesque spot looking towards the Ailsa Craig.

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Ashgrove Court members who took part in the art exhibition

Art Exhibition at Ashgrove Court

A recent art exhibition took place at Trust Housing, Ashgrove Court, Newton Stewart, showcasing the tenants art work which has been produced through an art project funded by an Age Scotland grant of £275 aimed at tackling loneliness and isolation. The art project was to record historical sites and places of interest in the town.

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Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Scots are celebrating St Andrew's Day

Test yourself with our St Andrew’s Day trivia quiz

As Scots across the world celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to show how much you know about your country.

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Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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Chocolate contains theobromine  - highly toxic to dogs

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

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