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Ready for a Muckle Adventure?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 April 2013 | (20:18)

Bringing adventure to the Scottish Borders, the Muckle Toon Adventure Festival is aiming to help revive the small town of Langholm.

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Mention of the Scottish Borders conjures up a number of traditional images in people. The untamed beauty of its rolling hills...

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Six Nations Rugby: Mike Brown Interviewed

(0) Comments | Posted 19 February 2013 | (17:12)

Ahead of the game against France at the weekend, England and Harlequins winger Mike Brown, 27, gave me his views on the game, the possibilities of an England Grand Slam, his chances of Lions selection and missing Quins tilt for the title.

You won a Grand Slam with the England...

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Rugby: Six Nations Preview

(1) Comments | Posted 1 February 2013 | (12:24)

Hold on tight, here come the stats... The first one is obvious. Tries win games, it's a well-versed fact. It's also proven that 70 percent of all tries at International level are scored from either an attacking line-out or a turnover in open play. In addition, each side has an...

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A Supermarket Guide to Non-Alcoholic Beer

(17) Comments | Posted 4 December 2012 | (23:00)

I know, I know. There is a large section of society who are violently allergic to the concept of non-alcoholic beer. I also know the most common misgiving is the whole "What's the point?" question. With comparisons to sex without the orgasm and coffee without the caffeine it is a...

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Ben Cohen Interviewed

(0) Comments | Posted 31 May 2012 | (14:20)

Ex-England rugby player Ben Cohen has founded the Stand Up Foundation, tasked with raising awareness and tackling anti-bullying and homophobia in sport. He is also ambassador for the Bingham Cup, a gay and inclusive rugby tournament taking place in Manchester this weekend.

I met up with him to talk about...

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Scottish Cup Final Preview: Hibs v Hearts

(0) Comments | Posted 19 May 2012 | (08:11)

Even the most hardened cynic would have to admit that Manchester City's recent Premier League Title had a small whiff of romanticism about it. Putting Sheik Mansour's hefty millions aside, the fact the club had not won it for 44 years, suffering more failed attempts at glory during that time...

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Cross Country Golf

(1) Comments | Posted 22 March 2012 | (09:12)

They are looking at me. A whole herd of them. Big black, hairy-faced Galloway cows, shifting from hoof to hoof and looking worried. It is stroke number 136. My arms and back are sore. I am 15 strokes off the...

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Stuart Hogg: The Latest Rugby Star to Emerge From the Scottish Borders

(0) Comments | Posted 2 March 2012 | (23:00)

Scottish Rugby fans have had little to cheer about in the Six Nations so far this year. The northern hemisphere's flagship tournament has seen the Scots post three losses from three games.

An injury plague of biblical proportions has also seen coach Andy Robinson's hand forcibly turned towards a...

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