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Bunny blitz kills 48 in Melrose

6 Mar 2015 07:45 • Ally McGilvray

FORTY-EIGHT rabbits were killed in just two nights during the latest bunny blitz in Melrose, community councillors were told this month.

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Fairtrade fun at Borders College

6 Mar 2015 07:35

STUDENTS and staff at Borders College are raising awareness of Fairtrade produce as part of 'Fairtrade Fortnight’, which runs until Sunday, March 8.

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Borders culture must be inclusive, says councillor

6 Mar 2015 07:30

WHAT kind of cultural identity should the Scottish Borders present to the wider world?

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Council officers to review waste plant debacle after £2m write-off

6 Mar 2015 07:00

THE £2.4 million which Scottish Borders Council spent on a waste management plant which will never see the light of day has been defended as “appropriate” and “effective” use of public money.

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Checks and balances in place as new care company seeks leader

6 Mar 2015 05:30

INTERVIEWS to select the chair of a new company which will deliver all adult care services currently provided by Scottish Borders Council will take place on March 25 – just one week before the services are transferred.

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A week in pictures

Galashiels »

Crochet ladies get stoned

THE Focus Centre in Galashiels have just purchased a brand new set of New Age Kurling Stones and the Focus Crochet class were the first to try them out.

Concern grows over missing man

New textiles centre to be based in Galashiels

Impact of railway to be discussed in Galashiels

Darkness danger descends on Langlee

Lauder »

Death of gamekeeper a 'tragic accident'

THE death of a gamekeeper in the Borders was a tragic accident after his own rifle discharged, a sheriff has ruled.

Lauder's Jade is a cut above

Lest we forget

Safety guidelines issued following farmer’s death

Flaming brilliant

Borders »

Langlee waste plant – and £2m of council cash – is a write-off

SCOTTISH Borders Council is to write off £2m of the cash it has already spent on an abortive waste management project at the Easter Langlee landfill site in Galashiels.

MBE for teacher Stephen

Logan defends quizzing Parker over expenses

Borders firms shortlisted for business awards

Councillors sceptical that sports trust can run region’s libraries etc

Sport »

Border Amateur round-up - Stow fly the flag

6 Mar 2015 10:30

STOW will fly the flag for Borders football in the South Cup semi finals after they defeated Greenlaw 5-3, writes Kenny Paterson.

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Unbeaten Peebles Rovers pass half way

6 Mar 2015 09:30

ROVERS reached the half-way point of the East First Division campaign unbeaten after a hard-fought victory over promotion challengers Heriot-Watt, writes David Knox.

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Hawick has a ball at Sports Awards

6 Mar 2015 07:50 • Ally McGilvray

IT has been described as a non contact version of ice hockey.

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Selkirk's second half slump at Peffermill

6 Mar 2015 07:30

SELKIRK’S dismal run continued on Saturday as they were sunk by two second half goals.

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Opinion »

Borders public need to know

5 Mar 2015 11:30

SIR, I am certain that many pensioners would like to know more about the proposed changes to pension credit. I am sure the agriculture sector, whose income will be affected by leaving the European Union, would like to hear his views on the promised in/out EU referendum.

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Poor show from SNP in Borders

28 Feb 2015 13:30

SIR, I have no hesitation in saying that the SNP government at Holyrood are doing a good job. However, I cannot say the same for the SNP councillors leading the coalition at Scottish Borders Council.

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Anyone who thinks No was last word on referendum is ludicrously mistaken

26 Feb 2015 14:30

SIR, The appeal for “fresh thinking” in R Walker’s letter might have been directed at any of our political parties, but its target was exclusively the SNP.

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Borders Railway attracts a flood of complaints

19 Feb 2015 14:30

SIR, I would advise that I have recently received a copy of your newspaper for January 21 from a friend in Edinburgh. And I would like to write about your article entitled “Pensioners cut off by underpass floods”.

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No Strings Attached

LEGENDARY club night No Strings Attached celebrates the start of its 20th year with another party in the Borders this weekend.

6 Mar 2015 14:30

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Up-and-coming writers showcased at Bowhill theatre

4 Mar 2015 14:30

BOWHILL Theatre is set to play host to Northumberland Theatre Company as it returns with an evening of entertainment on March 12.

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MP congratulates Mainstreet Trading on best Small Shop competition

3 Mar 2015 15:30

LOCAL MP Michael Moore congratulated Bill and Rosamund de la Hey from Mainstreet Trading as they were announced as runners up at the Best Small Shops Competition reception in Parliament.

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