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Rail celebrations to get majestic launch

A MEMBER of the Royal Family is being lined up to open the £354m Borders Railway on Friday, September 4, when a steam train will make the historic inaugural passenger journey between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank.

3 Mar 2015 08:30

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Dryburgh’s Gothic widow is stolen

3 Mar 2015 07:30

A GOTHIC sculpture from the historic ruins of a Borders abbey has been stolen.

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

3 Mar 2015 07:30

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.

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Selkirk hotel welcomes return of rail

2 Mar 2015 08:00

OWNERS of a Borders hotel are hoping to stage a train passenger comeback - after more than 120 years.

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MBE for teacher Stephen

2 Mar 2015 07:30

A RETIRED history teacher from Melrose has been awarded an MBE for his voluntary work in neighbouring East Lothian.

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Reprieve for Kelso-Jedburgh-Hawick bus service

SCOTTISH Borders Council has announced that the number 120 bus (formerly the number 20) linking Kelso, Jedburgh and Hawick will continue until at least August 2015.

MP welcomes additional funding for Hawick

Rangers fan admits sectarian singing

Hawick shows Heart for children of Chernobyl

Court hears of drugs find at Hawick Common Riding

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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

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10 in 10 aim for marathon man Chris

A BUS driver from the Borders has pledged to run 10 consecutive marathons in 10 days to raise money for a charity that works with vulnerable young people.

2 Mar 2015 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

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Just champion from Chirnside Chasers

1 Mar 2015 08:30 • David Knox

NEW kids on the block, Chirnside Chasers, returned from the National Cross Country Championships with a silver team award.

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Rose are in Championship winning form

28 Feb 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

MELROSE Head Coach John Dalziel watched his side take another step towards being crowned Scottish champions for a remarkable fourth time in five seasons, with a victory over neighbours Gala at the weekend, and then claimed: “It’s our Cup and we don’t want to let it go”.

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Hawick's hope for play-offs boosted with Accies win

28 Feb 2015 04:30

HAWICK’S resurgence remains unabated with what, in the end, was a comfortable result which sent Edinburgh Accies plummeting out of the Premiership on Saturday at Mansfield Park, writes Atholl Innes.

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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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Scott’s Selkirk sadness

16 Feb 2015 09:30

SIR, I have recently received a copy of your paper and I have to say I was very sad to learn that it may be the end of the delightful and greatly enjoyable Scott’s Selkirk Christmas event.

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Selkirk artist launches first exhibition

27 Feb 2015 10:30

HE only began painting as a way of self-medicating after suffering major injuries in a terrifying car accident.

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Melrose fashion show gets Royal seal of approval

18 Feb 2015 12:30

THE Borders branch of the Order of St John is stepping on to the catwalk to raise funds for local charities.

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Melrose stages charity concert

16 Feb 2015 09:30

THE Berwick Male Voice Choir will perform in Melrose for the first time later this month.

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