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First time lucky as tree surgeon wins £250,000

19 Apr 2014 09:00

A BORDERS tree surgeon has scooped a whopping £250,000 from his very first Scratchcard.

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Fallow joins the flock

19 Apr 2014 07:00

IF you look closely enough there’s something a bit different about one of farmer Neil Raeburn’s flock.

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Selkirk court protest 'a missed opportunity’

18 Apr 2014 09:00

A PROTEST on the steps of Selkirk Sheriff Court has been branded 'pathetic’ by community leaders.

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Lifesavers in the limelight at inaugural NHS Borders awards

18 Apr 2014 08:30

THEY often go the extra mile.

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Two £80,000 jobs will complete top brass revamp at Council

18 Apr 2014 08:00

ONLY two highly-paid positions remain to be filled following the radical revamp of the top brass at Scottish Borders Council.

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Melrose »

BGH parking 'getting worse’

A NEW bus service could be introduced to ease the pressure on parking at the biggest hospital in the Borders, community councillors were told.

Melrose captain at centre of political row

Melrose rabbit cull could be extended

Jewellery worth £33,000 stolen during break-in in Melrose

Children first at St Mary’s

Lauder »

Tour de Lauder gears up for marathon fundraiser

AN increasingly popular cycle challenge which started as a friendly challenge between friends a few years ago is set to raise £20,000 for a fund named after a local man and keen cyclist who died from a sudden heart attack.

Castle promised £850,000 – but only if wind farm gets green light

Nina set to ‘rock the bald look’ for cancer

New health centre officially opened in Lauder

FOI requests - and rants - rocket in the Borders

Sport »

Cancer cause players lift Vets trophy

A RUGBY team made up of players from around the world who have either had cancer or had a member of their family diagnosed with the disease won the seventh annual Davidson Chalmers Vets tournament in Melrose on Friday.

19 Apr 2014 07:00 • Ally McGilvray

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Hawick coach slams Border League decision

18 Apr 2014 15:30 • Ally McGilvray

HAWICK head coach Phil Leck watched his side knock Gala out of the Melrose Sevens at the weekend and then branded the decision to give their rivals a bye into the final of the Border League at the expense of his players “pathetic”.

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Rose in pole position

18 Apr 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

MELROSE remain in pole position to retain their Kings of the Sevens title this season - despite being knocked out their home tournament by runners-up Edinburgh Accies at the semi-final stage.

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Stampgate costs Leithe a shot at title

17 Apr 2014 15:30 • David Knox

ANGRY football bosses in Innerleithen are taking their fight for the Border Amateur title all the way to Hampden.

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New rail terminus to be named Tweedbank

19 Apr 2014 08:30

COMMUNITY Councillors this week heard that, after much debate, the new rail terminus in the Borders is to be named Tweedbank.

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Bowland concerns

18 Apr 2014 08:30

Sir, I have to agree with Mr Jack Temple in his letter (Border Telegraph, April 2) and ask why a total closure of the B710 road at Bowland for five months is required to construct a bridge.

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New line must have best possible trains

17 Apr 2014 08:30

Sir, Rail campaigners have urged bidders for the new ScotRail franchise to ensure that Class 158 diesel trains to be deployed on the Borders Railway in 2015 are refurbished in line with the treatment given to trains serving the scenic Highland lines radiating from Inverness.

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Borders Railway 'being delivered to high standards’

16 Apr 2014 08:00

Sir, I am writing in response to the article which you ran on the front page of the Border Telegraph (April 9), 'Borders Railway putting school kids lives at risk’, a headline which we consider to be disappointing and distasteful.

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Abbey habit for dance theatre

19 Apr 2014 08:30

THE ruined Abbeys of the Scottish Borders are layered in history.

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Percussionists bang the drums for Paxton

18 Apr 2014 08:30

SCOTTISH pianist Alasdair Beatson will open Music at Paxton this summer. The international chamber music festival, takes place in Paxton House on the banks of the River Tweed from July 18 to 27.

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Opening chapter for budding writers in the Borders

16 Apr 2014 08:30

BUDDING writers are being invited by Scottish Book Trust to attend a free workshop next month as part of the Scotland’s Stories of Home project.

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