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The Borders is Better Together

THE Scottish Borders returned an overwhelming vote of confidence to retain Scotland's status within the United Kingdom.

19 Sep 2014 09:05

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Trinity Church on the move

19 Sep 2014 08:30

TRINITY Church in Galashiels is on the move as specialist contractors move in to remove asbestos from under the floor of the sanctuary and the hall corridor.

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Langlee is buzzing

19 Sep 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

IT was once ranked amongst some of the country’s most notorious housing schemes in a poverty map of Scotland.

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Apology to tenants as tradesmen step up industrial action at Scottish Borders Housing Association

19 Sep 2014 08:00

MAINTENANCE staff at the Scottish Borders Housing Association are to step up their industrial action next week.

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Frustration as funding failure forces council-backed energy agency into 'hibernation’

19 Sep 2014 07:30

SCOTTISH Borders Council has stressed its commitment to creating a low carbon economy in the region, despite the failure of a bespoke sustainable energy organisation which it helped set up over two years ago.

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A week in pictures

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Gala and Melrose stars called up to Edinburgh squad

19 Sep 2014 14:30

GALA stars past and present - Ruairi Howarth, Chris Auld, Rory Sutherland, and Grayson Hart - are among a host of familiar faces from the Borders, which also include Ewan McQuillin and Austin Lockington of Melrose, called up to the Edinburgh A team to play Glasgow Warriors next week.

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Borders bronzes on the world mountain stage

19 Sep 2014 14:30 • David Knox

BORDERS mountain runners Jacob Adkin and Sue Ridley have both returned from their respective world championships with bronze medals.

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Blown away by Bo'ness

19 Sep 2014 08:30 • David Knox

STREET-WISE Super League champions Bo’ness rolled-up their sleeves and showed Selkirk’s rising stars how to win a cup tie.

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BSLT triathlon series reaches its finale

19 Sep 2014 07:30

THE final event in the Borders Sport and Leisure Triathlon Series – Eyemouth – will take place on Sunday, September 21st.

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Opinion »

Scots will pay for voting No

18 Sep 2014 12:30

SIR, Sandy Aitchison in the Border Telegraph of September 10 asks: Who will pay for Independence? The short answer is it will cost all Scots dearly if we do not vote to take control of our own destiny today.

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Uncertainty is the greatest threat to the future of NHS in Scotland

18 Sep 2014 06:30

SIR, I notice that in last week’s Peebleshire News that John Ross Scott is yet another Yes supporter who is trying to delude the Scottish public into believing that “the future of the NHS in Scotland can only be secured with a Yes vote”.

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It’s aye been

17 Sep 2014 12:30

SIR, There is a phrase that some would say is synonymous with the Scottish Borders – “its aye been.”

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By voting No we can now look forward to a more effective form of Scottish self-government

17 Sep 2014 08:30

LORD Steel of Aikwood makes own plea for the Union to remain. He was leader of the Liberal Party from 1976 to 1988, co-chair of the Scottish Constitutional Convention between 1989 and 97, and the founding Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament from 1999 to 2003.

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Borders science festival is out of this world

19 Sep 2014 13:30

A FREE family science festival returns to the Borders this weekend.

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Carterhaugh shines for the Yarrow Show

19 Sep 2014 10:30 • David Knox

THE sun shone, the sheep bleated, the jam set and the horses jumped - who could ask for more.

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Magic of the Musicals

17 Sep 2014 15:30

THE Right Angle Theatre Company will be performing a musical extravaganza this week in the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, starting on Thursday night running through till Saturday night.

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