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Time to put our town in order

A LOCAL councillor has called for the immediate creation of a special task force to tackle the issue of empty shops in the centre of Galashiels.

1 Sep 2014 10:30

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Bob's back as Moderator

31 Aug 2014 11:30

THE new Moderator of Melrose and Peebles Presbytery brings a wealth of experience to one of the top Church positions in the Borders – for he has done it all before.

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Heritage Festival arrives in Borders

30 Aug 2014 10:30 • David Knox

ANYONE needing a heritage hit is in for a good time next month. Museum staff and archaeologists at Scottish Borders Council are busily blowing the dust from some of the region’s most significant historical events.

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Heriot woman wins Scottish National Sheepdog Trials

28 Aug 2014 19:30

JULIE Hill and her dog Ban won the 2014 Scottish National Sheepdog Trials for the second time at Denholm, near Hawick, Scottish Borders on 9th August.

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Galashiels-based ProStrakan supports Beat the Borders charity event

28 Aug 2014 18:30

GALASHIELS-based pharmaceutical company, ProStrakan, has once again stepped in to quench the thirst of runners and cyclists participating in the Beat the Borders charity challenge on Saturday 30th August.

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Melrose fundraiser earns special recognition

A BORDERS fundraiser has received a special commendation from Cancer Research UK in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the cause.

Milestone year for Melrose missionary

What a scorcher!

Melrose volunteers are blooming marvellous

Sun shines on Melrose Festival

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Trekker Parker denies 'sinister’ motives as council meeting is scrapped

OPPOSITION councillors have reacted furiously to the announcement that this month’s meeting of Scottish Borders Council has been cancelled “due to lack of business”.

Green bin petitioner 'overwhelmed’ by public response

September date for first Borders train

Help me Beat anorexia

Borders Railway reaches major milestone

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Title race set to resume on Merrick

1 Sep 2014 08:30

FOLLOWING back-to-back victories in his new car, David Bogie says confidence is high going into Saturday's GWF Energy Merrick Stages Rally in south-west Scotland.

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Miller time for sports clubs in Galashiels

1 Sep 2014 07:30

FOR the third year running and fresh off the back of a sensational Commonwealth Games, Miller Homes is giving local sports clubs across Galashiels an opportunity to win a fantastic £500.

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Pupils sign up to Academy sports day

30 Aug 2014 09:30

GALASHIELS Academy’s extra-curricular hockey and rugby started with a bang at the weekend.

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Titles and medals at Scottish Championships

29 Aug 2014 12:30 • David Knox

THE long trip to Aberdeen proved fruitful for many of the region’s up-and-coming athletes at the weekend.

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Reduction in pool opening hours mystifies me

25 Aug 2014 12:30

SIR, As I know you have been made aware BSLT have taken the decision to reduce both staffing and hours at the Borders’ swimming pools in order to cut costs.

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Concern over pool closure

18 Aug 2014 10:30

SIR, I have been a BSLT member for a number of years and use the Galashiels Swimming pool regularly.

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Borders roads are cycle friendly

12 Aug 2014 09:30

Sir, I am writing to congratulate Border car drivers on their excellent cycle awareness.

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Licensing board antics stinks of amateurism

8 Aug 2014 14:30

SIR, I would like to comment on the story in last week’s Border Telegraph concerning the Scottish Borders Licensing Board and their actions when deciding whether or not to grant extensions to permitted opening hours of two Borders pubs.

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The Tattoo Fox is back…

THE latest instalment of the charming children’s tale, The Tattoo Fox Makes New Friends penned by former Borders councillor Alasdair Hutton was launched this week at Edinburgh’s International Book Festival.

18 Aug 2014 10:30

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Glorious 12th for music festival in Innerleithen

15 Aug 2014 15:30

THE biggest festival of traditional music returns to the Borders this weekend.

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Ramblers luck holds

12 Aug 2014 09:30

ON Sunday 10th August, despite a forecast of heavy rain, Tweeddale Ramblers pressed on with their plans, and lit their BBQ outside Traquair Village Hall.

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