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Borders goes on Alert

31 Oct 2014 09:00 • David Knox

BORDERERS have become the first in Scotland to be protected by a pioneering new alerts system.

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Borders near the top of the table for life expectancy

31 Oct 2014 08:30

MEN in the Borders are living longer than almost anywhere else in Scotland. And women in the area can expect to survive over two and a half years longer than they would have done at the start of the century.

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Head-slapping publican challenges police account of Galashiels incident

31 Oct 2014 08:00

A GALASHIELS publican has taken issue with the police account of an incident in which he allegedly assaulted a man outside his premises.

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Indecent images

31 Oct 2014 07:30

A 30-YEAR-OLD man who downloaded indecent images of children has been placed on the Sex Offender’s Register for three years.

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Chef placed on Sex Offender’s Register

31 Oct 2014 07:00

A CHEF who sexually assaulted a woman who had offered him a place to stay has avoided a jail sentence.

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Council Leader welcomes new homes in Lauder

A NEW housing development built on the site of the old primary school in Lauder, which had lain derelict since the new school opened five years ago, was officially opened this week.

New stained glass window unveiled in Lauder

Fatal accident inquiry to be held into death of Lauder farmer

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Royal welcome for Braw Lads’ Gathering

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Heriot-Watt students stun Fairydean Rovers

GALA Fairydean Rovers turned in their poorest performance of the season as they crashed out of the South Challenge Cup at the first round stage at Netherdale on Saturday, writes ROB FAIRBURN.

31 Oct 2014 09:30

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Moore boosted by Jed-Forest victory

31 Oct 2014 08:30

PEEBLES coach Drew Moore watched his side maintain their push for the Premiership with a bonus point win over Border rivals Jed-Forest - and then warned they almost threw it away, writes ALLY MCGILVRAY at Riverside Park.

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Pace-setters Selkirk sustain title challenge

30 Oct 2014 17:30

NEWLY promoted Marr put up a battling display in their first-ever visit to Philiphaugh on Saturday, but found BT National League Division 1 leaders Selkirk in no mood to surrender their unbeaten league record, writes JOHN SMAIL.

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Border Amateur round up: Final for Fairydean Rovers

30 Oct 2014 15:30

GALA Fairydean Rovers Amateurs will tackle holders West Barns Star in the Border Cup final after battling past Gordon 3-2, writes KENNY PATERSON.

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SBC is more concerned about their budgets than safety of children

31 Oct 2014 08:30

SIR, I would like to correct Councillor Bhatia’s comments regarding the Cardrona 20mph pilot. We submitted a petition signed by the majority of households in Cardrona for a two-year safety pathfinder project for a 20mph limit.

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No comparison

29 Oct 2014 08:30

SIR, I would like to comment on the letter from John Melrose where he extols the virtues of Norway’s oil fund and the UK’s lack of one.

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Borders Council has duty to reply

24 Oct 2014 12:30

SIR, I correct a part of my letter in last week’s columns. I said 16 councillors went to Bristol when in fact it was a mixture of councillors and officials.

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Scottish Borders Council's money should be better spent

23 Oct 2014 12:00

SIR, I agree with the two letters in last week’s Border Telegraph asking why it was necessary to send 16 councillors and officials to a site at Avonmouth to visit a waste treatment facility.

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Spooky goings on at Traquair

TRAQUAIR will be celebrating Halloween this year by bringing back some ghosts from the past for their spooky Halloween Tours and then having some spooky fun and games for all ages for a Halloween Fun Day.

28 Oct 2014 16:30

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Polar explorer comes in from the cold

28 Oct 2014 09:00

HE’S battled through blizzards and survived month-long freezes.

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New talent boosts Dramateurs ahead of Gala double bill

27 Oct 2014 12:30

GALASHIELS-based theatre company the Dramateurs is putting the finishing touches to its winter production.

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