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They came to the Borders from a land down under

Borders College played host to a delegation from three members of the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council for Australia who are on a fact finding visit to Scotland in conjunction with SNIPF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Federation).

25 Oct 2014 09:00

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Borders College work placement leads to summer job in Portugal

25 Oct 2014 08:30

Two Borders College Level 3 Horse Care students, Chelsea Scobbie and Daisy Wood, were fortunate to be chosen to take part in the Leonardo Da Vinci Mobility Programme.

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Business Gateway Scottish Borders to the 'four’

25 Oct 2014 08:00

A FORMER Royal Bank of Scotland business manager and entrepreneur has been chosen to head up the largest team of advisers to work for Business Gateway Scottish Borders.

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Child poverty hits 18% in the Borders

25 Oct 2014 07:30

A NEW report has claimed that 18% of children in the Borders are living in poverty. This compares to a UK average of 25.1%, according to the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

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Raising a glass to Galashiels church’s cash boost

25 Oct 2014 07:00

FUNDING has been secured this week for the painstaking restoration of four stained glass windows at Our Lady & St Andrews Catholic Church in Galashiels.

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A week in pictures

Melrose »

Melrose Festival to explore alternative sites

SCOTTISH Borders Council Leader David Parker has revealed the local authority could perform a dramatic u-turn over its decision to ban vehicles from a sensitive site in Melrose during one of the town’s biggest nights of the year.

Houses approved for former Darnick orchard

Melrose Festival 'surprised’ by horsebox ban

Melrose hotel serves up a treat

Liverpool conman strikes in Melrose

Lauder »

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

First Class

Royal welcome for Braw Lads’ Gathering

Borders »

Borders businesses put rates at top of agenda

TWELVE leading members of the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce met Lord Smith, Head of the Government’s Smith Commission, to speak up for the views of businesses based in the region.

Borders MSP looks pretty in pink

Scottish Borders Council supports Ready for Winter campaign

Council leader 'surprised’ by rail announcement

Standard of service at SBC is 'appalling’

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Wight wasn't surprised by Melrose victory

25 Oct 2014 12:15 • Ally McGilvray

SCOTLAND Sevens captain Scott Wight revealed he wasn’t surprised Melrose defeated Gala at the weekend - despite Head Coach John Daziel describing his side as underdogs before the match.

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Vale win against all odds

25 Oct 2014 10:30

THEY were a patched up side featuring a 41-year-old striker and a midfielder who had not played football for 12 months, writes KENNY PATERSON at Victoria Park.

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Forces charities and football benefit from memorial tournament

25 Oct 2014 08:30 • David Knox

LOCAL football has yet again benefited from the Alec Lucas Memorial Tournament in Peebles.

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Gala A calm the Storm in Melrose

25 Oct 2014 07:30

THE wind was so strong at Melrose on Saturday that it turned out a game of two halves with Gala 'A’ coming out winners in a tight game and remain top of Reserve National 1, writes JOE DICKSON at Annay Road.

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MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale writes........

25 Oct 2014 12:30

SCOTTISH National Party MSP Christine Grahame represents the residents of Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale in the Scottish Parliament. Here, she writes exclusively for the Border Telegraph...

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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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Ghastly headline

18 Oct 2014 09:30

SIR, The headline on the Border Telegraph front page last week, did not reflect the very sensible discussion that took place at the Galashiels Community Council.

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Star pianist to tinkle ivories in Melrose

25 Oct 2014 16:30

SHE is one of the rising stars of the piano. And she’s coming to Melrose.

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Brass bands to do battle in Peebles

24 Oct 2014 16:30

THE 14th annual Borders Entertainment Contest for brass bands will make its second visit to Peebles next month when 17 bands will battle for the Scottish Borders Trophy.

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Movies master class comes to the Borders

23 Oct 2014 16:30

BUDDING Bergmans, Tarantinos and Hitchcocks from across the Borders are being invited to learn filmaking later this year.

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