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Galashiels student’s tartan design is gaining national recognition

28 Nov 2014 08:30

HER inspirational surroundings have helped a local student design a contemporary tartan that has gained national recognition.

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Social work charge hikes give council £464,000 boost

28 Nov 2014 07:30

SCOTTISH Borders Council has approved a hike in charges for social work services – residential and non-residential – delivered to vulnerable Borderers.

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The 2015 from Edinburgh is fast approaching

28 Nov 2014 07:15

AMATEUR photographer Derek Johnstone has been out and about over the past few weeks capturing the railway works as they head towards Galashiels and Tweedbank.

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Feeling the love at Specsavers in Galashiels.

28 Nov 2014 07:00

Staff at Specsavers in Galashiels shared the love last week to celebrate World Kindness Day.

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Changes in farming funding explained at roadshow

28 Nov 2014 06:30

FARMERS and crofters in the Scottish Borders will have the opportunity to find out more about the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at a Scottish Government meeting.

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Melrose »

Pub doorman found guilty of assault

A MELROSE pub doorman has been found guilty of assaulting a customer to his severe injury and permanent impairment following a five day jury trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Melrose man’s courage commemorated

A lifetime of service to rugby and the community is recognised

ID requirement should be extended, claims off-sales operator

Drive for new parking charge in Melrose

Hawick »

Facebook comments sparked row in Hawick

A 24-YEAR-OLD man snapped after reading comments about himself made by his partner on the social networking site Facebook, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

Hawick Bookworms Bank on success

Stories of Home

Year’s grace for scrap dealer as councillors back 'rehabilitation’

Strong showing by Hawick boxing club

Lauder »

Fantastic fundraising from Tour de Lauder

FUNDRAISERS from Lauder have been named as the best in Scotland. The organising committee from the annual Tour de Lauder event were named Fundraising Group of the Year last week.

Council Leader welcomes new homes in Lauder

New stained glass window unveiled in Lauder

Fatal accident inquiry to be held into death of Lauder farmer

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Red mist descends at Rovers derby

IT was meant to be titanic clash between the two best sides in the Border Amateur League, writes KENNY PATERSON.

28 Nov 2014 14:30

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Lowland League round-up

28 Nov 2014 12:30

A HALF time team talk by Gary Jardine inspired Edinburgh City to extend their lead at the top of the Lowland League, writes KENNY PATERSON.

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Border Amateur round-up

28 Nov 2014 10:30

A LAST minute goal by Jamie Logie saw Eyemouth Amateurs picked up their first ever Wright Cup win, writes KENNY PATERSON.

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YM lose out in East final at Tranent

28 Nov 2014 06:30

Gala YM fell at the last hurdle in going down to a powerful Ross High side in the East Region BT Bowl final at Tranent on Saturday, writes JOE DICKSON.

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Opinion »

Unpaid carers filling the gaps

28 Nov 2014 12:30

Sir, Over the last few months much has been written about the role of carers – those who provide care in a paid capacity - care support workers and those who care unpaid for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support carers.

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Colourful character

27 Nov 2014 12:30

SIR, I wonder how many Peebleans still remember Steve Howitt, who before the war every year at the Beltane dressed up as a clown and led both the Beltane Parade and Cycle Parade

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Windfarm research

26 Nov 2014 12:30

SIR, Keele University’s somewhat triumphalist claim that the removal of MOD’s seismic restrictions on windfarms will allow a further 1.6 GW of wind-power generation in the Borders concerns me.

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Scottish Government is effectively sacrificing the Borders with windfarm policy

24 Nov 2014 09:30

SIR, Keele University’s somewhat triumphalist claim that the removal of MOD’s seismic restrictions on windfarms will allow a further 1.6 GW of wind-power generation in the Borders concerns me.

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Melrose meeting for ornithologists

28 Nov 2014 16:00

LAST week the local branch of the Scottish Ornithologists Club held their monthly meeting in Melrose.

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Traquair serves up Festive Fayre

27 Nov 2014 16:30

TRAQUAIR is gearing up for its free Christmas Opening which takes place this weekend.

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Quartet at melrose Parish Church

26 Nov 2014 16:15

ON Friday, November 21, at 7.30pm, a celebrated Scottish piano quartet performed in Melrose Parish Church Hall.

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