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BBC Children in Need’s third bearfaced campaign returns with incredible line-up

31 Oct 2014 09:30

BBC Children in Need has launched their annual BearFaced campaign for its third consecutive year.

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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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A week in pictures

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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

First Class

Royal welcome for Braw Lads’ Gathering

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Helping pensioners in Borders is key priority

THE basic state pension will rise by at least £2.85 a week next April thanks to the Liberal Democrats’ triple lock, according to local MP Michael Moore.

Fatalities at record low on Borders roads

Teacher assaults ‘shockingly high’ in Borders

Vintage glamour takes centre stage

Earlston salon a cut above

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Gala's title aims dented by Heriot's

31 Oct 2014 11:30

GALA’S dreams of a Premiership 1 title was not extinguished on Saturday at Netherdale, and with the play-offs a determining factor, coach George Graham has issued a rallying call to his players, whom, he says, are looking for answers as they go off the boil, writes ATHOLL INNES.

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Politician competes in another successful Jedburgh Running Festival

31 Oct 2014 11:00

A BORDERS MSP took last weekend's windy weather in his stride when he improved his 2013 Jedburgh half marathon time by a minute.

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Selkirk's talisman trio search for cup glory

31 Oct 2014 10:30

THEY have now scored 27 of their team’s 40 goals this season and on this outstanding form the striking trio could yet provide Selkirk with much needed cup cheer, writes KENNY PATERSON at East Peffermill.

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Heriot-Watt students stun Fairydean Rovers

31 Oct 2014 09:30

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.

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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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Gray and McCredie cast an honest eye over Galashiels

31 Oct 2014 08:30 • David Knox

IT was never intended to compare with the scribbles of James Boswell, Samuel Johnson or Edwin Muir. And I’m sure both Daniel Gray and Alan McCredie will feel a bit uneasy about sharing a shelf with Bill Bryson.

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Spooky goings on at Traquair

28 Oct 2014 16:30

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.

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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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