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Hawick textiles business named top youth employer

1 Oct 2014 08:00

A TEXTILES business in the Scottish Borders has been praised for supporting local young people into work and planning for the future.

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Sheriff confiscates all electrical equipment capable of playing music

1 Oct 2014 07:30

A MAN banned from his home address to give his neighbours peace returned there drunk just hours after appearing in court.

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MSP supports votes for 16 and 17-year-olds

1 Oct 2014 07:00

BORDERS Conservative MSP John Lamont has announced he is in favour of lowering the voting age to 16 for all political elections.

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Moore the merrier at cross-party talks on extra powers for Scotland

1 Oct 2014 06:45

BORDERS MP Michael Moore has been selected by the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie to take part in Lord Smith of Kelvin’s cross-party talks on more powers for Scotland.

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New handbook on child rights launched by Scottish Borders Youth Voice

1 Oct 2014 06:30

A TEAM of young people from Scottish Borders Youth Voice have created a new resource pack for their peers to learn about Child Rights.

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A week in pictures

Galashiels »

Galashiels pupils complete charity walk

TEN Sixth Year pupils from Galashiels Academy set off on the gruelling 70 mile Borders Abbeys Way in aid of local charity, the Gail Wilson Memorial Trust. Here, puipl Sam Ormiston takes up the story...

Vandal caused £600 worth of damage in Galashiels

Accused began 'screaming hysterically’

Porn addict breached court order

Chef admits sexual assault in Langlee

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Border Principals Race for glory at Kelso

1 Oct 2014 06:30

THE Border Principals Race day at Kelso is on Sunday 5th October with their race off at 1.15pm and is the culmination of a very busy season for the Principals selected to represent their towns in their local and adjoining ride-outs.

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Borderers called up to Scotland Under 20 squad

30 Sep 2014 13:30

FIVE Melrose players, two from Gala and one from Hawick have been called up to the first Scotland under-20 camp of the 2014/15 season.

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Two new caps for Gold Coast 7s

30 Sep 2014 09:30

FORMER Melrose winger Damien Hoyland and former Selkirk full-back Nyle Godsmark will make a step-up in the international arena having earned selection for the Gold Coast 7s in just over a week's time (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October).

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Border League serves up a treat

30 Sep 2014 06:30

THE oldest rugby union league in the world, the Border League, has announced that AM.PM Event Catering will be the new sponsors of the Kings of the Sevens series.

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Former Selkirk councillor bypasses the issue

30 Sep 2014 09:30

SIR, I note that last week Kenneth Gunn of Selkirk bemoaned the fact the former Cross Keys pub is not to reopen as a hostelry and he suggested that Scottish Borders Council, in conjunction with a community group, could buy the premises and reopen the pub.

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BGH e-cigs ban is a mistake

28 Sep 2014 12:30

SIR, The decision of the Borders General Hospital is sadly typical of those who know very little about e-cigarettes and are not willing to find out more.

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Newtown is blooming marvellous

25 Sep 2014 11:30

SIR, Once again, Newtown has won a fantastic second prize in the SBC Floral Gateway competition and thanks are due to all the local businesses who sponsored hanging baskets or provided their own and to Bob Johnson from Philiphaugh Plants who filled the baskets with superb flowers and will supply plants for our forthcoming table-top sale.

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Selkirk could disappear if council has its way

21 Sep 2014 12:30

SIR, So that’s it then is it?

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Gauthier returns to String Jam Club in Selkirk

29 Sep 2014 16:30

SHE has been rated as 'one of the major artists of our time’ by Radio Two’s DJ Bob Harris.

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Palin to headline Borders Book Festival in Kelso

28 Sep 2014 06:30

THERE’S a treat in store for fans of the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival next month, when literary superstars Sheila Hancock and Michael Palin make a beeline for Kelso to discuss their newly published books, at a special Borders Book Festival autumn event next month.

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Kelso film-makers in the spotlight

26 Sep 2014 17:15

THE young people of the Kelso Youth Project are celebrating not one but two film premieres at this year’s Berwick International Film Festival.

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