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Salmond unveils Blueprint for the Borders

22 Nov 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

THE Borders Railway could attract more than a million passengers a year, generating tens of millions of pounds for the local economy and transforming the line into the greatest steam railway in Europe by 2020, it has been claimed.

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Novel design to decorate Borders Railway

22 Nov 2014 07:30

DESIGNS inspired by renowned author Sir Walter Scott will decorate stations along the Borders Railway when it opens next year - including Waverley, the only station in the world named after a novel.

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Outcomes improve, but domestic abuse reports on the rise

22 Nov 2014 07:30

MULTI-agency measures to tackle domestic abuse in the Borders appear to be bearing fruit, despite an increase in reported offences in the six months from April 1.

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Galashiels Crochet Group join forces with British Legion to remember town's fallen heroes

21 Nov 2014 08:30

IT was only set up earlier this year. But it has already left a lasting impression.

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Mum of drowned girl faces further wait over charges

21 Nov 2014 08:00 • David Knox

THE mother of a three-year-old Galashiels girl who drowned in a hotel swimming pool has been re-bailed by Lancashire Police.

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A week in pictures

Galashiels »

Queens of Hearts

IN October, two Galashiels Academy girls were key members of the Heart of Midlothian Under 15 Girls team who won the East of Scotland League.


104th Galashiels birthday bash for great granny

Early signs are good in Langlee

Drivers in Galashiels are 'putting lives at risk’

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 »

Hawick Bookworms Bank on success

BOOK-LOVING primary school pupils in Hawick celebrated their Achievement Award Assembly in style – with a little help from Banks Renewables.

Stories of Home

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

Strong showing by Hawick boxing club

All roads lead to Hawick

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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Hector heads the cross-country field in Galashiels

ALMOST 350 athletes took part in yesterday’s second round of the Borders Cross country Series in Galashiels.

22 Nov 2014 11:30 • David Knox

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Border Amateur round-up

22 Nov 2014 10:00

A DOUBLE from Greig Porter sent Gordon through to the second round of the South Cup at Newtongrange Star A, writes KENNY PATERSON.

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Stars of the future at Ettrick and Lauderdale Sports Awards

21 Nov 2014 12:30 • David Knox

SPORTS awards ceremonies usually honour athletes, players and coaches who are either at the top of their game or approaching the end of their career.

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Stevens sinks the Fishermen then signs new contract

21 Nov 2014 07:30

GOAL hero Jason Stevens celebrated his first hat-trick for Vale of Leithen by signing a new 18-month contract extension, writes DAVID KNOX at Victoria Park.

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Opinion »

Thanking you

20 Nov 2014 09:30

SIR, Thank you for the publicity you gave to the “Angel’s Wings” ceremony held in Galashiels on Friday, November 14.

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White elephants ahead

18 Nov 2014 15:30

SIR, Your reporter, Mark Davey, interviewed 12 Borders residents to ascertain their future use of the much hyped Waverley train (Border Telegraph, November 5). Curiously and significantly not one of them intends to use it on a regular basis.

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Recycling system is a farce

17 Nov 2014 15:30

SIR, Andrew Farquhar’s attempt to get the council to rethink their policy on garden waste collection is admirable but I suspect will come to nothing – much like my attempts to deposit my garden waste at Eshiels Recycling Centre.

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Council gravy train

16 Nov 2014 15:30

SIR, Nobody will be surprised to learn that the garden refuse collections are not being reinstated by Scottish Borders Council.

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Hill Walking Club maps out plans for New Year

21 Nov 2014 08:30

THE Scottish Borders Hill Walking Club held its annual meeting in Lindean Hall with a good attendance of members.

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Poole to receive Lifetime Contribution to Cinema Award

18 Nov 2014 16:30

LONG-STANDING industry professional Eddie Poole is to be recognised with a special Lifetime Contribution to Cinema Award at the upcoming CEA Digital Cinema Conference, it has been announced.

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St Ronan’s win Borders title

17 Nov 2014 16:30

INNERLEITHEN’S St. Ronan’s Silver Band has won the prize for the best Borders Band at the fourteenth Borders Entertainment Contest held in Peebles at the weekend.

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