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27 Aug 2014 16:30

President hails professional ambition ahead of new season

SCOTTISH Rugby's newly appointed President, Ian Rankin has expressed his enthusiasm for the new club season at the launch of the BT leagues, which took place at BT Murrayfield Stadium today.

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27 Aug 2014 16:30

Golden GB debut for Samantha

GORDON golden girl Sammi Kinghorn let out a tear or two after claiming an impressive third title at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea on Thursday.

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27 Aug 2014 15:30 • David Knox

Historic Haining welcomes repairs grant

IT’S one of Selkirk’s most treasured buildings. And last week Historic Scotland secured The Haining’s long-term future with a repairs grant of £370,000.

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27 Aug 2014 13:30

Probe prompts BGH to speed up scan dispatch

A WOMAN recovering from cancer was sent to the Borders General Hospital for an MRI scan in December 2012.

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27 Aug 2014 12:30

Allum's late hat-trick agony for Gala

IN his match programme notes, Gala boss Stevie Noble praised his side for their new found defensive toughness – only to watch his side leak six goals to league leaders Edinburgh City.

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27 Aug 2014 08:30

Date set for Cranston hearing

A DATE has been fixed for a hearing by the Standards Commission for Scotland into the conduct of a Borders councillor.

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26 Aug 2014 08:30

Earlston unveils new Head team

THE new head team at Earlston High has been unveiled as the schools returned following the summer holidays.

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26 Aug 2014 08:30

On your bike: Borders Railway accused of missing an opportunity

A SENIOR sports official has expressed disappointment that the trains which will operate on the Borders Railway from September next year will only have storage space for two bicycles.

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26 Aug 2014 08:00

Forum demands answers as Galashiels braced for new parking restrictions

HOW will a raft of new and permanent parking restrictions - about to be foisted on the long-suffering motorists of Galashiels – be enforced without traffic wardens?

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25 Aug 2014 12:30

Reduction in pool opening hours mystifies me

SIR, As I know you have been made aware BSLT have taken the decision to reduce both staffing and hours at the Borders’ swimming pools in order to cut costs.

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25 Aug 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Tweedbank pond 'no health risk’

IT is one of the best known beauty spots in the Borders.

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25 Aug 2014 08:00

Borders Council staff ordered to stay neutral in run-up to referendum

SCOTTISH Borders Council staff have been told to keep their views on Scottish Independence to themselves ahead of the September 18 referendum – at least while they are working.

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25 Aug 2014 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

New speed limit proposed for Tweedbank

THE speed limit in Tweedbank could be eased - to address traffic concerns in the village.

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24 Aug 2014 16:30

Wight in line for return to Melrose

SCOTLAND Sevens star Scott Wight could be set to make a sensational return to hometown club Melrose this season.

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24 Aug 2014 09:30

Selkirk take STEPS towards closer links

LAST week saw another very successful visit to Selkirk by a group of 16 friends from Bavaria.

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24 Aug 2014 08:30

Trekker Parker denies 'sinister’ motives as council meeting is scrapped

OPPOSITION councillors have reacted furiously to the announcement that this month’s meeting of Scottish Borders Council has been cancelled “due to lack of business”.

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23 Aug 2014 10:30

Selkirk on the Wright track

FORMER Scotland star Peter Wright took charge of Selkirk in a competitive fixture for the first time at the weekend and then revealed he believes his side are good enough to win the league.

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23 Aug 2014 09:30

Braw Lads’ Breakfasts serves up a treat

IT is one of the highlights of the year in Galashiels.

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23 Aug 2014 08:30

Green bin petitioner 'overwhelmed’ by public response

A FORMER senior councillor says he is “overwhelmed” by the public response to his petition demanding that garden waste collections are reinstated across the region.

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22 Aug 2014 14:30

Aussie flies in to Helps out Melrose

MELROSE are expected to be without key kicker Joe Helps for the first eight weeks of the new season after he was injured in his side’s Border League victory over Selkirk at the weekend.

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