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23 Nov 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Galashiels Academy pupils are great sports

GALASHIELS Academy may be the only school in Scotland to produce a captain of both the national football and rugby teams.

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23 Nov 2014 08:30

Golden weekend for Borders Barracuda swimmers

THEY are less than two years old yet the Borders Barracudas are already topping the tables at national championships.

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23 Nov 2014 07:30

Public urged to report grim drug evidence discoveries

THE Borders public is being urged to tell the police when they find discarded needles and other paraphernalia associated with drug taking.

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22 Nov 2014 11:30 • David Knox

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.

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22 Nov 2014 10:00

Border Amateur round-up

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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22 Nov 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Salmond unveils Blueprint for the Borders

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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22 Nov 2014 07:30

Novel design to decorate Borders Railway

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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22 Nov 2014 07:30

Outcomes improve, but domestic abuse reports on the rise

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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21 Nov 2014 12:30 • David Knox

Stars of the future at Ettrick and Lauderdale Sports Awards

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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21 Nov 2014 08:30

Hill Walking Club maps out plans for New Year

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

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21 Nov 2014 08:30

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

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

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21 Nov 2014 08:00 • David Knox

Mum of drowned girl faces further wait over charges

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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21 Nov 2014 07:30

Fewer hate crimes, but overall detection rates also fall

THE number of hate crimes recorded in the Borders fell by more than 20% in the six months from April 1 to September 30 this year.

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21 Nov 2014 07:30

£78,000 crime profits seized

A BORDERS drug dealer has been stripped of £78,000 after prosecutors won a confiscation order.

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21 Nov 2014 07:30

FAI into Selkirk woman’s death

A FATAL accident inquiry is to be held into the death of a Selkirk pensioner four years ago.

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21 Nov 2014 07:30

Stevens sinks the Fishermen then signs new contract

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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20 Nov 2014 12:00

Winning run ends for Selkirk

SELKIRK’S 11-match unbeaten run came to an end at Braidholm on Saturday, where GHA defeated the Souters 20-17 in their BT National Cup second round tie.

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20 Nov 2014 09:30

Thanking you

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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20 Nov 2014 09:30

Gibby saves Gala Fairydean Rovers

WHAT a difference 45 minutes can make to a football season, writes ROB FAIRBURN at Peffermill.

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20 Nov 2014 08:30

South success for Gala gaffer Grant

GRANT Davidson has had his South Cup dreams shattered twice by Gala but now hopes to lead the town to glory in the same competition, writes KENNY PATERSON at Netherdale.

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