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25 Apr 2015 09:30

Theatre Company takes final bow

ROWAN Tree Theatre Company pioneered the now thriving arts scene in the Borders when it was founded by Judy Steel, John Nichol and Janice Parker in 1987.

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25 Apr 2015 06:30

'Roughest pub’ gets extra hour despite objection

A PUB, branded “the roughest in Peebles”, has been granted a late drinking extension.

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24 Apr 2015 09:30

Borders Book Festival launches biggest ever programme

THE Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival launches its biggest ever programme this week, with over 90 public events featuring a dazzling line-up of stars from public life and entertainment, as well as the world of books, and an expansion of the festival site to celebrate the Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015.

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24 Apr 2015 09:30

Lisa scores match winner for Wands

LISA Robertson capped a great day for Murrayfield Wanderers and her Galashiels family as she scored the winning try to defeat Hillhead/Jordanhill 25-22 in the Sarah Beaney Cup final.

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24 Apr 2015 08:30

Better lifestyles help reduce hip fractures in the Borders

EARLY diagnosis and improved lifestyle choices by Borderers have contributed to a “substantial fall” in the number of hip fractures recorded in the region.

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24 Apr 2015 07:30

Females dominate SBC workforce, but still earn less than men

A NEW report has revealed that over 70% of Scottish Borders Council’s total non-teaching workforce of 4,614 is female.

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24 Apr 2015 06:30

Green light for pub with no lager

SCOTLAND’s first micropub will open in Kelso next month.

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23 Apr 2015 15:30

Riot police called to Melrose

RIOT police were called in to the Melrose Sevens this year, it has emerged.

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23 Apr 2015 09:30

Borderers called up to Scotland's World Rugby Under-20 Championship squad

SEVEN players linked to Borders clubs have been chosen for the Scotland side to travel to northern Italy for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship.

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23 Apr 2015 09:30

Politicians have nothing in Reserve

SIR, neither the Tory candidate nor the LibDem candidate has yet expressed their opinion on the virtue of spending one hundred billion pounds to renew the Trident Nuclear weapons system in a time of financial cut backs and food banks.

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23 Apr 2015 09:30

World Class Brass in Galashiels

GALASHIELS Town Band is hosting a weekend of Brass events in Galashiels next weekend.

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23 Apr 2015 07:30

Dramatic surge in Borderers seeking help with housing costs

THERE has been a significant surge in the number of Borderers seeking help with housing costs as a result of the bedroom tax.

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23 Apr 2015 06:30

Major search for missing man

A MAJOR overnight search in Peebles at the weekend ended when a missing man was found sheltering safe and well in a farm barn on the outskirts of the town.

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23 Apr 2015 05:30

Disappointing turn out at Braes

THE Braes of Derwent held their annual meeting at Downhills, Corbridge, on Sunday where there was a disappointing turn out of runners with only 24 runners contesting the six races.

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21 Apr 2015 13:30

Selkirk children have a ball

SCORES of schoolchildren took part in the Hibernian Easter Training Camp at Yarrow Park in Selkirk last week.

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21 Apr 2015 09:30

Rugby World Cup visits Borders

RUGBY fans in the Borders will get sight of the glittering Rugby World Cup trophy when it tours the country this summer.

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21 Apr 2015 08:30

Funding boost for community house in Langlee

THE new community house at Langlee has received £9140 in Lottery funding, the Border Telegraph can reveal.

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21 Apr 2015 08:00 • Ally McGilvray

'Major plans’ to improve A7

TWO schoolgirls narrowly avoided being killed at the same spot a pensioner was struck by a lorry just four months ago, community councillors heard this week.

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21 Apr 2015 07:30

Need for speed in Tweedbank

THE speed limit in Tweedbank is set to be increased to 40mph following the opening of the new rail terminus.

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21 Apr 2015 06:30

Borders firms nominated for 'Oscar’

THREE businesses from the Borders have been shortlisted for the coveted Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

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