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3 Mar 2015 15:30

MP congratulates Mainstreet Trading on best Small Shop competition

LOCAL MP Michael Moore congratulated Bill and Rosamund de la Hey from Mainstreet Trading as they were announced as runners up at the Best Small Shops Competition reception in Parliament.

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3 Mar 2015 12:30

Selkirk High's hockey girls win South Cup

ON Saturday the South Schools 1st X1 Hockey Tournament took place with eight schools competing from across the region.

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3 Mar 2015 08:30

Rail celebrations to get majestic launch

A MEMBER of the Royal Family is being lined up to open the £354m Borders Railway on Friday, September 4, when a steam train will make the historic inaugural passenger journey between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank.

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3 Mar 2015 07:30

Dryburgh’s Gothic widow is stolen

A GOTHIC sculpture from the historic ruins of a Borders abbey has been stolen.

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3 Mar 2015 07:30

Langlee waste plant – and £2m of council cash – is a write-off

SCOTTISH Borders Council is to write off £2m of the cash it has already spent on an abortive waste management project at the Easter Langlee landfill site in Galashiels.

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2 Mar 2015 08:00

Selkirk hotel welcomes return of rail

OWNERS of a Borders hotel are hoping to stage a train passenger comeback - after more than 120 years.

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2 Mar 2015 07:30

MBE for teacher Stephen

A RETIRED history teacher from Melrose has been awarded an MBE for his voluntary work in neighbouring East Lothian.

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2 Mar 2015 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

10 in 10 aim for marathon man Chris

A BUS driver from the Borders has pledged to run 10 consecutive marathons in 10 days to raise money for a charity that works with vulnerable young people.

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2 Mar 2015 06:30

Logan defends quizzing Parker over expenses

A TORY councillor has denied being insensitive by asking David Parker, the visually-impaired leader Scottish Borders Council, about his expenses.

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1 Mar 2015 08:30

Borders firms shortlisted for business awards

TWO enterprising Borders firms – Global Sports Innovation (GSI) and FINDRA - have been named as finalists at the first Sports Business Innovation Awards which will take place on 11th March 2015 in Glasgow.

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1 Mar 2015 08:30 • David Knox

Just champion from Chirnside Chasers

NEW kids on the block, Chirnside Chasers, returned from the National Cross Country Championships with a silver team award.

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28 Feb 2015 13:30

Poor show from SNP in Borders

SIR, I have no hesitation in saying that the SNP government at Holyrood are doing a good job. However, I cannot say the same for the SNP councillors leading the coalition at Scottish Borders Council.

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28 Feb 2015 08:30

Crochet ladies get stoned

THE Focus Centre in Galashiels have just purchased a brand new set of New Age Kurling Stones and the Focus Crochet class were the first to try them out.

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28 Feb 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Rose are in Championship winning form

MELROSE Head Coach John Dalziel watched his side take another step towards being crowned Scottish champions for a remarkable fourth time in five seasons, with a victory over neighbours Gala at the weekend, and then claimed: “It’s our Cup and we don’t want to let it go”.

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28 Feb 2015 06:30 • David Knox

Scott’s Selkirk is saved

A POPULAR Edwardian festival in Selkirk has been saved from the history books.

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28 Feb 2015 04:30

Hawick's hope for play-offs boosted with Accies win

HAWICK’S resurgence remains unabated with what, in the end, was a comfortable result which sent Edinburgh Accies plummeting out of the Premiership on Saturday at Mansfield Park, writes Atholl Innes.

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28 Feb 2015 04:30

Downie gets Durty at Bowhill

EDINBURGH athlete Rory Downie triumphed in the final - and longest - duathlon of the Bowhill series on Sunday.

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27 Feb 2015 17:30

Jim Clark Museum funding boost

SCOTTISH Borders Council has committed funding of £515,000 towards an enlarged and improved museum to celebrate the life and achievements of two-time Formula One World Champion Jim Clark.

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27 Feb 2015 10:30

Selkirk artist launches first exhibition

HE only began painting as a way of self-medicating after suffering major injuries in a terrifying car accident.

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27 Feb 2015 10:00

Lowland League round-up - Kilby close in on second

EAST Kilbride closed in on second spot after stretching their unbeaten run to 18 weeks at Yarrow Park, writes David Knox.

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