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30 Sep 2014 09:30

Former Selkirk councillor bypasses the issue

SIR, I note that last week Kenneth Gunn of Selkirk bemoaned the fact the former Cross Keys pub is not to reopen as a hostelry and he suggested that Scottish Borders Council, in conjunction with a community group, could buy the premises and reopen the pub.

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30 Sep 2014 08:30

Melrose Festival 'surprised’ by horsebox ban

IT is the only rideout of the Melrose Festival - a week long series of events to celebrate the town’s history.

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30 Sep 2014 08:00 • Ally McGilvray

Police warn of 'chaos’ in Jedburgh

FEARS have been voiced that plans designed to make it safer for children to get to and from school in Jedburgh are actually putting their lives at risk.

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30 Sep 2014 07:30

Community spirit shines in Earlston

THE sun shone as Earlston came together again to enjoy a fun-filled, action packed community day on Sunday, September 7.

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30 Sep 2014 06:30

Border League serves up a treat

THE oldest rugby union league in the world, the Border League, has announced that AM.PM Event Catering will be the new sponsors of the Kings of the Sevens series.

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30 Sep 2014 06:30

Jedburgh Town Hall could close

JEDBURGH Town Hall will close unless it is handed over to a new trust, community councillors have been warned.

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29 Sep 2014 16:30

Gauthier returns to String Jam Club in Selkirk

SHE has been rated as 'one of the major artists of our time’ by Radio Two’s DJ Bob Harris.

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29 Sep 2014 08:30

Gala Waverley celebrate the double

IT is official - they are the best team in the Borders.

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29 Sep 2014 08:30

Remembering Sir Walter Scott

THE death of Sir Walter Scott was marked at his grave in the precincts of Dryburgh Abbey by the laying of a wreath by the Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club.

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29 Sep 2014 08:00

Borders College unveil the crop of 2014

GREEN fingered apprentices at Scottish Borders Council have been getting their hands dirty at College.

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29 Sep 2014 07:30 • David Knox

Earlston autism centre approved

A NEW £1.5 million specialist school for children with complex needs has been given the go-ahead by planners.

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29 Sep 2014 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

Jedburgh reaches tipping point

FLY-TIPPERS have left the entrance to Jedburgh smelling like a sewage works, it has been claimed.

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29 Sep 2014 07:00

Galashiels golf plans in full swing

A TWEEDBANK businessman has been allowed to tee off his plans to create a virtual golf centre in central Galashiels.

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28 Sep 2014 15:30

South hockey ready for action

WAVERLEY Housing is celebrating 25 years as a social landlord in the Scottish Borders and as part of their celebrations recently provided the South Schoolgirls Hockey Association with new equipment.

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28 Sep 2014 12:30

BGH e-cigs ban is a mistake

SIR, The decision of the Borders General Hospital is sadly typical of those who know very little about e-cigarettes and are not willing to find out more.

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28 Sep 2014 10:30

Audiences fall under the spell of musical magic in Galashiels

IN her programme notes, Susan Shearer, president of the Right Angle Theatre Company, admitted she had her “fingers crossed” for the success of its latest show Magic of the Musicals.

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28 Sep 2014 09:30 • Ally McGilvray

Jedburgh 'at bottom of list for everything’

A ROW has erupted over plans to build new schools in the Borders, it has emerged.

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28 Sep 2014 08:30

Max makes his boxing bow

THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Galashiels Academy pupil Max Rogerson made his amateur boxing debut at Craigmillar on Friday night.

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28 Sep 2014 06:30

Palin to headline Borders Book Festival in Kelso

THERE’S a treat in store for fans of the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival next month, when literary superstars Sheila Hancock and Michael Palin make a beeline for Kelso to discuss their newly published books, at a special Borders Book Festival autumn event next month.

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28 Sep 2014 06:30

Gala lawyer’s landmark victory as council rethinks 'derisory’ adoption fee

A GALASHIELS solicitor has won a landmark court battle with Scottish Borders Council over how much he should be paid for his key role in a sensitive adoption case.

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