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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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27 Feb 2015 08:00

Georgina is reaquainted with Queen

MELROSE centenarian Georgina Paterson celebrated with friends at Priorwood Court last week.

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27 Feb 2015 07:30

Councillors sceptical that sports trust can run region’s libraries etc

COUNCILLORS have expressed doubts over the ability of the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust (BSLT) to run the cultural services – museums, libraries, arts and community centres – currently delivered by Scottish Borders Council.

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27 Feb 2015 07:30

Gala the sole haven for late drinkers as board axes Hawick extension

GALASHIELS remains the only Borders town where clubbers can drink till 3am at weekends.

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26 Feb 2015 18:30

Unbeaten Selkirk move within touching distance of promotion

SELKIRK are now just one win away from securing the BT National League Division 1 title and automatic promotion to the BT Premiership, writes John Smail.

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26 Feb 2015 15:30

Border Amateur round-up - Leithen's South Cup blow

SOUTH Cup holders Leithen Rovers were dumped out of the competition with their worst performance of the season, according to manager Gary Hastie, writes Kenny Paterson.

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