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1 Apr 2015 06:40

Writ of election received by Returning Officer

THE official notice for the General Election on May 7 was received this week by Tracey Logan, Returning Officer for the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk county constituency.

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1 Apr 2015 06:30

New options for mobile and broadband in Ettrick

BORDERS MP Michael Moore has welcomed new options for mobile and improved broadband in Ettrick as he met with community representatives and Council officials in the valley.

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31 Mar 2015 19:30

Earlston schoolboys storm Murrayfield

IN front of a large and vociferous crowd of pupils, parents and teachers, Earlston High School repeated their 2012 success to win the 2015 Brewin Dolphin Scottish Schools under-18 Plate final with a hugely impressive performance against Kelvinside Academy at BT Murrayfield.

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31 Mar 2015 10:30 • David Knox

Source to the Sea for Taylor

LOCAL football referee Craig Lowrie is used to covering a few miles during a game.

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31 Mar 2015 07:30

SBC pension fund goes up in smoke

THE pension fund of Scottish Borders Council, which hosts the Borders Joint Health Improvement team at its Newtown headquarters, has over £2.3million invested in a multinational tobacco company.

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31 Mar 2015 06:30

Six month stay of execution for council’s IT crowd

A DECISION on whether 80 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) staff at Scottish Borders Council should be transferred to a private firm based in Edinburgh has been deferred for six months.

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30 Mar 2015 07:30

Minister’s praise for Boys Brigade

THE 3rd Galashiels Boys Brigade marked the end of another year with its annual awards night at the weekend.

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30 Mar 2015 07:00

School safety projects to cost £1m

COUNCILLORS have agreed that £1m worth of “priority works” should be carried out at Borders schools over the summer break.

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29 Mar 2015 09:30

FM era dawns for community radio station

THE countdown has begun in earnest for the historic FM debut of Galashiels community radio station TD1 Radio.

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29 Mar 2015 09:30

Borders youngsters inspire

IT has often been claimed they are too lazy to work and more into selfies than selflessness.

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29 Mar 2015 06:30

SBC to lose one ward and two councillors in boundary shake-up

THE Scottish Borders is to lose one ward and two councillors in a revamp of the local authority’s boundaries to come into effect at the 2017 elections.

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28 Mar 2015 09:30 • Ally McGilvray

Melrose Opera ends on a high note

HE only joined at the last minute as a favour to a friend and intended to bow out after his first show.

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28 Mar 2015 06:30

Scam calls, care homes and social media cited in putting adults at risk

THE main population centres of Galashiels and Hawick last year produced most reported incidents of at-risk adults suspected of coming to harm.

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27 Mar 2015 07:30

Borders Railway Golden Ticket opportunity opens

BORDERERS are being encouraged to nominate a deserving person to travel on one of the very first Borders Railway journeys.

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27 Mar 2015 07:00

Local construction firm backs wind farm investment

A 155-YEAR-OLD Borders family business has announced its support for a wind farm proposal, saying that the potential boost to the local economy should not be ignored.

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27 Mar 2015 06:30

Coaching workshops give athletes head start

SOME of the country’s top coaches will visit the Borders over the next few weeks to deliver workshops on tennis and athletics for local clubs.

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27 Mar 2015 05:30

Commissioner backs 4% rise in taxi fares

SCOTLAND’s Traffic Commissioner has overruled the decision of Scottish Borders Council to freeze taxi fares.

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27 Mar 2015 03:30

Local breastfeeding support targets Selkirk

THE Healthy Living Network works hard to raise the profile of breastfeeding with mums to be by explaining the advice and support that is available to them from their midwives and health visitors across the Borders.

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26 Mar 2015 16:30

Flagship ‘Sill’ project secures Arts Council grant

NORTHUMBERLAND National Park Authority and YHA are celebrating after being awarded a £50,000 Arts Council England grant, to help people discover the possibilities of art through the Sill.

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26 Mar 2015 16:30 • Ally McGilvray

Police hunt flasher in the Borders

SCHOOLGIRLS left 'distressed' following encounter with man wearing a black wig and skirt who exposed himself.

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