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27 Apr 2015 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

Melrose supermarket plans ‘ridiculous’

CONCERNS have been raised over a supermarket’s plans to open a new store in Melrose.

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26 Apr 2015 08:30

'It’s going to be a year that I’ll never forget...’

THIS year, Kelso Civic Week takes on even greater significance as it coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli - one of the bloodiest battles in World War One - which claimed the lives of 42 men from the town.

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26 Apr 2015 06:30

Nightclub’s late licence bid falls flat

A KELSO nightclub is to be converted into residential accommodation after its boss was refused a late licence last week.

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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 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 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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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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21 Apr 2015 06:30

Business Masterclass Tour drives into Borders

ONE of Scotland’s leading sports business figures will kick start the Borders Business Masterclass Tour later this month.

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20 Apr 2015 08:30

Busy Bees spring into spring

BUSY Bees nursery in Melrose welcomed in spring with a walk among the daffodils to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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20 Apr 2015 07:30

VisitScotland set for train reaction on rail’s return to Borders

WITH a recent report revealing that over a third (35%) of people visit the Scottish Borders for the landscape and scenery, VisitScotland is hoping the new Borders Railway, due to open in September, will be a significant tourism magnet for international and UK visitors.

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20 Apr 2015 07:30

Historic wall causes concern in Langlee

THE condition of the historic wall on Melrose Road, Galashiels, is continuing to cause alarm for local residents.

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20 Apr 2015 07:30

Residents to serve up breakfast club

A NEW breakfast club could be set up in Langlee amid fears that children are going hungry during the Easter holidays while the schools are closed.

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