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1 Feb 2015 06:30

Presenters sought as Gala’s community radio station prepares for FM launch

VOLUNTEER presenters are being sought by a Galashiels community radio station which will start broadcasting to the town over FM airwaves at the end of March.

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31 Jan 2015 08:30

Academy near top of leavers’ destination league

COUNCILLORS have heard that 96.1% of school leavers from Galashiels Academy last year went on to “positive destinations” – a record only bettered in the region by Kelso High with 98.1%.

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31 Jan 2015 07:30

Parker’s take on lottery’s £250,000 change of heart over Earlston play park

EARLSTON residents sceptical about a state-of-the-art adventure play park being created at Mill Meadow are being invited to join a stakeholders group which will bring the controversial project to fruition this year.

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30 Jan 2015 08:30

New programme arms jobseekers with life skills

TWO soldiers from the Borders are playing an important role in a project designed to give young adults the necessary skills and confidence to help them find a job.

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30 Jan 2015 08:30

Drive for jobs at Galashiels Transport Interchange

WITH the project having just past the halfway mark, an open day for local people to register their interest in working on Galashiels Transport Interchange will be held next month.

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30 Jan 2015 08:00

Stats add up for Borders College

COLLEGE chiefs in the Borders are celebrating after reaching number one - yet again.

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30 Jan 2015 07:30

Planned inquest into Galashiels girl’s death

AN inquest into the death of a three-year-old girl from Galashiels in a hotel pool is set to take place this summer.

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29 Jan 2015 18:30

Snowbound baby rescued in Borders

THE quick intervention of a Royal Navy Search and Rescue helicopter helped extract a young child who had taken ill while stranded in a snow-bound house near Langholm.

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29 Jan 2015 14:30

Men charged with Galashiels robbery

FOUR men have been charged following an assault and robbery at a property in Galashiels.

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29 Jan 2015 08:45

Heroin found during Galashiels raid

HEROIN valued at around £1600 was recovered from a house in Galashiels this week.

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29 Jan 2015 08:30 • David Knox

Borders Railway knocks Heriot broadband off track

BRASSED off broadband users in and around Heriot should be logging on again following engineering work by BT.

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29 Jan 2015 08:00

Agricultural firm fined £50,000 after worker is injured in fall

AN agricultural building company has been fined £50,000 after a worker suffered severe injuries falling through a fragile roof and plunging 12 feet to the ground at a farm in the Borders.

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29 Jan 2015 07:30

Level playing field required at Jedburgh Town Hall

COMMUNITY councillors in Jedburgh are calling for a “level playing field” when it comes to funding support for the local Town Hall.

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29 Jan 2015 06:30

Traffic conviction is lost in translation

COUNCILLORS must decide next month if a Polish man who failed to declare a previous road traffic conviction in his native country should be granted a licence to drive taxis in the Borders.

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29 Jan 2015 06:30

Teenager stabbed himself in neck

A TEENAGER has admitted causing disturbances at Borders General Hospital on three separate occasions within three weeks.

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28 Jan 2015 07:30

Man denies threatening to stab police officer

A GALASHIELS man has been accused of threatening a police officer by saying he would find him when he was off-duty and stab him.

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28 Jan 2015 07:00

Council agrees draft revenue budget proposals for consultation

SCOTTISH Borders Council (SBC) has agreed to consult on the Administration’s draft revenue budget proposals for the next five years.

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28 Jan 2015 06:40

Poor mobile phone signal is damaging local economy

LOCAL MP Michael Moore is today (Wednesday) holding a day of meetings with mobile phone companies and other key players in the industry to urge them to improve signal reach and quality in the Borders.

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28 Jan 2015 06:35

Hawick shows Heart for children of Chernobyl

A SPECIAL screening of 1973's film of the year "The Sting" will take place at The Heart of Hawick on Friday, February 6.

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28 Jan 2015 06:30

Concessionary travel scheme 'a success' in Borders

LOCAL MSP Christine Grahame is this week welcoming the Scottish Government’s continuing investment in concessionary travel – after new research showed that a total of 31,368 people in the Scottish Borders are benefiting from the scheme.

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