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1 Oct 2014 08:00

Hawick textiles business named top youth employer

A TEXTILES business in the Scottish Borders has been praised for supporting local young people into work and planning for the future.

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1 Oct 2014 07:30

Sheriff confiscates all electrical equipment capable of playing music

A MAN banned from his home address to give his neighbours peace returned there drunk just hours after appearing in court.

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1 Oct 2014 07:00

MSP supports votes for 16 and 17-year-olds

BORDERS Conservative MSP John Lamont has announced he is in favour of lowering the voting age to 16 for all political elections.

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1 Oct 2014 06:45

Moore the merrier at cross-party talks on extra powers for Scotland

BORDERS MP Michael Moore has been selected by the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie to take part in Lord Smith of Kelvin’s cross-party talks on more powers for Scotland.

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1 Oct 2014 06:30

New handbook on child rights launched by Scottish Borders Youth Voice

A TEAM of young people from Scottish Borders Youth Voice have created a new resource pack for their peers to learn about Child Rights.

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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

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 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 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 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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27 Sep 2014 09:30

Galashiels pupils complete charity walk

TEN Sixth Year pupils from Galashiels Academy set off on the gruelling 70 mile Borders Abbeys Way in aid of local charity, the Gail Wilson Memorial Trust. Here, puipl Sam Ormiston takes up the story...

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27 Sep 2014 06:30

Wind farm exhibition generates debate in Borders

A PUBLIC exhibition is to be held next week into a proposed wind farm in the Scottish Borders.

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26 Sep 2014 08:30

Borders lord to 'reach out’ over devolution process

THE Borderer charged to oversee the process of bringing more devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament says he wants to “reach out” to people living in Scotland in the weeks ahead.

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