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29 Jul 2014 13:30

Moore and Parker to undertake “Great Tweed Trek”

BORDERS MP, Michael Moore, and Scottish Borders Council Leader, David Parker, have announced plans to carry out a 97 mile sponsored walk entitled the “Great Tweed Trek”.

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29 Jul 2014 08:30 • David Knox

'If we'd known it was a bomb we wouldn’t have left it'

TWO fencers from the Borders had a lucky escape after playing a game of rugby with an unexploded bomb.

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28 Jul 2014 09:30

Borderlands step up a gear for annual fundraiser

MORE than £9,000 has been raised for Radio Borders Cash for Kids from the cross-border Wooler Wheel Borderlands cycling event.

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28 Jul 2014 08:30

Are Gala’s rats on the move?

DESPITE anecdotal evidence to the contrary, Scottish Borders Council’s pest control department says it has not seen an increase in the number of requests it has received about rats in Galashiels.

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28 Jul 2014 07:30

SBC: It’s good to talk!

MEMBERS of the public will continue to have their say at meetings of Scottish Borders Council’s planning committee.

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28 Jul 2014 06:30

Sheridan brings Hope Over Fear tour to Borders

SOCIALIST firebrand Tommy Sheridan is bringing his pro-Independence Hope over Fear Tour to Galashiels next month.

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27 Jul 2014 07:30 • David Knox

New tenants given behaviour warnings

POLICE in Selkirk are working with housing officers in a bid to quieten down blocks of flats in Bannerfield.

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26 Jul 2014 08:30 • David Knox

Ancient documents solve wall dilemma

HOUSEHOLDERS living above a controversial wall in Selkirk have hit back at councillors.

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26 Jul 2014 08:30

Management hits back at union as talks fail and industrial action looms at SBHA

LAST-ditch talks aimed at ending a bitter dispute between the Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) and its manual staff ended in failure on Monday.

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25 Jul 2014 08:30 • David Knox

Benefit outweighs disruption for major cycling event

A LOCAL councillor believes Borderers should get behind a massive biking event rolling into the region next month - despite widespread disruption.

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25 Jul 2014 08:30

SNP councillor’s conduct is probed by ethical watchdog

A BUSINESSMAN elected to Scottish Borders Council in 2012 is under investigation by a national watchdog.

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25 Jul 2014 06:30

Police appeal following 'racially aggravated attack'

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a racially aggravated assault in Eyemouth on Tuesday evening (22nd July).

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24 Jul 2014 08:30

Hawick student's proud achievement

A STUDENT from Hawick has received a top academic excellence award in biology at Queen Margaret University’s (QMU) recent graduation ceremony held at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

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24 Jul 2014 08:30

Police investigate Reston raid

A 62-YEAR-OLD man returned from holiday to find his property had been raided and a four-figure sum of gold jewellery had been taken from inside.

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24 Jul 2014 07:30

Galashiels events group reveal plans to remember town’s fallen

THE Galashiels branch of the Royal British Legion has no plans for a service in the town to mark the start of the First World War in August.

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24 Jul 2014 06:30

BBC wields axe on Selkirk’s online news bulletins

THE removal of local radio news bulletins from the BBC’s online service has been described as a “backward step” by a Borders MSP.

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23 Jul 2014 08:30

Earlston thief is jailed

A SERIAL thief who stole over £1,000 worth of property from cars parked in Earlston has been jailed for 168 days.

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23 Jul 2014 08:20

Teenager robbed Galashiels pensioner

A TEENAGER who broke into the Galashiels home of an 81-year-old woman in the early hours of the morning, has escaped a jail sentence.

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23 Jul 2014 08:00

Lauder motorists three-and-a-half times the alcohol limit

A BANNED motorist was more than three-and-a-half times the alcohol limit when he drove into a Lauder garage forecourt for petrol.

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22 Jul 2014 09:30

Explosion at Borders Fine Arts results in £10,500 fine

AN investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an explosion at Borders Fine Arts, Langholm in 2012 revealed health and safety breaches which have resulted in a £10,500 fine for the parent company Enesco Limited of Carlisle.

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