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2 Sep 2014 14:30

Sellers 'disappointed’ as railway fails to affect Galashiels property values

THE impending return of the Borders Railway in September next year is having “no discernable effect” on property values in Galashiels, leaving some sellers disappointed.

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2 Sep 2014 12:30

Hawick sex offender jailed

A PRISONER who breached the terms of his Sexual Offences Prevention Order by being in the company of an 11-year-old boy has received another jail sentence.

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2 Sep 2014 09:30

Win £300 in our Pet Idol competition!

IT is one of the biggest competitions of the year so far.

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2 Sep 2014 09:30

Drugs found during police raid in Galashiels

A 22-YEAR-OLD woman has been charged with drug offences after Police Scotland executed a search warrant at a property in the Borders.

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2 Sep 2014 06:30

Teenager threatened to 'mess up’ woman’s face

A TEENAGER who breached his bail shortly after hours after appearing in court has been jailed for 144 days at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

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1 Sep 2014 10:30

Time to put our town in order

A LOCAL councillor has called for the immediate creation of a special task force to tackle the issue of empty shops in the centre of Galashiels.

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31 Aug 2014 11:30

Bob's back as Moderator

THE new Moderator of Melrose and Peebles Presbytery brings a wealth of experience to one of the top Church positions in the Borders – for he has done it all before.

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30 Aug 2014 10:30 • David Knox

Heritage Festival arrives in Borders

ANYONE needing a heritage hit is in for a good time next month. Museum staff and archaeologists at Scottish Borders Council are busily blowing the dust from some of the region’s most significant historical events.

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28 Aug 2014 19:30

Heriot woman wins Scottish National Sheepdog Trials

JULIE Hill and her dog Ban won the 2014 Scottish National Sheepdog Trials for the second time at Denholm, near Hawick, Scottish Borders on 9th August.

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28 Aug 2014 18:30

Galashiels-based ProStrakan supports Beat the Borders charity event

GALASHIELS-based pharmaceutical company, ProStrakan, has once again stepped in to quench the thirst of runners and cyclists participating in the Beat the Borders charity challenge on Saturday 30th August.

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28 Aug 2014 15:30

Roxburgh's Roux tie-up 'a dream come true'

THE Duke of Roxburghe, owner of luxury Borders hotel The Roxburghe, has announced plans for a major tie-up with Albert Roux and the appointment of Inverlochy Castle Management International Ltd (ICMI) from 1 September 2014.

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28 Aug 2014 07:30

Answers required over railway funding shortfall

SERIOUS doubts have been cast over Scottish Borders Council’s ability to pay its share of the Borders Railway.

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27 Aug 2014 15:30 • David Knox

Historic Haining welcomes repairs grant

IT’S one of Selkirk’s most treasured buildings. And last week Historic Scotland secured The Haining’s long-term future with a repairs grant of £370,000.

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27 Aug 2014 13:30

Probe prompts BGH to speed up scan dispatch

A WOMAN recovering from cancer was sent to the Borders General Hospital for an MRI scan in December 2012.

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27 Aug 2014 08:30

Date set for Cranston hearing

A DATE has been fixed for a hearing by the Standards Commission for Scotland into the conduct of a Borders councillor.

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26 Aug 2014 08:30

Earlston unveils new Head team

THE new head team at Earlston High has been unveiled as the schools returned following the summer holidays.

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26 Aug 2014 08:30

On your bike: Borders Railway accused of missing an opportunity

A SENIOR sports official has expressed disappointment that the trains which will operate on the Borders Railway from September next year will only have storage space for two bicycles.

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26 Aug 2014 08:00

Forum demands answers as Galashiels braced for new parking restrictions

HOW will a raft of new and permanent parking restrictions - about to be foisted on the long-suffering motorists of Galashiels – be enforced without traffic wardens?

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25 Aug 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Tweedbank pond 'no health risk’

IT is one of the best known beauty spots in the Borders.

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25 Aug 2014 08:00

Borders Council staff ordered to stay neutral in run-up to referendum

SCOTTISH Borders Council staff have been told to keep their views on Scottish Independence to themselves ahead of the September 18 referendum – at least while they are working.

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