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24 Nov 2014 08:30

Earlston’s Got Talent!

IS it that time of year again? You can bet your bottom dollar it is! On a magnificent Thursday soiree, the superstars of Earlston High School flocked to the stage, to strut their stuff in the greatest show this side of the tracks: Earlston’s Got Talent!

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24 Nov 2014 08:00 • David Knox

Welcome to Her Majesty’s Prison Selkirk

PLANS for a former tourist attraction at the entrance to Selkirk are being compared to a prison.

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24 Nov 2014 07:30

BGH scanner reveals secrets of the Viking hoard

THE £2m Siemens CT scanner at the Borders General Hospital is a vital tool in the detection of serious illnesses, including cancer.

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24 Nov 2014 07:15

Borders MP launches transport campaign

LOCAL MP Michael Moore is asking Borderers to back a campaign for better transport infrastructure to link with the new railway.

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24 Nov 2014 07:00

Driving home the drink-driving message

ELECTRONIC road signs are being erected at the English border to remind drivers of new drink-driving limits.

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23 Nov 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Galashiels Academy pupils are great sports

GALASHIELS Academy may be the only school in Scotland to produce a captain of both the national football and rugby teams.

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23 Nov 2014 07:30

Public urged to report grim drug evidence discoveries

THE Borders public is being urged to tell the police when they find discarded needles and other paraphernalia associated with drug taking.

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22 Nov 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Salmond unveils Blueprint for the Borders

THE Borders Railway could attract more than a million passengers a year, generating tens of millions of pounds for the local economy and transforming the line into the greatest steam railway in Europe by 2020, it has been claimed.

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22 Nov 2014 07:30

Novel design to decorate Borders Railway

DESIGNS inspired by renowned author Sir Walter Scott will decorate stations along the Borders Railway when it opens next year - including Waverley, the only station in the world named after a novel.

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22 Nov 2014 07:30

Outcomes improve, but domestic abuse reports on the rise

MULTI-agency measures to tackle domestic abuse in the Borders appear to be bearing fruit, despite an increase in reported offences in the six months from April 1.

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21 Nov 2014 08:30

Galashiels Crochet Group join forces with British Legion to remember town's fallen heroes

IT was only set up earlier this year. But it has already left a lasting impression.

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21 Nov 2014 08:00 • David Knox

Mum of drowned girl faces further wait over charges

THE mother of a three-year-old Galashiels girl who drowned in a hotel swimming pool has been re-bailed by Lancashire Police.

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21 Nov 2014 07:30

Fewer hate crimes, but overall detection rates also fall

THE number of hate crimes recorded in the Borders fell by more than 20% in the six months from April 1 to September 30 this year.

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21 Nov 2014 07:30

£78,000 crime profits seized

A BORDERS drug dealer has been stripped of £78,000 after prosecutors won a confiscation order.

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21 Nov 2014 07:30

FAI into Selkirk woman’s death

A FATAL accident inquiry is to be held into the death of a Selkirk pensioner four years ago.

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20 Nov 2014 08:00

Councillors set to reward staff – and themselves - with package of new perks

EMPLOYEES of Scottish Borders Council – and its 34 elected members - will receive a festive boost if a generous package of rewards is voted through today (Thursday).

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20 Nov 2014 07:30

Tweedbank woman admits £3000 fraud

A TWEEDBANK woman who falsely obtained over £3,000 Jobseekers Allowance, had sentence deferred until December 15, for a Drug Treatment and Testing Order assessment.

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20 Nov 2014 07:30

Cannabis uncovered during raid in Galashiels

MORE than £300 worth of cannabis was discovered after police officers raided a Galashiels house, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

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20 Nov 2014 07:00

Facebook comments sparked row in Hawick

A 24-YEAR-OLD man snapped after reading comments about himself made by his partner on the social networking site Facebook, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

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20 Nov 2014 06:00

Fire station date for councillors

COUNCILLORS will visit Galashiels Fire Station on Friday morning to see for themselves if changes to the staffing establishment will affect operational performance.

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