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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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22 Jul 2014 09:30

Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme in full flow

IT is only one month since the £31.4million Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme officially began but already the advanced works are significantly progressing.

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22 Jul 2014 07:30

Careless driving admits Braw Lads' Day crash

A GALASHIELS motorist who was double the legal alcohol limit on Braw Lads’ Day was driving on the wrong side of the road when his vehicle struck a car driven by a woman with three child passengers.

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22 Jul 2014 07:30

Moore welcomes further drop in unemployment in the Borders

LOCAL MP Michael Moore has welcomed figures published last week which show another drop in unemployment in his constituency of Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk.

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22 Jul 2014 06:30

Lilliesleaf woman admits false benefits claim

A LILLIESLEAF woman who falsely claimed over £5,000 in benefits, has had sentence deferred for a further three months, until October 13, to review the progress of repayment.

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21 Jul 2014 10:30 • David Knox

Borderland probe by Scottish Affairs Committee

A PROBE into cross-border working and attracting European funding has been launched this week in Westminster.

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21 Jul 2014 09:30

Borders farm generates wind farm debate

A CONTEMPORARY Borders family farming business that specialises in arable crops and free-range eggs has renewable energy generation at the heart of its successful operation.

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19 Jul 2014 12:30

Fellowship for farmer Nigel

STOW farmer Nigel Miller, president of NFUS Scotland, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Scotland’s Rural College.

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18 Jul 2014 12:30

Parker urges patience over cultural transfer

COST-cutting plans to transfer museums, libraries and public halls out of local authority control to a charitable trust must not be rushed, writes Andrew Keddie.

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18 Jul 2014 07:30 • David Knox

Silent nights leave festive committee in the dark

FESTIVE organisers in Selkirk have endured close to a year of silent nights - and silent days - as they attempt to liaise with the local authority about power upgrades.

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