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5 Mar 2015 05:30

Positive start for NHS Borders

NHS Borders is the first Scottish territorial Health Board to be recognised for its commitment to supporting employees who are carers and has been awarded the Carers Scotland ‘Carer Positive’ kitemark.

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4 Mar 2015 07:25

Triumphant Hairspray brings lift and bounce to Galashiels

THE joyous faces of very man, woman and child in the cast of “Hairspray – The Broadway Musical” said it all as they graciously and gratefully acknowledged repeated curtain calls from a rapturous audience in the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, on Monday night.

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4 Mar 2015 07:00

Old Gala House workshop to Energise Galashiels

A GROUP which is looking to revitalise the shopping centre in Galashiels has announced details of a public drop-in session.

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4 Mar 2015 06:50

Soldiers attack leadership challenge

MORE than 40 soldiers drawn from across The Royal Regiment of Scotland, including the Borders, have been practising their combat skills as part of a gruelling, six week course designed to prepare them to lead infantry soldiers into combat.

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4 Mar 2015 06:45

Smokers urged to be quitters on No Smoking Day

SMOKERS in the Borders are being urged to take the first step in giving up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday, March 11.

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4 Mar 2015 06:30

MP warns review against 'vandalising River Tweed'

LOCAL MP Michael Moore says the Scottish Government must take care to "avoid vandalising the Tweed" as it prepares to reform the management of river fisheries across Scotland.

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3 Mar 2015 08:30

Rail celebrations to get majestic launch

A MEMBER of the Royal Family is being lined up to open the £354m Borders Railway on Friday, September 4, when a steam train will make the historic inaugural passenger journey between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank.

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3 Mar 2015 07:30

Dryburgh’s Gothic widow is stolen

A GOTHIC sculpture from the historic ruins of a Borders abbey has been stolen.

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3 Mar 2015 07:30

Langlee waste plant – and £2m of council cash – is a write-off

SCOTTISH Borders Council is to write off £2m of the cash it has already spent on an abortive waste management project at the Easter Langlee landfill site in Galashiels.

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2 Mar 2015 08:00

Selkirk hotel welcomes return of rail

OWNERS of a Borders hotel are hoping to stage a train passenger comeback - after more than 120 years.

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2 Mar 2015 07:30

MBE for teacher Stephen

A RETIRED history teacher from Melrose has been awarded an MBE for his voluntary work in neighbouring East Lothian.

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2 Mar 2015 06:30

Logan defends quizzing Parker over expenses

A TORY councillor has denied being insensitive by asking David Parker, the visually-impaired leader Scottish Borders Council, about his expenses.

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1 Mar 2015 08:30

Borders firms shortlisted for business awards

TWO enterprising Borders firms – Global Sports Innovation (GSI) and FINDRA - have been named as finalists at the first Sports Business Innovation Awards which will take place on 11th March 2015 in Glasgow.

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28 Feb 2015 08:30

Crochet ladies get stoned

THE Focus Centre in Galashiels have just purchased a brand new set of New Age Kurling Stones and the Focus Crochet class were the first to try them out.

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28 Feb 2015 06:30 • David Knox

Scott’s Selkirk is saved

A POPULAR Edwardian festival in Selkirk has been saved from the history books.

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27 Feb 2015 08:00

Georgina is reaquainted with Queen

MELROSE centenarian Georgina Paterson celebrated with friends at Priorwood Court last week.

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27 Feb 2015 07:30

Councillors sceptical that sports trust can run region’s libraries etc

COUNCILLORS have expressed doubts over the ability of the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust (BSLT) to run the cultural services – museums, libraries, arts and community centres – currently delivered by Scottish Borders Council.

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27 Feb 2015 07:30

Gala the sole haven for late drinkers as board axes Hawick extension

GALASHIELS remains the only Borders town where clubbers can drink till 3am at weekends.

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26 Feb 2015 13:30

Scotland set for Netherdale return

INTERNATIONAL rugby returns to Galashiels this weekend, as Scotland Under 20s line-up against Italy in the Under 20s Six Nations Championship.

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26 Feb 2015 08:30

Money grows on Cherry Trees

CHILDREN at Cherry Trees Nursery in Melrose have boosted a fundraising effort by Edinburgh Sick Kids Friends’ Foundation.

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