Borders

25 Apr 2015 09:30

Theatre Company takes final bow

ROWAN Tree Theatre Company pioneered the now thriving arts scene in the Borders when it was founded by Judy Steel, John Nichol and Janice Parker in 1987.

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25 Apr 2015 06:30

'Roughest pub’ gets extra hour despite objection

A PUB, branded “the roughest in Peebles”, has been granted a late drinking extension.

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24 Apr 2015 08:30

Better lifestyles help reduce hip fractures in the Borders

EARLY diagnosis and improved lifestyle choices by Borderers have contributed to a “substantial fall” in the number of hip fractures recorded in the region.

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24 Apr 2015 07:30

Females dominate SBC workforce, but still earn less than men

A NEW report has revealed that over 70% of Scottish Borders Council’s total non-teaching workforce of 4,614 is female.

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23 Apr 2015 07:30

Dramatic surge in Borderers seeking help with housing costs

THERE has been a significant surge in the number of Borderers seeking help with housing costs as a result of the bedroom tax.

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23 Apr 2015 06:30

Major search for missing man

A MAJOR overnight search in Peebles at the weekend ended when a missing man was found sheltering safe and well in a farm barn on the outskirts of the town.

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21 Apr 2015 06:30

Borders firms nominated for 'Oscar’

THREE businesses from the Borders have been shortlisted for the coveted Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

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21 Apr 2015 06:30

Business Masterclass Tour drives into Borders

ONE of Scotland’s leading sports business figures will kick start the Borders Business Masterclass Tour later this month.

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20 Apr 2015 07:30

VisitScotland set for train reaction on rail’s return to Borders

WITH a recent report revealing that over a third (35%) of people visit the Scottish Borders for the landscape and scenery, VisitScotland is hoping the new Borders Railway, due to open in September, will be a significant tourism magnet for international and UK visitors.

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17 Apr 2015 08:00

Cutting BGH bed occupancy a priority, says health boss

ONE of the aims of a major review of in-patient care in the region is to cut bed occupancy at the Borders General Hospital.

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17 Apr 2015 07:30

Council stands firm as watchdog urged to probe £2m waste write-off

SCOTLAND’s public spending watchdog has this week been asked to carry out an investigation into how Scottish Borders Council spent over £2m on a waste processing plant which will never see the light of day.

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17 Apr 2015 06:30

SBC success in fighting staff’s tribunal challenges

SCOTTISH Borders Council has not lost a single Employment Tribunal case in the last two years.

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16 Apr 2015 07:30

Parker defends lack of consultation over tapestry

THERE are occasions when consulting the public is without doubt the right and proper thing to do, admitted Scottish Borders Council leader David Parker last week.

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16 Apr 2015 07:30

Council loses £70,000 roads battle with Cloven developer

A MAJOR private housebuilder has won a battle with Scottish Borders Council over how much it should pay towards improving the region’s road network.

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14 Apr 2015 09:30 • Ally McGilvray

Flaws exposed in construction of Borders Railway

GALASHIELS Community Council this week heard many of the bridges over the line are now hazardous to cross after their parapets were raised by more than a metre to allow for future electrification of the line - even though a senior councillor has admitted that may never happen.

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14 Apr 2015 09:30

We’ll put Borders on the map, vows Abellio rail chief

ABELLIO, the Dutch passenger transport giant which will run the Scotrail franchise for at least the next seven years, is “totally committed” to the success of the Borders Railway.

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14 Apr 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Tapestry charge 'unfair’

PLANS to charge an admission fee to view the Great Tapestry of Scotland at its new home in Tweedbank have been branded “unfair”.

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6 Apr 2015 08:30

Scottish Borders Council carers enter 'new territory’ with launch of limited liability company

AROUND 800 staff who deliver adult care services on behalf of Scottish Borders Council has transferred to a new company.

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5 Apr 2015 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

'Truly inspirational’ music teacher named Tweeddale Citizen of Year

A MUSIC teacher who dedicated her life to the arts in Peeblesshire is the first person to be posthumously awarded the title of Tweeddale Citizen of the Year.

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5 Apr 2015 06:30

Council branded 'an abject failure’ over garden waste fiasco

PLANS to mitigate the axing of garden waste collections by Scottish Borders Council a year ago have been an “abject failure”.

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