Borders

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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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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19 Nov 2014 07:30

How can a Border Union Bursary help you?

DETAILS of the major incentive launched earlier this year for people from the Borders and North Northumberland are now widely available and applications are encouraged.

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19 Nov 2014 06:30

Borders farmer shortlisted for NFU Scotland Presidency

SIX candidates have now confirmed that they will be standing in NFU Scotland’s elections for the positions of President and Vice Presidents.

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19 Nov 2014 06:30

Disruption ahead on A68

MAINTENANCE work on the A68 Ravenswood Roundabout is getting underway next week.

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19 Nov 2014 06:30

Primary one pupils to get free reading packs

EVERY primary one pupil in the Borders is to receive a pack of free books courtesy of the Scottish Book Trust.

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19 Nov 2014 06:30

Scottish Borders serves up a treat

AN estimated £14.06m is spent on food and drink every year by visitors from Great Britain staying overnight in The Scottish Borders, new figures have revealed.

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18 Nov 2014 07:00

Borders teacher on sex charge

A FORMER secondary school teacher has appeared in court accused of engaging in sexual activity with a female while in a position of trust.

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17 Nov 2014 07:45

Floodgate fears as time is called on wind farm restrictions

A MINISTRY of Defence restriction on wind farm developments within a 50km range of its key monitoring station in Dumfriesshire is set to be lifted.

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17 Nov 2014 07:00

Borderers are urged to 'fight’ against sweeping changes to Tweed fishery

A FORMER chairman of the River Tweed Commission has hit out at plans to abolish the organisation.

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16 Nov 2014 08:00

Scottish Borders Council committees 'failed to scrutinise themselves’

THE current decision-making structure at Scottish Borders Council, installed just two years, ago has “not lived up to expectations”.

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15 Nov 2014 08:00

Incompetence over control of Borders £10m common good funds

BACK in 1996, Ettrick Park, the home of Selkirk FC, was sold to Scottish Borders Enterprise for £17,500.

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14 Nov 2014 08:30

Chef is second fatality of capital crash

A CHEF from a top Melrose hotel became the second man to die following a horror crash in Edinburgh on Friday night.

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14 Nov 2014 07:30

Borders tourism boss wants rail boost spread around

TOURISM businesses in towns like Kelso and Jedburgh must not miss out on the economic benefits of the Borders Railway.

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14 Nov 2014 07:00

Campaign for Borders rail to continue to Carlisle

THE well-attended AGM of the Campaign for Borders Rail heard guest speaker Mike Kean of Abellio promise that the trains deployed on the Borders Railway will be refurbished to a high standard, commensurate with the international appeal of the line as a scenic attraction.

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14 Nov 2014 06:30

Organ Donation Scotland roadshow on course for Jedburgh

SHOPPERS in the Borders will be urged to make their organ donation wishes known by sharing a selfie online as part of a national campaign.

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13 Nov 2014 08:30 • David Knox

Tributes for Earlston teacher

A RETIRED teacher from Earlston was killed in a crash outside Selkirk last Thursday.

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12 Nov 2014 08:30

Scottish Borders’ double triumph at regional Scottish Thistle Award finals

THERE has been double success for the Scottish Borders after the region took home two top tourism awards.

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12 Nov 2014 07:30

SNP must play catch up with UK Government over A1 investment

The Prime Minister has placed upgrading the A1 north of Newcastle at the heart of a £15bn “roads revolution”.

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