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4 Jul 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

New drive to curb carnage on region’s roads

A DRIVE to curb the number of young people killed or injured on the region’s roads is being extended this summer.
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3 Jul 2015 07:30

Salmon killed after Cloven sewage block

VILLAGERS in Clovenfords are being warned to watch what they flush after salmon died on the nearby Meigle Burn.
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3 Jul 2015 06:30

Borders sports trust in profit, despite swimming slump, as merger talks progress

MORE Borderers than ever are accessing the facilities run by the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust (BSLT) – with the notable exception of swimming pools.
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3 Jul 2015 05:30

Ex-police chief questions silence over officer numbers

A FORMER divisional police commander fears lack of public information about the number of officers deployed in the Borders could encourage rather than deter criminality in the region.
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2 Jul 2015 07:30

Bus boost ahead of rail return

PASSENGERS can expect a bus boom with the arrival of the Borders Railway.
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1 Jul 2015 07:19

Borders brews sweet treat for Teapot Trust

CELEBRITY Chef Albert Roux’s Borders restaurant is to raise a teacup to the Teapot Trust this month by hosting a tea party in its honour.
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30 Jun 2015 07:30

Gay pride flag to fly at Newtown

SCOTTISH Borders Council is set to follow the example of the Scottish Government in “liberalising” its policy on the flying of flags at its Newtown HQ.
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30 Jun 2015 06:30

Contractors of 'highest calibre’ sought for Earlston complex needs centre

SCOTTISH Borders Council has opened the tendering process for the construction of a new education unit for children with complex needs in Earlston.
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29 Jun 2015 09:30

Council should not be wasting millions on pie in the sky projects

SIR, I read with wonder at the simple economics of how our beloved Scottish Borders Council operates in order to balance the books and give real value for money to us, the council tax payer.
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29 Jun 2015 08:30

Councillors claim fewer travel expenses as bill tops £757,000

THE total wage and expenses bill of Scottish Borders Council’s 34 elected members rose by nearly £5,000 in the 12 months to March 31.
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29 Jun 2015 07:30 • David Knox

Safety first in Borders

A SELKIRK mum is urging other parents to take up the offer of a car seat safety check.
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29 Jun 2015 06:30

No tapestry alternatives considered, admits council

SCOTTISH Borders Council, which is pumping £3.5m into a new visitor centre at Tweedbank to house the Great Tapestry of Scotland, has admitted it carried out no inspections of other buildings before the site was selected in December last year.
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26 Jun 2015 08:30 • David Knox

Anger over Tweedbank’s missing toilets

LEADING councillors at Newtown St Boswells have slammed the lack of facilities awaiting rail passengers at Tweedbank.
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25 Jun 2015 14:45

Sir Walter Scott given stamp of approval

THE stamp of Sir Walter Scott was unveiled this week on a post box in Kelso, in the Scottish Borders, to mark the 50th anniversary of Royal Mail’s much-loved modern Special Stamps programme.
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25 Jun 2015 09:30

'Workload problems’ led to heart patient’s appointment delay

NHS Borders is to review its procedures after a patient with long-standing heart problems failed to receive a cardiology service at the Borders General Hospital for a protracted period.
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24 Jun 2015 08:45 • David Knox

Golden voyage for Forth Rail Bridge driver’s granddaughter

THE granddaughter of the first train driver across the iconic Forth Rail Bridge is about to make her very own historic journey down the line.
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23 Jun 2015 17:30

MSPs given sneak preview of Borders Railway

MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee today visited the new Borders Railway and were given the opportunity to see what passengers can expect when the line opens in September.
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23 Jun 2015 07:30

Students care for Nepal

CHILDCARE students from Borders College completed their studies last week by hosting a banquet for Nepal.
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22 Jun 2015 07:30 • David Knox

Ticket bother for new Borders Railway

RAIL bosses have been slammed after their website sent ticket buyers round the bend.
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19 Jun 2015 08:30

New station just the ticket for Stow children

PUPILS and teachers from Stow Primary School were present at a celebration to mark the handover of the new rail station, as the opening of the Borders railway draws ever closer.
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19 Jun 2015 06:30

Static caravan reprieve for 'naïve’ hotel owner

THE owner of a remote Selkirkshire hotel has welcomed the decision by councillors to defer a decision on a static caravan near his premises.
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18 Jun 2015 07:30

Hume welcomes rail line extension

SOUTH of Scotland MSP Jim Hume has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government has held talks to discuss a feasibility study to look at the potential of extending the Borders rail link.
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16 Jun 2015 07:30

Curry and quiz for Nepal

A NEPALESE restaurant worker is cooking up a curry in a bid to help villagers in his Earthquake-shattered homeland.
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16 Jun 2015 06:30

Tweed is 'special case’ claim river bosses as reform looms

AS expected, the body which has managed and policed the fishing on the River Tweed and its catchment for over 200 years has strongly resisted plans which could lead to its own abolition.
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15 Jun 2015 08:00

Footfall slump shocker

AVERAGE weekly footfall – based on the number of people frequenting shopping areas in Galashiels town centre – fell by 4% last year and is now a massive 18% below the level recorded in 2007.
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