17 Sep 2014 08:30

By voting No we can now look forward to a more effective form of Scottish self-government

LORD Steel of Aikwood makes own plea for the Union to remain. He was leader of the Liberal Party from 1976 to 1988, co-chair of the Scottish Constitutional Convention between 1989 and 97, and the founding Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament from 1999 to 2003.

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17 Sep 2014 08:00

First Minister: Only a Yes vote gives us a chance to create a brighter future

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond is leading the Yes campaign for independence ahead of the referendum tomorrow (Thursday). Here, he writes exclusively for readers of the Border Telegraph...

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17 Sep 2014 05:30

Referendum: Making history in the Borders

IT is the day that history will be made.

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14 Sep 2014 08:30

Council leader rules out Holyrood aspirations as Tweedbank tapestry row rages

SCOTTISH Borders Council’s Independent leader David Parker has rubbished a suggestion that he wants to replace Christine Grahame as the SNP MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale.

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12 Sep 2014 07:30

Local war memorial wins top national award

A WAR Memorial in Cockburnspath has won a top national award from a national veterans charity.

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11 Sep 2014 17:59 • David Knox

Breaking: Poll suggests huge No vote in South of Scotland

A SURVEY of 1000 potential voters across the south of Scotland has found the No camp are still well in front.

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11 Sep 2014 08:25

Borders Rail costs won’t be known 'until completion’

SCOTLAND’s transport minister has confirmed the total construction cost of the Borders Railway will not be known until work is completed next summer.

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10 Sep 2014 07:30

Man threatened to rape police officers’ daughters

A GALASHIELS man who threatenend to rape police officers’ daughters and decapitate their sons after they arrested him for assaulting his partner has been sent to a young offenders institution for four months.

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9 Sep 2014 09:30

Road fatalities 'too high in the Borders'

NEW research has shown that since 1999 there have been 127 fatalities on Borders roads.

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9 Sep 2014 07:30

SBC website is best in UK

SCOTTISH Borders Council (SBC) has the best local authority website in the UK according to a new independent review.

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8 Sep 2014 08:30

Parker denies bid to scupper green waste petition

SCOTTISH Borders Council leader David Parker has denied trying to scupper a petition calling for kerbside garden waste collections, which were scrapped in April, to be re-instated.

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7 Sep 2014 09:30

Bow vows in the Borders

A HOTEL in the Borders hosted what is believed to be the first doggy wedding in Scotland last week.

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7 Sep 2014 09:30

Former SBC leader turned health boss backs Yes vote to protect NHS

A FORMER Lib Dem leader of Scottish Borders Council is backing a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum on September 18.

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6 Sep 2014 08:30 • David Knox

SBHA’s anti social failures highlighted in report

A NEW report card scheme for social landlords has been launched this week.

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5 Sep 2014 08:30

MSPs intervene as attitudes harden in SBHA industrial dispute

LOCAL MSP Christine Grahame says she is prepared to chair a meeting between the board of the charitable Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) and its tradesmen in a bid to resolve a bitter industrial dispute.

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5 Sep 2014 07:30

Councillors in referendum badge gaffe

TWO SNP councillors were ordered to remove their pro-Independence badges ahead of a meeting last week.

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5 Sep 2014 07:30

Crime figures fall, but so does detection

THERE were 753 recorded crimes in the Borders in the first six months of this year – 55 fewer than the 808 of the corresponding period of 2013.

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4 Sep 2014 08:30

Tweed bosses welcome statutory measures to protect spring salmon

ANGLERS on the River Tweed catchment could be forced by law next year to return all spring salmon they take to the world-famous river and its tributaries.

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3 Sep 2014 08:30 • David Knox

BGH introduces blanket smoking ban

HEALTH bosses in the Borders have introduced a blanket ban on smoking around Borders General Hospital.

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30 Aug 2014 10:30 • David Knox

Heritage Festival arrives in Borders

ANYONE needing a heritage hit is in for a good time next month. Museum staff and archaeologists at Scottish Borders Council are busily blowing the dust from some of the region’s most significant historical events.

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