1 Oct 2014 07:00

MSP supports votes for 16 and 17-year-olds

BORDERS Conservative MSP John Lamont has announced he is in favour of lowering the voting age to 16 for all political elections.

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1 Oct 2014 06:45

Moore the merrier at cross-party talks on extra powers for Scotland

BORDERS MP Michael Moore has been selected by the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie to take part in Lord Smith of Kelvin’s cross-party talks on more powers for Scotland.

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1 Oct 2014 06:30

New handbook on child rights launched by Scottish Borders Youth Voice

A TEAM of young people from Scottish Borders Youth Voice have created a new resource pack for their peers to learn about Child Rights.

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29 Sep 2014 08:30

Remembering Sir Walter Scott

THE death of Sir Walter Scott was marked at his grave in the precincts of Dryburgh Abbey by the laying of a wreath by the Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club.

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29 Sep 2014 08:00

Borders College unveil the crop of 2014

GREEN fingered apprentices at Scottish Borders Council have been getting their hands dirty at College.

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29 Sep 2014 07:30 • David Knox

Earlston autism centre approved

A NEW £1.5 million specialist school for children with complex needs has been given the go-ahead by planners.

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28 Sep 2014 06:30

Gala lawyer’s landmark victory as council rethinks 'derisory’ adoption fee

A GALASHIELS solicitor has won a landmark court battle with Scottish Borders Council over how much he should be paid for his key role in a sensitive adoption case.

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27 Sep 2014 06:30

Wind farm exhibition generates debate in Borders

A PUBLIC exhibition is to be held next week into a proposed wind farm in the Scottish Borders.

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26 Sep 2014 08:30

Borders lord to 'reach out’ over devolution process

THE Borderer charged to oversee the process of bringing more devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament says he wants to “reach out” to people living in Scotland in the weeks ahead.

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26 Sep 2014 07:30

Green waste petition attracts 7,500 signatures in Borders in five weeks

LAUNCHED just five weeks ago, a petition demanding the reinstatement of garden waste collections in the Borders has already attracted around 7,500 signatures.

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25 Sep 2014 08:30

Borders must benefit from more powers at Holyrood, claims Bell

THE leader of the SNP group on Scottish Borders Council has acknowledged that the people of the region gave a “clear opinion” on Scottish independence in Thursday’s referendum.

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25 Sep 2014 06:30

Phone thief caught by technology

A MOBILE phone thief was caught red-handed by new technology which traced the device, Selkirk Sheriff Court was told this week.

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24 Sep 2014 08:00

First Class

TWINS at Lauder Primary School were all smiles after celebrating their first day at school.

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24 Sep 2014 07:30

Farne staff serve up SVQ success

THIRTY-FOUR Farne Salmon employees were celebrating this month having received SVQ (Scottish Vocational Qualifications) in manufacturing.

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24 Sep 2014 05:30

Let’s work together for a better Scotland – Moore

FOLLOWING the ‘no’ vote announced on Friday 19th September, local MP Michael Moore has urged Borderers to come together, from both sides of the debate, to work together for a better Scotland.

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22 Sep 2014 08:00

Terrified nurse is suspended in Borders

A NURSE has described disciplinary actions by her NHS Borders bosses at 'terrifying’.

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21 Sep 2014 08:30

Six lords a-claiming as bill tops £170,000 in seven months…

IN the seven months between October 2013 and April 2014, six members of the House of Lords who live in the Borders cost the taxpayer £129,150 in attendance allowances and £42,470 in expenses, mainly for travel.

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19 Sep 2014 13:30

Borders science festival is out of this world

A FREE family science festival returns to the Borders this weekend.

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19 Sep 2014 09:05

Breaking: The Borders is Better Together

THE Scottish Borders returned an overwhelming vote of confidence to retain Scotland's status within the United Kingdom.

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19 Sep 2014 08:00

Apology to tenants as tradesmen step up industrial action at Scottish Borders Housing Association

MAINTENANCE staff at the Scottish Borders Housing Association are to step up their industrial action next week.

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