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28 Jul 2015 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

MP to donate to charity every month following pay rise

THE Scottish National Party MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk has revealed he plans to give away at least some of his salary to charity after being awarded a 10 per cent pay rise.
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27 Jul 2015 08:00 • Ally McGilvray

Diamond couple reveal secret to happy marriage

A COUPLE who celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary at the weekend revealed the secret to a long and happy marriage is always making up before bedtime.
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27 Jul 2015 07:30

Social enterprise windfall for Galashiels charity

A GALASHIELS organisation has landed a funding windfall to help locals with learning disabilities back to work.
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27 Jul 2015 06:30 • David Knox

Border Women’s Aid are set to bang the drum

A REFUGE charity for women is about to celebrate its 30th birthday - with the Complete Stone Roses.
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26 Jul 2015 08:00

Job opportunities on the menu at a deli with a difference 

A NEW retail outlet is helping young people turn the food they’ve grown into produce they can sell.
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25 Jul 2015 08:00

Views sought on capital’s future impact on Borders

THE public is being urged to make its views known on a blueprint for the future of the Borders as part of the Edinburgh City Region.
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25 Jul 2015 06:30

Earlston head is promoted

EARLSTON High School head Michelle Strong has been promoted to the post of chief education officer for the Borders.
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24 Jul 2015 08:00

Ted’s legend lives on as Duke lands a monster

WHEN Ted Hunter passed away in 2013, he was rightly hailed as “one of the greatest stalwarts of the Tweed”.
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24 Jul 2015 07:30 • David Knox

Girthgate plans ditched as wind farm subsidies are axed

AN energy company has pulled out of plans to erect 24 turbines on land near the Southern Upland Way - just weeks after it was announced that subsidies would be axed from next year.
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24 Jul 2015 06:30

Health warning as parasitic salmon found on Tweed

A PARASITE which can cause serious health problems if ingested alive has been detected in salmon on the River Tweed.
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23 Jul 2015 07:30

Teenager led police on high speed chase

A LEARNER driver who led police on a high speed chase for several miles has been banned from the road.
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22 Jul 2015 07:30

MP Calum Kerr honours Borders war dead in UK Parliament

DOZENS of MPs have joined together to formally commemorate one of the darkest episodes ever in the history of the Borders.
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22 Jul 2015 07:00

Students are carving out a great career!

STUDENTS on the Introduction to Landbased Industries/Animal Care course at Borders College had the opportunity to test out their ‘woodworking’ skills when asked to carve out a Celtic cross for Ravenswood Estate near Melrose.
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21 Jul 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Beauty Queen hopeful reveals pageant dream

SHE looks every inch the model as she smiles for the camera.
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19 Jul 2015 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

Councillor with responsibility for roads complains to council over, erm... state of region’s roads

A SENIOR councillor with responsibility for roads in the Borders is one of dozens of disgruntled motorists who have filed compensation claims against Scottish Borders Council for damage caused to their vehicles by pot holes in recent months, the Border Telegraph can reveal.
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17 Jul 2015 07:30

Value of common good funds up by 35% as Gala’s birthright assets are returned

THE revaluation of land and buildings and the return of heritable properties previously in the ownership of Scottish Borders Council have combined to boost the value of the region’s eight common good funds.
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16 Jul 2015 07:30

Tragic M9 bungle prompts call for wider police probe

A GALASHIELS councillor has backed calls for a wide-ranging independent inquiry into Police Scotland in the wake of the M9 tragedy.
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15 Jul 2015 09:03 • Ally McGilvray

Updated: Two killed in smash near Stow

TWO women, aged 95 and 67, have been killed following a two vehicle smash in the Borders.
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15 Jul 2015 07:00

Rory rips into January

SATIRIST Rory Bremner has launched the 2016 Cash for Kids calendar.
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15 Jul 2015 06:30

MP presses for better deal for Borders in his Maiden Speech

RURAL areas of Scotland such as the Borders can sometimes feel like a “forgotten land”, MP Calum Kerr has told the House of Commons.
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14 Jul 2015 08:30

Breaking: Peebles mill to close with loss of 87 jobs

STAFF at a long-established Peebles textile mill were given the devastating news on Monday afternoon that the business will close by the end of this year with the loss of all 87 jobs.
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14 Jul 2015 08:30

Birdhouse blossoms at Greatest Gardens

A TEAROOM at a Borders garden centre has been crowned as 'the Greatest’ at a recent catering awards.
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13 Jul 2015 07:30

Borders Council pay bonanza

THE number of Scottish Borders Council staff earning more than £50,000 a year has risen by 13 per cent from 96 to 109.
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13 Jul 2015 06:30

Expert predicts costly future for waste strategy

THE procurement consultant who helped broker a waste management deal for Scottish Borders Council has claimed that any new strategy to radically reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill will come at a greatly increased cost to the local authority.
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12 Jul 2015 08:30

We’ve learned lessons, claim health chiefs after theatre inspection reveals dirty equipment

LOCAL health bosses have this week sought to reassure patients after the publication of a damning and graphic report on conditions discovered during an un-announced inspection of the five operating theatres at the Borders General Hospital.
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