Borders

20 Dec 2014 08:30

Special delivery for BGH midwives

MIDWIVES at the biggest hospitals in the Borders received a special delivery just in time for Christmas.

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20 Dec 2014 08:00

Business Gateway helps unemployed fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams

FIFTY-TWO out of work entrepreneurs have set up thriving enterprises in the Scottish Borders in the last year thanks to help from Business Gateway.

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19 Dec 2014 08:30

College students deliver

APPRENTICES on the City and Guilds Painting and Decorating course help out young mum through the Radio Borders Cash for Kids appeal.

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19 Dec 2014 08:00

Bust firm faces fine

AN agricultural building company faces a large fine after a worker suffered severe injuries falling through a fragile roof and plunging 12 feet to the ground at a farm in the Borders.

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18 Dec 2014 07:30

Council unveils new rules for public deputations

SCOTTISH Borders Council will be asked tomorrow to approve a strict set of procedures governing the hearing of public deputations at Newtown.

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17 Dec 2014 08:30

Royal Scots Borderers hone their shooting and skiing skills

AN eight-man team from The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland have been conducting Nordic skiing and biathlon training in the French Alps in preparation for the Army Divisional Championships that will be held early next year.

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17 Dec 2014 08:00

Borders pensioners set for boost in support

LOCAL MP Michael Moore has welcomed news that the 23,900 pensioners in the Borders are set for a boost in their State Pension next year.

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16 Dec 2014 08:00

Sex register for church elder

A CHURCH elder exposed himself to a beauty therapist during a hotel massage treatment, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

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16 Dec 2014 07:30

Fibre broadband reaches 12,600 more homes and businesses in Scottish Borders

More than 12,600 homes and businesses in Scottish Borders can now receive high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £410M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband partnership.

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15 Dec 2014 08:00

Gala routes set to lose winter treatment priority

PLANS are being drawn up to reduce the number of streets in Galashiels which are currently prioritised for winter maintenance by Scottish Borders Council.

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15 Dec 2014 07:30

Council prepares for fight to keep road services local

ROAD services delivered by Scottish Borders Council – including winter gritting – could be taken over by a new organisation covering Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, councillors heard last week.

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14 Dec 2014 08:00

Community hospital review sparks closure concerns

LOCAL and national politicians have expressed concern after NHS Borders confirmed that a review of its services, driven by “financial pressures”, is to include the region’s four community hospitals.

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13 Dec 2014 16:30

Celebrate new Scottish Burns songs

GET together with other singers in the area to celebrate new Scottish songs based on Burns

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13 Dec 2014 08:30

Earlston shines

COMMONWEALTH Games athlete Samantha Kinghorn switched on the Christmas lights in Earlston this year.

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13 Dec 2014 07:30

Delivering festive cheer

CHRISTMAS is the busiest time of year for posties across the Borders.

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12 Dec 2014 07:30

Bidders ask to undertake macabre transport contract

LOCAL funeral directors may be interested in bidding for an unusual contract – the transportation of dead bodies on behalf of the police.

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12 Dec 2014 07:00

Health board defends £5.6m spend on locum doctors

A NATIONAL shortage of doctors and sickness absences have been cited by NHS Borders to explain a surge in the number of locums working in the region.

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11 Dec 2014 15:25

Drugs seized during police raids in Borders

ILLEGAL drugs with a street value of almost £4000 and £1200 in cash have been seized following the biggest police operation in the Borders since the new single force was formed.

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9 Dec 2014 08:10

Carer shortages prevent pensioners coming home for Christmas

A WAR veteran from Walkerburn can’t come home Christmas because the authorities are unable to provide him with a carer.

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9 Dec 2014 08:00

Horrific accident stops work on £300m Borders Railway

WORK on the Borders Railway stopped for a week following a horrific accident in Galashiels.

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