21 Jul 2014 10:30 • David Knox

Borderland probe by Scottish Affairs Committee

A PROBE into cross-border working and attracting European funding has been launched this week in Westminster.

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17 Jul 2014 16:30

‘Homophobia still a problem’ claims review group

INEQUALITY in the Borders extends beyond issues of race, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability, according to a senior Lib Dem councillor, writes Andrew Keddie.

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15 Jul 2014 09:30

St Boswells boundary bother

A LAST-ditch bid to halt the annexation of a large chunk of farmland from one community council area to another has ended in failure.

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10 Jul 2014 13:30

Amey win trunk road contract

AN Oxford-based company will maintain and improve the trunk road network in the Borders over the next six years.


10 Jul 2014 10:30

Council on target for budget savings

SCOTTISH Borders Council achieved its £6.3 million target of revenue spending cuts in the last financial year, despite a seventh successive year of a Council Tax freeze.

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7 Jul 2014 08:30

Strike threat looms large at SBHA

MAINTENANCE staff with the region’s largest social landlord are set to take industrial action in a dispute over their terms and conditions.

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29 Jun 2014 09:30

Housing levy cash falls short as railway payment day looms for SBC

THE bill for the Borders Railway is, according to last year’s estimate from Transport Scotland, due to top £353million when trains finally start running next September.

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23 Jun 2014 08:00 • David Knox

Police pull local officer’s Facebook fundraiser

A BORDERS cop has broken rank to carry out a Facebook fundraiser for a frail victim.

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22 Jun 2014 08:30 • David Knox

Feel-good factor flows from Gala’s new complex needs centre

IF you are passing the former Borders College buildings in Galashiels any time soon there’s a good chance you’ll hear laughter.

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21 Jun 2014 06:30

Wind farm firms fight back against turbine curbs

SCOTTISH Borders Council’s attempts to curb the surge of new wind farms in the region have been greeted with a predictably hostile response from renewable energy companies.

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20 Jun 2014 07:30

Parker sparks council backlash over Scottish independence

THE four councillors who represent Galashiels & District on Scottish Borders Council are split on the issue of Scottish independence.

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18 Jun 2014 07:30

Borders business backs wind farm training investment

A BORDERS business at the heart of the area's textiles heritage has backed wind energy developers who want to help local people break down the barriers that they face finding work.

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17 Jun 2014 19:30

Borders plans to vote no in referendum, according to new poll

THE latest opinion poll suggests a big majority of voters in the South of Scotland still intend to vote no in the independence referendum.

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17 Jun 2014 15:30

Anger over speed cameras in Borders

FIGURES obtained by the Scottish Conservatives have revealed that nearly half a million pounds has been spent on replacing and repairing speed cameras in the Lothian & Borders region over the last five years.

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17 Jun 2014 07:30

Council backs major projects to reverse investment slump

“WE’VE got to turn the fortunes of the Borders round.”

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9 Jun 2014 07:30

Council’s recycling and landfill performance slump

THE controversial cost-saving withdrawal of green bin collections means Scottish Borders Council will fall further behind in its bid to achieve waste recycling targets in the current financial year.

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8 Jun 2014 07:30

Selkirkshire councillor is Tory choice for Midlothian

SELKIRKSHIRE councillor Michelle Ballantyne has been selected by the Conservatives to contest the Westminster parliamentary seat of Midlothian in next year’s General Election.

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7 Jun 2014 07:30

Council tells Holyrood – Hands off our wind farm decisions!

COUNCILLORS of all party political hues and none have combined to send a clear signal to the Scottish Government that this region is at saturation point when it comes to “inappropriate” wind farms.

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6 Jun 2014 08:00

Union tells teachers: You don’t have to work Friday afternoons

SCOTLAND’s main teaching union has claimed there has been “little consultation” with its members over the introduction of a four-and-a-half day scholastic week in the Borders from August.

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6 Jun 2014 07:30

Borders councillors claim fewer expenses

THE expenses bill of Scottish Borders Council’s 34 elected members fell by over £12,000 last year.

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