Borders

28 Jan 2015 07:00

Council agrees draft revenue budget proposals for consultation

SCOTTISH Borders Council (SBC) has agreed to consult on the Administration’s draft revenue budget proposals for the next five years.

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28 Jan 2015 06:40

Poor mobile phone signal is damaging local economy

LOCAL MP Michael Moore is today (Wednesday) holding a day of meetings with mobile phone companies and other key players in the industry to urge them to improve signal reach and quality in the Borders.

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28 Jan 2015 06:30

Concessionary travel scheme 'a success' in Borders

LOCAL MSP Christine Grahame is this week welcoming the Scottish Government’s continuing investment in concessionary travel – after new research showed that a total of 31,368 people in the Scottish Borders are benefiting from the scheme.

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27 Jan 2015 07:30

Heriot pensioners cut off by underpass floods

A HERIOT pensioner has hit out at rail bosses for cutting her off from the world.

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24 Jan 2015 07:30

Moore fends off 'austerity’ jibe

“MOST people in the Borders recognise we have to tackle the deficit in an appropriate way.”

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23 Jan 2015 08:00 • David Knox

No safety issue claims Borders wind farm firm

A MAJOR wind farm near Stow was switched off last Wednesday after the discovery of a turbine part next to a rural road.

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23 Jan 2015 07:30

No hospitality for SBC officer who okayed festival grant

FURTHER details have emerged over the decision by Scottish Borders Council to financially back the 2014 Borders Book Festival, which attracted record numbers to Melrose in June, to the tune of £40,000.

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22 Jan 2015 08:00

Three-year-old child suffered facial injuries in car crash

A DRUGGED-UP driver has been banned from the road after his car ended up in a flooded field.

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22 Jan 2015 07:30

Dangerous driver banned from road

A 43-YEAR-OLD man who drove on the wrong side of the road and caused a female motorist fearing a head-on collision has been banned from the road for 12 months.

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21 Jan 2015 06:30

Successful Homecoming year for Scottish Borders

A RECORD-BREAKING two million attendances have been recorded at 1049 Homecoming events across Scotland in 2014, VisitScotland has revealed.

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21 Jan 2015 06:30

Organic farmers consider prospects in the Borders

ORGANIC farmers and food producers will be in thoughtful mood as they gather at Lamancha for their annual conference on Thursday 5th February.

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20 Jan 2015 08:00

Watchdog told of region’s 'lack of police cover’ under single force

A RETIRED policeman from Galashiels has alleged that one area of the region which was once policed by 14 officers is now mostly covered by just four and sometimes only two.

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20 Jan 2015 07:30

Affordable housing burden eased despite Eildon concerns

A SHORTAGE of affordable housing in the Borders has come at a time when the gap between incomes and rent levels is widening, councillors were told this week.

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20 Jan 2015 07:00

Jaunt cost council nearly £4,000

IT cost cash-strapped Scottish Borders Council nearly £4,000 to send a 19-strong delegation to Bristol in October, a Freedom of Information response has revealed.

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18 Jan 2015 08:30

Firefighters tackle major blaze

Fifty firefighters tackled a major blaze at a house in the Borders.

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17 Jan 2015 08:30

Galashiels takes lead in walking festival

SCOTTISH Borders Walking Festival is preparing to celebrate its 21st birthday this year.

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17 Jan 2015 07:30

Parents ignoring free childcare offer

ONLY a quarter of parents in the Borders have taken up the offer of free childcare for their two-year-olds since the scheme was launched last summer.

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16 Jan 2015 08:30

Earlston start new year on a High

WOW! What a year so far! As a head team, our high point was doing a funny snowball waltz at the Christmas dance.

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16 Jan 2015 08:00

Hospital consultation timescale to be set next month

NHS Borders has issued a further assurance that the public will be fully consulted over changes to the way in-patient care is provided in the region. The health board says a timescale for “effective engagement” will be announced when it meets next month.

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16 Jan 2015 07:30

Music charity manager will be 'missed beyond belief’

TRIBUTES were paid to music pioneer Alison Cameron after her sudden death last week.

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