21 Aug 2015 09:30
Police issue warning after children hospitalised
FIVE children are among nine people who have been taken to hospital after taking an unidentified pink tablet.
21 Aug 2015 05:30
Michelle is the Tory choice
SELKIRKSHIRE councillor Michelle Ballantyne has been selected as the Conservative candidate to fight for the Midlothian South, Tweeddale & Lauderdale seat at next year’s Scottish Parliament elections.
20 Aug 2015 06:30
Tweed bosses draw the line at salmon 'kill licences’
IF the Scottish Government has its way, all fishery owners on the Tweed catchment will, from next year, require licences limiting the number of salmon which can be killed on their beats.
20 Aug 2015 05:30
Wind turbine threat to bats
A STUDY of the impact of wind turbines in the Borders on three rare and endangered species of bat will begin next month.
19 Aug 2015 07:30
School pupils have chance to win seat on Borders Railway golden ticket train
SCHOOL pupils across the Borders will have the chance to win a return trip on the new Borders Railway golden ticket train thanks to a very special giveaway.
19 Aug 2015 07:15
Borders venues are Best Bar None
BEST Bar None Scotland (BBN) has successfully launched its Scottish Borders programme for the new term.
19 Aug 2015 07:00
Data scare as council admits yes/no gaffe
VOTERS concerned that their personal details will be sold on to third parties by Scottish Borders Council have been offered an apology and an assurance that this will not happen.
19 Aug 2015 06:30
Challenge for council as landfill surges and recycling slumps
THE pressing need for Scottish Borders Council to implement an effective waste management policy is evidenced this week in figures released by the local authority.
18 Aug 2015 19:30
Borders Railway is just “Dandie”
TWO Dandie Dinmont Terriers, the dog breed famously named and owned by Sir Walter Scott, travelled to Waverley station this week to honour the great writer ahead of his birthday.
18 Aug 2015 15:30
Man spat in face of hospital worker
A 26-YEAR-OLD man has admitted spitting in the face of an employee at Borders General Hospital and directing racial comments towards him.
18 Aug 2015 08:00 • David Knox
Council: No conspiracy over tapestry
ONE of the most vociferous opponents to the Great Tapestry of Scotland being housed in Tweedbank claims the project is being rushed through ahead of the next local authority elections in 2017.
18 Aug 2015 06:30 • David Knox
Galashiels rehab unit moves to Hawick
HEALTH bosses have rubber-stamped the relocation of a mental health rehab unit from Galashiels.