Borders

30 Mar 2015 07:00

School safety projects to cost £1m

COUNCILLORS have agreed that £1m worth of “priority works” should be carried out at Borders schools over the summer break.

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29 Mar 2015 09:30

Borders youngsters inspire

IT has often been claimed they are too lazy to work and more into selfies than selflessness.

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29 Mar 2015 06:30

SBC to lose one ward and two councillors in boundary shake-up

THE Scottish Borders is to lose one ward and two councillors in a revamp of the local authority’s boundaries to come into effect at the 2017 elections.

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28 Mar 2015 06:30

Scam calls, care homes and social media cited in putting adults at risk

THE main population centres of Galashiels and Hawick last year produced most reported incidents of at-risk adults suspected of coming to harm.

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27 Mar 2015 07:30

Borders Railway Golden Ticket opportunity opens

BORDERERS are being encouraged to nominate a deserving person to travel on one of the very first Borders Railway journeys.

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27 Mar 2015 05:30

Commissioner backs 4% rise in taxi fares

SCOTLAND’s Traffic Commissioner has overruled the decision of Scottish Borders Council to freeze taxi fares.

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25 Mar 2015 06:30

'I’ve lost £500,000’ says waste consultant as he backs Easter Langlee probe

THE waste management consultant who has dropped a £4.5m legal case against Scottish Borders Council says he would welcome an enquiry into last month’s decision to scrap a £23m advanced thermal treatment plant at Easter Langlee.

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21 Mar 2015 12:30

Parker is driven to disclosure

ALTHOUGH not obliged to do so, David Parker, the visually impaired leader of Scottish Borders Council, has instructed that details of his taxi journeys should, for the first time, be disclosed on the local authority’s website.

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19 Mar 2015 08:30 • David Knox

Care company putting lives at risk

SOCIAL work bosses have suspended any new referrals to a calamitous care company in the Borders.

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19 Mar 2015 07:30 • David Knox

Pulling power from locomotive lovers

THE race is on for a group of train enthusiasts. And they want you to help them.

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18 Mar 2015 17:30

£4.5m legal case against council is dropped

A LEGAL claim against Scottish Borders Council has been dropped, leaving the local authority to pick up costs of just over £16,000.

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18 Mar 2015 16:30

Council's IT crowd fight back against transfer

THE continued depletion of services directly provided by Scottish Borders Council is set to continue in October when 80 information and communications technology (ICT) staff are due to be transferred to a private company based in Edinburgh.

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18 Mar 2015 13:30

Looking for Linda at Musselburgh Races

A BORDERS racegoer has returned to the winner’s enclosure - but only three months after scooping the major prize draw.

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16 Mar 2015 06:30

Private practice 'disconcerting’

PRIVATE care firms in the Borders are sending male staff to care for female clients without any warning, community councillors were told this week.

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15 Mar 2015 07:30

Council praised for scrapping waste contract, but warned against incineration

A NATIONAL network of environmental campaigners has welcomed the decision by Scottish Borders Council to abandon plans for a £23m advanced thermal treatment (ATT) facility at Easter Langlee.

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14 Mar 2015 08:30

IT firm announces 75 new jobs in Borders

A LOCAL information technology company’s commitment to recruiting talented young people was acknowledged last week.

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12 Mar 2015 08:30

Fatal Accident Inquiry findings 'deeply unsatisfactory’

THE family of a pensioner who died after hitting her head falling from an ambulance at a hospital entrance more than five years ago have described the decision not to retain CCTV footage covering the accident scene as “deeply unsatisfactory”.

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12 Mar 2015 06:30

Man caught in stolen car escapes jail

A MAN who was in a car stolen from a Borders garage has been ordered to carry out 70 hours of unpaid work at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

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11 Mar 2015 06:30

Lamont calls on Government to close court ‘loop-hole’

MSP John Lamont has claimed victims and witnesses in the Borders are being ignored.

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10 Mar 2015 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

Tapestry costs 'astronomical’

MELROSE Provost William Windram described the costs of building a new home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in the Borders as “astronomical” - and fears have been voiced that they could rocket.

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