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27 Aug 2015 07:30

Local farm subsidies revealed as MP presses for higher payments

FARMERS and rural businesses in the central Borders pocketed around £20m in European Union subsidies last year.
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26 Aug 2015 08:30

Police warn more pink pills could be circulating

POLICE have today issued an image of the pink pills that are believed to be responsible for the hospitalisation of a number of young people in the Hawick area.
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26 Aug 2015 06:30

Grahame endorsed to defend Borders seat

THE Scottish National Party members in Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale have given their unanimous backing to sitting MSP Christine Grahame to represent the Party at next May's elections for the Holyrood parliament.
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25 Aug 2015 15:00

Full steam ahead for opening of Borders Railway

SCOTTISH Borders Council (SBC) is working closely with a number of partner organisations to ensure that the opening of the Borders Railway and associated events run smoothly.
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25 Aug 2015 12:30

Yarrow gunman jailed for over five years

A THUG who robbed a frail pensioner at gun point has been caged for almost six years.
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24 Aug 2015 16:30

Teenager remanded following pink pill probe

A HAWICK teenager has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court in connection with the incident which resulted in 10 young males being hospitalised after taking an unidentified substance.
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24 Aug 2015 07:01 • Ally McGilvray

Tractor run on track to perfect ten

A RECORD number of vehicles took part in a sponsored tractor run to help cancer patients in the Borders.
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24 Aug 2015 06:30

Friends of BGH cough up £2500

FUNDRAISING group the Friends of the BGH handed over a cheque last week for the purchase of a Cough Assist Machine.
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24 Aug 2015 05:30 • David Knox

The weight is over for Galashiels

ONE Borders lady is set to lead by example in a bid to slim down Galashiels. Claire Ford piled on the pounds during her 20s.
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23 Aug 2015 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

Javelin hits target at Peebles Show

A LIMOUSIN bull secured a hat-trick of victories after being named Champion of Champions at Peebles Agricultural Society’s Grand Open Show.
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22 Aug 2015 07:30 • David Knox

On top of the World

TWO pipers from the Borders have plenty to blow about after becoming World champions at the weekend.
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22 Aug 2015 06:30 • Ally McGilvray

More Borders towns should embrace railway

TWEEDBANK Community Council chairman John Cavaroli has called on other communities across the Borders to embrace the return of the region’s railway.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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16 Aug 2015 08:00

Terry recalls dates with Cilla

A RELATIVE of Cilla Black living in the Borders has fondly recalled how the chart-topping superstar took time out from her schedule to visit her family at their home in a Glasgow housing estate.
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