30 Aug 2014 10:30 • David Knox

Heritage Festival arrives in Borders

ANYONE needing a heritage hit is in for a good time next month. Museum staff and archaeologists at Scottish Borders Council are busily blowing the dust from some of the region’s most significant historical events.

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28 Aug 2014 18:30

Galashiels-based ProStrakan supports Beat the Borders charity event

GALASHIELS-based pharmaceutical company, ProStrakan, has once again stepped in to quench the thirst of runners and cyclists participating in the Beat the Borders charity challenge on Saturday 30th August.

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28 Aug 2014 15:30

Roxburgh's Roux tie-up 'a dream come true'

THE Duke of Roxburghe, owner of luxury Borders hotel The Roxburghe, has announced plans for a major tie-up with Albert Roux and the appointment of Inverlochy Castle Management International Ltd (ICMI) from 1 September 2014.

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27 Aug 2014 13:30

Probe prompts BGH to speed up scan dispatch

A WOMAN recovering from cancer was sent to the Borders General Hospital for an MRI scan in December 2012.

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26 Aug 2014 08:30

On your bike: Borders Railway accused of missing an opportunity

A SENIOR sports official has expressed disappointment that the trains which will operate on the Borders Railway from September next year will only have storage space for two bicycles.

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25 Aug 2014 08:00

Borders Council staff ordered to stay neutral in run-up to referendum

SCOTTISH Borders Council staff have been told to keep their views on Scottish Independence to themselves ahead of the September 18 referendum – at least while they are working.

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24 Aug 2014 08:30

Trekker Parker denies 'sinister’ motives as council meeting is scrapped

OPPOSITION councillors have reacted furiously to the announcement that this month’s meeting of Scottish Borders Council has been cancelled “due to lack of business”.

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23 Aug 2014 08:30

Green bin petitioner 'overwhelmed’ by public response

A FORMER senior councillor says he is “overwhelmed” by the public response to his petition demanding that garden waste collections are reinstated across the region.

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20 Aug 2014 10:30 • David Knox

Breaking: September date for first Borders train

THE date of the first train for almost 50 years to arrive in the Borders has been announced this morning by First Minister Alex Salmond.

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20 Aug 2014 08:30

Help me Beat anorexia

A TEENAGER from the Borders who revealed worries at school led to her developing an eating disorder has scored top marks in her exams.

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19 Aug 2014 18:30

Borders Railway reaches major milestone

THE Borders Railway project has reached another major construction milestone after the first section of concrete slab track – an alternative to traditional ballast – was laid in Bowshank Tunnel, near Galashiels.

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19 Aug 2014 18:15

TV comedian unearths secrets of Borders graveyard

COMEDIAN and impressionist, Rory Bremner, welcomed local volunteers to an archaeological site near his house in the Borders, on Sunday 17th August, to investigate a ruined church and abandoned graveyard.

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19 Aug 2014 08:30 • David Knox

Legacy let down by Borders Sport and Leisure

LEISURE Trust operators in the Borders are being blamed for going against the Commonwealth Games tide by cutting opening hours.

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18 Aug 2014 08:30

SBC planners exceeding powers, claims duke’s lawyer in wind farm row

SCOTTISH Borders Council has been accused of acting outwith its statutory powers as a planning authority.

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18 Aug 2014 07:30

Record entry for Kelso ram sales

THE Kelso Ram Sales return to the Border Union Showground at Springwood Park on Friday, September 12.

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14 Aug 2014 08:30 • David Knox

BGH fails infection inspection - again

BORDERS General Hospital has yet again failed am infection control inspection. Last October the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) found a catalogue of problems within the Melrose hospital wards.

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14 Aug 2014 07:30

Bidders courted as passenger transport is driven towards revamp

DETAILS have emerged this week of a radical overhaul of public and community transport services across the Borders.

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13 Aug 2014 09:30 • Ally McGilvray

Health and Safety Executive investigate death of man, aged 64, near Heriot

THE Health and Safety Executive has confirmed it is investigating the death of a 64-year-old man at a farm in the Borders.

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12 Aug 2014 09:30

End of an era for Royal Scots Borderers

THE Royal Scots Borderers marked the end of an era in Edinburgh with a Flag Changing Ceremony at Dreghorn Barracks.

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4 Aug 2014 09:30 • Ally McGilvray

Lindean sheep is baa-rilliant

A SHEEP from Selkirk won the top prize at the biggest event in the local farming calendar at the weekend.

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