IF you live in the Galashiels area, it could be you buying that dream home, car or trip of a lifetime.
FORMER Braw Lass Nicola Mackay admitted her Braw Lad Ryan Mania had put the Borders festivals on the map after he became the first Scot in 117 years to win the Grand National - the world's most famous horse race.
CROWDS of well-wishers turned out in Galashiels to welcome the appointment of this year's Braw Lad and Lass.
CASH-STRAPPED councillors have revealed they plan to brighten up Galashiels - by spending more than £5500 on a new lamp post.
WORK will begin within the next few months on Galashiels' new £3.6 million flood defences.
PLANS to brighten up the new Galashiels roundabouts with sponsorship cash have been ditched.
IT has been billed as a Battle of Britain. And some of the best fighters in the country will be there.
LOCAL residents will get the chance to quiz council chiefs over waste and recycling issues at a question and answer session in Galashiels next month.
A 49-YEAR-OLD man has made a private court appearance in connection with a three-hour stand-off with police at a health centre in the Borders.
PHILIPHAUGH have won the Borders Primary School Chess Championship for the second year in a row.
A 22-YEAR-OLD woman was punched in the face during an unprovoked attack in Galashiels.
MORE than 200 people attended a ball in the Borders at the weekend to raise money for a fund set in memory of a sports-mad schoolboy who died while playing cricket near his home in Galashiels, aged nine.
GALASHIELS was hit by an explosion of colour after being targeted by a yarn bomber last week
Border Telegraph Poll
Do you think community councillors should support plans to spend £5,500 on a new lamp post in Galashiels to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee? See this week's Border Telegraph for more details.
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