28 Mar 2015 09:30 • Ally McGilvray

Melrose Opera ends on a high note

HE only joined at the last minute as a favour to a friend and intended to bow out after his first show.

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26 Mar 2015 07:30

Final curtain call for Melrose Opera

MELROSE Amateur Operatic Society opened its latest production with a fanfare. However, it warned it is facing its final curtain call due to a lack of new members.

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10 Mar 2015 06:30

Historic development planned for Melrose

A NEW petanque piste proposed for the Borders may have to be built on stilts to avoid damaging the site of an ancient burial ground which includes the heart of Robert the Bruce - the 14th century warrior, king of Scotland, brought to life in blockbuster movie Braveheart.

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9 Mar 2015 07:00

William Hill could get his Way

A POPULAR path in Melrose could be named after one of the town’s famous benefactors if councillors take a gamble that they won’t receive any complaints.

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9 Mar 2015 06:30 • Ally McGilvray

Melrose councillors held in suspense

FEARS have been voiced that a historic suspension bridge in the Borders could be washed away.

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8 Mar 2015 07:30

Failed building firm leaves council with £30,000 roads bill

A CONSTRUCTION company has gone bust before completing the private road network serving luxury houses it built in Melrose.

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6 Mar 2015 07:45 • Ally McGilvray

Bunny blitz kills 48 in Melrose

FORTY-EIGHT rabbits were killed in just two nights during the latest bunny blitz in Melrose, community councillors were told this month.

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5 Mar 2015 07:30

Pub boss placed on Sex Offenders Register

A PUB boss has been placed on the Sex Offender’s register after being convicted of offences against staff members and a customer.


27 Feb 2015 08:00

Georgina is reaquainted with Queen

MELROSE centenarian Georgina Paterson celebrated with friends at Priorwood Court last week.

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26 Feb 2015 08:30

Money grows on Cherry Trees

CHILDREN at Cherry Trees Nursery in Melrose have boosted a fundraising effort by Edinburgh Sick Kids Friends’ Foundation.

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26 Feb 2015 06:00

Melrose hostel to become a home

PLANS to turn a former youth hostel in Melrose into a private home have been submitted with Scottish Borders Council.

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22 Feb 2015 08:30 • David Knox

Diocese detective work required at Holy Trinity

A MELROSE minister is leading his parish on a historic treasure hunt for long-lost stencils.

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11 Feb 2015 08:44

Holy murals uncovered in Melrose

HISTORIC murals have been uncovered within a Melrose church during renovation work.

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5 Feb 2015 15:45 • David Knox

Meet the Melrosian: Donald set to follow in his father’s footsteps

FINANCE student Donald Crawford has been announced as the Melrosian Elect for 2015.

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24 Jan 2015 08:30

Baker’s boost for Melrose in Bloom

A COUNTER collection jar at a local baker’s has boosted the Melrose in Bloom’s funds by more than £200.

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19 Jan 2015 08:30

Nursery children go wild

CHILDREN at a Borders nursery gave garden birds a boost this week by creating special feeders.

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14 Jan 2015 08:30

Melrose sets out stall on Fairtrade products

AT the start of 2014 the newly formed Melrose and District Fairtrade Group had modest plans to achieve a couple of key goals during the year.

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31 Dec 2014 08:30

Fireworks expected in Melrose at New Year

FIREWORKS are expected at the New Year street party in Melrose this year. More than 1000 revellers are expected to attend the event under the clock in the Square on Wednesday, December 31.

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22 Dec 2014 08:30

Storey sentenced to 12 years

A RAPIST policeman from Melrose was this week sentenced to 12 years in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh.

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10 Dec 2014 06:30

Melrose doorman ordered to pay victim £500

A PUB doorman who assaulted a customer to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement was ordered to pay his victim £500 in compensation at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

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