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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 07:00

Local construction firm backs wind farm investment

A 155-YEAR-OLD Borders family business has announced its support for a wind farm proposal, saying that the potential boost to the local economy should not be ignored.

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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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27 Mar 2015 03:30

Local breastfeeding support targets Selkirk

THE Healthy Living Network works hard to raise the profile of breastfeeding with mums to be by explaining the advice and support that is available to them from their midwives and health visitors across the Borders.

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26 Mar 2015 16:30 • Ally McGilvray

Police hunt flasher in the Borders

SCHOOLGIRLS left 'distressed' following encounter with man wearing a black wig and skirt who exposed himself.

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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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26 Mar 2015 06:30

Man in court following Selkirk robbery

A 20-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court accused of assaulting and robbing an 80-year-old woman in her own home.

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26 Mar 2015 06:00

Ex-Cornet banned

A FORMER Hawick Cornet appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court last Tuesday and admitted driving while five times the legal alcohol limit.

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26 Mar 2015 05:30

Galashiels couple in supermarket sweep

A GALASHIELS couple who stole a trolley load of shopping from a local supermarket have been ordered to pay up a total of £620.

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26 Mar 2015 04:30

Community’s views key to Selkirk Courthouse project

SELKIRK residents are being reminded that they can find out more information and have their say on the options for the redevelopment of a town centre landmark at two drop-in sessions in the next week.

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25 Mar 2015 08:00

Earlston pupils are High achievers

THEY came together to challenge the negative stereotype of young people in the media. And this week they have made headlines of their own.

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25 Mar 2015 07:30

Air cadets flying high

GALASHIELS Air Cadets have received a notable RAF accolade for their fundraising efforts.

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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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25 Mar 2015 06:00

Chef fined for homophobic comments

A CHEF from Hawick who assaulted his brother in a local nightclub and subjected him to homophobic remarks has been ordered to pay a total of £495 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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25 Mar 2015 05:30

Porshe driver banned from road

A MOTORIST who almost caused a head-on smash has been banned from the road for five months and fined £1,000 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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23 Mar 2015 11:30

I will survive, says Bank Street businessman Jim

JIM Lees’s business has just about survived the competition of major supermarkets which have halved the turnover at his electrical supply and repair shop in Galashiels.

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21 Mar 2015 15:30

MSYPs elected for Borders

THE Borders has three new Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament which campaigns on behalf of Scots aged from 14 to 25.

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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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20 Mar 2015 18:30

Grand effort for Earlston Paths

MEMBERS of Earlston Paths Group kicked off their 10th anniversary year with a coffee morning last week.

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20 Mar 2015 08:40 • David Knox

Chile bound Esmé lands in mid Aklantic

THE message was simple - Get Esmé to Chile. And on Friday evening a few hundred music lovers certainly helped her half way across the Atlantic.

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