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17 Apr 2014 09:00

Farewell to Rodger: education’s 'quiet revolutionary’

TRIBUTES were on the menu last week at a civic lunch to honour Glenn Rodger who has departed Scottish Borders Council after 12 years as director of education.

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17 Apr 2014 08:00

Luigi’s flying the flag for Scotland

HE’S expecting nothing less than a close shave when he takes on the best in Britain next month.

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17 Apr 2014 07:30

SBS appoints new Borders manager

A NEW face will take charge of the Scottish Building Society (SBS) in the Borders.

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16 Apr 2014 09:00

Huntsman unveiled as Conservative candidate ahead of Hawick by-election

THE first person to be prosecuted under Scotland’s controversial anti-fox hunting legislation is attempting to launch a political career.

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16 Apr 2014 08:30

Courtroom discrimination as one in three can’t get in

IT has already been dubbed 'Scotland’s Worst Disabled Access’.

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16 Apr 2014 08:30

Stow teenager 'very lucky’ to avoid 'murder on the dance floor’

A STOW teenager who carried out a bottle attack in a Galashiels nightclub was told he was lucky not to be facing a murder charge.

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16 Apr 2014 08:00

Sex offender caught with stash of child porn

A 37-YEAR-OLD man who was found with more than 1,000 indecent photographs of children on his computer has been ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

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16 Apr 2014 07:30

Galashiels bootlegger escapes with fine

A MUSIC fan who traded online in pirate DVDs and CDs – worth over £54,000 – from her website, Angie’s Bootleg DVDs, has been fined £300.

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16 Apr 2014 07:00

Fifteen new jobs to come to the Borders

A HIGH-TECH fibre optic cable company has announced a £4 million investment at its two factories in the Borders and an increase in its workforce.

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16 Apr 2014 07:00

Borders General Hospital lab set for £5.6m equipment revamp

DEMAND for the laboratory services provided by NHS Borders is on the increase, peaking last year (2012/13) when nearly 1.2million clinical biochemistry tests were carried out.

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15 Apr 2014 08:30 • David Knox

Borders Railway 'puts children's lives at risk'

A DRIVER from Stow fears children’s lives are at risk after her dream car was smashed by a railway lorry - just yards from the village school.

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15 Apr 2014 08:00 • David Knox

Borders schools plagued by pests

SCHOOLS across the Borders are being plagued by pests.

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15 Apr 2014 06:30

Troubleshooter Jones heads for Hawick

HE’S one of Britain’s most famous business gurus and he’s coming to Hawick.

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15 Apr 2014 06:30

Key cross-border opportunities discussed at first Borderlands Initiative summit

IMPROVED transport and communications links, economic growth and employment were all discussed at the first Borderlands Initiative summit.

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15 Apr 2014 06:30

Harmonious cry for help

PERFECT Harmony, the charity which provides free entertainment in residential homes across the Borders, has put out an appeal for volunteers to help run the organisation.

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14 Apr 2014 08:30

Top honour for Gala four

FOUR members of the 1st Galashiels Boy’s Brigade were awarded a top honour during last week’s annual Display Night.

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14 Apr 2014 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

Council gives Galashiels cold shoulder

THEY haven’t always seen eye to eye.

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14 Apr 2014 07:00

Half a million reasons to be cheerful in Bannerfield and Fountainhall

THE communities of Selkirk and Fountainhall are celebrating after massive lottery grants were announced this week.

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14 Apr 2014 06:30

Bell appointed as SNP rings changes

THE leadership of the power-sharing SNP group on Scottish Borders Council has been reshuffled in the run-up to September’s independence referendum.

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14 Apr 2014 05:30 • Ally McGilvray

Borders Council responds to criticism over promotion of Old Gala House

A VISITOR information stand in Galashiels still doesn’t contain a single leaflet promoting the town - four years after the community council first complained.

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