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22 Nov 2014 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Salmond unveils Blueprint for the Borders

THE Borders Railway could attract more than a million passengers a year, generating tens of millions of pounds for the local economy and transforming the line into the greatest steam railway in Europe by 2020, it has been claimed.

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22 Nov 2014 07:30

Novel design to decorate Borders Railway

DESIGNS inspired by renowned author Sir Walter Scott will decorate stations along the Borders Railway when it opens next year - including Waverley, the only station in the world named after a novel.

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22 Nov 2014 07:30

Outcomes improve, but domestic abuse reports on the rise

MULTI-agency measures to tackle domestic abuse in the Borders appear to be bearing fruit, despite an increase in reported offences in the six months from April 1.

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21 Nov 2014 08:30

Galashiels Crochet Group join forces with British Legion to remember town's fallen heroes

IT was only set up earlier this year. But it has already left a lasting impression.

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21 Nov 2014 08:00 • David Knox

Mum of drowned girl faces further wait over charges

THE mother of a three-year-old Galashiels girl who drowned in a hotel swimming pool has been re-bailed by Lancashire Police.

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21 Nov 2014 07:30

Fewer hate crimes, but overall detection rates also fall

THE number of hate crimes recorded in the Borders fell by more than 20% in the six months from April 1 to September 30 this year.

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21 Nov 2014 07:30

£78,000 crime profits seized

A BORDERS drug dealer has been stripped of £78,000 after prosecutors won a confiscation order.

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21 Nov 2014 07:30

FAI into Selkirk woman’s death

A FATAL accident inquiry is to be held into the death of a Selkirk pensioner four years ago.

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20 Nov 2014 08:00

Councillors set to reward staff – and themselves - with package of new perks

EMPLOYEES of Scottish Borders Council – and its 34 elected members - will receive a festive boost if a generous package of rewards is voted through today (Thursday).

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20 Nov 2014 07:30

Tweedbank woman admits £3000 fraud

A TWEEDBANK woman who falsely obtained over £3,000 Jobseekers Allowance, had sentence deferred until December 15, for a Drug Treatment and Testing Order assessment.

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20 Nov 2014 07:30

Cannabis uncovered during raid in Galashiels

MORE than £300 worth of cannabis was discovered after police officers raided a Galashiels house, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

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20 Nov 2014 07:00

Facebook comments sparked row in Hawick

A 24-YEAR-OLD man snapped after reading comments about himself made by his partner on the social networking site Facebook, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

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20 Nov 2014 06:00

Fire station date for councillors

COUNCILLORS will visit Galashiels Fire Station on Friday morning to see for themselves if changes to the staffing establishment will affect operational performance.

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19 Nov 2014 10:30

Fashion fever hits Galashiels Academy

STEP aside Chanel, move over Armani and beat it Dior - Galashiels Academy pupils are strutting their stylish stuff as the school looks forward to its 2014 Fashion Show.

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19 Nov 2014 07:30

How can a Border Union Bursary help you?

DETAILS of the major incentive launched earlier this year for people from the Borders and North Northumberland are now widely available and applications are encouraged.

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19 Nov 2014 06:30

Borders farmer shortlisted for NFU Scotland Presidency

SIX candidates have now confirmed that they will be standing in NFU Scotland’s elections for the positions of President and Vice Presidents.

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19 Nov 2014 06:30

Disruption ahead on A68

MAINTENANCE work on the A68 Ravenswood Roundabout is getting underway next week.

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19 Nov 2014 06:30

Primary one pupils to get free reading packs

EVERY primary one pupil in the Borders is to receive a pack of free books courtesy of the Scottish Book Trust.

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19 Nov 2014 06:30

Scottish Borders serves up a treat

AN estimated £14.06m is spent on food and drink every year by visitors from Great Britain staying overnight in The Scottish Borders, new figures have revealed.

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18 Nov 2014 08:30

Queens of Hearts

IN October, two Galashiels Academy girls were key members of the Heart of Midlothian Under 15 Girls team who won the East of Scotland League.

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