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2 Mar 2015 08:00

Selkirk hotel welcomes return of rail

OWNERS of a Borders hotel are hoping to stage a train passenger comeback - after more than 120 years.

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2 Mar 2015 07:30

MBE for teacher Stephen

A RETIRED history teacher from Melrose has been awarded an MBE for his voluntary work in neighbouring East Lothian.

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2 Mar 2015 06:30

Logan defends quizzing Parker over expenses

A TORY councillor has denied being insensitive by asking David Parker, the visually-impaired leader Scottish Borders Council, about his expenses.

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1 Mar 2015 08:30

Borders firms shortlisted for business awards

TWO enterprising Borders firms – Global Sports Innovation (GSI) and FINDRA - have been named as finalists at the first Sports Business Innovation Awards which will take place on 11th March 2015 in Glasgow.

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28 Feb 2015 08:30

Crochet ladies get stoned

THE Focus Centre in Galashiels have just purchased a brand new set of New Age Kurling Stones and the Focus Crochet class were the first to try them out.

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28 Feb 2015 06:30 • David Knox

Scott’s Selkirk is saved

A POPULAR Edwardian festival in Selkirk has been saved from the history books.

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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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27 Feb 2015 07:30

Councillors sceptical that sports trust can run region’s libraries etc

COUNCILLORS have expressed doubts over the ability of the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust (BSLT) to run the cultural services – museums, libraries, arts and community centres – currently delivered by Scottish Borders Council.

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27 Feb 2015 07:30

Gala the sole haven for late drinkers as board axes Hawick extension

GALASHIELS remains the only Borders town where clubbers can drink till 3am at weekends.

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26 Feb 2015 13:30

Scotland set for Netherdale return

INTERNATIONAL rugby returns to Galashiels this weekend, as Scotland Under 20s line-up against Italy in the Under 20s Six Nations Championship.

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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 07:30

Court hears of A & E drama

AN abusive patient appeared from custody and admitted aggressive behaviour at Borders General Hospital at the weekend.

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26 Feb 2015 06:30

Fatal accident at BGH was avoidable

THE family of a Selkirk pensioner who died after hitting her head while leaving an ambulance at a hospital entrance have insisted the accident was avoidable.

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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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25 Feb 2015 08:00

Sun shines on Selkirk Opera

YOU can bet your bottom dollar that the sun will come up in Selkirk tomorrow.

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25 Feb 2015 07:30

'Scaremongering’ politicians slammed as health review timescale is revealed

“THERE is no plan to close community hospitals and no hidden agenda.”

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25 Feb 2015 07:00

Borders Sport and Leisure make waves with pioneering project

THE Gytes Leisure Centre in Peebles is helping soldiers to recover from the stresses of active service by providing two crown water fishing permits to the charity Fishing for Heroes.

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25 Feb 2015 06:30

Reprieve for Kelso-Jedburgh-Hawick bus service

SCOTTISH Borders Council has announced that the number 120 bus (formerly the number 20) linking Kelso, Jedburgh and Hawick will continue until at least August 2015.

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25 Feb 2015 06:00

MP supports Kelso athletes’ Olympics dream

BORDERS MP Michael Moore today showed his support for local athlete Lucy Porteous and encouraged residents to back the GB team’s fundraising campaign to support their participation at the Special Olympics 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

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24 Feb 2015 09:30

Concern grows over missing man

POLICE are appealing for help to help trace a 64-year-old man reported missing from Galashiels.

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