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26 Jan 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Top marks for Galashiels Academy

GALASHIELS Academy has been given top marks following a visit by education inspectors.

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26 Jan 2015 08:00

Hooked on Earlston

THE Fly Fishing club at Earlston High School continues to go from strength to strength and this week it has received donations of fly fishing and fly tying equipment from Steve Cullen, editor of Total Fly Fisherman magazine, and other anglers from around the country.

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26 Jan 2015 07:30

Most extensive display of renewables technology at Borders Open Day

NFU Scotland’s ground-breaking Renewables Development Initiative (RDI) is giving Scottish farmers the chance to view the most extensive display of renewable technologies to be seen on one farm.

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26 Jan 2015 07:30

Air Cadets in Galashiels flying high

FOUR Air Cadets from 2180 (Galashiels) Squadron took to the air at RAF Leuchars on Saturday - flying in the Grob Tutor T1 of 12 Air Experience Flight which is located at the Fife airbase.

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26 Jan 2015 06:30

Galalean Kerr in running to challenge Moore for SNP

GALASHIELS-born Calum Kerr is in the running to become the SNP candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk at the General Election.

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25 Jan 2015 08:30

Charity drive for more volunteers

FEARS have been voiced some of the region’s most vulnerable residents could be left trapped in their homes unless a local project can get more help.

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25 Jan 2015 07:30 • David Knox

Britain’s most injured soldier heads for the Borders

BRITAIN’S most injured soldier from the Afghanistan conflict has arrived in the Scottish Borders for treatment.

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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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24 Jan 2015 07:30

Moore fends off 'austerity’ jibe

“MOST people in the Borders recognise we have to tackle the deficit in an appropriate way.”

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23 Jan 2015 08:30

Charitable progress for Energise Galashiels

THE new community-wide voluntary organisation set up to ensure that Galashiels maximises the economic, social and cultural advantages of the Borders Railway is to apply for charitable status.

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23 Jan 2015 08:00 • David Knox

No safety issue claims Borders wind farm firm

A MAJOR wind farm near Stow was switched off last Wednesday after the discovery of a turbine part next to a rural road.

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23 Jan 2015 07:55

Political rivals under fire for hospital closure 'electioneering’

WITH the General Election just 15 weeks way, the future of the region’s community hospitals has emerged as a major campaign issue in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk.

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23 Jan 2015 07:30

No hospitality for SBC officer who okayed festival grant

FURTHER details have emerged over the decision by Scottish Borders Council to financially back the 2014 Borders Book Festival, which attracted record numbers to Melrose in June, to the tune of £40,000.

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23 Jan 2015 06:30

Pumps plans passed for Earlston

PLANS to re-open Earlston’s former petrol station have been approved by Scottish Borders Council.

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22 Jan 2015 09:02 • David Knox

Breaking: Probe into major barn blazes at Borders farms

A FULL investigation will be carried out into two major fires that have raged throughout the early hours of Thursday.

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22 Jan 2015 08:31

Bowhill recognised alongside Buckingham Palace in elite education awards

BOWHILL House and Country Estate has joined an elite group of UK and Irish heritage sites to be awarded a prestigious Sandford Award for the high quality education programme it delivers to children of school age.

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22 Jan 2015 08:00

Three-year-old child suffered facial injuries in car crash

A DRUGGED-UP driver has been banned from the road after his car ended up in a flooded field.

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22 Jan 2015 07:30

Dangerous driver banned from road

A 43-YEAR-OLD man who drove on the wrong side of the road and caused a female motorist fearing a head-on collision has been banned from the road for 12 months.

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22 Jan 2015 07:00

Court hears of drugs find at Hawick Common Riding

A 24-YEAR-OLD man found in possession of illegal drugs during the Hawick Common Riding celebrations has been fined a total of £248 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

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22 Jan 2015 06:30

Police called to break up disturbance

THE end of a Galashiels couple’s 11 year relationship was marked with a bust-up at a house in Woodstock Avenue and fines totalling £270.

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