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25 Apr 2015 06:30

'Roughest pub’ gets extra hour despite objection

A PUB, branded “the roughest in Peebles”, has been granted a late drinking extension.

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24 Apr 2015 08:30

Better lifestyles help reduce hip fractures in the Borders

EARLY diagnosis and improved lifestyle choices by Borderers have contributed to a “substantial fall” in the number of hip fractures recorded in the region.

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24 Apr 2015 07:30

Females dominate SBC workforce, but still earn less than men

A NEW report has revealed that over 70% of Scottish Borders Council’s total non-teaching workforce of 4,614 is female.

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24 Apr 2015 06:30

Green light for pub with no lager

SCOTLAND’s first micropub will open in Kelso next month.

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23 Apr 2015 15:30

Riot police called to Melrose

RIOT police were called in to the Melrose Sevens this year, it has emerged.

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23 Apr 2015 07:30

Dramatic surge in Borderers seeking help with housing costs

THERE has been a significant surge in the number of Borderers seeking help with housing costs as a result of the bedroom tax.

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23 Apr 2015 06:30

Major search for missing man

A MAJOR overnight search in Peebles at the weekend ended when a missing man was found sheltering safe and well in a farm barn on the outskirts of the town.

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21 Apr 2015 08:30

Funding boost for community house in Langlee

THE new community house at Langlee has received £9140 in Lottery funding, the Border Telegraph can reveal.

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21 Apr 2015 08:00 • Ally McGilvray

'Major plans’ to improve A7

TWO schoolgirls narrowly avoided being killed at the same spot a pensioner was struck by a lorry just four months ago, community councillors heard this week.

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21 Apr 2015 07:30

Need for speed in Tweedbank

THE speed limit in Tweedbank is set to be increased to 40mph following the opening of the new rail terminus.

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21 Apr 2015 06:30

Borders firms nominated for 'Oscar’

THREE businesses from the Borders have been shortlisted for the coveted Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

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21 Apr 2015 06:30

Business Masterclass Tour drives into Borders

ONE of Scotland’s leading sports business figures will kick start the Borders Business Masterclass Tour later this month.

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20 Apr 2015 08:30

Busy Bees spring into spring

BUSY Bees nursery in Melrose welcomed in spring with a walk among the daffodils to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

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20 Apr 2015 07:30

VisitScotland set for train reaction on rail’s return to Borders

WITH a recent report revealing that over a third (35%) of people visit the Scottish Borders for the landscape and scenery, VisitScotland is hoping the new Borders Railway, due to open in September, will be a significant tourism magnet for international and UK visitors.

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20 Apr 2015 07:30

Historic wall causes concern in Langlee

THE condition of the historic wall on Melrose Road, Galashiels, is continuing to cause alarm for local residents.

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20 Apr 2015 07:30

Residents to serve up breakfast club

A NEW breakfast club could be set up in Langlee amid fears that children are going hungry during the Easter holidays while the schools are closed.

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20 Apr 2015 06:30

Facebook 'weirdo’ placed on Sex Offenders Register

A 31-YEAR-OLD man who sent messages of a sexual nature to a 14-year-old on a social media site has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for three years. Ashley Bell of Earl Street, Hawick, was also sentenced to a three-year Community Payback Order.

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19 Apr 2015 08:30

First anniversary approaches for Gala Men's shed

IT was a special moment for the Gala Men’s Shed, as they took delivery of some much needed computer equipment last Thursday, April 9.

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19 Apr 2015 07:30

Tributes paid to 'very popular and happy young man’

TRIBUTES have been paid to a “very popular and happy young man” who died just days after being seriously injured in a road accident near Jedburgh.

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19 Apr 2015 06:30

Earlston Community Council to reform

EARLSTON Community Council, which disbanded after a spate of resignations linked to the ongoing furore over a £300,000 adventure playground in the village, is to reform.

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