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4 Sep 2015 15:30

Borders Railway 'very late, but worth the wait'

THE Borders Railway should have opened at least three years ago, but has suffered delay after delay as a result of being ‘a Scottish Parliament guinea pig for re-opening a completely abandoned railway’, according to rail author David Spaven.
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4 Sep 2015 15:25

Chocolate Flying Scotsman on track to boost children’s charity campaign

A GIANT scale model of the famous Flying Scotsman train made entirely from chocolate is set to melt the hearts of railways enthusiasts when it goes under the hammer to raise money for a children’s charity.
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4 Sep 2015 08:00 • Stephen Mahon

Golden trip is just the tic-ket for Tourette’s campaigner

HE is known in Galashiels and beyond for his tireless work helping Tourette’s sufferers.
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4 Sep 2015 07:30

Borders housing allowance rate 'patently unfair’ claims councillor

THE Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate in the Borders, on which housing benefit is calculated and paid by Scottish Borders Council to tenants of private landlords, is the lowest in Scotland.
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4 Sep 2015 06:30

No guarantees over repeat of bin lorry tragedy

“LIKE any other employer, Scottish Borders Council must rely on its staff to act appropriately – and we cannot guarantee this will always happen.”
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3 Sep 2015 08:00

Council tells Scottish Government – hands off the River Tweed!

THE reform of wild fisheries in Scotland must not include the abolition of the River Tweed Commission (RTC).
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3 Sep 2015 07:30

Council leader defends 'transparent’ tapestry decision

SCOTTISH Borders Council leader David Parker has faced down criticism of the decision to fund a visitor centre for the Great Tapestry of Scotland and site it near the new rail terminal at Tweedbank.
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3 Sep 2015 06:30

Borders must 'catch up’ over 20mph speed limit zones

A SENIOR councillor has called on Scottish Borders Council to follow the example of Edinburgh and consider introducing enforceable 20mph speed limits in residential areas across the region.
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2 Sep 2015 11:30

Royal flush for Tweedbank

MUCH-WANTED public toilets are to be installed at the new rail terminus in Tweedbank - but only for the Queen's visit.
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2 Sep 2015 08:30 • Ally McGilvray

Borders Railway at centre of cover-up

IT was one of the biggest building projects in the Borders.
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2 Sep 2015 07:30

Council confirms 2017 closure of Easter Langlee landfill site

“WE’RE between a rock and a hard place,” admitted Galashiels councillor Bill White before he and his colleagues on Scottish Borders Council unanimously agreed last week to shut the vast landfill dump at Easter Langlee in 2017.
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2 Sep 2015 06:30

IT consultant 'tried to spit' on police

A HIGH-FLYING IT consultant spent the weekend in cells after brawling with police officers, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.
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1 Sep 2015 16:11

Youth 'knocked down' in Galashiels

EMERGENCY services have been called to Galashiels following a report of a youth being knocked down by a car near the town's secondary school.
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1 Sep 2015 11:30

Breaking: Restriction order after £1k heroin find in Galashiels

POLICE found around £1000 worth of heroin when they raided a Galashiels flat.
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1 Sep 2015 08:00

'Sweetest little dog’ wins Pet Idol

AT just six months old, she is one of the youngest contestants to win Pet Idol.
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1 Sep 2015 07:30 • David Knox

Suspended nurse allowed back on the wards

A NURSE who stole money from her dead partner’s bank account two years ago will be allowed to return to the wards.
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31 Aug 2015 19:30

Want to see the Royal steam train?

MORE details of the Queen's visit to celebrate the opening of the Borders Railway have just been announced.
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31 Aug 2015 08:30

Stow parent rails against 'safety’ fence

A PERIMETER fence erected by Scottish Borders Council around Stow Primary has been described as “totally inadequate” by a parent concerned for the safety of pupils.
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31 Aug 2015 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

First trains expected to be 'very busy’

EXCITEMENT is building ahead of the opening of the new Borders Railway this weekend.
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31 Aug 2015 06:30

Rail campaigners 'saved Government blushes on tourist traffic’

TOURIST and leisure passengers – originally dismissed as of marginal importance – may now be a crucial factor in the success of the Borders Railway opening this week, according to the Campaign for Borders Rail (CBR).
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30 Aug 2015 07:30

Police hunt Melrose fire starter

POLICE are probing a major blaze in Melrose which destroyed an estate agent’s offices.
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30 Aug 2015 06:30

Former soldier receives benefits fine

A GULF WAR veteran who failed to declare his armed forces occupational pension while filling out benefits forms has been fined £400.
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29 Aug 2015 07:30 • Ally McGilvray

Royal row in Newtown

THE roads in Newtown St Boswells are in “an appalling mess”, according to the chairwoman of the community council.
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29 Aug 2015 06:30 • Ally McGilvray

Councillor warns of motorcycle menace

A MOTORCYCLE menace is being blamed for giving a local councillor restless nights.
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28 Aug 2015 12:30 • Ally McGilvray

Waverley withdraws from Borders Choice Homes

A HOUSING association is withdrawing from a scheme designed to help local residents find a home for rent amid concerns over the cost of the service.
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