ATTEMPTS to save Peebles court have failed this week. And we can reveal that plans for the creation of a single Borders justice centre 18 miles away in Galashiels took a step closer.
BORDERS-based teacher and author Claire McFall has been shortlisted in the Older Readers category of the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2013 for her debut novel Ferryman, a love story for teenagers, published by Templar.
A NEW service has started in Galashiels for Polish victims of crime. Volunteer Izabella Lipok is using her native language to help Polish people who are affected by crime or who might be called to court as witnesses.
VOTERS in the Borders are on average £405 per head worse off under the UK government's austerity measures, according to analysis by leading economists.
DESPITE a tremendous effort, guest side Melrose Ladies just fell short on their first attempt at the Islay Beach Rugby tournament.
AT a recent Annual General Meeting of Galashiels Scout Group, Grant Yeomans was presented with the Stewart Bell Centenary Trophy as Scout of the Year for 2012/13.
THREE people from the Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale area are being honoured by the Queen in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours list.
PLANS to create four letting rooms on top of a Galashiels pub have been approved by Scottish Borders Council.
S3 PUPILS at Galashiels Academy marked the end of the school year with an awards ceremony.
FESTIVAL goers from Selkirk were left in hospital last weekend after being involved in a horror crash.
DEFENCE Minister, Lord Astor, will make this year's address to honour Field Marshal Earl Haig, the Founder of the Royal British Legion and the Royal British Legion Scotland, at his graveside in the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, near Melrose, on Sunday, June 16.
BORDERS textile students will showcase their work at a fashion show and exhibition in Edinburgh on Saturday.
A PILOT netball league established by Borders Sport and Leisure Active Schools team in the central Borders has been heralded a success by both teachers and pupils.
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