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Chips are down for Hawick street being blighted by bother

Hawick and Hermitage councillor Davie Paterson couldn’t be accused of having a chip on his shoulder, but he is as sick as a chip, to use an expression from south of the border, about a litter lout at large in the town’s Howegate.

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Scottish Borders Council's headquarters in Newtown.

Five-year-old was allowed to walk home from school on own, council complaints report reveals

Scottish Borders Council has vowed to make sure it is dealing with customer complaints in the best way possible, citing as an example its response after it emerged that a primary school pupil was let out of school on her own.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Driver admits carelessness

A delivery driver has admitted a careless driving charge at Selkirk Sheriff Court after being seen overtaking two vehicles as he approached a blind summit.

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Head coach John Dalziel, left, with Scotland 7s captain Scott Riddell (picture by SRU)

Sevens squad makes doubly sure

Scotland 7s have named a 14-man core squad for the upcoming season.

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One of Wednesday's winners, Sweet Holly, passes the post at Kelso (picture by Alan Raeburn).

Midweek meeting heralds new race season at Kelso course

Hawick-born handler Keith Dalgleish won the feature £15,000 Bannerman Burke Law handicap hurdle race with Mirsale when Kelso’s new season came under orders on Wednesday.

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Morven Rough (with the ball) picture by SNS Group/ SRU Rob Casey.

Borders duo in Scottish ladies’ rugby squad

Two Borders College students have been selected as part of the Scotland Rugby Union women’s squad to play in the Rugby Europe 7s Trophy in Andorra this weekend.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Carer found guilty of theft

A carer was caught on camera stealing money from the handbag of an elderly woman she was looking after.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Knife claim disputed

A Galashiels man accused of brandishing a knife during an incident at his Magdala Terrace home will stand trial in December.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

25-year-old denies stalking

A man grieving for his partner after she was killed in a car crash last year has been accused of stalking a motorist later convicted of causing her death by careless driving.

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Hawick police staton.

Seven charges will go to trial

A 27-year-old man has been remanded in custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court pending trial on seven charges.

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Ten driving rules you might have forgotten

Ten driving rules you might have forgotten

They are the rules of the road every driver forgets. So how many of these laws are you breaking?

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Princess Anne visits Standhill Farm near Hawick.

Borders tomatoes given right royal seal of approval

Hawick’s Standhill Farm was visited by the Princess Royal this week, and she officially opened its pioneering £2m greenhouse.

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Football fans warned over behaviour ahead of weekend of games

Football fans warned over behaviour ahead of weekend of games

As numerous football matches prepare to kick off this weekend, British Transport Police is warning fans over their behaviour.

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The Princess Royal with the Duke of Buccleuch, Richard Scott.

Princess Royal helps Borders firm celebrate 70th anniversary

Lochcarron celebrated its 70th anniversary this week with a royal visit and plaque unveiling by Princess Anne.

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Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Man denies stealing lager

A 31-year-old man has been accused of stealing five kegs of lager and various foodstuffs from a Kelso hotel.

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Last few tickets remaining as Enchanted Forest proves to be most popular ever

Last few tickets remaining as Enchanted Forest proves to be most popular ever

With only a few thousand tickets remaining for this year’s Enchanted Forest show, organisers are urging the public to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

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Mid Berwickshire councillor Mark Rowley.

Work on setting up new enterprise agency for south of Scotland to start within months

Councillors were told this week that work will start in earnest at the end of the year to ensure that a dedicated south of Scotland enterprise agency is fully operational by 2020.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Scores of child porn images found in raid

Scores of disturbing child porn images were found on a computer during a police raid on a Gattonside house.

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Asda cuts its national fuel price cap

Asda cuts its national fuel price cap

Asda today (Friday, September 22) announced that it will be dropping the price of fuel by up to 2ppl on unleaded and 1ppl on diesel bringing prices down to a new national price cap of 115.7ppl on unleaded and 116.7ppl on diesel at all 308 filling stations.

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Councillor Watson McAteer outside Hawick police station.

More bobbies needed on beat in Borders, ex-police chief tells minister

Police numbers in the Borders are now “dangerously low”, according to a former divisional police commander for the force in the region.

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