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Borders players set to figure against All Blacks

Scotland’s four Borders-linked players all retain their places in the squad for tomorrow’s (Saturday) Autumn Test against the mighty New Zealand at BT Murrayfield.

Rugby
Catherine Maxwell Stuart.

Funding secured for bid to create Tweed Valley business improvement district

A bid to create a tourism-based business improvement district (BID) project in the Tweed Valley has taken a step forward.

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Roxburgh Street in Kelso.

Kelso street to reopen to traffic tonight

Roxburgh Street in Kelso is to reopen to traffic tonight, November 17, after being shut for almost two months.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Education
David Heard announced and presented the Jim Oliver Memorial Shield for Selkirk's Personality of the Year to Caroline Penman.

Caroline is Selkirk’s personality of the year

A Selkirk businesswoman has been named the town’s personality of the year.

Lifestyle
There's been huge disruption in the town centre

‘Lazy’ drivers warned to heed parking rules in Selkirk

Motorists in Selkirk town centre have been warned they face tough action if they ignore no-parking zones.

Transport
Cllr Stuart Marshall is bowing out after 20 years

Era ends for common riding as five resign

It’s the end of an era for Hawick Common Riding’s organising committee now five members with almost 130 years of service between them have called it a day.

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Huge losses for the company

Borders knitwear company announces £4.9m loss

A knitwear firm founded in Hawick over 200 years ago has announced a loss of £4.9m for the year up to the end of January.

Business
Nostalgia: Galashiels congregation rallies round

Nostalgia: Galashiels congregation rallies round

Members of St Paul’s Church congregation in Galashiels helped collect tons of aid this month in 1992 to send to warn-torn Bosnia.

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Donald Nicol on the way to scoring for Selkirk last time out in a 29-19 win over Stewart's Melville (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Selkirk can fare well in BT Cup against higher division rivals

A delicious pair of all-Border BT Cup ties is being served up for local rugby fans this weekend, as they wait to feast on the Scotland v New Zealand Autumn Test at teatime tomorrow (Saturday).

Rugby
Kristofor Mooney at the Bourtree in Hawick.

Hawick pub’s toilets setting the bar high, say award judges

A Hawick pub has proved its lavatories are a far cry from bog standard by claiming the highest accolade available at the 2017 Loo of the Year Awards.

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Arlene accepts her award from Ian Beattie, chairman of scottishathletics (picture by Bobby Gavin).

Award winner Arlene simply delighted to be in the running

The popularity and success of a Borders running group is firmly on course after its founder and leader won a national award.

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Mark Robertson, right, with SRU president Rob Flockhart (picture by Scottish Rugby / SNS Group).

Melrose’s Mark accepted by Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Melrose player Mark Robertson, and three contemporaries, are the latest all-time-greats to be inducted into Scottish Rugby’s Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at BT Murrayfield after Saturday’s opening Autumn Test match against Samoa.

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The Lauderdale Limpers in Melrose.

Did you see The Breakfast Club?

Another great weekend’s running included a fabulous treat for the Lauderdale Limpers’ Sunday morning ‘Breakfast Run’, which started and finished at The Greenhouse Cafe in Melrose.

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Hawick fire station manager Russell Bell.

Outcry as Borders firefighters forced to put lifesaving project on hold

Lives could be lost due to a pilot project drafting in firefighters to help heart attack victims across the Borders being suspended, it is feared.

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Borders Youth Orchestra will perform at  Galashiels Academy on Sunday, November 19.

Talented local young musicians perform classical concert

Some of the region’s most talented young musicians will be on display at the weekend when the Borders Youth Orchestra and Junior Wind Band perform at Galashiels Academy on Sunday, November 19.

Music
Harpist, Gwen Sinclair, one half of BabaYaga.

Harp and saxophone duo Baba Yaga interpret Mussorgsky

Hawick Music Club eagerly await the performance of BabaYaga at Tower Mill Theatre, Hawick, on Sunday, November 19.

Music

Classical song recital from talented husband and wife team

Internationally-renowned Welsh baritone, Phil Gault, will give a song recital in Melrose Parish Church Hall on Sunday, November 26.

Music
Claire Griffiths from Peebles whose story 'Can It' will be included in the Nourish book.

Tales of her granny’s cooking from local author Claire Griffiths

Every year for Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, releases a book of stories around a theme.

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