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Death toll claimed by Borders roads on increase

A dozen people were killed in road accidents in the Borders last year, the highest death toll for seven years, a meeting heard this week.

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Champion of champion at Peebles Agricultural Show.

Selkirk entry takes home top prize at Peebles

A Yarrow lamb added more silverware to its collection after winning the top prize at Peebles Agricultural Show at the weekend.

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Selkirk Community Council 2017. From left: George Irvine, Jim Stillie, Judith Thompson, Alistair Patullo,  Adrian Kentleton, Kirsty Lovatt, Tommy Combe, John Hawkins, Ian King, Kevin Crawford, Graham Easton and Alasdaire Lockhart

Meet your new Selkirk Community Council

Selkirk’s new-look community council was installed on Monday evening, as all 12 members attended the inaugural meeting.

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Putting off car maintenance when it is required could invalidate your car insurance.

10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

According to new research by price comparison site uSwitch.com, two thirds (63%) of drivers make simple errors which can leave them out of pocket should they need to make a claim.

Lifestyle
8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

New analysis by Churchill Car Insurance reveals there are over 11.6 million penalty points currently held on the licences of British drivers, with 74 per cent of them (8.6 million) related to speeding offences.

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The Borders might have to defy Brexit and, as this sign at Carter Bar promises, welcome more immigrants to defuse a predicted demographic time-bomb.

Proportion of Borders population over age of 65 forecast to rise by more than half

The population of the Borders, identified as being 113,870 in the 2011 census, is predicted to rise by just 3,100 – or 2.3% – over the next 23 years, according to a new report by the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

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Fix wall before a child dies

Fix wall before a child dies

There has been renewed calls for a badly-damaged wall near Selkirk High School to be fixed – before schoolchildren are either killed or badly injured.

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From left Charlie Jack, Jamie Francis, Jessica Main, Emma Jamieson, Moll Byres and GB player Sarah Robertson flew the flag for Selkirk at the hockey sessions (picture by Stuart Cobley).

Border athletes on top form at all-inclusive school for sport

Talented young athletes form across the Borders converged at the Heriot-Watt Campus in Galashiels last week for three days of top-performance coaching at the 16th Scottish Borders Sports Academy.

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Finlay Rutherford batting for Gala at home to Penicuik (picture by Deb Rutherford)

Defeat pushes Gala CC to the brink of relegation

Youngsters Finlay Rutherford and Jamie Crooks gave Gala some hope for the future in a spirited showing against Penicuik at Meigle Park.

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Maddie Arlett

Maddie set for senior world rowing debut

When Maddie Arlett and two Scottish companions were selected last week for their first senior World Rowing Championships, it was a defining moment, not only for them but also the Edinburgh University programme which helped develop them.

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Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

The ideal ‘forever home’ for a resident in Scotland is a four-bedroom, detached house in the country, with sea views, worth £370,082 – and just down the road from the kids, it has emerged.

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The Klein House was commissioned by designer Bernat Klein.

Klein’s former home for sale for £795,000

Anyone interested in buying Bernat Klein’s famous Selkirk home is in luck as the house has just been put on the market for the first time.

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Bowhill’s away with the fairies this month

Bowhill’s away with the fairies this month

It’s time to saddle up to pedal to Bowhill for a performance that handles Shakespeare in a wheely different way.

Theatre and Comedy
Robin Laing, whisky in poetry and song.

Evening of whisky and song

The Border Whisky Club is holding an evening of Music and Whisky on Friday, August 25.

Music
Peaky Blinder, ridden by Lyall Hodgins, wins the Mile at Selkirk Flapping Association's August race at the town's Gala Rig (pictureby Grant Kinghorn)

Lyall plays a Blinder at Selkirk races

Peaky Blinder, ridden by first-time winner Lyall Hodgins, coasted to victory in the Gala Rig Mile at the Selkirk Flapping Association August meeting last Saturday.

Horse Racing
The newly refurbished Tweed Bridge has already been vandalised.

MSP’s anger as vandals attack historic bridge

A Selkirkshire councillor has condemned vandalism to the Old Tweed Bridge near Selkirk as thoughtless and stupid.

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Mess found at Selkirk's industrial area.

Complaints made about travellers

A manager of a local business has hit out at mess, which is thought to include human excrement, left in the town’s industrial park.

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Dee Bradbury, right, SRU vice-president, about to cut the ribbon of the new changing facility (picture by Gavin Horsburgh)

Celebrating new facility and new season at Kelso

Despite something of a hammering by Hawick in their showpiece attraction last Saturday, Kelso RFC’s family promotional day was judged a success.

Rugby
Sean McKirdy for Selkirk (in blue) during the U20 friendly at Yarrow Park with Livingston, whcih Selkirk won 5-0 (picture by Grnat Kinghorn).

Selkirk back in Lowland League business after worthy exercise

Selkirk FC coach Ian Fergus described his young side’s experimental friendly against Livingston last Saturday as a “worthy exercise”, after the Yarrow U20 squad ran out 5-0 winners and offered some much-needed game time to a number of players.

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