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Roxburghe Hotel set to be sold to 
Bespoke group

Roxburgh Estates has announced it will sell one of its landmark properties next month.

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Flex Farm, near Hawick.

Railway return hopes lead to phone mast site near Hawick being shifted

The position of a proposed mobile phone mast has been moved to stop it hindering a possible future extension of the Borders Railway to Hawick, a council boss has revealed.

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Borders MP John Lamont making his maiden speech in the House of Commons during a debate on June 2017's Queen's Speech.

Longer railway would be just the job, new Borders MP tells Westminster

New Borders MP John Lamont used his maiden speech at Westminster to call for the Borders Railway to join him south of the border.

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Robert and Lesley Mitchell, along with son Stuart, farm at Whitriggs near Denholm.

Denholm farm at forefront of efficiency drive

A Denholm farm will be at the heart of moves to improve livestock performance and reduce costs across the Borders next week.

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NFU Scotland's Presidential team launch the discussion document at the Highland Show. Left to right are Martin Kennedy, Andrew McCornick and Gary Mitchell.

Preparing Scotland’s farmers for change

NFU Scotland has used Scotland’s premier agricultural event to put a vision for Scottish agriculture at the heart of Brexit negotiations.

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Murray and Burrell's old HQ in Galashiels.

Creditors of failed Borders building firm warned they face wait for money

Creditors of a Galashiels building company forced into administration last November with the loss of 38 jobs might have to wait “some considerable time” before their claims are settled.

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A Borders Railway service at Stow.

Report boosts case for extending Borders Railway into Cumbria

Calls for the Borders Railway to be extended into England via Hawick have been boosted by a new report revealing the positive impact the line is having on employment and tourism.

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Sheep farmers across the UK have taken part in the survey.

Dog attacks on sheep studied

Forty per cent of dog attacks on sheep are carried out by straying or unaccompanied dogs, according to results from the latest National Sheep Association (NSA) survey.

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Hawick councillor Davie Paterson surveying the state of the B6399 to Newcastleton from Hawick.

£1m to be spent on improving timber traffic routes in Borders

Almost £1m is to be spent on improving five roads near Hawick used by timber traffic, plus another near Tweedsmuir.

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Barrie Knitwear in Hawick.

Plans for mobile phone mast in Hawick given thumbs-up

Approval has been granted for an 18m-high telecommunications tower on land close to Barrie Knitwear on Hawick’s Burnfoot Industrial Estate.

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Bid to turn town into magnet for business

Bid to turn town into magnet for business

A £3.6m funding package will help create a launchpad for new businesses in the former Almstrong’s store in Hawick’s Teviot Crescent in a bid to revive the town centre’s flagging fortunes.

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Galashiels transport interchange.

Opening hours to be cut at Galashiels transport hub

Galashiels transport interchange’s opening hours are to be cut by hard-up council bosses looking to save up to £40,000 a year.

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A total of 835 years of service has been celebrated by staff at Duns-based fishing firm Farne Salmon.

Fish firm staff reel in 835 years of service

Staff at a Duns-based fish firm have been recognised for their long service after dedicating a total of 835 years between them.

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Keith and Charlotte Graham outside their proposed new venture in Commercial Road, Hawick.

Hawick couple hope their future will be child’s play

Life could be child’s play for a Hawick joiner and his wife seeking to offer fun and games for the town’s youngsters.

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Mr Lamont is calling for the Borders Railway to be extended beyond Tweedbank.

New report puts case for extending Borders Railway to Hawick and Carlisle

A rail link is vital to Hawick’s economic future, according to a report looking at the viability of extending the Borders Railway into England.

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Pictured (left to right) are: Masashi Miyamoto, KHKs Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning; Lucy Alkin-Young; Dr. Nobuo Hanai; Dr. Tom Stratford at the company's Galashiels HQ.

Pharmaceutical firm boss applauds expansion work

Galashiels-based pharmaceutical company, Kyowa Kirin International (KKI) welcomed the firm’s chief executive last month as he undertook an inspection of its head office extension.

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Home Basics shop manager Christine Gillespie and business manager Dennis Fisher.

Help us to help you, pleads Borders charity seeking to raise its profile

A Hawick-based charity aiming to tackle poverty by distributing donated and refurbished furniture is appealing to townsfolk to help it to help them.

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Scenery such as Scott's View near Melrose, pictured here by Phil Wilkinson, is the Borders' biggest tourist attraction, according to a new poll.

Scenery is Borders’ biggest tourist attraction, survey reveals

Its stunning scenery is the Borders’ biggest draw for tourists, according to Visit-
Scotland’s largest-ever survey of visitors to the region.

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Dandie Dinmonts will descend on Selkirk this weekend.

Dandies drawn to Selkirk for breed’s 175th birthday

A bronze statue of ‘Old Ginger’, the recognised father of today’s Dandie Dinmont Terrier breed, will be unveiled on Sunday, June 4, next to the kennels he was born in, at The Haining, in honour of the breed’s 175th birthday.

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The old Border Cycles premises in Teviot Crescent, Hawick.

New restaurant on the menu in Hawick

New jobs will be heading to Hawick now that a former Labour Exchange built in the 1930s is to be converted into a licensed restaurant.

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