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A7 to shut for roadworks at the double near Heriot

Two sections of the A7 route through the Borders are to be closed for a total of five days for roadworks near Heriot later this month.

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Selkirk Flood Scheme is completed. A small ceremony took place on Monday, February 27, to mark the event, with Roseanna Cuningham and Councillor David Parker speaking.

Long awaited flood defences officially opened

The £31.4 million pound Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme was officially opened this week, ten years after planning first began.

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Barony Castle general manager Vytautas Syvys flanked by PHM directors
Richard Spanner, left, and Scott Weatherby.

£4m holiday lodge complex planned near Peebles set to create 13 jobs

Plans for a £4m holiday lodge complex next to a Borders hotel are set to create more than a dozen jobs, it has been revealed.

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Tony Carr, the manager of the new Crown Paints store in Burnfoot Industrial Estate, Hawick.

New paint firm could be a charity’s crowning glory

Hard-hit Hawick has received a much-needed boost with the opening of a new business this week.

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Easter Langlee Landfill Site near Galashiels.

Contamination assurances sought over £5m waste station

The health risks associated with Scottish Borders Council erecting a £5m waste transfer station (WTS) on contaminated land at Easter Langlee in Galashiels must be identified and assessed before any works can commence.

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Businesses face a ‘staggering increase’ in rates bills

Businesses face a ‘staggering increase’ in rates bills

Borders businesses hit by rates increases from April 1 must ensure their properties have been accurately valued.

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Windlestraw owners John and Sylvia Matthews with VisitScotland Regional Director Doug Wilson.

Manor is first for Borders in top tourism award

A Walkerburn manor is now the only restaurant with rooms to hold a coveted five-star-award in the Scottish Borders.

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Skippers Bridge, Langholm.

Bus routes diverted amidst bridge repairs

First Group has issued temporary alterations to one of the bus operator’s key services as a result of essential repairs to Skippers Bridge in Langholm.

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James Innes.

Rural insurers keep things local with new appointment

Borders-based James Innes has joined the farm and estates insurance broking team at Lycetts’ Edinburgh office.

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Local roadworks to be aware of

Local roadworks to be aware of

Drivers should be aware of the following roadworks which could affect journey times:

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John Lamont (Scottish Conservative)
Duns election hustings.

Deadline for funding applications is next Friday

Local charities, community groups and schools are being encouraged to apply for a share of £2.5million to support organisations helping people in disadvantaged communities gain skills and opportunities.

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Post Office wants your views on mobile service in Innerleithen

Post Office wants your views on mobile service in Innerleithen

The Post Office has launched a six-week public consultation over its proposal to introduce a new ‘Mobile Outreach’ service which would restore its services to Innerleithen.

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Richard’s now freewheelin’ at Peebles Hydro after redundancy

Richard’s now freewheelin’ at Peebles Hydro after redundancy

The flowing spring water that was once used to treat the ailments of guests at a Peebles Hotel is now being used to wet their whistles.

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Cheeklaw Jake Eric, the supreme Aberdeen Angus champion at Stirling Bull Sales.

Stirling success for retiring Lucas family

A Duns farmer who has been breeding Aberdeen-Angus cattle for almost 30 years, won the supreme championship at Stirling, just eight months before he retires.

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Left to right: Vice President Gary Mitchell, President Andrew McCornick, and Vice President Martin Kennedy.

Andrew is elected president

Dumfriesshire farmer Andrew McCornick has been elected the 62nd president of NFU Scotland. Mr McCornick, previously a vice-president at the Union, now takes over one of the top jobs in Scottish agriculture.

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Left to right, BGH obstetrician  Dr Brian Magowan, Kimberly Shaw-Walker(Zaagi), Lorraine Wilson(midwife), Michelle Gibb(Zaagi) and Shona Fence(head of midwifery).

Charity gives hospital £400 boost

The Borders General Hospital’s maternity unit has been given a £400 boost by a charity set up to help women come to terms with the trauma of stillbirth.

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The new Lidl store in Hawick.

Better late than never as new Hawick supermarket gets ready for opening

The wait is almost over as Hawick shoppers prepare to welcome the return of the town’s Lidl supermarket next week.

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Iceland staff, from left, Neill Graham, Chas Graham, Katrina Lyle, Fiona Robertson, Bill Innes and Bob Shields.

Hawick store staff judged to be simply the best

Shares in a £2,000 prize kitty are the icing on the cake for a dedicated team of shop workers in Hawick.

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Last year's Hawick Reivers' Festival.

Line-up of events for Hawick Reivers’ Festival announced

The full line-up of events making up this year’s Hawick Reivers’ Festival has now been announced.

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What the distillery will look like when finished.

£13m Hawick whisky distillery planning to waste not, want not

A whisky distillery due to open in Hawick later this year is planning to waste not, want not – and it’s putting its money where its mouth is by looking to invest £3m in a pioneering zero-waste facility.

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