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Cost of Borders taxis frozen for another year

Taxi fares in the Borders have been frozen for another year despite a request by taxi operators to increase charges by 5%.

Transport
VisitScotland regional director Paula Ward with traders in the frame to put visitors to Kelso in the picture about its attractions. With her are, back from left, Tina Newton, Ian Hird, Wayne and Jane Box, Anne Scott and James Walker, plus, front, Sue Beck and Simon Rutherford.

Kelso businesses hope to fill gap left by tourist office closing

Businesses in Kelso are joining forces in an effort to fill the gap that will be left by the closure of the town’s tourist information centre next week.

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Lowood Bridge in the Borders.

Bridges across Tweed to close

Lowood Bridge on the B6374 between Galashiels and Melrose, will close for up to 20 weeks next year.

Transport
The A7 is to be closed north of Galashiels for two days early next month.

A7 to be shut north of Galashiels for roadworks

The A7 will be closed for improvements north of Galashiels for two days next month.

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Hawick and Denholm councillor Stuart Marshall on the wasteland near Stirches Primary School.

40 homes for elderly lined up for wasteland site in Hawick

The go-ahead has been given for 40 new homes for the elderly on council-owned waste land close to Stirches Primary School in Hawick.

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The Heart of Hawick.

Rail campaigners meeting in Hawick

Hawick will host the Campaign for Borders Rail’s 2017 annual general meeting tomorrow, October 21.

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Hawick and Denholm councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick tourist information centre.

Concerns voiced over Hawick tourist information centre takeover

Concern has been expressed about Live Borders taking over the running of Hawick’s tourist information centre.

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David Chapman, sales director at Hawick firm Scott and Charters, oversees the progress being made on its new factory.

Hawick factory workers act fast to stop storm raising roof

A new knitwear factory in Hawick is all set to open for business by the spring of next year.

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Roxburgh Street retailers are still open despite the road closure.

Roxburgh Street closure causes concern for Kelso traders

Kelso shoppers are being urged to support its traders after an unsafe building resulted in the closure of one of the town’s busiest shopping street.

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The plan includes 66 new homes on the site of the old Earlston High School.

Affordable housing plans given go-ahead

A five-year plan to have almost 1,200 affordable homes built in the region was approved by Scottish Borders Council on Tuesday.

Politics
Mags Clark, incoming executive director at BUAS, is welcomed by Douglas Stephen, society chairman and Ron Wilson, outgoing secretary.

Borders-born woman in the BUAS hotseat as Ron prepares to hand over reins

The Border Union Agricultural Society (BUAS) has announced the appointment of Mags Clark as its new executive director.

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Tempest Brewing Co co-founder Gavin Meiklejohn, third from left, collecting the award for best lager at this years Scottish Beer Awards. Photo: Rob McDougall.

Six of the best give Borders brewery cause for further good cheer

Six of the best from Tweedbank’s Tempest Brewing Co picked up prizes at this year’s Scottish Beer Awards.

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Kelso Town Hall.

Kelso tourist information centre to close within weeks

Kelso’s VisitScotland tourist information centre is one of almost 40 being closed nationwide.

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Clackmae Bridge, near Earlston.

Clackmae Bridge, near Earlston, to be shut for 10 weeks for £690,000 revamp

Clackmae Bridge, near Earlston, is to be closed for 10 weeks to allow major refurbishment and strengthening works to be carried out.

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Princess Anne speaks with some of the firm's young apprentices .

Royal visit marks investment at mill

The Princess Royal returned to the Borders for the second time in the space of a few weeks this morning, this time paying a visit to Peebles.

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Farmer of the year Robert Neill with Gyles Brandreth and Karl Schneider.

Borders farmer collects top title

A Jedburgh farmer has been named the best in the country at this year’s Farmers Weekly awards.

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Overall show Champion William Thomson with judge Mr F Irvine.  Photos by Bill McBurnie.

Crowds flock to Border Shepherds’ Show

The region’s final agricultural show of the season boasted huge crowds at the weekend as fine weather pulled in a huge crowd to Yetholm at the weekend.

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Training and employability minister Jamie Hepburn.

Apprenticeships up by over a fifth in Borders, minister reveals

The number of young people taking up modern apprenticeships in the Borders rose by 22% last financial year, the Scottish Parliament has been told.

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Border Meringues in Jedburgh.

Thieves take off with cash in cafe raid

A Jedburgh businessman has vowed to carry on despite being left furious after burglars targeted his premises for the fifth time in the space of six years this week.

Crime
Born in the Borders boss John Henderson.

Borders brewery expansion set to create jobs

Lanton Mill’s Born in the Borders Brewery is lining up a £250,000 expansion set to create three jobs.

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