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Broadmeadows Bridge set to close for five days

The final stages of essential repairs to a historic Yarrow Valley bridge will require a five-day closure.

Transport
Andrew Poole on one of the recently upgraded seats in screen one.

Pavilion bids to make you more comfortable

The manager of the Pavilion Cinema in Galashiels hopes a new membership and loyalty scheme will see people return to the idea of going to the movies as a social occasion.

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It’s Rachel’s turn to shine for Italian Job

It’s Rachel’s turn to shine for Italian Job

A Galashiels barber has made it to the shortlist of a nationwide competition to be crowned the best wet shaving barber in Great Britain – and it’s not Luigi Caterino!

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The new Lidl supermarket in Hawick is nearing completion.

New supermarket to open in Hawick next month

A date has been set for Hawick’s newest superstore to open its doors.

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Glenrath boss says biosecurity must be at top of the agenda

Glenrath boss says biosecurity must be at top of the agenda

John Campbell, chairman of Glenrath Farms, this week urged all owners of poultry to keep their birds indoors to stop the spread of avian flu.

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Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

Poultry owners warned to protect their flocks

The discovery last Friday of avian bird flu in a small backyard flock of birds in North Yorkshire means poultry are being kept locked in until at least February 28.

Environment
NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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The current officeholder team at NFU Scotland - Allan Bowie, Rob Livesey and Andrew McCornich. All three are running for the presidency in January.

Hustings start for candidates

The six candidates who are contesting for the top roles within NFU Scotland are embarking on a nine-date tour of regional hustings that will see them travel the length and breadth of the country.

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Something has to be done about the amount of exotic species say the Scottish Gamekeepers Association.

Deer less of a threat than non-native trees

Scotland’s native woods will miss Biodiversity targets for 2020 unless urgent action is taken to address non-native tree species.

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John Campbell of Glenrath Farms.

Egg supremo John’s delight in knighthood

John Campbell, founder of Glenrath Farms, has been knighted in the New Year Honours List for his services to farming and charitable service to entrepreneurship.

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Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

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Kathryn and George McCusker outside their Dickson Street Spar store.

Hawick convenience store boss fears supermarket sweep

A Hawick convenience store boss with 50 years in the trade is bracing himself for two new town supermarkets eating into his business and that of other local retailers.

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Newcastleton's old filling station.

Trust hoping to reopen former filling station at Newcastleton

Villagers are stepping on the gas in a bid to cut their energy costs and travelling time.

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The Lloyd Land Rover, Kelso dealership, now home to Jaguar.

Clelands Jaguar, Galashiels bought by Lloyd Motor Group

Lloyd Motor Group, the family-owned automotive group, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Clelands Jaguar, Galashiels and will relocate the showroom to their Land Rover Kelso dealership.

Business
Derick Tait, chairman of Future Hawick.

Hawick group going it alone in hunt for new twin town in bid to boost fortunes

Hawick could be twinned with another Scottish town as part of a joint bid to boost its economic growth.

Business
Stirches Primary School pupil Aiden Middlemass and Trinity Primary Schools Ellen Dobbie add their signatures to the framework for the new cafe in Hawicks Wilton Lodge Park.

The writing is already on the wall for Hawick cafe and it’s not even open yet

The writing is on the wall for the new cafe at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park before it has even opened – but not in a bad way.

Education
A7 set for closures in January and February at Langholm bridge

A7 set for closures in January and February at Langholm bridge

Essential maintenance to repair a storm-damaged cutwater and parapets on Skippers Bridge, on the A7 at Langholm, is taking place from Saturday, January 14 until Sunday, February 26, 2017.

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Rhymer's Tower at Earlston.

Tower trust to be revived

Moves are afoot to help preserve a landmark once home to one of the Borders’ best known historical figures.

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Aiden Middlemass of Stirches Primary and Ellen Dobbie of Trinity Primary add their signatures to the Wilton Lodge Park cafe structure, which will act as an alternative time capsule. The structure will be covered by cladding by contractors ESH Border Construction as progress continues on the cafe which will open in 2017.

Schoolchildren sign off on new park café

Wilton Lodge Park’s new café – due to open in Hawick next year – will have a lasting local legacy, thanks to the town’s primary schools.

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