Bus firm disputes claim that passengers have been left stranded by change of Hawick route

A bus company denies that the withdrawal of one of its services from a handful of streets in Hawick has left elderly passengers stranded.

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The old WHSmith premises in Hawick High Street.

Potential boost brewing for Hawick as Costa eyes up old shop site

Cafe culture could be heading to Hawick now the world’s second largest coffee chain has announced plans to move into the High Street’s former WH Smith store.

Hawick councillor Stuart Marshall opens the new Argos in Sainsburys along with store managers Jamie Easton of Argos and Rick Martin of Sainsburys, plus Hawick Scout Pipe Band.

Switch of site for Hawick’s Argos store secures jobs of 11 staff

The new Argos store within Hawick’s Sainsbury’s supermarket opened this week, securing the jobs of almost a dozen staff formerly employed at the chain’s old outlet in the town.

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The Borders Distillery site in Commercial Road, Hawick.

£13m Hawick distillery’s zero-waste plant bid gets thumbs-up

A former sweet factory site is to become home to a new zero-waste facility being built in conjunction with the new £10m Borders Distillery in Hawick.

Free trade must be maintained

Free trade must be maintained

Livestock representatives from the UK Farming Unions and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have met in Belfast to discuss Brexit and the trade implications for the livestock sector.

Sion Williams, farm manager at Bowhill Estate.

Sheep genetics project showcased at Selkirk

A Selkirk sheep farm is hosting a free evening event to showcase the progress of an exciting commercial sheep genetics project.

Tesco in Galashiels.

Tesco staff face axe, but new jobs in store

Staff at the Tesco Extra in Galashiels fear up to 40 jobs could be lost once the superstore ceases 24-hour trading later this year.

Darren Woolfe (centre) from Sash UK collected the trophy on behalf of Gordon Euman from VEKA's head of partner programmes Karen Lund and brand ambassador Steve Davis OBE.

Fantastic feedback earns firm its fifth service award

A Kelso firm has proved it has no double standards after being named top for customer satisfaction at a national award ceremony.

Two entrants at the Border Vintage Agricultural Association Rally show size is relatively unimportant.

Size doesn’t matter

Two entrants share a smile during the weekend’s Border Vintage Agricultrual Association Rally at Springwood Park.

From left, David Thomson of City Sightseeing Scottish Borders, Rosamund de la Hey, Will Haegeland, Nicola Irvine of Borders Buses and Duncan Thomas, a Borders Railway ambassador.

Visitors to Borders being offered chance to go topless

Opting to go topless on holiday is usually a choice that arises on beaches abroad rather than here in Borders.

Moira Bruce, one of the club's original members, cuts the celebration cake.

Farm Women’s Club marks its 30th year

Thirty years ago this spring two ladies joined together to start up a Scottish Borders Farm Women’s Club – they were Moira Bruce and the late Jean Fleming.

Polly Wolly Doodle manager Paula Preston (centre) and early year assistants Michelle Stewart and Kirsten Canning.

Duns childminder gets top marks from Care Inspectorate

The Care Inspectorate has given a Duns childcare facility a rare accolade - awarding them top grades across all four quality themes!

Go Ape co-chairs Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew with the firm's managing director Jerome Mayhew.

Go Ape reaches new heights in Peebles

More visitors than ever swung their way through the trees of Glentress forest last year.

Youngsters Aiden Middlemass and Ellen Dobbie adding their signatures to the Wilton Lodge Park cafe structure as an alternative to a time capsule.

Concern mounting that Hawick park cafe might not be open in time for summer season

Concern is growing that an operator has still not been appointed to run a centrepiece facility created as part of the £3.6m revamp of Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park.

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The framework for Aldi in Hawick going up in Commercial Road.

Hawick’s £5m new Aldi store starting to take shape

Hawick’s forthcoming new Aldi store is beginning to take shape.

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Stuart Fuller-Shapcott with his son Callum at the Kelpies.

Horseplay draws crowds to Kelso

Scaled-down versions of Falkirk’s Kelpies, the biggest equine sculptures in the world, returned to Kelso at the weekend, prompting visitors galore to hoof it along to the town centre to check them out.

E-Scape Youth Services in Hawick.

£4,000 boost for town charities

Two Hawick charities have been awarded funding boosts from a nationwide cash pot totalling £9m.

Gillian Bruce (VIBES), Vitor Durao and Angus Forbes (Farne Salmon).

Farne have right VIBES when protecting the environment

Duns-based Farne Salmon and Trout has saved £375,000 per year as a direct result of improvements in its environmental measures.

Andrew McCornick.

Scottish agriculture must get a good deal

Ahead of the ‘Brexit Election’ on June 8, NFU Scotland has used its manifesto to call for the next UK Government to deliver a good deal for Scotland’s agriculture, food and drink industries from forthcoming negotiations.

The Royal Highland Show.

RBS continue as title sponsor

The Royal Highland Show has raised almost £500,000 in sponsorship, an increase of almost £50,000 on the previous year, for its 2017 event.

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