Suspected hare coursing in Berwickshire

Two incidents of suspected hare coursing have been reported to Borders police.

Scotland currently has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.

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Airguns were used in almost half of the offences involving a firearm.

Fall in number of firearms offences

The number of recorded crimes involving firearms have fallen by nearly three-quarters in the last 10 years.

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Police Scotland has launched an Online Reporting Form to encourage victims of stalking to come forward.

Online form to help victims of stalking

A new online reporting form has been launched by Police Scotland to make it easier for victims of stalking to report harassment.

Joint Fox Hunt meet, Lauderdale & Buccleuch at Lindean Loch near Selkirk
The Buccleuch Hunt "whipper in' Jakob Oppenhiem leads the hounds and Hunt Masters ( Tim Coulson, Lauder in black and Trevor Adam, Buccleuch in hunting pink) towards the combined meet

(photo: Rob Gray)

Ministers urged to change law on hunts

A retired high court judge is calling for the law banning traditional foxhunting in Scotland to be revised.

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The Queensferry Crossing

Immigration raid arrests seven workers on Queenferry Crossing

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of being illegal foreign workers after a raid on the Queensferry Crossing construction project.

SBC Headquarters

Warning over scam council tax emails from ‘HMRC’

Borders residents are being warned to watch out for scam emails, which claim to be from HM Revenue and Customs, advising of a refund of council tax.

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The NSPCC has said that online bullying is on the increase.

Report reveals increase in bullying online

The number of children and young people being tormented and bullied online has increased by 88 per cent in five years, according to a leading children’s charity.

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Tweedholm Avenue East in Walkerburn.

Man jailed over £24,000 cannabis farm in Borders flat

A Polish painter and decorator has been jailed for 10 months for setting up a cannabis farm made up of 244 plants estimated to be worth £24,000 altogether.

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The A7 near Stow,

66-year-old punched in face during road-rage row

A 66-year-old man was punched in the face and had his car vandalised during a road-rage row in the Borders this week.

Councillor Watson McAteer outside Hawick police station.

Review sparks fears for future of Hawick police station

Fears have been voiced over the future of Hawick police station because of its inclusion in a list of buildings under review by force bosses.

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The Borders General Hospital.

Man charged with attempted murder in Kelso

A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder.

Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Man charged with murder bid on Kelso woman

A Kelso man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a 56-year-old woman.

Jedburgh Town Hall.

Two men arrested over sexual harassment of Jedburgh gig-goers

Two men have been arrested and charged with sexually harassing two women after they got into a car they mistook for a taxi.

Jedburgh Town Hall.

Blondie tribute act gig-goer targeted by sex attacker after getting into car she mistook for taxi

Two concert-goers were sexually harassed, and one of them sexually assaulted, after they got into a car they mistook for a taxi after a town hall gig at the weekend.

The Loan in Hawick, near to its junction with Beaconsfield Terrace.

27-year-old woman beaten up by three attackers in Hawick street

Three thugs launched an unprovoked attack on a woman near Hawick town centre in broad daylight, leaving her with facial injuries requiring hospital treatment.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court sign.

Galashiels man, 33, remanded in custody after Croft Street handbag assault charge

A man has been remanded in custody after being accused of assaulting an 85-year-old woman to her severe injury and robbing her of her handbag.

Croft Street in Galashiels.

Man charged over robbery of 85-year-old’s handbag in Galashiels

A man has been arrested and charged over the robbery of a handbag from an 85-year-old woman in Galashiels just over a month ago.

Perrymans H1/H2 service at Burnfoot shops

Police hunt youths involved in bus attack

Six youths responsible for putting a driver and passengers on a Borders bus in danger by throwing a stone at it are being hunted by police.

From left: Chief Inspector Andy McLean, John Clelland, Bill Allison and Greg Noble want young drivers to take on the advanced driving course

Young drivers urged to improve their road skills and save lives

Young drivers in the Borders are being urged to further their skills in a bid to make our roads a safer place to be.

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