Supermarket worker’s £7,000 benefits fiddle

A supermarket worker from Hawick has admitted receiving more than £7,000 in benefits that she was not entitled to.

Forty-four-year-old Mandie Murray pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to receiving a total of £7,090 in housing benefit and carer’s allowance over a two-year period.

Depute procurator fiscal Tessa Bradley told the hearing the accused was working part-time in Sainsbury’s in Hawick and her hours of work were increased, but she did not declare them.

Murray’s solicitor, Fiona Hamilton, said: “It was always something she was going to do, but never got round to it.”

After being told Murray, who lives at Drumlanrig Court, had already started repaying the money, Sheriff Kevin Drummond ordered her to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work during the next six months.

Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

Floral tributes on Swinton village green following the death of three spectators during the Jim Clark Rally

Event’s future looks bleak after MSA blow

There will be no Jim Clark Memorial Rally in 2017 and the very future of the popular motorsport event is now in serious jeopardy.

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Tweedbank pensioner reported missing

Tweedbank pensioner reported missing

Police are appealing for witnesses to trace an 87-year-old man who has been reported as missing in Tweedbank.

Man due in court over attempted Eyemouth bag snatch

Man due in court over attempted Eyemouth bag snatch

Police in Berwickshire have arrested and charged a 26-year-old man in relation to an attempted handbag snatch in Eyemouth.

Police arrest 16-year-old after Selkirk break-ins

Police arrest 16-year-old after Selkirk break-ins

Borders police have arrested a 16-year-old male youth following housebreaking incidents in the Selkirk area early this morning (Tuesday, January 3).

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Death driver back on road

One of the men jailed following a crash which claimed the life of a young Hawick rugby player in 2009, has been given the chance to get his driving licence back early.

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The scam offers fake vouchers in return for personal details.

Warning over fake Aldi vouchers

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is warning shoppers to be on high alert following a spate of fake supermarket vouchers appearing on social media.

Man, 58, found dead in Langlee

Man, 58, found dead in Langlee

A 58-year-old man was found dead in Langlee, Galashiels, early this morning, following an extensive search which took in the woods on Langlee hill and the riverside at Galafoot.

Police Scotland says the sharing of images online is becoming more common.

Warning of online “sextortion” risk

Hundreds of men in Scotland are likely to fall victim to “sextortion” crimes online, Police Scotland has warned.

Derek Lammie in his Hawick motorbike shop.

Trader appeals for help to find helmet thieves

The owner of a motorbike business in Hawick is appealing for the public’s help to track down the burglars responsible for stealing £2,000 worth of helmets and accessories from him.

Suspected hare coursing has been reported in Berwickshire.

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.

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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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