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DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

With less than three months to go to until the driving test changes, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new videos about the updated ‘show me, tell me’ driving test questions.

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Archeological dig near St Abbs Lighthouse to try to uncover some dwellings probably once owed by the Lighthouse Board. Volunteers l-r, Helen Gibson and Carrie Gibson from St Abbs.

History experts dig what’s under the ground in coastal town

More than 65 history enthusiasts turned out at St Abbs’ Head at the weekend for an archaeological dig to examine the remains of a 19th century signal station.

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Earlston Primary School.

Supervision increased as fair is held next to primary school

Extra supervision is to be put in place at Earlston Primary School’s playground after a travelling fairground, run by a Selkirk businessman, set up camp next to it.

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Teacher with blank blackboard

SBC bids to lure former teachers back to school

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) hopes to lure former teachers back into the profession following reports of a national shortage of recruits.

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‘I don’t want to be the parent that has to scrape my child off the road’

‘I don’t want to be the parent that has to scrape my child off the road’

A Langlee mum has blasted parents who park on the pavement over double yellow lines across from the new primary school to drop off their kids.

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Research has highlighted that the working conditions of Scotlands teachers are extremely poor'.

Research highlights poor working conditions of Scotland’s teachers

A major new piece of independent research claims the working conditions of Scotland’s teachers are ‘extremely poor’.

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Police Scotland's campaign is aimed at the 500,000 students starting or returning to college and university this year.

Police campaign to help keep students safe

Police Scotland has launched a campaign to provide the country’s students with guidance and advice on how to keep safe.

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A new poll reveals the student of 2017 is more likely to be found at home watching films rather than going for a beer, with money worries occupying their minds more than their predecessors.

Students of 2017 swap nightlife for Netflix

Students today are as worried about their wallets as they are about their studies, showing a stark difference to their parents’ university days, new research shows.

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David Buchanan recommends a career as an STEM teacher.

Teacher recruitment campaign expanded

A teacher recruitment campaign has been expanded to target university undergraduates studying English and Home Economics (HE) subjects, including food, nutrition and health courses.

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More young Scots are in positive destinations

More young Scots in education, training or work

More teenages in Scotland are in education, training or work, a report shows.

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Learner drivers will benefit from improvements to the online driving instructor search service.

Learner drivers set to benefit from new online service

Learner drivers are to benefit from improvements to the online driving instructor search service.

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Photography workshop offers the ultimate landscape

Photography workshop offers the ultimate landscape

Keen photographers can focus on improving their skills on Saturday as Grey Mare’s Tail site ranger and experienced photographer Richard Clarkson leads a workshop.

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Headteacher Susan Oliver and senior pupils meet with John Swinney and David Parker.

Swinney confirms funding for Jed campus

Jedburgh welcomed the Deputy First Minister John Swinney on a visit to the town’s Grammar School on Wednesday.

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Robertson Show chairman David Anderson with back from left Rhianna, 11, and Mackenzie, 9, and front from left, Emily, 8, and Marley,8.

Children get crafty to boost Roberton show

Hawick youngsters have been ensuring that this year’s Roberton Show gets plenty of publicity.

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Manager Douglas Ormston and support worker Michelle Briggs at TD1 Youth Hub in Galashiels.

£13,000 grant provides new TD1 youth worker

Young people in the Borders are to benefit from a newly funded youth worker thanks to a grant aimed at helping youngsters to learn, develop and make wiser lifestyle choices.

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Pupils from St Margaret's Primary School in Galashiels, who have had their poems published in a new book, Poetry Safari.

Galashiels pupils had a great time puting animal stories into rhyme

An amazing 14 children from a Galashiels primary school have had their poems about animals published in a national book.

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Private provider of schools is docked £115k by Scottish Borders Council

Private provider of schools is docked £115k by Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council imposed financial penalties of £115,000 last year on the ad hoc private company which built and now services three secondary schools in the region.

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Schools to be a hub for building better communities

Schools to be a hub for building better communities

Langlee Primary School’s new head teacher was blown away by the new school building even before she knew there was a job going.

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Carol Hamilton, Harris Gibson p7 and Abbie Armstrong both celebrating birthdays cut the ribbon for the new school with  Leanne Stew Head Teacher.  Bmcb 12

Duns Primary School is officially unveiled

On their first day back after the summer holiday, around 350 pupils watched as the new Duns Primary School was officially unveiled today.

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