Friends of Bob help fund defibrillator for Selkirk

A new potentially life saving piece of equipment has been donated to the town.

92-year-old Robert Cheape with mini-Shetland pony, Wilson at Riverside Health Care Centre, Selkirk.

Borders debut for mini ponies

Residents at Selkirk’s Riverside Health Care Centre enjoyed the mane attraction on Tuesday when they received a visit from miniature Shetland ponies Wilson and Edwardo.

Earlston health centre at Kidgate.

Health centre gets go ahead for major revamp

Earlston Health Centre is set for a major refurbishment and extension after the go-ahead was given by planners last week.

Steven Porter of Porter's Porches in Galashiels.

Calls for van parking at Borders hospital

A Galashiels businessman has hit out at Borders General Hospital for failing to provide suitable parking for vans during an emergency.

Bob Quilietti of Gordon in Berwickshire with his alarm he wears around his neck.

Extra £125 a year for essential service shocks former magician

Scottish Borders Council has been slammed for nearly doubling its charges for people who rely on a personal alarm system.

Abbey Fitness Centre in Kelso raised more than �1,300 for Comic Relief.

‘Fantastic turnout’ as centre pedals for charity

A Kelso fitness centre has raised more than £1,360 in a charity spinathon, marking the centre’s 20th anniversary.

Artist Moy MacKay at her gallery in Peebles.

Artwork in bid to help refugees

A painting produced by a Peebles-based artist while appearing on a Sky Arts TV series will help feed refugees after reaching nearly £1,600 at auction.

NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home

Householders are being urged by NHS 24 to avoid DIY disasters and garden mishaps this Easter by being mindful of accidents.

NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

Artist impression of the new Murray House dementia unit in Kelso.

Kelso to house the region’s first specialist dementia unit

Developers have been given the go-ahead to build the Borders’ first specialist dementia care unit.

Two cases ofSchmallenberg Virus have been diagnosed in maformed lambs from Scottish flocks.

Schmallenberg Virus found in Scotland

The Schmallenberg Virus (SBV) infection has been diagnosed in malformed lambs in two Scottish flocks close to the Scotland/England border.

One in five referrals were refused in 2015.

Call for a review of children and young people rejected by mental health services

A leading children’s charity is calling for a review of the assessment and referral processes for children and young people with mental health issues.

Health secretary Shona Robison announced extra funding for Scots GPs

Where next for the NHS in Scotland?

Last month, a team of Johnston Press reporters picked their way through 44 area plans which could bring about the biggest shake-up in healthcare in England for a generation.

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David Burgher of Aitken Turnbull in Galashiels.

Gala architect gives light to dementia sufferers

The boss of a Galashiels-based architects firm hopes to transform the lives of dementia sufferers with the launch of his new virtual reality system.

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Colin McGrath outside Kelso High School where he proposes that the school be made into a village for older people when it is left empty later this year.

Kelso High School retirement home bid

A Kelso community councillor wants the town’s soon-to-be-vacant high school to be turned from a seat of learning into a retirement village.

Gala Fairydean Rovers playing Hawick Royal Albert on Hogmanay at Galashiels' 3G pitch at Netherdale.

Borders council chiefs monitoring 3G pitch research following health concerns

Scottish Borders Council is monitoring research into health risks said to be posed by 3G sports pitches such as those now being developed in the region.

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Martin Malone, NFU Mutuals regional manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland (right) with Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance paramedic Craig McDonald.

NFU Mutual boost to air ambulance funds

Staff at leading rural insurer NFU Mutual have raised much-needed cash to help Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance save and improve lives.

What would you ask Cabinet Secretary for Health Shona Robison?

We ask the questions that matter to you ...

The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers.

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