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Supermarket recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Doddie Weir at the Greenyards earlier this year.

Rugby legend Doddie reveals MND diagnosis

Scotland and Melrose rugby legend Doddie Weir has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

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Pictured (left to right) are: Masashi Miyamoto, KHKs Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning; Lucy Alkin-Young; Dr. Nobuo Hanai; Dr. Tom Stratford at the company's Galashiels HQ.

Pharmaceutical firm boss applauds expansion work

Galashiels-based pharmaceutical company, Kyowa Kirin International (KKI) welcomed the firm’s chief executive last month as he undertook an inspection of its head office extension.

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Kelso Community Hospital.

Borders hospital open again after outbreak of vomiting virus

Kelso Community Hospital has reopened to new admissions after being forced to shut its doors last week following an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

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Dentists are urging us to protect our teeth against gum disease.

Gum disease: why are many of us ignoring the warning signs?

New research reveals many people may be increasing their risk of developing advanced gum disease by ignoring blood in their spit when they brush.

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New research by the Oral Health Foundation has found a troubling number of Scottish residents are having to face a 40-mile round-trip to visit a dentist.

Concerns raised about access to dental treatment

A leading charity has expressed concerns over access to oral healthcare in Scotland, as new research reveals an estimated 216,000 of the country’s residents are facing a 40-mile round-trip to be seen by a dentist.

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The event is being organised by Scottish Borders Council's community capacity team and the National Development Team for Inclusion.

Deadline for care contracts

A deadline of June 20 has been set for care providers who wish to tender for contracts which are currently being fulfilled by Border Caring Services (BCS).

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Kelso Hospital

Vomiting bug at Kelso hospital

Kelso Community Hospital is currently closed to admissions due to a number of patients experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms consistent with viral gastroenteritis.

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Lynn Gallacher, Carers Centre manager

Celebrating carers in the Borders

The vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5million carers is celebrated at a local event next month, marking Carers’ Week (June 12-18).

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You Can Cook has launched its Food For Life scheme.

New project will teach organic growing and healthy cooking

Families living in the Tweed Valley are to benefit from a £105,000 project aimed at encouraging organic growing and healthy cooking on a budget.

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Julie Pearson, Housing Care Manager at Cornmill Court in Galashiels (second from right) with housing care workers. from left: Myra Kennedy, Julita Szymkowicz and Donna Doogan.

Cornmill Court hailed in report

Cornmill Court, a housing with care development in Galashiels, has been singled out for praise by a new independent report.

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Care board ‘too old to carry on’

Care board ‘too old to carry on’

A service provider caring for more than 100 elderly clients is to close as its board says it is too old and too ill to carry on.

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The behind the scenes, non-clinical award winners were the catering team at NHS Borders. They are pictured here with, back row far right, Kaye Niven, Five Star Taxis, the award's sponsor.

Caterers collect prizes at double

NHS Borders’ catering team has proved it has a recipe for success by picking up one of the top awards at the trust’s annual prize-giving ceremony.

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Towering achievement for NHS worker Martin

A switchboard operator at Borders General Hospital and 24 of his friends stepped off the top of a 150ft high Borders landmark last month.

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Hawick Community Hospital.

Normal service now resuming at Borders health centres hit by cyber attacks

Normal service is now resuming at Hawick Health Centre following last Friday’s cyber attacks by hackers using ransomware.

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Hawick Community Hospital.

Hawick hospital and surgery among NHS sites hit by cyber attack

Two of the three NHS Borders community operations hit by this weekend’s worldwide cyber attack are in Hawick, it has been revealed.

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Fundraiser Alan Biggar, 64, of North Berwick, and his 1957 Morgan Plus 4.

Nationwide fundraising drive will stop off at seven Borders towns

A fundraiser doing a 12-day tour of Scotland in a vintage sports car in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust has lined up a series of stop-offs in the Borders.

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The Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

NHS Borders hit by hackers demanding ransom payouts

NHS Borders is among more than 30 UK health boards being targeted by cyber attacks.

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