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Council split over ban on smacking of children

A motion calling for Scottish Borders Council to support a ban on the smacking of children in Scotland has been carried by 19 votes to eight.

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Millfielld Gardens care home in Jedburgh, which operator Bield will close next year.

Concern as Bield pulls the plug on care home

Families of residents of a Jedburgh care home about to be closed have voiced concerns for their loved ones now they face having to be relocated.

Health
The former Craw Wood care home at Tweedbank.

Tweedbank care home could make comeback to help out hospital

A Tweedbank care home closed two years ago could be adapted and brought back into service to tackle the ongoing problem of delayed discharges at the Borders General Hospital in Melrose.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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Jim Wilson, chairman of the SB Cares board, officially opening the new community equipment service premises at Tweedbank, accompanied by Kelso councillor Tom Weatherston, executive member for adult social care at Scottish Borders Council, and Selkirkshire councillor Elaine Thornton-Nicol.

Revamped Borders care home and relocated equipment service now open

Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership and SB Cares have officially unveiled the new base for their community equipment service in Tweedbank.

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The Borders General Hospital.

Borders General Hospital hit by norovirus outbreak

The Borders General Hospital has been hit by an outbreak of norovirus again.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

Health
Millfielld Gardens care home in Jedburgh, which operator Bield will close next year.

Bield care home in Jedburgh to close

The company which operates Millfield Care Home in Jedburgh has announced that the facility, which provides residential care for up to 23 elderly people, will close by next year.

Health
YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

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First tests for extra care facility

First tests for extra care facility

Eildon Housing Association’s bid to create 39 new extra care housing flats at the site of a former warehouse in Galashiels has a few hurdles to clear before building can begin.

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Rugby legend Doddie Weir.

Yetholm farm sale raises almost £5,000 for Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir

Almost £5,000 has been raised for Borders rugby legend Doddie Weir’s motor neurone disease support appeal by a farm sale held at the weekend.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

Health
Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell today joined four-year- old Lyle Findlay at his vaccination appointment. Pic: Mark F Gibson.

Parents urged to join the fight against flu

Parents of two-five year olds are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

Health
What Murray House will look like.

Work to start soon on £4.5m dementia unit at Kelso

Work on the region’s first private-sector specialist residential unit for severe dementia sufferers is set to get under way in November despite its projected cost having gone up by a sixth.

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An SB Cares workers with some of the types of kit it would like given back.

Appeal goes out for return of mobility aids missing in Borders

More than 1,000 mobility aids handed out in the Borders have not been returned, leaving their providers £34,000 out of pocket.

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Alison has been reported missing after being last seen in the Huntlyburn area last Thursday.

Police appeal for information on missing woman last seen in Melrose

Borders police are appealing for information to trace a woman reported missing in Melrose.

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Easter Langlee Landfill Site near Galashiels.

Opposition mounting to new waste site bid

Objectors to a renewed effort by Scottish Borders Council to set up a regional waste transfer station on the outskirts of Galashiels have been given a big boost in their battle to get that bid dumped.

Health
Choir serenades recovering member

Choir serenades recovering member

Langlee Community Choir took a break during the Langlee Carnival on Saturday to “flash mob” one of its number who is recovering from major surgery.

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Borders MP John Lamont promoting Breast Cancer Now's 2017 Wear it Pink day.

True blue Tory in the pink over opportunity to dress up to show support for charity

Village People fans fearful that this photo could spell the end for the band need not worry.

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