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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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An artist's impression of the new unit.

Borderers urged to help raise £3m for new dementia unit

Businesses, trusts and individuals are being urged to get behind a £3m fundraising campaign to create a new dementia centre at Queen’s House care home in Kelso.

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Prevention zone is now lifted

Prevention zone is now lifted

The Scottish Government has confirmed that the avian influenza prevention zone covering Scotland has now been lifted.

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Paul Lamb with Staffie Bailey.

Vet warning after two dogs die and one is left gravely ill from eating rotten food

Dog owners are being warned to be extra-cautious after two dogs died and one was left in a life-threatening condition as a result of eating rotten food.

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Joanne Jervis, Daiichi Sanky , with NHS Borders staff members Cathryn Park, Lynne Taylor, Lyndsey Cross and Louise Henderson (in no order) at this year's Scottish Pharmacist Awards.

Health staff named as best in the country

Staff at NHS Borders have had their efforts recognised at a national awards ceremony held in Edinburgh.

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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.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

What smokers need to know about the new cigarette laws

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Avril McLeod with her daughters Sarah and Emily.

Legacy of tragic Avril still helping to save lives

The legacy of a Hawick mother of two killed by heart failure at the age of just 35 is helping to reduce the risk of others across the Borders suffering a similar fate.

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Harry and Morag Grant of Hornshole in Hawick where they have left a bin out for passer-bys to use.

Morag takes action on dog dirt problem

A Hornshole resident has been praised for her generosity after taking matters into her own hands when Scottish Borders Council refused to install a bin on a popular route for dog-walkers.

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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

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Wilma Gunn, Matthew Burgess and Marjorie Lawrie with the new defibrillator at Selkirk Bowing Club.

Friends of Bob help fund defibrillator for Selkirk

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

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