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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).

Health
Calling all Borderers to come to the aid of Small Blues

Calling all Borderers to come to the aid of Small Blues

Nature enthusiasts in the Borders are being asked to help save Scotland’s smallest butterfly from extinction this week.

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Artist's impression of the entrance to the proposed early learning centre at St Boswells primary school.

Safety concerns raised over primary school plans

Concerns over a proposed extension to St Boswells Primary School have been raised over fears for the safety of schoolchildren.

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Parents are plundering childrens piggy banks to the tune of nearly �50 a year, according to the survey.

Annual poll shows six in ten parents raid their children’s piggy banks to cover costs

Parents are plundering children’s ‘piggy banks’ to the tune of nearly £50 a year, according to an annual poll that shows a significant rise in the amount borrowed by mum and dad.

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Four arrested after spate of Peebles bike thefts

Four arrested after spate of Peebles bike thefts

Borders police arrested four males – aged 14, 17, 18 and 23 – in the early hours of Friday, May 26, in connection with a spate of break-ins to garages, the theft of motorbikes and bicycles and fire-raising in the Peebles area.

Crime
Expectant mothers will register to receive their babys box at an existing midwife appointment after June 15. Delivery will then begin on August 15 with the Baby Box sent directly to a home or other preferred address.

Registration for Baby Box will begin in June

Registration for Scotland’s Baby Box will open next month for all babies due on or after August 15, 2017.

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Bike to School Week is an opportunity for children and parents to kick-start active travel habits and switch to cycling, scootering or walking for the school journey.

Sustrans’ Bike to School Week rolls through Scotland

Families across Scotland are being encouraged to take part in Sustrans’ Bike to School Week 2017 (June 5-9) and discover the benefits of cycling, scootering and walking.

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A new survey has revealed that people living with dementia and their carers across Scotland are experiencing significant loss of friendships.

National survey reveals that Scots living with dementia have lost friends

A new survey conducted by Alzheimer Scotland to mark Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week (May 29–June 4) has revealed that people living with dementia and their carers across Scotland are experiencing significant loss of friendships and social connections and increasing isolation.

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Marion Short has stood down from Hawick Community Council after six years as its chairwoman.

Chairwoman reveals why she quit

Hawick Community Council is seeking three new members following the shock resignation of its chairwoman of the last five years.

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Fire services respond to house fire at Selkirk

Fire services respond to house fire at Selkirk

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to a house fire in Selkirk this morning.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Ordered to pay compensation

A Peebles man who admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in the town’s Elcho Street Brae on October 13 by behaving aggressively and making offensive hand gestures has been ordered to pay £100 compensation to a local man.

Crime
Lauder man accused of sexual assault

Lauder man accused of sexual assault

An ex-hotelier has been accused at Selkirk Sheriff Court of sexually assaulting a female.

Crime
Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Peebles man assaulted partner

Background reports have been ordered into a Peebles man who admitted assaulting his partner.

Crime
Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Remanded in custody

Michael Stead, 31, denies a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour at a house in Talisman Avenue, Galashiels, on May 8.

Crime
Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Man denies Gala hi-fi theft

Paul Turnbull will stand trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court next month on a charge of breaking into a Galashiels house and stealing a hi-fi system.

Crime
Hawick councillor Davie Paterson in Cheviot Road.

Bus firm disputes claim that passengers have been left stranded by change of Hawick route

A bus company denies that the withdrawal of one of its services from a handful of streets in Hawick has left elderly passengers stranded.

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Ryan Briggs, left, being presented with his prize.

Jedburgh teenager named as best young butcher in Scotland

A young Borders butcher has nothing at all to beef about after being named Scotland’s young butcher of the year.

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Police issue safety advice ahead of Scottish Cup Final

Police issue safety advice ahead of Scottish Cup Final

As supporters gear up for the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday, May 27, police are issuing safety advice to those attending Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

Environment
Rubbish round-up for Jedburgh Rotarians

Rubbish round-up for Jedburgh Rotarians

Jedburgh Rotarians carried out their annual town clean-up earlier this month, picking up litter in various parts, but particularly at the approaches to the town to ensure it looks as smart as possible for the festival and summer visitors.

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