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Scammers target more than 400,000 older people in Scotland

More than 400,000 older people in Scotland believe they have been targeted by scammers, according to new research.

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Signing of the heads of terms of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal takes place at the Double Tree Hilton on Bread Street

Mixed reaction to new city region deal

There has been a mixed reaction locally to Scottish Borders Council’s involvement in a £1.1billion city region deal.

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Sarah Nichol.

Hawick’s Sarah defies pain to raise cash for charity

A horse-loving young woman is determined to fight through the pain barrier to thank a charity for supporting her after she was given a devastating medical diagnosis.

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Tweeddale East councillors Stuart Bell and Shona Haslam.

Borders SNP councillors reject Tory plea to work together

A call for councillors to work together on a major policy document has been rejected by the Scottish National Party group on Scottish Borders Council.

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Police outside a property in Hawthorn Road, Galashiels

Police operation resolved in Langlee

An incident which attracted more than six police vehicles to Hawthorn Road in Galashiels today has been resolved with the arrest of one man.
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Hawick councillors Watson MacAteer and Stuart Marshall outside the new cafe.

Councillors hit out after further hold-up hits opening of Hawick cafe

Hawick councillors have united in condemning the ongoing hold-ups that have hit the opening of the new cafe in the town’s Wilton Lodge Park.

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Philip Murray at home near Hawick with a book about local poet Will Henry Ogilvie.

Last-ditch bid launched to get back sculpture stolen from hill near Hawick

A reward of £500 is being offered for information leading to the return of a memorial to a Borders poet.

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Forest Enterprise Scotland communities, recreation and tourism manager Alan Stevenson, left, and Borders district manager Sallie Bailey, right, with Forest Holidays planning manager Andrew Brook at todays announcement of the �11.3m plans at Glentress Forest.

£11.3m Glentress Forest cabin plans set to create 60 jobs

An £11.3m investment in new log cabins and cycle trails at Glentress Forest, near Peebles, is expected to generate £1m a year for the Borders economy and create 60 jobs.

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Scottish Borders Council leader Shona Haslam, front left, and Borders MP David Mundell, three places to her right, at the signing of the deal.

£1.1bn city deal expected to help create jobs and homes in Borders

The £1.1bn Edinburgh and south east Scotland city region deal agreed yesterday will give a huge boost to efforts to create more jobs and affordable housing in the Borders, according to council leader Shona Haslam.

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Loch Mess monsters are ruining our beauty spots

Loch Mess monsters are ruining our beauty spots

When triathlete Stuart Lowrie stopped by for a spot of training at the Loch of the Lowes last weekend, he was sickened by the filth strewn all over the local beauty spot.

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Drunk swore at health staff

Drunk swore at health staff

A woman has been given a home night-time curfew for the next six months for causing a disturbance at the Borders General Hospital.

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Selkirk Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace, Procurator Fiscal

Teenager spared jail for knocking man out

A teenager has been spared a custodial sentence for knocking a man unconscious with a single punch.

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Morag Cockburn at the Heritage Hub in Hawick.

Hawick’s First World War sacrifices will be all mapped out

The sacrifices made by Hawick’s menfolk during the First World War are being commemorated by a large map to be exhibited in the town later in the year.

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The Bourtree in Hawick.

Police concerned about Hawick pub’s bid to let teenagers in on their own

A Hawick pub’s bid to allow teenagers in without adult accompaniment faces partial opposition from the police.

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Hawick Volunteer Flood Group chairman Stuart Marshall in its Teviotdale Leisure Centre headquarters.

Hawick volunteers in running for £10,000 prize

Hawick Volunteer Flood Group is in the running for £10,000 national prize.

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The Lauderdale Hotel in Lauder.

Police objecting to beer tent bid by Borders hotel

Police are objecting to plans to put up a beer tent and gin bar outside a Lauder hotel during the royal burgh’s common riding on Saturday, August 5.

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The Panna restaurant in Peebles.

Neighbours of Peebles restaurant opposing late-night booze bid

Neighbours of a new restaurant in Peebles are objecting to it being allowed to sell alcohol until midnight daily.

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Jack Lowden in Dunkirk.

Borders actor Jack’s flying high as Second World War blockbuster opens

Big-budget film premieres are coming thick and fast for Borders-raised actor Jack Lowden.

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Standard Bearer Kieran Riddell signs the Roll of Honour and joins the Ex-Standard Bearers Association, as chairman Douglas Gunn looks on.

Kieran joins the Ex men after serving town well

With the excitement of the Common Riding a brilliant, yet fading memory and the list of Borders festivals still to come steadily dwindling, Saturday night saw Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Kieran Riddell join the Ex-Standard Bearers.

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From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

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