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Galashiels pupils had a great time puting animal stories into rhyme

An amazing 14 children from a Galashiels primary school have had their poems about animals published in a national book.

Education
News from Northumbria Police

Man hit by metal bar protruding from van, which failed to stop

Borders police have appealed for witnesses after a hit-and-run incident in Kelso yesterday saw a 65-year-old man taken to hospital.

Crime
Private provider of schools is docked £115k by Scottish Borders Council

Private provider of schools is docked £115k by Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council imposed financial penalties of £115,000 last year on the ad hoc private company which built and now services three secondary schools in the region.

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Police issue warning to drug-drivers after man is arrested

Police issue warning to drug-drivers after man is arrested

A 41-year-old man has been charged with drug driving following a road collision in the Scottish Borders.

Crime
Keith Brooke steps down as RHASS chairman

Keith Brooke steps down as RHASS chairman

The Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has announced that Keith Brooke has stepped down from his role as Chairman of the Society for personal reasons.

News
Scotland’s happiest place is on a beach in the Hebrides

Scotland’s happiest place is on a beach in the Hebrides

Admiring the white sandy beaches of the Hebrides has been voted the country’s ultimate “happy place”, according to a new study.

News
People are urged to sign up for the Great British Beach Clean.

Sign up for the Great British Beach Clean

A leading marine charity is looking for volunteers to get on board with the UK’s biggest beach clean event.

Environment
Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised

Non-employment in older age is associated with feeling isolated & under-utilised

Compared to those who work, and in contrast to many popular perceptions, older people who are retired, home-makers, unemployed, or not working because of sickness or disability are more likely to feel that their status results in poorer social and mental engagement and lower self-esteem, according to a new study.

News
5.3 million adults want to see their life in words

5.3 million adults want to see their life in words

One in ten UK adults, equivalent to 5.3 million people, intend or would like to write their autobiography, according to new findings from Type & Tell, the leading self-publishing company.

News
Royal Mail has revealed a new stamp issue featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years.

Royal Mail issues special stamps to celebrate iconic children’s toys

Royal Mail has revealed a new stamp issue featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years.

News
Witnesses sought following assault

Witnesses sought following assault

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Hawick.

Crime
New convenience store set to open in October

New convenience store set to open in October

Two days after being told his attempt to buy an empty shop in Galashiels had been unsuccessful, George Macdonald was informed his offer to buy the outlet had, in fact, been accepted.

Business
The myth of the ‘relaxing bath’ revealed

The myth of the ‘relaxing bath’ revealed

A national survey conducted by Faith in Nature reveals that only 4% of us find time to luxuriate in a relaxing bath, revealing that the ‘relaxing bath’ is just a myth.

News
The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

Politics
Anne Stewart and her husband Daniel Broadhead who have opened a new podiatry and performance clinic in Channel St, Galashiels.

It’s best foot forward in Gala for podiatry pairing Anne and Daniel

A pair of Borders-based podiatrists have taken the next logical step with the opening of their new clinic in Channel Street, Galashiels.

Health
First Minister’s Reading Challenge expands

First Minister’s Reading Challenge expands

A scheme to encourage literacy and a love of reading in young people is being expanded to secondary schools across Scotland.

News
Don't leave your dog in the car without ventilation on a hot day.

Social experiment shows hundreds of people ignoring distressed dog in hot car

Hundreds of people ignored the distressed cries of a dog trapped in a hot car in a social experiment caught on film.

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Sarah Glendinning is pictured with her children Kairan and Jaimie.

£3 million boost for Edinburgh and Glasgow cancer centres

Scientists and doctors in Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer.

Health
Baby Box registrations reach 10,000

Baby Box registrations reach 10,000

Almost 10,000 parents have registered to receive a Baby Box and more than 500 have been delivered in the first week of the national roll-out.

News
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

45-year-old man dies on Borders road

Witnesses to a fatal road collision at Tweedsmuir yesterday (Sunday, August 20) are being sought by police.

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