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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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Sainsbury's store in Kelso.

Kelso shoppers’ handbags stolen from supermarket trollies

Two shoppers at a Borders supermarket had their handbags snatched on Thursday, April 20.

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James Hibbert-Hingston at Powisholm Farm.

Bid for one mobile phone mast near Newcastleton approved as plans for another are drawn up

A bid to improve mobile phone coverage and access to emergency services in and around Newcastleton has been made to Scottish Borders Council.

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Rob Dick, Jamie Andrew  and Ian Burton at Tri Cap's meeting earlier this month.

Founder member Rob retires from Tri Cap

A founder member of Melrose-based angel syndicate Tri Capital retired from the organisation this month.

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Final push for Scottish dairy farmers to apply for EU Dairy Aid

Final push for Scottish dairy farmers to apply for EU Dairy Aid

NFU Scotland is encouraging all Scottish dairy farmers to act now or run the risk of missing out on valuable dairy aid scheme money.

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Have you got any paper fivers left?

Just a week left to spend or bank your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

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In possession of knuckleduster

In possession of knuckleduster

A 30-year-old who was in possession of heroin and a knuckleduster at a house in Galashiels has been given a two-year DTTO (Drug Treatment and Testing Order).

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Kelso Laddie, Craig Logan, Ian Whellans and Fraser Hastie and Lady Bussers Rebecca Peddie, Maisie Wight, Rachel Wemyss and Zara Currie.

Craig is Kelso’s main man for Civic Week

The young man chosen to represent Kelso at the town’s civic week and across the Borders this summer was named as Craig Logan last Friday evening.

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Argos is to move out of Homebase in Hawick to Sainsbury's.

Hawick’s Argos moving from Homebase to Sainsbury’s next month

Hawick’s retail merry-go-round continues as another store announces plans to relocate.

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From left, Jedburgh Grammar hradteacher Susan Oliver, Claire Turnbull, headteacher of Parkside and Ancrum primaries and Donna Manson, the council's director of services for children and young people, at one of this week's consultation events.

Plans unveiled for new joint school site in Jedburgh

Plans to replace Jedburgh’s secondary school and two primaries with a single learning campus for pupils of all ages have been unveiled.

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The High Street building also home to estate agent Jim Hay's offices.

Hawick ‘historical treasure’ to be converted into homes

Approval has been granted for the conversion of an office complex into new homes in Hawick High Street despite concerns that would risk the destruction of a “historical treasure”.

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Euan Welsh with Peter Hughes and Ian McIntyre from the Burns Federation and South Lanarkshire provost Eileen Logan.

Hawick’s Euan is a star o’ Rabbie Burns

A talented young Burns performer from Hawick has been hailed as a credit to the town after picking up a national award at the weekend.

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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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BONNYRIGG: Workers' memorial, King George V Park. International Workers' Memorial Day service and wreathlaying

Communities across Scotland mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

Throughout Scotland communities will gather on Friday, April 28, to remember those killed or who have suffered injury at work.

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Jedburgh fiddler Eryn Rae collects her award from immediate past president of RBWF and Ian McIntyre, senior vice president of RBWF.

Young Borderers collect national Burns awards

The best laid schemes of three Borders students turned out perfectly at the weekend as they each picked up top awards at the Robert Burns World Federation’s national championship.

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Kids can go full cycle this spring

Kids can go full cycle this spring

Young Hawick cyclists are being encouraged to make the most of their bikes by saddling up for a new scheme.

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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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A new survey has revealed British cats prefer the comfort of their home than the great outdoors.

Survey provides new insights into the lives of cats

A new survey has revealed British cats prefer the comfort of their home than the great outdoors.

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Thousands of Further Education lecturers in colleges across Scotland are on strike.

College lecturers take strike action

Thousands of Further Education Lecturers in colleges across Scotland are on strike today (Thursday) over claims the College Management has refused to honour a deal on pay and conditions that was reached more than a year ago. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) claims support for the strike has been overwhelming, with picket lines in place at colleges across Scotland and messages of support from the Scottish Trades Union Congress, sororal and fraternal trade unions, student representatives, political parties and candidates, and the wider community.

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Volunteers Freda Nicholson, Jane Stevenson and Pat Fisher working for Fresh Start Borders who distribute household goods to deprived youngsters starting a new home.

Fresh Start Borders gets cash boost from Co-op

Homeless youngsters who have secured homes will now receive personal supplies after a Selkirk-based charity was awarded a grant of more than £2,000.

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