Denholm given £2.2m affordable housing boost at the double

Affordable homes have been provided at the double in Denholm.

The old Liberal club in Hawick High Street.

Brighter future could be in store for old Hawick Liberal club

A brighter future could soon be in store for an eyesore building in Hawick High Street.

St Margaret's RC Primary School in Galashiels.

Primary school’s alcohol bid slammed by licensing officer

Scottish Borders Council’s licensing board is being urged to reject applications for bars selling booze at two Galashiels Halloween parties for children.

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Base nightclub, Baker Street, Hawick

Nightclub boss hoping to strike it third time lucky in bid to extend opening hours

A Hawick nightclub boss is challenging the status of Galashiels as the only town in the Borders where weekend revellers can drink until 3am.

Nigel How with the Flag

‘Ghosts of the past are being laid to rest’

A Maori flag captured in an 1865 battle and held in a Hawick museum collection is being returned to New Zealand.

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The completed mural on Douglas Bridge

Galashiels gateway mural created without planning permission

A new artwork designed to welcome train travellers to Galashiels was unveiled without planning permission, its creators have admitted.

Nicola Sturgeon addresses at the SNP conference yesterday.

Borders MP hits out at SNP’s push for second independence poll

Borders MP David Mundell is urging Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to abandon her push for a second independence referendum.

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Press day ahead of the new borders railway opening.

GV of Tweedbank Station.

Fewer than half of trains on time

Latest annual statistics show that only 43.1% of trains to Tweedbank turn up on schedule.

Borders MP Calum Kerr speaking in the House of Commons.

Rural mobile service should take priority, says MP

Bold initiatives are needed to tackle poor mobile signals in Scotland, according to Calum Kerr, MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk.

Iris wins six-year fight to be able to use A68 underpass

Iris wins six-year fight to be able to use A68 underpass

One woman’s six-year mission to make an A68 underpass in Jedburgh disabled-friendly could be about to reach a successful conclusion.

It’s not over yet for St Aidan’s

It’s not over yet for St Aidan’s

A bid to demolish a landmark Galashiels church has been blocked by Historic Environment Scotland.

Davie Patterson adn Ron Smyth pleased resurfacing work will take place at Gladstone

Region on right road after repairs agreed

Almost 20 pothole-riddled urban roads are now in line to be resurfaced after Scottish Borders Council agreed last Thursday to divert an extra £1.98m of capital funding to repairs.

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Site entrance for Fallago Rig wind farm

Councillors vote to visit wind farm site

A site visit to the Fallago Rig wind farm is to be made by councillors before they decide whether or not to support plans to extend it.

Ron Smith is one of six Hawick councillors no longer facing the threat of having to vie for four seats.

Six appeal saves seats as Hawick council wards survive boundary rejig threat

The Scottish Government’s rejection of proposals to cut the number of Hawick councillors and Scottish Borders Council wards has been hailed as a victory for common sense.

MP Calum Kerr visited St Abbs lifeboat station during the tour of his  Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency

The Borders needs 
to shout about what 
is has to offer

A week long tour of his Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency has given MP Calum Kerr an insight into the issues he needs to prioritise over the coming months.

What happens now that Britain has voted for Brexit?

What happens now that Britain has voted for Brexit?

David Cameron to quit

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidon arrives at the  Edinburgh count with partner Jen Wilson.
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Holyrood 2016: SNP fall short of overall majority

THE SNP has fallen narrowly short of a majority victory in the Holyrood election - despite a commanding win which will see Nicola Sturgeon returned as first Minister.

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John Lamont (Scottish Conservative)

Lamont retains seat

Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire will be represented by Tory candidate John Lamont in the Scottish Parliament for the next five years.

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Holyrood 2016 live blog: results and analysis

Our reporters are working throughout the night and tomorrow to bring you the results from every seat and list area alongside analysis of what they mean for the wider Scottish political landscape.

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Not voting? Well, let’s hear no moaning

When Scotland held its independence referendum less than two years ago, there were admiring – and envious – glances from many parts of the globe.

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